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The

Abolition of Ownership:

The

Natural Government

By

GEORGE REED
Univ. of Calif.

ClaM(J1877

Copyright 1917 by

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A.

CARLISLE

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CO.

San Fhancisco, Calitohnia 1917

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NOTICE
By
701 Sutter

GEORGE REED
San Francisco, California
1

St.,

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receipt of $6.50 five copies, or of $1.50

copy,
in the
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of this book, will be sent to

any single address

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Ask yours

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This message of the true government is hereby openly proclaimed to all the world. Mat. XXIV :14.

The
John

true peace, the true government, shall

established.

The

true house shall

now

now be be occupied.

XIV :27-29,l-3, XVI :33. Now


man

the date of whose coming no

in old

and now comes the flood that shall forever away. Mat. XXIV:36-39, Luke X:22, Mat.

comes the day of time knew, sweep capitalism

VII

:21-29.

All true patriots are

now
;

called
1 :22.

upon to be up and

doing.

Luke XI

:26,

27 Jas.

Out

of your tents, O, Israel

GEORGE REED.
January, 1917.

INDEX
PAOB

America, American

27, 29, 30, 33,

38

Apothecary

75
78
73, 123
5,

Armageddon
Avoirdupois

Babylon
Caesar
Capital,

19, 20, 26, 33, 50,

100, 158

7, 8, 37, 38, 93, 94,

111

Capitalists
5,

31, 34, 37, 43, 46, 47,


14,
18,

90

Capitalism
Citizenship

10,

19, 20, 21, 35, 39, 44,

45, 47, 53, 54, 61-65 24, 70, 191

City
Civilization

20, 22, 54

93
40, 54, 118, 119, 124, 127,

Commerce, Commercial
Commercialism

138, 140, 142-145, 172


7, 8, 94,

129
146

Commodity
Credit
Crisis

56, 113, 138, 145,

24
22,
16, 24, 41, 51, 87, 88, 93. 94, 95,

24

Debt
Dollar
Elect

108

54, 74, 80, 81, 116-119, 123

101, 181, 182, 187-191


18,

Fear
Finance, Financier

189

41, 93, 131


7, 32, 153,

Future
Gentiles

154
149
191

18, 19,
7, 38, 46, 71, 185, 188,

^lory

u
Gorilla...

INDEX
PAGE
12,

130

Government

9, 19, 21, 22,

23

Gramme
Happiness

75,

76

93, 132, 176, 177, 178, 191

Heaven
Hell

12,123,150
21, 37, 44, 90, 93, 101, 109, 129, 144, 179

Hypocrites
Industry
Inheritance
Israel
14, 50,

36

98
22
110

.9,

6, 14, 15, 17,

Interpretation

96
6, 7,

Jerusalem

18

Judas
Justice

23, 72
9, 15, 21, 26, 70, 71, 104, 110,

189

Kingdom
Labor.
Liberty
Life

of

God

5, 6,

11, 15, 17, 19, 20, 26, 33, 49, 50, 61, 70, 106, 186, 181, 191

56,

57,81

38, 185

42, 43, 45, 47, 60, 61, 112, 175, 178, 182, 191
5, 20,

Mammon
Merchandise

28, 40, 62, 175


13, 56, 128,

129
141

Merchant
Metric

8, 40, 63, 139,

75, 76, 139

Mexico

27,
7, 8, 16, 32, 39, 40, 41, 42, 56, 57, 58, 60,

18

Money
Natural

63, 82, 87,

88

Law

5, 7, 9, 10, 15,

62, 182, 191

INDEX
Nature
Nobility
10, 11, 79, 103, 105,

iii

PAGE

180
1 79

27,
22, 24, 25, 31, 41, 44, 46, 47, 50, 51, 55,

Ownership
Peace
Price
5,

56, 60, 61, 67, 70, 90, 94, 129, 149

34, 48, 69, 98,-99, 107, 111, 189, 190, 149

121-126, 136, 137, 142-146, 150-172, 174


23, 103
17,

Produce
Prophet
Protection

35

36, 69,

94

Ratio

82, 126, 127, 136, 138

Son

of

Man
Truth (Holy

6, 49, 130,

187

Spirit of

Spirit) (public spirit)....7, 8,


,

39, 47, 61, 93, 132, 143, 144, 172, 173, 174, 176, 180

Tariff

95
12, 14, 24, 35, 36, 37, 44, 60, 65, 66,

Tax, Taxation
Thief

179

8
.^

Token Troy
Truth

97, 115

73-75, 81, 85
10, 11, 16, 71, 131, 178, 179, 182, 183,

184

Use
Value

22, 23
54, 59, 61, 64, 78, 103, 105, 106, 112, 116,

119, 120, 121, 128, 129, 140, 142-156, 150-172

Woman
Word Work
World
Zion
104, 179,
42, 43,

29
183, 190

46

27, 35, 39, 45, 51, 59, 111, 179, 186


5,

20, 49, 112

PREFACE
Capitalism
(life) in
is

the state of

man (human
(is

affairs)

which ownership obtains

practiced).

We

proclaim the abolition of ownership.

The abolition of ownership signifies the abandonment of capitalism and brings on the government in accord with the great frame of the
universe, the true or natural government, the

"Kingdom

of

God." Mat. XXIV. 1,2.


live,

In this

government men
in universal

progress

and develop
27.

health,

peace and happiness, the

natural or divine order.


In this
affairs

John XIV.
live in

XVI.

33.

government men
freely

new

state of

and

toward the
XIII. 34.

grow (in) Future Supernal. Rev. XXI. 5. John


unobstructedly,
is

This government

within you and about you


First or Greatest

and among you and the


of

duty
free

man

is

to

remove obstruction
it.

to

its full
I.

operation to fully accept


XIII. 14.

Mark

37.

Heb.
has

Luke

XII. 31.
diFicult
is

Mat. VI. 33.

Man

no

intricate

and

system of government
simply to accord in the

to build up; his task

"music of the spheres," the song of the


the natural or divine harmony. Mat.

stars,
1

His government
gresses as he
is

is

continuous

XV. 9, 3. and man proof truth and


of God.
(in)

guided by the

spirit

hears the voice of intelUgence, the

word

John XVII.

7.

And

the journey to

the

universal perfection

is

continuously healthful

and divinely happy.

GEORGE REED.
San Francisco,
Jan.,

1917.

CHAPTER
The

I.

abolition of ownership brings

men
II.

into

the true government, the government of Peace

on Earth, Good-will among men. Luke


49, 50.

14,

Rev. XXII.

14,

15.

In this,

men

are

beyond

capitalism, the (land)

tary despotism;

and there

is

owning and moneno money, no com-

merce, no monetary debt, no monetary taxation,

no homage no bondage
harmony,

to the devil,

no

service to

Mammon,

to brutalism.
affairs accords
is

This state of
for

with the natural

man

of the (active) creation of

God, the natural universe, and subject to (the)


natural law; (of advance development, growth,
evolution, creation).
cline us to

And

our hearts should

in-

keep

this law.

This means the recognition and acknowledg-

ment of the transcendent development, the true and universal government the Kingdom of God and its righteousness (method) (system). It
;

fulfills

the downfall of "Babylon" Rev. XVII.


al.
;

XVIII. et

and presents "Zion," the new, the

6
holy,

THE ABOUTION OF OWNERSHIP:


the

heavenly Jerusalem;

Rev.

III.

!2.

XXI. 2. 10. Heb. XI. 10. XII. 22, the heavenly government or "city," the government of "Israel," the government of perfect health, peace
and
good-will, the

Kingdom

of God.

It

is

the

materialization formalization incarnation of the

prophecy of Heaven on Earth, Rev.


the
It is

XXL,

XXII.,
al.

Kingdom
as
it

of Heaven.

Mat. V.-VII., et

were the word "made


I.
1

flesh" the Spirit

heard and obeyed. John

4.

Mat. V.

7,

8.

means the coming into power of the "Son of Mem," the glorified man, the man of the great future, for great men, great ideas, great times and great government. John XIII. 31.
it

And

Mat. XXIII. 27.

XXIV.

27, 39, et

al.

The new Jerusalem (government)


or
clearly

shall rise

appear,

and the old

(Jerusalem)

government, the one that

killeth the prophets,

shall fall or forever disappear.

And when you


zu-mies

shall

see

the

world

compassed with

and the abomination that maketh

desolate, the

money power;

standing where

it

ought not to

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


stand, then

know
20.

that the

end thereof

is

near.

Luke

XXL

Mat.

Mat. XXIIL 37.

XXIV. Mark XIIL 14. XXIV. 2, 35. Rev. XXL 5.

Acts VIL 56.


Trust in the Future, the hand of God; in the
Natural Law, the
Spirit of truth, the

work
holy

of

God; and
the public

in

the

spirit,

spirit,
1

the spirit of the

Word

of God.

There

shall
16.

be one fold

John XVII. 7. and one shepherd.

John X.
the
spirit;

The fold is the true government, Kingdom of God; the shepherd is the public
the holy
spirit.

And

the holy spirit

is

the spirit of truth.

XV.

26.

Be comforted. XIV. Be confident. Fear not. Luke XII.

26.

32,

33-48.

splendid and comfortable dwelling place


is

(plan)

now

prepared for you


it

^but in
first

order

to enter into

and enjoy

you must

expel
1-4.

commercialism.

Do

this Eind

John XIIL 27-3 L XIV. the door shall open and you

shall

enter into this splendid dwelling.

Mat. VII. 6-8.

XL

13.

Luke

XL

13.

And

here you shall see

the glory that

msmy

believe they shall see some-

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


somewhere.

time,

And

this

they believe be-

cause they hear the voice of the angel of prayer.

Mat. VI.

0.

Luke

XL

2.

No merchant
remain in

nor thief

nor wage-earner nor banker nor betrayer of

men

nor dollar diplomat

shall
is

this

house

(government).

This
is

"my

father's house,"

and

in

it

there

merce.
thief.

And in And in
Mark
II.

no merchandise and no comit there is no merchant and no


there
is

it

no money and no
14-16.

tribute

unto Caesar. John


XI.
12-22.

II.

Mat. XXI.

12-16.

Luke XIX. 37-48.


1-4.

Luke

1.

3.

XXII. 63-71. XXIII.


12,
17.

John
15.

XIIL 30-31. XVII.


Acts

Rev. XXII.

Quickly expel commercialism. John XIIL 27-35.


I.

4 and

6 and 20.
this

Install the true

govern-

ment.

Enter into

house which
34-46.

is

your

in-

heritance prepared for

you from the foundation

of the world.

Mat.

XXV.

XXIV.

25.

John XIV. 29.


Freely receive of the spirit of truth, the holy
spirit,

the public spirit (John XVII. 11, 21-23,

24-26) and you will accord with or in the universal or creative spirit, the soul of intelligence,

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


the Will of the creation;
14-17, 20-29. IV. 22-24.

the Creator.

XIV.

Mat. VI. 1-15.

And

you
in
roll

will read clearly the justice that is written

your hearts

John III. 2) for the cloud shall away and your eyes shall see God as he is.
(I

To be
natural

truly great

you must

first

be accordant

with the (progressive) (advancing) creation, the

(law government plan design of the)

universe.

Seek you

first

the government of the

natural universe, the

"Kingdom

of God."
19.

Mat.

VI. 33.
great

Luke XI. 31-34. XVIII. drama of the world be freely

Let the

enacted.

Let

the will of

God be

freely done.

Mat. VI. 10.

Luke XI.

2.

Obstruct not the glorious natural


assist in the living plan.
is

work, but freely


Mat.
public

In this

realm the great servant

the

great
10.

master.

XX.

25-34.

John XIV.
I.

Exalt the

spirit.

Luke

51, 52.
is

The grandest
est

palace

as natural as the pooris

hut and

man and everyman

always in a
the things

state of nature; a natural state.

And

you

shall see

as the things

and have not seen are as Natural you have seen. John I. 51, 52.

10

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


the true progress of

And

man

is

accordance in

the natural advance, the (progressive) plan, the


(true) way.
tion to those
this

Obstruction to this brings destruc-

who
the

obstruct.

Conformity with
all

procures continuous happiness for


first

men.

Seek ye

Kingdom

of God, the natural


of the Life, the in-

government, the true

way

heritance prepared for you.

And

the greatest

happiness

is

obtained by seeking this way. Luke


XIII. 30, -31.

XIIL 31-35. John


later
this

you

shall take this


is

way.

And sooner And resistance

or
to

way

unwholesome and brings punishment


talk

day by day.

And when men


nature" as
if it

of the

"conquest of
they talk
the earth,

were a violent

strife

like capitalists,

men who would own


9.

heirs of the devil, sons of the past


(hell).
13.

(darkness)

Mat. IV.

Luke

IV. 5-7.

Mat. XXII.

Mat. XXIII. 13-15.


allies

For

man

advances as

he

himself with or unites with or avails

himself of or merges with (the power of) nature,


the Will of

God

itself.

And man

prospers as

he hears and obeys the truth and follows the

way

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT

11

marked out by it. John XIV. 6. And Niature at last cuts off and eliminates non-conformity and These are non-conformists. John XV. 1-27. withered branches, sons of perdition and shall
never wear the seamless robe.
nated and
left

They
12.

are elimipast.

dead in the night of the

Mat. XXII.

11-13.

John XVII.

XIII.

30.

Acts

I.

16-20.
mill of nature

The

works according to the


to this plan
it

eternal plan

and according
sifts justly.

grinds

regularly

and

And

for the life of

men and
ble

for the true progress of


is

humane way
first

the easy

man the sensiway and is the


other things the

progressive and prophetic way.

Seek ye

and above

all

"government," "Kingdom" of
shall

God and you

know the truth (John XVII. 17) and the word of God shall make you free. John VIII. 32. And man shall continuously glorify God (flourish) and enjoy the Earth. And the "Son of Man," the noble man, the man who hallows the supernal ideal, the man of the new dispensation, the man proud of true accomplishment,

12

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:

has the divine favor and shall be acceleratedly


glorified

and by and

in

him (accordingly)
be
8.

(corXIII.

respondingly)
31, 32.
1,

God
1-3.

shall

glorified,

John

XIV.

XV.

XVI.

13, 14.

XVII.

4. 22-26.

And God
men.

is

glorified in

every noble act of

And

the sordid
gorilla
gorilla.

man

shall shall

be

left

behind as

unto the
than the
live

and he

be more extinct be suffered to

He

shall not

nor to procreate not even as a specimen of

the beast, not even as a horrid example.


shall die the eternal death.

He

And damned
Mat. XXII.

forever
11-13.

in

darkness he shall

lie.

John XIV. 29.


he
shall lie

He

is

eternally

damned; bound

hand and foot and shrouded

in utter darkness

damned

forever.

Capitalism taxes and oppresses

man

for

man

can be taxed and oppressed. cannot be tixed nor oppressed.


in

Inanimate earth

The

great virtue

ownership

is

the

power

to tax or oppress.

And man
not be

shall

not be taxed and the earth shall


there shall be free

owned and

and

equit-

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


able

13

and abundant production,


10.

distribution

and
to

consumption. John X.
tax and to oppress
is

And

the

power

capital, the

And

it

is

the scourge of

money power. God. And let men

beware.

Every

man

shall

be his brother's keeper but

not his brother's oppressor.

And

taixation

is

obstruction to the free and true diFusion of the


blessing of

God and
shall

to the free

and true

dis-

tribution of the blessings of

God.

And men

put fear out of the world and

shall drive the devil, the spirit of evil, the

money

power out of

it.

And man
tize

shall

John IV. 18. Mat. IV. 10-11. abolish ownership and demoneI

the world

and

shall reduce
it

its

value,

its

"wealth," to zero; and

cannot be measured in

money.
capital,

Ownership
the

shall

be no more
shall

and

power of ownership,

be no
things

more, and the value of


shall

money and

of

all

be zero and there shall not be any pur-

chase in
shall

money and money and money power


There
is

be no more.

no merchandise
of God.

in

the true government, the

Kingdom

John

14

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


1

II.

6.

And man's
i.

debts shall be overcome and

passed by;

e.,

automatically annihilated.

And

man And
the

shall not

be chained
is

to the past, the dead.

ownership

the "security" of capitalism,


devil,
2. 3.
is

kingdom of the
Mat.

and

it

shall

be de-

stroyed.

XXIV.
is

Luke XXI.

5-7.

And to
To
is

tax posterity

the attempt of tyranny.

tax the future

to oppose the present

and

to

postpone the blessing of God.


to tax

And

to oppress

and

to incur the curse of


is

God.

And
be

every tax of capitalism

an overtax.
shall

And
is

Israel is free

and her children


For the
it

born and
the

shall live free.

God

of Israel

God

of Life.

And

is

insanity to love

the hell that unto us the dead decree.

And

industrial
it

or productive activity
all

shall

be free and in

the world shall be freely

arranged and freely blessed.

And

industry, or

productive activity, production distribution and

consumption;

shall

be truly regulated

not

pre-

vented nor obstructed.


used
shall

And the earth shall be rightly, gloriously. And the whole earth be used for the glory of God and man.

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT

15

And man shall glorify, shall flourish gloriously. And true adjustment, divine justice; shall be the law, and health shall never fail. And in happiness every true man shall live. Men shall hear the truth and the whole earth
shall

be under the true government, the Kingof God.


(spirit of the) Christ shall reign

dom

The
finite

on earth
In in-

and the Kingdom of


health
is
I

God
The

shall obtain.

glory and in supernal beauty and in perfect

man
III.

shall live.

state of

man

herein

free

and noble, transcendental and


1-3.

"glorified."

John

Jude 24, 25. John XII. 28-30,


dead.
Israel

31, 49, 50. XIII. 31.

Forgive your debtors and debt

is

shall cast out debt and every son of Israel shall

be free and out of debt.


of bondage to

All Israel shall be out


Is.

Mammon.

LVIII.

6.

LIX. 1-14.

There

shall

be no poverty nor property nor


the rich shall not rule over the
3,
7.

Mammon. And
poor.
rich

Prov. XXI.

For there

shall

be no

nor poor

of that sort.

You

shall

not serve

the prince of the world of property, the father of

16

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


the king of darkness, debt, death and hell.
5-9.

liars,

Mat. IV. 8-10. Luke IV.


1 .

John XIV.

19-31.

And Mammon shall not be, XXI. 3 XVI. and money, the measure of Mammon, shall not
1 1
.

be.

And
only

the rule of

money

shall

not be.
is

You
and

shall serve the

Him
Is.

God whose word shall you serve. And


upon you. Luke

truth,

the spirit of
IV. 8, 18-19.

the Lord will be

LVIII. 4-6.

The power (name) of God you shall freely allow (hallow). The true government shall
freely

come.

As heaven

is

(governed) so shall

Your daily bread you shall be duly given. Your debts you shall be forgiven and your debtors you shall forgive. You shall be led away from the influence (temptation) of the devil. And you shall be delivered
you (earth) be (governed).
from
evil.

You

shall leave

behind you the world of debt,


hell

condemnation, death,

and

fear.

The knowledge
and

of the truth shall glorify

you

this glorification shall transfigure

you.

And

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


you
shall live in the

17

world of

truth.

And

Elias

shall restore all things to the state of justice

and
1 I

the times of restitution are near.

Mat. XVII.

Mark
perity

IX. 12.

Acts

III.

21.

And
III.

the effulgent

era of universal
shall

and permanent peace and prosActs


shall
19.

appear.
light

And
man

the

prophets

of

not

be derided
every

nor
shall

smitten nor persecuted.

And

be

efficient

and so

shall the

whole nation

be.

And And men

the prophets of light shall be vindicated. the light of the world


shall

and the hearts of


be uplifted.

be magnified and

shall

Hear
tyrants
military

ye,

Israel!

We

inveigh against

mudor

dlers meddlers

and

violators

and
force

all

hypocrites

and oppressors whether

civil religious

and

all

those

who by

and by fraud
the true
1

oppose the true advance of man, and prevent


the

coming of the kingdom of


12, 13.

Israel,

government, the Kingdom of God. Mat. XI.

2.

XXII.

XXIII. 14-39.

XXIV.

1-3.

We advocate
the universe.

the conservation of the fabric of

the plan, the progressive

scheme of the Life of and uphold the


light of

We

uplift

18

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


John XII. 34, 35, 46. IX. 5, 15. We announce the immediate VIII. 12.

the world.
III.

19.

abandonment of capitalism ("the desolation of Jerusalem"). We announce the passing by of the old "world" or government or city, the old
Jerusalem, capitalism, the world of ownership.

And when you

shall see the

world ("Jerusalem")

compassed with armies know that the end or

abandonment ("desolation") thereof is near. Luke XXI. 20. We terminate ("fulfill") the
times and the cruelty of the gentiles and the
treading

down

of

the

world under foot by


24.

murderous armies.
the

Luke XXI.
and the

We
We

quell

madness and quench the slaughter of men.


heal the striker
stricken.

We

overthe
the

come the wrath and the wrangling and wrong among the people. 23. We cure
perplexity and the terror of
the distress of nations.

men and we
take

relieve

We

away

fear

and

failing

and misgiving and anxiety and

despair from the hearts of men.

Luke XXI.
distribute

23-26.

And we

freely

and abundantly
life.

the water

and the blessings of

Mat. X. 42.

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


Mark
just,

19

IX. 41.
glorious

And we

assure

all

men

of the

and good times


(the son of

that shall

come
freely

and
fill

glorify

man

man) and
good

the

earth

with

abundant
I.

things.
XIII.

Luke XXI.
30-36.
tively
this

27, 28.

Luke

51-54.

John

Let not your hearts be troubled.


glorify.

Ac-

Help forward

this

movement,

world-wide change in the hearts and in


Zealously propagate the

the aFairs of men.

divine plant, the true government.


34-36.

Luke XXI.

XXIV. Mark XIIL 20-27. Mat. XV. 13. Make an end of the "times of the gentiles." Luke XXI. 24. Welcome the
Mat.
42-51.

glory eternal.

Prepare for the universal


is

feast.

"The times

of the gentiles," capitalism,

now,

A. D. 1917. nearly ended. Luke XXI. 24.

The
ment,

true government,

the truthful governthe

the

natural

government,

normal
just,

government, the regular government; the


natural, universal

and happy government, and

the
for

"Kingdom

of God," are but several

names
shall

one and the same government.

There

be no compromise, no commerce with capitalism,

20

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


infidelity,

no

no

adultery.

You cannot

serve

God and serve Mammon. We command direct action,


progressive,

rational, logical,

cosmical action, action that does


capitalists, action

not consult the prejudices of


that proceeds directly.

Proceed directly with the


serve

work

of advance.

You cannot

God and
and

the devil.
to the past.

You cannot cling to You see the road to


Take
it.

the future

the Great City,

the City of the


city

True Peace, Zion, the heavenly

John XIV. 4-6. Primitive quackery and archaic superstition


on
earth.

will not

do

for the great times.

Reject Capitalall
its

ism and
evils,

all its

mockery, ownership and


all his

the devil and

work.

Inaugurate the

great times.

Do

the great things to be

done by
of

men.

The

true government, "the

Kingdom

God";
ness of

solves the problem of employment, in-

sures the righteousness rightfulness


all

and happitreachery

mankind and excludes the indolence


arrogance
cruelty
falsity

insolence

thievery murder and butchery of men.

The

old

government

is

outgrown, outworn

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


and
rotten.

21

Put on the new government, the

new
robe.

garment, the

new

vesture,

the seamless

John XIX. 22-24. Mat. XXVII. 35. Luke XXIII. 34-37. Put it on and it shall cover the
earth.

And

the rotten empire of ragged patches

shall disappear.

The map
it

of capitalism shall be

cast into the garbage gehenna.


is

The law
it

of

God
14.

yours.
earth.

Take

and put

it

on and

shall
9,

cover

the

Mat. XXII.

