ūü¶äMANKIND / MANCRUELūü¶ä

Eternity, divided by the flash of life,

Is longer enjoyed by man and wife.

For theirs is the gift to truly know

That troubles pass and cares forego

More easily with love.

D.J.L. Spring/90


In the early 60's, the writer predicted the present state of society and its utter collapse and dissolution within a few decades following the turn of the century.

After years on the sidelines of the "The Peace Movement",  he challenged, then dared, the Canadian government to charge him over his willful refusal to file tax returns to or pay taxes in support of a lost and violent society. 

The following was published on Tuesday, June 16, 1987 in the "Letters To The  Editor" columns of The Toronto Star in Canada: 

Refusal to pay taxes anti-military stand.

Perrin Beatty's exposure to and dealings with the smiling manipulators of NATO's various military-industrial complexes confirms the credo, 

‚ÄúPower corrupts . . . absolute power corrupts absolutely.‚Ä̬†

With neither Beatty, as revenue minister, nor his successor, Elmer MacKay,  having the courage to use their laws, courts and judges to challenge my absolute refusal to pay taxes or file tax returns to a society racing to disaster,  how can Beatty now justify asking for $200 billion to further accelerate that race?

How can MacKay justify attempts to have conscientious objectors to mass murder pay for Beatty’s enrichment of the world’s arms merchants? 

While the majority, as lost and cowardly fools, may choose to embrace the madness of greed, that does not terminate the right and duty of the minority to refuse to support policies or societies that endanger humanity’s existence.

 If Beatty, MacKay, Mulroney et al, are as courageous as they would have all believe, they should risk placing my refusal before a jury and let a complete and fair judicial process rule on the right and duty of individuals to refuse to fund preparations that involve the denial of our humanity, risks of our extinction as a species and the continuing destruction of our environment.

Activists should balance their striving for public acceptance against the immediacy of the danger and consider it their special duty to participate in a similar refusal. 

Daniel J. Lavigne  Founder, Coordinator,  International Humanity House  

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He became the first citizen of a Commonwealth nation to gain a lawfully won acknowledgement, as part of a conditional decision, on December 12, 1988, in The Federal Court of Canada - Trial Division -T2020-88; Daniel J. Lavigne,  Plaintiff, versus Her Majesty The Queen, Defendant,  that; (paraphrasing, in part, from the statement of claim) “the fact of one's existence as a human being grants and imposes on one an unassailable right and a concurrent and unavoidable duty to refuse to file tax returns to, or pay taxes in support of, a society so lost and cowardly as to participate in plans and preparations  involving the will and the capacity to use nuclear and other weapons of mass murder against fellow defenseless human beings.

The court, acting as a serf protecting its master‚Äôs interests and thereby ¬†unable and unwilling to deal openly with the matter, recoiled from his¬†accusations that courts and judges were as responsible as all others for society‚Äôs accelerating collapse into anarchy. And, responding to his closing statement that their kind had brought the rule of law into contempt and disrepute,¬† fled the courtroom screaming, ‚ÄėThe registrar will note your comment!‚Äô.

His speech to the court, putting it on notice as to the requirement of the Court’s own rules in such proceedings, was not recorded but is available from photocopies that he presented to two University of Toronto professors and one other who attended the trial. 

The result  confirmed his prediction that the court would flee and abandon the matter to the political arena. [ If the  registrar did note the comments in accordance with the Court’s fleeing outburst, it was deleted from the copy presented to the writer post trial.] 

His accusations may be reviewed by contacting the court and securing the¬†statement of claim that he employed to quietly but forcefully and effectively point out their culpable involvement in the criminal insanity of society's¬†support of "Civilized preparations to wage mass murder‚ÄĚ.

Included in a letter to Elmer MacKay, Revenue Minister, Canada, August 1986 

A sun, a face . . . . .danger!  Camouflaged cowards!  Soldiers . . . . in place! 

A child, a smile,  An order, a shot.  A lad, so innocent,  Is left to rot.

Participate in plans that entail preparations to murder hundreds of millions of human beings? NEVER!  MR. McKay - NEVER!   

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Those who would have their governments consider ‚ÄėPeace Tax Funds‚Äô should¬†rethink their various premises and their failure, as adults, to deal effectively¬†with the reality of societal insanity.¬†

Questions. Who do activists rely on for the larger part of their operational budgets?  How often have you heard a politician address a government regarding some crassly worded shouts and signs? 

To all who call themselves¬†‚Äėactivists‚Äô: Guard against blandishments, bullshit and government cohorts!

And remember the meaning of the term ‚ÄėCo-opted‚Äô.¬†

Ask yourselves this:¬†‚ÄúWho do we think is listening to us, the government? And if they are listening, are they doing anything?‚Ä̬† Fat chance folks!¬†

Concerned about our descent to environmental catastrophe?

Answer these questions:  

(a) How can we expect society at large to support plans that require a deep and abiding concern for future generations while it willingly  pays to participate in plans and preparations involving the will and the capacity to use nuclear and other weapons of mass murder against hundreds of millions of defenseless fellow human beings?; and

(b) If we really cared about our humanity, would we allow governments to borrow against the future in order to be able, if need be, to murder hundreds of millions of our fellow humans today?

The above word ‚Äėwillingly‚Äô is appropriate - the conditional decision of the¬†Federal Court - Trial Division in T2020-88 grants Canadians a lawful¬†acknowledgement of their right to opt out of the insanity;¬† and common law¬†dictates that the same argument can be used in any civilized nation. ¬†¬†

Societal Sanity Is Possible

Courage sufficient to refuse to support the murdering urges of madmen is all that is required. 

Avoiding these questions confirms one‚Äôs existence as a moral coward and¬†states to all knowledgeable people that anything done by that person in the¬†name of grace and love was falsely given including donations, if any, to¬†peace/activist groups and any ‚ÄėSave the Children‚Äô or other such funds. (In¬†amelioration, it can probably be said that such donations were also falsely¬†received.)¬†

The Cost Of Cowardice

Few are the freedoms obtained by compromise and none are more imprisoned than those who obediently support their oppressor. 

