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1.  Now that America is replete with senseless homicide by zealot militaristic police, who murder citizens while absolutistically enforcing unviable miniscule ordinances, it is apt to critique the very notion of law itself, (via examining the most up to date thinking regarding how a human act comes into being); in order to consider whether American law and law enforcement  now constitute an inacceptable absolute absolutism, of the very sort these United States of America was originally constituted to dispel; and, in order to give ourselves reflective pause, to ponder whether law constitutes a barbarically backwards, misconceived, approach to having and doing civilization.


2.  J. P. Sartre’s,(1905-1980), account of how a human act originates (Sartre, Ch.4 “Freedom”) , is important for mankind and for the future of human civilization, in the sense that it is a means to our attaining an honest, ontologically accurate, and honorable system of civilization and justice.


3.  Honorable, honest, just, civil civilization, cannot rationally and intelligibly be predicated upon a current  ontologically mistaken legalist, positivist, materialist, causalist, scientistic quasi-Aristotelian, cinesiological, substance-in-motion version of origination of human action; for human determination to action is only of negative nihilative negational origin, upsurging via human consciousness, as a nothing nothinging. “Nothing nothings.” (Heidegger), and, that nothing which is human consciousness intentionally making  acts in the world, is a constant engagement in making nothing in a doubly nihilative mode, known as “double nihilation”.


4.  To nihilate is to “make nothing’’. Human consciousness, on the one hand, firstly makes nothing in the sense that consciousness’ imagined intended future, a non existent state of affairs, is a made not, a made not yet, which made imagined future not yet is one side of the coin of the double nihilation, which constitutes the purely negative originative modus operandi of intentional human conscious action.


5.  On the other hand, on the other side of the coin of double nihilation, and secondly, is the existing present state of affairs becoming a state of affairs which consciousness makes nothing (nihilates), via transcending and abandoning, as passe and past, that extant state, by actively thrusting unto attaining a not yet and presently absent future.


6.  It is the theoretical intelligibility, on the human ontological plane, of putatively mediating and attaining and determining justice, via employing given published language of law, which is being closely considered and questioned herein, thusly:

7.  Sartre’s account of the mode of origin of a human act is a template for organizing  human civilization in accord, not in disaccord, with the very ontological structure of being an acting person, and, is a means of transcending the ugly predatory and venal global con-games, which are our current mistaken positivist cinesiologically oriented (i.e., in-motion-moved-by-language-of-law), law enforcement/justice system(s).

8.  Via law  mankind has currently structured a system of punishment and justice predicated upon the delusion that given language of law is a determinative mover of the conduct of legislators, police and prosecutorial officers, magistrates, and, of all grassroots persons.

9.  The constitution of a genuine, honest and honorable system of justice, and mode of human civilization, can be attained by reflectively transcending the extant delusional notion that language of law is a means of determining the course of a person’s conduct.

10. The subjoined is an delineation of the Sartreian account of the ontological mode of upsurge of a human act and, is key to recognizing the bad faith and dishonor exhibited by existing  law enforcement/justice systems:

11. Out of 1943 France came a description of how all human action arises as a wholly negative procedure, explaining how and why what is absent and not yet existing, how and why what is desired and intended to be, is the fount of human action.


12 Language of law is a positive given factual phenomena, whereby police and prosecutorial officers, magistrates and legislators, invariably mistakenly claim, worldwide, to be originating social acts based upon existing factual law language.


13. This author endorses the following rationale set forth by J. P. Sartre (1901-1980): ” No factual state whatever it may be (the political and economic structure of society, the psychological “state,” etc.) is capable by itself of motivating any act whatsoever. For an act is a projection of the for-itself toward what is not, and what is can in no way determine by itself what is not.” (Sartre,J.P., Chapter Four, “Freedom”). And, further: “But if human reality is action, this means evidently that its determination to action is itself action. If we reject this principle, and if we admit that human reality can be determined to action by a prior state of the world or itself, this amounts to putting a given at the beginning of the series. Then these acts disappear as acts in order to give place to a series of movements...The existence of the act implies its autonomy...Furthermore, if the act is not pure motion, it must be defined by an intention. No matter how this intention is considered, it can be only a surpassing of the given toward a result to be attained. This given, in fact, since it is pure presence, can not get out of itself. Precisely because it is, it is fully and solely what it is. Therefore it can not provide the reason for a phenomenon which derives all its meaning from a result to be attained; that is, from a non-existent… This intention, which is the fundamental structure of human reality, can in no case be explained by a given, not even if it is presented as an emanation from a given.” (Sartre, J. P., Chapter Four, “Freedom”).


14. The ontological concept that no given factual state of affairs is per se efficient to determine a human being to act (or forbear action), is central to Sartre’s avant-garde explanation of how a human act originates. Human consciousness, which intentionally originates  action, is an absolute freedom which cannot possibly be bound and determined by what already exists, else innovation could not freely suddenly surge up in the world. Hence existing language of law, as a factual state of affairs, as an identity A=A, does not, cannot, itself determine the origination of either human action or, inaction. Nor can persons ontologically intelligibly  claim to determine themselves to act or forbear action by law. Nor can persons correctly claim language of law to be the cause of their actions and or inactions, for human ontological absurdity consists in our being the indubitable sole free authors of the intentional acts which constitute our manifold projects, who, nonetheless, in bad faith, designate some given state of affairs already contained in the world, (e.g., a law), as motive, cause, reason for our act.


15. Language of law cannot rule except by delusion. Law is demonstrably not in fact a means to originate human action.  Nonetheless, we mistakenly, immorally, murderously, delusionally, criminally, devilishly, treat law as if it is an absolutely absolute and indefeasible determinant of police, judicial, and, of all other forms of human conduct. 


16. At present most humans equate law and civilization, as if one were requisite to the other, for the sake of putatively obviating chaos and maintaining civility, via law enforcement.

17.  However, extant law-mediated civilization, as an absolute absolutism of language of law, proceeding upon the basis of a mistaken notion of the mode of origination of a human act, in combination with extreme judicially mediated punishments and executions, is an ilk of unadulterated barbarism next to none; wherein police commit, with alacrity, the murder of human beings, across the world, constantly, constituting precisely a limitless ongoing  anarchic chaos.  What is requisite for dissolution of the present murderous, radically criminal,law/police-mediated inhuman chaos; which is a degenerately deformed cancerous tissue of error, predicated upon an incorrect theoretical attempt at attaining civilization via given language law, is:  The honor, honesty and authenticity attendant upon undertaking civilization via inculcating global reflective comprehension of the ontological structure of personal human freedom, wherein we, as one humanity, reflectively let human freedom reign absolutely, which intelligently reflectively free sociosphere, will constitute a higher/humane order of pure authentic absolute human ontological chaos, absent the dread of an ontologically incorrect legalist institutional delusional rule of murderous absolutist law, wherein a new species of honest and truly honorable justice will upsurge, via a reflectively free transcendence of our present pre-reflectively free, failed, jurisprudential attempt at attaining a just, civil, civilization.


Heidegger, Martin. “What is Metaphysics?’’’.


Sartre, Jean Paul. “Being and Nothingness: An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology”. Trans. Hazel E. Barnes. Philosophical Library. New York. 1956.


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