Midnight Messenger Newspaper Article
Finding Truth in a World of Lies
By Des Griffin
"Judgment is turned away backward ... for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter" (Isaiah 59:14).
One of the most regrettable characteristics of modern American life is that — regardless of the facts — the mesmerized multitudes will cling, with the tenacity of pit bulls, to their fantasies and preconceived ideas. The truth may be laid out in the most vivid manner, it may be expounded upon in great detail, and documented to the Nth degree. But unless it falls on open, enquiring, and receptive minds it will have little if any impact on the illusions and delusions so warmly embraced by society at large.
Particularly today, when most people have been induced into jettisoning any realistic concept of right and wrong, of good and bad, basic reality is so psychologically disruptive and ego-shattering to most that it must be denied and rejected on contact. To a large extent, this is a new phenomenon in America. Simply put, it is one of the most devastating results of the humanist (man is god) "education" (read brainwashing) system that has been foisted off on the American public over the last 100 years. Most people’s mental antennas have thus been short circuited and their minds reprogrammed to skip the "reality" channel. They now focus on those channels which massage their egos and pander to their baser instincts. Ours is a very bad era for substance. What we are witnessing is a temporary (very temporary!) victory of "touchy-feely" symbolism over raw reality.
The public have never been trained in logical deduction. They have never been taught to think, to analyze, to reason, and to consider the end from the beginning. Unrecognized by most, through the agency of national brain laundries (euphemistically called public schools), fraudulent concepts and a multitude of politically motivated deceptions have been skillfully woven into the fabric of their minds by highly-trained change agents. These revolutionary mind manipulators have brought about a condition whereby large segments of the population are relentlessly — but unwittingly — exploited for political purposes. The obscene concept of "political correctness" is specifically designed by the change agents and their hidden political masters to further control the masses — and direct them, in lock-step, toward the fulfillment of their own political agenda.
The problem is compounded by the fact that America's political charlatans and social engineers have conned most of the dumbed down sheep into believing there are no lessons to be learned from the past. The majority have been duped into concluding that most beliefs embraced prior to the 1960s are ridiculously archaic — and unworthy of serious consideration. Thus, most are left floundering in a turbulent ocean of confusion and uncertainty, without an anchor or moral compass. As they stand for nothing but will fall for anything, most fall easy prey to still further manipulation by unscrupulous politicians or religious shysters.
As famed automobile pioneer Henry Ford observed, "the truth frequently seems unreasonable; the truth frequently is depressing; the truth sometimes seems to be evil. But it has the eternal advantage, it is the truth, and what is built thereon neither brings nor yields to confusion." How true! As Jesus Christ once declared, it is the "truth [that] shall make you free" (John 8:32).
OUR "SOPHISTICATED" SOCIETY
In today's "sophisticated" society (one which, by definition, prides itself on its "fallacious reasoning" and "counterfeiting and debasing" of truth (Webster, 1828), truth is not only an almost unsalable commodity, it can hardly be given away. Indisputably, "Judgement is turned away backward ... and truth is fallen in the street." Truth is ignored and trampled into the ground. In most quarters it is even perceived as a bizarre form of prejudice — something to be condemned. The declaration of a wide range of historically accurate, thoroughly documented, and ultimately undeniable truths have, in fact, now been classified as "hate crimes." This, whether we wish to personally acknowledge it or not, is AMERICA 2009! It's REALITY 101!
REVERTING TO PAGANISM
Religiously and philosophically, we have steadily reverted — over the last century — to the paganism of the pre-Christian era, or the gnosticism that followed. But there is nothing new under heaven. Twenty first century humanism — manifested in socialism, communism, liberalism, "New" Ageism, etc., for example — are certainly not new. They are, in fact, merely modern versions of the pagan idiocy that prevailed in ancient Egypt, Babylon, Greece, and Rome. At the heart of each is the belief that there is a unique or elite group of individuals who, alone, are capable of governing mankind and establishing a New World Order — of the elite, by the elite, and for the elite. Dr. Carroll Quigley, Bill Clinton's Georgetown University mentor, declared it to be a planned return to feudalism (Tragedy and Hope, p. 324).
Since the 1930s many long-term programs, devised and set in motion by the real leaders of both "democratic" and "republican" administrations, have been working steadily towards the accomplishment of that goal. Every aspect of modern society — social policies, judicial decisions, education, welfarism, foreign policy, federal debt, the media, etc. — reflects this politically-inspired trend. The foundational underpinnings of our once free and prosperous Republic have thus been eroded to the point of virtual non-existence.
