Treewakers Untie!

New post... My son and I have been playing Minetest a lot lately. It's sort of a terraforming simulation. Yeah. Don't dump the Chernyoblite in the house or bunker bust through the thin crust and spew molten lava on the trees, ok? It tends to heat things up a little more than we'd like, and every time we respawn, we land in the pollution zone again and die too quickly to hit the GUI button that let's us turn off the "allow damage" check-box... to make us virtually immortal so we can clean up the radiation before it kills us again, or walk away laughing to change our spawn point to somewhere less toxic than this former troll village, eh? Yeah, and that forest fire took me 2 real days to put out... I could not simply use the /rollback command, since it had not been enabled in the global server configuration... And now the once thickly forested island has nothing but stumps. At least virtual trees take only a short time to suddenly spring into full glory, right?

Nothing like learning a lesson the hard way the easy way, inside a computer simulation. Yeah, like it requires a 3d virtual-reality computer simulation with a jet-engine-loud screaming cpu-fan blaring to understand that spilling nuclear waste in the house or a bucket of lava into the tiega is a "bad plan", which is engineering parlance commonly used by corpse of engineers up in heaven, right? Only in Minetest, you can come back and dig your bones and know the lesson that the real life dead man could never tell us.

This morning I walked to the grow-sir-ee store to get some apple fritters and black-cherry fruit on the bottom greek-style yogurt for breakfast. On the way past the newspaper rack, I saw President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry, and others on the front page, under a headline about global leaders joining to think about how to solve the climate warming problem. What a bunch of apes, right? Doh. Can't see the forest or the trees from that office, eh? Oh, wait, Mr. Kerry got to see a real jungle back in the 60's right? Garsh, I wonder what lessons he might have learned there? Dig any tree-holes with "pineapples"? How hide like a scared animal and shit in the woods, if not in your pants? There's an old saying that probably sounds better in ancient Mayan, Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, or mute telepathic... about how our ancestors are like children, expressing an irony since they are our fore-parents; So do we learn from past mistakes how to make them again, or how not to? Anyone feel like blunder-bussing over-there to clash with the klans of territorial apes the newspaper says are "the enemy" or anything? You first.

So (teasing the apes), what are yous going to do with dem dare bah-row-ken ol-bommas, suh? Gonna dump sum dim butt footballs on a parade of beaver-patch-shouldered fools off to plant the forest? Oh, wait, doh... Boy, we could just use it to parachute pallettes of, uh, mystery deep-voiced probably loud and... ? Is this the coffee button? Yeah, no really... really really stoned... humorously makes the "throwing a fit" gesture, destroys the nuke button on purpose... Takes out a Parker Pen... Proves that "a mine is a terrible thing to waste industrial output on"... Boys, use your pockets now, your saplings and your wheat.

Oh, I just got a notice from Boom Beach... Yeah, I'm the finger, and my troops are now ready. We pissed off the blackguard, and they keep sending mercenaries to take over the neigh-booring islands... No time for stone heads today. Oh, wow, the mangroves I disseminated are making a comeback, and wow, cool, they hide my rocket launcher from the gunboat-finger. Oh, and look at all that tax-gold I can spend on training troops and putting industrial labor to work on the traditional arms race! So at first, being an average person, I was reluctant to send troops into danger... but then I saw how stoopid they are, right? So what the hell. Hey, I'm not really throwing away otherwise useful workers on relentless pursuit of clearly unuseful tactical strategic implementimitations of economic sideburns and hip swaggling fin-car curly-toe codpiece missle-parade hoo-ha! They're just bits on a computer screen, and (wink wink, top secret) those "blackguard mercenaries"? We sell guns to them too. And they spend real money for game diamonds! He-he-he (machine gun laughter)... grins...

It makes you think about it... pondering boom beach and tree-bommas while ruminating a chunk off the old crunchy birch-apple... Sweet. Love is like oxygen. If you get too much you'll get too high, not enough and you're gonna die. Apes. Ecosystems. Keystones... debacles... sorites...

