ON THE WORLD-WIDE WEB, July 4, 2004.
The Declaration of a Free Society,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for Enlightened People to dissolve the binds of ignorance that constrain them, and to reclaim their Rightful Wisdom and Power on this Earth, that which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's Supreme Spirit entitle them, a decent respect to the dignity of their global family requires that they declare the causes which impel them to the action.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed by Nature with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness through fulfillment of Desire. That to serve these rights, Moral Codes evolve among Peoples, deriving their just powers from the consent of collective mind. That to promote these rights, Social Customs derive therefrom. And that whenever any Custom of Mind becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Code and Custom, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Enlightened Fulfillment. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Customs long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that people are more disposed to suffer, while suppression is sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of social weakness and disaster evinces failure of the Customs to promote their Rights, it is their further right, it is their duty, to throw off such Custom and its parent Code, and to provide new Social Models for their future well-being. Such has been the patient sufferance of Society; and such is now the necessity that impels them to alter their former Codes and Customs. The history of human moral codes is a history of repeated repression of human desire. Its consummate restriction is sexual desire, used as a proxy to sublimate all natural desire. It is therefore a history of universal oppression and suppression, directly undermining the very Rights they are intended to serve. They, the Moral Codes and child Social Customs, the product of fundamental self-denial, must therefore continually oppress, suppress, and repress natural self-expression, whether of oneself, other persons and groups, or entire societies. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. They, the Codes and Customs, are used by numberless governments to wage war on nations, invade and usurp homelands, enslave peoples, oppress citizens in their own countries, set up apartheid governments, deny sovereignty and statehood, establish puppet regimes, spy on or otherwise subvert foreign governments, assassinate foreign leaders, politically coerce countries, dehumanize prisoners of war, steal resources from peoples, and to embargo, blockade, isolate or otherwise economically manipulate and impoverish nations, in the name of their own nationalism, and often under false guise of freedom, liberation, sovereignty, and democracy.
They blindly defend indefensible government positions and policies that endanger the welfare, safety, and lives of their citizens, recklessly inciting terror, and using said terror to foment further, unspeakable terror, putting the entire national security at risk.
They act as crutches for governments in their own nations to oppress, enslave, terrorize, and kill their own people; declare martial law to suppress freedom; exile critics to prisons, concentration camps, gulags, and frigid lands; stamp out race, culture, and religion; starve peasants; steal lands; incite riots; waste in refugee camps; and to discriminate, segregate, or otherwise deny civil rights.
They have through history fueled the fire of numerous ethnic groups and nations to holocaust, genocide, crucifixion, burning of crosses, lynching, torture, feeding of men to lions, raping of women, slaughter of children, pillaging, and other unthinkable cultural oppression.
They are callously employed by business entities, economic institutions, and social and political classes to deny opportunity, withhold capital, refuse promotion, dispense unequal pay, profit from slave and child labor, traffic in peoples, hold in involuntary servitude, promote class separation, impoverish nations, and perpetuate third-world status on entire continents.
They serve as bricks in walls nations build to separate peoples, dividing even their own country.
They stifle the Human Spirit of men and women, driving them from religion whose intent is to awaken it.
They conspire and contrive to convince humanity that it is fallen from Grace, born of 'Original Sin', the instrument of the devil, and destined and deserving to suffer.
They, in the form of guilt, shame, doubt, and fear, are self-righteously used by religious 'leaders' to coerce and manipulate governments and followers into repression, in the name of God, and false heavens and hells.
They obscenely justify countless Crusades, Inquisitions, Jihads, Holy Wars, hostage takings, bombings, and other terrorist acts.
They blasphemously justify proselytizing, mass conversion, and denigration, subjugation, and extinction of indigenous faiths.
They alienate our youth, sour them on education, drive them from tradition, encourage escape through drugs, and inspire rebellion in them.
They leave behind a void of unfulfilled desire that inevitably explodes in anger, hatred, hostility, crime, violence, terror, and war.