If they could only see what modern “Americans” have done to their precious Republic, the real Americans of 100-200 years ago would be horrified. The population has been dumbed-down to almost gibbering incompetence, and neutralized to the point where most seem willing to place their "all" in the hands of their political puppet masters, and let posterity be damned!
Devastating as these programs have proven to be to "America" as envisioned by our founding fathers, little would have been possible had it not been for the simultaneous debauching of the currency of nations worldwide.
To pave the way for what Dr. Quigley predicted would become a "feudal" system in America, it was necessary for our hidden masters (dubbed The Invisible Government by former FBI Agent Dan Smoot) to implement a plethora of interlocking social programs masquerading as altruism and progress. These were, however, designed to revolutionize American society — to destroy self-government, personal responsibility, and constitutional government based on set standards. They were devised to decimate the free enterprise system, destroy our national sovereignty, and ultimately bring us into total servitude to the international ruling elite.
CAMPAIGN OF VILIFICATION
For decades, close examination of these programs — and their clearly foreseeable consequences — has been conveniently avoided by a ruthless and relentless campaign of vilification against all who raised their voices in warning. They were condemned as being, among other things, “right wing extremists” and "paranoid conspiracy theorists." In the words of Dr. Carroll Quigley, their "neo-isolationist discontent was a revolt of the ignorant against the informed and educated ... of the Midwest of Tom Sawyer against the cosmopolitan East ... of old Siwash against Harvard ... of simple absolutes against complex relativisms." Such simpletons, according to the learned professor, favor "a nostalgic return to the simplicities of 1905, and above all a desire to get back to the inexpensive, thoughtless and irresponsible international security of 1880" (Tragedy and Hope, pgs.979-980). (Please note: By implication, only the elite are capable of being informed and educated or thoughtful and responsible, i.e. capable of knowing what is best for the dumb peasants).
In the face of such tactics (non-stop pressure, and a tidal wave of coercion, harassment, and intimidation) many would-be critics of this program for national disaster decided to keep their mouths shut — and go along to get along. Who, after all, wants to be branded and ridiculed as "uninformed, uneducated, thoughtless and irresponsible"? Such an experience would be emotionally devastating to the phonies who crave social "acceptance" more than truth and personal integrity. It's a matter of basic values!
THE INEVITABLE IS HAPPENING
But now the inevitable it happening — and all the politically-created vultures are coming home to roost. The seeds of the elitist's "we shall be as god" philosophy — so forcefully expressed in such documents as Humanist Manifestos 1 & 2 — are bearing superabundant fruit. Liberal lunacy prevails. "Truth lies in the street, and equity [justice and impartiality, Webster] cannot enter."
In 2009, American society is a twisted and tangled web of everything that is a stench in the nostrils of righteous men and women. We love lies and practice deceit. Like empty shells, our lives are so devoid of meaning that we spend endless hours watching television while idolizing and worshiping trend-setting moral tramps and extolling the "virtues" of moral degenerates. Our moral condition is reminiscent of that which prevailed in the last days of the Roman Empire, or prior to the French Revolution in 1789. Truly, "from the sole of the foot unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds and bruises, and putrefying sores..." (Isaiah 1:6). Individually, we are devoid of purpose. Collectively, we are morally corrupt, and socially and economically bankrupt. No matter how hard we try, our debauchery and many bizarre forms of escapism will never outdistance the long arm of reality — and ultimate judgment! Having wilfully abandoned the rocklike foundations upon which our once great Republic was based, and having wholeheartedly embraced the Satanic lie that man can be his own “god,” make his own “laws,” and thus create his own utopia (Genesis 3:5), modern America is left floundering helplessly in a perfect storm of its own devising.
Internationally, in direct and blatant opposition to the insightful advice by our first president, George Washington, that it should be our “clear policy to steer of permanent alliances with any part of the foreign world” (Farewell Address), over the seven decades our political and business leaders have enmeshed the United States in innumerable and often covert “agreements” that have almost completely sapped our once unassailable strength and reduced us to penury. In their treacherous efforts to subvert our nation and merge it into a Luciferian new world order (or what British author Christopher Story terms the New Underworld Order), they have tied the United States together inextricably with a mass of other nations in a bizarre web of political intrigue. The entire depraved global system is held together tenuously by a massive interlocking mesh of unpublicized, shady agreements, and unpayable debt. Blackmail, cunning treachery and widespread assassinations are the rule rather that the exception. Around the globe, all nations are striving desperately to stay afloat in a world gone politically and fiscally insane. "Judgement is turned away backward ... for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter" (Isaiah 59:14).