Useless are those who believe others will reverse the course of the growing ecological / environmental disaster and hopeless are those who believe a God will solve the problems of mankind. 

Worthless are the values of societies participating in plans and preparations involving the will and the capacity to use nuclear and other weapons of  mass murder. 

Few are those who refuse to bow to the authority of societies that have lost the capacity to reason within the framework of reality.

Fewer less are those possessing courage to say and do what must be said and done to awaken humanity to the dangers it poses to its continued existence. 

My refusal to pay taxes in support of the cowards of this world continues, regardless of all machinations that would force me to bow in surrender. 

CHOOSING 

Choosing . . .  Seeking Life.  

Through Knowledge And Truth.  

All should so strive.  

Not live for cowards and sinful greed;  

Nor losers’ religions, nor profits’ creeds. 

D.J.L. APRIL 15/89

Society now struggles under a mountain of debt. To whom is that mountain of debt owed? And why? 

The creation of those debts in favor of a few, and the determination of those few to have society guarantee payment, continues our drift to disaster. With more than six billion people now populating the planet, the sheer magnitude of progress will dictate that some will not have jobs; that some will have to be supported by the more capable. That support must be willingly supplied lest the chaos of complete anarchy befall us . . . . lest  greed, completing its circle, requires holders of public debentures to obtain what nourishment they can from the paper in their vaults.

Could it be that our salvation might lie in the recognition that because we are human and can think, we should do so . . . before our apparent hate and distrust of each other causes the use of weapons of mass murder, including those now available to the most average of adults?

The well hidden self-contempt of cowards, combined with an enhanced need to guarantee their self-preservation, leads to an overwhelming desire to be able, if need be, to kill all holders of opposing points of view. 

That affliction is so firmly entrenched worldwide, that constructive discussions regarding stratagems for human sanity and survival are extremely difficult to arrange and, when they do take place, are subject to the quantified and measurable fears of contemplative cowards doing their utmost to protect vested interests.

¬†Canada‚Äôs¬† descent to gun control confirms the fears of politicians worldwide,¬† that their lies will be stuffed through the gaping holes in their¬†heads placed there by individuals who have said Enough! Although I¬†believe in gun control; given the level of societal insanity that now afflicts all¬†of humanity, only fools would be against such controls. But gun control for¬†everybody?¬† How can ‚Äúthat‚ÄĚ be achieved?

 TAX GRABBER BLUES 

Tax collectors blues.

Unable to understand  an individual who,

quite simply, will not support societal insanity. 

Perhaps, as lost and cringing cowards,

they court corruption’s charms?

While conscientious care givers carefully create?  

D.J.L. ‚ÄėMeanderings'¬† Spring/85


OKLAHOMA EXPLODES!

The murder of adults and children including fools and innocents by gun carrying cowards in Waco, Texas is avenged by a similar sort. 

Disregarding¬†their knowledge that Koresh‚Äôs ‚Äėchildren‚Äô were trapped in a situation not of¬†their making, FBI agents initiated a lethal attack in fulfilment of orders asserting the authority of their government and the legitimacy of their¬†right to force immediate and abject surrender to their demands. That¬†particular madness, that special insanity, has now come full circle.¬†

Was the destruction of the federal building in Oklahoma predictable? ¬†YES.¬† By millions of lethargic ‚ÄėWho cares?‚Äô citizens as they watched the¬†lawful murder of fellow humans by government agents; and by the lost and¬†corrupted minds of those who believe they possess the legal and moral right to¬†order such deaths.

More than simply ‚ÄėYes‚Äô.¬† Federal agents, fearing that act of vengeful¬†retribution, had ensured that mostly others and not their kind would¬†populate the majority of similar buildings until after the feared wave of¬†vengeance passed. Many such buildings have now been abandoned by federal¬†agencies and leased to other private and public interests. While the results of the homemade bomb was catastrophic, the now public knowledge of its¬†makeup allows experts to state that¬† the addition of another easily available¬†ingredient and sidewall damping could have magnified/focused its force by a¬†factor of 8 to 10. What then would the scene have looked like? How hollow and¬†impotent then the pride of those who cheered the murders of the¬†individualists and their innocent and defenseless children in Waco?

The above and countless actions similar to that of an uncontrollable FBI agent leading to the murder of a woman and her son in the Ruby Ridge matter and the subsequent and successful lawsuit by her activist husband should scream to all that they reconsider their worship at the pedestal of modern industry; and price the cost of their surrender to the insanity of greed. 

The slowest death is one by threat. As painful as the lies we live . . . and tell to our children.  We have developed the means by which we can clothe, house and feed everyone in the world. Rather than do so, we support plans that involve the will and the capacity to create(!) and maintain a means by which we can kill every living thing on the planet including animal and plant life.

Why does a minority of humanity aspire to do the first? While the majority elects to public offices, and reverentially fear and support, those who forcefully maintain their resolve to do the latter, if need be, in defense of our way of life?

CHOICES 

In thought and time and aimless wander,  

Lives of despair, by Mancruel squandered. 

In thought and time and endless despair  

Of losers wars and polluted air; 

Why?!! I ask. That we so wander,  

We have the thoughts, Why the squander? 

Of life’s vitality, our constructive hopes?  

Did our cowardice produce the rope? 

That hangs our freedoms  . . . .  lost!  

To the vile and violent who have no thoughts, 

Other than they!!  

Their ways!! Their vicious wants!! 

Stop! Why not to-day with cowardice conquered,

With thought regained . . . thwart Mancruel!!

D.J.L. SEPT. 12/84

 With the advent of home-brewed Sarin to Circular Siphons, CCM’s & such it should be clear to even the most deceitful of politicians and their acquiescent electorate that a desire to control others is self-defeating; that progress in arms and self-defense has resulted in an absolute threat to all values including that of freedom of speech and association.

