THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH:

All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.



Monday, August 10, 2009

3 4 U: TRUTH, DISGUST & RAGE

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TRUTH

See if you can guess when the following was written and who wrote it. [Emphasis mine throughout]:

Chapter 8; “NEW ORDER FOR THE NEW AGE”

It is as if a giant plan is unfolding, everything perfectly on cue. Europe sets the date for its union. Communism collapses. A hugely popular war is fought in the Middle East. The United Nations is rescued from scorn by an easily swayed public. A new world order is announced. Christianity has been battered in the public arena, and New Age religions are in place in the schools and corporations, and among the elite. Then A FINANCIAL COLLAPSE accelerates the move toward a world money system. The United States cannot afford defense, so it turns its defense requirements over to the United Nations, along with its sovereignty. The United Nations severely limits property rights and clamps down on all Christian evangelism and Christian distinctives under the ‘Declaration of the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religious Belief’ already adopted by the General Assembly on November 25, 1981.

Chapter 9; “A PROMISE OF HOPE

If during this decade there is a WORLDWIDE BANKING COLLAPSE and a worldwide crash of the proportions of the Great Depression of the 1930s, people will be ready for a new order. When there are starving people standing in bread lines, when their physical needs are not being met, they will be ready for CHANGE.

Think of the various New Deal agencies Roosevelt created by fiat. His use of executive power was so unprecendented that the Supreme Court initially struck down key parts of the New Deal program. But when Roosevelt threatened to pack the court and change its character, the justices changed their minds. Roosevelt could do whatever he wanted, because the ECONOMIC CRISIS created a compliant majority in the Congress who would blindly follow his lead. Any reasonable OFFER OF HOPE was acceptable.

In 1990, we saw the virtual collapse of the Japanese Stock Market, the Nikkei Dow. It has leveled out over the past year but is still in a volatile position, not unlike what the United States is going through at this moment. The underlying problems are about as bad as they always were. Loans are made on the strength of stocks; stocks are run up on the basis of appreciation of real estate; and real estate is escalating on the strength of bank loans and stock market prices.

The result is overpriced real estate, overpriced stocks, interconnected stocks, and weak if not insolvent banks, holding loans BASED ON INFLATED REAL ESTATE PRICES and a synthetic stock market, which, combined, have created a pyramiding of wealth that is completely artificial. That is a dangerous and potentially disastrous situation which has not changed since the 1991 shakeup. THE DISASTER HAS ONLY BEEN POSTPONED.

In “The Congressman’s Confession About The New World Order”, I related how I first began to take seriously the Global Conspiracy Concept after I read Pat Robertson’s 1991 book ‘The New World Order’ in early 1994. Since that time, my extensive study of this subject has caused many varying political factors to coalesce in my mind into absolute certainty that there exists an agenda being followed by wealthy Elites and myriad social engineers to form a single, global government which will ultimately enslave the rest of mankind. We’re talking about a One-World Tyranny; a Brave New World kept in place by evil, ruthless 1984 methods. I am just as certain that these Elites will achieve their goal. Only God will be able to overturn it, and He will do so in His own time.

Last week I reread Pat Robertson’s ‘The New World Order’ for the first time in 15 years. As you’ve guessed by now, the passages I quoted above come from this book. Think what you will about Pat Robertson (I myself have a few reasons not to fully trust the man) but you must concede that he obviously knew his stuff when he wrote this book so many years ago. In rereading it, I was surprised to find just how good it is. It holds up better than I had anticipated, and, in fact, I would say it is still one of the better publications available on the topic. It is no mystery to me why this paperback set my mind on fire with a strong newfound interest in politics in ’94.

To be sure, Robertson’s ‘The New World Order’ does have its faults. Upon first reading it, I thought that Robertson seemed to be running some interference for President George H. W. Bush, and I still feel that way. To even imply that in his repeated use of the phrase “the new world order” in many public speeches that the first President Bush may not have intended the same meaning for it that the Elite social planners do is preposterous!

And if Robertson really believes that “none of us should suddenly become philosophical determinists or fatalists” and that we “must act to stop” the implementation of the New World Order, then he apparently doesn’t take The Bible’s book of Revelation seriously enough. It’s a done deal, Pat, baby - saving the country is an impossibility. Attempting to point INDIVIDUALS in the Godly direction before they voluntarily accept “the mark of the beast” is our only reasonable, attainable goal.