What it comes down to is that we're really just apes. We're stupid. We make really obviously stupid mistakes. We shouldn't have needed to learn those lessons the hard way. How obvious is it that blowing up bombs and wasting our industrial output on murdering each other and blasting our industrial output to smithers is not doing anything useful in terms of solving the whole, like wow man, global warming problem? Thhhpppttt... thhhppttt.. gmmffk.. gmmmffffkkkough... fffffffff.... o O (squirrel) Wow, this shit is crazy. I can't believe how fast it grew after installing that holly wang-banger 12 barrel carb sparkly see-owe-too gen-rater! Grrr-eeen, man. Apes. Just want lay round in the shade. Go see the forest and the trees... Can't afford to; got out Google Air-th... Wow, there's a lot of blank spots on this planet. I bet it's hot in the sunny-side there. We should plant some trees there... New posts... No Nukes. Blow, wind blow, blow away these troubled times... The answer: We are the Treewakers. It is our purpose in this planet's ecosystem. Just as lactobacilli are for making milk into yogurt, we are for making planets grow green and flourish. Hug a beaver, but not until after work, or he'll be offended. Chewing leaves today...


Hear the thunder? Hear the drums.

I understand that what we have here is an ‘adversoupial court system’… but the duty to Law, Equity, and Justice is the same regardless of whether you're a cop, a constable, a lawyer, a judge, a prosecutor, a defense attorney, a complainant, or a defendant… Every member of society bears that duty, per The Social Contract that constitutes the public law; and when there exists a statute that is clearly a derogation of—or an outright unrighteous abrogation of—the Common Law, our common adversary is—honestly and in good faith—that statute with it's deleterious collateral consequences. It must go.[1] Hear the thunder?

When we must all stand strong, in that thin blue line, for the same Duty of Care, perhaps someone must stand-in—or sit-in on the judicial bench—as the Devil's Advocate? It ain't me… It ain't me… I ain't no fortunate one… Nah, no, in-ay bray ate's a crying shame that the devil's advocates won the debate in the congress that passed out this atrophcity of injustice, this “$enator's $on”—the Cohabitant Abuse Act—in fine form, an ‘illegitimate petard forged in the hasty union of a Bill of attainder cross-bred by a blanc checque’. With back-walking catch-22-22 hindsight, say can't yous see that it's long past time to get out of bed and set things right!? Apollo! A poll. Oh, and yous owe… Hear the drums.

Yous Sirs [2] must discharge the duties of office with Fidelity… Our lives, children, family integrity, and belongings are not yours for a ‘taxman rummage sale’ via champerty and maintenance. Yous work for us, for We the People, only under proper authority of Law. The authority vested in yous by laws ends and shall be void from that point in time when your actions are no longer in accord with Law until that time when they are. Hear the drums.

If yous want redemption, then yous must please Lady Themis & her Lords of Law. Make restitution. Perform Perform penance; work upon reparation. See to it that this Legitimation Crisis ends here, unless yous enjoy hearing people down on the corner and out in the street repeating loud and clear with exceedingly abundant sarcasm: «Here in Utah, we have such high standards of injustice, that even the courts cheat! Third District Court has broken up with Justice, and has gotten a protective order against her! Ignoring her problems won't make them stay away!» Hear the drums, Echo.

[1] For some theory of how we may accomplish this, see: Edlin, Douglas E., Judges and Unjust Laws: Common Law Constitutionalism and the Foundations of Judicial Review (University of Michigan Press, 2008). And try not to look at U.C. §76-8-201, or 18 U.S. Code §241 & §242, if you're afraid somebody might notice you hiding in that tiger-shaped shadow… Have you ever seen the reign coming down on a sunny day?

[2] Not everyone knows… that the word “sir” is a contraction of the word “officer”. Perhaps “freedom” is a contraction of “freedomination”? If so, then “freedom” is clearly not a family value, nor one for a society at large… in a Republic


To the people in Ukraine who waste time and your lives shooting guns when there are more interesting problems to solve.

I hope this translates into Russian well enough and that the young men to whom this is addressed get shown a copy of it so that the message reaches those who need to hear it the most. If anyone reading this thinks of anyone else who needs to be told not to throw their life away for their country, but to instead live and work for her... Please feel free to send this on. Five doves at liberty to carry this message and share it, I Thank Ye.

Why do you throw your lives away by running around like errant boys, shooting guns at one another and killing people? What in the hell kind of work-ethic is that? Didn't anybody teach you how to behave like civilized human beings? Look around you. Most of the people in the world around you don't run around shooting guns at other people! You are dangerous to the community. People wish you would learn to live peaceful and productive lives helping to get the real work done. To go around shooting guns like that is criminal behaviour, and mostly just a waste of time. It's dangerous. Why bother when there are safer things to spend your time on that are also more utilitarian and useful to the community?

There are many interesting problems to solve and important work to get accomplished. It is wasteful and foolish to go around shooting guns at one another when there is so much work to be done. You will not learn from the Master unless you work for the Master. You have chosen a fools career as long as it involves running around with guns shooting at other people. You should be helping to improve your country's wind energy infrastructure, electrically powered rail for shipping, piggy-backing Santa's Sleigh, and other important high-value cargo like that.