 Anyone can now commit mass murder. Your neighbor, in a pique of modern, empty anger can utilize a circular siphon to introduce home-brewed Sarin, or similar, into the municipal water supply and murder fellow citizens in the surrounding neighborhoods overnight, without a shot or shouted emotion. 

Perhaps the time has come for all to evaluate the meaning of relationships including care, concern and . . . amity? 

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Greed has led to the incarceration of mounting numbers of police including, recently, four of the top members of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency. The dishonesty of drug laws and the associated profits available to even the lowliest of dealers because of the existence of such laws, has accelerated the growth of contempt for the rule of law.

That contempt, due to worldwide governmental corruption, now prods the advent of anarchy.

A contempt so deeply rooted that police officers throughout North America acknowledge that many trials involving those not perceived as good citizens are tainted due to the degree of racism and plain contempt for all others now apparent in the police fraternity. 

DIFFUSION 

Democracy, diffused, dictated . . . destroyed  

By offers of employment  

From death’s fawning merchants

(The fools!)  

Greedy for government largess. 

D.J.L. Meanderings  Spring/85

Millions in Third World countries now act on their growing knowledge of how they were used to form fortunes for others who cared not whether they lived or died.  Accelerating the madness, they now take whatever advantage of global markets and resources needed to avenge the insult, expanding society’s exposure to the ravages of environmental and ecological disasters while it bleats the blahs of personal concerns for a greater share of things.

LIFE’S DUSTY PASSING 

Prophetic.   

Ghost grey,  

Industrial pall.   

Suspended,  

Screening our greed,   

Hiding our gall.  

Deflecting our view   

Of a dust laden extinction.  

Answering our follies,   

Our demands of MORE!! 

D.J.L. Meanderings  Spring/85

Familiarity Always Breeds The Blase Of Contempt 

So aware of our innate capacity for deceit and so familiar with each other’s daily lies, we ignore all arguments that would have us consider constructive change. We do this while we cringe before and pay humble praise to elected officials who pass laws allowing them to take as they wish from our pockets, pay cheques and savings accounts for their personal needs and initiatives. Political greed secured equals human needs denied. Ask any disadvantaged person. 

Most, believing that the destruction of nature’s gifts is natural, given the dark nature of humankind as understood and practiced by the majority, have abandoned hope of a better future.

While bastard politicians and their progeny, bureaucrats, grow fat at public troughs, they ignore all protests, insisting that all is as it should be. Indeed! They seek self-promotion while enlisting the assistance of their courts, judges and other facets of their Legal Establishments by promises to protect the pay and pensions of their cozy backroom pals; believing that the self-contempt of cowards and those who are lost to the madness of greed . . . will prevent any organized revolt against their lies, taxes and laws; that fools will never say Enough! That judges will never reject their present contempt for their oaths to serve the needs of justice! And that they will continue, as depended upon by corrupt politicians the world over, to serve the will of evil. 

BURYING BASTARDS

Power seeking bastards!!  

We’ll make you stop and think!!  

Our lives you’ve made a hellhole!  

From love you’ve made us shrink! 

POWER SEEKING LEECHES  

With your power sucking ways  

Our dreams you’ve spoilt! 

Our lives you’d waste!  

Yet dare to make us pay??!! 

LIP PUCKERED LEECHES!  

To communicate in clear!  

Your violence we will terminate  

And the greed you hold so dear!! 

SAP SUCKING WARMONGERS!  

We have had enough!  

Of your blood sucking hunger!  

And your ego driven lust! 

SAP SUCKING COWARDS!  

We have had enough!  

The one for Litton  

WAS VERY LITTLE STUFF! 

To the sane, who, in timely fashion, will do what is required  to protect humanity’s constructive progress. 

 D.J.L. Meanderings  Spring/85

(Note: The reference to ‚ÄúLitton‚ÄĚ may refer to a ‚ÄúBombing‚ÄĚ of that

Company’s premises by similar minded individuals. I simply don’t know. Woe. )

ACKNOWLEDGING ONE’S HUMANITY

The madness of greed, if allowed to continue its worldwide spread, will lead¬†us to a blood soaked pit of societal insanity. While many speak of a belief in¬†things spiritual, they acknowledge and then ignore the nudge: ‚Äėto abandon¬†hope is a sin‚Äô.¬† And they ignore the painful knowledge that supporting a¬†society that has abandoned reason is an abandonment of hope.¬†

Philosophical arguments about hope and humanity’s possible chance of avoiding a self-inflicted catastrophe in the near term are meaningless if they do not encompass the reality that we must learn to consider ourselves as possibly the only sentient life in the known universe. (This statement is not meant to exclude other primates, cetaceans and other deep sea lifeforms that may well have a similar capacity.) 

Reaching that understanding could lead to an exponential increase in our efforts to protect human evolution from the evil within. The logic being that if we believe ourselves to be the sole centre of life as we know it in the Universe, we should act in a rational manner to enhance and expand our existence; and, if we believe we are not alone, we should still act in a rational manner. And do so as to prepare ourselves for greater voyages of discovery throughout space and the very real possibility that we will, in time, be exposed to other intelligent forms of life. Entities that may well be so superior to ourselves as to assess the way we presently deal with each other and other earthly life forms as indicative of being akin to animals fit for experimental purposes.

SINKING THE SHIPS OF STATE

Ships of state, sinking society,  

Bear no respect!  

Better Yet!  

Society’s birth . . .  Now protected  

By Storming seas!!   

Applauded!!   

By that reasoning humanity!! 

Pray  

That winds  

Swell the seas  

To sink those ships  

That render misnamed our humanity!  

To send those fools . . . . to finality! 

Pray  

For courage!  

And then awake!  

To true conscience! Awake!  

And condemn guilt’s vile greed  

To Mancruel’s Ashes! 

D.J.L. Meanderings  Spring/85 


Mass migration, fleeing refugees and the continuing atrocities throughout the world on behalf of governments and other groups should state to all that cowardice has a price.

Allowing any government or religious group to dictate the conditions of life to anyone endangers all.

