When our Puritan forefathers came to America they dreamed of a “shining city on a hill.”

Their secularized posterity dreams of a shining Porsche parked in the driveway.  But even that dream is fast becoming a dim memory.  The old myth went something like this:

Myth:  Work hard, get good grades, get a college education (preferably engineering, science, or medicine), get a good job and climb the corporate ladder with a stable company.

But today each of us must create his own dream.  The new reality is summarized here by John Van Doren:

American Dream or American Myth?

By John Van Doren

Doing all the Right Things and still Just Getting By?

THE ORIGINS OF THE MYTH
Post WWII US economic dominance courtesy of the “Greatest Generation”.

At the end of WWII, our fathers and grandfathers, what some call the “Greatest Generation”, created a period of unprecedented U.S. economic dominance in the context of the destroyed infrastructures of Europe, and Japan. For a time, the U.S. was to enjoy a global monopoly in trade and technology. The lack of any viable competition in the steel, auto, electronics, and other key industries helped to create an affluent middle class buoyed by strong unions and high paying blue collar manufacturing jobs. In large part, this helped to create the illusion of a mythical America, a shinning beacon of freedom and prosperity that would lead the world to a new promised land. This was a time of strong company/employee loyalty, lifetime employment with a single company, and one income households that could afford new homes in suburbia, new American made cars, and college education’s for their children.

The “myth” that grew out of this time, and what our parents told us was true (and it was for many of them) was to work hard, get good grades, get a college education (preferably engineering, science, or medicine), get a good job and climb the corporate ladder with a stable company. In short, work hard, do the right things and achieve the American Dream. This was the lesson learned from our parents and reinforced in our public schools for a whole generation of “baby boomers” and beyond. It became the proverbial conventional wisdom.

BARBARIANS AT THE GATE

The Rise of Europe and Asia, Globalization, and the Decline of American Economic Dominance

Any corporation (small, medium, or large) always seeks the lowest cost of labor, material, and taxes, and the most lucrative markets for its goods and services. Its loyalty is not to its country of origin but to its shareholders. There is nothing evil or sinister about this, it is just way corporations are structured and the underlying framework for how management is rewarded. In a global economy, initially this lead to the off-shoring of production.

So as the economies of the world began to recover and emerge after WWII, first we saw the loss of blue collar manufacturing jobs either to foreign competition or to off-shoring. Today, televisions and other consumer electronics are made in Asia, American auto parts jobs can be found in Mexico and China, the U.S. steel industry barely survives on tariffs, our textile industry is all but gone, and WalMart, the world’s largest retailer gets 70% of its goods from China.

Our dominance in the auto industry is a thing of the past. Chrysler is now a German company and GM and it’s bankrupt parts spin-off Delphi are on the ropes. As a result, those high paying manufacturing jobs that created the worlds most affluent middle class are all but gone. You might argue that this was just part of a shift in our economy from manufacturing to high technology and that education, reschooling, and the digital age created a whole new class of highly skilled technology or “knowledge” workers.

For a time, that was true and the “myth” held some of its truth. However, in a “digital” global economy, as Thomas Freidman would say, “The world became flat”, and the outsourcing of skilled technical and knowledge based labor to emerging economies with high levels of technical skills and education is accelerating.

This new knowledge based outsourcing includes everything from product development to software programming to the calculation and submission of U.S. individual tax returns. Even R&D once thought to be “safe” as a corporate “core competency” that must be held “in-house” is now commonly outsourced.

For example, major U.S. multinationals such as MicroSoft, Intel, Motorola, General Motors, IBM, Cisco Systems, Accenture, GlaxoSmithKline, and Astrazeneca all have major R&D centers located in India and China. Bottom line, if your job can be done with a phone and computer sitting at home or in a cubicle it can also be done by someone in India or China at a fraction of the cost.

In essence, in a digital global economy the best interests of the corporation are no longer in sync with the best interests of its “country of origin” workforce. This trend and the displacement and stress it will cause will only increase until some kind of global equilibrium and parity of labor costs and capital is attained.

Is this inherently bad? No, in the long run this will make for a healthier more abundant world for everyone. However in the meantime, expect a prolonged period of painful transition.

So where are we today? What is the state of the dream, the operating “myth”? Why are over 50% of American workers dissatisfied with their jobs? Why do 25% of employees report that they are just “showing up to collect a paycheck”. At some level employees sense that they are just pawns in a much larger game.