Why don't you learn to set a better example for the youth of the world? Why not set a better example for future generations? Mir... Mirror... Door! Would you like more water? Are you ready to order? Isn't it nice to live peacefully in world where there is applied purpose in the right direction; out planting trees, installing large "wind farms" to generate electricity from the wind... (it is thermodynamically neutral clean and safe electricity. Say "no" to fossil fuels.)

Doodem. Dood... dude, duty... Echo. Always remember the Grandfather Principles. Live by them. Remember that the first rule of defense is to make friends, not enemies. You'll be too busy making friends to have any time left for gunfights. You won't need the guns.

Your country, as is ours, and as is every country, is best protected by having youth learn from the wise. Learn to perform useful work that is a benefit to your community and to the world. Learn how to grow healthy things to eat in gardens. Learn to cook. Learn to preserve food. If the climate change happens, there could be no country to protect. If nobody learns the lore from the elders, then the lore will be lost. What are you learning, running around shooting guns? What use is that to yourself? How does it supposedly benefit your community? I think that it is criminal behavior because it is frightening, dangerous, disruptive, and not constructively useful. We want you to grow up and become intelligent well behaved men. The way you are headed now, you will be dead and bleeding in the street. That is not useful.

You are better than that. You are smart enough to see that if nobody runs around shooting guns, the rest of life can go on again without the ugly interruption of people who got taught to run around shooting guns at people when they should have been taught to perform useful work and problem solving. Go trade your gun for University Tuition or Trade School Tuition. Study permakulture. Read about United Nations Agenda 21. Help us out... but no guns, please. We don't need them. Pitchforks, shovels, wheelbarrows... Those we may need. Let's make it look nice, Okay?


Repeated Assertion is not Proof

I often hear “Circumcision is not illegal” repeated... But repeatedly insisting that it's not illegal is not what would make that statement true! You have to provide reasons to support your assertion! To that, I often hear “anything not explicitly made illegal by the laws is legal.”

Here's an exercise I want yous to try. Open another tab in your web browser, and locate the web site where you can search the text of the statutes for your state. Now search for the word “Volkswagon.” Chances are very good that, no matter what state you live in, you'll not find any laws mentioning “Volkswagons.” Can you thereby conclude that it's not illegal to own or steal a “Volkswagon.”?

Now try searching for “automobile”. Chances are you'll find laws that pertain to them... but do any of them prohibit automobile theft? Here in Utah, at least, there appears to be no law that prohibits theft of automobiles, and so then, is it not illegal to steal a car? We already know that's probably not a valid conclusion.

Because it's practically impossible for lawmakers to create an exhaustive list of every make and model of automobile, or more generally, of every kind of item that might be stolen... So if it's illegal to steal an automobile, there must be a general purpose law that prohibits the theft of somebody else's high value property. So it's that law that is violated when somebody steals an automobile, whether it be a Volkswagon, a Ford, a Buick, or a Chevrolet.

Now search for phrases such as “permanent disfigurement”, “loss of normal function”, “mayhem”, or “battery” and read the statutes that search turns up. Clearly, there are laws that prohibit those things... but again, lawmakers can not create a comprehensive list of every possible weapon that could be used, every possible part of the body that might be injured, and sew froth. (Oh, say, can yous see where this is going?) Tweety birds... and turtles with tingling tails... but no turtle necks... Just like bull dog tails and doberman ears? Seriously? On who's authority was this inflicted upon us again? What in the hell kind of work ethic was that?

Some advocates of the prepucial guillotine will inevitably attempt the argument that “circumcision” is not “disfigurement” and that it does not cause “loss of normal function”... Perceptions of the argument rely upon a fundamental assumption regarding the nature and extend of the reader's knowledge of normal (intact) adult male sexual anatomy. We rebut by asking them what Anatomy textbook they are referring to in making that determination? Or perhaps, what pamphlet from what doctor paid for by whom with money obtained by what means? Does the word “fraud” ring any bells? How do you think Any Reasonable Person feels about the words “sexual mutilation”? How does the legal concept of “strict liability” relate to all of this? How do the penis butchers feel about the words “good luck finding a lawyer who can get you out of this one”? (What in the hell kind of work ethic would that be, right?)

Given true and complete knowledge of the true anatomy and normal function of the penile prepuce, I believe that it is impossible to not conclude that amputation of the penile prepuce most certainly causes permanent disfigurement and loss of normal function. There is no such thing as a circumcision that does not cause this irreparable harm, therefore the doctrine of strict liability must apply here; it is not necessary to prove mens rea but only that the primary features of the actus reas were committed by the defendant.

