As promised, here is the follow-up blog post to, “Sovereign Citizens: The Rise of Pseudolegal Extremist Movements,” which contains the transcript of relevant portions from the conspiracy film “Kymatica.”
Falling for conspiracy theories on the internet can destroy your life by taking a drastic toll on relationships with family and friends, leaving you isolated and vulnerable to duplicitous “online communities.” The study, “Changing Conspiracy Beliefs through Rationality and Ridiculing,” also noted that, “Conspiracy theory (CT) beliefs can be harmful” (Orosz 2016).
Researchers of this study found that both “rationality speech” and “ridiculing speech” were effective in reducing belief in conspiracy theories among a small sampling of Hungarians (Dolan 2016).
The least effective method of communication, persuasion is “empathetic speech,” emotional appeals have very little influence when it comes to changing the beliefs of a conspiracist: “Rational and ridiculing arguments were effective in reducing CT, whereas empathizing with the targets of CTs had no effect” (Orosz 2016).
For that reason, I have followed up some of the transcribed portions of “Kymatica” with either light ridicule or a rational quote that criticizes certain passages:
@ 23:27 – If something as basic, and important, as language can be degraded and devalued to such a degree, yet never questioned; what else might we be missing?
^^ Beware “non sequiturs,” this video is full of them.
23:36 – Think of an aspect of your life that dictates the limits of your freedom. Government and law enforcement, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, taxes, building permits, driver’s licenses and more.
23:49 – There are hundreds, if not thousands, of stipulations, regulations and boundaries on our freedom. And, out of the ones that were just mentioned, how many have you researched to find out whether they apply to you or not? Let’s look at the forms of law that we currently acquiesce to.
^^ Notice the strange or “dated language” that the narrator tries to spew like a poet at the end there? Get real. If you talk to a cop like this, and think some laws don’t apply to you, you will get tasered.
24:11 – A common misconception among people is that any rule or regulation that governs them falls under one category: law. But there are many other forms of law that people abide by without realizing that they simply do not apply to them.
24:27 – Another misconception is that a nation’s constitution gives us our rights. A constitution does nothing more than list the rights that we already have. We are born with inalienable rights endowed to us by our creator; they are not given to us and they cannot be given away. The most a person can do with a right is choose whether to exercise it or not.
^^ To be honest, part of that just sounds a quote from Annie Wilkes in the film Misery, “There is a judge higher than that of man, I will be judged by Him.”
24:50 – Maritime Admiralty Law is what’s known as “the law of the water.” It is superseded by civil law and only applies to those who willingly contract themselves into it. The definition of “Admiralty Law is a body of private international law governing the relationships between private entities which operate vessels on the oceans. Let’s look at how and why a form of law that is fashioned to govern corporations, businesses and vessels has imposed its rule over natural human beings.
^^ “They insist that the government is a corporation, are obsessed with maritime law, and call themselves things like ‘John of the family Smith.’ Essentially, they’re hilarious — and while somewhat less threatening than sovereign citizens, freemen are (as of 2015) being recognized as a domestic terrorist threat by both the FBI and the Canadian CSIS” (RationalWiki 2017).
25:22 – This is all done through a form of “word magic.” A simple perversion of language has made it possible to convince people around the world that these “alternative laws” apply to them.
25:34 – One of the predominant beliefs of modern culture is that licenses, permits, registrations and other forms of documentation are required to operate motor vehicles, use public roads, build structures and establishments, engage in free enterprise and much more. Sadly, these beliefs are based on little to no investigation whatsoever and are false.
^^ Funny, the same thing can be said about all of the information we just received, that the narrator’s beliefs, “are based on little to no investigation whatsoever and are false.”
25:59 – This belief structure is perpetuated by Maritime Admiralty Law. This form of law was originally created to govern ships docking in foreign nations for the import or export of products and resources.
26:12 – It deals with banking and merchant affairs, not civil affairs. When a product is taken off of a ship and brought into a foreign land, that nation takes custody of the resource and accounts for it with a certificate.
26:25 – That certificate marks the birthdate of that product in the custody of the respective nation. Think of why it is supposedly required to have a certificate of live birth in the first place.
26:38 – The Barron’s dictionary of Banking Terms defines a certificate as “a paper establishing an ownership claim.” So right there we notice that everyone with a birth certificate is defined as “being owned.”
26:53 – People are used as collateral with other nations because the US is bankrupt. The US declared bankruptcy on March 9th of 1933. At this point the US government began taking out loans from a private, non-government affiliated corporation called the Federal Reserve. With no money to pay back the loans the United States began using the citizens as collateral.
^^ Notice the “circular reasoning“ in this paragraph, “People are used as collateral with other nations because the US is bankrupt….with no money to pay back the loans the United States began using the citizens as collateral.” No loose ends there.
27:20 – All birth and marriage certificates are literally warehouse receipts. Just look at the similarities of warehouse receipts and birth certificates. Both document the date of issue, a serial number, registration number or receipt number, a description of the product and an authorized informant to notify the appropriate government agency.
27:49 – With all of this information being readily available, the majority of people are unaware of their involvement with Maritime Admiralty Law; this is possible through the manipulation of language. This Admiralty Law changed the meaning of the word, “person,” from a natural living person to a corporation.
^^ “Sovereign citizens believe that natural citizens are not subject to any United States federal law, including being subject to the jurisdiction of federal courts, but are subject to natural law and common law” (RationalWiki 2017).