However, they don’t really understand the dynamics behind the layoffs, outsourcings, mergers, acquisitions, and rapid globalization that together make for significant job churn, stress, and suffering in the workforce. What this looks like for the “dream” today, are two income households without any real job security, high stress lifestyles with no time for family or personal growth, heavy household debt loads, and a general grind of just getting by from paycheck to paycheck.

BUILDING A NEW DREAM – YOUR DREAM

One with a basis in the reality of today’s world – not our fathers and grandfathers world.

I have no ax to grind here, my only point is that the U.S. economic, geopolitical, and social reality has shifted over the last several decades, but “conventional wisdom” about what constitutes a successful life path and career has not kept pace. Opportunity always abounds and the emergence of this new global environment is no exception, but not if you are still wedded to the “myth” of the post war American Dream and remain dependent on and at the mercy of a corporation whose decisions and strategies for survival may leave you with the short straw tomorrow. Sure, you can find another job with another corporation but nothing really changes. You are in the same global environment and just as vulnerable as before.

So what are your options? You’re smart, you have a great work ethic, and you’ve acquired a multitude of valuable skills during your career. One, you have to let go of your father’s dream, you have to step out of the box and build your own dream and not toil for someone else’s dream or some corporation’s “vision”. Let’s face it, the security you felt you had with a “good job” and a “stable company” was just a myth. Two, you have to find a new paradigm for your career and life path, one that puts you in control of your own destiny.

John Van Doren is former turnaround and startup executive in the manufacturing sector. His is currently an author and public speaker and hosts the Sustainable Dwelling blog { http://sunhomedesign.wordpress.com/ } devoted to exploring the concept of sustainability and resilience in a post peak oil world.

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One of the most challenging aspects of business ownership is management.  According to Michael Gerber “There is a myth in this country – the E-Myth – which says that ….

Myth:  businesses are started by entrepreneurs risking capital to make a profit.

In his landmark book, “The E-Myth” Gerber expressed the belief that this myth is the biggest factor contributing to the “devastating rate of business failure in America today.”  He went on to say that a franchise-like model is the answer to this dilemma.  That is because franchises have about a 95% success rate, compared to other business which have about a 95% failure rate.

His follow-up book, The E-Myth Manager, elaborates on the human element in the management equation.  Lance Winslow adds his perspective in the following article.

The Myth of Management – Become an E-Manager, Book Review

By Lance Winslow

Just the other day, I was talking to an acquaintance, a successful small business entrepreneur who is working hard as our economy recovers from the recession. Although the economic situation in his region is not so bad compared to other regions, it is not breaking the speed barrier either. So what can he do to improve cash flow, become more efficient, and be ready to go as the economy recovers?

Indeed these are all good questions. If you have similar questions, there is a very good book I’d like to recommend for all those small business entrepreneurs who never got an MBA, and why that’s really okay. In fact, I was recently talking with an acquaintance about this book while reviewing his business model and market segments and how this advice might help him with his business. The name of the book is;

“The E-Myth Manager – Why Management Doesn’t Work – and What to Do About It,” by Michael E. Gerber (same authors as the famous E-Myth), Harper Business Book Publishing, 1998, 230 pages, ISBN: 0-88730-840-6.

The author explains that you can have the best MBA degree from the top college in the nation, and you can be a great technician, strategist, manager, and become an emperor in your mind commanding authority where ever you go, but that’s just not enough. This book is great because it goes into all aspects of the business; management, marketing, strategy, organization, accounting, people, and production.

Now then, I also recommend that you read Michael Gerber’s first book; “the E-Myth” and use it to help streamline your company, make it more efficient, and improve your business processes so it can run by itself and like a Swiss timepiece. Then, you should read “The E-Myth Manager” because it takes people to run a business, and even if you have the perfect system, you also need to understand how to lead people, and make it all work. You must manage every part of your business, and make sure every part is working.

In many regards a small business is much like a car. If the spark plugs are fouled, you’re not getting good ignition, and even if you put in higher octane gas, change the oil, make sure you’re getting proper coolant, and drive the car carefully, it still will not fire on all cylinders all the time the way you expect. Indeed, I think that’s what Michael Gerber is getting at, and I think you should read the book if you, much like my acquaintance, wants to win as our economy exits the recession. Please consider all this and think on it.

Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Business Concepts. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank; http://www.worldthinktank.net

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Historically, there has been a theoretical limit on taxation which politicians are reluctant to exceed due to perceived political  fallout. It is commonly held that they then resort to inflation as an acceptable alternative to reduce the tax burden.

The $16 trillion that the Fed added to the money supply to lend to American and European banks not so long ago is a case in point. One implication was that U.S. taxes were being held in check, but in actuality 70% of the funds were being held outside the United States. Yet, who knew? Bloomberg suspected, but had to sue to extract a confession.
http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/the-looting-of-america-the-federal-reserve-made-16-trillion-in-secret-loans-to-their-bankster-friends-and-the-media-is-ignoring-the-eye-popping-corruption-that-has-been-uncovered

The fallacy behind this kind of thinking was exposed in a paper put out by the Bureau of Economic Research in the University of Chicago Press way back in 1982. Among other things, economist Robert Hall concluded that,

“Inflation distorts the measurement of profits, of interest payments, and of capital gains. The resulting mismeasurement of capital income has caused a substantial increase in the effective tax rate on the real income from capital employed in the nonfinancial corporate sector.”
http://www.nber.org/chapters/c11457.pdf

MYTH: When government prints more money, the increased inflation results in a reduced tax burden.

The U.S. government has to borrow everything it spends beyond taxes.  Additional quantities of dollars are actually reckoned into existence at the instant of loaning by the banking system.

Is it Printing that increases the Dollars?

Our Federal Reserve Note bills ($1 to $100) are printed by the Bureau of Printing and Engraving.

Did you think those were real dollars?  Actually, these Federal Reserve “Notes” (FERNs) are just Debt Transfer Scrip.  The U.S. Government cannot spend these directly.  What actually happens (and they will tell you this on the Tour) is the Bureau prints them for-, and they are paid for by – the Federal Reserve, upon their order.  FedCentral NY, placed the order, paid the 6/20 cent-per-bill that covers the expenses of printing, then “sells” them to the regional branches to distribute to member banks.

As they move the physical notes into the possession of the member bank, the bank’s “account” with the Regional Branch is debited for the dollars represented.  Dollars move from Bank to Fed Regional.  FERNs move from Fed Regional to Bank.

Notice, no new dollars are created, only generic, paper claim-checks on bank debt.  Whichever bank you surrender it to has agreed to say that they owe you that many more dollars in an account – and to transfer that debt to a third party upon your authorization.  All the government “got” out of this deal, is not the spending power of those FERNs, but a modest operating profit on printing the special pieces of “paper” for their main customer, the Fed.

At the end of the wear-out life-cycle of the Federal Reserve Note, the bank sends it back to the Fed in exchange for credit on their account and the physical bill is destroyed.  Dollars move from Fed to Bank, FERNs move from bank to Fed.  Probably, a few bills never make it back because people lose them or destroy them in the rigors of life – in which case the Fed gets to keep the dollars credited to its account.

What really increases the dollars?

So, we see it is not the U.S. Government that is increasing dollar quantities, even though it is one of their agencies that is printing the paper.  You can research this yourself in an encyclopedia or Google-up materials on the Interweb, such as here and here. or Search on….

[Open Market Operations]  Fed Central NY conjures dollars to loan (formerly for US T-Bills, now for any “security” it wants).

[Discount Rate, Reserve Requirement]  Fed Central NY conjures dollars to Member Banks to fortify “reserves”

[Fractional-Reserve Loaning]  Member banks are not limited to loaning other people’s money.

What About the Claim That We Pay Less Tax?

Not less, but more.  Do the math.  If the U.S. Government had printed these (recent 16 trillion) dollars  and possessed title to spend them, they could have completely paid off the generally-recognized Federal Debt (under 15 trillion at the time), or made a modest partial-payment toward the future liabilities of the Social Security Trust Fund.  Of course, that didn’t happen, but if it had, the “tax” would still have been paid, but not just by tax-payers.  It would have been paid by all the dollar-holders in the world who would have lost purchasing power of their dollars because of the increase in quantities of dollars relative to the stuff dollars are traded for.

Instead of relieving us from any of our tax burden, our government will just keep on with its net borrowing each year of a trillion-dollars plus. Now we have to be taxed to pay off the principle borrowed plus the interest to the bankers who reckon this money into existence. By now you should have caught on that our wages are not rising fast enough to make any headway on the necessary taxes we would have to pay to keep pace with this. Besides wages, any other increase from investments are being taxed. Except in rare instances (like holding silver) taxes plus inflation is resulting in a net loss of wealth every year.

