Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Is Critically Important For Life

This is why our revolution succeeded and made us great, while so many others have failed miserably, and have led to greater tyranny: 

George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation


Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”
Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted’ for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have show kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.

President John Adams was a curmudgeon of epic proportions, but nevertheless was capable of gratitude: “Griefs upon griefs! Disappointments upon disappointments. What then? This is a gay, merry world notwithstanding.”

Our faith and gratitude kept us humble. Because we no longer believe in any gods other than power, money, technology, reason; and have lost gratitude – replacing it with a sense of entitlement – we are sinking into a new Dark Age.
We are no longer humble, and have no reason to be proud.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement And Its Purpose

The occupiers have been at it now for months, and there are versions of the movement in cities all over the globe. Why? Because Wall Street is an icon of America and free market economics just as the World Trade Center was. The goal of the occupiers is the destruction of our economic system; finishing the job started on 9/11 by IslamoNazis and other dark forces in the world.

The occupiers have turned into angry mobs now. Filth, crime, drugs, and disease plague the encampments. They are becoming violent. This was always the plan of the powerful people funding the movement and supporting it. An amoral and craven media spurs it on.

The occupiers claim the right to protest, and they have that right. But seizing and holding property - whether public or private - is theft; unless you are a closet Marxist. Communism/collectivism preaches confiscation of all property; stealing from those who have, and gaining tyrannical power over others. Without private property rights we become nothing but slaves of an all-powerful State. Without private property rights, nobody has an incentive to work and produce abundantly. Collectivism has always failed throughout history, except in religious communities, and few ever prospered.

Some of the occupiers are deluded Utopians, out of work entertainers, or thrill seekers. But most are parasites looking for free food, lodging, and a chance to spread anarchy. A  few know precisely that this is their path to power, just as Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, and others always did.

There is great evil at work here. Our entire Western Tradition of human freedom is under brutal, murderous assault, and the goal is the destruction of individuality, human rights, freedom of conscience, and the liberty and prosperity we've enjoyed for centuries. Judeo-Christianity and everything it stands for is marked for death. Free markets and the prosperity they bring evolved only in Judeo-Christian countries, and this has stirred rage and envy worldwide. Whether you are a believer or not, you are a target now.

Just over sixty years ago the Charter of the United Nations was drafted, and the ideas of the American Revolution were ratified by every nation on earth. The Charter is almost a Declaration of Independence for the people of the world. It promises freedom for all, regardless of skin color, sex, wealth, or family connections. If the nations of the world had followed through with their pledges, tyrannies of all kinds would have collapsed. Many of the signers of the U.N. Charter had no intention of allowing their people freedom, but the Charter gave them cover. "Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue" - Matthew Arnold. 

We have sunk very far into a Dark Age now, where there is a nearly-complete loss of faith in God and the individual. Without God the individual doesn't stand a chance in this world.  The State is jealous beyond words, and won't allow for a god who is more powerful than it is. The State wants you to worship it, not the God of Creation.

"We can take away a person's gods, but only to replace them with others." - Carl Jung.

The State is becoming the world's only god, shockingly, even while states are going bankrupt everywhere on the planet.  Regardless of the horrific disasters of Marxism, Socialism, Maoism, and all the other godless and materialistic "isms", so-called "democratic" movements are fulminating like a cancerous tumor. And just like a tumor, they will suck the life out of us all, until death.

The Apostle Paul prophesied about our times in Second Thessalonians, II: "Concerning the coming of our Lord... we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us... asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.  He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

"Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things?  And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.  The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.  For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness"

We are witnessing "the lawless one". The Anti-Christ is at work here exactly as predicted. Our time is now, and we will be well advised to make a stand for the Creator of All.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Seduction and Banality Of Evil

Evil is a reality we face every day, and there's no way to avoid it. Pretending it isn't there is a strategy that will destroy us. Evil has many forms, but there are two different types: The seductive, alluring, and glamorous;  and the common, dull, and mind-numbing - the banal version. Banality means"lacking originality and freshness". Too much exposure to banality makes us zombies; while the glamorous version energizes entire populations to act like Nazis.

It's fashionable in many circles to deny evil as a threat, and certainly it's socially fatal to say evil has a mind of its own, a Satan or Anti-Christ consciousness that controls and directs people. But how else can we explain the individual who leads a stable, ordinary life for many decades; then suddenly and without warning slaughters his or her family, or a dozen innocent bystanders? Modern science has no answer.

People of faith do, however. If God the Creator is good, then God's opposition must be the opposite, and Satan must exist. Because God created an arena of free will, the world we know, so we could learn; God had to allow the opposite to reign also.

Think of it as a police 'sting'. When the FBI wants to go after organized crime they generally set up a front organization and their own people as fake criminals also working in crime. Then the real criminals can be video recorded doing what they want to do of their own free will. The evidence against them is then incontrovertible.

All religions agree on this point: Evil dwells within us and must be rooted out. Two terrible flaws plague us all. One is hubris, the desire to be like God - all powerful. The other is projection, where we accuse others of the vices we ourselves harbor.

Our world is overrun by criminal organizations of every form, masquerading as businesses. churches, charities, and governments. It's often extremely difficult to recognize them for what they are. Only by comparing their words with their deeds and results can we be sure.

"By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?" - The Book of Matthew.