Here comes the fraud part.

If you survey a number of Anatomy textbooks published in the USA, you're likely to find that the diagrams of the penis do not display an intact “foreskin” or “prepuce”, it's medical name. The one I own doesn't really explain very much about what it actually is! For some reason, the prepuce has been “cut out of the picture”, even in Anatomy textbooks used to teach college level courses to medical students!

So, are they correcting the babies to match the faulty diagrams? Do people intelligent enough to become doctors actually not question why they are being expected to learn to amputate something that their textbooks don't explain? Are they given to believe that it's vestigial and not necessary? Really? Is there a gun to their heads while they do it? And when the baby cries at the top of his lungs, passes out and dies of pain and fear induced shock, is that “SIDS” or some other alleged cause of death that we should mine for in the records? Many of these defendants may be guilty of infant homicides!

The next assignment in this exercise is to visit http://doctorsopposingcircumcision.org and read what they have to say. At the very least, watch their Anatomy lesson video. Then visit http://cirp.org and spend at least an hour learning even more about the true Anatomy and normal function of the prepuce. You may also like to visit http://sexasnatureintendedit.com to learn what a female author has to say about how male circumcision affects the quality of sex for females as well as their male partners.

The next assigned exercise is to read the statutes that pertain to crimes against the person, and in particular, to sexual crimes against children and minors. Minors are not considered to be competent to make their own decisions regarding consent to engage in sexual intercourse, especially with adults. When a person who is in a special position of trust or authority over the victim commits a sexual offense, the offense is enhanced to “aggravated” status; it is here in Utah, and I'm assuming that the laws in every state must have similar language.

No adult has the right to impose prepucial amputation upon a child. It affects not only that child, but even more importantly, it affects the autonomous adult he will someday become, and will be for most of his life.

You might want to check into the statutes concerning fraud right about now, because Mothers got lied to... the people selling and shilling for circumcision managed our Mother's perceptions of what the “foreskin” is, and of what amputation of it supposedly did for us. They were given to believe that it was in our best interest to have a circumcision performed. If you are one of those women, how do you feel about it now that you've read the reading assignments and performed the lookup exercises I've given above?

What are we going to do about it, Posse? (Remember the distinction between a posse and a lynch mob, please. If they are hanging the horse thief, they are a lynch mob. A posse brings the horse thief to trial. We are *not* a lynch mob. We are a Posse.) I believe that if the local courts do not view “circumcision” as a crime today, they are much likelier to after being lead through the above argument and lessons by the short grass roots. If nobody takes the initiative to do this, it will never happen. Don't wait for some “duly authorized officials” to come along and do their job... Prompt them to do their jobs... If they think it's not their job, then who's job is it? What in the hell kind of work ethic is that?

Seriously, what gives anyone the “authority” to determine that it's not illegal to butcher a baby boy's pee-pee tail? What in the hell kind of work ethic is that? How difficult is it to actually read a few pages and learn something that will seem obvious in retrospect? Any Reasonable Person will certainly not ignore the evidence when presented with it. Also, who are the “authorities” who “verify and validate” the information provided by the Anatomy textbooks wherein the foreskin has been cut out of the pictures? Are they correcting the babies to match the faulty diagrams? What in the hell kind of work ethic is that?

Remember that many of the men who are members of law enforcement agencies, district attorneys' officers, and other legal justice system offices are also victims of infant male genital mutilation. Please help them through this learning and grieving process. Many of the women in those offices are mothers of sons, wives of victims, and will feel just as angry about this as we do. There's no way out. They have a duty to rescue. To do nothing about this is misprision of felony.

The legal-latin phrase “Ignorantia legis nemenem excusat” is not meant to be interpreted as meaning that if the people don't know that officials who represent the State have committed a crime, then those officers are thereby excused from prosecution for that crime. The other officials must see to it that the crime does not go untried and unpunished. That's the kind of work ethic expected to fulfill the Standard of Care required of public officials.

Yeah, it's safe up here on these uptown hills, well, at leased for now; Any time that horde out there could come hunting for... the howitzers they think we have aimed at their lowly huts... Uhmmm, yeah, so probably we should go whip and beat them to make sure they don't do that, right? Oh, Good Plan, uh, Captain America!? Really? What in the hell kind of work ethic is that? Riot up your alley, eh? News Flash: Election Results: Maytag Repairman Elected District Attorney! Flash! Pop! Flashbulb! Blink! Blue spots in front of your eyes... What are you going to say now?