1-3.

XV.

13.

Mark
of
all

VII. 7.

And you

shall see the restitution

things, the establishment of the divine or

universal justice, the ineffable illumination of the

world. Acts

III.

19-26.

Occupy

the

new house (mansion)


1

(dwelling)

already built for you. John XIV.


place prepared for

-3.

Take

the

you from the foundation of the world. John XIV. 1-4. XVII. 24. Mat. XXV. 34. And as for Capitalism. Luke XXI.
5-7.

Mat.

XXIV.
I

2.

And

as for the capitalist.

XXIV.

50, 51.

And

before

Abraham (Ham-

murabi) was,

am. John VIII. 33-59.

sons of God; be quick, be swift, be true;

prevail against the gates of hell

and break down

22

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


barrier

and repeal every


true inheritance.

between
34.

man and
Frankly
just

his
fol-

Mat.

XXV.

low the comprehensive world-wide,


illustrious plan.

and

Be open, avowed, outspoken; doers of the word. We demand more abundant life. Overcome the capitalistic domination. John
X.
10, 16.

The

world's

afiFairs

are near a crisis

and men
to accept

are about to enter

upon a new era and

and enter

into a

new
is

world.

We

demand

the

government that

not of ownership, not of

Mammon.

We

are not asking for government

ownership, for

we

understand that government

ownership of a few things means no ownership


of those things and that government ownership

means no ownership of any of those things. So therefore, we abandon (the idea of) ownership. We take the true and direct way and we direct you to take the true
of
all

things

way.
3- 1 2.

Mat. VI. 24.

Tim. VI. 7-21.

Gal.

I.

We have taken advanced and high ground


we
see the great city

(Mat. V. 1-20) and

and

we command

the

preferent

use

of

any and

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


of
all

23

things, that use being directed to the gen-

eral glory

advance and happiness of mankind,


greatest

the greatest good to the

number
is

or

simply the greatest good.

half-reasoner

mental

traitor,

traitor to the

mind, a
failure,

political

judas, a faller
vessel.
fail

by the wayside, a
to half reason
is

a weak

And
fulfill,

to miscarry, to

to

to fail to deliver.

An
fail

idea or con-

ception should be followed in the

mind

to its

consequences and
it

if

it

there

in

its results

may

there be
it

abandoned or rejected or damned


in-

before
fliction

is

attempted and time saved and

avoided.

For

all

things

Eire

conceived

somewhere before they are born, even Brooklyn Bridges and steam engines and automobiles, and
as

we theorize even the universe itself. And the human mind is a sort of womb or mould and every work of man a reproduction. The
farmer
is

not the producer, he


is

is

a product.

The
life.

producer

the active spirit of growth, the

And And

the banking, or

money and usury

busi-

ness, shall

go out of the government business.

the government shall go out of the banking

24

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


And
the government shall be rid of

business.

the

money mania.
is

ownership
"credit"

And man shall be rid of the atavism. And what capitalists call
debt and the "credit system"
is

the

debt system, and debt shall be eliminated.

The

debt and taxation or tribute system shall go.

Luke XXIII.

2.
1

In December,

776,

Thomas
and

Paine, to

whom

be praise and peace, began issuing a


tracts called

series of

"The

Crisis,"
first

in January, 1776,

had published
Sense."

his

political

pamphlet,

pamphlet of great influence called

"Common
began

The

first

number of The
and the sunshine

Crisis

with "These are the times that try men's souls:


the

summer

soldier

patriot will,
his

in this crisis, shrink


try;

from the service of


it

coun-

but he that stands

Now

deserves the love

and thanks of men and women."

The world

is

now in
and

a state of active agitation, transformation

transition

and

is

about to hatch out of the

despotism of dollars into the Commonwealth of

Commonsense.

You

will not hatch cut

up

in

pieces but will hatch entire.

And we

call

you

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT

25

out of your prison and into your greater citizenship,

your greater
call

activity,

your grander world.


self.

And we
you

you

to

your greater
life.
it

We

call

into the

greater

John X. 10. And in and Mammon. And


serve ownership.

Luke IV. 18, 19. you cannot serve God

to serve

Mammon

is

to

Those times
their souls ;

tried the courage,

honor, intelligence, invention and constancy of

men, the quality of


telligence

and these present


try the

times prove the courage, constancy, honor, in-

and invention of men and

And these times test the power of prophecy. And the great things we must have shall come to us. And they will come to us as we come to them. And as there
quality of men's souls.

are great things to be

done and a great work

to

be

fulfilled,

we now mention some


and we
indicate to

of the things

or facts

we have

here on hand or in our stock

store or treasury,

you

to

some

extent the
the work.
Jas.
I.

means and the

cost

and the benefit of

Mat. XIIL 52.

Luke XIV. 28-35.


a
greater

22-25.
is,

Language

generally speaking,

26

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


blood.

bond among men than race or

And

common
is

purpose, a

common

religion or intent

a greater bond than even a

common

language.

And

our intent

is

to establish peace

on

earth,

good-will

among men,
of God."

universal

justice,

the

"Kingdom

And

"the

Kingdom

of

God" on earth is the great government of Man. The U. S. is of the English speaking language or civilization. The British Empire, taken together with the government of the U. S. A.,

predominates more or

less

completely over one-

third of the landed surface of the globe

and the

English language

over the earth

more generally disseminated than any other. The western


is

hemisphere

contains

about

one-third

of

the

landed surface of the earth.


nearly one-half
is

Of

this territory
;

of the English language

of

its

population
half
is

much more

than one-half.

The

other
are

occupied by our friends,

for

we

friendly with the Latin

World and are

consider-

ably latinized and


civilization.

much

identified with the latin

many

races,

And we and we

are the glorious blend of


are friends of the true

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


nobility of all the world.

27

And

all
all

Americans
learn

should be great and they should

good

manners.

Let us

make

secure and magnify our


are specially called

peaceful splendor.

And we

upon
can

to consider the glorification of the

New
thing

World.

Let us bring blessings to

all

our Ameri-

sisters

and

to all the world.

The one
is is

among

us that mars our true friendship with the

inhabitants of the great

America

the aggressive
trying to force

"wealth" of

this

country which

our people to strike Mexico and oppress the

demands that we uphold a state of affairs that in Mexico is decadent and even also among ourselves. We proclaim America Libre
peon.
It

and Mexico Free.

American

soldiery in

any

great quantity cannot be relied

upon
U.

to protect
S.,

even the American Capital


less to force
it

in the

upon any other country.

much Our

duty

is

to help Mexico.

We
in

had better dig had better send

ditches

and build dams

Mexico than dig

trenches and build forts.

We

corn to Mexico than lead.

Throughout

all

the territory of

America (with

28

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:

slight exception) there are three great languages,

and two are so nearly


dialects of the

allied as

almost to be

same language.

These languages
French
in

are English, Spanish

and Portuguese.
also

and Dutch are spoken on the mainland


and Dutch Guiana, and
islands,

French
the
etc.

somewhat on and French somewhat in Canada,


all

And

with

of these

we

are friends.

We

are a

world power and


world
afFairs

in our
it

way we

are engaged in
to face

and

becomes us

world

responsibility.

And we

will not snivel ourselves

into insignificance

and out of our true position

and opportunity.
savagery to
pillage.

And we

will

not be

an
the

over-burdened and top-heavy

Rome

for active
all

Our people abandon


illusion of

phantasmagoria and
eliminate
all

Mammon
all

and
fears

of

its

insanity

and

of

its

and horrors.

As a

matter of national policy our


diligently learn either the

young people should

Spanish or Portuguese language, or both, and


should correspondingly cultivate friendship with
the people and endeavor to bring
all

of

them

free-

dom, knowledge and happiness and

all

the good

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


things of this world.

29

And

societies to this

end

should be formed throughout America.

And
let

every

American who enters those countries

should be a messenger of good-will.


people
try.

And

nor
is

who are non-grata stay out of any counAnd let not their governments use threats, force, nor fraud to force them into it. And it
at-

a policy repugnant to true Americanism to

tempt to impose oppression and tyranny or any


of the darkness of the worship of the past over
it.

And

the rule of dollar diplomacy

is

hereby
hereby
is

repudiated.
annihilated.

The law

of blood

and

steel is

And

the land-owning invader

hereby quelled and ousted.


will
It

Woman

suffrage

obtain throughout the enlightened world.

becomes our

women

to enthusiastically learn

Spanish or Portuguese or both and to


themselves friendly with the

make

women
all

of Latin
nobility,

America and respected


ties

for goodness,

kindness and intelligence and


of a true

of those quali-

woman

that impel all the world to


I.

call

her blessed.

Luke

45-48.
all

And

there

is

a
to

great

work

of Peace for

American women

30

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:

do and our women may learn from the women of Latin America, and they from ours. And let

them

all

be commonly welcome as gracious

guests and pleasant teachers.

And
it

they

may go
willed.

and come and

travel

on

all

the highways and

byways and

settle

wherever

may be

And may
ple

they invariably add to the comfort,

joy, light, intelligence

and happiness of the peosettle

among whom

they

and of the world.


shall shine.

And And

glories shall rise

and splendors

the caste distinction against the original

native

American should

entirely disappear.

And

the goodness and kindness of the Latin Ameri-

can has not heretofore been given the promi-

nence that

it

deserves.
it

And

as to the true
all

American
far as

citizen,

becomes us

to atone as

we

can for the crimes that


the

mitted

against

we have comAmerican Indian in the


in
all

Republic of the U. S. by bringing benefits and


true

freedom to him, both here and

America.

And

those

crimes

were generally

committed by us

in another

day and we would


the wickedness of

not commit them now.

And

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


those days

31

we would
and

overcome.

The English

civilization is in civilization

good standing with the Latin

also with the Slavic.

And more

than half of Europe and also a large part of

Asia
it

is

under the Slavic predominance and with

we are friends and will always stay friends. And all Germany is cooperating in war and has
only ownership to abolish to unite in the true
peace.

And we are many. And we and


tell

friends with the true Gerall

the world shall forever

of the glory of her prowess, her discoveries

and her achievements.


remember.
lish,

And

faithfully let us
is

Nearly

all

of Africa

French, Eng-

Belgian, Portuguese and Italian.


shall

And what
be told at

of

it

remain German

we

shall

war of the ending of the times of the gentiles, the war of the universal emancipation, the war of the downfall of capital, and the war of the ending of capitalism. Luke XXI. 24. And there will be peace in Africa and the borders there as clear of menace as the
the ending of this
line

between us and Canada.


its

And

Australia

with

glorious sister isles

is

unstained by blood

32

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


filled

and

with

light, joy,

promise and progress,

and together they

shall

advance.

And

see the

splendid future prep>ared for them.

See the great


shall flourish

microcosm of the South Seas.

Asia

and the

light shall shine.

Times change.
in
less

Men's

messages girdle the earth


minutes.

than forty

Submersible

freighters

swim from

Bremen to New York. Aeroplanes fly from New York to San Francisco. And to every man every man shall be a neighbor. Luke X. 29-37. And much that was considered good statesmanship fifty years ago

statesmanship

him who has


3-37.

XVII.
is

known not to be good now. And who is neighbor to fallen among thieves? Luke X. And men run to and fro and
is

knowledge

increased.

Dan. XII.

4.

And

secrecy and mystery shall no longer be business.

And And
shall

the empire of
evil

money

shall

be no more.

deeds love capitalism

and capitalism

be

dispelled.

And

evil

deeds shall be no

more.
hidden.

And

all

shall

be revealed and nothing

Mat. X. 26.

Luke

XII.

2.

We
we

are

getting into a world of light, or rather

are

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


beginning to see
of God.

33

the great world, the

Kingdom

We

have wireless telegraphy and a

thousand things not

known a
in

few^ years ago.


fulfill-

And more

transcendent discoveries and


the last

ments have been made


years and
all

25 years

of man's existence than in the previous

2500

more

in

the last 50 years than in

his

previous existence.

And

the state of

affairs

has

come

to

where capitalism cannot hold

and we naturally burst through capitalism and


break out of the world of ownership.
free

man

of debt and raze the prison.


is

And we The God


this

of

Murder

bleeding to death in Europe and

there will in

due time be a cessation of

dreadful war.

And
the

in all

America we have,

comparatively speaking, peace.

And

the Stars

and Stripes
noble.

is

emblem
is

of true freedom.

And

the true American

ever just and

humane and
mountains

And
every

the true sons of the land of the

free bring joy to every

nook

in the

and
a
is

home on the plains. There will be reckoning among nations. The British Empire
to

financially

bankrupt and as a consequence of

34

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


its

this,

enemies expect

it

to disrupt.

Herein
toil

they are mistaken, for Britain's faithful sons

upward, and

will reach the light of the full day.


all

And And

the lion and

the lion's whelps shall

live.

the sceptre shall not depart from Judah

nor a law-giver from under his feet until Peace


(Shiloh) come, and under
it

shall all the nations

of the earth gather into one.

Gen. XLIX.

10.

And

capital

is

the

power of ownership, the


will

money power. There


make some
tories

be a reckoning

among

the nations of Europe and at least four will


sort of

an agreement and probably


alliance.

a permanent peace

They have

terri-

from the

frigid zone,

extending across the

tropics.

And

also so

have our friendly nations

And with capital out we could now commune a glorious welfare. And the Congo can go to Cape Town and to Nova Zembla and the Amazon to Nome and to Tierra del Fuego and vice versa. And we can easily cross East and West. And the natural lines of
of America.

the world's distribution are N. and S. fully as

much

as E.

and W.

We

are showing

you a

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


few
XIII.
facts of

35

a treasury or store of
28-35.
is

facts.

Mat.

52.

Luke XIV.

And

standing

stark

and staring before us

the gaunt, pallid,

enslaved and suffering working world with a


prodigious monetary debt

upon

it,

which, acit

cording to the conditions of capitalism,

can

never in
to

all

eternity pay.

And Europe
1917a

is

assessed

pay

in these

days about

tax of

more

than ten million young males and the suffering


of

women

not counted.
life

And

in capitalism the

heavy tax upon

never ceases.

gnawing of the worm never ends.

And And

the the

smoke of torment ever

ascends.

And

the high
1 1

cost of living ever increases.

Rev. XIV.

Mark

IX. 44.

Is.

LXVI.

24.

Now
affairs.

Capitalism offers no pleasant nor true

solution for this apparently appalling state of

Capitalism

is,

or the (constituency of
is,

the)

money power
its chiefs,

or capitalistic world

of the

opinion that a solution of this will be forthcoming from


or from
its

chief experts or

"financiers" economists or "scribes" or spokes-

men

or prophets.

And

it is

of the opinion that

36

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


and of bombs
of course
will acqui-

the world of bayonets

esce in or will agree to that solution, will be

bribed to uphold

it.

And

it

expects

its

own

line of judges to stand

by

that

law and by

those prophets. Financial chief experts or priests


or economists consider themselves to be exceed-

ingly practical, but their practical methods in-

clude the monetary bondage of the world and


the deluge of blood in Europe and the blood of
true prophets

and

saints

and of

all

that

have

been murdered upon

earth.

Rev. XVIII. 23, 24.

Mammonists
as
failures.

are being discredited as rulers,


financiers

and
be

philosophers

are

known

to

And

as philanthropists they are

known

to

be hypocrites.

Mat. XXII.

10.

XXIII. 1-39.

And

they desire more protection and of pro-

tection they

have already had too much.

And

the protection they

demand

is

that they shall be

protected in their practice of taxing the people.

They demand

protection to tribute unto Caesar.

And
the

they

call this

a "right."

They demand
a wealth of

that
dis-

body public
and

shall cherish

gusting

enfeebling

parasites.

And

for

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


opposing or forbidding
fied;

37

this the Christ

but this was some time ago.


forbid
it

was cruciLuke XXIIL 2.

We

now and do

not expect to be even

imprisoned, for these are not Caesar's times.

And we
sale

declare the world to be


i.

no longer under
i.

Caesar's lance;
(at

e.,

sub hasta publica;

e.,

for

public

auction).

The plan

of

the

financiers of the

world

is

to starve progress in

order to fatten "wealth."

Under

their plan

hordes of

men and women,

both opulent and indigent, loaf while other such


hordes engage in pernicious employments such
as organized murder,
tation

and organized

social osten-

and organized public

pillage or taxation

or publicanism.
fattens

Mat. IX. 10-13.


princes

And

Capital

and

its

and taxers batten.

And

a world writhes in pain while hireling souls,


servants of
hell,

Mammonists and

hypocrites
retri-

preach more subservience and invite more


bution.

Deut. XXXII. 35.

Rom.

XII. 19.

Heb.
22.

X. 28-3 L

Luke XXI.

22.

Mat.

XXIV.

Mark

XIII. 20.

And

great Capitalistic "business

men," "economists," "statesmen," "financiers,"

38

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


weirn us Americans and
tell

etc.,

us that at the

war of Armageddon we are to suffer from a great "commercial assault," and they call upon us to bear up against this with becoming fortitude. Rev. XVI. 16. They counsel us to prepare for this new demand. And we believe
close of this
in preparedness.

And we

are prepared against

them and against


over them
right
all.

this assault.

Pressed by comw^e will

mercial fiends Elast and

West

triumph

And we
it.

will not sell


will take

our birthis

nor buy

We
w^ill

what

ours
is

and give Caesar's unto Caesar.


nothing.

Caesar's

And we

maintain and sustain the

honor of the U.
in every land

S.

of

America and the glory

of the spirit of freedom justice honor and truth

and on every sea throughout the

world.
flame.

And if it must be, our swift sword shall And it is foreign to dismay and it
fear.

knoweth not
sponsibility

We

shrink from no true re-

and we shirk no true duty.


are guided

force be necessary then with force will


there.

And if we be
of

We

by the

light of Liberty,
spirit

and we serve the soul of honor; the

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


truth.

39

John XVI.
is

13.

Mat. X. 32-42.

Luke
spirit

XXII. 36-38.

We have the
directly

courage of the

which

without fear and

we have
I

the soul
soul.

which proceedeth

from the great

We We

have the soul of magnanimity.


proceed without deviation.
ye.

John IV.
directly.

We act

Hear

Capitalists

think that the industries of the

world cannot be carried on without money nor


the civilization without ownership.
true that they cannot in capitalism.

And it is But we are


I

not in capitalism,
II.

we have

not that mind.

Cor.

9-16.

We have gone out of capitalism. And


it

all

the world shall go out of


us.

and become one

with

And upon
Mat.

ourselves

we

take the reall

sponsibility of the world's affairs


implies.

and

that this

XXIV.

44-47.

Luke XXI. 33-38.


shelter, edu-

We
will

will

abundantly feed, clothe,

cate, house,

and encourage the people and we


economical way.

do

it

in the truly

And we
demand
the

do not consult the money power.

We
10.

more abundant
legend,

life.

John X.
trust,"

And

"In

God we

on the American

40

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


Elagle shall

Double

become

true,

and the coin a

beautiful medallion in a world without

commerce

and without ownership.

It

will

some time be

shown

as

a piece of excellent w^orkmanship

executed in generally benighted times.

And
it is

Americans

will

be pleased to remember that


all
is

the most beautiful coin of


that the goddess of liberty

those antiques and


elegantly engraved

upon
trust.*'

it

and

also

the

legend,
is

"In

the
live

And upon it God of Money,


and

nothing

said of

God we Mammon,
shall

Mammon

The U. S. and Commerce shall die.


the devil.
life.

We
TTie

demand more abundant

John X.

10.

people are w^eary of the cant of the "economists"


of baalism and sick of their endless bosh.
patter of
its

The
be

"business

men"

sickens the souls of


shall

men.
swept
13-17.

And

merchants and salesmen

off the

boards and commerce out of the


15-20.

chambers.

Mark XI. 14, The high cost of

John

II.

1-1 1,

living increases.

We

demand better wine and greater power. John II. We demand more abundant life. 10, 13-16.
John X.
10.

Economic

troubles acceleratedly

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


accumulate and the remedies of financiers
crease the disease of the world.

41

in-

Perhaps even

doctors are not to be blamed for

what they do
to be

not know.

But they should not expect


their ignorance,

admired for

nor demand to be

retained because of their incompetence.

We

presume that any truly honest

man

is

courageous

enough

to face a situation in the face.

and

to look

an argubrought

ment square

Now when

the reckonis

ing of the world's affairs and accounts

up for consideration at the close of the war any truly honest man can plainly see that there
is

only one truly honest salvation,

viz.: the
all

im-

mediate and open repudiation of


debts.

national

Now, let no man who holds any mortgage of any kind upon the face of the earth, make the mistake of supposing that it does not
it

also follow, for

does.

And we

also

announce

that the nullification of the security for mort-

gages, viz.: ownership, also takes place.

And

the empire of

money

falls.

Now
new
it

then, states-

men may

ask,

what does

this

state of affairs

propose to do and what has

to offer to the

42

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


work
is

industry of the world, for the world's

done by men and not by money?


that

We

answer

we

will give steady

and noble employment

to every

man and

every

woman and

surround

him with

infinitely better conditions

than he ever

him an absolutely safe and free life insurance, and a calm, hopeful and active and honest heart; and peace and care for all the days of his old age, and in fact
had before.
will give

And we

for all the days of his

life.

him from
abounding

violence.
life

And we will protect And we will give him


settle

him in a land of beauty, honor, justice, Mercy and And this is infinitely more truth. Mat. XII. 7.
and true pride and
than
it

is

possible for Capitalism to ever do.


15.

Luke XXI. Luke XIII.


its

XVIII. 29-30. Mat. XIX. 23-30.

29-30.

We

hold these things in


at these things

honor but Capitalism sneers


"practical business"

and

knows them not, knows not of them. We do not tell any man that he will not have to work nor that he will only have an hour's work or two hours' work a day, but we do say that all men should be at work of

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


some kind
rationally
in rational life or

43

should be living
rationally

and constructively, or be

and constructively employed during the whole


period of their natural potency or of their
lives,

by no means excludes due rest and preparation and recreation but approves of it
and
this

and the joy of good men


done.

is

in

good work well

work.
active

And men put their hearts into their And we believe in fair play and in proper healthful system. And out of the fulness
45.

of the heart the hand worketh. Mat. XII. 34, 35.

Luke VI.

And moreover we will work men not unto death but we will work them unto life eternal. And the world of debt has passed away. And teixation is over. And the world's
debts have ceased from troubling and are buried
in the past

and the worry of that

is

over.

We

are tired of capitalists railing at the idleness of the propertyless,

and

at the

poor devils out of a

job they cannot get and that capitalists do not


give.

And we

despise

what

capitalists call "suc-

cess."

We

despise their ideal.


capitalists call

And we

scorn

those

men whom

"good business

44

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


;

men" brood
15,

of vipers, sons of
the

hell.

Mat. XXIII.

33.

Capitalism,
loaferism,

combination of or-

ganized

and the hold of cruelty

negation and crime shall


2, 24.

We

now die. Rev. XVIII. pronounce the doom of capitalism.

The incident of its existence on earth is closed. The end of the day of ownership is now near. (1917). Man, and every man, must be in some servitude, some condition of mind or condition in life, some kind of activity, and if he does anything he must be employed at or occupied in

something, and successful employment


pride satisfaction and enjoyment of the

is

the

life

and

success

means
life.

the true progress of

man and
more
promise to

inures to his true happiness.

We demand
And we
lose.

abundant
to love
institute
ing, a

John X.

0.

every true worker, successful employment.

and aspire
a

is

never to

And And we

new method

or system of housekeep-

ship

new economy. John XIII. 34, 35. Owneris the enemy of invention and the opponent

of true accomplishment.
receipt of

And

it

sits

at

the

custom or tax and opposes the true

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


advance of man.
Chattel slavery
is

45

publicly or

ostensibly abrogated
slavery.

and now we abrogate wage-

We

let

the world truly move.