And speaking of things done “voluntarily," in chapter 11, “The Words Of The Prophets”, Robertson writes:

In the United States today we have the highest voluntary income tax compliance of any nation on earth. If the American people ever become persuaded that the Internal Revenue Service is incompetent, corrupt, unfair, or ideologically biased, voluntary compliance would plummet and the government would not be able to place enough revenue agents throughout the country to collect the tax revenues due it. Americans voluntarily comply and pay taxes because, despite misgivings, we still trust our government. When the bond of trust is severed, the government will fall apart.

HA! Yeah, I’m serious, he really wrote that! In a strict legal sense, he’s right about the income tax being voluntary. The I.R.S. has even used the word “voluntary” itself in some of its 1040 tax form booklets. But let someone decide to discontinue volunteering to pay income tax and see what happens to him. The rest of that paragraph was simply laughable even in 1991.

In chapter 12, “The Great Divide”, Robertson states:

Before the [1990] election, the conservative incumbent, Jesse Helms, was trailing his liberal opponent, the black mayor of Charlotte, Harvey Gantt, by as much as eight percentage points in public opinion polls.

Robertson goes on to show how distributing 750,000 church bulletins listing the stands taken by the candidates on some of the major election issues helped win the election for Helms. Although I would never accuse a person of being a racist based on such a minor observation, I must ask, what did Harvey Gantt being Black have to do with anything? Gantt’s race was not the least bit germane to the point being raised in the remainder of Robertson’s paragraph. Little things like that sometimes indicate undisclosed attitudes. Unless a man’s race is pertinent to the issue, I don’t expect to find it mentioned in dialogue or writing. I’m not accusing Robertson of racism, but we must remain attentive to clues large and small – they do sometimes add up to hidden meaning.

The New World Order agenda is beyond race; it’s beyond gender; it’s beyond age and political parties. It has nothing to do with Republican or Democrat.

Although I take issue with some points in Pat Robertson’s book, and although I don’t really like or totally trust the author, his 1991 publication is one I definitely can recommend to anyone who wishes to gain a greater understanding of where we are and where we’re destined to go.

DISGUST & RAGE

Last night I watched the 1976 movie NETWORK… for the first time. Can you believe that? I’ve often seen clips of it over the decades, and obviously, I was well aware of the famous Howard Beale (Peter Finch) line, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” But seeing excerpts from it again in a documentary I recently watched, and then learning from my dear friend The Flying Aardvark last Saturday that William Holden (one of my all-time favorite actors) has a major role in Network, I made seeing it an immediate top priority.

Well, overall, I wasn’t positively crazy about the movie: it was over-the-top ridiculous at times (granted it was meant to be somewhat satiric) and I thought Faye Dunaway receiving an Oscar for best actress as Diana Christensen only illustrates yet again what a joke the Academy Awards are. I don’t think I really believed a single sentence Dunaway uttered throughout the film – but she did display her aptitude for remembering a lot of lines written in a script and spouting them out in front of a camera.

However, the movie does contain some memorable scenes and a few particularly brilliant monologues. Most noteworthy was Arthur Jenson (Ned Beatty) dressing down Howard Beale:

You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and I won't have it! Is that clear? You think you've merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case. The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity! It is ecological balance!

You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multi-national dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars,
Reichmarks, Yen, Rubles, Pounds, and Shekels.

It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of things today! And YOU have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and YOU WILL ATONE! Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale?

You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only
IBM and ITT and AT&T and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today.

What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of state —
Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do. We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bylaws of business.

The world is a business, Mr. Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime. And our children will live, Mr. Beale, to see that perfect world in which there's no war or famine, oppression or brutality — one vast and ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock, all necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused.

Hokey-Smoke! Other than that nonsense about “no oppression or brutality” and “a common profit” and “all men holding a share of stock”, that is one of the best descriptions of the New World Order mentality that I’ve encountered. The New World Order is really of the Elite, by the Elite, and for the Elite (who are primarily represented by international banking) and when it is finally instituted in its “totalitarian totality”, it will make a hell of Earth – as if Earth isn’t wretched enough already.

