I’m not for politics. I am not for religion. I’m for morality. Politicians are corrupt, and priests are delusional. I don’t think religion or government has an answer for anything. I think the individual has the answer that fits his or hers needs without the go-between baggage of a lying dirt-bag guru.
Religion is built on the promotion of unquestioning trust. Part of this trust has been directed at those god-men who claim special insight into the whims of an almighty God. In politics, the politician who claims to have divine direction rockets to the top of the polls. Faith is a major explanatory mechanism for this disparity. Faith in men.
H.L. Mencken wrote:
“Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives
An unbelievable level of faith is placed in these men. Much more than one places in their employer, their doctor or college professor. The question is, why? Why does mankind allow themselves to be seduced by those who wish to enrich themselves at the expense of others?
For those of the religious persuasion, I quote Ralph Haulk. In his blog titled “We Don’t Know What Jesus Taught” he writes:
People cannot be deceived because they will simply refuse to get involved in the confusion and lies. They don’t place their trust in men because they know without a doubt that betrayal is but a heartbeat away. These wise students of logic and critical thinking can’t go wrong. By applying analogical reasoning to unfamiliar concepts, they reach a conclusion that offers an answer based on their conceptualizations of the world around them.
In the Church of God movement, every single one of these organizations have some slight differences in doctrine but share in the common idea that they alone are the True Church, those who God himself raised up from humble beginnings to perform the greatest work the world has ever known. And only “they” have the truth, the way, the blessings of God to finish the final gun-lap that will lead to a worldwide apocalypse and the second coming of Christ.
At that time, these people of the lie expect to rule the world along with Jesus Christ. They further believe they will guide the world into one loving camp under the threat of punishment or death. Those who refuse to play along will be eliminated. They tell us that the nations of the world will be forced to attend the feast of tabernacles or God will withhold rain and smite all those who chose freewill over slavery.
But wait! Wasn’t it God who gave us freewill? A mind that is capable to accept or reject ideas that pass along our way? Now this God wants to suspend that freewill away under punishment of death? This sounds like a Nazi type takeover of the world! Every nation is a prison camp! Freewill suspended!
For the vast majority of mankind, there cannot be freewill when one is forced to comply or face death. We are wired for survival.
So what we have here is stories from a Catholic book, stories that are spun by deceitful and unscrupulous men who’s followers either refuse or are unable to decipher for themselves if there is any truth to what they are told. These people are taught that man had indeed freewill and if they take a path outside the “chosen way” they will indeed reap death. So there is one choice and one choice alone. Anything outside the chosen way will result is your permanent expiration.
One may want to consider that if your caught in a bank and you are forced to participate in a robbery by stuffing bags full with fiat currency, is that free choice? You have two paths to chose from. Help the bad guys or get a bullet in the head. Same thing with what has been traditionally taught in the churches of God regarding freewill/choice. Either stay in the church or face the lake of fire. It is the threat of death that keeps the fearful in line. Just keep giving that money!
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
“The revelation of thought takes
men out of servitude into freedom.”
Failed states ruled by fascists.
“Fascism’s theory of economic corporatism involved management of sectors of the economy by government or privately controlled organizations (corporations).”
Otherwise, the marriage of state and corporate powers. Don’t believe that is true as to the USA? Can you guess how many politicians and/or government administrators over the years that have rotated in and out of Goldman Sachs?
This system of modern day slavery that our
elected officials have conjured up is based on compliance. If one does
not agree to be ruled over they withdraw their consent and no longer
recognize the ruling authority. Easy to make this choice as to religion
if you exercise freewill. Your church will condemn you to the lake of
fire but you will realize the threat is pure fiction. These middle men
who you gave 10%, have nothing to do with your personal salvation (that
is if you still believe in such stuff). Now as to the government, this
is an entirely different scenario. They send in the guns to force
compliance! Its do or die!
Thomas Jefferson wrote:
“Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within religion itself. Erecting the ‘wall of separation between church and state,’ therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society.”
While both can wreck your life and force you into grinding poverty, it is not just religion that has a monopoly on destructive power. It is also the state. Joined together, they can wreak havoc of biblical proportions.
Root of Problem
Politicians. Those crusty old corrupt rich bastards who whore themselves out to special interests. What is the average time that they stay in their elected positions?
Well the average tenure of a United States Representative in Congress is said to be around 6 years, and the average for a senator is 8 years. (Remember, these are averages.) The average for those who become committee chairmen is considerably longer due to seniority. These “public servants” are well connected in Washington DC and no longer stay in touch with anyone back home, except possibly other politicians.
As the American people keep re-electing these incompetent morons, can we expect anything to change for the better? Hell no! They stay in office for their own gratification. They will cater to any special interest that will put monies into their coffers.
Trying to elect a president, senators, or representatives who will respect limits on federal power because no matter what they promise, politicians inevitably end up pandering to special interests to get campaign contributions and votes.
Trying to get the federal courts to limit federal power, because those courts are after all, part of the federal government. The President and the Senate take great care to make sure they don’t put anyone on the Supreme Court who would stop them from doing whatever they want.
So what can we do to make a difference?
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