We

in-

stitute the logical

method of housekeeping, the

true

economy.

Wage
we

slavery

is

a necessary

condition of capitalism, the state of aFairs based

on ownership; and

abolish ownership.

We

demand

better conditions.

We

do not demand

higher wages in order that rents and the price of

land and material

may

rise,

taxation intensify,

the difficulty of living increase; and distribution

be strained, straitened,
satisfactory,

difficult, inequitable,

un-

inefficient,

sordid

and

iniquitous.

Remove

all

obstruction to better conditions and

Be ye doers of the word, the will. Jas. I. 22. Mark III. 35. We demand better conditions and show you how to obtain them and by the God of Life and Light we adjure you to assist in obtaining
they will rapidly
in of themselves.

come

them.
Capitalism
is

opposed to the great freedom

and we break capitalism down and remove it and it shall no more encumber the souls of men

46

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


The work of the world and happily done when capitalism,
lives.

nor darken their


will

be well

the belief in ownership, the spirit of

the devil, can

no more prevent.
be
quickly

Mammon, And the new


and
will

economy
tive
cal

will

adjusted
is

smoothly run.

The new plan

simple, effeclogiall-

and

logical.

And

the

team work, the


is

and temporal cooperation;

easy and
will

consistent,

and nearly
lighted.

all

men

naturally
if

quickly find their true places, especially

they

be somewhat
prised to
ists

know with

And you will how little wisdom

be surcapital-

were governed and with what

little

they

governed.
tools,

We

have the workmen and the


is free,

and the earth


is

and the
all

fulness, the

product thereof,
for the glory of

free;

and

shall

be used

God and

the happiness of

man.

And we do
sive
free

not desire a superfluous and excesearth, but a

and crowded population of the

and noble one.


fools.

fewer

We

more fun and demand a more practical


desire

We

world, a world of greater deeds.


free inspiration

We

induce

and noble expression.

We

de-

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


mand
all its

47

the free

sway

of the spirit of Truth with

splendid consequences.

We

ask of

God

the glorious

manhood and

the perfect world.


diffusion of

And
the

men know that the free blessing of God is right. The


let all

abolition of

ownership and the concomitant abandonment of


Capitalism, the monetary, commercial and
slave system,
is

wage
to

the only thing

that

can be

(truly) (safely) done,

and we command you


XIII.

do

it

quickly.
into

John
night.

XIII. 27.

Commercialism
31.

goes

the

Mat.

XIX.

24-30.

Luke
life,

IV. 5-8.

Mat. IV. 8-11.

You

will hatch or

be born into the world of

abundant

of superior intelligence, of

new

freedom of grand opportunity, and of glorious

John X. 10. Let the capitalist worry about your broken shell. Its time is past and
light.
its

day no more.

And you

will absolutely
shell

aban-

don your old

capitalistic

and

it

will

no

longer surround

dom

of

God

is

any part of you. And the kingfor power and glory and beauty
all

and happiness beyond


seen by

that has ever yet


I

been
if

men on

earth.

Cor.

II.

9.

And

48

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


can offer up a continuous
sacrifice in the spirit of

man
ous

bitter

and dolorfor the

murder and

god of property and of death he can


tion in the spirit of truth

better per-

form a sweet and joyful duty devotion or and


for the

obla-

God

of

Life

and of Eternal and Universal Peace.


and they
shall

Capi-

talistic

nations are murderers, thieves and assas-

sins

be done to the death.

As

Capitalism measures so shall she be measured


unto.
6.

And

even double perhaps.


Mat.
if

Rev. XVIII.

They

that govern

by the sword by the sword

shall they perish.

XXVI.

52, 53.

Rev.

XIX.
tion
in a

9, 10.

And

for the defense of the na-

and

in order to carry

on war, everything

country can be temporarily commandeered,

as in the countries of warring Europe, so

can and will and by the power of the

spirit

we we
in

now do,
this

permanently commandeer everything

country in order to carry on the permanent

peace and to save the world.


strike.

And

for this

we

And now you know


to

of the things that belong

your peace. Mat. XIII. 52.

Luke XIV.

28-

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


35.

49

Luke XIX. 37-42.


33.

XVI.

And

John XIV. 1-3, 27-29. domination by the gentiles


is

ends, and Babylon, which

Capitalism, the do-

minion of the
Rev. XVII.
the world
is
I,

gentiles,
5,

falls.

Luke XXI.

24.

15,

18.

XVIII. 1-24.

And

God omnipotent And the new Jerusalem the reigns. XIX. XX. heavenly Zion, appears. XXI. XXII. Mat. XX.
saved and the Lord
25-34.

We
XXVI.

appoint unto you a continuous year of


Ps.
CII.
Is.

Jubilee.

27;

Lev.

XXV.

55,

42.

13-46;
assert

LXI. 1,2; Luke IV.

18, 19. 10.

We We

the will of God.

Mat. VI.

Luke X. 1,2.
declare the unity (freedom) of

God and

(the freedom of)

man.
freedom of
I.

We

ordain the true

man and
46.

magnify the freedom of God. Luke


advance
the
in accord

We

with the music of the spheres,

harmony

of nature.

We

herald the

coming with power of the


believer, the true citizen,

Son of Man, the true

50

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:

the citizen of the true government, the citizen

XX. XXIV. 27. 42-51; XXV. 13; XXVI. 64. Mark XIII. 36; XIV. 62. Luke XXI. 36. John I. 5L We nullify the money power. We end
of the city of God.

Mat.

39.

34-

the

mortgage blockade.
embargo.

We

raise

the

ownership

We

free the world's industry.


invite

We
you
free

open the door of knowledge and


free
52.

to freely enter into the glorious

world of
free

invention,

expression

and
13.

ad-

vance.

Luke XI.

Mat. XXIII.

We
free

abrogate the institution of property and


its

you from
all

clutches.

We
all

deliver

you

from

of

its

debts and from

of

its

bond-

age. Mat. IV. 8-11.

Luke

IV. 5-8, 18, 19.


all

We

proclaim the true freedom over

the

lands and seas.

They

shall

be cultivated in the

glory benign and they shall be harvested in the

grandeur comprehensive.

We

free

you from

all

financial debts, bonds,

embarrassments, obligations and entanglements.

We

pronounce the
of God.

free

establishment of the

Kingdom

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT

51

We

absolve you from


the spirit of

all

allegiance to the

money power,
Mat. IV. 10.
28; XI.

evil,

the devil.

And
14-17,

to grant this absolution

we have
VI.

plenary power.
3,

Luke

IV. 8.

Heb. VII.
24,

12-16.

Mat.

27-33.
its

The
and
shall

evil thereof

was appropriate unto

day.

We break
you
shall

down

the empire of ownership

not serve

Mammon

(riches, "wealth").
9,

Mat. VI. 24.

Luke XVI.

13.

You

serve the Lord your

God and him


Luke
day.

only shall

you

serve.

Mat. IV. 10.

IV. 8.

We
XXI.

celebrate a

new

Rev. XXI.

1-4.

And we
5;
XIII. 34.

joyfully

welcome a new world.


1-9.

Rev.

XXI.

6-11, 22-27; XXII.

John
all

We
Mat.

preach to

all

the world and

command

nations to support this gospel of the kingdom.

XXIV.

14.

CHAPTER
Capitalism
is

11.

the

name

of the system, of (huis

man)
"so

aFairs in

which ownership

practiced.

"As man thinketh


is

in his heart," or believeth,

he," so manifesteth he.

In this

book the "ism" or


is
it

belief that

owner-

ship

is

right

called capitalism
is

and anyone

who

holds to

called a capitalist.

He

is

of

the (world)

(house)

(temple)

(creed)

(city)

(state of belief) called capitalism.

The
is

belief in state of

ownership

is

called capitalism

and the

(human)

affairs

under that belief


is

also called

capitalism.

The one

the belief, the other, the

action or state of affairs in or under the belief.

The

Christ called capitalism "the world"

and

"this world."

Capitalism

is

the unjust world,


tribulation,

John XVII.
33, the
der, debt, sin

16, the

world of

XVI.

low world, the world of Mammon, murand low-mindedness, the world of


is

which the Christ


dresses
it

not.

XIII.

23.

He

ad^

as "thou that killest the prophets."

Mat. XXIII. 37.

And

Jesus departed from this

54

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


(temple)
(state)

world

and

said

that
it

there

shall not

be

left

here one stone (law) of

upon
(re-

another that shall not be thrown


pealed).

down

XXIV.
is

1. 2.

14. 23, 25. 27. 39, 42-51.

Capitalism
of

the

name

of the state or system

(human) affairs in which ownership is practiced. The command or power given (by men) to ownership is the "Money Power," and is the
power of money.
In this

book the word "value" means the


from the Latin verb
valere,

value expressed by money, commercial value.

The word value


to

is

be strong.

Commerce

is

the interchange of ownership.

Value points to or indicates (the power or


strength of) ownership.

The

strength

of

ownership

(value)

is

ex-

pressed quantitatively by

means of

the (value)

strength of the ownership of the moneteiry unit.

This (quantity of the) strength of ownership


is

called

is

specified as
is

1 .

In the U.
dollar.

S.

the monetary unit

the (gold)

And

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


the strength of
its
I

55

ownership

is

called

1.

Its

(specific) value is

Ownership

is

in negation to the true or just

use of the earth, in opposition to the true progress,

the true freedom, the will, of God, the


It is

natural or divine evolution of mankind.


the denial of God, the repression of
in lack of the Intelligence
telligence,
It is

in

Man.
Rev.

It is

without The

In-

"without the holy city."

XXI

and XXII.

The ownership

of a monetary unit

is

the

com-

mon
ship,
is

unit of measure of the obstruction, owner-

and

is

called the unit of value.

Ownership

obstruction to the natural plan, the will of


to the true

God, and

advance of man, and con-

tinuously brings to
fering,
It is

man

unhappiness and suf-

(It is

an adversity to the true power.)


of the true current.

damming up
negative

Owner(of true

ship

is

(of true progress)

power).
to the
perity.

And

the practice of ownership brings


race adversity, the lack of prosis

human

Vengeance

mine and

pay

as

go.

56

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


XCIV.
I.

Deut. XXXII. 35. Ps.

Rom.

XII. 19.

Heb. 30-39.

book the word commodity means strictly merchandbe dealt in by weight. This is done for precision and to facilitate discussion
In
this

concerning the commodity, money.

Money

is

commodity.

Labor
the earth

is
is

not a commodity.

The surface of not a commodity. The soul of a


Rev. XVIII.
1

man

is

not a commodity.

3.

When
definite

the ownership of a definite weight of a

commodity
then
is

is

accepted as having the

value

1 ,

this definite

weight of

this definite
its
is

commodity

the monetary unit and

value

is

the unit of value and the

commodity

money.

The

curse of ownership shall be lifted from

the earth and

money

shall

not be (money).

In the United States the dollar, or 25.8 grains

of United States gold coin,

is

the monetary unit

and

its

value

is

the unit of value and United


is

States gold coin

the money.
is

That

definite

weight of 25.8 grains

considered and counted

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


as
1

57

and

its

value

is

considered and counted

as

1.

Money

is

made up

of monetary units and has

value at the rate per weight at which the monetary unit has value.

Therefore any given weight

of

money has a
The value
of

fixed or constant arithmetical

value.

any
If

article or unit of

merchan-

dise

is

related or
unit.

compared

to the value of the

monetary
weight

said article of merchandise


article sold

be a commodity (an
is

by weight)

its

directly related to the


it

weight of the
its

money
value

that exchanges for


is

(the price) and


to
it.

inversely

related

the
If its

weight of
weight be
(the price)

money

that

exchanges for

greater than the weight of the


that exchanges for
ble; if less,
it is
it,

money

it is

relatively less valua-

relatively

more valuable;
that
it

if

the

same,

it

is

relatively equally valuable.

If it

be

twice as heavy as the


for,
it it

money
is
it

exchanges

has half the relative value of the


for,

money
(per

exchanges

or

half as valuable

weight) as the

money

exchanges

for, etc.

An

58

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:

avoirdupois pound of any commodity equally


valuable with United States

money

is

worth
is

$271.31

per pound.

United States money


per avoirdupois

always worth $271.31

pound

(and always
pound, the

is

271.31 dollars to the avoirdupois

States commerce).

common pound weight of United Any given weight of money


1

has a fixed or constant mathematical value.

The value

of the monetary unit counts


1

in (the

power of) ownership and counts in commerce, which is the interchange of (the power of) ownership.

(The power of ownership


that

is

"earthly

power.")

Money

is

commodity whose value


its

is

mathematically invariably equal to

weight as
unit.

weighed by the (w^eight of the) monetary

The weight
(counted as)
as)
1.

of the
1

monetary unit
its

is

always

and

value

is

always (counted
is

And

this unity of
is

value

a quality or

distinction, that

an

essential characteristic of

the monetary unit and not of any given quantity

of

any other commodity.


per weight always equals

The count
its

of

money

count per

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


value.

59

The

fact that the


I

monetary unit always


characteristic

has the weight


1

and

also always has the value


is

is

essential to

money and

and

definitive of

money.

Consider value as dissolved

in a definite

common

weight and you will see

something.

The
is

relative

value of commodities

is

their
It

value referred (mathematically) to weight.


the

same

as the relative values of

an equal or

common weight
case of the
is

of each commodity.

And
1.

in the

commodity money
unity or
is

that relative value

standard and always counted as


1

And

to

this relative

the relative value of every

commodity
ogue
in

compared.

Money

has an anal-

water in tables of specific or relative

gravity

where the weight of a common volume


is
is

of water
gravities
relative

specified as

table of specific
list

the

same

as the table or

of the

weights of an equal volume of sub-

stances, always supposing

some one substance


1

as

always having the weight

for this equal or


is

common
ard.

volume.

This substance

the stand-

Consider weight as dissolved in a definite

60

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


volume.

common

table of specific gravity

is

analogous to a table of relative value.

But the great

distinction of

money

is

that

it is

wages, the material for the ownership of which

workmen
terial

in capitalism

work, and also the matribute


is

in

which rent or

exacted and

paid.

Money,

tribute, rent,

and wages; are the

same thing and have


owner, or Lord of

the

Elarth,

same power. The Luke IV. 5, 6, 7, gets

money by exacting tax, rent or tribute, the wage earner gets tribute by exacting rent or
by exacting the same thing. The ills of mankind result from the ill use of power and
tribute,

material in the business house of

human

life.

Without ownership and without taxation and


without

money men

will

naturally freely

and

equitably distribute the gifts of

God and

insure

the general happiness of mankind.

Money
negation.

springs from ownership,

monopoly,

Reduce ownership

to zero

and you
proper

permit the equitable distribution,

the

action of the vital power, the just or right use

of the earth, the universal health, the

kingdom

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


of

61

God and
of

its

righteousness.

Ownership
power.

is

negative

power

the

divine

And
occas-

value points out this negation.

Value

is

ioned by men.

And

value

is

the divine voice

warning

men
is

of this infraction of divine law.

Ownership

an obstruction, a disorder; and

it

occasions disease and distress;


is

and capitalism
is

the belief in ownership

and

a mental

disin-

order,

an obstruction
of truth,

to the Intelligence,
spirit,

an

constancy to the holy


spirit

the public

spirit,

the

and

it is

an abomination to (the an insanitary condition

Kingdom
conflicts

of) God.

It is

(of the general

human make-up). Capitalism with the Kingdom of God, the natcreation,

ural

government of the
it,

and by ceasing
of
life its

to protect
free,

or

by allowing the power


capitalism
is

true

course,

overcome, or
it

eliminated like a disease.

Eliminate

from

your

(cellular) structure.
If

Remove
truly

it

root and

branch.

you serve God you

economize

or keep house in the house of

God, the Kingdom


vital

of God, and

you encourage the

power

power of Life

and you

the

eliminate or abolish dis-

62

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:

ease or "cast out the devil" or allow "angels"


(of the spirit of truth, the public
Spirit)
spirit,

the

Holy

(True ideas)

(true influences)

(Good

Sense) to minister unto you, or

man

to progress

and be happy. Mat. IV.

8-11.

The

disease,

capitalism,

or

the obstruction,
it

ownership, punishes the body politic and costs

a tremendous amount of

vital energy, or

wastes

or fails to properly use or utilize this vital energy.

This waste or failure

is

obviated or pre-

vented in the system advocated by the Christ,

which
merce.
II.
1 .,

is

without ownership,
This
is

money and comI

the truly moral system.

John
men.

etc.

To

serve

God

is

to truly serve

To

maintain ownership punishes the body


afflicts

politic

and

man.

You

cannot serve
is

Mammon.
verse.

And Mammon

man and ownership. You

shall rightly use the natural

laws of the uni-

Every
13.

false plant shall

be uprooted. Mat.
is

XV.
tare.

9,

And Mammon
is

a false plant, a

Mat. XIII.

Ownership
talism
is

upheld in capitalism and capi-

the ownership system

and

it

is

inter-

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


changed
in capitalism

63

and capitalism
it

is

also the

commercial system, and

is

rented or hired
is

out in capitalism, and capitalism


tribute or taxation system.

also
is

the
the

Capitalism

system of legal "hold-up," legalized highway


robbery.

These robbers are usually provided

with

letters of

marque such

as patents of

title

to

lands, franchises for legal freebootery, "rights"

for

committing wrongs upon the highway of


is

life.

Capitalism

the system of: broadcloth beggars,

starving workingmen, honored thieves, tinseled

murderers, lettered hypocrites, and business


cariots.
It

Is-

is

the system of punishment

and
pal-

prisons for true patriots, of

command and
It is

aces for propertied lepers, and of praise and pro-

motion for fawning sycophants.

the sys-

tem of
pers

torturers

and of deceivers and of mer-

chants and of murderers and of false worship-

and of whosoever loveth and maketh a


1

lie.

Rev. XXII.
liveth a
lie.

5.

And whosoever maketh


saints.

lie,

Console

Lord thy suffering

Mat.

XXIV.

22.

Cut

off these

days of tribulation.

64

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


Luke I. 48-52. Seize you upon your inherielect.

Vindicate and exalt thine

Hear you
tance.

Israel.

Isaiah

Mark

XII.

LXV. 16-24. Col. I. 12; III. 24. Luke XX. You shall triumph who
eternal

are of the

feiith

and thenceforth

shall for-

ever rejoice.
pressure
!

Pressure, boys, pressure, pressure,


utterly.

Break down ownership

Break

down

the dollar

dam and

the dollar diplomacy.


is

Capitalism, the system in which ownership


practiced

and

in

which money

obtains,

has a

standard unit

(of the power)

of

ownership,

which

is

the ownership of the (power of the)


unit.

monetary

The (power
is

of the) ownership
I

of the monetary unit

always accounted as
in

and

is

the unit of

power

the Satanocracy
7,

called Capitalism,

Luke

IV. 6,

and
is

it

is

the

unit of commercial account. unit of value.


is

This

called the

The value

of the monetary unit

called the unit of value

and

is

the commercial

account unit.
Salary serfs

work

for units of ownership, or

for the unity of ownership,

and capitalism

is

the

system of money and of servitude to owner-

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


ship.

65

For the power of ownership

is

counted

by means of money.
obstructive

Ownership

is

negative or

and thereon hangs the persistence or

progress of poverty.
In capitalism (the use of)

money

is let,

leased

or lent (out) at usury or interest,

and

capital-

ism

is

the usury or "banking" system,


is lent, leased or let

and the
the use

use of land
rent,

(out) for hire or


is

counted in money, and so also

of men,

and capitalism

is

the rent, the fee, the


(in fact, the taxa-

usury, and the


tion system).

Wage; system:
taxed,
i.

Land cannot be
that
is,

e.,

be painfully or
can be taxed;

onerously burdened, but

men

be painfully, onerously, inequitably or


Mat. XI.
2, 8.
is

unjustly burdened.
II.

Isaiah

I.

4;

2.

To

favor this injustice

to favor the per-

manence of poverty.
single tax.

The

tax

upon man

is
is

the

And

the progress of poverty


is

not

true progress, but


ress

born of resistance to prog-

the true progress of man.

And man
1

shall

progress in the heavenly riches. Mat. VI.

9, 20.

Taxes of

special kinds

and

in various

ways

66

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


by and conceded
to Capitalism, the

are exacted

general conspiracy or cooperation

of

owners

(the government of capitalists), and with part

of this loot or tribute

it

bribes the pawns, peons,

wage
loot

servants, or salary serfs, the soldiers of


lucre

and

engaged

in its preservation, con-

servation and maintenance.

But modern govthis

ernments consist of more than


will unreservedly abolish

and they
all its

ownership with

debts,

bonds,
5.

taxes

and other abominations.


retail

Rev. XVII.

Taxes exacted by a private owner or


sovereign are called by
as rent, interest, fare, royalty, hire, etc.

some other name, such


Taxes
slaves

are usually exacted in money, and

wage

work

for

money, or

for taxes, or for tax, or for

power of ownership, capital. With money they pay exactions of the money power (taxation) (tribute), and to get it they work for the money power. Taxes
taixation, or for tribute, or for the

or
is

money

is

evidence of ownership.

Taxation
in-

the outward, visible crime,

and active sign of the


(belief

ward

capitalism

in

ownership)

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT

67

(belief that the state of ownership, capitalism, is


right, belief that the life of

man
is

in the state of

the

life
is

in

which ownership
is

practiced

and

which

called capitalism,

the right state for

the good of

man).
States cannot produce one

The United

pound

of metal, spear of wheat, ear of corn, bale of


cotton, fleece of wool, yard of cloth, stick of

lumber, brick, gallon of wine, or any useful


thing of any kind, the more, because of the

boasted
call

50

billions of

ownership that

capitalists

"wealth" and say belongs to "us."


Like an exorcised devil that

The
50

new day dawns and you


John
pear.
I.

shall see great things.


1

50.

billion dollar thief will take

wings and disap-

The cloud
is

dissipates, the

new sun

shines,

and the world


Abolish
life
all

clear of debt forever.


all

ownership and

men

will

have

more abundantly and exaltedly and do all work easily and handsomely in the true freedom, the Kingdom of God. John X. 10, 16. The presence of the general abundance of the

68

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


of

life

man

consists in the absence of ownership.

Luke

XII. 15.
re-

Ownership sickens the body-politic and


presses the public
spirit,

and capitalism

is

a sys-

tem of public debt and a


ity.

state of chronic calam-

Eliminate ownership and you eliminate

owners or obstructors, and each and every

man
to

becomes useful and he consequently attends


health, the public

something useful or conducive to the general

harmony, the peace of heaven

and

earth, the happiness of

God and man.

Util-

ity is the quality of conferring happiness,

and

in

men

it

is

called usefulness.

And
first

a useful

man

serves truly in the grand scheme of our being

here on earth.

This

is

the

duty of man.

And

this

duty demands true adjustment to the


general justice.

natural plan,

And you

shall

serve your neighbor as yourself.

You

shall

suddenly find no ownership, and

no commerce or interchange of ownership, and that an American $20 gold piece has no value,
and that
all

monetary indebtedness

is

dead and

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


damned and buried
where no true man
In the true
will

69

in the desert of the past,

is.

In hell leave

it.

economy

or housekeeping

all

men

be naturally easily and justly worked, fed,

educated, sheltered and clothed.

And

the things

we

are

coming

to are as natural as those w^e

have passed by.


flourish

And

every good plant shall


the Perfect Peace shall
i8

among men, and


"Thou
is

reign forever.
thyself"
spirit,

shalt love thy neighbor

the expression of the holy or public

the true or divine principle.


or "restitution of
all

The adjustment
St. Peter,

things,"

Acts

III.

21, will be rapid, joyful

and

easy.

Men

are

all

great gainers
29,

state of affairs.

Luke XVIII.

by the new 30. Mat. XIX.