Everyday compliance to the dishonesty of civil servants and mendacious religious beliefs leads to freedom abridged then curtailed by rule of custom and rule of law. All must develop the courage to realize and admit that they no longer speak openly and honestly.

SOLDIER’S LAMENT

I’ve Tasted Anger   

Tinny,   

On My Tongue  

Obeyed Orders  

Projected Hate   

Pointed Guns  

Murdered  

 And

Hang My Head In Shame. 

D.J.L. Meanderings  Spring/85 


WHEN

When Days Are Done  

Their Shadows Gone  

Will Life Still Survive? 

If Cast Adrift . . .   

To Speed Past Time . . .   

And Meet Itself Half-born? 

And So Adrift  

Could Thought  

In Time  

Birth Reason  

Quietly Sublime? 

D.J.L. May 25/89

                                                                        

TO REASON WON

Why the anger, why the pain?  

Were our births, our deaths in vain? 

To stand erect, . . .  then break the bounds  

To rise on high and see this planet round. 

Then surrender to violence in deep inner cores;  

Speeches hard and bloody, not counting the score.  

WHY?

That should be earthly life? A pointless dream?  

Of useless thoughts? And love so sere? 

WHY,  THEN,  EXIST? 

To hide our hypocrisy while we knowingly pour  

Youth’s high hopes onto dirt laden gore?

 

Why such folly? Can we not give pause?  

To the balm of reason and reflect upon cause? 

Greed. The problem. Practiced by all.  

Forestalls reason, risking our fall. 

Which, while earned by the many, could payment denied  

Tame cowards’ anger and turn bloody tides?

D.J.L. May 7/89


If we are human, should we not require of each other that we act as such?  Is there any other choice?  Our spineless submission to the evil of empty religion is responsible for the vilest of acts perpetrated on each other and the balance of life on the planet.  Is it not time, YET(!!), to realize that we MUST change?? 

Choosing to believe in an omnipotent power should include a belief that truth, responsibility and caring always be in our uppermost thoughts. We have choices to make, and A DUTY to ensure that calm and deliberate reasoning precede our choosing. 

The very survival of ‚ÄėLife‚Äô is at risk. The madness of greed is now so¬†virulent and widespread that politicians pass laws to hide the truth about¬†our plunge to environmental disaster and about their use of political¬†processes for personal enrichment. And pass yet more laws to protect¬†themselves from the rightfully alarmed.¬†

In those attempts they exacerbate the problem, pay homage to whores and patronise pimps producing entertainment and guarantee the spread of societal insanity to everyone including the world’s children.  Could you help to halt and heal that madness?  . . . .  The problem  grows deeper.

While politicians know of their guilt, the fast spreading strain of their madness denies them principles and courage sufficient to admit the truth and risk a cure. 

Humanity‚Äôs survival may be in the hands of individuals who possess the¬†courage and determination to identify the vile and to act to educate or¬†eradicate them, one at a time. (A ‚ÄėOne-A-Day‚Äô plan?)¬†

Any such person must be prepared to do so without desire for public recognition as none will be forthcoming. Indeed the masters of greed will do everything in their power to neutralize such individuals before they can carry out the necessary cleansing . . . and to punish all who failed to tell them of their knowledge of such individuals. 

However, it is only by such acts that evil and pollution will be stopped. Only by an acceleration of such acts will humanity be given pause to consider what the near future could otherwise hold. Only by a finality of such acts will our Humanity be given a chance to bloom. 

The question of course is: Do such caring and courageous people exist in sufficient number? 

When did Dupont stop manufacturing CFC’s?  

Dupont agreed to stop  manufacturing CFC’s when presented with what their scientists accepted as absolutely unambiguous proof that CFC’s were causing the destruction of the upper atmospheric ozone layer and threatening thereby the very existence of all life on the planet; . . . and immediately recognized that manufacturing a substitute product would be both necessary and equally profitable. 

Prior to receipt of that proof, Dupont and all other such companies ignored the threat implicit in the findings of the world’s foremost scientific experts. 

Such is the nature of selfish self-interest that Dupont’s scientists had interpreted earlier data warning of the threat as (or in similar language) not acceptable in view of the damage to production and loss of profits should later data prove the concerns to be unwarranted. 

They would have continued to justify the manufacture and sale of a product that would have doomed humanity to extinction within a few hundred years! Somewhere in that horrendous story lies the justification for individual actions to force an end to malevolent greed.

Judgments involving matters of possible long term harm to the very existence of humanity must always discard the desire to protect short term profits. 

                                                                                    TO DUTY                                         

What is one’s duty, when acknowledging a threat?  

That would destroy all beauty, and steal children's breath?  

Does therein lie evil? In avoiding a way  

That forces the matter, that builds to a day  

When humanity shatters greed’s guilty ways? 

D.J.L. February 21/88

 

Pope John Paul has shown us the way to responsible actions: Forget thoughts of quick and passing gratification. Think of yourself as an entity capable of superior objectives. Think of your capacity for thought.  Above all  . . .  think! Thank you Pope John Paul!

THE SALIVATORS

Sheep like humanity, howling as wolves.  

To evil deferring, destroying the good.  

As foulmouthed cowards, wasting their breath  

Flashing fools fashions, ignoring the threat,  

Of a flash that will fashion . . .  

Humanity’s death.

D.J.L. Feb./88

NUCLEAR WASTE, PLANNING AND RESPONSIBILITY

Although the potentially lethal radioactive mess  (since the 50’s) on Lake Ontario’s north shore grows larger every passing week, something will happen quite soon to alter the threat to nearby shores and more distant citizens. Local politicians, now seeking re-election, are assuring the electorate that they will appoint a new commission which, in turn, will recommend a panel, consisting of those most affected by the possibly large costs, to review the findings of previous commissions.

It is hoped that such a panel will  then be given government funds to hire experts to discover a reasonably safe and low cost method for delivering the large stockpile of spent nuclear fuel rods and contaminated soil, water and other nuclear waste to some other jurisdiction or perhaps burying it under Lake Ontario so as not to endanger the long term security of  the area’s main water supply. One of the proposed chairman of the commission has stated his belief that such work will be of a net positive benefit to the local economy. [Just let’s put it under the lake folks! And save ourselves some money! ] 

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LOOKING AWAY 

Society’s victims, aloof, askance  

Suffering the poison of indifference.  

