Anyhow, I've done a transcription of Maxwell's introductory talk because I think it covers a number of important topics that could be expanded or even disagreed upon and I wouldn't mind having some input from others, on a subject that I've always been interested in, namely, the law. I once wanted to be a barrister and even got as far as passing my preparitory exams but I changed direction after understanding there is no truth in law, so if anyone has any comments, I'd be interested in reading them! Here's the transcript of Jordan Maxwell's introductory talk (very slightly abridged):
The Occult World of Commerce
The law is only what 'they' say it is, today - it may change tomorrow...
If you owned a two story building and you were going to put a lot of weight on the second floor, if you were smart, you would go downstairs first, with a structural engineer and you'd get on a ladder and go up through the ceiling tiles and examine the floor that you're going to put that weight on, to see if the floor is going to hold that kind of weight. So, what you are doing is standing under the foundation you're going to build on. You're standing under to get under-standing because that's where the word "understand" comes from - to stand under the foundation that you're building on.
Understanding words is what you really need to start doing - doing your homework and understanding words. If you put the letter 's' in front of 'words', it becomes 'swords' and that's what words are - they are cutting - they can cause you great trouble. Humans are word controlled creatures, so we need to establish what words mean.
When we talk about law, there's a Roman maximum in law that says, "For he that would be deceived, let him". So you need to do your homework and understand what words mean, especially in relation to law and government because there is a whole world of occultism that is operating today throughout the world and you use certain words, and when those words are used in a court, they don't mean the same thing at all.
Understanding law and the words of law, there are two things this planet has: water and earth, water and land. Consequently, there are two kinds of law - the law of the land and the law of water. You've heard the term 'law of the land' but in point of fact, that's precisely what this term means because it is the people who live on land, and that is opposed to something else, called the ‘law of the high seas’ or the law of water and you need to understand the difference. The law of the land is the law of the culture that lives on the land and consequently, the law of the land is different in every country...
However, there is a higher law that dominates the entire world... it's called the law of the water or the law of the high seas. The law of water is referred to as the law of money... Anytime you're doing banking or using money, you are now under the law of water, maritime admiralty... it began in the land of Canaan (an ancient term for a region roughly corresponding to present-day Israel, the West Bank, western Jordan, southern and coastal Syria and Lebanon continuing up until the border of modern Turkey). The Canaanites were Phoenician... Phoenician bloodline... in the ancient Phoenician language, "Canaan" meant "merchant banker". The word "merchant" comes from "mer" for the sea, for water, as in 'mermaid'... The law of water is the law of banking and money, as opposed to the law of the custom of the people or the law of the land.
The Statue of Liberty must be put on water; it could not be put on American land, as such. It had to be put in a harbour because it's not the Statue of Freedom; it's a Statue of Liberty. Liberty is what a sailor gets when he pulls into port on ship, he gets liberty - he's not free. So America is not the "land of the free in the home of the brave". We are not free or brave, period. We are not free; this is not a free country.
Let me give you an example of how this law of the water works. Why is it that you have to go to court? You go to court because you play basketball and tennis on a court. You play with a racket, why, because that's what it is - it's a racket. They do not pick words by chance. These words are very serious. They do not use words and terms with no avail. These words are very important. What's the idea of going to court? It's a game, like basketball, the whole idea in a court is to put the ball in the other guys court... and consequently it's a ball game and the judge is wearing a black robe, so he is the referee... the judge is a referee between two teams. The judge rules from the bench. "Bench" in Latin is a bank, therefore, the judge rules for the bank. Where do you find banks? You find banks on both sides of a river and what does a river bank do? It controls the direction of the current-sea…, the juice. Consequently, your money is currency because it's the flow, the cash flow.
I'll give you an example how this works. When a ship pulls into a harbour, all ships are referred to as female... airships, rocket ships, sailing ships are always female. Why? There's a very good reason... maritime, admiralty law says all ships are female because they're carrying items for money and so consequently, they are under maritime, admiralty law. Admiralty is where we get admiral - admiral of the navy.
When a ship pulls into harbour, it parks at the dock and the captain has to provide, for the port authorities, a Certificate of Manifest... each of the ship's items has come off water. Every ship has a captain and "captain" comes from the word "capital", so the captain represents the capital or money that's on board the ship.
The ship is sitting in its birth.... when a ship docks, it sits in its birth. Now, when you were born, your mother's water broke and when your mother's water broke, you came out and this is why you have to have a birth certificate because you are a maritime admiralty product, under international law. Your mother delivered you - that's why if you go to Sears.com and order a product, they will 'ship it to you' - they will deliver it and that's why you were in your delivery room - your mother was delivering a product. Maritime admiralty - you came down your mother's birth canal. All these words are maritime admiralty banking words and therefore, if you understand lawyers, judges, courts and government, they are all under international maritime admiralty law.
All religions, all churches in the world operate under maritime law. This is why all churches are divided into denominations... just like money is divided up into 10’s, 20’s, 50’s and 100’s…
There has never existed a country, on the face of the earth, in the history of the world, in which the people rose up and demanded their right to be free, never. The concept of human, spiritual, intellectual and physical freedom is a concept that has never ever existed on earth. The only one time it came into existence was in the founding of America, when it was understood that we were sovereigns and that we owned our bodies and consequently, since 1868, we're now under international maritime admiralty law.
Think about this - in cowboy and Indian movies... when cowboys would ride into town, they'd get of their horse and they were wearing guns. How comes they could walk into a bar and if two guys got into an argument, they could go out on the street and draw on each other and draw on each other outside the sheriff’s office and the sheriff would do nothing. The reason why is because before 1868, all Americans were considered sovereigns and that's one of the nice things about being a sovereign, you have the right to be yourself.
In 1868, there was a corporation founded and in that particular company, the founders of that company called it the "United States Corporation" and they stipulated that anybody who would be a member of that corporation or worked for that corporation, would be called, not an employee but a "citizen". So today, if you are asked, ‘are you a citizen of the United States’, what you think you're being asked is, 'are you lawfully in this country to do business?' but that's not lawfully, what's being asked. They didn't ask you if you are an American, lawfully, they asked you a specific question... are you, of your own volition, out of your own mouth testifying that you are a citizen of the United States because in that way, citizen of the United States means you are an employee of a foreign corporation, operating under international maritime law. So today, the President of United States is the President of a privately owned company. The company is called "United States" and the word "President", is always the word used in corporate law - banks have Presidents, all companies have Presidents. President Bush is not the President of America. President Bush is the president of a privately owned company, privately owned out of England. We need to understand words and terms and they have been used to trick and enslave you...