If we cannot practically raise taxes, and if government cannot create money on its own, then it must just keep borrowing until no one will loan it any more money.  Beyond that (and some say this is already happening) our Federal Reserve Central Banking  system will just reckon more new dollars into existence to loan to the U.S. government.  We can summarize it this way:  The U.S. Government currently collects enough taxes to pay about 60% of what it spends (this doesn’t take into account its future liabilities).  Unless it starts taxing us more to close this gap, it will have to borrow and borrowing increases the amount it has to borrow because of the additional interest.

Because the banks can create all the dollars they need by lending, they can keep interest rates low (they don’t’ have to pay depositors to borrow their money).  No matter who creates additional quantities of dollars, the increase in dollar quantities decreases the trade-value of all dollars held by dollar-owners all over the world

The “good” news is that a lot of your “inflation tax” is paid by Chinese, Japanese, Brits, Germans, and Russians – whoever loaned us money.  The dollars they get back will not buy as much as their dollars we spent when we borrowed them.  Their loss is your gain.  Your kids won’t have to pay so much tax because these “non-tax-payers” will be paying through the global inflation of dollar quantities.  Americans have been getting a free ride for a long time.

This of course is a violation of the Eighth Commandment (Thou shalt not steal) on a national scale.  We should refuse all supposed “benefits” that government offers, which are outside of its divine mandate to punish the crimes God’s Word defines with the punishments God’s Word designates.  If you let the Government steal for you, you are partner with a thief.  Refuse to do business with the Fed, since it is pretending to be the Creator God, and its monetary inflation steals from the world.  Work with others to reconstruct a new money system that is honest in both substance and measure.

The “bad” news is that other nations will eventually get so fed up at losing value they will stop trading dollars.  If they won’t loan us dollars, we can’t afford a military to enforce the dollar-based currency.  If other economies stop loaning us dollars, our Central Bank will have to create/loan more and more dollars which, when combined with the dollars other nations are desperately trying to get rid of/spend back into our marketplace – is going to seriously increase our inflation problems.

These problems come about because men refuse to obey God’s laws which are written in the Bible, and endure in a tarnished, incomplete form, in men’s hearts. God requires honesty in all trade. We have pretty good honesty in money quantities, but our current global nightmare has come about largely from centuries of not being honest about the substance and measure of our money. Our other protection we have despised is the Biblical prohibition from collecting interest (usury) on loans to faithful Believers (Christians).

Case Closed: Myths Busted.

1. U.S. Government printing doesn’t increase dollars, privately-controlled central banks reckon them into pretended existence.
2. Increasing dollars doesn’t ease the tax burden, it increases and spreads it to non-tax-payers.

US Government deficit spending and borrowing will either increasingly enslave/impoverish US taxpayers, or precipitate an hyper-inflationary crash, or the crisis will be leveraged into coercing One global, money-issuing bank and its puppet-government to force people into using their mandated money.
Which, in turn, will either increasingly enslave/impoverish those new global taxpayers

US Government deficit spending and borrowing will either increasingly enslave/impoverish US taxpayers, or precipitate an hyper-inflationary crash, or the crisis will be leveraged into coercing One global, money-issuing bank and its puppet-government to force people into using their mandated money.
Which, in turn, will either increasingly enslave/impoverish those new global taxpayers, or precipitate bigger hyper-inflationary crash for the whole world.

 

Economics has been called the dismal science and today we have no lack of evidence for that accusation. One has only to turn on the evening news (or shop for about anything) to know that something is seriously amiss.

Every new day brings word of some new economic calamity somewhere in the world.  Greece is on the verge of default, faith in all fiat currency is faltering, another bank is begging for a taxpayer bail out.   Fear and uncertainty are in the air.

Just this week, Spain is admitting it is expecting a bail out from EU central planners. Greece is worse, though a new bailout is in the works. Ireland also has huge debt problems, but these are so small relative to Spain and Italy.

Everybody talks about it, but nobody knows what to do about it. Everybody can recognize the problems, few can accurately identify the root causes, and nobody can demonstrate a viable solution. The talking heads drone on and on.  Droll assurances from the big bankers are wearing thin. Everybody assures us that the Economy is improving — just slowly.

