Today we are going to look at #3 of Celine’s Laws, made famous in The Illuminatus Papers by Robert Anton Wilson, and how it may be manifesting itself through the likes of President Barack H. Obama, and his administration’s seemingly inadvertent march towards limiting Americans freedom’s.
Here is Celine’s Third Law:
An honest politician is a national calamity.
Celine recognizes that the third law seems preposterous from the beginning. While a dishonest politician is interested only in bettering his own lot through abusing the public trust, an honest politician is far more dangerous since he is honestly interested in bettering society through political action, and that means writing and implementing more and more laws.
Celine argues that creating more laws simply creates more criminals. Laws inherently restrict individual freedom, and the explosive rate at which laws are being created means that every citizen in the course of his daily life does not have the research capacity to not violate at least one of the plethora of laws. It is only through honest politicians trying to change the world through laws that true tyranny can come into being through excessive legislation.
Corrupt politicians simply line their own pockets. Honest idealist politicians cripple the people’s freedom through enormous amounts of laws. So corrupt politicians are preferable according to Celine.
Obama, at face value, appears to be on a mission to do good and correct the wrongs of the former administration. Although, I cannot know for certain, nor can anyone else…not until it’s too late, at least.
…I thought it was an interesting ‘thought-scenario’ to play around with…that’s fun for me…and others, I’m sure.