In today’s high tech age, when we’re inundated with “news” reports from so many different perspectives and in support of so many agendas, how do we know what is true and what is a lie? In the realm of politics, which is really about money, we see what looks to be two sides in the battle, and the people tend to divide themselves along those ideological lines. The Republicans tout their messiah, Ronald Reagan, and believe that a return to that style of politics, with a “re-incarnated” Reagan, is a fix for all the ills of the land. The Democrats seem to, likewise, romanticize Clinton and Kennedy. And then the “independents” and Libertarians have their own bent towards their ideal. In many cases they are embraced by those who have a spirit of rebellion and lawlessness.
How much of all of this is simply a game being played on us, so that we choose a side and end up pitted against one another?
Sadly we have dumbed down the school system, and dumbed down the electorate, by ceasing to be students of history, and people that are dedicated to seek out the real truth. We are blinded by our ideology and personal preferences, and those in the different political parties know that, and use that, I believe, to keep us divided. There is no standard of truth so each man does what is right in his own eyes, just as we read in the Bible, in the Book of Judges.
We keep thinking we are going to achieve a unity that brings peace into the world. But it isn’t working. The world is in turmoil, with wars, terrorists, deadly disease, hatred, rage, riots, and weather related events that belie our blind belief that our world is getting better.
The fact is that the Bible is true in that it says that every man is a liar, and that there are none righteous, “NO NOT ONE!” Yet we seem to think that there are righteous people – at least those on our side. The other guy is always the wicked one.
Some believe that Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush were the cowboys in the white hats, right? And that would make Carter, Clinton, and Barack Obama the Dick Dastardly’s tying the damsel to the railroad track and foreclosing on the family farm. That is; if your bent is toward right wing conservatism, as defined by those who branded that advertising campaign. But if you identify with the progressive, liberal, brand machine, then you feel quite the opposite. Your cowboys in white hats are Carter, Clinton, Obama, and even Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Ole “FDR” is the patron saint of liberalism. If we only had another like him, then it would be alright. Do you really believe that? Or if we had another Reagan, then, Yeah! Then all would be right with the world. Do you believe that? Or do we throw off all restraint, make everything legal, and “live like you want to live,” siding with Ralph Nader, and those in the Libertarian party, then we are locked in, hitting on all 8 cylinders, and Utopia has finally arrived!
All of this is a lie designed to keep us fragmented – always holding out a carrot to keep us following dutifully, never delivering on the promises, as we follow them right into the compound and the door is shut behind us. We are slaves to an elite that only cares for power and money. Scripture is correct, “For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.”
In my life I’ve worked in advertising, and I understand branding, and ad campaigns, and I know what hits the emotional hot button in people to make them want to buy in. So do those in power in every political persuasion in the world. From the music we hear coming out of our radio speakers, the scenes in the latest sitcoms, TV talk shows, documentaries, supposed newscasts, speeches and and actions of our elected officials, and even from pulpits in churches around the nation, we are being played. The Branding Machines are in full steam ahead mode, and we don’t take our head out of our iPhones, or away from the computer screen long enough to see it for what it is!
The fact is that they are using the exact same tools that get you to buy toothpaste, detergent, and the latest Chevrolet, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, or Lexus. The campaign first creates a desire in you and me to think we have to have what is being offered. And then you create the scenario that makes you believe you can have it! Once blinded by that desire we follow that dangling carrot right into the trap. And so it is with politics. In fact, they work together, and not for our good, but for their good – their riches!
Hollywood is no different! Leonardo DiCaprio, and others like him, are weighing in on issues of the day, and they do it from their ivory palaces with no perspective rooted in reality, in most cases. They live like royalty. In fact the history of Hollywood is that they are the royalty of the USA. Now it seems that many look at the perennial powers in DC as the United States “royals!” Actress Gwyneth Paltrow seems to look at Barack Obama as some kind of King, or a divine being, when she recently said “It would be wonderful if we are able to give this man all the power he needs to accomplish the things he needs to.” And then went on to say to Obama, “You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly,” Now Gwyneth may be an extreme example of the out of touch pretenders in Hollywood, but there are many that don’t quite come across like silly school girls, yet they still are out front, speaking to us, and telling us how we should live – as if pretending to be someone their not, in a movie, gives them authority. One has to begin to question if they have sold their souls to become a pretender in real life, and not just on the screen! And just so we keep it “fair and balanced,” let’s don’t forget Charlton Heston and his drumbeat for the right wing conservative brand. Did ole Charlie begin to believe he was Moses? And, just a reminder, those right winger conservatives elected a pretender – Ronald Reagan!
