Criminal Careers Create Career Criminals: Why Heroes and Prophets Never Wear the Leaves of Institutional Trees

military14th November 2013

By Ethan Indigo Smith

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

We live in a war world, a seemingly perpetual global military industrial complex, where all that is built is created to destroy. We are all trained and confused to be hateful and afraid of our brothers, and to see others as brothers only if they fit into adopted institutional veils. Society is so confused that we do not know the difference between living and machine, between moral and legal, between indoctrination and freedom, between our thinking and our training.

You and I form brotherhood. That’s it, that’s all. Any other institutional dogma or requirement put forth on brotherhood is complete confusion designed to make you to give away your instinctual understanding of morality and adopt institutional legality instead. We are all brothers. People who wear uniforms often are referred to as brothers, but just because you wear a leaf from the institutional tree doesn’t mean you wear moral authority or are more a part of a brotherhood than those who don’t. You and I form brotherhood, not the uniforms, not the leaves off the tree.

No heroes ever wear uniforms. Many acts of heroism are performed while wearing uniforms, but all the great heroes, prophets and brothers never wear leaves of institutional trees.

In fact the more we look at history, the more we can see that every war has laid the groundwork for every future war. Career criminals are inspired to become so because of the uniformed criminal careers available in the perpetual war world. There are drug cartels because of the prison prohibition culture that began with marijuana prohibition. The institutional tree of the global industrial  prison complex, a relative of the military industrial complex, is simply a corporate charlatan and anyone who wears the uniform is not a brother, but an institutional tool. You and I form brotherhood, not a uniform.

Take a look at the history of uniforms. As people grow weary of wearing them and fighting for destructive institutional trees, new uniforms are sewn to get new recruits excited about donning them and adopting the outline presented by the institutional tree — and shedding their humanity, their compassionate brotherhood. Take a look at what institutional tools wearing uniforms, leaves of the tree, have done to the indigenous people of the world — the indigenous people of the world who, like Jesus and Gandhi, never need to wear a uniform to feel that you and I form one.

Take a look at the microcosm of New Brunswick. People with uniforms have taken from them for generations, and today allow institutional trees to harvest the very blood of Earth Mother from beneath their feet, through fracking. All they had left was clean water, and the uniformed brothers stomped them down.

There is no need to be angry at the people in uniforms, it is like being angry dogs for peeing on posts, it’s just what they do. The people in uniforms are only confused. They were trained and indoctrinated in the war world to think that people, places and things are posts for the big dogs – the authoritative institutions – to do what they want. Take the uniform off. You were born in the brotherhood of man, uniforms are merely institutional leaves off an evil tree that today, often shame the wearer.

Whether it is immoral prohibition or immoral promotion, it doesn’t matter the legality – legality is a construct of the institution.  In the case of the oligarchy’s energy interests that destroy air and water and the essence of our well-being, only a measure of morality is concerned. Wrong is wrong, regardless of whether – as in Canada – the destructive resource extraction is sanctified by the Queen of England.

There are four types of acts relative to legality and morality, using the Golden Rule as our  it doesn’t matter the morality  level; moral and legal acts, moral and illegal acts, immoral and legal acts, and immoral and illegal acts.  When moral and legal align you have benefit for all. And when they do not, when oligarchical institutions collectivize and legislate the immoral, the people are robbed of everything.

Peace to the brotherhood of man. In light of the spiritually ascended brotherhood of man, take the uniforms and costumes off and you will see real heroes do not wear the leaves of institutional trees bearing no fruit.

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About the author:

EthanWriter Ethan Indigo Smith was born on a farm in Maine and lived in Manhattan for a number of years before migrating west to Mendocino, California. The events of September 11, 2001 inspired him to write his first book,  The Complete Patriot’s Guide to Oligarchical Collectivism. He has since written  The Matrix of Four, The Philosophy of the Duality of Polarity  on the subject of the development of individual consciousness, before expanding into the fiction realm with the controversial The Terraist Letters, a work that humorously contrasts the very serious issues of global nuclear experimentation promotion  and global  marijuana prohibition.

Ethan’s latest book  The Little Green Book of Revolution  (released in May 2013) is based on ideas of peaceful revolution, historical activism and caring for the Earth like Native Americans.

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This article edited by Andy Whiteley for Wake Up World.



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