Why One Passport Means a Lifetime of Asking Permission
(“Teacher, Teacher, I’ve got to use the restroom, can I go there?”)
(“Well, first you’re gonna need your hall pass cause if you get caught without it, you’re gonna have to stay after class…”)
I am sure we are all familiar with that tyranny from our “schooling”. We like to believe we are all adults now, allowed to somewhat weave the storylines of our own lives without the impediment of hall passes and grades. But, the truth is exactly the opposite. Even in the fast lane of life, you’re still mired by the overarching system of the childhood classroom, brimming with all the same holdbacks: our grades transform into our criminal records; our ID’s are our hallpasses; our social security numbers are our student numbers; our sports are our sports; and the police are the dreaded hall monitors.
One of the main differences is that, while in school we bemoan things like grades, hallpasses and hall monitors, in real life, most people come to revere criminal records (or the lack thereof), ID’s and the police. It is exciting getting your first state issued ID, the driver’s license. And so, that near-requisite of the rest of our lives – to be carrying an ID at all times – is at first seen primarily as an honor or a privilege.
Clairvoyance stems from knowing that, in the eyes of the state, we are still children.
Our hall pass to the world is the modern passport. Even to travel only a few miles, millions of people around the world are required to carry this hall-pass with them or risk detention (You see, they even use the same word from school!).
Can you taste the red on your tongue? Can you smell the injustice like the piss on Fifth Street, Anywhere, USA? When teacher dictated the use of our bowels, we scowled. As adults, many waive their hall-passes around and celebrate them like they are the bible or a magicians’ wand. Above and beyond, the Individual thinks like an outlaw and knows nothing should be required by the state regarding travel. Unlike the slave, who thinks it is perfectly copasetic.
With entranced governments in-stance for world governance, passports effectively function as a world ID card. Maybe not each and every government data base is tied together, but systems like ECHELON are postured to, in the future, operate from horizon-to-horizon. Head for the shade! (i.e. find a slow-paced, non-western country with which you feel in harmony…and go there!)
During this in-between phase, as the state is in an awkward stage of growing out its mangy, brittle hair, the short-comings in the technological interconnectedness of nations can be used to your advantage. Imagine being a kid in school and having hall-passes for all the area schools. You’d be quite popular and, probably, quite powerful. Getting several passports means, instead of freely going from school-to-school, you can go from country-to-country.
The world citizen today, in my opinion, offers an avenue through which man can re-find himself. By traveling the world, one can cure the lobotomy of specialization thrust upon them by borders within borders ad infinitum. A wave of neo-renaissance men, anarchists in heart-and-mind and inspired by their inherent worldliness, could spark an awakening worldwide.
Presently, the US hall-pass functions opposite of what it once did. While it used to help one get around the world, today, especially for US citizens, it has become a burden. All over the world, wherever you go, if you try to open a bank account looking like a US Citizen, you’re going to be asked these questions: “Are you also a US citizen?” and “Are you resident in the US?” It’s like a negative hall-pass. That’s why it is so important everybody in the world do the best to ease their access to all corners of the globe by obtaining second, third and even fourth passports.
It is important that US citizens look to procuring passports offering the greatest amount of visa free travel; that is, those visas that are processes to get. Argentina, Chile, and Brazil all charge US citizens $150 for a visa, since that is what the US charges their citizens to enter. There will be much more passport-warfare in the future.
One of the passports offered at TDV Passports, the Paraguayan passport, is particularly known as a quick and easy way of obtaining a passport. It is a convenient passport to have, moreover, as the country is a member of the Mercosur group of South American countries, which comes with some advantages. Saint Kitts & Nevis is also quite easy, but since the government knows the value of citizenship there, costs for the passport definitely make the documents unaffordable for many. Counter-intuitively, we anticipate the market for passports to become more competitive and more expensive. Firstly, more countries are going to look to offering passports to pay down their debts; Secondly, inflation and hyperinflation will send the prices for passports higher and out of the reach of more-and-more people.
So then, why not just print up our own hall-passes? That’s what Garry Davis, a former bomber pilot for the US during World II, decided to do. He wanted nothing to do with war and governments so he renounced his US citizenship in Paris after the war. This was significant because he was the son of a well-known band leader during the war named Myer Davis. Since he was then unable to leave France, he printed an official-looking passport that resembled the UN passport – same color, similar globe on the front, printed in five languages, and quotations from the appropriate parts of the UN charter. The passport was issued by the World Service Authority.
In the ‘70s, Doug Casey actually got one from Davis himself and used it successfully in Iceland, French Polynesia, Honduras, Costa Rica and Peru, among other countries.
The passports are still available, but amidst the War of Terror thrust upon the people, presenting them could be a reason for you to get arrested, especially in the Commonwealth and the US. They can still be used in some countries, however, where you might be required to turn in your passports at hotels and other places. In some hotels, your passport is actually taken, making a World Service Authority passport potentially very valuable.
But, in our 21st century reality, such a document is a pipe-dream. But, that doesn’t mean we don’t have options to receive other hall-passes. That is one of The Dollar Vigilante’s specialties: hall-passes for the world. Now, you can use a restroom in any one of the 200 countries you can visit visa-free, without permission. All you need to do is visit TDV Passports. And, with Freedom Financing, you can get your second passport for as low as $150/month. In school, would you have passed up the opportunity to have multiple hall-passes? Be sure to not miss the opportunity in the real-world.