WE’VE COME A LONG WAY... DOWN
America, the once fabled “land of the free and home of the brave,” has come a long way down in recent decades. The United States has been systematically ransacked and transformed from a biblically-based Republic (the immutable laws of which were solidly based on the Ten Commandments) into a Godless humanist “democracy.”
At the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Benjamin Franklin — an individual not exactly known for his spirituality and deep Christian convictions — made a profound statement: “I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it possible that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured, sir, in the sacred writings, that ‘except the Lord build the house they labor in vain that build it.’” Noah Webster declared: “Our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the Bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian religion.”
The ultimate spiritual insanity of a “democratic” form of government (one in which the people make their own laws to the exclusion of the Creator God) was also recognized by our founding fathers. As John Adams observed, “Remember, democracy never lasts. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy that did not commit suicide.”
The true American Republic began to die around the time of the Civil War. As a result of the war, various unconstitutional forms of “suicidal” democracy were slowly implemented across the nation. This destructive trend accelerated during World War I with the implementation of Planks #2 and #5 of the Communist Manifesto and increasing talk about America being a “democracy.” It wasn’t until the international banker-created stock market Crash of 1929, the resultant Great Depression and the advent of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s socialist/ democratic New Deal that the movement started to gain traction. It kicked into high gear in the 1960s with the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the arrival of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society” and its myriad socialist programs specifically designed to take all remaining political power from “We, the People,” and transfer it into the hands of a Socialist (“democratic”) Big Brother Government. Under this new form of government, civil government now assumes the role of “god” — the entity that provides for its loyal and obedient subjects from the womb to the tomb — from the cradle to the grave.
But, as Adams observed, “Remember, democracy never lasts. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy that did not commit suicide.”
For one reason or another, America failed to “remember” Adams’ warning. In 1954, during the presidential election, most Americans refused to heed the warnings issued by Barry Goldwater. They reelected Lyndon B. Johnson who, 14 months earlier, had become president following the assassination of JFK. Johnson immediately launched his massive Socialist “Great Society” program which effectively sounded the death knell for what was left of America’s Republican form of government. Within months, a flood of welfare state programs were enacted by the Democrats. These resulted in a massive expansion in the size of government and in vast expenditures of money to finance these social programs — and the Vietnam war that was then beginning to escalate out of control.
As Johnson and his now-totally-dominant socialist cohorts on Capitol Hill were unwilling to cover both these massive expenses by raising taxes, they deceitfully resorted to deficit spending. They abandoned constitutional money (which was fully backed by gold and silver, Article I, Section 10) and created fiat or “funny money” out of thin air. As Alan Greenspan pointed out at the time, in a 1966 article in The Objectivist, “this made it possible for the welfare statists to use the banking system as a means to an unlimited expansion of credit. They created paper reserves in the form of government bonds which — through a complex series of steps — the banks accept[ed] in place of tangible assets [silver and gold] and treat[ed] as if they were an actual deposit, i.e., as the equivalent of what was formerly a deposit of gold...” The result? Inflation!
Under this phony, unconstitutional charade, “the law of supply and demand [was] not to be conned.” As the supply of unbacked, fiat money began to increase relative to tangible assets, prices began an upward spiral.
Greenspan declared, “in the absence of gold [constitutional money] there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value... The financial policy of the welfare state requires that there be no way for the owners of wealth to defend themselves.
“This is the shabby secret of the welfare statists’ tirades against gold [constitutional money]. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of the insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights. If one grasps this, one has no difficulty in understanding the welfare statists’ antagonism toward the gold standard [ constitutional money].”
It might be added that if one grasps this fact, they will also have no difficulty in understanding the democrat’s or socialist’s antagonism toward a biblically-based Republic, one based on an absolute standard of truth, impartiality, and justice. One is based on God’s perfect and immutable standards of truth and justice, the other on man’s rebellion against his Creator and his Satanically-inspired lust to be “as god” (Genesis 3:5).
Over the five plus decades of escalating political insanity, the United States has been systematically and methodically reduced from being the world’s richest nation to being the world leading debtor nation — one that owes more than the rest of the world’s nations combined.
