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Three Avenues of Societal Injustice

Posted by Orrin Woodward on January 2, 2014

Here are a couple of paragraphs from the Six Duties of Society (SDS) chapter. The SDS are the six duties that every healthy society must have in order to prosper while the Five Laws of Decline (FLD) are the systematic method of exploitation used by the State in society. By understanding these two systemic processes, one can build laws to support the SDS and check the FLD. In effect, until this is done, society will never enjoy true justice for all. LIFE Leadership will be publishing my new book when its finished and I cannot wait to work with Chris Brady on videos and workbook to support it.

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Orrin Woodward

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In reality, there are three main avenues of injustice within society. The first is the strong members of society oppressing the weak. Since man seeks the satisfaction of his wants with the least amount of effort, if plunder is unchecked within society, the strong will plunder the weak and injustice will reign. The second type of societal injustice occurs when the government uses its force-hammer outside its delegated and limited sphere of defense. Although society thrives under persuasion and only needs government’s force hammer to check potential exploitation, when this hammer enters other areas of society, the government itself becomes an agent of injustice as it pounds people in areas where persuasion is just. Not surprisingly, as government intervention grows, so does State Power at Social Power’s loss. Government’s force-hammer damages society anytime it is used in areas it doesn’t understand, doesn’t belong, and doesn’t help.

Remember, government is only designed for one specific function, namely, to protect the inalienable rights of society’s members. To achieve this, it is delegated the force-hammer to ensure potential exploiters refrain from unjust actions and choose, instead, to meet their needs through production rather than plunder. Government, in other words, is designed to defend society, not conquer it. The third type of injustice occurs in society when it is invaded and defeated by a stronger nation seeking plunder. The victors promptly increase State Power to systematically plunder the defeated society. The vanquished  society, however, still has methods to resist the systematic plunder of the conquerors. For as the oppressive State plunders the life, liberty, and property of the conquered society’s members, they respond in a predictable fashion. Even though they were defeated militarily, the are not defeated metaphysically. Thus, by simply reducing their productivity to the bare minimums necessary to survive, the “rob” the victors of the expected systematic plunder. In effect, how do you plunder someone who has nothing? As a result, when injustice abounds within a society, the people’s creativity and productivity respond accordingly.

Insofar as anything above sustenance level will just be plundered by the State, why would anyone produce anymore than the bare minimum. Evidently, the State believes when it maximizes oppression that it also maximizes plunder, but it simply isn’t so. Society’s members merely reduce their productivity as the State increases its tyranny. Indeed, if the State does not relax its oppression, the death of the parasitic State and its societal host is assured. This is a common theme for all historically oppressive societies. Nevertheless, the State exploiters seem incapable of learning from history by denying themselves in the short-term to gain from longer term exploitation. The reader might wonder why the State exploiters destroy the societies they plunder. The answer, again, is rooted in human nature. Although human beings may have limited needs, they also have unlimited wants.

As a result, when plunder is possible, the exploiters cannot seem to restrain their desire for just a little more. Society, of course, resist the injustice and the vicious cycle of increased exploitation and lower production eventually causes societal collapse. The death of the State and society naturally follows the increasing injustices aimed at the members inalienable rights. Indeed, this is what occurred in the Eastern Bloc communistic countries – oppressive injustices led to woeful production levels which sealed the State’s demise.

14 Responses to “Three Avenues of Societal Injustice”

  1. David Fidler said

    Very educational. If I didn’t know better ;-) I’d suspect this was written in coordination with Oliver DeMille’s latest book. Thanks for making a simple but forgotten concept once again simple.

  2. Bob Pollock said

    Orrin, you are so right.one of the great injustices in a society such as ours is that government is always inefficient.

    The health care debacle is a classic example.

    Also, when the state is involved so are the special interests. I appreciate all you do with both your current and historical references.

  3. Chad Waters said

    Hi Orrin,

    Wait truly until the average person in society understands what needs to change and be fixed. Abuse of power has gone on too long.

    Can’t wait for the complete book.
    God Bless

  4. Matt said

    Great post Orrin. Can’t wait to read your book. Is there any evidence outside of the United States in which this is currently happening? What countries today are in the plunder stage? which countries are to a lesser extent in the plunder stage?

