The 4 Freedoms Library

It takes a nation to protect the nation

I find that sometimes there is a word that expresses a concept very nicely or precisely, but that it has fallen out of use or is hard to remember. Those words generally come as part of a family, and each member of that family has a different role to play in that semantic area.  So I'm starting this forum to record those, and show the connections between them. You'll see what I mean from the examples below.  Please feel free to add your own, or to suggest amendments or corrections to mine.

Tribalism

This is the division of society into different groups that will fight for their own benefits (pork barrel politics), without giving a damn about anyone else, or the long term effects of their actions on the society and its prosperity and stability as a whole. Related words:

  • Tribalism - Sectarianism - Gangsterism - Identitarianism - Ethno-centrism - Splittism 
  • Supremacism (opposite=Egalitarianism)

a Leveller would appear to be an egalitarian, but in reality may be a sectarian attacking any other group which is better off.

Refute

This is a counter argument given to disprove the given argument or point. It is rarely used, instead people talk about a 'counter' or 'argued against'. Related words:

  • Refute - Reject - Counter - Negate
  • Disavow - Disclaim - Disown - Deny - Retract

Cannibalise

It is said that Capitalism cannibalises itself, because in it's quest for higher profits and lower costs in the short term, Western nations let their manufacturing be relocated to China and other countries, thereby destroying their own economies in the long term.

But the process goes deeper than that. We can say that Western culture hollows itself out culturally, as it searches for ever more freedom of expression, and ever newer forms of expression, in the arts. Thus we now have visual art and music glorifying racist violence against white people. We have abusive scatological art targetting Christianity, but of course, nothing against Islam. 

And it goes even deeper than that. You may have seen photos of a young demonstrator defecating on a US flag. Here the principle of freedom of expression has gone so far as to allow the degradation of the symbol of that very freedom of expression.

  • Cannibalise - Hollowed out

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Mission Overview

Most Western societies are based on Secular Democracy, which itself is based on the concept that the open marketplace of ideas leads to the optimum government. Whilst that model has been very successful, it has defects. The 4 Freedoms address 4 of the principal vulnerabilities, and gives corrections to them. 

At the moment, one of the main actors exploiting these defects, is Islam, so this site pays particular attention to that threat.

Islam, operating at the micro and macro levels, is unstoppable by individuals, hence: "It takes a nation to protect the nation". There is not enough time to fight all its attacks, nor to read them nor even to record them. So the members of 4F try to curate a representative subset of these events.

We need to capture this information before it is removed.  The site already contains sufficient information to cover most issues, but our members add further updates when possible.

We hope that free nations will wake up to stop the threat, and force the separation of (Islamic) Church and State. This will also allow moderate Muslims to escape from their totalitarian political system.

The 4 Freedoms

These 4 freedoms are designed to close 4 vulnerabilities in Secular Democracy, by making them SP or Self-Protecting (see Hobbes's first law of nature). But Democracy also requires - in addition to the standard divisions of Executive, Legislature & Judiciary - a fourth body, Protector of the Open Society (POS), to monitor all its vulnerabilities (see also Popper). 
1. SP Freedom of Speech
Any speech is allowed - except that advocating the end of these freedoms
2. SP Freedom of Election
Any party is allowed - except one advocating the end of these freedoms
3. SP Freedom from Voter Importation
Immigration is allowed - except where that changes the political demography (this is electoral fraud)
4. SP Freedom from Debt
The Central Bank is allowed to create debt - except where that debt burden can pass across a generation (25 years).

An additional Freedom from Religion is deducible if the law is applied equally to everyone:

  • Religious and cultural activities are exempt from legal oversight except where they intrude into the public sphere (Res Publica)"

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