Living in violent pinpoint balance,  

In subservience to political whores.  

COWARDS! 

D.J.L. February 21/88

Pity the people of the Middle East.

Brothers and sisters all, they listen to lies about religion and ownership of land going back thousands of years. As a result, they continue their threats to develop whatever weapons needed to gain the upper hand against each other. Insanity? . . . . Greed? . . . . Madness?  How about cowardice? As individuals, few of them speak against their peers loud proclamations that the other side are the enemy; and fewer still speak against the prods and appeals of tired old men telling yet older lies to the younger generations in order that the insanity continues and thereby justify the deceptions that wasted and made worthless their own youth and the sum of their existence. 

A youth that, lost as sheep to the bleating of religious hypocrisy, followed as sacred orders the most stupid and inhuman of suggestions that they murder defenseless fellow human beings for daring to attempt to share existence in the same locality and time period.

Hope was mentioned earlier.  With so many rejecting their ability to think, perhaps a certain despondency by those who hope for the development of a kinder more caring humanity within their lifetime is a setback that one should always be prepared to counter. 

POOR LITTLE DODOS

Oh Dodo!  

Where did you go? 

You were so many,  

a short while ago. 

What could have happened,   

Why weren’t we aware? 

That after the killing,  

You wouldn’t be there! 

Poor Dodo, parent and child!  

Lost to a nature so violent!  So vile! 

Dodos!  

Why are we so? 

D.J.L. Aug./85

Dear Reader: Add your insights and poetry - what for example, about interminable trials for the most evil of people; while lawyers and the legal establishment get paid millions to strut, preening, before shaken citizens? 

TO THEIR MASTERS - DEFERRING 

Shadowed faces,   

In courtrooms, cloaked,  

Gaping  

Grey  

Confused  

Aghast.  

Conscript Clients,  

Citizens,  

As cowards, accept;  

The Lie of the Law  

Is Above the Law!  

(And, their ass!)

D. J. L. /95

May God, It/He/She, in the nether most regions of comprehending life, bless Jane Goodall and her gentle, caring soul. She has done much to help us understand our intellect and capacity to act in better, more thoughtful ways towards each other. Read her studies on social intercourse between chimpanzees and you will quickly understand. Her belief in young peoples ability to see through the bullshit and greed as practiced by their parents could well act as the necessary catalyst to push society to overthrow the dishonesty of its existence. [With Jane Goodall I include all similarly dedicated people.]

BE A CITIZEN BULLSHIT!

Lost to the bullshit flying, To lies gumming up the works  

Lost to greed’s calling, Our costs not caring to count.  

Lost to ideals worth having, Obsessed by envy and want  

Lost to governments deceitful, And the ink on a bank account.  

Lost . . . Because the bottom line, is all that we deserve?  

Life, to continue . . . . must change  

But not in keeping with warmongers aims.  

Men must be . . . Men; And reason as such  

Or accept they’ll be equal to freshly cut mulch.

D.J.L/89

Dudayev said it too strongly, ‚ÄėFreedom or Death‚Äô. He won‚Äôt survive. The¬†evil that is Yeltsin and his sort will ensure the blast of a bullet through his¬†brain. It seems as if humanity has not yet decided to learn from the bullshit¬†Ad Nauseam.

From Spartacus and millions before him, to Socrates bitter drink, to a¬†SLAVE OWNER¬†writing about ‚ÄėThe Rights of Man‚Äô and forming the basis of a nation‚Äôs¬†birth; humanity, in each day of its existence hosts the most despicable acts of¬†evil while giving birth to some who speak to all of the grace of goodness and¬†the worth of the individual. Why are we so?¬†

JUSTICE? 

Will justice pass after the flash?  

Or all life extinct, even the grass?  

Will the strong not exist to enjoy the bliss  

Of cowards moaning, awaiting their turn,  

To suffer hell’s fire? Their turn to burn? 

D.J.L. FEB. 21/88 

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Susan Smith, murderess, awaits her fate in an American courtroom.¬†Bedraggled and raw, with emotions held in scant check; there is no need to¬†call for her execution.¬†¬†She is unable to live with the madness of her special sin; a millstone she can¬†no longer bear.¬†¬†Her ‚ÄėHusband‚Äô should reconsider his desire for revenge. And¬†spend some time reviewing his marriage and the concerted greed that caused¬†that sorry and lethal act against their children.

ACKNOWLEDGING LIFE’S EXISTENCE

Surveying Space, I sit aglance.

For in that dream, with a so held hand, I saw your face.  

And understood our voyage,  through endless life.  

Swimming through eternity; Giving birth in galaxies far,  

Acknowledging this reality: We know what we are.

D.J.L 

Included this June 7th., 2018

I have not been able to ascertain ‚Äúwhen‚ÄĚ the above was written.

And would be most pleased if anyone knows and can so inform me.

. . . . . . .

Few ever take the time to question their biases and ‚Äėbeliefs‚Äô.¬† The very fear¬†of identifying our humanity lest it show us as ¬†‚Äúweaklings", denies us the will to¬†examine our lives. It also denies us the necessary insight as to why we must¬†learn to understand and solve each others greed; or prepare ever more lethal¬†and abundant weapons of mass murder.¬†

COMPLETING LIFE 

Time calling to freedom’s heart.   

Beating.   

Yearning.  

To taste reason   

And freely adore that high release.  

The flow of time through eternity.   

Life’s universal bond. 

D.J.L.Jan. 22 / 90

May God, if It/He/She exists, grant me the insight to understand why we act as we do towards each other. And, if you do exist, will you soon justify your inactions in the face of evil to those who relied on you as their safe harbor?

WITH OUR LUNGS GASPING FOR AIR . .