    Have there been cases where the society have reversed the plunder and where the results been?

  5. Steve Duba said

    This is more prevalent than ever before in my life time. As I reach out and share leadership principles I find a apathy I have never seen before.This is very disheartening because only “we the people” can reverse this pattern and if we don’t educate ourselves we will have very little voice in the reversal.Truly what LIFE LEADERSHIP is pursuing, through an education platform, will be the true tipping point in saving our great nation . Thank you Orrin and your policy council for what you are undertaking as a life mission.
    God Bless

  6. Richard Kroll Jr. said

    Orrin, thank you for continually reminding us that this is not a Republican or Democrat (or any other party) problem… this is a UNIVERSAL problem that ALL societies face when the people delegate power to government to protect them- without checks and balances to protect the very same society from the government using those very same delegated powers to plunder the people!

    It is interesting to note that one of the only things a “conquered” society can do is to lower production to prevent the conquering government from taking more plunder from them. (another example of Bastiat’s Law?) But that is what we see today in our country!

    Whether we consciously know it or not, we will react to the Five Laws of Decline (FLD) simply as a reaction to their effects on us… thus throwing society further into decline!

    I appreciate the fact that you not only present the problems, but also the fixes for the problem. It will only be when we the people understand the source of our problems and the needed fixes (Six Duties of Society (SDS)) that we will be able to begin to rectify our society’s ills.

    Can’t wait for the release of the book!

  7. Shaun Bushey said

    Thank you Orrin. Same thing with post-WWII Berlin. It seems to be a sliding scale of more freedom more prosperity vs. more control (government, force, statism, collectivism, bureaucracy what ever you want to call it) the more scarcity. Although it’s said, “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required” (Luke 12:42-48). In essence, it truly does lie on our shoulders. That’s why our cause has to be so great that it will never stop; that we must not let our guard down. Somewhere along the road we thought it was acceptable to believe the thought “to big to fail”. But, if they are “to big to fail” then they will ultimately fall. (Proverbs 16:18)

  8. Heidi Szymanski said

    Orrin, I can remember some of the things my family witnessed in East Germany in 1984 when we went to visit family there. Crossing the border from West to East was like someone threw a switch and the countryside was immediately dark and dirty. There were officials in uniform with big dogs who came to each train compartment to check our visas, etc… Downtown Leipzig was still not completely restored from WW II . There were dents all over the buildings from shells. The city was filthy. The stores were only open on certain days at certain times. Our relatives lived in a little apartment where they shared a toilet with everyone else on that floor. (I wish I would have written down all the things my dad’s cousin told us as we toured the city on foot.) I remember pulling out of the train station feeling like we were leaving our loved ones in a prison they were in for crimes they didn’t commit. Back in West Germany, I remember trying to clean our clothes….and the very black water that rinsed out of the washing machine. I suppose a great analogy could be drawn from that….. Thanks for all you do to point out that we could end up that way. We are not immune. My ancestors never thought it could happen either.

  9. Paul Brostowitz said

    Great post again Orrin, can’t wait for the book to come out! I’m “All in” as a foot soldier with you and Oliver De Mille! Thanks again!

  10. Mark G said

    In a way the third injustice has happened, as it seems we have been invaded and plundered by a force of individuals bound and determined to undermine our constitution and take control by consistently thumbing their nose at the laws of the land.

  11. Keith Sieracki said

    “Although human beings may have limited needs, they also have unlimited wants”. Is that not the truth! Cant wait for the book, it should be a great resource for all who vote!

  12. Steve Meixner said

    Orrin, It all seems so obvious when you put it on your Blog! Thanks for doing all your Research. I will definitely add this book to my collection as soon as it comes out! I just read Oliver’s new book and it’s Great. I will be giving out several copies. Thank You for all you do to help Educate our fellow Americans,
    Steve

  13. Elaine Mallios said

    Two out of three for the bad guys. Can’t wait to read your book. Thanks so much.

  14. Rick Satterstrom said

    I love this article. Thank you Orrin for all your research. I’ve been studying these ideas so long, it’s hard to remember not knowing these principles. So many in our world have no idea, I am looking forward to the book as are so many others.

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