28:09 – Driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations, auto-insurance forms, building permits, gun permits, work permits, tax filing documents, birth and death certificates, traffic citations and many other forms of documentation that were once believed to be absolutely necessary only apply to: “persons” or “corporations.”
28:29 – Upon signing such a legal document you are indirectly waiving your rights under the Constitution and lowering your status to that of a corporation that is created with the same, exact name as you. The only way to reconcile your true name, from the name of the corporation, is to take notice that the corporation has its name in all capital letters.
28:51 – This is known as “Capitis Diminutio Maxima.” You may take notice that your driver’s license, birth certificate, social security card, insurance cards and more use all capital letters to legally represent the corporation with your name; not you.
^^ *Looks at driver’s license…sees CAPITAL LETTERS [head explodes]*
29:07 – The corporation is known as an “artificial person” whereas you, the human being, are known as a “natural person.”
^^ This sounds like the legal version of “Who’s on First,” but maybe it works (it doesn’t). Let’s see it in action in the video, “Sovereign Citizen Freeman Tries Usual BS on Judge. Judge Hysterically Spews it Back”:
Video Description: “One of the best all time. This guy was already arrested twice for driving on a suspended driver’s license, now he faces a DUI charge. Here’s a Sovereign Citizen type trying his nonsensical argument that “David Hall is not a person but a legal corporation.” Judge Hurley isn’t falling for it. His response is priceless” (YouTube 2016).
Back to “Kymatica”
29:16 – This deception goes even deeper when it comes to the courts that we attend. When showing up to court you will notice that there are seats for witnesses behind a wooden fence or barrier.
29:26 – The defendant must cross through the entrance to the other side of the barrier where the plaintiff and judge sit. This act symbolizes the boarding of a ship; at this time, business can be conducted in Maritime Admiralty Law.
29:40 – The judge, acting as captain or banker, is responsible for settling the balance between the two sides. This is why there is always a monetary value involved in any court case: the captain is simply dealing in banking and merchant disputes; once the balance is paid the case is closed.
30:00 – To turn the court case away from Admiralty Law, where your rights are not protected, you must avoid agreeing to represent the “artificial person.” This is done by stating that you are the “natural person,” you don’t have a first or last name because those imply corporate title. In a court case, you may state that the court takes judicial notice of your “honors oath of office.” Every judge must take any oath of office to practice law, yet you must make it clear to the court, and the jury, that the judge is acting as “judge” and not “banker.”
^^ Notice how the consequences of doing this are glossed over, and another non sequitur is used to introduce a new topic? That’s because everything the narrator just said is bullshit, if you say those things and go down that avenue of defense it’s a sure-fire way to find yourself in contempt of court and in even deeper trouble.
30:33 – Remember that you are a natural human being of the earth; you are not governed by anything but your own consciousness. Laws are created within a society, the society that created the laws we see being enforced today is called the “law society.” Yet the most beautiful part of this entire deception is the fact that we are not a part of the “law society,” so their laws do not apply to us.
^^ “Freemen believe they can declare themselves independent of government jurisdiction using the concept of “lawful rebellion“: that all statute law is contractual and therefore only applicable if an individual consents to it. They assert that what everyone else regards as “the law” doesn’t apply to them as they have not consented to a contract with the state, even going so far as to claim they have a lawful right to refuse arrest if they do not consent” (RationalWiki 2017).
31:00 – Judges, lawyers and law enforcement officers…they’re all a part of a society, within that society they’ve created their own language that’s deceptively similar to English. They have these little things called “statutes, acts and regulations” that seem like laws, but they really only apply to those within their society. So that basically means that all the traffic violations, minimum age requirements and everything except for damage to another person or their property doesn’t really apply to the “natural person.”
31:33 – Laws only apply to those within the “law society.” The game being played is an illusion. You can simply choose to open your eyes and reclaim the freedom you were born with; bound by nothing but the limits of your imagination.
31:49 – These are just a few examples of assuring that your rights are being protected. By far, the most important line of defense against this deception is to be aware of the perversion of language, and be absolutely aware of how you form your beliefs and concepts.
Always keep Hitchen’s razor in mind when you see conspiracy-tinted videos like these on YouTube: “What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.”
With the preponderance of evidence suggesting that these pseudolegal defenses, tactics do not work, and that they always fail in court, it’s safe to say that any of the other content this creator shares is also going to be false.
Dolan, Eric W. “Study: Rational arguments and ridicule can both reduce belief in conspiracy theories.” PsyPost: December 19, 2016. Website: http://www.psypost.org/2016/12/study-rational-arguments-ridicule-can-reduce-belief-conspiracy-theories-46597
in5d.com. “KYMATICA – FULL LENGTH MOVIE – Expand Your Consciousness.” YouTube: July 31, 2010. Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AanQ2mY2jjc
“Kymatica.” Stewart, Benjamin. 2009. IMDB. Website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2469524/
Not Personal. “Sovereign Citizen Freeman Tries Usual BS on Judge. Judge Hysterically Spews it Back.” YouTube: March 07, 2016. Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7h7uevwxt8
Orosz, Gábor. “Changing Conspiracy Beliefs through Rationality and Ridiculing.” Frontiers in Psychology: v.7, October 13, 2016. Website: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5061726/
Schwinn, Ashton. “Judge Hurley in Broward Bond Court with David Hall.” YouTube: December 22, 2014. Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRySQ8rSs9E