Have a good look around and a deep breath of any metropolitan city’s air and answer the question posed therein as it relates to yourself. Go ahead, no one else will know.  Nor will they care. Why should they?  Living in an age that suffocates dissent against societal insanity, few dare question the powers of governments. And fewer still, 

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slums would risk being forced into a similar existence.¬†¬†But not to worry!(?)¬† No one else caring?¬† We stand at the most critical point¬†in human evolution and greed says: ‚ÄėGet out of my face!‚Äô

That is progress as measured by those who can only count without understanding the meaning of value and worth.  Indeed, to some, their greatest possession is their ability to successfully lie to another.

TRUTH’S UNMARKED PASSING

It died, unrecognized by those who denied its necessity.

Past lament, without tears. Undefended, then buried. 

It passed. Unmourned.  

Its existence aborting the process by which it lived. 

Are they grateful, those of the sea, with no bible to bear?  

Nor cursed as those of the land, living the lies of their past? 

D.J.L. May 25/89 

JOIN THE CROWD?

Go ahead?  Enjoy your existence?  Be a part of the crowd?  Ignore the lies you live and your bondage to greed?  Why shouldn’t you  get what you can regardless of the risk or cost to future generations?  Why shouldn’t you be like everyone else?  Ask Chirac, his ilk, or any government or quasi-government employee. The answers you will hear reduce to this: So what? Are you asking that I/We should care when no one else does? - Get serious!

PRETENDING 

Pretending we are human  

Feigning our bliss  

We ignore our weapons  

Hoping theirs will miss. 

Avoiding our humanity  

We allow supreme greed  

To dictate foul passions  

And murderous deeds. 

D.J.L. May/89 

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How quietly we accept impending death from a fattened heart. How silently we accept the price of greed. How inquisitive when evil walks into a room. And! Note the boisterous decorum as we then line up to shake its hand or similar. How so . . . so human.

EVIL’S PATIENT WAIT 

Where stood you  . . . when evil called?   

Equating life with arguments . . . tossed through time . . .  and again?  

Where is the hope for which I ached . . . Beneath that hot sun transfixed?  

Pleading with my father . . . Forgiving my neighbor.  

Where is the crown that shamed my brow?

Still in the cave, with Gabriel by?  

Is it evil’s wish that you enter the third?

Before Consciousness be born anew? 

 D.J.L. /95

To wit from the ‚ÄúThe Talk‚ÄĚ -¬†‚ÄúAnd what will our surrogates do this time?¬†Through which hoops will they have to manoeuvre?¬†The same as in¬†the 666th argument: The development of good and fulsome consciousness can¬†not happen until we, who guide the urge of evil, temporarily constrain our¬†thoughts for the fleetest moment of a second. And we shall not . . . until constrained by the force of argument!‚ÄĚ ¬†

Our choice, should be clear. Nothing less than a decision to win a battle joined at the dawn of humankind. Nothing less than a focused attack on the evil in our lives; on all that allows the existence of evil; on all that profits from discourse with evil. And an acceptance that our instinctive and burning desire to control others is the greatest evil of all, and has led to the state of Humanity to-day. 

TO THE NEW 

Think it all out,   

The thoughts are there   

Think it all out   

You know you’re aware  

. . .  Thinking  . . .   

Life at its delicious best.  

Ad Neos!  . . .  and Amen! 

D. J. L. 

(Again, should anyone KNOW when such was written:

I should deeply appreciate being informed as to the date.

Call it ‚ÄúAn Old Man‚Äôs Hopes of Remembering‚ÄĚ.)

NUCLEAR NUANCES

Friday,¬† August 11/95, United States of America; President Clinton -¬† ‚ÄúThe¬†establishment of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is our greatest duty‚ÄĚ.¬†

He went on to say: “In thanking the Joint Chiefs of Staff for their due diligence in writing the terms of an acceptable treaty, we acknowledge the necessity of continuing with small nuclear explosions to assure ourselves of a safe and reliable nuclear deterrent." 

President Clinton wishes that all nations will be predisposed to participate in the NNPT.  Yet, he states that retaining the means by which his nation may rain a murderous nuclear madness on defenseless fellow human beings is not only acceptable, it is necessary to the comfortable existence of the United States of America.  

In claiming the right to continue with their tests, the United States has given France and all other nuclear powers tacit permission to test their weapons without political repercussion at a government to government level. And the booms go on . . .  and the booms go on . . . . 

Pray that some who understand the nature of the circular siphon will not release it to the public in angry response to the stated positions of the nuclear states; a release that may well follow the very next nuclear test by whichever nation. 

Their dovetailed statements, ‚ÄúThe right of nations to¬† claim the right to use¬†the most lethal of weapons in self-defense flows from the right of¬†self-defense.‚Ä̬† -and- ¬†‚ÄúAll individuals have the right to self-defense and to develop, without permission from or reference to others, whatever weapons they believe will best protect them and their way of life‚ÄĚ could never be the¬†product of doves.

Two positions. Each supporting the other‚Äôs ‚Äúright‚ÄĚ to participate in plans¬†and preparations that fully contemplate and willfully risk the murder of the¬†rest of the world. The possibility that China might test one first will give rise¬†to a special irony. ¬†The rest of humanity may then have to deal with the threat posed by¬†circular siphons and their ability to poison whole cities, while China,¬†somewhat protected due to its differing and more regulated way of life (Very few Chinese citizens will be able to access the nature and construction of¬†the siphon and the method of its employment.), can argue that due to societal¬†insanity elsewhere, its tests are justified.

ANARCHY

Anarchy, the existence of a state in human affairs wherein each and every human is fully responsible to self and all others for all actions, may well soon be upon us offering the following possibilities: Lies of the past will not allow fools to ignore the growth of demands for honesty in all matters. The abandonment of greed and the development of individual courage will be a necessity and a salvation. 

Many will abandon dependence on employment that requires them to deceive and deny fellow human beings.  And few will refuse to help their neighbors. Not because of fear of retaliation, but rather because developing consciousness will dictate  that one should willingly help when it is evident that help is required.

