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The Green Book: A Blueprint For A Real Democracy
Anyone who reads Muammar Gaddafi’s Green Book (Download Link At the Bottom), which lays out in detail what TRUE democracy would look like would immediately realize that Gaddafi is a brilliant man. His genius is the reason that the Western nations are so fearful of this man.
If the ideas discussed in the Green Book were to be implemented on a large scale, it would mean total revolution throughout the world. Once the people of one nation begin to use the strategies in the book successfully, the rest of the world would follow. Simply because the poor and oppressed populations of the world would benefit so immensely that it would create a domino effect throughout the entire world.
The basic premise of the Green Book is that people should be governed by natural law rather than man made law. Parliaments and congresses are not natural, and are intrinsically dictatorial. The job of government belongs not with representatives of the people but WITH THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES.
For thousands of years, tribal cultures throughout the world have participated in systems based on natural law. Natural law is that based upon customs, traditions, and religion rather than on the arbitrary rules set by some controlling entity disconnected from the people.
What the Western world calls “democracy” is a far cry from a truly democratic system. Parliaments and congressional bodies are composed of individuals “elected” by the people. The problem is, they do not represent the needs and desires of all of the people, but only of the (often small) percentage who actually elected them. AND, even the opinions and ideas of the people who DID elect the representatives are discarded once they are in power. Rather than truly reflecting the needs of the general populace, those in power in a “representative democracy” are simply addressing what they claim is in the best interest of the people or, mostly, THEIR OWN interests.
The party system is oppressive not simply because it has been done wrong, but because it is NOT NATURAL and is DICTATORIAL in essence. A party does not represent the people, but rather represents only the interests of those who establish party policy. Participation in a party system forces people to conform to ideals that are against their best interest and against the laws of nature.
True democracy requires the active participation of ALL OF THE PEOPLE. Every citizen of a nation has needs that must be met and considered in the running of that nation. Gaddafi suggests a system of People’s committees and popular congresses, which would reflect the voices of ALL OF THE PEOPLE instead of only a select group of self-styled “elites”.
Gaddafi puts forth the natural, yet seemingly revolutionary notion that the needs of the people should be met WITHOUT the people having to fall under the control of any other group or person. People should own their homes, not rely on landlords or banks. People should be access to land and the skills they need to produce enough food to sustain them. Private ownership of land is oppressive because the land and its resources should be used to provide for the needs to the masses without conditions.
Western society is one that believes in accumulating “stuff”. Money, clothing, houses and cars are all used as symbols of status and are unequally distributed based upon “wealth”. This is an unnecessarily oppressive system. In a just society, people would produce that which they need, and would have access to it without having to fall under the domination and control of another person or group of people.
Wage labor is a new form of slavery. Rather than people “earning wages” for their work, they should, as producers, have unfettered access to the things that they need in order to ensure survival and a basic level of happiness. Rather than toiling 40 hours a week to put money in the coffers of corporations and “bosses”, workers should be the direct beneficiaries of that which they produce.
Under the system outlined in the Green Book, the people would come first. That is ALL OF THE PEOPLE, not just those who hold power based upon money and status. There would be no “classes” of people, because all would be producing and consuming based on their abilities and according to their needs.
The Green Book also addresses the role of women in a just society. Gaddafi recognizes that the natural role of a woman is that of a mother. Women, according to the Green Book should be the owners of the home. They should not be forced to participate in work outside of the home, particularly work that is designed for men. Instead, they should be able to stay at home and nurture their children, raise them into adulthood. The warehousing of children into nurseries is oppressive and unnatural, and is detrimental to the child, to the family and to society as a whole.
Gaddafi also says in his Green Book that Black people will be triumphant and dominant, that “Black People will Prevail in the World”, a statement that can hardly sit well with the racist dominators. He has supported many of the revolutionary movements led by Black people throughout the world. He theorizes that Black people, buoyed by a desire for vengeance against white slave owners and colonists , and supported by numerical superiority will naturally ascend to a dominant place in world politics.
Gaddafi’s Green Book is part utopian vision and part concrete strategic advice. It should be required reading for anyone interested in revolutionary change to bring about a more just society. It has been required reading for school children in Libya for decades, and many of its elements have been successfully integrated into Libyan society. This book, outlining the philosophy of Muammar Gaddafi, is a vision for a better future, which is why the West considers him such a dangerous man.
The West is heavily invested in promoting capitalism, private ownership and a dictatorial form of government that they (falsely) label “democracy”. The Green Book has the potential to change the world, and that is the last thing that the Western nations want. They are too invested in the Eurocentric notions of private ownership and an oppressive central governing body to allow Gaddafi’s influence to go unchecked.
For 40 years, or was it longer, I ...can’t remember, I did all I could to give people houses, hospitals, schools, and when they were hungry, I gave them food, I even made Benghazi into farmland... from the desert.
I stood up to attacks from that cowboy Reagan, when he killed my adopted orphaned daughter, he was trying to kill me, instead he killed that poor innocent child, then I helped my brothers and sisters from Africa with money for the African Union, did all I could to help people understand the concept of real democracy, where people’s committees ran our country, but that was never enough, as some told me, even people who had 10 room homes, new suits and furniture, were never satisfied, as selfish as they were they wanted more, and they told Americans and other visitors, they needed “democracy,” and “freedom,” never realizing it was a cut throat system, where the biggest dog eats the rest, but they were enchanted with those words, never realizing that in America, there was no free medicine, no free hospitals, no free housing, no free education and no free food,except when people had to beg or go to long lines to get soup
No, no matter what I did, it was never enough for some, but for others, they knew I was the son of Gamal Abdel Nasser, the only true Arab and Muslim leader we’ve had since Salah’ a’ Deen, when he claimed the Suez Canal for his people, as I claimed Libya, for my people, it was his footsteps I tried to follow, to keep my people free from colonial domination—from thieves who would steal from us— now, I am under attack by the biggest force in military history.
My little African son, Obama wants to kill me, to take away the freedom of our country, to take away our free housing, our free medicine, our free education, our free food, and replace it with American style thievery, called “capitalism,” but all of us in the Third World know what that means, it means corporations run the countries, run the world, and the people suffer, so, there is no alternative for me, I must make my stand, and if Allah wishes, I shall die by following his path, the path that has made our country rich with farmland, with food and health, and even allowed us to help our African and Arab brothers and sisters to work here with us, in the Libyan Jammohouriyah.
I do not wish to die, but if it comes to that, to save this land, my people, all the thousands who are all my children, then so be it. let this testament be my voice to the world, that I stood up to crusader attacks of NATO, stood up to cruelty, stood up to betrayal, stood up the West and its colonialist ambitions, and that I stood with my African brothers, my true Arab and Muslim brothers, as a beacon of light, when others were building castles, I lived in a modest house, and in a tent, I never forgot my youth in Sirte, I did not spend our national treasury foolishly, and like Salah’a’deen, our great Muslim leader, who rescued Jerusalem for Islam, I took little for myself… in the West, some have called me “mad,” “crazy,” but they know the truth but continue to lie, they know that our land is independent and free, not in the colonial grip, that my vision, my path, is, and has been clear and for my people and that I will fight to my last breath to keep us free, may Allah almighty help us to remain faithful and free." (By Colonel Muamar Gaddafi)
Link here to the Green Book