29, 30.
less

Nine-tenths of the people hold

much

than one-tenth of the ownership or "wealth"


at the cost of

and

much

hardship and suffering.

The new

state of affairs to all of these will


beneficial.

be

miraculously

Marvel not
1

at

this.

John V. 28. Mat. XXI. 42. Mark XII.


truly active

L
all

Protect the state or condition wherein

are

and human industry always happy.

70

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:

Proclaim the day of judgment, the establish-

ment

of justice, the reign of (industrial) peace,

the world of (economic) good will. the noble progress.

Inaugurate

The

belief in the property right

is

a supersti-

tion akin to the belief in the "divine right" of

despots.

The government

of ownership or the

theory of property has no true sanctity, but to


attack
it is

considered by the blind to be a

mark
own-

or act of treason.

But many

that w^ere blind are

receiving sight and beginning to see that


ership
is

without the truth or true government.

We

demand more abundant


doers of the word.

Be ye
and
the

John X. 10. Women shall have


life.

their rights.

And women and men

in

spirit

in truth shall live for the universal or great

humanity, the great glory of accomplishment,

Kingdom
all

of

God and

the transcendent w^orld

to be, the transcendental state of being.

And

upon the high and true humanity, the great and noble citizenship. Every woman and every man has in truth the
they shall
enter
right of the rejection of the evil, the unlovable,

and of the acceptance and

selection of the good,

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


the lovable.

71

We

will secure to

every

man

the

power to exercise this right. Man shall be free. The good shall be. Oppression shall die. Justice

shall

be done.

The

elect

of

God

shall

triumph.

The duty
truth;

of each and every one

is

to en-

deavor, to hear, to

know and

to express the

and

this

endeavor maintains and increases

the true happiness of the world.


37,

and XIX.
this

37.

And

John XVIII. every good thing is


first

added to

endeavor.
it

Seek ye

the King-

dom

of

God and

will include for


is

things.

The Truth
you
is

you all good the word of God, the ex1

pression of nature.
truth in

John XVII.

7.

And

the

your highest expression, the ex-

pression of your nobler nature,

and you have a


crime and suf-

language of deeds and of natural accomplishment.


fering

You

will easily eliminate

from the race when capitalism does not


light,

darken your eyes to the true


the World.

the Light of

By

this light the truth is

seen and

heard, for the "sixth sense" perceives


light.

by

this

Men

can hear without ears and see with-

72

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:

out eyes, or by the light and power immortal.

And

the

Money God

shall

no more
it

glut the

market with wage slaves nor strew


dered men.

with mur-

For Ownership

is

no more and the

money God hath


IV. 10.

ceased to reign and the mar-

ket hath ceased to be.

Rev. XVIII. 8-24. Mat.

Luke

IV. 8.

Do

the right thing in the right time.


instantly.
is

Expel
right right

Iscariot

John

thing to do

to abolish
is

The ownership. The


XIII.

27.

time to do

We
We

Now. demand more abundant


it

in

productiveness.

John X.

10.

demand more

splendid

housekeeping.

JohnX. 10. We demand

the greater glory of

men and
10.

the

greater glorification of God.

John X.

Mat.

XX.
glory

25.

We demand
upon
10.

the establishment of the supernal


is

earth that for us

willed in Heaven.

JohnX.

Mat. VI.

10.

Amen.

CHAPTER
necessary to
weight.

III.

In order to explain the nature of

money

it is

know somewhat

of the subject of

The
are one

grain Troy, avoirdupois

and apothecary

and the same.


Avoirdupois

Grain

Dram
256
16
1

Ounce Pound

Gramme

7000

= = 437.5 27% =

= =

16
1

= =
is

453.59

The avoirdupois pound


the British the grain
great area.

common
States,

unit

weight of that part of the earth which includes

Empire and the United


is

and

the

common

unit weight of that


this

For

it is

through

common

grain

weight that the various British and United States


systems of weight are mentally assimilated and
differentiated or
tive position.

marshaled into their proper


"avoirdupois**
is

rela-

The word

from

avoirs

du

pois,

goods of weight, that

is,

heavy

goods.

74

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


Troy

Lb.
1

Oz.

Dwt.

Grain

Gramme

==

12
1

= =

24 20
1

= = =

5760

480
24
1

= = = =
is

373.2419
31.1035
1.5552

0.0648

A Troy
gold,

ounce, or 480 grains,

the standard

weight used in the United States for weighing

and by

it

crude gold

is

received at the

mint.

By

crude gold

we mean

gold not in the


Silver
is

form of United States money.


dealt in or

also
this

weighed

in the

United States by

weight, but silver

is

not used as

money

in the

United States.
at
its

The United

States

Government

treasury, mint, assay offices, etc., counts


tenths, etc., or decimally,
its

the

Troy ounce, by

and does not count

gold and silver in the

Troy pound nor

in *'penn5rweights" nor "grains,"

but the unit mint weight, or unit weight for

United States minted gold, which


States

is
is

the United the weight

money,

is

25.8 grains, and

of the gold dollar.

The gold

dollar

is

the

mone-

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


tary unit.

75

And
1 .

(the

power

of)

its

ownership

is

counted as

This

is its is

"purchasing power.**

The Troy pound

in Httle or
States.

no use

either in

England or the United

The Troy

system,

named from Troyes, France, where a great annual fair was formerly held, is said to have come
to

Troyes from the "levant" or eastern Mediter-

ranean.

The Troy pound weighs

exactly the

same as the apothecary pound.


Apothecary
Lb.
I

Oz.

Dram

Scruple

Grain

Gramme

12
1

= =

96
8
I

= = =

288

24
3
1

= = = =

5760

480 60
20

= = = =

373.249
31.108
3.888
1.296

Metric

The gramme,

or gram, of the Metric system


centi-,

divides decimally into deci-,

and

milli-

gram, and multiplies into deka-, hecto- and


gram.

kilo-

The kilogram,

or kilo, of 1000 gram,

is

the

unit weight for weighing

heavy

articles,

but the

76

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


is

basis of the system

the gram.

The gram

is

usually the unit of weight in experiments where

small quantities are used and great delicacy in

weighing practiced.

gram 15.432 grains. = gram .45359 kilogram.


1 1

Lb. Av.

453.59

2.2046+ Lb. Av.

Kilogram.

0.0022 Lb. Av.

=
I

0.03527 Oz.

Av.
(
1

15.432 grain. Av.

=
1

gram.
"inter-

5432.356639 grains
Foot

Kilogram

national kilogram" 1884.)

Yard

Inch

Metre or meter

3
1

= =

36
12

= =

0.91438 3.30480
1.00000

39.3708=

One meter
earth.

is

one forty-millionth of a meridthrough the poles of the

ian, or circle i>assing

The weight of one


meter of water
grade,
level).
its
is

millilitre

or cubic centi-

one gram

(at

4 degrees
at

centi-

greatest density,

and
or

the ocean

ten-centimeter cube of water conmillilitre


1

tedns a

thousand

litre

or

liter,

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT

77

weighs a thousand gram, a kilogram, or kilo. litre of water weighs This volume is a litre.

kilo.

A great advantage
it

of this system

is

that

under

man

insensibly absorbs a fair idea of

specific or relative gravity,

and therefore of the

physical world, the world in which


active factor.

man

is

an

For instance,

if

litre

of any
is is

substance weighs two


two,
etc.

kilo its specific gravity

millilitre

or cubic centimetre

usually called a "cc" or "cee cee,"


etc.

by

chemists,

The weight

of

any substance may be mentally


its

considered as dissolved in

volume.

In tables

of specific gravity, with water as the standard,

water

may

be regarded as the substance where


is

one weight

dissolved in one volume, or that

has the standard weight per volume.

The

vol-

ume and
(Its

weight of water supposedly do not


its

change, and

"specific" gravity
is

is

taken as
1

1.

gravity or heaviness

counted as

.)

Pure
vol-

cast lead

weighs

.352 as

much

as the

same

ume

of water,

and by

this rule

pure cast lead has

the sp.gr.

11.352.

(In scientific practice the

78

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


is

weight of water

usually taken at the sea level


its

and

at

4 degrees centigrade,

greatest density.

In articles sold

by weight, value may be conThere


exists
It is

sidered as dissolved in weight.

no
an

value in any weight or in any material.


indication,

an impression upon the mind, a qualfrom ownership.

ity pointing to or resultant


it is

So
this

fair to

assume

that there exists

no weight

in

any

material.

If this

be

so,

where does

weight exist?

Probably
or, rather,

it is

an

illusion of the

human mind;
an

we (commonly) have

illusive, hallucinative or unscientific idea of

weight and also probably of matter.


fore of the world (of matter).
is

And
is,

there-

That

weight

a quality pointing to something as yet not


described or understood.

ascertained,
is

And

it

very likely that clear theories concerning mat-

ter

and mentality or
fields,

spirituality

may

appear.

And new
to you,

new

pastures are pointed out


to be led.

and

into

them you are

You

are to experience great mental advance, and are

on the border of great


enlightenment.

revelation, discovery or

You

are to clearly see where^

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT

79

before darkness completely baFled your mental


vision.

And

perhaps even weight


it

itself will

be

"overcome" as
Weight,

affects the

human

organism.

like light, is radiated

from gravic centers

according to the law of inverse squares, and

some things
novel

that are important

and generally

may

be said concerning weight.

And

as

man knows more


vital horizon,

of the world he "rises," or his

or sphere, includes more.

And

as

man

lives in

a more logical house his health

improves.

Gravic centers are strongly heated

or molecularly excited

and how "the balance of


re-

nature"

is

maintained will yet be completely


all shall

vealed, for

be revealed.

But

first,

put

your

scientific
it,

house in order, or put capitalism


first,

out of

or seek or find,

the true policy of


its

man, the Kingdom of God and


that Light shall

righteousness,

come

to every

man.

The

solu-

tion of the questions, or facts, or wonders, or

miracles, of Nature will then be simple

and

will

be rapidly added unto you, or revealed.


first

But

accept (demand) your redemption (from

Capitalism)

80

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


And
to

those

who have much knowledge


capitalists or believ-

much
ers in

shall

be given, but to

ownership none can come, for by what


it

measure

may come

to them,

by

that

measure

cease they to be capitalists or harborers of capitalism,

worshippers of error, victims of igno-

rance, abettors of inquity, lovers of darkness.

Luke

XII. 47, 48.

THE DOLLAR WEIGHT


is

the unit weight with which of the United States.

is
It

weighed the
is

money

the weight

of the moneteiry unit, or dollar of 25.8 grains

"Troy" of United States minted


minted gold of the United States
of the United States.
to be considered as
is

gold.

The

the

money
is
1 ,

And
an

this

25.8 grains
or as
1

entirety,

and

counted as an arithmetical unity, or as

The
is

United States dollar contains 23.22 grains of


pure gold and 2.58 grains of pure copper, or
nine-tenths or .900 fine and weighs 25.8 grains.

The United
a
dollar.
It is

States "silver

dolW"

is
is

not truly
a repre-

a "silver dollar" and

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


sentative or token for the dollar, just as
is

81

"paper dollar."

The
is

"struggle" between "Capital and Labor"

the struggle of Capital, the

power of owner-

ship,

against

progress;
;

of the

Money Power
Heaven
this

against true

government of

hell against

of ignorance against
abolition of ow^nership

Intelligence.

Upon

you

will

no longer think
loss of

of the burning of

San Francisco as the

a
of

quantity of dollars or of so

much (power)

ownership.

Three hundred and eighty-seven Troy ounces


of pure gold alloyed with 43

Troy ounces of pure

copper makes 8000 dollars at the United States

by 9 equals 387; 387 plus 43 equals 430; 8000 multiplied by 25.8 grains equals 206,400 grains equals 430 ounces
mint, or 43 multiplied

Troy.

dollar of the

United States contains 23.22

grains of pure gold.


gives the

To

divide

480 by 23.22

number of dollars that contain the gold of a Troy ounce of pure gold, which is 20.67183+. Pure gold in commerce is worth

82

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


it

$20.67 per Troy ounce, the price given for


the United States mint.

at

But

it is

worth

slightly
is

more than

this, for

480 divided by 23.22


and
this

ex-

actly 20.260/387,

multiplied

by 387

gives 8000, confirming the United States mint


rule that

387 ounces of pure gold

is

used in mak-

ing $8000.

United

of nine-tenths $18.60i%87, $20,260/387, or $18,234/387, or


is

The value money States

of a

Troy ounce of

or very near $18.60.


to the

The copper
is

is

an expense

government, and so

the minting.
is

An
to get
If

avoirdupois pound of pure gold

7000

grains; divide
its

7000 grains of pure gold by 23.22


is

value in dollars, which


divide 20.67

$301.46+.

you

by

the price of silver in


is

cents per ounce, the result


silver

the ratio between

and gold

at that price.
is

For instance,
39,

di-

vide 20.67 by 53, the result


"ratio" between silver

which

is

the

and gold
It

at the price

53

cents per silver ounce.

means
as

that

39 ounces

of pure silver, usually called "fine silver," has

the

same commercial power

one ounce of

pure or "fine gold," or that these weights of

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT

83

these commodities in commercial exchange are of equal value.

34.45, at

At 60 cents the ratio would be 50 cents it would be 41.34, etc., etc.


States

The United
tries).

coins

or

mints free of

charge (except for

work done

for foreign coun-

merchant reckons a demand promis-

sory note against him as indebtedness.

The govThere

ernment of the United States

is

supposed to rep-

resent the people of the United States.


is

no "profit"

to the

United States Government


It

in coining silver into silver dollars.

is

like

coining paper into paper dollars, w^hich

is

to coin

a promise to pay.
to debt,

This shows that value points


is sin,

and debt

and

sin

is

economic de-

linquency, the negation or non-fulfillment of the


right state or condition of activity or
is sin,

life.

Debt
in-

economic, public or moral delinquency,

compliance with the demand of the holy or public spirit,

the just spirit or spirit of justice, in-

tellectual

adjustment

spirit

of
it

truth.

Intelli-

gence.
sciously,
spirit

We

have been borne, as

were, uncon-

from the dark past to

here.

But

this

or influence will

now

lead us

onward from

84

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


and forward
12-15.
into the immortal

this civilization

and
2, 6.

eternal

home
John
is

of the blessed.

John XIV.
5.

John XVI.
15.
I

Feed

my

lambs. John

XXI.

IV.

1.

Rev. XXI.

"Economy"
delinquency
is

good housekeeping.

Economic
debts, de-

imperfect housekeeping, bad govall sins, error, diseases,

ernment; and

linquencies, shortcomings, etc.,

head.
debts.
truth,

come under this They are debts. Do away with our Forgive us our debts. They are not in not in the true economy. They are ununphysiological,

economical,

unphysiocratic
irrational,

("unconstitutional"),

unrighteous,

unholy, unchristian, unsaintly, unglorified, ungodly.

The world pays


owes nothing

or expiates as

it

goes

and

it

to the past.

There

is

no ob-

ligation

upon any man nor upon man to maintain or to cherish or to worship any debt or disease among us. And all debts, diseases and
shortcomings are "uneconomic;" not in good
housekeeping.

And we who

are of the glorified

demand

that the blind, the ulcerous, the treach-

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT

85

erous and the ungodly shall be quickly eliminated.

John

XIII. 27-31.
is

Fourteen and seven-twelfths ounces Troy

one pound avoirdupois.


dupois by this

Multiply pounds avoir-

ounces Troy.

number to convert them into The pound Troy is to the pound


is

avoirdupois as 5760 to 7000, or 144 to 175, or

72 to 87.5.

The ounce Troy

to the

ounce

avoirdupois as 480 to 437.5, or as 192 to 175,


or as

96

to 87.5.

Salt very likely

was

the
it

first

money.

Up

to

a recent date, say 1890,

seems to have been

used as

money

in portions of the

Soudan and

in

parts of Abyssinia,

and

in other places.

The words

"sell"

and "sale" belong


sal

to the
sel

great family of "salt" words:

and

are

Spanish and French for

salt.

Sold, solder, solve,


salvation, solu-

salve, health, hale, holy, save,

tion, solid, soldier, are of this family.

Soldo

is

Italian for

about a United States cent. Five cente1

simi equal

soldo,

20

soldi or

100 centesimi

equal
as

same metal with the same value a French franc and interchangeable with it
1

lira,

the

86

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:

throughout the "Latin Union.*'


5 centimes
;

A French sou
is
1

is

00 centimes, or 20 sous,
is

franc.

The word sou


sou
is

"popular" but not "official"

monetary French.

The

coin popularly called

marked cinq centimes and the coin called 2 sous is marked dix centimes. In like manner
French gold 20 franc piece
Solde
is is

the

popularly

called a "napoleon."

old English for


Italian
is is

wages.

The modern Spanish and


Old French
for sou

sueldo
sold,
is

and
all

soldo.

sol

and

derivatives of solidus.

When
made

anything
solid,

traded for

money

it

is

sold,

metal-

ized, or "realized."

The

first

Roman
was

coin

was

called a solidus

and designated as the daily pay


this

of a soldier.

His pay after

called his

solidarium, which before


in salt
bribe.

was paid

or reckoned

and

called his salarium,

or salary, his

The word soldier is derived from solidus and the word solde is obsolete English for salary
or military pay, and later also for
civil

wages.

The
dus.

Italian soldo, the

French sous, and the Eng-

lish sold, etc.,

are near relatives of the latin soli-

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


The use
of

87

money

precedes any regular sys-

tem of coinage, and old-time ingots of irregular weights and also of regular weights were coins
of

money and

in use before

any country had a


In

regular or exclusive coining place or mint.

payment

for the field of the

Cave

of

Machpelah

Abraham weighed to Ephron, it 1660 B. C, 400 shekels of silver is claimed, "current money with the merchant," meaning probably the accepted or standard money bul(Gen. XXIII.),
lion.

In

China today pure

silver is the accepted

money

of commerce, the "current

money with
on probSee

the merchant."

be 588 B.

The commerce C, was extensive and


for

of Tyre, said to
carried

ably without a regular system of coinage.


Ezekiel

XXVII.

an idea of
is

its

variety

and

importance.
true date of
If all

But there

much doubt

as to the

most prophetical writings.

nations had a uniform monetary unit,


it

say a definite weight of pure gold,


to quick general

would lead
the duty

knowledge of the enormity of

the general debt. of man.

To

eliminate debt

is

Eliminate this debt.

Eliminate the

88

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:

"economic" disease of the world, the taxation,


the waste, the debauchery, the ulceration, the

degradation, the degeneracy, and the unregeneracy.


i.

The debt

of the world

is

"uneconomic,"
i.

e.,

opposed to good housekeeping,


It

e.,

op-

posed to good public policy.


the welfare of man.
It is

is

opposed to

opposed to the health


race.

and happiness of the human

Money
counted.

is

always dealt in by weight, even


it

though regularly coined pieces of


Coins are counters.

are simply

Coins of

money

serve to count themselves and thereby also to

count their
tion of
1

own

value,
1

which

is

in the propor-

value to

weight.
1

In the

money

of the

United States

it is

value to every 25.8 grains,


is

or dollar weight.

The Eagle

258 grains of

United States money, or 10


of one dollar
States.
is

dollars.

The value
is

the unit value of the United

The

"1

value" of a monetary unit

the "account unit" of commercialism and therefore

money has a

constant arithmetical or ac-

count value to any given weight.

To

state the value of

any merchandise

sold

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


by weight
is

89

to state the
it is

weight of

money

that

a given weight of

worth and the weight of


the

money
it is

is

the price.
itself,

If

commodity be money

worth

or

is itself.

demand notes, and when "good" for the money they cour upon their face, they stand at par. They repreToken
coins are practically
sent the of

power of the ownership of the weight


they designate.

money which

The United
it

States declares

by an

act of Congress that

will protect at par its

tokens or pledges, paper

as well as metal, "in the markets,"


this is its

and of course
it is

duty in capitalism.

In capitalism

"in honor

bound"

to

maintain the world in


Therefore,
to give

money

slavery and in degradation.


it

in ultimate case,

must stand ready

gold for these tokens, dollar for nominal dollar;

and therefore the gold coin of the country, the


only
"the

money money

of the country,

is

sometimes called
It is

of ultimate redemption."

also

called the

"basis" of the monetary "system."


is

But the "basis" of any monetary system


error or ownership.

the

Upon

this is built the arro-

90

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


money known
as "the single

gant "system" of

gold standard," and also the "alternative sys-

tem," or "double standard of value" system.


This system
obtained from
1

783,

when
till

the

United States mint was established,


of 1873 precluded silver

the law

money from

the "land

of the free" and from the hut of the slave in

order to please the bondholder.

But "ultimate

redemption" truly consists in the ultimate aban-

donment
last bit

of ownership, the
It is

abandonment of the
obvious, axiomatic,

of ownership.

that the world free of ownership does not serve

the devil and

is

out of hell and

is

free

from the

grip of the bondholder,

and

free

from mortgage,

the grip of death.

Abolish ownership absolutely, unreservedly,

and

"settle" the

"money power" and

its

debts.

Reduce ownership to zero and free man from its bonds and bondage. Luke XXI. 28. Elstablish
"the elect" in Israel and welcome the coming of
the

"Son of Man."
XIII.

Be awake, and
Mat.

Watch.
50, 5l.

Mark

For every

capitalist.

XXIV.

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


There
shall

91

not be a public debt or monetary


shall

bondage.

And government

not be a man-

killing burden.
tion.

Government

shall

be

glorifica-

Any And if
States

piece of paper

money

is

a demand note.

who owes B $10 gives B a United $10 bill B has accepted the taxed indusUnited States

trious activity of the people of the

as debtor, or

pawn

or peon or thrall or as "se-

curity"

and

is

"satisfied."

Nevertheless the
still

claim against the general peon


bill

remains.

successively settles claims between individIt is

uals.

done by a change of owners or "credUnited States owing


the time.

itors," the industry of the

the

bill all

token coins.
jailor or

The same may be said of The government stands as the gueirdian of the thrall. The governIn Capitalism

ment

of Capitalism holds the thrall in duress or

in "security" for the debt.


live in

men

a system of peonage, the peon (pawn)

being the industrial activity and the lord being


the devil, "the prince of this world" (the bondholder).

John

XII.

31.

Luke

IV. 5-7.

It

is

92

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


it is

meet that men should be servants, but


Mat.

not

meet that they should be servants of the

devil.

XX.

25-34.

Mark

IX. 35.

Luke

IV. 8.

Miscreants, misbelievers, believe in the sanctity

of ownership.
is tribute,
is

Property
is

is

plunder, taxa-

tion

interest

legal pillage.

To

tol-

erate usury

to

condone despotism.

To

collect

interest-bearing debt
to

by law

is

to

burden men,
to pre-

pawn

industry, to

empeon men, and

vent true advemce.


true

Ownership represses the


Arise, let

government and oppresses man.

us go hence.

John XIV. 3

The United
ment,
est,
is

States treasury, or fiscal establishinterintri-

a continuous business house or

and has many sources of revenue or


all

come,

comprised under the one head of

bute or taxation, and


tions out

may have
is

bills

or obliga-

whose amount
redemption.

far greater than the

gold
ury,

it

had in the box, case, caisse, cash, or treas-

for

These obligations

shift

owners, or payees, continuously, and

when

these

tokens are "in circulation" they are not in the

United States treasury box or redemption cen-

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


ter.

93

We

deal with an active

and continuous

state of affairs.

We

deal with the civilization

of the world.

And

the light of the world shines

in the spirit of truth.

Behind the money power bench the modern


rifle

takes the place of Caesar's spear

and

tells

the old, old story of murderous conquest and of


brutal

Luke II. 1; XXIII. 1-5. The money power rules by menace, and "does business" on debt or debit usually called "credit." The time or delinquency or debt element enters.
glory.

