Military, Money, Healthcare - The Arsenal
By Al Cronkrite The Covenant News ~ April 13, 2010
“A morally corrupt country such as ours doesn’t succumb easily to attacks of conscience, and certainly a video – no matter of what – isn’t going to lead to a moral awakening. The corruption is too deep, the routine too ingrained: what it will take is an aneurysm, a sudden glitch in the system that leads to a breakdown, not a lack of will but a lack of means, e.g. national bankruptcy.” Justin Raimondo (see and read here)
The Twenty-First Century has brought an increase in potential government oppression. President George W. Bush often lauded Democracy while he was busy passing laws that could destroy it. Though twice elected by a clueless electorate he left office with abysmal ratings. President Obama is conducting his presidency in the same manner; disregarding his campaign promises and ignoring the will of the people while establishing the framework of despotism.
At the turn of the century efforts to change government policies and energize the Christian Church were popular. Now, it is apparent that both the government and the church have and will fail to address the dark cloud of evil and oppression that hovers over our nation.
We have been manipulated deep into the abyss of fascistic, oligarchic government. The Constitution has been ignored and the light at the top of the vortex grows dimmer as a terrifying darkness threatens.
World domination has been a quest of evil men since the beginning of civilization. God squelched it at Babel but as His created beings spread across the globe other power mongers, in varying degrees, succeeded in efforts to subjugate the land and the people. Military conquest was the prime instrument of empire from the beginning of history. But when the Industrial Revolution brought us mass production and the world social order changed from agrarian to mechanical, families moved from land to urban settings where they supported themselves by selling their physical and mental abilities to a new aristocracy that owned the means of production. They no longer created a product that could sustain life and limb but were now engaged in creating products for others in return for a medium of exchange called money. As the Industrial revolution progressed it was not long before wise men understood the strategic importance of money and learned to control it. In 1790 Mayer Amschel Rothschild said “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.”
When money mongers began to understand the potential of their power it became apparent that military conquest might be archaic. Control of money offered control of both governments and people. From that time on control of money became a method of conquest. In the United States Presidents Lincoln and Jackson successfully fought off the banking cartel but in the early Twentieth Century the battle was lost and the Federal Reserve was legally installed. Wars were no longer fought to defeat and conquer geography but were created to allow wealth to be transferred to the suppliers of munitions. The United States was involved in numerous military conflicts during the Twentieth Century; all were accompanied by massive transfers of wealth, centralization of power, and expansion of financial control over defeated nations. When the fog of propaganda lifted, money and power had been transferred but the nation had gained nothing.
"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world." Carroll Quigley
As we enter the Twenty-First Century most of the world is controlled by financial oligarchs. Remaining independence is centered in Muslim nations that conduct their governments by the immutable laws of Islam. The military might of the United States is now being used to subdue these obdurate governments. This final armed conflict is serving several purposes: One, it is transferring massive wealth to the elite power mongers; two, it is subduing the stubborn Muslim nations; and three, it is bankrupting and enslaving the United States making it ready to join the new world order.
Propaganda has become so much part of our society that few recognize its pernicious nature. National Public Radio recently ran a Saturday afternoon program about a course at West Point entitled “Winning the Peace”. (click and listen – excellent information) Interviews were aired with graduates of the program experienced with duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. In Afghanistan it was with Lt. Ronalee Baylog who said she believed the citizens of Afghanistan did not consider United States soldiers imperialistic invaders. She said the mission was expected to take years since the culture would be difficult to change. The male Captain Mark Boyle outlined the difficulty of combining nation building with military domination. Both officers seemed convinced that peace at the point of a gun provides benefits to those in the sights.. The army does not question morality. Laurence Vance addresses this problem.
The use of power to dominate is an increasing phenomenon in our society. Soldiers have always accepted the use of blunt force but citizens of the United States have generally been opposed. Increased use of power is evident all through the culture. Policemen now demand complete and immediate acquiescence. Mercy or mitigating circumstances are no longer considered. They actively look for violations and if they are granted permission to enter an automobile or a home they will snoop to find violations. They are allowed to lie to citizens and once they have gained their confidence turn on them with prosecutions. Tazers, batons, and ninja cops with shields and automatic weapons are common. The police must now be regarded with suspicion. At the national level the government has been busy creating a legal code that allows almost unlimited power. Detailed information on individual citizens is now routinely demanded by government agencies and data bases are being constructed. Posse Comitatus was breached at Waco and Habeas Corpus by holding “enemy combatants” since 9/11. TSA in the airports is giving fliers a practical experience of Martial law which could now be expanded at any time. Obama now wants a private army. Directions on how to survive in dire emergencies have become popular fare on the internet.