They serve as fodder for hate groups against race, religion, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.
They are used by 'religious' men to deny women places in ministry.
They feed false representations of sex as dirty, evil sin.
They suppress natural sexual expression, leaving it to slink 'unseen' as ubiquitous pornography, or erupt as rape, sexual violence, and other sex crime.
They underlie wide-spread sexual dysfunction and impotence, and also the more subtle yet pervasive lack of sexual satisfaction, which ironically breeds the sexual cravings, obsession, and addiction that those same moral codes demonize.
They so repress natural sexual desire as to drive 'religious' men to genitally mutilate girls and dismember themselves in vain attempts to satisfy impossible mores in the name of God, and impel even priests to homosexual child abuse.
They have falsely justified religious claims of heresy against science, and even imprisonment and murder of such 'heretics'.
They have ignited passion for witch hunts, and burning of women at the stake.
Historically, they have poorly excused public flogging, hanging, beheading, drawing and quartering, tarring and feathering, restraining in stocks, and branding with scarlet letters.
They have spurred ways of life that shun progress health, and wealth, ostensibly in the name of God.
They breed personal and social apathy, and the thought 'nothing to live for'.
They reduce ancient greatness of individuals, cultures, and God to legend, myth, fantasy, fairytale, hallucination, and insanity.
And at one time in history, eleven score and eight years ago, those same oppressive moral codes drove waves of immigrants to the shores of a new uncharted land named America, that was dreamed as the freedom from all that, and that inspired visionary men to forge a document Declaring Independence from governments legislating that, but which has since fallen under the subtler governing spell of the same enslaving mental apparition, waiting to awaken and remember its Destiny.
And unbeknownst to the main of Society, the false moral codes and social customs that are a figment of the human mind have nearly completely effaced from the earth the ancient wisdom that Desire is Sacred &emdash; that far from tempting humanity away from Spirit, Desire is our passion and means of connecting to It, and sexuality, being our most innate and potent Desire, has the sublime power to unite us with Spirit in Sacred Union, be a worldly expression of that on Earth, and free us eternally from the false notions that rob life of its Sacred Dignity.
Throughout history, Society has spoken out against such ignorance, injustice, and deceit. We have spoken against the hypocrisy of sexual constraint. Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by continued denial. A Moral Code whose character is thus marked by continuing suppression of Human Spirit, is unfit to govern Enlightened People.
Nor have we been wanting in appeals to legal Justice. We have petitioned time and again to legislatures for statutory relief, appealing to their sense of Liberty, and invoking our common heritage as Spiritual Beings. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and kinship. We have lobbied for sexual freedom and received only endless platitudes, and we reject them fully. We have examined their vain beliefs and laboured reasoning, and we reject them fully.
Now We, the People of Society, comprehend that false moral codes suppress Spirit, demean life, and divide peoples; that they fail to promote our True Human Condition, and when forced upon us, breed debilitating weakness and conflict. Rather, Humanity is born for Higher Purpose, achieved by Enlightened Desire, to attain Union and Harmony of Spirit. We attest that pursuit of such Felicity, through the Fulfillment of Desire of People everywhere, according to their Nature, is their unalienable Right. In that Spirit we hold firmly, that the only 'evil' is the Good we have yet to engender. Let Men and Women everywhere eliminate evil by Fulfillment of all Good Desire in the Heart, according to Nature.
We, therefore, the Children of Earth, appealing to our Supreme Spirit for the Truth of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of Good People everywhere, together publish and declare, That We are, and of Right ought to be Free and Enlightened Peoples; that are Absolved from all Allegiance to tyranny of mind, false moral codes, and constrictive social customs; that all individual and social connection with them is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Enlightened Peoples, we have full Power to contract Alliance with the Spark of Human Spirit in the Heart, the Source of All Desire, and to do all Acts in accord therewith that Enlightened People may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Supreme Desire, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
CREDITS: Society for Sacred Sexuality