You are imprisoned, or "doing time" for the money power. The money power holds you
under the aggregate bonded debt of the world

and wastes your blood, darkens your time, mortgages your future, and opposes your happiness;

and

it

would sink you


discouraged.

into the greatest tribulahell.

tion, the

most agonizing

Luke XXI.
29-31.

25, 26.

Be not

Mat.

XXIV.

Your

Luke XXI. 28-31. Stand steady for the Freedom of the World. Override the insolence of finance. Overthrow your debts. Enter determinately upon immortal
redemption draweth nigh.

94

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


Terminate Ownership, mother of Mer5.

advance.

chants and Abominations. Rev. XVII.

Uplift

and uphold the

light of the world.


5.

John XII. 32,

35; VIII. 12; IX.

Import duties are consecrated to the govern-

ment bondholders

or

set'

aside for the

payment
tariflF

of the national debt, and therefore this

question requires no end of "statesmanship,"


for

many

other thieveries or "grafts" are also

protected.

These duties serve to honor the

obli-

gation of the national debt.

They uphold

the

degradation of the people and the disgrace of


the nation.
olies

They

are a "protection" for

monop-

within the boundaries of the country and

they help to sustain the system of tribute, the

Caesarism of Capitalism, the commercialism of


Judas.

An

import tax or duty so high as to be

utterly "protective" allows


article

no import on

that

and furnishes no revenue

to the general

government.

A A

neatly

adjusted
still

lower duty

might furnish revenue and


"protect."

to

some extent

free tariff, or

no duty, does not

"protect" local ownership or monopoly, native

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


or domestic commercial pillage.
furnish
for

95

And

it

does not

any "squeeze" revenue,

graft,

money,
men, no

any "business" holdup. So we have high tariff men, low


men, and
tariff,

tariff

tariff

"tariff for
is

revenue only" men.

Every
tariff"

or tax,

"for revenue only."


rivers of

feed

men find that it takes the Money Power, the


is

"No money to

"beast."

And
more
in

the

more he

fed the hungrier and the

fero-

cious he becomes.

All large contracts

of indebtedness

the

United States are practically payable only in


gold coin.

The

interest-bearing debt both public


all

and private of nearly


Aggregate
interest
is

of the world

is

of gold.

continuous "income" or

tribute paid to the devil's empire, or to hell, for

the government of debt

is hell. is

And

capitalism,

the government of ownership,

the government

of debt.

TTie "gold clause"

is

in effect in every

United States contract of debt.


acted

By an

act en-

by the Congress of the United


the peons,

States the

United States government engages, pledges or

pawns

commons,

or

common

people

96

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:

of the United States to "maintain the equal pur-

chasing power of

all

its

moneys,"

real

and

token, "in the markets."


contracts for the
individuals
in

Nevertheless, in legal

payment of money between


United
States

the

the

"gold

clause" usually appears.

"constitutional law-

yer"
tion

may
is

assert that the

United States Constitu-

"against" anything that might "impair

the obligation of contracts" or interfere with

"vested rights."
are to be winked
all

But the times of


at.

this

ignorance

Acts XVII. 29-32.

depends upon the interpretation.

And And

it

it

may

be that some "vested rights" are invested

wrongs.

No
is

contract of degradation
it

is

binding,

even though
a

degrade the whole nation.


it

And
lest

wrong

not a right, even though

be called

the "right" of property.

And, by the way,

we

forget to

tell it later,

we

will maintain that

"equal purchasing power" at zero.


tution of the United States
is

The

Consti-

to

be interpreted

nobly, and knowingly, can do


if

no wrong.

And

any judge hold

to the darkness of the past let

him be Anathema.

The

light

of the world

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


comes.
you.
23.

97

Meiranatha.

Cor. XVI. 22.

And

to

Tokens are used advantageously


the numerous, usually small
gations,

for settling

and

short-lived obliin

which nevertheless are very great


continually

amount and aggregate importance, and which


are incurred
people.

among

the

common
the great
princi-

But the strangle-hold, death-grip mortis

gage, and money-lending interest,

debt or bond-holding interest.


pal

Payment,

and

interest, to this

must be

in the gold coin,

the

money

of the United States.

The bond-

holding interest, the great tribute-taking hoggery, the

monied supremacy, the money-lending

tyranny, the blood-curdling incubus, holds the

world mortgaged and


6-8, 18.

men

terrified.

Isaiah LXI. 1-4, 8-11.

Luke IV. Money Power


and
in
fear.

princes, princes of gentiles, hold the land con-

quered and

men bound
sustain
this

in debt

They wage

tax industry and retard advance while


slaves

system and tremble


"Business" usually

on the rim of death.

And

maintains wage slaves in fear and degradation.

98

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


it

But some wage slaves


clothes in soft raiment.

feeds at fat tables

and

Behold, they which are

gorgeously apparelled and live delicately are in


kings' courts.
Capitalists

Luke VII. 25. fawn upon wealth


devil.

(Money
or

Kings.)

Mammon
The

and
state
it

worship the
sheep.

Hirelings care not for the

Mat. IV. Luke IV. John X.


called capitalism
is

of

mind

wage
3.

slavery and

is deirk,

ignoble, brutal, cruel, unjust


antichrist.

and unglorinot to be

fied.

It is

John IV.

It is

found

in the

world of

intelligence,

peace and

good-will.

It is

without the holy city and

among

dogs, sorcerers, merchants, murderers, heretics

and

liars.

Rev. XXII.

5.

Before the French Revolution "Milady," in


order to sleep quietly, set thousands of peons or

peasants to beating the marshes with switches


that frogs should not croak.

This "furnished

employment"

to

"French

industry."
If

There

came a bloody
here,

revolution.

revolution

come
and
shall

and men be

in the dark,

and

starless,

unguided, American blood will flood the land to


horses* bridles.

Rev. XIV. 19-20.

That

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


never be, for

99

we

shall

be "within the (holy)

city

and without the wrath of God.** The true peace is in the government which
does not admit of

Mammon

or monopoly,
is

and

monopoly
value,

is

ownership.

Money

a conse-

quence of ownership.

No ownership means no
The
a state

and no value means no money.

''Kingdom*' or "government" of
of affairs in which
into

God

is

money cannot

enter (be)

and

which no "rich man** can

enter,

meaning,

no man with money. In it there is no monetary taxation, no "economic** misrule, no meretricious ostentation, no devil in comof course,

mand, and no

hell to pay.
It is

Rev. XVIII.
affairs

-7,

8.

Luke

IV. 5-8.

a system of

without

ownership and without commerce and "without

money and without


merchandise.**
idea
is

price"
II.

and not "a house of

John

16.

To

drink of this
the
is

to drink of the truth of heaven,


life,**

"water of
"without

the "living water,*' which


price.**

money and without


will, let
i.

John IV.

"Whosoever
life freely,**

e.,

him take of the water of without money, without price.

100

THE ABOUTION OF OWNERSHIP:


I

untaxedly, unhinderedly.
VI. 38.

John V.

8.

Luke

Ownership

is

in the natural negation,

the brutal ineptitude,

the denial of God, the

work

of the devil.

of ownership.

And money is a consequence And logically, money is regarded


symptom
there or concomitant of

not as the evil but simply as an inevitable and


natural attendant or

the evil state or condition or "system."


In the
it

Money Power
no
help,
is

is

no

health,

and

in

there

is

no hope, no remedy, no
a sign, a

sal-

vation.

Money
It

symptom

of the
distinc-

beastly disease, ownership.


tive.
is

And

it

is

"the mark" of the beast.


of

It
It

is is

the
the

symbol,

the sceptre

Mammon.
5, 15, 18.

"mark" of the mercantile money-counting or


putative world. Rev. XVII.
to count.

Putare

is

And the Babylonish woman is the woman who counts money (capitalist). You cannot serve (the true) God and (the God of) ownership. Choose ye the house of
Eternal Life, the

home

of

happy (human)

life.

You

cannot uphold the aristocracy of Satan and


(world-

uphold the democracy of (universal)

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


wide)
(world-redemptive) Love.

101

You

cannot

practice diabolatry
elect,'*

and be of the

"saved,** "the

the sane, the sensible, the truly patriotic,

the truly conservative, and the truly progressive.

Reject Capitalism; the Satanocracy


of
Misrule,

the house

Monopoly,

Money, War, Debts,


the

Bonds, Taxes, Commerce, Theft, Deceit and Suffering; the


bolatrists.

Pandemonium;

Temple of Diaand

Antichrists,

Miscreants, Sycophants,

Betrayers, Hirelings, Hypocrites, Merchants


;

Murderers the Abomination of Desolation standing where


Elarth; the
it

ought not to stand; the Hell on


of Ownership.

House

Mat.

VL

24;

VII. 24-29.

And

the elect shall overthrow this pantheon


left

of evil gods so that there shall not be

here

one law (stone) of


Mat.

it

standing upon another.


5, 6.

XXIV.

1 ,

2.

Luke XXI.
1

We demand
it

abundant

life.

John X.
22.

0.

So be

done.

Be
Mat.

ye doers of the word, not hearers only.

XXIV.

35.

Jas.

I.

CHAPTER

IV.

You shall produce man at the highest standYou shall cultivate this earth at its greatard. Every man shall bless the world. In est glory.
this idea

you are

all

a harmonious economic or

industrial unity or entity.

You
to,

shall

each and

every one, assist in and add


tellectual

the general in-

and "material" advance, and therefore


For the
intellectual

to the general happiness.

and the material move


reflection of the other.

in unison.

One

is

the

companies true
(suflFering)

And true happiness acadvance. And untrue happiness


(Bad

accompanies untrue advance.

government.)

Value points out the error ownership.


index to the lack of truth

An
with

may

exist in truth,
is

and

is

removed when the lack


It is

filled

truth. street

like a red lantern at

pit in the
is

when

the pit

is

filled

the lantern
tell

re-

moved.

Nature gives signs that

whether

human

things, thinks, or thoughts, or impres-

sions, are right or

wrong.

The reading

of these

104

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


is

signs

part of the science of Logic.

Logic

re-

lates to the

verb "to be," the verb of active ex-

istence, or to "the

verb" "the word," the

"will

of

the living God,

the great "1

Am,"

the great "to

be" or "being," the Supreme Active Being.


Logic
is

the science of Revelation, of Invention,

of Inspiration, of Intuition, of Prophecy, or of

"Word," the Mind. And the "Logos" is the "Word." John I. 1-5. Elimination of error,
the

removal of obstruction, enlightenment or reception of light,


is

advance, progress, the acceptance


1

of truth, John XVII.


devil."

7,

"the casting out of the

vance

in

(The advancement of man.) (The Adman.) ("I and my Father are one.")
sense of true adjustment, the sense of

Man
truth.

has no greater sense than the sense of

justice, the

The human mind, the mirror held up to Nature, may have upon it darkened or smoked
places, or

may

be broken, distorted,
is

etc.,

etc.
sci-

To

perfect this reflector

the task of both

ence and religion.

Or we

consider the search for

truth to be the duty of science.

And we

con-

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


sider the

105

upholding thereof to be the duty of


This as

true religion.
faith.

we

regard

it

is

fidelity,

John XVIII. 37. Mark XI. 22. This is the practice of the noblest of mankind, "the elect."
This
is

the true task of

man.

Have no

faith in

the accursed fig tree, Capitalism.


20.

Mat. XXI. 19,

Mark XI. 9-21. Man has advanced as he has become allied with (advancing) nature.
Seek ye
first

the universal laws.


fits

And

the re-

vealed indentures or

with the unrevealed.

And

all is

revealed, to the true instrumentality,

the eye of faith (reason).

And

the mental im-

provement of
ment.
first

man

is

(in) his physical improve-

And

they assist each other.

Seek ye

the
is

Kingdom

of the living God, the

God

of

life;

the great scientific, the great prophetic


patriotic

and the great


33.

commandment. Mat. VI.

Enter ye into
is

this house.

Value

the index pointing out the devil, or

indicating the error of ownership.

To

abolish

ownership

is

to cast out the devil, to cast out

debt, error, shortcoming, unfulfillment, lack; to

enlighten,

to

enliven,

to heal,

to

save;

men.

106

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


indicates the

Value
is

power of ownership.

Value

the index of the

power of ownership, but the


is

power of ownership
tion,

counter-power, obstruc-

and

is

accounted as debt, shortcoming, nonfriction,


is

fulfillment,

delinquency.

The power

of ow^nership
is

sometimes called

capital.

Money

the mathematical or mortal

name

or number,

for the power, or rather, obstruction, ownership.

For the power of ownership or the

Money
It is

Power

is

not a true power but

is

born of (a
the
It

devil) resistance to (the true) Power.


(visible)
is

the

"mark of the (invisible) beast." visible mark of Capitalism. "The love


is

of

money

the root of

all

evil."

Tim. VI.

This love of

money
is

is

the w^orship or workship

of ownership, and in the U. S. the ownership of a dollar


the unit
or

common measure

of ownership.

brings

The passing by of ownership (you into) the "Kingdom of God," the


government, the government or
unopposedly,
untaxedly,
It

truly natural

economy;

that

un-

worrifully blesses and perfects you.

places
all

you where you

all

take a kindly interest in

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


your fellow pilgrims,

107

and where you never


here your task, your

abandon any man.


yoke,
is

And

simple and easy; and your work, your


is light,

burden,

pleasant; but the result of your

effort is transcendental.

There

is

a continuous

generous benevolent universal influence or action

throughout mankind

and

it

is

the

ac-

tion or influence of the universal holy public or

benevolent
free,

spirit;

and
on

this

action

should be
It

unrestricted
all

and unobstructed.
earth,

brings

happiness to

Peace,

Good
this

Will

toward men.

You have been shown


this

way,
is

and also you have been shown that there


danger in taking

no

The way is the way of the Life, and this is the way shown by the Take it. Remove every stone (law) Truth. that obstructs it. Mat. XXIV. 2. Good Will is benevolence, sympathy with,
way.

and accordance
have
it

in;

the plan of creation.

To

is

truly to subsist of or exist in the

creation, or to subsist or eat

(of the flesh and

drink of the blood of God, or) of the great beneficence

and power of the Creator.

("Whoso

108

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:

eateth
eternal

my

flesh,

and drinketh
I

my

blood, hath
uplift him.

life,

and

will eventually

For

my

flesh is

meat indeed and

drink indeed.
drinketh

He

that

eateth

my blood is my flesh and


I

my

blood dwelleth in Me, and

in

him." John VI. 54-65.)

Abandon

the house of hatred, murder,


sin,

comIn-

merce, thievery,

sorrow and
spirit,

sufiFering.

crease the faith, the true

the general inter-

Luke XVII. 5. Overcome the money despotism. Overthrow tribute, taxation, tribulation, and wage slavery, and "equal rights" obtain. Hear "the truth and the truth will make you free." Weaken and kill the laws of usury or interest, and of rent or tax.
change and
distribution.

Abolish at once for

all

debts to be contracted,

the laws for the forcible collection of interest.

And
debt.

at length abolish all debt.

Announce

this

as your policy.

Demand now

the abolition of

Establish free freight

and communication
Let

or free circulation, true distribution.

men
de-

know

it

is

intended that wage-earning shall


is

cease and that the dominion of property

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


posed and
property
is

109

shall end.

Luke L
is

52.

The

right of
is

the

wrong

of ownership and

per-

nicious refuse.

Capitalism

a vermin infested

and

rot infected rookery that shall


fire.

be burnt with

Burn it and eliminate the debt of the world and work no more in it. Enter into the true government and
"unquenchable" or perfect

abandon the house of


Solicitude
for

capitalism, the desolate

abomination. Mat. XXIII. 38.

mankind characterizes Nature's noblemen and to them we They are the salt of the earth. They appeal. have in them the spirit of good government and They are the truly good in this we trust. They have in them citizens, the elect of God.
the

well-being

of

the salvation of the world.


saved. Is.XLII. Mat.
I

And
22.

they shall be
XIII. 20.

XXIV.

Mark

Pet. I.-V.

Occupy the dwelling place or "mansion" prepared for you in the house founded upon eternal
"rock."

Remove

the bars of hell, the laws of


Dissipate
jurispru-

property and take your true place.

ownership.

Disintegrate

capitalistic

no

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


its

dence and see


of God.

disorder abate.
52.

Hear the voice

Luke L

XXI.

6, 22.

Obey

the just sentiment, the voice of the spirit

of general justice, the echo of the true heart,

the voice of God.


officials

Repeal obstruction.

Elect

who

truly consider the public welfare.


^'

Depose the "mighty," the

potentes" of the
a thing that hath

empire of "real estate," finance and taxation.

Luke
left in

I.

52.

And
it

"finance"
is

is

an end.

Now

fined,

finished,

ended and
with

the past.

Mat.

XXIV.
fill

1,2.
the hungry

Depose the arrogant,

Good Things and let Israel remember Mercy, Luke I. St. Mary (Consolatrix Afflictorum).
47-54.

The
justice.

true voice, the voice of God,

is

echoed

in the just sentiment


Install the

and

it

calls

for general
Intelligence.

government of

Overcome the government


Just government
is

of the Boastful Hog.

truly adjusted to the natural

plan and

it is

the government of Divine Justice


It is

approved of God.

not the government of

the enemy, the adversary, the Prince of Property

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT

111

and of poverty. Mat. IV. 9, 10. Luke IV. 6-8. By passing money from hand to hand control
over

men

is

passed and
is

it

may

be said that the

government
(the
it

passed,

for the

government or

activity of capitalism consists in the

work

for

Power

of)

money.

And by
is

counting

the sovereignty of capitalism

accounted.

TTierefore the parable of Caesar's

penny and

also the expression "the almighty dollar." also for this reason

And

some

call

money

"frozen

labor," but
for
it

it

is

not labor that has been done

that

is

"frozen," but the labor that will be


that
is

done for

it,

controlled.

Overthrow
bubble

ownership and the money power

dies, the

of "wealth" bursts and "economic" calamities


cease.
If

flour

be consumed by

fire,

the world loses


to

its utility,

and the owner


is

his

power

deny

its

use.
flour,

Mankind
or

harmed by the burning of the


loss of

which involves concomitantly the

its utility

power of subministering
is

to

human
Emi-

happiness, and this loss


to

uneconomical, averse
Bless.

good housekeeping.

Upbuild.

112

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


Ennoble.
Fulfill.

power.

We see

the light

and
the

hear the voice beyond.


Steadfastness, Courage, Persistence!

Do

good work of
Mercy!

Faith, Reason, Justice,

Truth and

Weary

not in well doing!


shall see the

Overcome

ownership and you

government of

the true peace, the City of Zion, the house of


Israel,

the

New Jerusalem,

the glorious bride, the

Kingdom
XXI.

of God, the vision of the prophets

materialized, incarnated or

"made

flesh."

Rev.

Ml,

22-27. XXII.

And

forever she shall

glorify the Earth


things.

and

fill

the world with good

Peace, the peace of healthful growth and of

happy accomplishment,
the world at peace
is

shall

be with you.

And

the world at good work.

In the world there are


places.
I

many

pleasant dwelling

come

to deliver to each of

you the
Fulfill

place prepared for you.

John XIV.

2.

the destiny or plan outlined.

Live unlimitedly

the glory of the

God

within you.

Reach the

goal of the glorified.

Have

Life abundantly,

follow the

Way,

the Truth, and the Life; and

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


you
shall

113

have eternal (continuous)


Install

(perma-

nent) health and happiness.


sacrifice ; kindness,

mercy, not
1

not ownership. Mat. IX.

3.

XII. 7, 17-21, 25-50.

In this book,

and

for convenience in discuss-

ing value and

word "commodity" means only merchandise dealt in by weight.


money;
the
specific or relative gravity or

Learn the idea of

of the relation or comparison of equi-volume


weights. In
this,

the weights of an equal

volume
to

of

different

substances

are

compared

the

weight of

this
1.

counted as
standard.

volume of some one of these This one of these is called the


if

Relate weight to volume as


in

weight

were dissolved
which means
or
if

volume. For instance, cast lead


1 1

as related to water has the specific gravity


it is
1 1

.352,

.352 times as heavy as water,

any bulk of water weigh one pound the


cast lead

same bulk of

weighs

.352 pounds,
is

or,

as related to bulk or volume, cast lead

11.352

times as heavy as water.


as
if

Relate value to weight

value were dissolved in weight.


standardized

Money

is

the

commodity or the standard

114

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


And
the relative value of different

commodity.

commodities are the same as the ascertained or


specific values of

an equal weight of those comas

modities as related to the value of a select one


of

them counted
i.

(This select one

is

the

standard;
In

e.,

the money.)
is

modern times money

made

of pure silver

and

also of silver alloyed with copper

and

also

of gold alloyed with copper.

Silver alloyed with

copper

is

used for making

money

in but

few

countries.

China

is

the only country wherein

pure

silver is

money.

No

country makes

of pure gold.

Most countries

money make money of


in

gold alloyed with copper.


it

And

most of these
But
is

is

.900 fine or nine-tenths

gold.
it

in

England,

Turkey and Portugal

eleven-

twelfths gold (22 carats or .916

2/3

fine).

The

monetary system of Canada corresponds


of the U. S.
Australia,

to that

and most other and pence.

British
British
fine;

countries use pounds, shillings

money
U.

is

22 carat gold, or gold 22 carats


this sense is

a carat in

a twenty-fourth.

S. uses thousandths.

And

U.

S.

The money is

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


.900 "fine."

115

"Fine" in
is

this

sense means pure.

U.

S.

money
U.

nine-tenths gold and one-tenth

copper.

S. silver coins are also silver

.900

fine.

These are nine-tenths or .900


tenth copper.

and one-

The money
gold coin.

of the U. S.

is its

minted gold,
S.

its

Other things called U.

money
S.

are

falsely so-called

and are representative of money,


in

and being as "good"

common
called

U.

com-

merce are therefore loosely

money. These

are representative or token, called so because

they are token, tooken, or taken, instead of

money, and of these are the

silver,

the nickel,

and the copper coins of the U.


of the U. S. usually called "paper

S.

which are

tokens or token coins, and also the paper tokens

money." These

tokens are like gambling "chips" or spiel-marks.

Whoever
clear idea.

clearly sees that the gold coin or gold


is

coinage of the U. S.

its

only

money

has a

And

this clear idea is essential to the

intelligent consideration of the welfare

of the

people of the U. S. and of the world.


Distinguish the value of a U. S. gold coin

116

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


itself

from the thing


thing
itself.

and from the weight of the


U.
S. is

Value

in the

expressed and

accounted by means of the value of the "dollar."


This

name

"dollar"
its

is

defined

by an

act
is

of

Congress and

legal material substance

25.8

grains of alloy, nine-tenths gold

and one-tenth
it

copper, which

is

not

money

until
S.

has been

minted or moneted by the U.


received the proper
cate.
it is

mint and thus


certifi-

name and weight and

It

is

then U. S. money, not before and

then the "dollar" (of the U. S. A.).


of the U. S. consists of dollars

The
is

money
The

and

the gold coin of the U. S.


sign of the dollar of the U. S.
is

$,

contraction of the Spanish

word "peso,"

plural

"pesos," meaning weight, plural weights, and

was used by

the Spaniards before the English

colonies of N.

A. were planted.

these colonies through trade

came to with Spain and with


It

Spanish America, and through the use of the


Spanish peso or
also the
silver

monetary unit which


;

wm

monetary

unit of the British Colonies


at the time of the

on the continent of N. A.

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


American Revolution and
and
*

117

after.

'dollar.**

some time before And in English a peso was called a The legal monetary unit was "the
for
(i. e.

Spanish milled

minted) dollar."

A "milled"

edge cannot be elegantly put upon a coin by


hand.