And, yes, we will then start to identify caring, concern . . .¬† and amity as¬†desirable traits. But first we must develop ‚ÄúThe Argument‚ÄĚ to gain the fleetest¬†of moments.¬†

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August 18, 1995. China, believing it has the right to possess and test its¬†‚Äúminuscule nuclear deterrent‚ÄĚ, announced that it had tested a ‚Äúlow-yield‚Ä̬†device. There was no accompanying report as to the location or form of the¬†test. There was issued,¬† as all other nation members of the nuclear club have¬†issued, a statement to the effect that they ‚ÄúWould never be the first to¬†willfully use such weapons.‚Ä̬†

Pray that nations proclaiming their right to develop and maintain¬†weapons of mass murder and that those who threaten to publicise the nature¬†and construction of the ‚Äúcircular siphon‚ÄĚ in response to that insanity, reconsider their logic and humanity.¬†

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A GIFT ABANDONED 

God’s gift, . . . abandoned. Knowledge . . . Lost!  

Bonding parents . . . to promises bought . . .

Of  greed’s desire granting all. 

They  left the gift . . . to seize the lie . . . That caring was evil!  

Condemned to repeat . . . Through time . . . and again 

An argument not worth the making!

Losing, again, the moment.  

Succumbing to evil’s thoughts 

Never learning . . . that greed’s madness 

Holds ever tight 

Those that never dare   

. . . But by night . . . 

D.J.L. 

I must again ask for assistance. Should anyone have access to the Original poem, I should deeply appreciate receipt of same. Thank you.

A One-A-Day Plan

May soon be upon us.

One involving the spontaneous development of

Kids Killing Cars

INSTEAD of KIDS

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POINTED VIEWS 

Empty rhetoric, boiling  

Tied to violence minded tongues  

Blathering about Babylons  

And others evil-minded young. 

Why so lost to vacancy?  

To books of rules unused?  

Why so quick a latency  

For awesome power, - fused? 

D.J.L. December 1995 

THROW AWAY PEOPLE / THROW AWAY VALUES

Freed from the fear of a possible nuclear armageddon in the short term, the evil that infests political and governmental life NOW accelerates our  careless and uncaring use of rapidly diminishing natural resources.

Throw away people and throw away values are common. Insatiable desires for power and profit control the course of daily life. Society, unaware that it is trapped by the dynamic madness of greed, continues to destroy and discard all hope of a worthwhile future.

THE FOLLOWING MUST BE STRESSED

The December 12, 1988 decision of The Federal Court Of Canada - Trial Division, known as ‚ÄúDecision T-2020-88‚ÄĚ granted Canadians, and due to the concept of¬†‚Äúcommon law‚ÄĚ, citizens of all democratic nations,¬† recognition of the right to refuse to support any society participating in plans and¬†preparations involving the will and the capacity to use nuclear¬†and other weapons of mass murder against fellow defenseless human beings.

Clearing One’s Conscience 

Why do thinkers bother you? Can they not see?  

Your health is great, your job secure, your future worry free!  

Reciting sports statistics; Viewing social plays;  

Putting pedal to the metal; Speeding through your days. 

Neighbors . . . local objects; Seen through curtained glass.  

Your shared concerns limited . . . To the price of gas.  

Dismiss starving children; Their cross not yours to bear.  

Their misery - not your fault. Why should you have shared?  

D J L Feb 24/96

War seems to be the natural order of the day with ashen faced whores accompanying flaccid fools to Peace Talks wherein the media have a Story Day reporting on who wore what and whose whore switched camp/sex/allegiance. A roar, really. Action Reporters seem to forget that it is real people being shot by weapons provided by those who make money by maintaining the level of societal insanity. Is there but one solution? 

A PRESENTATION OF SEDITION 

Sedition is such a lovely word  

Making politicians quiver! 

Sedition! Anarchy!  

Clogging up their livers! 

Such lovely words and useful tools  

To show them, grasping, greedy fools 

That freedom will not shirk  

Its duty to expose 

The evil that lurks  

In power seekers prose 

Sedition! Anarchy!   

Committing us to sanity! 

And lightful thoughts dispelling dark!  

Constructive thoughts inducing light! 

To humanity’s affairs worldwide.  

Where then will power’s bastards hide? 

Sedition! Anarchy!   

Committed by necessity! 

For a saner world with gentler thoughts  

A peaceful world where even sloth 

Is acceptable!  

Compared to evils wrought 

That curse our lives  

By profit minded men! 

D J L Jan 16/85

A revolt by taxpayers may be the only positive venue by which the question can be decided in favor of total dismantling. Even then, however, we face extreme risks.  Those who remain adamant that use of such weapons is ethically acceptable may choose to initiate actions that increase the risk of using all such weapons. Two opposing factors,  principles versus  greed, will guide the final choice.   

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T2020-88 was won on December 12, 1988. Since that day, few Canadians and indeed few citizens of any other nations have taken advantage of the ruling to refuse to support societal insanity. Could it be that most are no longer able to recognize the insanity due to the depth of their own infection? Those with backbone and principle sufficient to formally declare their use of the provisions of the court’s decision must stay the course. 

A BARREN PRAYER 

Poor human child, born in grace, blessed with parents love  

But trapped in a frenzied race to maim and kill the doves. 

Why the play, the love, the ploy - why the birth, the pain, the toil?  

Why create and in love train to murder foul and kill in vain? 

Hallowed be the mirror that reflects   

The prayerful sinner kneeling, in genuflect? 

Glisten softly rosary, in dawn’s sombre light  

But . . . grant the forgiveness that blunts a killer’s blight? 

Oh God! We pray! Our days are dark, the future vague and far!  

Why? We pray! We walk upright! Why have minds like tar? 

Why so lost that we transgress the meaning of our Kind?  

Cause greed for things has blinded all . . . and we have lost our minds! 

D J L Feb. 25/96 

Palestinians and Israelis continue to suffer from the madness of old men lying to their sons and nephews. The recent spate of bombings by suicidal martyrs condemns the dark views and visage of those pathetic and miserable sociopaths to an eternal contempt.

