Tag Archive: DEMOCRACY


When I was a kid and a teenager-many moons ago-it was not uncommon to hear people say that we needed some sort of supreme authority over the world; someone who would take control of those politicians who were messing everything up, and make the world a just place for all. This dream and hope has only grown over the decades, until now we have some very influential people openly using their positions to try to bring it about. As someone famous said not too long ago, if you don’t have borders you don’t have a nation…

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That, of course, is the goal of many now in positions of power: they don’t want nation states anymore. They want us all to be “world citizens”. For the most part, their goal up to now has been worked toward surreptitiously, by maintaining the outward appearance of nation states but by demolishing the sovereignty and independence of those states. Just look at the EU, already a pre-global governance power, with some in its sway only now waking up to what has been going on.

This dream of removing the “ancient boundary stones” and founding a supreme power over all assumes that the ultimate human authority will be a just and fair one: a very large and very optimistic assumption. But if it’s not just and fair, who would we go to to remedy the situation? Most of us already see our governments as being out of touch, out of reach and uncaring, and making a lot of wrong decisions. We think that because for the most part it’s true. And even when we do get a politician who cares about the people and who isn’t self-serving, he’s smothered by other politicians and media people who want to maintain the status quo and the direction dictated by their own agenda.

There’s one thorny little problem in the whole idea of achieving a just and fair society: human nature. From the very first spat and assertion of one man’s will over another, as imagined in my previous post, “WHERE FREEDOM IS”, human government has been attempting to consolidate power and influence: what good has it done us up to this point? When do we ever, ever ever ever ever, ever ever ever…(for any length of time) get a government which is fair and just? The answer is “never”. So what makes anyone think a world government is going to be any better?

We’re told by those who would benefit-so they think-from consolidation, that just and enlightened elites, with a little help and guidance from the media who are now really another branch of government, not elected and unaccountable, will choose leaders who will be just and wise and fair and beneficent, and so everything will work out. Plato had that idea-2500 years ago. He said that a just society should be controlled and led by an elite band of philosophers, all-wise and all-knowing decision makers, while the rest of us -essentially the working rabble-carry out their will and roll around in unending joy, satisfaction and ecstasy. Kant and Hegel also were convinced that humanity would eventually come up trumps. I intend no pun here, because our current president, bravely battling the movement towards world authority almost alone, is definitely not what they hoped for, hence the frenzy of hatred and falsehoods against him.

Has it happened yet? Have the elites come up trumps-ever? Do you really think it will happen? Some people of the John Lennon variety actually do. They think that humans are basically good, and that we only need to have the right conditions and the right leaders, and Utopia will be achieved. Good luck with that.

If we think government is out of touch and out of range and out of control now, what makes us think that a world body will be any less so? Surely, it will be more out of touch, more out of control, more monolithic, more elite and aloof? Not only so, but huge decisions will be made by those totally out of our reach which will not be in our interests.

Scripture envisions, predicts and prophesies just such a world authority in which the enemy of society (there always has to be an “enemy” to deflect criticism of government) will be the Christian, and the Jew. Such a view is already present within the United Nations, and within the movement pushing for an end to borders and national sovereignty.

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STANDING WITH THE REAL MAN

It’s amazing how the crowd who insist upon all of us being tolerant, and on not judging (aka not having an opinion contrary to theirs) are the very same people who are out for Donald Trump’s blood, in any way they can get it…

There is no desire for democracy in these people. It’s really all about mob rule, so that they can once again force the rest of us to tolerate whatsoever they want and pay for it.

They aren’t convincing me that they’re so wonderful, loving and free, and neither will they with the attitudes and tactics I see in the media, Hollywood, the courts, half the education establishment and the congress. I’m standing with the real man, the man who actually cares for his country: Mr. Trump.

YOUR NEW GOD

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There’s a big effort going on to remove any public reference to Christianity and the Christian God from Western culture, and Western governments are now determined to be leaders in this movement. The established church has largely acquiesced to the will of the politicians (it always did I suppose). Instead of looking for a man of godly character and wisdom, most people vote for the one who looks good, who can lie most convincingly, whose party can raise the most campaigning funds, and who gets the thinly veiled or open approval of our news media and entertainment industry which shares his agenda. If you listen hard, you can hear Marx cheering from his grave, because Government has become our god, just as government became god for the communists under Stalin and Mao.

Don’t believe me? Then consider that government claims to fulfill all the attributes and duties of the “old “ God, except, I would argue, its demands are far less pleasant than the Biblical God’s demands:

Your new god watches everything you do and say, and is endeavoring to control what you think. It records and catalogues all your movements from cradle to grave. It promises to provide for you from cradle to grave. It controls your actions and your business, or even whether you should have any business. It extracts from you what it wishes.