So what do we believe? Is Ebola going to destroy mankind? Will ISIS, or ISIL, or al Queda, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Ron Paul, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Wolf Blitzer, Chris Matthews, Bill Maher, or Glenn Beck be the destruction of life as we know it? Well your answer will depend on where you find your source of “the truth.”
The fact is that each of the aforementioned have a part to play. Ebola, Marburg, and other diseases, plagues, and the genetic (GMO) modification of our food supply and more are destroying us. Yet we are not told the Truth. Is ISIL evil? Why, yes, it is! Is the government in the United States wicked? Without a doubt! The wickedness of ISIL has been supplemented, and supported by the regime in the USA for many years, by leadership of both parties! When you choose to side with one side of evil, over the other side, you strengthen that evil. Later on, you have to deal with that evil, by supporting and arming another “lesser” evil! Get the picture?
And to what end is this being done, by men who are intelligent enough to see what they’re doing? And where is the political party in American that REALLY stands against these lies and spin machines?
Choosing the lesser of two evils, or several evils, is just the way we roll as human beings, left to ourselves. When we ignore the standard of Truth that shows that we, ourselves, are wicked, and that all men are wicked, we then have to choose which side of wickedness closer matches where we are, and what we think we need, at the moment. That is always subject to change. Those in the sovereign roles in this nation, and in the world, know this about us, and they play us for all it’s worth!
It’s time we stop proclaiming any man, or any particular political party as our savior. It’s high time this nation repents and returns to the Mighty One, the Creator, Yahweh, according to what He said about Himself, in The Set Apart Scriptures. As a nation, it won’t happen. But each of us, as individuals can choose. That makes a difference in our lives, but it can also make a difference in a nation as well.
I believe this nation, and, in fact, the world, is under judgement for rejecting the Truth, both the Written Word of Yahweh, and the Living Word, who came down from heaven. Remember the story of Sodom and Gomorrah? Do you remember how Yahweh said He would not destroy the city if only 10 were found there, who were righteous? Could it be that if there is a revival in this nation, back to the Truth of Scripture, and to the true Savior, whose name is Yahshua Messiah, that Yah’s hand of judgement might be stayed?
The revival I speak of is not that return to what we had in the Regan years, or back in the 50’s with Beaver and the Cleavers! It’s not back to the founding fathers and their vision of America. It is not back to Martin Luther, or Roman Catholicism. It is not a return to Judaism, or messianic Judaism. What I’m speaking of is a revival that goes back to the beginning, back to Genesis, and we begin to hear what He said, and still says, and that leads us to our Savior, Yahshua Messiah, who died for us, and gives His life to those who believe in Him. It means a revival that leads us to obey the Torah – the loving Instruction given to the creation, by our Creator, and that we obey by His work of grace in and through us. THEN and ONLY THEN, will mercy flow from the throne, and judgement be stayed.
One day it will all end. The Set Apart Scriptures teach us that. The things I’ve written about, and that we see every day, are all foretold in Scripture. There is nothing new under the sun. In the end each of us will stand before Him and give an answer for what we have done during our brief life here on earth. After that interview we will hear one of two responses from the One who created us. To some He will say, “Well done, you good and faithful servant. Enter in to the joy of your master.” And to the rest He will say, “Depart from Me, you who work lawlessness, for I never knew you.” He describes that place as a place of “gnashing of teeth,” and a place or eternal torment. But NO ONE has to go there! It is reserved for Satan and his messengers (angels), and for those who reject the Truth, and the Living Truth, who came to redeem all who will believe in Him. The evidence of our belief (faith) will be change. We will begin to cast off the traditions of man, the lying ideologues who seek to keep us bound, and we will walk in true freedom in the Son of Elohim. And one day we will be with Him in His Father’s House, where true peace, joy, and love resides. Elohim in Love. In His presence is fullness of joy! In the midst of the storms of life, in this fallen world, we can begin to experience that NOW. And ultimately, at the end of all things of this flesh existence, we will experience if fully, with new bodies, and in the presence of the One who died in our place, yet He lives. And because He lives, we live also – if we believe in Him, according to His Word, and who He really is!