It never occurs to most that a theological principle could lie at the heart of an economic problem. As noted in our last post, the Church today has deferred the rule of Christ to a future millennium. This gives the economic manipulators a completely open field. [see previous post (puppets, puppeteers, clueless public)]

More people are recognizing it is the moral, religious, and legal environment that drives the motivation for a productive, instead of a lazily consumptive economy.  Nonetheless, the majority in both Church and State today, are convinced that Christ never intended to press His authority until He “returns” and His Kingdom begins.

MYTH: The kingdom of Christ has been delayed until after His Second Coming.

The implications of this myth are profound in the area of economics. If men think Christ, as Divine Emperor, is not yet defining crime and punishment – they will be subject to whatever arbitrary laws men in power manage to enforce.

That is getting to be a scary prospect, as the current power brokers appear to lack a basic understanding of cause and effect in matters of the economy.  After a careful examination, MythBusters identified at least five economic factors that are severely affected.

                                   The Economic Implications of The Kingdom Delayed

1) Inflation. Without the moral compass of Biblical law, we are left at the mercy of the Majority and/or the Manipulators to increase our money supply. Simple inflation should cause wages to rise with costs, but instead, we are getting an increase in costs above wages.

2) Money: A generation after the Christian minority abandoned the theology that Christ was the head of Civil Government — the banking sector began pretending they were the Creator (of money, at least). The Civil War Greenback began the drive to disconnect measure and substance from Quantity in our money system (which is all we’ve had for over 40 years).

People are ever-so-gradually recognizing that there is no dollar or Euro, that these “things” are imaginary, and beneficial only to a corrupt banking system as a means to acquire title and control over the land and labor of the people and their civil governments.

3) Property Rights.  We are bitterly discovering that we have abdicated property rights in our own labor and property-we-trade-for-our-work – for the bait-and-switch promises of the Corporation of our national government. That bankrupt Corporation can only give what it first steals from others.

4) Central Control.  Our highest civil officials perpetrate and promote legal theft and murder on a grand scale.  The populace appears to be blind to it, and dumb when it comes to protest. Our trust in their protection is denied by their attempts to take away our ability to defend ourselves (gun control), Meantime, Homeland Security and the Social Security administrations are ordering hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition.

5) Debt.  ”Freedom is everybody’s banner, yet we voluntarily enslave ourselves through government deficits, personal debt, accepting debt-based “money”, and begging the US Govt to restrict “the other guy’s freedom” so that we can enjoy benefits at our neighbor’s expense.

                                   The Biblical Impossibility of The Kingdom Delayed

The Bible doesn’t leave room for this kind of thinking.  John the forerunner of Jesus, as well as the Messiah Himself, assumed that the Kingdom was engaging, even as they spoke.  Here are a few of the many verses which verify that the kingdom is now:

Mark 1:14 — Now after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “ The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

Luke 9:27 — But I say to you truthfully, there are some of those standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.”

Matt. 26:64 — Jesus said to him, “ You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you,hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

Daniel 2:44 — In the days of those kings [Rome] the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.

The Bible certainly allows for a culture to chose laws and morals by the will of the People, but what they cannot chose or control is the consequences of  those arbitrary actions.  Why should one mere man, or any group of men – have any more ethical authority to define law than some other man or group of men?

When Eve presumed the right to define good and evil based on her own standard of knowledge she introduced the reign of hell on earth.  Christ with His death and resurrection replaced that with the gradually increasing reign of heaven on earth:  “It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and  threw into his own garden; and  it grew and became a  tree….” (Lk. 13:19).

Case Closed: God has driven us into a corner. Man is running out of options and out of time. His only hope is submission to Christ in every realm of existence, including the economic. Ideas have consequences and what man believes about the future determines how he acts in the present.

MythBusters concludes that man as an economic actor will act according to his faith. If he believes the Majority controls the future, he will naturally gravitate toward pleasing the majority. But if he recognizes the Lord Christ as Lawgiver, Judge, and Emperor in the present, he will more likely be guided by the realities of Christ’s final evaluation when He brings the down the curtain on Human History.

MythBusters Poll

Posted: August 16, 2012 in Economics Polls, Uncategorized

Ask the average man on the street where his freedom comes from and you are likely to be met with a blank stare.  Those who venture an answer, are likely to tell you that  the U.S. Constitution or the Declaration of Independence is the source of their freedom.

However, the pursuit of human freedom for the majority inevitably results in the super-freedom of a tiny handful with corresponding tyranny over the majority.