The recent passage of the Healthcare Bill has granted the government another lethal power. Senior citizens are being targeted with a system of dollar related genocide. Their savings are being depleted by inflation and stock market manipulation, their incomes are being restricted by unnaturally low interest rates, and now there are plans to commandeer their retirement accounts. This coupled with the liberal mindset that the sick and aged are not worth the cost of medical care places seniors in mortal danger.
The enslavement of the world will not be stopped through human effort. The battle over abortion has been going on without progress for decades. In spite of righteous resistance homosexuals gain social status year by year. Christian leaders and sincere citizens have been working for a couple of generations to redeem government but their efforts have been in vain. The enemy remains unknown and unchallengeable. Newspaper reporters are not told to control the content of their reporting but since they know the agenda of the owners they do not report challenging news. Our elected government officials know that they must vote for certain legislation if they expect to maintain their position and gain congressional power; they vote accordingly. The entire system caters to an invisible power structure with tentacles around all pockets of power.
A dark age has come upon us because we have failed to adhere to God’s overarching immutable legal system. Instead we have remained silent and ignorant while evil men have encoded evil laws and even when we knew we have supported their re-election. In the name of patriotism we have supported illegal wars; in the name of tolerance we have allowed foreign gods to flourish in our midst; in the name of church growth we have failed to confront error with truth; in the name of bi-partisan politics we have consistently voted for evil; in the name of love we coddled crime; in the name of patriotism we support murder; in the name of veneration we support a Constitution; and, in the name of honor we respect our Founders to the detriment of our Creator We are a sinful people deserving of the coming captivity.
There is an arrogant pride afloat in America that is very difficult for our citizens to comprehend. One writer believes the average American “thinks the rest of the world is "ganging up on us" when our country (with Israel) is outvoted 172 to 2 in the United Nations.” We seem to believe that patriotism means we believe and brag about the superiority of our nation whether it is right or wrong. This attitude is not only apparent to foreigners but to the God we profess to worship. National repentance is unthinkably demeaning to most Americans. Though we complain about the government under it all is the assumption that our system is still the best in the world and all that is needed is some human tampering. We are in denial and have not yet accepted the fact that United States of America is a morally and financially bankrupt nation with a massive, oppressive military establishment and that we, as citizens, must bear a large part of the responsibility for its fall from grace.
Most of us have some underlying concern about our nation engaging in pre-emptive war but our gullible ears tell us there is a real enemy out there and all the evil conspiracy theorists should be ignored. A proper assessment of the results of previous wars evades us and we assume that millions of innocent civilians killed by our armies somehow deserved their fate. The thought that any of us might be hesitant to support our troops because we cannot support their actions is appalling and our arrogant pride continues to keep us far from the humility that would seek forgiveness for our own and our nations blatant sins.
There are powerful human beings with well thought out agendas behind the American saga. They seek an ever increasing control over nations and individuals. Their motives are avaricious. They want peace and are aiming their guns at those who might prevent it. Their objective is a life of opulent luxury and leisure on a pristine planet.
Their mindset can best be understood by a statement attributed to David Rockefeller at a 1976 Tri-lateral commission meeting, "public schools are helpless people yielding themselves to our molding hands." His 2002 book “Memoirs” affirms his commitment to a new world order and confirms his opinion that he and his ilk are well qualified to wield Messianic power over the world.
The judgment of God did not result from disobedience to the Constitution. There is no reference to a Constitution in the Bible. The standard was always God’s Law – obedience brought blessing; disobedience brought cursing. Captivity was punishment for disobedience; freedom was a reward for obedience. The standard applies to the Nation and to its People.
United States is on the brink of serious oppression – monetary oppression, military oppression, and now medical oppression. Oppression is a result of God’s judgment. Judgment begins with the Church. Christians need to take another look at this oft quoted verse from 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14. Key words in this Scripture are “humble” and “turn”. God will not hear our prayers until we become humble (“having or showing a consciousness of one's defects or shortcomings; not proud; not self-assertive; modest”). Proud people cannot comprehend their sins and even humble people must understand that turning from our wicked ways involves acknowledging and turning from specific personal and national sins. God does not deal in generalities and we cannot please him with empty phrases. We must determine the specific sins that have brought God’s judgment upon us.
Christians in the United States are far from humility and far from obedience. Perhaps God will use oppression to help us see ourselves more clearly.
“Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do.” Will Rogers