Since the establishment of a free government by the people, the First_Estate and Second_Estate have tried to reassert their parasitical grasp upon the governing body. That governing authority, the Third_Estate, will have to make the tough decision necessary for survival. Eventually the dupe comes around and confronts the confidence-man who has ruined his household. So must the Third Estate turn out these two FRAUDS into the street--warning that if it does not desist the law will be called into action!
The tribute demanded by the Second_Estate--the Aristoi--is the most obvious and damaging incursion upon FREE competition of commerce, that has ever been known to such a system as claims that distinction. The looting of the Third Estate by this fraudulent impostor, who claims some special merit above the rest of society, is one of the most popular of all superstitious fantasies know to man (the other to be discussed presently). That some such merit may be attained by birth is taught to the young in fairy tales, that poison their subconscious minds even after their attainment of age. This becomes an intrinsic part of ones system of prejudices such that a candidate's true merit is not even suspected even before one of privileged birth is elected to high office. Much of the conspiracy of aristocracy is made possible by a system of prestiged institutions by which the members of that group may tell their own from the common riff-raff of humanity. That they promote their own to public offices is simple in that they are able to exert their vast resources behind the promotion, should come as no surprise--given that the prejudices of childhood are confirmed by such works of deceit. Once the Aristoi has installed its own agents into the gears of the governing machine, it is only necessary to appeal to those prejudices to convince the bulk of the people that it is justifiable to exact bounties for the benefit of the impostor class, thereby advancing the illusion. The continuance of such a fraud of course, naturally leads to the impoverishment of the dupe, regardless of those natural qualities that should advance the wealth of the dupe above such a defrauder.
As revolting as such grotesqueties are, a greater horror yet is to be found in the priestcraft of the First_Estate . The notion that one may be represented by another before his Creator, is a delusion that excites the superstitions as well as that lack of morality which one easily falls into when one is detached from the accountability inherent in ones individual actions. That such damage is done to the conscience of society, is but part of this confidence scheme. The other is of course that its existence further drains the coffers--to which funds have been collected, with no other plausible purpose in a free society--than to benefit society itself. This is advanced by those who run such a leisurely and unproductive system of fancy, and by the Aristoi who depend on such a system to degrade the mind to such a superstitious and prejudiced state that it willingly accepts their superiority, and actuates that minds own inferiority. Once rendered pliable by such conditioning, it gladly accepts the "moral authority" of the so-thought elites.
In the present state of government in the United States, both frauds are freely propagated in order to preserve a perverse sort of order for the puppeteers to manipulate the strings of the Third Estate. When the Second Estate breaks character in the great theatrical production that is perpetually played out--a financial panic--there must be an equal degree of melodrama accompanied by smoke and mirrors to disguise the misstep. That such an event leaves the bulk of the people reeling is but a happy consequence, which emboldens the perpetrators to abandon the slow bleeding of the burdened beast and begin taking vast bites of its flesh. Nonetheless the scheme may not be admitted to, lest the system be set aright by popular fervor. Instead a few scapegoats-some punished, and others demonized--will be offered up to the wrath of the beasts ragings.
The First Estate presents a fraud more obvious still. That they enjoy the privilege afforded to true charitable organizations, while offering a degree of utility so negligible that it is often forgotten that the privilege enjoyed are accompanied by the expectation of so significant utility as to justify their special status. This exhibits itself in the collection of "Tithes" bolstered by coercive preaching, and reinforced by the "itemized deductions" allowed to those who indulge in such superstitious practices, and to those of means who wish to support such institution for either their own superstitions, or to maintain a society pitiably at their mercy. In addition, it is increasingly the case that our founding principles and the enumerated law of the land are cast aside in favor of what are referred to as "Faith-Based Initiatives," which not only encourage religious patronage, but directly subsidize religious institutions that espouse ministerial functions similar to those provided by functions of government, whether or not it can be conclusively proven that the amount given is consistant with the utility provided.
Even beyond this, legislation has been passed to hand the First Estate the reigns not only of those who freely indulge in the superstitions, but also the reigns of those who cannot afford the higher education necessary to eke out a subsistance in our heirarchal society. For as such conditional assistance is provided to some--in exchange for their labor being given to the middleman of the State, and then to whomever the State seed fit--increasingly more will necessarily follow, due to the increased cost that accompanies increased demand for such an education. There also is now discussion afoot to make such service--as might well put one in the hand of a sect that offends that individuals conscience--COMPULSORY for all, through a civilian DRAFT!
Indeed, if ever the time had presented itself to cast off the engorged parasites that are the First and Second Estates, the time is now. One must simply spread the word, and think independently of the fairy tales of youth, realizing that it is in the individual's power--and therefore as good as ones destiny--to govern oneself in every manner practicable! Wake up and realize the robes that the theives have girded you in are nothing at all, and that they expose your shame before such fools who dare not admit the truth they see!
The time has come to ralize the hope Thomas Jefferson expressed for all mankind, during the last days of his life:
"May it be to the world, what I believe it will be, (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all,) the signal of arousing men to burst the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God."--Thomas Jefferson (to Roger C. Weightman, June 24, 1826)