“And it came to pass on the other hand, that the Nephites did build them up and support them, beginning at the more wicked part of them, until they had overspread all the land of the Nephites, and had seduced the more part of the righteous until they had come down to believe in their works and partake of their spoils, and to join with them in their secret murders and combinations.”
I recently had a discussion with my dad. As we were driving to a small dairy farm in rural Wisconsin to pick up some raw milk for our personal consumption (personal aside: I LOVE raw milk), he asked me my thoughts on the tea party movement. If any of you were to ask me the same question, I’d give you the same answer I gave him: “It’s not my cup of tea.”
Okay, that’s not really what I told him, but that was what my response meant. I don’t usually think that fast on my feet, as my wife would readily admit. While I mostly agree with the foundational ideals of the tea party movement, I’m hesitant to join or support any group because of the general ignorance of the politics which trouble our nation and the ability to easily co-opt the group for ulterior motives. For instance, I firmly believe – and ample evidence suggests – that the tea party has been co-opted by republican operatives (Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, etc.) to redirect the efforts toward and underneath the umbrella of the official establishment. Their goal: to ensure that the “official” republican opinion makers – the false priests if you will – will continue to corral the general public and keep them from really connecting the dots to what is going on in society.
You see, most people will never admit, and I will give an example shortly, is that it’s neither a Republican nor a Democrat issue. It’s an entire failed system, a systemic issue. Whether or not our nation will ever wake up and realize the false dichotomy that plagues our political system remains to be seen. I have my doubts, but do hope that eventually mainstream Americans will reject the two party system. I recently posted an interview of Thomas Barnett of the band Strike Anywhere and would redirect readers there to see how I view our current political system. It is an interview that is more than worthwhile given the breadth of understanding Barnett portrays and how well spoken he is about the issues which trouble us. The reason I bring up that interview is because (a) I agree with what he said, but also because (b) he speaks of the corporate interests which influence our political environment, an ominously similar issue as the “spoils” the Nephites dealt with.
This all serves as a mere preface to my earlier conversation. During this conversation, my father related a discussion he had with one of his acquaintances in the LDS temple he works in on a weekly basis. One of his fellow workers is known for his penchant for amassing and storing supplies (guns, ammunition, etc). My father approached him one day in the temple and asked him what he thought we needed to do to get out of the economic problems we’re facing. This person’s response surprised my father at the time, to say nothing of the reaction I had when my father related the story to me. This man’s response highlights the utter lack of understanding prevalent in both the tea party and the general populous. I readily admit that this man’s response is likely not indicative of what most people would say, ceteris paribus, but, to me, it highlights the general ignorance one sees regarding the political system.
How would you fix the economic situation we find the nation and world in? Well, let me tell you that this man’s belief is so utterly ignorant of the current situation, utterly ignorant of the political processes, utterly ignorant of our “awful situation” that I don’t know where to begin, but begin I shall.
His response? In a much more concise and direct manner, he stated: get r.1.d of Obama. You’d do well to ponder other ways to say “get rid,” because that’s what this man said. In the temple, presumably in temple garb, awaiting “further light and knowledge.” Though I’m tempted to throw an ill-advised joke here, I’ll just state that the “further light and knowledge” must have been going in one ear and out the other, but I digress. I won’t relate the precise words he used, because this is a “family friendly” site, but you can use your God-given intellect to divine what this man stated. To say that I was surprised or shock was an understatement. Dumbfounded more like it. I guess I knew that somewhere, in the recesses of this nation and society, some harbored such feelings. What I did not guess, however, was that these feelings were shared by some who should know better, someone presumably willing to spend all day working in the temple, and yet come out with no clue as to what we’re facing. Wasn’t even on my radar screen, to be honest.
How, you ask, does this relate to Helaman 6, the tea party movement and the “spoils”? First, we must realize that it really doesn’t matter which president is in office. For the last 100 years (dating back to at least 1913), if not much, much longer (look for the quote from Andrew Jackson and connect a few dots), all presidents have been doing their bidding at the direction of others. Be it corporate interests, Wall Street, international power brokers or others, president’s act at the behest of others. They rarely make a decision without consulting with special “advisors,” most of which hail from either Wall Street or extremely influential international power brokers who dictate and lead policy. Whether it’s the Bilderberg Group, the CFR, the Trilateral Commission or any number of similarly nefarious groups, it really doesn’t matter who is in office, be they Republican, Democrat, or Stupicancrat. It is all the same. If someone really took a step back at the last 20-30 years, they’d see similar policies, a similar direction and similar actions all in spite of the letter (‘R’ or ‘D’) following someone’s name. Be it Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II or Obama, it’s been one continual march in the same degraditive process. Obama is a mere continuation of Bush II. That’s the game of this whole thing. Pitting two parties against each other, when they are merely two wings of the same bird heading in the same direction, is nothing more than classic dialectics aimed at confusing those who think they are doing the electing. The false priests of the main stream media spin fantastic stories dripping with enough convincing rhetoric that we buy into their spin and believe the party line, especially as it relates to violence and the false gods we worship.