In cities throughout the world, similar fools with similar thoughts spread their disease. 

They continue to spread their lamentable belief that individuals must be subject to the pressure of their peers; that the young must accept the beliefs of their parents and religious masters; that all must pay taxes regardless of how those those taxes are spent; that all must give unto Caesar what is claimed by Caesar.  

And most, working simply to survive, never dare to question the worth and value of their existence and continue to pay without question, becoming part of the problem by their quiet and sinful acquiescence to evil.  

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 ACCEPTANCE 

Approaching infinity with carefree good grace  

I appraise reflections of my young, grown old face. 

And tilt to thoughts reflecting on when  

I’d race with the roosters for happy faced hens. 

And with eyes in fresh gleam and the fire still bright  

I muse on life’s passing and nod my All right!

For having lived! And drunk of life’s wine,  

I truly am grateful and accept master Time. 

D.J.L. Nov./88

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(Update! Life! It takes strange twists and turns!¬†I Have No Memory of having written ‚ÄúManKind / ManCruel‚ÄĚ.¬† Investigation by various Governments and ‚ÄúAppointed Psychiatrists & Psychologists‚ÄĚ suggest that I ‚ÄĚLost‚ÄĚ my identity due some event while in the Canadian Army in August 1963, to ‚Äúwake" in August 2009 with no recall of anything OTHER than a bizarre and truly ODD¬†belief / suggestion that I may have had some sort of Interaction with a ‚ÄúBar Of Light‚ÄĚ. That seems to have been supported by reference to 3 others who may (or not!) have been there with me. I simply do not know. Now nearing my 78th Birthday, I‚Äôve grown tired of trying to remember . . probably due daily ‚Äúfatigue‚ÄĚ related to Congestive Heart Failure.) And so continues the ‚Äúediting‚ÄĚ of that earlier effort with excision of much that I am simply unable to relate to, and deem unnecessary to ‚ÄúThe Message‚ÄĚ.

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In my fifty-fourth year, I stand at a crossroad. Diverse thoughts and emotions consume my energies. I wish that humanity could stand at the same crossroad. 

Our common failings and greed combined with our instinct for personal survival has led us to a point where we can, with some degree of accuracy, predict the extinction of all life on the planet. 

Progress has given us nuclear power, and weapons; digitalis, and dioxin. Intelligent Life has developed into differing cultures and cultural appreciation (Or are we lying to ourselves about that also?) and the manufacture of hundreds of thousands of weapons of mass murder, and the will and capacity to use (or cause the use of) such weapons.

PISSING ON PRIDE 

Political pawns,

Promoting Profits,

Possess No Principles;   

And Piss On Their Pride,

When Plucking Poverty's Poor. 

D.J.L. “Meanderings"  Spring/85

Our struggle to stand erect took unknown eons. Our trek to a higher plane could take as long; if we survive the ever mounting insanity. The law of simple chance states that we will not so survive.  

Human garbage, compelled by the madness of greed and allowed to act in such a fashion by the cowardice of the majority, will initiate or otherwise cause the use of circular siphons or other weapons of mass murder. Sarin type nerve gases and a whole horde of newly developed means by which individuals can murder millions . . . will be employed as society sinks further into its sewer of greed.

Our only guarantee of salvation will be the development of a societal concern sufficient to spot the development of Individuals capable of using such weapons and acting to stop or otherwise dissuade them. 

Those who practiced daily thought prior to the 80’s recognized that human activity had caused a perceptible planetary increase in mean temperatures. From the soft warnings of a few, there grew an acknowledgement that the problem had to be addressed. 

Doubt is no longer part of the equation. Advanced computer models have presented us with facts that cannot be ignored. Facts that are agreed upon by all scientists charged with identifying the ever growing threat to our continued existence. Facts that have been presented to the populace at large in a fashion so as to deflect the possibility of angry reactions. 

Intelligent citizens acknowledge the onset and severity of the now raging ‚ÄúAbrupt Climate Change‚ÄĚ.

Yet, knowing that we must reverse our course, that we must strive to put our foolish past behind us and act in concert to guarantee the continuance of life on the planet, we close our minds to our responsibilities and ask our leaders and politicians to find a means to make others change their ways and aspirations while we continue to abuse our remaining resources and chances for survival as a species.

Perceiving that the majority will pay lip service to the necessity of change without fully supporting all aspects, including the dismantling of all weapons of mass murder, leads me to believe that we will not by gentle fashion save the existence of life on the planet. 

Extinction, due to actions that can only be associated with the negative and destructive rages of societal greed, is now not only possible but highly probable in the near term.  

Does age grant me a right to turn my back on duty and let the status quo continue?

Am I strong enough and of an age to be brave enough to see my duty and to join, emulate or otherwise assist those who, in recognition of their duty, will, with energy and, if need be, extreme prejudice, act to bring about the required changes? Are you? 

Does your age or station grant you a similar right?

The Federal Court’s decision is now part of Canadian law. The first part of the fight, the development of an argument establishing everyone’s right to refuse to support societal insanity,  has been won.

WILL WE SEIZE THE MOMENT?

DARE WE SEIZE THE MOMENT?

Copyright © 1995  Daniel J. Lavigne 

(And altered this June 7, 2018)

Founder, Co-ordinator  

International Humanity House  

www.taxrefusal.com  (Which is no longer in my possession.)

However: ‚ÄúWayBack Machine‚ÄĚ has reams of material about it.

All rights reserved.

No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the author.

Note:¬† The end result of the ‚ÄúThe Tax Refusal‚ÄĚ is known to your governments.¬†It is designed to force humanity to choose between TOTAL USE ¬†-or- TOTAL¬†DISMANTLING of all weapons of mass murder.¬†And to start thinking about the¬†worth, value and future of Life.

There is no middle ground.

To a safer, saner and more caring World.

To Duty.

daniel511225@outlook.com  Copyright 2017 Daniel J.  Lavigne