The word "dollar" is taken from Dutch daler, German thaler, the name of a silver piece first
coined in Joachimsthal about the year

1518

and

called in
daler,

German a

Joachimsthaler, or thaler,

The sign $ was originally a script pp meaning pesos, and in times of the American Revolution the S was reDutch
English dollar. versed like a Z, which
it,

is

the

way
a

Spaniards write

and which

is

like writing

script

p with two
this

downward
latin
first

strokes.

An

example of
plural

old

way

of

making the
LL.D.

by doubling the

letter is

Doctor of Laws,
Doctor.

Legum

Doctor

(of)

Laws

The expression

"milled dollar,** meaning machine-made dollar,

was used

to exclude Spanish

and Spanish-Ameriwere

can coins made by hand and sometimes called


"cut money.'*
In those times these coins

118

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


uncommon
in
in

not

Mexico, C. A. and the


in parts of

W.

I.

and were
fifty

some use

Mexico up

to

years ago.

And

in times of the in

American

Revolution
quantity.

they

were made

considerable

Money always
at different times

has a numerically constant

value to any given weight.

One

dollar

may buy

more

or less wheat, but this


is

fluctuation or variation
to the

charged or imputed

(value of the) wheat.

to fluctuate in value

and gold

Wheat is said money to have

a fixed value.

Any

weight of wheat has a

numerically changeable value.

Any

weight of
(This

money
and
is

has a numerically constant value.


fixity is

numerical

a matter of mortal decree

not of physical fact.)

A
is

constant unit

weight of a definite commodity


stant unit value
called

given a conis

and

this

commodity
is

then

money.

This invention
facilitated
this, is

a very early

one and greatly

commerce, which
sometimes called

before this or without


"barter,**

a crude method of commerce.

The

unit of commercial account in the U. S.

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


is

119

the value of the dollar, which in the dollar

is

always related as

value to

weight, and
the millions

therefore so related throughout

all

of dollars or throughout
is

all

U.

S.

money. Money

therefore said to have a constant value

and
of

has a constant numerical commercial account

value to any definite weight.

The ownership

a monetary unit
in

is

the unit of ownership.

And
is

the possession of a monetary unit one


its

surely possessed of

value, the unit of value.

But

in the possession
it

of other property,

the

quantity of

that shall

have value equal to


is

the value of a monetary unit


is

not fixed, and

often very variable.

Therefore the monetary


its

unit

becomes the unit of wages, and


the unit of
(the
this is the "unit of

value

(or equi-valent)

power of)
account" in
or

ownership and
commercial

exchange.
is

Commerce
value"
is

"com-

mercial exchange"
ship.

the interchange of ownerthe

The

"unit

of

standard

package.

And money,
beneficent thing

of

course,

is

useful
It

and

in Capitalism.

helpeth a

120

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


hand
to

niggard's left

keep

his
is

right

hand
in-

from

giving.
cruel,

And

Capitalism

churlish,

humane,
38, 49.

sordid

and

hateful.

Luke

VL

The value
is

of the (ownership of the)

monetary unit
change, for
ized
all

used in commerce or in ex-

values are reduced to or standardIt is

by

this value.
is

the value of the

moneor

tary unit that

the "standard of value"

standard (unit) value, the commercial account


unit (the standard commercial package)

("the

medium

of exchange")
is

(the

means whereby
(the

commercial exchange
mercial unit).

effected)

comfour

A
is

commodity

at

12 cents a

pound

is

times as valuable as one at 3 cents a pound.

This sets forth or expresses relative value which


relative

power of ownership.

It is

related

by

(the use of the value of) weights of

money. Or,

the use of weights of


price that

money
it

relates value.
sells

The
its

any commodity

for

shows

relative value, because

states

its

value in the

value of some weight of money.


sells at

Money always

a fixed value per fixed weight or at a

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


value fixed per weight and U. S.
sells at
1

121

money always
is
1.

value per 25.8 grain.

The
This

relative value of
is

money
is
is

natural

to,

or

born of; the fact that


1

the value of the monetary unit

In the commercial exchange of any two com-

modities (articles sold

by weight) the

relative

value

is

the inverse of the relative weight.


is
1

The

relative value

divided by the relative weight

and the
worth

relative

relative value.
1

2 cents

by the For instance, if a commodity per pound exchange for a comweight


is
1

divided

modity worth 3 cents per pound,


this

its

weight in

exchange
it

will

be 1/4 the weight of the

other,

will

be

1/4 as heavy and 4/1

as

valuable.

The
that

inverse of

any number

is

one

divided

by

number.

(Value varies inversely

as weight). In

any exchange of money


the
price

for

any comof

modity,

shows

this

relationship

weight and similarly also shows


of value.

this relationship

The value

in the price balances the


it

value in the weight of commodity

exchanges

122

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


The phenomenon obeys the law of the or of the steel-yard or roman balance, and
(stability

for.

lever
is

of a law of the (balancing of the)

of the) the)

(compensation of the)

(equipoise of

(constitution of the)

(regulation of the)

(ratiocination of the)

universe.

Now,

in

any

exchange of commodities the value per pound


multiplied

by the number of pounds on one


is

side of the exchange;

equal to the value per

pound

multiplied

by the number of pounds on


and
this equality

the other side of the exchange;

may

be called a trade balance, for the values are

equal, or the

one value equals the


a

other.
is

The
money,
viz.:

true definition of "price"


1

weight of
is

dollar

is

price,

cent

a price,

a hundredth dollar.
is

There

but one "denomination" of


is

money

in

the U. S. which

the dollar

and

this is divided

into hundredths called cents, etc.


is

half dollar

50

cents,

a tenth

is

10 cents or one dime,

"disme," old law French for tenth.

"Disme"

(now dime) was

the

word used
1

in the original

act of the U. S. Congress of

783, establishing

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


a

123

new monetary
The
price of

system; and providing for a

mint.

any commodity as stated or ex;

pressed in the markets

that

is,

the ordinary price

or everyday price statement of

commerce;

is

statement of the weight of

money

that will ex-

change for the given weight of that commodity.


It

is

the (statement of the) weight of

money
If

equivalent to the given weight of that com-

modity (equivalentequal
value

in value).
is

you

ask a merchant what a thing


its
is,

worth or what

he answers by stating a weight of

money; a

price.

An

avoirdupois pound contains 7000 grains.


S.

U.

dollar contains

25.8 grains.
result
is

Divide

7000 by 25.8 and the


which we

271.31 79+,

may

in this

book sometimes write as


In a

271.31+, or sometimes simply 271.31.

pound of U. S. money there are 271.31 dollars, and it exchanges for 271.31 pounds of any substance selling at $1 per pound.

At

cent per
as

pound you could buy one hundred times


as at $1 per pound.

much

124

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


I

Of any commodity at cent per pound you could buy 27131+ pounds with a pound of U. S. money. U. S. money is 27131 times as
valuable as any commodity at
1

cent per pound.

Any
ties is

market report of the price of commodia statement of these relative values and
weights, but

relative

men do

not

commonly

know
Let

this.

P be P

the written sign for

any commodity,
let

for instance the English

name, and

price of

in cents per

result sought, being the will

exchange for

pound and let number pounds of P that a pound of U. S. money. Then


I
:

p be the n be the

we have

the general equation p:

:27131
If

:n,

or the general statement

pn

27131.

p be

10 then n
per pound

is
it

2713.1

or at the price

10 cents

would take 2713.1 pounds of any

commodity to be equivalent or equal in value to a pound of U. S. money. If in the above equation n be then p must be 27131, which is the price per pound of U. S. money, in cents.
1

In every market price report of commodities.

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


the (value of the) weight of

125

money on one

side

balances or

is

counted as balancing the (value

of the) weight of the


side.

commodity on the other

And

in

every market price report of every

kind the value (the power of the ownership)


of the merchandise on one side balances or
is

counted as balancing the value of the merchandise on the other.

The value on one

side

of a market report (a commercial price or price


report)
is

considered as equal to the value on


is

the other side and on one side the value

always stated

as,

the value

of a weight

of

money, a

price.

And
price.

in

every market report, the value

is

stated as the value of, a weight of

money, a

Price

is

weight of money.

The U.
weight of

S. dollar is the

monetary unit or unit


it

money
It is

of the U. S. and
1

weighs
1

25.8 grains.

has the weight

and the value

U.

S.

money

271.31 times as valuable as any


$1

commodity

at

per pound, or
their

(when

their
1

weights are equal)

values are as

to

126

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:

271.31, and (when their values ewe equal) their

weights are as

to 271.31.

But the one

is

always the inverse of the other, or the weight of

pound of the money) is to the weight of the dollar per pound commodity as to 271.31 and the (per pound) value of the dollar per pound commodity is to the (per pound) value of the money as to 271.31. The (per pound) value of money compared to the (per pound) value of any dolleu* per pound commodity is always as 271.31 is
the
(the
1
;

money

to

1,

or

money
is
:

is

271.31

times as valuable

as dollar per

pound commodity.
271.31
Htlsi.
:

The propor1
:

tion as written

/^ii-si

or

271.31

::

Now, we

call relative

weight "ratio," as was done in the celebrated


"free silver" controversy,

where a "ratio" of

was demanded. This was the same as demanding the relative value Vie to 1, or 16 pounds of silver for pound of gold. It was
16 to
1
1

an attempt
the price.

at dictating the

exchange, or at fixing
is,

To

fix

the price of commodities

of course, to fix the weight (weights) at which

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


they shall exchange.

127

The
is

relative value of a

commodity
value of
its
its
is

(is

its

value as compared to the


equal to the inverse of

money and)
and
its

ratio

ratio is equal to the inverse of

relative value.

The

inverse of a

number

one divided by that number.


All commercial value relates to the value of

the monetary unit; and the value in a U. S.


dollar
I

is

related to weight in the proportion of


1

value to

weight; viz.:

25.8 grain.

And

U.

S. dollars constitute
1

U.

S.

money.

In other

commodities
weight, as,

value

may

relate to a different
1

when
I

potatoes are at

cent per
relates

pound
to 100
1

value or

power of ownership,
in

pounds of potatoes; but

U.

S.

money

value relates to the constant unit weight,


is

25.8 grain, or the unit of value

always the

value of the monetary unit, and the monetary


unit of the U. S. invariably weighs 25.8 grain.

Power of ownership
chasing power."

is

sometimes called

''pur-

table of ratios at various prices expressed

in cents per

pound

is

hereinafter given.

The

128

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


is

value of any unit of merchandise

expressed

by means of a

price or weight of

money.

unit of merchandise
horse, or a house, or

may

be a day's labor, or a

an acre of land, or a pound


it

of tea, and in this last case

is

sold

by weight

and

its

price
its

would bear a

specific or express

relation to

weight; not so in the cases of the

horse, the acre of land, the house,


labor.

and the day's

To

express the value of any unit of meris

chandise, a couplet

formed; one of which

is

the unit of merchandise, and the other a weight

of money, a price.

This

is

(the statement of)

a trade equation or trade balance.


cents per pound.

Sugar
is

is

The pound
and

of sugar
is

the

unit of merchandise,

5 cents

the equiva-

lent (equi-valent) weight of

money.
in the
is

The
market

price
is

of a

cow

is

$100.

A
1

cow

unit of merchandise.

price

a weight of
I

money.
of of

The value of dollar is always (unit pound avoirdupois value). The value of U. S. money is always 271.31 (units of
1

value).

It is

always at

value to

weight, or

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


1

129

value to 25.8 grains.


1

It

is

always standard,

or

to

1 ,

or the value of U. S.
1

money
1 ,

is
1

always
to 25.8

arithmetically constant at
grains;

to

or at

25.8 grains
here
1

is

I,

viz.:

weight.

25.8

grains

means
grain

the weight

25.8 times as
grain

heavy as

or

25.8

weight

counted as a unit weight.

The monetary
chandise money.

unit
Its

is

the unit of the meris

acquisition

the object of

the activity called commerce.


object of
life in

To

gain
Its

it

is

the

commercialism.

ownership
In
its

commands wage
acquisition
is

earners or salary serfs.

the activity of commercialism.

All

money may be called wage money. It commands all wage slaves. And money is the
symbol of the power of
of the devil.
It is

(hell) the

government

the *'mark" (of the government) "of the

beast."
2.

Rev. XIII. 16.

17.
is

XIV.

9-11.

XVI.

1.

XVII. 8-11.

Money
its

used for dealing in

ownership, the purpose of and practice of commerce, because

ownership commands salary

130

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


As
value
is

slaves.

the indicator of the


is

power

of ownership and as this power


or sovereignty over

the

command

wage

slaves,

you mentally

may
you
ship,
II.
I
.

regard yourself as dealing in value; but


really deal in
i.

what value

indicates (owner-

e.

oppression, tyrannical taxation).


deal in

Luke

You

wage

slavery, the servitude or

allegiance of the ownership

man, the

Mammon

man; the tax, tribute, wage or money man; the Mammonist, capitalist; the commercial "business" man; a sort of a partially humanized

who calls himself the Homo Sapiens, and who is a low variety of man as compared with the great man of the future, the glorified man the man of the Kingdom of God. (The Son of man, the true man the universal man of the humane race.) Grand ideas, great ingorilla;

spirations are angels, messengers of truth,

and

they ennoble, transform, transfigure and glorify

men and
life,

glorify their civilization, their state of


state
in

their

the Life.

Luke
67-79.

I.

11-17,

28-33,

35-37,

41-45,

46-55,

9-14, 25-35, 36-38, 49.

Luke II. Mat. XVIII. 10. Mark

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


X.
St.

131

They make great Mary Luke L 46-55.


15.
is

or

magnify man.

Capitalism

in the negation of the Spirit.

The Light shines and the darkness comprehends The truth shines and (he who is in) it not.
capitaHsm comprehends
it

not, for the

Truth

is

not in capitalism nor capitalism in the Truth.


Capitalism is allegiance to 7. John XVIL Ownership and Ownership is a Satan to be
1

cast behind you, a darkness or devil or diabolism

of the past.

John

I.

5, etc.
is

Luke

IV.

Mat. IV.

The power
of money.

of ownership

expressed by means

The thing commanded is the service of men. The wage-earning world works for money. The thing controlled is the service of slaves to the "Money Power.** The Money Power is the "right** of ownership, the "Devil." The money-taking, wage-earning or salaried
world
estate**
is

enslaved to the dark empire of "real


"finance.**
It

and

works

to exclude or

damn men and

to aggrandize debt.

You

shall

abolish ownership

and work only

for the

good

of mankind, the distribution

and abundance of

132

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


Luke VI.
38.

blessing.

You

shall preserve

and

upbuild the temple of universal happiness and


of eternal glory.

And

the Spirit of truth guides

you

into All or divine or universal or eternal

truth.

John XVI.
utility

13. 15,

II

Cor. IV. 18.


its

The

of

money

consists in

value,

power of ownership, or "purchasing power."

unit of this

is

expressed in the value of the


its

dollar

and

consists in

services of

wage

slaves,
is

command over the the command which


They who
are at

among
heart

the heathen

given to (wage or money)

masters over (wage) slaves.

wage slaves are at heart capitalists and they work for the (power of the) soul of the dollar. To work for, is to worship; to serve; and men willingly work for what they love;
so
it

is

that capitalists or wage-slaves, worship


dolleir,

the (power of the)


Devil.

the

Money Power,

the

They worship the power of ownership, the money power, the devil ("Mammon"). They hold dear the religion that degrades and oppreMee them. They ceu'ess their chcdns and They worship the idol of fight for them.

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT

133

negation, repression, oppression, darkness, brutality,

treachery and cruelty, the devil.

They
are

grovel in their superstition and consider this

degradation to be good citizenship.


pitiable

They

and

lost souls sitting in

chains and in

darkness.

And

they can rise only

when

freed

of their bonds.

And

to gain

heaven they must


"they have a
to lose"
1, 2.

be freed of their chains.

And

world to gain and only


(Karl Marx).

their chains
Is.

Luke

IV. 17-19.

LXL
is

Property

is

plunder.

Ownership
"property

theft.

"La propiete
(Pierre
J.

c'est le vol," or

is

theft"

Proudhon). Mat. XXIV. 43, 44.

CHAPTER
shows
that with

V.

Divide 7000 by 25.8 the quotient 271.312o%58

one pound of U.

S.

money you

can buy of any commodity at:


$ .00 per pound
1

27 1

.3

+ pounds

.10
.05

2713.10 5426.20
1356.55

.20
.01

27131.

.02 .03

13565.50

9043.66
6782.75

.04
.05

5426.20

.06
.07

4521.83
3875.85 3391.37
3014.55

.08 .09

Therefore the ratio of any commodity at:


1

cent per

pound
"
"

is
-

27 131.

2
3 "
" "

13565.50

"........

9043.66
6782.75

".....

136

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


5 cents per

pound

is

5426.20

6
7

4521.83
3875.85 3391.37
3014.55

8 9
10
15

2713.10
1808.73
1356.55
271.31 " " "
"
;

20
100

1000

27.131
2.7131
1.00

10000
27131

54262

"

0.5

20000
1695ir*
"

1.3565
"

16.00
per

And
pound

this last is the price of silver in cents

at the rate of

6 to

It is

the (weight

of) United States

money

(gold coin) in (gold)


to

cents that
pois)
If

it

would take

buy a (an avoirdu16 to


1.

pound of

silver at the ratio of

on

this condition silver

were the money, the

same prop>ortion would be true as to weight, but we would call the weight of silver the price, and

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


its

137

"ratio"
1

would be
and the
16.

I,

and

its

relative value

would be
tive

ratio of gold Vie

and

its rela-

value

Gold would be

relatively

16

times as valuable as the

money

(silver).

When

you give money for something you call it buying; when you give something for money you
call
it

selling.

You

sell

(something) to obtain

(the ownership of) a price;

you buy with (the


Price
is

power or ownership
money.
slaves,

of) a price to obtain (the

ownership of) something.

weight of
over

(You deal wage slavery,

in

command

wage

Capitalism, capitalistic ser-

vitude or government.)
ship or

You

deal with owner-

money power and for this and under this, ownership or money power slaves work. And wage slaves are money power slaves, slaves to the money power. (And the power of ownership

power of money. It counted out by means of money.)


is

the

is

the

power

Now,

referring to the

above

table, the corre-

sponding relative values are the inverse of these


ratios, for

example, at 10 cents per pound the


is
1

ratio

is

2713.1 and the relative value

divided

138

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


This commodity in commerce
its
is

by 2713.1.

2713.1 as heavy as money, or


as great as money.
in trade.

value
it

is

Htis-i

This

is

the

way

balances

The

ratio of

any United States comis


1,

modity

selling at

27131 cents per pound


is
1 .

and

its

relative value

United States
It is

money
selling

always has

this distinction.

always

or "worth" 27131 cent per pound.

Money
modity.
is

is

the standardized commercial comis

Money

the
1

commodity whose value


1

standardized at

value per

weight.

By

comparing the value of each

article of

commerce
is)

with the value of (the standard quantity of the


standard article of commerce, which
the

monetary

unit, the values of all articles of

com-

merce are commercially intercompared.

some weight of a commodity is expressed by naming a price or weight of money.


of

The value

And
of

the value of the unit or standard weight


is

money

always

1.

The standard monetary


is

unit of the

United States

25.8

grains
is

of

United States minted gold, which


States gold coin.

United

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


Value
itself is
It

139

a natural mathematical or

rela-

tive voice.

relates, indicates or points


is

out the

power of ownership, which

also the control or

command
of

of men, sometimes called "purchasing


is

power," for the power of ownership

command
com-

men and

is

the only thing purchased in


is is

merce.
the

The command of money devil. The command of men


shall

the gift of
the gift of
St.

God and
Peter.

not be purchased with money.

Acts VIII. 20.


shall

Rev. XVIII.

13.

The

commissary
ters

not be eaten nor the quar-

used controlled nor occupied by owners.


also

And we
and
ism, the

and consequently
XVIII.
II.

evict

merchants

thieves.

We

overthrow CapitalRev. XVII. 5;

Mother of Merchants.

XVIII.

2.

In the metric system, the

number

or

name

for

any volume of water

is

always the same as the

number
water

or

name
1

for

its

weight.

A litre of water
of kilos of of water.
litres

always weighs
is

kilo.

Any number

the

same number of

Here the unit volume has the unit weight.

The

number

for the weight of

money

is

always the

140

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:

number for its value. Its own value is numbered by the number for its own weight as weighed by the weight of the monetary unit. Its own value is numbered by the number of its own monetary units. This is because the monetary unit has the unit weight
value.
1

and

also the unit

And
or

this is

why you have

the

name

dollar for the "thing dollar"

and the same

number
ership
is

name

for the "value dollar."

Own-

exchanged in commerce

at the rate of

the ownership of the dollar.

The standard pack-

age of ownership

is

the ow^nership of a dollar.

The

standeu-d
is

package of United States Com-

merce

the (power of the ownership of) value

of a United States dollar.

Value invariably points

to ownership.

Misis

take not the warning for the crime.

Value

an

admonitory signal and even the word "moneta"

(money) warns.
is

And
is

the

work

for
is

ownership

the service of ownership and

the worship
I

of ownership and

the love of money.

Tim.

VI. 10, 1-9, 1-21.


that the love of

And
money

the prophets
is

warn you
all evil,

the root of

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


the hatred of men.

141

Acts VIII. 20, 21

And

the

power of the Holy


of money.

Spirit supersedes the

power

Money and merchants


1

shall perish.

Acts VIII.
totality.

8, 20.

Men

shall reject

ownership in

Ownership fades away from the face

of the earth.
sphere, a
3.

Men

rise to

a higher

life,

a higher

new

civilization.

John

XII. 32.

XIV.

And

the multitude of the heavenly host joy-

fully sing of peace

on

earth, for a

new world
13.

is

born.

Luke

II.

12-14.

XIX.
and

38.

Rev. V.

Abolish
shall

ownership

immediately

there

be one fold and one shepherd.

(World1.

wide Peace forever.)

John X.

16,

10,

Discussion concerning
if

money would be
itself

easier

the value of the monetary unit had one name,

its

weight another, and the thing

another.

If

you should
its

call

the United States dollar a


its

"mere,"
"grav,"

value a "val" and


1

weight a

then you might say


1

mere always

weighs

grav and always has

val.

Any
is

nuni-

ber of meres always has that

number of gravs
the mer-

and that number of

vals.

The "val"

chant's "account unit."

142

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


the "thing" dollar of 25.8

The mere would be


grains or
I

grav of the minted gold of the

United States.

An

Eagle would be 10 meres,


vals, or

weigh 10 gravs and have 10


-value) 10 vals.

have (the
value of

All commercial value relates the


the
1

weight of money.

It

relates the strength

of the ownership of the monetary unit, and this


is its

command

in

money

or salary or

wage
is

serf-

dom.

The ownership
related at

of the monetary unit

held or

one constant indication of the strength


held at this proportion or re-

or

power of ownership, and consequently any


is

weight of money
lation.

Whenever you
unit

state the value or

power of
article or

ownership or purchasing power of any


of

merchandise you
This states
is

state

a weight

of

money.

its

value.

The

price of a

day's labor

from 50 cents

to $1 .50, or

even $5,
is

or even higher.

The

price of a horse

$100,

of a ton of coal $6, or $9, or $ 1 4, of a

pound of

beef 20 cents, of a pound of sugar 4 or 5 or 8

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


or 10 cents, depending usually
erty

143

upon the povneed


If

and need of the


higher
usually

user, the greater the

the

the

price.

the

people

would demand no ownership they could com-

mand

better conditions, the true democracy, the

greatest

good

to the

whole nation.
"dominion of the genof Capitalism, this

Value
tiles,"

indicates the

the government of capitalists, the power,

the domination, the

command

world of

belief in ownership, over the service,

worship or work of men. Mat.


talists

XX.

25.