Under the hideously destructive policies implemented by the George W. Bush administration, America slid faster than ever before down the slippery slope to its fiscal destruction. As the result of his invasion of an innocent, sovereign nation, Iraq, under the false flag of his phony “war on terror,” he set the stage for the escalation of the national debt from $5,750, 000, 000, 000 to almost $11,000,000, 000, 000. An increase of almost 100 percent in just 8 years. In the last few months of his administration, Bush, under the guise of a bailout for the big banks, sold out the true interests of the American public and precipitated the current financial crisis.
It should not be forgotten, of course, that also under the guise of their phony “war on terror,” the Bush administration coerced the Congress into passing both the Homeland Security and Patriot Act legislation (which had both been drafted prior to 9/11) without our alleged representatives being allowed to read the content of either bill. These legislative monstrosities have, in many ways, turned the United States into a budding police state, in which the last tattered shreds of the Constitutional Republic have been thrown in the garbage can of history. Bush has been quoted as saying that he considers the Constitution, to which on a number of occasions he swore allegiance, to be “just a goddamned piece of paper.”
Although during the 2008 presidential election Barack Hussein Obama made unrelenting promises of “change” if the American people put him in the Oval Office, his first five months as president strongly suggest that little if anything will in fact change. In fact, the fiscal deficits projected by his administration promise to dwarf anything we have experienced in the past.
PASSED THE POINT OF
Financially, after many decades of the most blatant fiscal irresponsibility, the United States has passed the point of no return. Our leaders on Capitol Hill have sold us out. For decades they have led us inexorably down the path toward a feudal society. They have squandered our national wealth with reckless abandon. They have not only amassed an unpayable federal debt of nearly $12 Trillion ($12,000,000,000,000), but have looted additional, untold billions from the Social Security Trust Fund to help cover up the enormity of their political crimes against the American people.
On the business front, through heavy taxes, regulations, mandatory programs, environmentalism, innumerable phony “crises,” and a wide variety of other pressures,UY the federal government has created — nationwide — conditions whereby it is becoming increasingly difficult to be successful. Many businessmen feel they are in a straitjacket — with little room to maneuver. Wages in many sectors are shrinking, while the cost of living continues to climb. No wonder foreclosures and bankruptcies are continuing to soar. Ours is clearly a proverbial house of cards waiting to collapse.
As Thomas M. Hoenig, president of the Federal Reserve in Kansas City declared in a speech in Sheridan, WY, on June 3, “In the long run, we are all dead but our children will be left to pick up the tab.”
Much of this staggering debt burden is owed — through a variety of agencies — to the international banksters. Over the years these predators, described by Louis T. McFadden, former Chairman of the Banking and Currency Committee, as a "dark crew of financial pirates," have created the fiat (irredeemable in specie) money out of thin air at a cost to them of 2-3 cents per note regardless of denomination. This virtually worthless currency (irredeemable funny money) is then loaned at par — full face value — to national governments (in exchange for bonds), corporations, and private individuals alike at high rates of interest. Globally, they totally monopolize the banking scene. They own the game — and control it through their bought-and-paid-for political hacks who go through the motions of "representing the great American people" while stabbing them in the back.
We should always remember that, whether on the personal scene, or the national and international scenes, "the borrower is servant to the lender" (Proverbs 22:7).
Through credit manipulation — first credit expansion, and then contraction — they create booms and busts at will. Through the former, they help create wealth. Through the latter they create poverty and social unrest by means of withdrawing credit, thus creating monetary crises. Through subsequent foreclosures and bankruptcies they "clean up" (as if with a giant vacuum cleaner) everything of value that remains. The suckers — oblivious to both financial and political reality — are left holding the bag and cursing their luck! This racket is particularly profitable as the big bankers have the political leaders, the judicial system, and the media in their back pocket. They are bought and paid for servants of the corrupt system.
THE BOTTOM LINE
What now? How could the international bankers and their Establishment partners-in-crime possibly create what Dr. Quigley described as "a world system of financial control in private hands ... [that would be] controlled in a feudal fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences"?
