There is such a thing as good government. You aren’t likely to see it, but it won’t hurt to know something about it so you’ll know how to criticize what we do have.
1. Prophets have always condemned credit and interest because that’s God’s Law. God is better at human economics than we are. A credit-based economy, with a credit-based currency, is not better than the ancient system. Everybody wants to forget humans are fallen. When credit is strictly non-interest based, used only to help the poor get by as God says it should be used, things can’t get any better. Granted, a primitive economy suffers ups and downs based on the human tendency to miscalculate and mis-allocate resources in pursuing meeting human needs. It cannot be prevented. All attempts to dampen the natural ups and downs only make things worse. In a debt-based economy, you grant unlimited power to the creditors to manipulate the economic cycles to their benefit, and it will never match the needs of the broader population. Regulations will always be broken, because regulators are human. Nobody is that good; give someone power and it will always go wrong. You cannot craft a system which guarantees stability, because you cannot craft a system better at handling human failure than the one God described long, long ago.
2. No human on this earth can possibly be competent to manage an economic system bigger than a village of 75-100 people. Given the average quality of those likely to rise to such a position, a safe limit is 50 people. Putting the wisest people into groups and committees will actually reduce their capability for anything more than simple cooperation and coordination between their various individual responsibilities. Committees cannot decide anything really important; decision is always an individual exercise. Never trust anyone who likes committees, and especially trust no one who likes to govern.
3. Given Breivik himself bluntly stated the need to support Zionism, that question is settled. But another is emerging. I’m willing to bet at least some part of the Norwegian police were in on this from the start. Where did he get the official uniform? Their explanations of how it took so long to respond to the scene on the island don’t add up. This I say as a former cop. Cops are people, too. There have always been a significant portion of every police force up for sale. In this case, I’m willing to bet a significant hope from allowing Breivik to succeed was creating that missing element of fear. Norwegians are too peaceful and secure in their insular society to permit easy manipulation of their politics. Having dared to challenge the Zionist political orthodoxy, the first step in forcing them back onto the reservation is to make them fear and distrust. Granted, one should never trust anyone in a uniform, but this is a perversion of that virtue.
4. Did you notice the falseness of the Norwegian peace? It was based on centralized control. It worked because the economy was quite solid, and folks were comfortable. This left them extremely vulnerable to the lone gunman attack. With all the hassles and the false sense of safety, no one else was armed on that island. Indeed, no one even thought in terms of disabling the gunman, and there certainly was no one competent to consider it. A true pacifist is ready to fight for peace. Not in the sense of clobbering everyone until they are forced to be peaceful, but a real pacifist recognizes genuine threats to peace, and is ready to die for it. Had I been there, I probably would have gotten shot eventually, but not before I had done my best to either rush, or draw the gunman into a trap. I’m willing to bet he would not have imagined anyone daring to hit back with improvised weapons. Peace is not the absence of violence, but the determined opposition to it. The most peaceful society is the one that hates war because it understands it all too well. Good people don’t want control, but will exert it only so long as necessary to keep it from the hands of others.
5. Any plan of government which assumes human nature can be shaped and modified is doomed to failure. If you plan realistically for a normal background level of death and destruction instead of trying to create an artificial bubble of safety, you will approach the best things can be. Normal human activity is risky, variations are a necessity. Planning for maximum allowance in human variation is wisdom. Planning to stay out of the way as much as possible is moral goodness. Having something better to do, and always being frustrated because governing keeps you from it, makes you a morally fit ruler. Peace is not having everything under control, but is reducing chaos to a tolerable level of least harm. Wisdom is recognizing when you cannot and should not try to control.