Capislav-

are ruled

by the

capitalistic, or

wage
built

ery and commercial idea, and the general gov-

ernment known as "capitalism"


ownership.
Its

is

upon
of the

rock

is

common

negation, the

negation of the community.


Christ
is

The "Rock"

common

union, the communion, the

community of

the unity the unity of the

com-

munity, the brotherhood of man, the (work of


the) (public spirit) holy
spirit.

Mat.

III.

16, 17.
fold.

And

there shall be one shepherd

and one
16.

(World-wide peace forever.) John X.


patriotism
is

True

allegiance to the

government or

144

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


spirit

house of the

of truth, *'my father's house,"

the true patria.

Capitalists are patriots of Capi-

They are sons and heirs of the devil. Mat. IV. 9. The true democracy is the true theocracy and you shall be 7. guided by teachers of truth. John XVII. I Peter II. 9. Ex. XIX. 5, 6. In commerce it is better probably to say interchange than to say exchange, for commerce does not exchange anything off of or away from the face of the earth. The action caused by the
talism, the devil's house, hell.
1

interchange of ownership

is

(the activity of)

commerce.

Do

not confound commerce with

(the) distribution (of goods).

Commerce
It is

is

the

distribution of negation or denial.

the dis-

tribution of the negation of

God.

Transporta-

tion In

is

transportation

carriage.

commerce each exchange forms an equation. The value on one side is reckoned as equal to the value on the other. At 12 cents per pound 4 pounds of any commodity will exchange for 16 pounds of any commodity at 3 In any exchange, or, rather, cents per pound.

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT

145

interchange of commodities, suppose you call


the
a,

commodity on one side A, its price per pound and its number of pounds w, and call the

commodity on the other side B, its price per pound b, and its number of pounds x. Now, in any exchange of A for B you state all weights in pounds and all prices in cents and you have
the general equation for
all

such exchanges:

aw = bx.
Suppose, therefore, in

aw

bx, that a

is

16,

you would have 16 times 4 equals 2x, or 64 = 2x, 32 = x, or 16 pounds of the commodity A (at 4 cents per pound) equals 32 pounds of B (at 2 cents per pound).
is

4 and b

is 2,

This general equation always holds good.

In

aw
is
1

=
;

bx, suppose that a

is
is
1

and

w is

16,

and b

then you have 80


5

Ox, or 8

is x.

Then

in

commerce

pounds of

exchanges for or

balances 8 pounds of B.

Now
1

suppose in

aw

= bx that you
will then

put for

and

for a

27131; you

have 27131
1,

equals bx; and

now

for

b you put
x,

then you

have the equation 27131 equals

which shows

146

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


1

that at

cent per

pound a pound

of United

States

money buys 27131 pounds.


of

It is

always

worth 27131 cents per pound, and, as you know

how much
much
it

any commodity

it

buys

at

cent

per pound you can

make

a table showing

how
been
is

buys

at

any

price per pound, as has

demonstrated.

The value

of

any commodity

considered as equal to the value of the weight


of

money exchanged for it. But exchanges are frequently made reservedly or unfulfilledly or
money
paid
credit

procrastinatedly or in debt or in "credit" or the


at the time not paid, but agreed to

be

later.

So
is

that

what

is

usually called the

system

really the debit or debt system.

The value

of

any weight of money


equal
to
its

is

always
as

(arithmetically)

own weight
is

weighed or divided by the weight of the monetary unit, which in the United States

the unit

23.8 grains.

Proof consists in the fulfillment of prediction.

And among men,


others of

showing to what one has before seen and the Anything is itself and never anyothers not.
teaching
is

the

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


thing else nor equal to anything else.
tion in mathematics
is

147

An

equa-

two statements of the


things

same
10
is

fact
10.

6
is

plus 4 equals 7 plus 3, or in fact


or

Two
at

many

may obey some

specific law, as

every point upon the surface of

a globe

one distance from the center,

though no two points on the surface of that


globe can possibly be the same; they differ in
position.

Mathematical proof never proves any


to

one thing

be equal to any other, but

it

fre-

quently brings
the realm of

unknown

things or relations into


It

(human)

sight or knowledge.

frequently serves to clear

(the

human mind)
vision.

and
It

to extend or enlarge the

(human)

serves to

show

relations.
is,

For the world of


so far as

material things about us

we know,
plan,

mathematically regular.

This physical world

seems to be
even
its

built

on a mathematical
all its

and

changes and

variations are mathe-

matical, so that mathematics


ladders,

seems
etc.,

to furnish

stairways,

roadways,

throughout
is

the structure.
ful, regular,

The

natural architecture

law-

and mathematically

consistent.

148

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:

Prophecy consists of long sight and of long


hearing and therefore of prediction; sooner
ing,
tell-

sooner writing, earlier news, greater fore-

sight,

advanced information.

Any commodity commonly accepted as money


naturally becomes w^ages,

and conversely any

commodity established as wages naturally is used for money. The wage vassal is naturally anxious to count "purchasing power" and so
is

wage lord. To the wage vassal the counting of his money is like the counting of his hold upon life, and often like the counting of his dripping blood. To the wage lord the counting of his money is like the counting of his power, and if his supply of money is easy and regular
the

so

is

his

power.

To

legally fix the

monetary unit
of
In

is

to legally
is

establish a

money.

Any mass

money

made

up of monetary
or

units.

commerce, ownership
is

command

over hirelings

exchanged or

bought and
or over the

Command over wage earners industry of man will be an attribute


sold.
is

of ow^nership as long as ownership

legally or

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


publicly upheld

149

among men.
to

Ownership

is

in

opposition to the stream of the Free and Universal Supply,

the bounty of the


It

God

of

Heaven and
cure for the

Earth.

is

a damming of the

blood of the natural Beneficence.


ills

The
1

radical

of

3. by the roots. Mat. 9, John X. 0. The tribute-taking interest collects rent, interest and profit and counts it in money. The wage
1

men XV.

is

to tear

ownership up

slave,

for

money helot, or salary serf, interest serves money or serves degradedly, ignobly, and is
XLIX.
14, 15.

the "servant unto tribute." Gen.

As long
shall rule

as ownership exists the

money power
should tend

and the

devil shall reign.


life

All servitude, service or active

to the general conservation, happiness


altation of

and ex-

men (of the best in men). Men who approve of men working for wages or money
are capitalists or slaves of the ownership system.
Its

abolition results in the evanescence of the

debt of the world and in the marvelous progress,


the great patriotic "uplift"
phetic advance.

and the great pronot serve, work


for.

You

shall

150

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


Mammon. You shall serve the spirit You shall break down the law of
hell;

or worship of Truth.

ownership, the wall of


the glory of Heaven.

and you

shall see

We now
tuation
prices

consider the question of the "flucprices."

of

Clearly

understand

that

do not
is

fluctuate.

The

price 3 cents per


It

pound means

always the price 3 cents per pound.

the weight of

money

3 cents, three-hun-

dredths of a dollar to the weight 7000 grains of

some commodity
3 cents
is

in trade exchange.

always the price 3 cents.

The price Price means


1

weight of money.

The market
is

price

dollar

per pound states the weight of


to

money

dollar

7000

grains, or

a statement of the weight

of
of

money
some
is

25.8 grains to the weight 7000 grains

other

commodity

in trade.

The
is is

price 2

cents

2 cents.
1

The
is
1

price 3 cents

3 cents.

The

price

dollar

00 cents and

the weight

25.8 grains of United States money, the United


States dollar.

The

price does not fluctuate, but

the value
fluctuate

(the estimation of ownership)

may

or change,

so that the price which

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


formerly indicated
it

151

no longer

indicates

it

or

is

no longer

its

equivalent.

This estimation

may

change from the price 2 cents to the price 3


cents, as, in a

steam gauge, the needle changes


to another

from one number


tuate.

showing

different
fluc-

indicated pressure, but the

numbers do not

But the estimation of ownership


is

in the

ownership of money ownership to


defines
1

fixed at

mathematical
This
fixity

mathematical weight.

money.
state-

Market prices or market reports are

ments of market balance or equivalence.


illustrate

To

the

phenomenon commonly

called

"fluctuation of price," or "fluctuation of prices,"


let

us indicate the value of

money
1

in cents per

pound by a stake 271 3P^%r>8 feet high; then the value of any commodity at cent per pound is indicated by a stake foot high, at 2 cents per pound, by a stake 2 feet high, at 10 cents per
1

pound, by a stake 10 feet high,

etc.

Because

money

is

always worth 2713P^%58 cents per

pound, the stake for money would always be

2713P%58

feet high,

but as the relation of the

152

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP

value of other commodities fluctuates, the stake

today for the value of a pound of some commodity

might be 2

feet high, representing the price 2

cents per pound, but

tomorrow

it

might be 3

feet high, representing the price 3 cents (or the

value of the price 3 cents) for a commercial


price expresses or states a weight of

money and
an equiva-

presents
lent.

its

value,

and

also describes

(A commercial

price or

market report

states a quantity of
its

merchandise and also states

equivalent in money, a price.)

Now

a stake
at the

for a

commodity having no value would be

zero level and non-existent (or be there only in


potentiality of increase or of

becoming valuable,

such as something that somebody owns and that

nobody wants)

Any

process or thing

is

free in Nature, but

ownership charges high for transportation.


the bringing
of

For

anything from anywhere to

where

it

may

be used

transportation.

may figuratively be called And we will perfect transportaand invention.

tion, distribution

We

will kill

poverty.

Capitalism arrogates

all title

to supply

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


and
its

153

agents

sit

at every
II.

door of the "receipt


27, 28.

of custom."

Mark
This

14.

Luke V.

John

XXI. what

19.
life

last

spoke he signifying by

he should glorify God.

Wherever you
you see a
is

see tribute taxation or rent there

Caesarism, a military conquest, and a tribute-

paying vassalry.
"judges," also by
capitalists call the

And
men

the

title

or "right"

en-

forced by weapons, and approved by

men

called

called "economists."

And

enactment of

this fearful trag-

edy "law and order."


Capitalism, the worship of the devil, deprives

man
ture

of his heritage, keeps

and denies him

his

But capitalism

shall fail

him out of his pasfuture. Luke IV. 6, 7. fall and and there shall
John X. 11-16.

be one fold and one shepherd.

In capitalism, before blessings or free gifts of

God

can come to

man from

the future, they are

prevented by taxation from coming to him from


the future,

and from the future


first

all his

blessings

come.

He

must acquire before he can


the future

transmit.
verse.

From

came

all

the uni-

Even time comes from the

future.

From

154

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


man came and
to the future does

the future
go.

he

Myriads of angels laden with blessings can-

not

now

reach him,

who would come

to

him
were

from out of the (hand of God)

future,

they not prevented by ownership wolfishness.

Destroy ownership and you bring time


with continuous joy (hope
to every
fulfilled)

filled

(salvation),
in this pres-

man.

And

he

shall

have

ent time the divine reward, the full glory of di-

vine accomplishment, the true happiness of


well lived.

life

Luke XVIII.

18-30.

Mat. XIX. 29.

2713P^%58 feet high represents the value of United States money, always worth 27]3]2o^gg cents per pound, and a level line at the height of zero would represent a commodity of no value per pound. Now if you should mentally consider value as going into money and not into some other commodity, then down goes that other commodity in value to another price. If you should consider value as going into money and not going into any other commodity, down
level line

go

all

the other commodities in value to correprices.


If

sponding low^er

you should consider

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


all

155

commodities (including money) as stationin

ary

value

except

one

not

money

and

should consider value as going into that one,


then up goes that one in value to another and
higher price; and
if

you imagined value going


mathemati-

out of

all

but

this one, the result is

cally the

same.

This mathematical discussion of


or, in fact, of the fluctuation

value and of prices,


of value,
is

herein but slightly touched upon.

This consideration of the fluctuation of value


comprises ten typical cases which include a consideration of every type of fluctuation possible
in the

marketing of commodities.
1

There are

real cases or really

cases, but

they reduce themselves apparently to only 5


cases, or to 5 apparent or
cases,

outwardly manifest

for as value can be imagined as going


it

into commodities, so

can be imagined going


should be imagined as

out of them.

And

if it

going out of one commodityr-not


as stationary in all the others,

money

and
com-

then that one

commodity would
If

fall in

value to another price.

instead of having gone out of that one

156

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


it

modity
to

had gone into

it,

it

would
etc.,

rise in
etc.

value
If
it

another and higher price,

should be imagined as having gone out of

money
any

and as not having gone


commodities would
to a higher price.

either out of or into


all

of the other commodities, then


rise in the
If

of the other

same proportion

half the value in


all

money

should go out of money, then

the other comit

modities would double in price, or


twice the weight of

would take
the

money

to

buy them, but

mathematical or relative value of a monetary


unit
is

always

or unity.

And

therefore the
1.

relative value of

money

is

always

(It

is

measured by

itself

as a measure.)

A man

who

knows

little

of change, of variation, of growth,

of integration and elimination, of incoming and


outgoing,
If

knows

little.

value in a definite proportion should be


all

imagined as going into

commodities, includ-

ing money, there should be no change in commercial prices, no change In the market report.

For instance, suppose the value

in

money

should

double and at the same time the value in every

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


other commoclity should double, there

157

would be

no change
in

in

market

prices.

Also there would


if

be no change in market prices

half the value

money and

half the value in every other


out.

comthe

modity should go

Now

the last

two cases
latter of

are apparently or arithmetically statically

same (but not


the
ity.)

really the

same).

(The

two represents

infinitely

greater

prosper-

Now, excepting one commodity, suppose


all

value to double in

the

others,

including

money, then
as before.

that

one excepted would go down


all

one-half in price and

the others

would remain
be
all

And

if

in the last case matters

reversed or value be supposed to go out of

except the single excepted one, then that one

would go up in price. This complete discussion being somewhat long, is not included here,
but
it

illumines the subject of

and

relative value

and the

money and price phenomena of "flucthe prosperity

tuation of prices."
resulting
to

It illustrates

from

large,

sudden and easy accession

money, such as the discovery of America, the

discovery of gold in California and Australia at

158

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


etc.

about the same time,

And

also

it

illustrates

the lack of prosperity or the adversity resulting

from a retention of money by men


banking
interest or perhaps

in control of

money, the "hold up" practiced by the usury or

by the speculative

interest in conjunction
interest, or at least in

with the great banking


conjunction with a por-

tion of

it,

in not lending

money

or in not ex-

tending certain loans or in enforcing collections

with

rigor,

which amounts to a withdrawal or

partial

withdrawal of

money from

the "mar-

kets" or from the general "business"

of the

country, and in great "profits" to those "busi-

ness

men"

properly

situated

to

"make"

or
is

"reap" or "earn" them.

And

so the country

subjected to continually recurring fleecings of

many
ness"

kinds, big
is

and

little.

And
it

"gainful busi-

a son of Babylon and

it is

opposed

to

the welfare of nations.

And

shall die.

And

the abomination shall be destroyed and aban-

doned.

And
5.

it

stands against the


it

God and where


Rev. XVII.

ought not.

Kingdom of Mark XIII. 14.

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


The
prosperity of the world

159

itely greater w^ith

value at

would be infinzero than it would be


less the

with value at any higher point, or the


value the better,
or,

better said,

the less the

ownership the better


ship), or
it

(value indicates ownerinfinitely greater in the

would be

state of aFairs without or

beyond ownership.
(St.

(This

is

the state of affairs in which the gifts of

God
is

cannot be purchased with money.)


This
is

Peter.)

the state of affairs where there


in

no ownership and therefore no "purchase money** and no ownership to be accounted.


This
is

the state of affairs in the imagination

of the Christ and of St. Peter.

"You cannot

serve

God and Mammon.**


God

"Thee and thy

money

perish with thee that thou hast thought

that the gifts of

should be purchased with


I.

money.**

Acts VIII. 20. Luke

52.

He who

believes that the gifts of

God

should

be purchased with

money cannot

receive the gift

or baptism of the public spirit or

Holy Ghost.

He

is

lacking in the Comprehensive Intelligence.

Acts VIIL 19-2L

160

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


is

He
If

of the limited, or commercial, or capior

talistic,

wage

slavery sphere of intelligence.

you are a

capitalist

we beg

of

you

to earn-

estly consider the recurring butcheries of

men

and the carnage now taking place


world for which there

in

Europe and

the political or "economic" difficulties of the


is

in capitalism

no

cure.
re-

And may
pentence.

this

accomplish your conversion or


If

Acts VIII. 22.

a repentence or

change of view or advance of public opinion


be not effected or
if

the capitalistic frame of


to prevail, a holocaust of

mind should continue

great armies w^ould also be offered

up here

in

America and blood would flow


But
this will

to horses' bridles.
this,

never be, for before

capital-

ism, the doctrine of ownership, shall cease to


prevail.

Rev. XII.

9, 10.
is

This material world

gift

of
is

God

to

man

(to use during his time),


tellectual world, the

and so

also the in-

world of the intelligence of

man,

Man

cannot happily oppose the creation,

the design.
that sees

Receive of the Truth, the knowledge


that frees,

and

and enter

into the Great

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


Freedom.

161

But you

shall enter into this

Great

Freedom

as true stewards, stewards of the truth.

And
32.

the

word

is

Truth.

John XVII.

7.

XIII.

The
in

state of affairs to

which the world must


better,
is

come, and the more quickly the

the one
0, or in
it is

which the value

of

money becomes
in

which a money cannot obtain, or


impossible to have or to
this

which

make

a money.

And

in

state of affairs
it is

ownership does not

exist.

For
less

impossible to

make
is

or to have a value-

money.

For value

necessary to the mak-

ing of a

money and
state.

to the state of

commerce, the
is

commercial

And

the commercial state

a concomitant of capitalism, the state of ownership.

And
That

the state of ownership

is

that state
is

in

which ownership
state
is

exists or obtains or

up-

held.

"capitalism."

Capitalism

shall utterly fall.


fall, it is

And

that capitalism shall so

necessary that ownership be absolutely

abandoned or abolished.

So be

it

abandoned.

Be ye doers

of the word.

Amen.

CHAPTER
(A)
27138 27137 27136 27135 27134
27133 27132
27131
'

VI.

27138
27137

27136
27135

27134
27133 27132
27131

27130
27129 27128 27127

27130 27129 27128


27127 27126

27126

271 16 feet in blank


10
10

9
8 7

8
7

6
5

6
5 4
3 2
1

4
3 2
1

..a

164

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


"A" the money in
line

In Fig.

showing the value of a

pound of

pound appears, and also the line showing the value of a pound of any commodity worth 9 cents per pound. These lines cannot fluctuate and prices do not fluccents per

tuate (but the statements of price, or commercial


reports

change.)

Value,

commercial power,

power of ownership, purchasing power, fluctuates. The value in the commodity yesterday
worth 9 cents per pound
the line for 9 cents (per
sent
it

may

so increase that
repre-

pound) does not

and today

it

may

be represented by the

line for the price 10 cents (to the

pound) or

it

may
The
high,

so diminish as to be represented

for the price


line for

by the line 8 cents per pound, or some other. the value of a pound of United
is

States

money
and the

stationary at

price of

2713P^%58 feet a pound of it is always


pound and
I

27131 ^^%58 cents.

We have also placed the stake


1

for the price of

cent per

this

being

represented at the height of


for

foot then the line

money

is

27\3\^^%58 feet high.

This

differI

ence

is tragic.

The

line for the value of

cent

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


(per pound)
is

165

a ladder step high, while the line


5 5

for the value of a

miles high.

pound of money is over There are 5280 feet in a mile and


feet,

miles
feet.

is

26,400

731

feet short of 27,131

The

height for the value of a

pound of
at

United States money, compared with the height


for the value of a

pound of any commodity


is

(the price)

cent per pound,

near twice the

height counted above


est

mean
1

sea level of the high-

mountain

in the

United States as compared to


foot above

the height of a point


level.

mean
is

sea

Mt. Whitney, the highest mountain in

the United States (exclude Alaska),


feet high;

14,502

McKinley (Alaska), 20,464; Orizaba (Mexico), 18,250; Aconcagua, the chief of the
sentinel near
is

Columbian Hemisphere and the


"El Cristo de Los Andes," which

the great

American peace statue and monument, 23,393; Kilmandjaro, the highest peak of Africa, 9,680
1

but mathematically the value of a pound of

United States

money compared
1

to the value of a

pound of material at cent per pound is exceeded by the heights above sea level of but a

166

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


(like

few of the peaks of the Himalaya


peak
in the

Mt.

Everest, 29,002 feet high, the highest measured

world) as compared to the height of


,

a rock whose top


level.

is

one foot above mean sea


height
feet;

Twice
is

the

of

Mt.
feet

Whitney
is

(14,502)

29.004

27,131
feet.
is

only

1873

feet less than

29,004

In Fig.

the element of time


is

incorporated

and the true method


prices," as
called.

shown

of representing

the fluctuation of value or the "fluctuation of


it is

This diagram

is

marked

from

left to right

by 24 equal

spaces, each rep1

resenting a period of time, say

day, and each

space to the right represents


time.

day advance of

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


(B)
27138

167

27138 27137
27136

27135
27134
27133

27131|g8 cts. per

lb.

U. S. money

27132
27131

27130
27129

27128

27127 27126

27116 feet in blank


10

10

9 8
7

9 8
7

6
5

6
5 4
3 2
1

4
3
2
1

Days

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101112

13 14 15 16 17 18 10 20

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THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


commodity here
for the next 6 at
first

A
and
the

sells for

the

first

12 days

at 5 cents a

pound, for the next 6 at

4|/2 cents,
sells for

4 cents. Another

5 days at 2 cents per pound, the next

at 2 J/2 cents, the next 3 at 3 cents, the next 5 at

cents, the next 2 at 3 J/2 cents, the next 2 at

^Yi cents, the next 3 at 2 cents per pound. Another sells the first 8 days at 27,134 cents
per pound, at
1

cent

more per pound


it

for the

next 8 days, and at

still

another cent higher for


is

more valuable than the commodity United States money, and will continue to be so as long as it sells for more
the succeeding 8 days, and

than 27,131 ^^%58 cents per pound.

This method

accurately expresses to the eye, or mathematically, the fluctuation of

value in commodities, or

the mathematical relationship of their values for

any

definite

weight at any

moment
is

of time.

And any
definite

given commercial value


of

expressed by

some constant weight


constant value.
in the

money.

And any And

weight of money counts as having a


Price
is

weight of money.
is

monetary unit the value unit

always

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


wrapped.

169

And
is

the price

is

the

monetary unit
1

and
cial

its

value

always the value

of

commer-

accounts.

In the United States the

power of ownership
is

of

dollar

is

the standard commercial package.

(It is

the

"medium

of exchange.")

It

the

commercial account unit (the price report or

market price of a commodity gives the weight of


that

commodity, and

this

weight

is

proportion-

ally as

much
is

greater than the price, as that

comis

modity

less

valuable than the price (price


is

weight of money), and the price


ately as

proportion-

much

lighter than, as

it

is

more valua-

ble than, that

commodity).

or market report of

The "market price" any commodity tells a weight


)

of

money

(a price

and

tells

or describes

its

equivalent in a weight of that commodity.

The
equiv-

market report of any merchandise


of

tells

a weight
its

money and

tells,

defines or describes

alent in that merchandise.

Life under proper


ularly without fear

government progresses
in

reg-

and

continuous happiness.

Ownership impedes the true progress of (Life)

170

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


human
race.
it

the

Remove ownership
It is

till

not a

vestige of

remain.

impossible,

unmen-

tionable in Truth, for


cally to

no

error can be said logi-

be nor can the verb of existence, the

verb of God, the word: the verb to be or the


verb
is

be properly used in connection with any

error or wrong.

And

the

word

is

is

of the

magic sign IS and


quer.

in that sign

thou shalt conis.