The answer to that question emerged as a result of the Fourth World Wilderness Conference held in Colorado, September 13-18, 1987. The convention was attended by such international luminaries as Edmund de Rothschild, David Rockefeller, and then-U.S. Treasury Secretary James Baker. Later, official host George Hunt blew the cover on plans, revealed at the conference, to create a fraudulent banking entity to be known as the World Conservation Bank. Under the WCB, nations around the world, including the once-proud "land of the free and home of the brave," are being required to give up title to multiple millions of acres in their countries (and the natural resources they contain) to collateralize loans made to them by the international bankers. These are known as "debt for nature swaps." That is why "our" government is designating vast regions of our country "federal wilderness lands" and "wilderness areas" — and placing them off-limits to the American peasants. These lands are part of the collateral on our national debt.
Let's take one further step in a possible scenario. Suppose the financial music stops, the grotesquely bloated stock market dives into oblivion, and the patently fraudulent banking system — presently sustained by the most deceitful political manipulation — collapses. What then? The federal government — stripped of all its fraudulent means of deceiving the American people — would no longer be able to honor any of its innumerable promises and obligations. The states, also, unable to meet their obligations, would be insolvent. Most corporations, already heavily in debt, would fold. Businesses and individuals, no longer able to pay their day-to-day expenses — not to mention the interest on their mounting debts — would be thrown into total confusion. Commerce would grind to a halt. Tens of millions, insolvent and without hope of financial recovery, would be forced into bankruptcy. Suicides would skyrocket.
Where would that leave the United States and the people thereof? The answer may be revealed by "following the money" to its source of origin. Who holds the mortgages of most property in the United States? The banks! Who controls the banks and loans them money when necessary? The privately owned but falsely named Federal Reserve System! Who owns and controls the Federal Reserve? The International Bankers headquartered in "The City" of London!
Now, suppose the banks foreclose on all the mortgages, then the Fed forecloses on the banks, and finally the international bankers foreclose on the Fed. Who, then, owns the United States of America, lock, stock, and barrel? Obviously, almost everything would end up in the hands of the international bankers and their elitist cohorts — the "financial pirates" (Congressman McFadden) who were responsible for creating the crisis in the first place.
A feudal system is basically one in which the land owners own and control everything ... including the peasants!
Can you now see the distinct possibility of such a scenario leading to the fulfillment of their plans as revealed by Dr. Carroll Quigley — "a world system of financial control in private hands ... [that would be] controlled in a feudal fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences"?
Such a diabolical system, if it unfolds as planned, could be enforced by a World Army formed under the auspices of the United Nations. Reports from around the nation reveal that hordes of foreign troops are presently stationed on American soil, while hundreds of thousands of our troops are based in nations around the world. Did this just happen by chance, or is there something more Machiavellian to be read into the situation?
It is clear that a world police force is being formed through the agency of the United Nations. As demonstrated by the case of Michael New, our troops are being made to swear allegiance to the United Nations, not the United States. New was thrown out of the Army because he refused to take such an oath.
Will the future unfold in this manner? I don't know, but it certainly could! All the ingredients are present and with us today.
TRYING TIMES AHEAD
There can be no doubt that trying times lie ahead. It is inevitable that we pay for our lawlessness — our rebellion against everything logical, sane, and lawful. It's not a matter of if, its merely a matter of when. However, note well: Rebellious man hasn't broken the laws — social, educational, financial etc. — written eternally in the heavens. He has just violated them. Those laws are still in full force and affect. They are perfect. They are immutable. They work. They will inevitably break and crush underfoot all who violate them — from the greatest to the least of us. The wheels of justice turn slowly but relentlessly. In the end, "Whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap."
But what about you? What can you do to prepare for rough times? If you have eyes to see and ears to hear, it is time to reexamine what you truly believe — and WHY! — as opposed to what you might "feel" or go along with. What is RIGHT, and what is WRONG? (not WHO is right and WHO is wrong?) is the most important issue. Now is the time to check out and prove your basic premises, your value systems, your decision-making processes. There are fiery trials ahead. They will separate the precious metal from the dross.
Though truth is presently "fallen in the street" and is being trampled underfoot so that "equity cannot enter," don't despair and give up. Don't be deluded into embracing cunningly devised fables. Prove all things. Hold fast to that which is good. Make sure you build your life on values having (spiritually speaking) a "foundation of gold, silver, and precious stones," not one composed of wood, hay, and stubble. The former will survive. The latter will be destroyed.
In the final analysis, always remember that "other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ" (I Corinthians 3:11). He alone is "the way, the truth, and the life" (John 14:6). Everything else (the "wood, hay, and stubble" which is so popular with the masses) will profit you nothing. They will be burned up, and vanish into oblivion. ■
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