Mayer Amschel Rothschild once stated, “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes her laws.” It doesn’t matter who makes the laws because the money supply will be controlled. Give someone control of the money supply, and the ability to create upheaval via depressions, phony wars/conflicts, economic disasters or inflation, and politicians will soon be beholden to these same powers. G. Edward Griffen has spoken and written extensively on this topic, and any reader would do well to understand or at least give cursory attention to what he’s talking about. Mayer Amschel’s wife once infamously stated – or perhaps not, as most of the general populous pays little attention to such things as they prefer to regale in American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, or whatever the popular show du jour is –that, “If my sons did not want wars, there would be none.” All we need to do is look at the (not really) Federal Reserve to see where this process takes us, as Americans. John Hylan, former mayor of New York City in the early 1920s, once stated that, “The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation” Whether it’s control of the government, a “giant” octopus, the “military industrial complex,” a “monolithic and ruthless conspiracy,” or some “secret societies,” we’ve been both warned and forewarned again and again. Though history suggests the masses will not listen, we as individuals can and should find ways to undo the chains that bind us down.
The person with whom my father was talking, like most of America, has yet to make that connection. Anyone who suggests that it’s Obama on whom the blame should be placed neither understands the history of our nation, nor the real process behind electing a president. I don’t suggest that I do understand either issue fully, but I can see the mechanics behind them both and am frankly not confident in the electoral process as it is presently constituted to bring about anything remotely resembling a positive change toward the system God would give us if we were willing. Where many of those hailing from the tea party movement, or any party for that matter, miss the boat is in assuming that replacing Obama with a Republican will solve the problems. Forget that this man has lost sight of the political process which follows when a President is removed from office (i.e., laws on the succession of the President due to poor health or death or whatever it may be), a new election will neither yield better results (absent a true 3rd party candidate), nor yield real change. The powers that be are simply too deeply entrenched in the system to hope for anything different.
I don’t mean to sound like a pessimist, but in regards to our political system that’s exactly what I am. Like the Nephites, our entire culture has generously shared in the spoils to such an extent that we simply do not understand the machinations going on behind the scenes, and most evidence suggests that we have no desire to understand these machinations. Why? Because we enjoy the spoils too much and because a “true” change away from Babylon would be too problematic and scary for all of us. Be it money, wealth, benefits, favors, luxuries, ease of life or the false paradigms presented to us (i.e., the two party system, the main stream media as purveyors of truth, etc.), the spoils simply smell and taste too good to give away. Like the Nephites, we’ve been seduced to such an extent that even when we think we’re “awake,” we’re confronted with more and more layers to the onion that is our screwed up society. Like the Nephites, we’ve joined in the secret murders and combinations to such an extent that I wouldn’t be surprised if we all have blood on our hands in one way or another through our direct support of the whore that is Babylon. Like the Nephites, we both believe in and thoroughly support the works of Babylon. We drive her cars, watch her TV, listen to her false priests on the radio, buy her food, drink her milk, live in her houses, dress in her clothes and use her computers…to say nothing of the myriad of other things we do every day to support this Godless system.
Though I’d love to see a true 3rd or 4th or 5th party emerge from the ashes or our fallen nation, I simply don’t see it happening absent some cataclysmic event which is long overdue. It’s not that I don’t want it, far from it, it’s that there are so many skewed and faulty beliefs, programs, policies, federal organizations and structures that need to be entirely swept away before any new candidate can hope to mold or re-shape the nation. Then again, perhaps the American public will continue to believe that our elected officials and powers-that-be would never knowingly mislead us.
“The least you can do is investigate. The minimum that is expected of you as a sentient being is to question your reality. The minimum is that you realize that you are in a box, you are being controlled. You are being fed. You are having buttons in your mind pushed, and controlled… .” – Alex Jones
Question everything. Question your reality. Question authority. Question leadership. Question the main stream media. Question your existence. Stop buying, serving and proliferating the lies you read, watch and listen to every day. Stop being a pawn in someone’s sick and twisted game. Stop the idolatry at the feet of Babylon. Question.