And
is
is

thou shalt see the glory that

Value

a logical exponent, the finger of God,

and
ity

it

an admonitory

signal, visible to

show

man's non-compliance with Truth, non-conformwith the natural realm, lack of adjustment to
Or, to
the true plan.

show

or apprise

him of

his

shortcoming, inadjustment, injustice, debt, delin-

quency,
justice
is

sin, error,

mistake, deviation.

And

in-

inadjustment with the true plan.


artificial

The
Value

natural and the

are alike natural (to the

circumstances under which they occur).


indicates legal "extortion

and excess."
is

And

"extortion

and excess"

always

"surplus."

(Not in the true plan.)


just

(The happy plan) (the


Mat. XXIII.
23-25.

plan)

(The Plan.)

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


But value,
like

17!

every other manifestation,


It is

is

never surplus.

the right thing in

its

place.

Value

calls the

(human) mind

to the pres-

ence of ownership.

And

the

human mind

there-

by discovers the lack of truth


in the error

in the presence of

ownership, or the lack of the presence of truth

known

as ownership.

It

thereby

discovers the negativeness, the negation of


in
let

God

Mammon. And
the occasion be
is

as value points out a


it

wrong
withtrue

removed and

will disappear.
is

This

of the language of nature, which

out mystery,

and knows no
lies

error,

for

knowledge
in

is all

Truth, or error does not occur


are not told in the language

Heaven, and

of Nature.

And

things as they are, are as under

the conditions they ought to be.

Deception

is

without science.
Science
is

Science

is

without deception.
Science
is

without mystery.
is

an open
"con-

book.

Science

without deceit.
is

And

structive" legislation
to the (natural
)

legislation that

conforms

construction, the (progressive)

creation, the

"Kingdom

of
is

God."
the

And

the

God

of things as they are

God

of things as

172

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


they ought to be.
ill

(under the circumstances)

And
sick.

(the true light) the removal of

heals the

Mat.

XV.

9,

13.

Abandon

the wage, the money, the ownership,

state or system.

Man

shall

not buy nor


gifts of

sell.

He

shall not

"purchase" the

God

with

"money."
ishes

St. Peter.

Acts VIII. 20.

This abol-

commerce from
it

the face of the earth

and

the state in which

obtains.

Those who advofrom among


fal-

cate capitalism "shall be destroyed

the people"
lacy).

(by the abandonment of the


shall not

Men

be guilty of ownership

and

shall

not

commit commerce
more.

and

shall

know money no

Blessed by the Spirit

are the propertyless, for of

them

is

the

Kingdom
shall

of Heaven, the true government.

Men
XXI.

know more and


V.
3,

shall

be without money.
thievery,

Mat.
13.

and without
XI.
1

Mat.

Mark
11,
shall

7.

Luke XIX.
II.

46, and without mer-

chants,

John

14-17.

Is.

LVI.

7.

Jer. VII. 7-

1-6.

And

the deceitf ulness of capitalism

not choke out the word.


23.

Mat. XIII. 22.


24.

XIX.

Mark X.

23.

Luke XVIII.

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


Every soul which
(or prophecy or
will not hear that

173

Prophet
shall

destroyed

Word from among


That
is,

of the Spirit)

be

the people.

St.

Peter.
will

Acts

III.

23.

all

men

or

mankind

become too enlightened


which
is

to practice capitalism,

a species of cannibalism.

Repent ye,

therefore,

and be converted

that not yourselves


( Abolita)
,

but your sins

may

be blotted out

and

then the times of refreshing (continuous or per-

manent prosperity) (Flourishing times) shall come from the presence of the Lord. And he shall send Jesus Christ which before was preached unto you, who in heaven must remain (unknown to you) (misunderstood by you) until

the times of the restitution of

all

things (the

abolition of the

wrong of ownership, "the right of property") which God has spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets (true spokesmen) since the world began. Acts III. 19-36.
Mat. XVII.
1
1 .

Capitalism

is inefficient,

cruel,

cumbrous and calamitous.


Ownership
the
is

opposed to the

Spirit of Truth,

harmony

of the Universe.

And

it

does not

174

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


And
it

follow the line of prophecy.


to the happiness of

is

inimical

man, and

to the teaching of

John XII. 26. Now shortly are the times of which before this time
the Christ.

Mat. XII. 25.

no man knew, the "times of the


things," the
erty,

restitution of all

abandonment of the wrong of propof

the

abolition

the

debt

"system"

or

"house."

Dow^n
Mat.

falls capitalism,

the house of

ownership, of "bonded indebtedness" and of


taxation.

XXIV.

36.

34-37.

Mat. XXIII. 37-39.


6, 20, 22, 24.

Mark XIII. 32 and XXIV. 1, 5, 22-24.


Ownership
to
is

Luke XXI.
possession,
spirit,

adverse
public

possession
spirit,

adverse

the

the holy

the spirit of truth, the

spirit

of enlightenment, for the glory of


in
I

man
Luke

consists

the

absence of ownership.
5. 7, 9,

XII. 15.

Tim. VI.

10, 17, 18, 20, 21.

And
ship.

"shares" of "stock" are shares of owner-

Command
money.

over

men

is

related

by weights of
land owners

Prices

show not

public prosperity, but

rather public adversity.

To

tell

about the glories of "dollar w^heat," or "two-

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT

175

dollar wheat," or "five-dollar wheat," or "tendollar

mutton." or "25-cent beef," or "50-cent

hog," or "50-cent wool" does not encourage

men whose
tion, the

families are

on the verge of

starva-

rim of death.

The Mammonist

cares

nothing for humanity in general and he boasts


that he
is

money

getter, a "practical business

man," and no

"idealist."

And

he has the

insol-

ence to demand that the United States govern-

ment
ideals

shall

be run for his benefit.


idealists

But

it

takes

and

to

upbuild man, and the

higher the ideal the better the man, the better


the government, the better and the happier the

world.

John

I.

32-34.

And we

hold inviolate
welfare.

the principle of the divine

(human)
it

Mammonism
sult

is

in

disagreement with the true

policy of government.

And

is

futile to

con-

Mammonists
done

or capitalists as to

what had
Mat.

best be

for the

good of the world.

VI. 24.

Luke XVI.

13-17.

The
is

science of the world of

human

happiness

the science

and the world of the


is

right living

of the Life

and

beyond and above the realm

176

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


Happiness
is

of arithmetic.

beyond and above

the world of computation.

Happiness cannot be

counted in money nor in any other thing.

And

men

cannot count
it.

it.

They have no

arithmetical

unit of

Happiness

is

immeasurable by number and

unaccountable in money.

Man

cannot measure

by number nor boundary upon it.


it

set
It is

a mortal or numerical
of the Infinite.
It is

of
are

the expression of the Immortal.


truly happy,

When you

Heaven

itself

is

happy and the

Spirit of Creation

sympathizes with you or in

you.

Therefore, to labor for the happiness of


is

men
to

to labor for

Heaven,

for the happiness of

God, the Great


the
creation,

Spirit, the Spirit of


in,

Truth.

It is

be accordant with, or to labor


to

the glory of

truly

partake

of

the

blood

(power) of God. John VI. 54.


secration
is

The
it

divine con-

in this service

and

constitutes the

catholic solidarity.

As you do
one of the
Mat.

a good act to or

do a good thing
to

for

least of

men even

to the giving of a
it

cup of cold water, so you do

God

himself.

XXV.

40,

and so also

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


as to

177

an

evil act.
is

And
is

also the refusal to

do a

good act
tion of

an

evil act.

45.

The
It

public aboli-

ownership
blessing
It

an act of Mercy, honoring


Mankind.
benefits

You and
glorifies

all

and
It

you.

exalts

you

in the Creation.
It

brings

you near the Creator.

glorifies

you by
the
glori-

magnifying, by increasing,

by

glorifying

God
fies

in you.

And

whatever
every

glorifies

you

man and

glorifies

man and

glorifies

God.

Put merchants and merchandise out of


Elxpel salesmen
office.

the temple, the government.

from the apostleship.


Put
XIII.
office

Put them out of


them.

or

authority beyond
7,

31.

Mat. XII.

25.

John (Put commerce

behind the times. Luke IV. 8.)

Numbers, or number,
relations

is

used to represent the


powers,
forces,

of distances,

times,

points, positions, vibrations,

and such

like things,

but

it

cannot be used to express

ness.
fles

The expression
mathematics.

of the

human happihuman soul baf-

Joy cannot be mathematistated.

cally

measured or

Happiness, the pleasis

ure of imagination, or of the soul,

immeasur-

178

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


The
(true)

able in arithmetic.

happiness of

man

is

beyond the computation of money, and


it is

beyond the comparison of mammon, and


the plan that shall be accepted, and
it

in

is

not

measured
ity.

in mortal

number not
is

told

by mortalin life

The

true

government

measured
is

everlasting,

and the true happiness

told

by im-

mortality.

mathematics

human soul is beyond mathematics. But may express relative material opposition to human happiness and also relative
Tlie

material conformity thereto, and in this

manner
is

man may

be marvelously, miraculously, assisted

by mathematics.

The standard

of science

Truth, accordance, exactness, perfection.

ye perfect, even as your Father


perfect."

in

"Be Heaven is

Be ye

in perfect accord

with the will

or Action or Plan of the Universe, w^ith the Creator,

and

in the Creation.

Perfection

is

your

standard.

Negation, monopoly, ownership, has


right (Life) to sustain
it

no law of
no
It

and therefore
of mortal

right

(to live),

(to exist),

(of existence).
It

lacks the divine significance.

is

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


lack.
it

179

It

has no truth to sustain

it

and therefore
wolves,

is

without the holy city and

among

sorcerers, merchants, murderers, false worship-

pers and

all

those that love


14, 15.

lies

and make them.

Rev. XXII.

Abolish ownership instantly, for ownership


alliance with death,

is

covenance with

hell.
it

It is

"plant not planted of

my

Father," and

"shall

be rooted up."
serve

XV. 9-13. "Ye cannot God and Mammon." Noblemen are "doers
Mat.

of the word," "sons of God." of

And

the blood

God is of one nobility. Acts XVII. 24-34. And you shall not pay taxes, tribute unto Caesar.

Luke XXIII.

2.

Be ye doers
school of the

of the word, disciples

of the

new commandment and

citizens of
shall

the positive world, the world of


do,

what you
John
4.

which supersedes the negative world, the


shall

world of what you


36.

not do.

XIII. 3412, 14.

XIV.

15, 21, 23, 24.

XV.

10,

IV. 20.

And

again be ye doers of the word, not


I.

hearers only. Jas.

22.

Mat. VII. 21. Luke VI.

180

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


VIII. 21.

46-49.

X. 28.

XL
shall

28.

And

this ie

(in) fulfillment.

And

for the true or right use

of the laws of nature

you
shall

have abundance
into
all

and happiness and

come

that

Heaven has

to give you.

The
duty of

highest order of
all

work
is

to be done, the

and of everyone
spirit.

the

work

in the

public or holy

Do you

this First.

You need wherewithal to eat, drink and be Do you First the work of the holy clothed.
spirit,

and

all

these things

you
it is

shall all

abun-

dantly have.
In
it is

This work

is

the
In

first

duty of man.

the true religion.

the fulfillment

of the
VII.

Law.

Mat. VI. 33. Luke XII. 31.

Mat.
10.

7.

Luke

XL

9,

28,

27.

Rom.

XIII.

Any
is

just

law brings general happiness to the


call to Israel is

world.

The

"The Lord thy God


is

one God."

The

royal law

"Do unto

others

as
8.

you would have them do unto you." Jas. II. The gift to him who is faithful is: the keys

of the universe. Mat.

XVI.

9.

This

is

the Free-

dom

of the Creator.

The prophecy and com-

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


mandment and
neighbor
greater.

181

rule

is

that **you ahall love the


all

Lord your God with


as

your heart and your

yourself."

And

there
it.

is

none
to

And you

have not

fulfilled

And

love your neighbor as yourself merges with to

love your God.

And you

have heard and un-

derstood the comprehensive rule that "you shall

have love one unto another," and


even

many

of

you

have heard with your ears only and have not


tried to

obey
it,

it,

and many of you have and many

limitedly

obeyed

and many but grudgingly


it,

obeyed

it,

and many have ignored


it,

have boastfully disobeyed

and therefore the

good things of God many of you have imperfectly

and inequitably and even iniquitously

re-

ceived and distributed.

For

it

is

an eternal law that as you love the


that

creation

by

measure are you blessed by the

Creator and in the creation.

And

those

who
un-

love the creation are the elect.

Infinite,

bounded by mathematics,
for the elect.
II.

is

the glory prepared


I

Mark XIIL

13, 20, 22, 27.


is

Cor.

9.

And

the glory of the race

the reward

182

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


elect.

prepared for the

But the

elect serve

God

and cannot serve

capitalism.

And

they are those

who

love to hear the truth, the


1

word

of God.

John XVII.

7.

Cor.

II.

9.

The imperative commandment,

the imperial

mandate of the Light of the World, the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, that you shall seek
first

the

Kingdom

of

God and

its

rightfulness
that

and His assurance and promise


through
(freely given) unto you,

by and

this all material things shall

be added

you have heard but not you you


and

well obeyed nor well understood, nor have


generally

known how
and loved

to obey, for generally


little

have heard faintly and have asked


cared
little
little.

Fulfill!

Perform
the

you the command and He


form the promise.
have no true excuse
shall
Fulfill

will coincidently per-

the

command and

promise will be coincidently


for

fulfilled.

Now

you

your

fault

and now you

ask more and shall receive and shall know.

John XV. 22-27. IX. 40, 41. Luke XII. 47. 48. And you shall have life and shall have it more
bountifully.

John X.

10.

The word

of

God

is

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


Truth.

183

And you shall know the word of God and the word of God will make you free. John VIII. 32. XVII. 17. And (true) freedom is (in)
fulfillment.

Freedom

is

in the fulfillment of the

word of God. This is "new freedom.** This "New Commandment.**


is

the true freedom, the


is

the freedom of the

And

in this

freedom

the salvation of the world.

Open

the door of your heart to the freedom

of yourself

and

to the

freedom of

all

the world.

Enter into the

ment, the

new freedom and true governKingdom of God, the new world, the
day of Judgment, the day of (natyeaur.

world beyond taxation and money, the day of


Justice, the

ural)

atonement, the acceptable

Luke

IV. 19.

To

hear Truth and do

it is

(in the process of)


it

fulfillment.

And
III.

blessed in
35.

are you.
is

Luke
obein ful-

XI. 28.

Mark

And

fulfillment
is

dience to Truth.
fillment, the

And

perfect progress

immortal glorification of

man and

of the
the

Son

of

Man, the

Christ, the
it is

Emmanuel,

God

in us.

And

at last

fulfilled in the

184

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:

perfect attainment.

And it doth not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when it shall appear, we shall be godlike, for we shall And every man who hath see God as he is.
this

hope
is

in

him

purifieth himself
(logical)

even as
(noble)

this

thought
spired).

pure (clear)

(in-

John

III.

2, 3.

And

as

you advance
1

more you shall be told more. John XIV. 26, 7. XV. 26. XVI. 3. You shall not be abandoned. You shall be guided and comforted. XIV. 18. And every good deed is done to immortal
1

glory,

and

(shall be)

for the

good of mankind

forever.

Mat.

XXV.

34-41.

Be ye doers

of

the word.

And when you


Then you do

do the

will that shall

be done

in earth as in heaven, then

truly

you do the word. "make flesh" incarnate


14,

transform, evolve, unfold, grow, progress, express, exist, be, live.

John

I.

5-34.
in to

The word of God is Truth, and it is always Love (natural harmony). To live well is
love well.
to you,

These

rules

and directions are given

one and

all,

that

you may

all

have

life

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


everlasting

185

and the glory

thereof, the ever-on-

coming and ever-present continuity of happy and glorious human life. Mat. XIX. 29. Luke
XVIII. 29, 30.

John XV. 6-27. XVI.


(heard) in the

13.

And

Love

is

(manifested)

harmony

of the creation, the natural or universal har-

mony, the song of the stars, the music of the spheres, and in the bubbles upon the water, and in the movement thereof, and in thine own har-

mony
the

in

life,

thine
Ps.

true creation.
(little)

things

own atonement with the XIX. And be ye faithful in (of life) that you now have
Mat.

and you

shall

be (made) masters of the whole

creation (the universe).

XXV.

23, 30, 34.

Luke XIX.

7,

27.

No

ignorant nor indifferent


free.

nor ignoble soul can be called truly

And
a son

no sordid soul can be of the


of
hell.

elect.

He

is

John XVII. 12. Let the cry of your heart be: Freedom First.
10-15.

Mat. XXIII.

And let And no

it

take in

all

the world.

John

VIII. 32.

self-seeker (capitalist) shall reign in the


in the true
8.

world of Love, nor rule


Mat. IV.
10.

government.
12.

Luke

IV.

John XVII.

186

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


I.

Acts

20.

Mat. X. 39.

And

every hireling

is

a son of perdition and careth not for the sheep.

John X.

13.

He

hath not the true patriotism.

Receive the

light of the world.

Open

the door

of your soul to your


the freedom of
in the
all

own

true freedom

and

to
is

the world.

This freedom
(house)

Kingdom

(character)
It is

(govern-

ment) (Will) of God.


gressive

expressed in pro-

and universal harmony.

The

true hap-

piness of

man

is

in this freedom.

This happi-

ness

is

in the true freedom, the

"new freedom,"

the true government, the


XIII. 34, 35.

new government. John


and
all

Seek

this

freedom

first

the (spiritual

and material)
30.

blessings of the universe will be

freely given (added) to you.

Mat. XIX. 29. 30.

Luke XVIII. 29, Mat. VI. 33. Luke

XII. 31.

And all blessings


call spiritual is

are spiritual.

And what you


call material.

as real as

what you

And you
subtract.
ful.

cannot by false assertion truly add or


Let every
XIII. 37.

Mark

man be attentive and careAnd not one jot nor one

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


tittle
filled.

187

of the law shall

fail,

but

all shall

be

ful-

Mat. V. 17-20.

Mat. VI. 16-27.

The

abolition of ownership frees the world,

installs the true

government and

settles the in-

dustrial question right.

And

there shall be free

production distribution and consumption.


abolition of ownership insures to each

The
all

and

of

you the possession of those things you should have for the time that you should have them.

The
and
12,

abolition of ownership

empowers, encour-

ages, ennobles, frees


glorifies the

and
of

unifies the

human

race
1
1

Son

Man.

John XVII.

21.

glorify

John XIII. 13, 16, 19-31. And to the Son of Man is (in the process of)

fulfillment.

The

abolition of ownership over-

throws tyranny and repression, and overcomes


the oppression and opposition of the ignorant,

uninspired and unglorified.

The

abolition

of

ownership freely allows those w^ho seek the


truth, the true, the elect, the natural leaders, the

true masters, the true leaders of mankind, to

continuously and happily lead

it

to the Great

Fulfillment, the fulfillment fulfilled, the highest

188

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


(human) attainment
race and
its

glory of
of the

(the perfection

human

habitation) (the high-

est goal of the incarnate soul) (the divine atone-

ment, John XVII. 20-26) (the


that shall be perfectly at

will,

government,

one with the divine or


in earth)

be done as
tion of

in

heaven so

(the perfec-

men)

(the perfect

man) (The

All in
(the
23.

Man)

(the highest glory of

God

in earth)
1-3,

greatest glory of

man).

John XIV.

John XVII. actly what this


but
it is

1-26.

And we know
be nor what

not yet ex-

shall

we
III.

shall be,

revealed to the great writer and told to


shall
I.

us that
18, 24.

we

be Godlike.
49-51,

John
1-21.

-3,

5-

John

XIV.
3.

XVII.

15,
is

21-23, 24-26. of the elect.


I

And
John
22-31.
1.

every one
III.
I

who

sees this
1-3.

John
XIII.

III.

IV.
27.
I

Mat.

XXIV.
II.

Mark
4.

20,
9,

22,

Isaiah XLII.

XLV.

LXV.
Col.

22. 25.

Peter
25.

6.

Rom.

VIII. 1-39.

III.

4 and

1-

And

for the sake of the elect the time of


tribulation shall be cut off

tribute

and of
Mat.

and the
(A. D.

glory of the true government be visibly established.

XXIV.

22.

And now

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


1917)
33.
5
1
,

189

this cutting off is near.

Mat.

XXIV.

32,

Prepare for this prophetical fulfillment, 44this

new
1 .

dispensation,

this
,

glorification.
1

John

XIII. 3

XVII.

4, 7,

2.

3.

4,

7,

22.

This

new

state of affairs will

world

like the falling of

a snare.

come upon Luke XXI.

the
35.

You
serve

cannot serve

God and

ownership, therefore

God and your house will not be divided against itself. And the elect from the four
winds and, as
shall
it

w^ere,

from the clouds of heaven,


all

come with power over


other.

the earth from


31.

one end to the


XIII. 27.

Mat.

XXIV.

Mark

Luke XXI. 27. And they shall guide with justice and control with peace and plenty, the affairs of men. And where the clear-sighted
clearly see to safely lead, the blind can safely

follow.

Abolish ownership, and your house, your gov-

ernment,

is

always just and ever consistent.

And

it

is

also unerringly, happily, universally,

divinely glorious.

And

in this

house there

is

that perfect confidence, that true faith, that love

that casteth out all fear.

John IV.

18.

In

190

THE ABOLITION OF OWNERSHIP:


house there
is

this

peace on

eeu-th,

good

will

among men.
at one.
shall

In this house
21.

Heaven and
in this

earth are

John XVII.

And

house you

do the great

things, the things that

MamFor in

monists can never do.


this

house there

is

that

John XIV. peace which


7.

12.

satisfieth all

understanding. Ph. IV.


33.
TTiis

John XIV.

27.

XVI.

house

is

the

Kingdom
it

of God, the

true government of men.


It is

the will of
it

God

that

should come.

Let

come. Mat. VI. 7-13.


the revelation of w^hat

Luke XI.

2-4.

And
free
it

men

should do
is

and of what they

in their hearts

should be,
it

and uninterrupted, and men see


it,

and hear
it

even as they desire


it.

and

shall

have

even as

XXXIV. 18. LI. 17. Is. LVII. 15-21. LXVI. 22-24. And the good voice and the true voice are one. And those who hear
they deserve
Ps.

the good voice and desire

it,

and welcome
it,

it,

and

obey
2u-e

it,

they hear the word and do

and they and they


Ccirth.

the meek,

and they are the

faithful,

are the elect, and they shall inherit the

John X. Mat. V.
Let the Will of

5.

Luke XI.

27, 28.
let

God

be done;

the natural

THE NATURAL GOVERNMENT


government, the holy
in
spirit,

191

govern in earth as

heaven, and you shall see grander things

than you have ever seen.


greater things than the

And you greatest of men


17-37.

shall

do

has ever

done. John
20.

I.

50, 51.

Luke X.

John V.

XIV.

12.

You
spirit

shall

be freed from the money god, the


Mat. IV. 10, 11. Luke
shall

of evil, the devil.

IV. 8, 18-21.
all evil.

And you
13.

be delivered from

live

fect

Luke XI. 4. You shall in the true way and you shall have the perhappiness, the divine peace. John XIV. 27.
Mat. VI.
shall

You
17.

be truly
shall

free.

John
into

VIII. 32.

XVII.
glory.

You

enter

the eternal

John III. 1. John III. Jude 24, 25. You shall have the glory divine. John XVII. 22. You
shall

have the perfect government and the perActs


III.

fect citizenship.

21.
15.

Mat. XVII. 11.

Mark

IX.

7.

Rev. XXII. 14.


1

XXII. 14-21.
shall

Come. Rev. XXII.

7.

Come and you

enter into the perfect government, the King-

dom
21.

of God.

Come, and the grace of the

per-

fect vital action shall

be with you. Rev. XXII.

Amen.

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