Government dictates its own views of morality, and decides what truth is: what is right and what is wrong. It controls what you and your children believe and has established and enforced the state religion of evolution. It indoctrinates you in its enforced education system, then prevents you from getting the qualifications you need to work if you do not bow to its secularized view of the world.  It gives you pills to keep you happy. It punishes and disciplines you. It decides whether you should be born, and it will soon decide when you should die. It takes your children away from you when it sees fit, and takes your children to fight its wars. It’s beginning to control what you eat and how much you eat, how much water you use, and what you do with the air around you. It demands your allegiance. It’s everywhere.12017878-birkenau

By the way, what’s the difference between democracy and bathos?

Answer: bathos is funny.

(In case you didn’t guess, that joke is one of my own creations).

Even democracy itself is negated when the government, elected by money, image and media bias, makes decisions based on its own desires and views without needing or wanting to consult the people. Yes, congressmen, senators and members of parliament take part in the passing of law, but if they aren’t listening, or if they themselves are duped, cajoled or bribed, the will of the people is ignored. Add to that the lethargy of the people, preoccupied and hypnotized as they are by entertainment and their own immediate concerns, and you have a government on the loose.

Plato said that democracy will always tend towards tyranny (Plato’s “Republic”). Why so? Because government feeds itself richly from the hard work of the citizens it claims to protect, so that it grows without limit, and gains more and more control, like a cancer. Human nature ensures that many people who want to be our governors think that they know better than their fellow citizens, and eventually some come along who demand absolute authority so that they can impose their solutions to all our problems – the problems which government created in the first place.democracy-2

Human government is alright (in human terms) as long as you agree with it. But what happens when it enacts something you do not agree with, something that you think is clearly wrong? Is it wrong for government to do that? How can it be wrong, since you  have rejected God, the only one who is True, and have thereby given human government license to decide what’s right and what’s wrong? As in the theory of evolution, there is no absolute right or wrong – life is all about survival of the fittest. If the people with the most money or the most power succeed in their wishes, you have no right to complain, if you have bought into that way of thinking. And, true to Marxist theology, your own wishes must be subservient to the will of the government:

“At no time and in no circumstances should a communist place his personal interests first: he should subordinate them to the interests of the nation and of the masses” From “The Role of the Chinese Communist Party in the National War” (October 1938) Selected Works, Vol.II p. 198.

No, I am not an anarchist. Neither do I condone any kind of illegal or violent activity. I agree with the Bible when it says that government should be obeyed, so long as it doesn’t conflict with the will of God, and that it is used (not created) by God to maintain order and justice. I’m just saying that human government alone does not and cannot work. And if we continue to entrust ourselves to human government only, we are setting ourselves up for tyranny and some terrible times. We’re handing over our lives – body, mind and soul – to government. We get the leaders we deserve, because we turn our backs on the only true source of freedom: God.

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By rejecting the idea of willingly keeping a check on our own behavior out of a love and a fear of God, and the sense that some things are objectively good and some bad, we are making necessary a mountain of lawmaking to try to control people. We have to pay enormous sums in taxes to try to catch people, when they think that they have only done something wrong if they get discovered and are subsequently convicted in court. If they only have to avoid capture, and need feel no guilt or conscience or fear of judgment, they will try harder to do so. Man against man offers far better odds than man against God.  You could boil down the entire predicament to just these few words:

“Less God equals more law”.

The secularist will complain that religion takes away freedom and that theocracies are oppressive. I totally agree. However, the form of Biblical government given in the Old Testament, in which God sets the standards, (and not human institutions of religion) seems to me a much fairer system than is any human system I’ve heard of. Needless to say, the people of that day failed to enact the system, the greedy took over, and before long the people chose to hand over their freedom to a monarchy.

So we must either stop whining about our government, or we must hope and confess that there is a God in heaven. Why? Because if there is no God, then our “survival of the fittest” mentality forces us to surrender to the unpredictable control of government, or to fight it. If God created us, there is a hard and fast system of truth which would cause us to thrive as individuals and as a society if we lived by it: “for best results, follow the maker’s instructions”. Without those instructions, society is like a ship on the ocean with no objective means of navigation: the crew must argue about who might know the best direction to travel in, all assuming that they agree on what the destination should be.

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No I’m not saying that we must just blindly believe that there’s a God in order to have a fixed point of reference: there’s abundant evidence in nature that there is a God, and that He is a God of order. The problem is that we have been hoodwinked into believing that everything was created by fantastic chance and that we can therefore make up our rules for ourselves. No, the laws of nature didn’t just happen, and this incredible, beautiful world didn’t just form itself: they were made by a being who knows how things work.

We’re taught to not even seek God, but rather to accept the notion that we crawled out of slime, and that we must create or find our own truth. But there is a God, and there is a separate and an objective Truth which gives us the sense that some things are objectively right and some are wrong. There is a God who has a good idea of how government should operate.  There is a God to appeal to for help. There is a God who will ultimately judge us all, including those in government – all the way to the top – and He will judge by His standards of right and wrong, not by the standards of some committee, president or government. God isn’t interested in majority views: He’s already made up His mind.

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