A friend called me last night and said essentially what appears in this August 6, 2010 Wall Street Journal column by Peggy Noonan: the situation in America is reaching the point where it may not be possible to reform this system. Reform is a peaceful process of change. The elites (under both Republican and Democratic control) have been aggrandizing power and money. Their greed for both is so out of control that they won't settle for anything but complete and utter destruction of the masses. One of the comments over at Wild, Wild Law about Steve Gibson, CEO of Righthaven, explained why he was photographed with a Bluetooth: "he's a terminator sent from the future to destroy all peasants that can't afford counsel and destroy all public confidence in our justice system."
I have always been disappointed by the bizarre conspiracy theories out there: the "gold fringed flag means this is an admiralty court," or "I'm not a 14th Amendment citizen, so this court doesn't have jurisdiction over me", and others so repulsive that I will not repeat them. But there comes a moment when the peasants get tired of abuse by their feudal lords. There's a lot about "Pitchfork Pat" Buchanan that I find disturbing and horrifying. But guess what? This country is fast becoming like a heavily virus-infected PC. It's time for the 110 VAC reset, and reformatting the hard disk. The only choice left may be bizarre conspiracy theories and ugly ideas, because the peasants are tired of the abuse.