And coincidentally Max Schumacher’s (William Holden) dressing down of Diana Christensen (Dunaway) is not a bad representation of how I think of these Elite people who work behind the scenes in bringing us the satanic New World Order:

You are … indifferent to suffering, insensitive to joy. All of life is reduced to the common rubble of banality. War, murder, death are all the same to you as bottles of beer. The daily business of life is a corrupt comedy. … You are madness, virulent madness, and everything you touch dies with you. Well, not me. Not while I can still feel pleasure and pain and love. … I feel lousy about the pain that I've caused... I feel guilty and conscience-stricken, and all of those things you think sentimental, but which my generation calls simple human decency.

All in all, Network is not a great movie but certainly interesting and recommended viewing. Paddy Chayefsky’s screenplay is filled with disgust and rage. His disgust, I share 24/7; the rage, I experience when sober. So, for the benefit of those around me, I try not to make a habit of sobriety.

"I need a cold mojito."

~ Stephen T. McCarthy
"As a dog returns to his own vomit, so a fool repeats his folly."
~ Proverbs 26:11
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4 comments:

  1. Ya know I still occasionally watch the 700 club. Today Pats son was on and said, "It might not be a bad idea to have some extra food in the house this fall." Or something along those lines. He was referring to the governments hype on the h1n1 swine flu. Pats son was even saying something along the lines of the economy turning around and no inflation. I don't buy that

    Interestingly enough I remember a few years back ol Pat saying he gave a speech in front of the CFR. I was like why? I'm not positive what it was about. But it did set off a red flag for me. Not saying the guy is an insider, and truth is I believe a lot of people have come to christ through his show. Still, something just isn't right.

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  2. Yes, BR'ER, Pat Robertson rubs elbows with all the heavyweights. Undoubtedly he would tell us that he's just mixing in with the unsaved to bring them to Christ.

    It would be a bit harder to make a solid defense of his endorsing Rudy Giuliani for president in the last campaign for the White House, however. Yes, Giuliani, the Pro-Choice, Pro-Gay Marriage/Civil Union candidate. Another fine example of my "#1 Rule Of Politics": It's not what the person SAYS they stand for that matters most; it's what he actually STANDS for that counts.

    How odd that there WAS a Pro-Life, Small Government, Anti-Federal Reserve Candidate named Ron Paul running in the last election, and yet Robertson threw his support to Giuliani. How odd is that?

    Yeah, like you, Br'er Marc, I say "something just isn't right."

    ~ STMcC
    <"As a dog returns to his own vomit,
    so a fool repeats his folly."
    ~ Proverbs 26:11>

    EVERY STORY TELLS A PICTURE:

    supporting candidate.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/07/us/politics/07cnd-robertson.html

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  3. Ya Know, Stephen, most of my comments are tongue in cheek. When Ifirst met you, some of your theories seemed out there to me (X Files).

    But when you look at the behavior in the years since, and then examine the last thirty or ofrty years and THEN listen to some of the hope and change our beloved dictator...oops-Prez...plans to implement, it's just a little too close to looking like you were spot on.

    Mr. Messiah approves of a world bank and a world government. He somehow manages to balance a devout Christian faith with promoting abortion, homosexuality and (wierd) bisexuality and transgenderism. He spends money like a couple of my old girlfriends and talks from one side of his face about ending a war while starting a new war out of the other.

    He supports bisexual unions. My first thought was, isn't that marriage between a man and awoman (two sexes there). Nope-he means between people who like sex with both sexes (say that five times fast). So what exactly would a bisexual union look like? Would it have to be three people? I guess that would make it easy for two spouses to have a working income.

    Sadly, our president is a farce, the two party system is a facade, American is on a long drawn-out flush down the toilet and you were right.

    Even sadder is that you really can't change things because the majority of the population doesn't even see that they're living in that Orwellian future we were so worried about a couple of decades ago.

    I'd move to Cananda, but I'd just have to come back down for health care anyway.

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  4. It's rare, TODDFAN, but every so often I do get lucky and guess right about sumpin'.

    >>[I'd move to Canada, but I'd just have to come back down for health care anyway.]<<

    Ha!-Ha! Well, yes, for now anyhow. You are in fine form today, Buddy.

    ~ Stephen T.
    <"As a dog returns to his own vomit,
    so a fool repeats his folly."
    ~ Proverbs 26:11>

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