MYTH:   The source of economic freedom lies in diligent pursuit of our own personal freedom in the context of government documents guaranteeing that freedom

The interaction of three cultural institutions ensures erosion of true freedom noted above.  These institutions include 1) the global bankers, 2) the 3 branches of the American federal government, and 3) the American people

The Illusion of Freedom

And The Power Elite

In 1956 C. Wright Mills stunned the nation with his book The Power Elite.  In it Mills described the interlocking interests of the military, corporate, and political elements in American society and how they manipulate the relatively powerless individual.  The book challenged prevailing attitudes toward freedom in an allegedly democratic social structure.

Government Puppets.  The 545 major players in the executive, judicial and legislative branches are therefore not the most influential members of society, in spite of their positions of apparent power.  None of them can attain office without being committed to furthering the agenda of the international money-controllers.

Should they ignore this basic fact of life, the elite can easily have one of the sex/ethical-misconduct manila folders in their file forwarded to a dutiful media outlet to abort their term of service.  If that fails, the elite are not averse to arranging an “accident” terminating much more than mere service.

Banking Puppeteers.   Everything the government does involves money, and neither the politicians’ salary nor his pet projects are going to get any traction unless the people that control the money sign the checks.  There might also be a bit more control over elections than meets the eye.  It was Joseph Stalin who said, it is not the people who vote in the elections that control the outcome, but the people who count  the votes.

A Manipulated Public.  Also note, that if the majority of the population (not just the voters) don’t want a law, it is not going to be enforced.  Remember prohibition – the great social experiment that was supposed to eliminate “demon rum” and corresponding vice?  Crime spiked way up, along with alcoholic consumption.

Imagine what would happen, if by some miracle we woke up in January and found Dr. Ron Paul in the White House.  The MassOfPeople would never tolerate his policies being implemented.  If somehow the masses didn’t ignore his reforms, how long do you think it would take for the “powers that [shouldn’t] be” to contrive something more deadly?  They  do whatever it takes to maintain their deceitful and tyrannical plunder of the United States and other nations through our military and imaginary reserve-currency.

Nonetheless, they maintain the illusion of freedom by allowing talk of liberty and democracy and how society enjoys the  benefit of law approved by the will of the people.  They may even finance most of it.  It may be one of their most cost-effective investments.

The Truth Shall Make You Free

History has persuaded me that those relatively glorious, albeit short, periods where families enjoyed a prosperous, rich standard of living and were not coerced by an ellite did not come about because of the majority vote of sinful, mortal men.

Instead it resulted from small minorities who acknowledged the absolute freedom and rights of the most important of all men who ranks above all others.  Jesus of Nazareth declared Himself to be “the way, the truth and the life” and promised that “ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”  It is Christ, not a vote of the majority that lies at the heart of true freedom.

The background of the Greek term “Christ” (Hebrew: Messiah, or anointed/appointed one) pertained to the offices of prophet, priest, and king.  Both in Old and New Testaments, the royal, civil, office of the Christ seems to be emphasized above the others.  The function of the king was to “…judge us and go out before us and fight our battles” (I Sam. 8:20) and “…in righteousness he judges and makes war” (Rev. 19:11).

MythBusters has identified two major obstacles hindering the realization of this freedom.

  • The church today has deferred the rule of Christ to a future millennium.  This gives the manipulators a completely open field.  The church is not knowingly defending the murder/kidnap/steal agenda of the illuminati’s constellation of secret oath-keepers.  They are mostly ignorant of all that.
  • In the place of Christ’s kingly rule, the church vigorously defends vox populi vox Dei.  Her bedrock ethic is to “fall in with the many” (Ex. 23:1), “siding with the many” (Ex. 23:2), and being “partial to a poor man in his lawsuit” (Ex. 23:3).  In ignorance the church thinks that the best antidote against the tyranny of the few, is to poison the globe with the tyranny of the many.   As Mel Gibson’s character in The Patriot asked, “If I don’t like one tyrant 3,000 miles away, why would I like 3,000 tyrants one mile away?
Case Closed:  True freedom, including economic freedom, has not resulted from the  aspirations of a majority in a democratic society.  Apart from God, men may create the illusion of freedom, but power is inevitably concentrated in the hands of an elite who know how to manipulate the power of money.  Only when a nation submits to the Kingship of Christ will it experience true freedom under His perfect law of liberty.  The only thing missing is an educated and mobilized church that will press the crown rights of King Jesus in the economic realm, as in all others.