Friday

107 Sleep On

Probably one of my most often recited quotes is "The one thing we learn from history, is that we never learn from history." Probably because it's one of the blatant truths of our time, and has never been as obvious - to those who discern the signs of the times, that is. The rest just fall into the same old trap as usual.

People who believe that the Muslims or Islam are the big culprit of our times are just as deaf, dumb and blind as those who believed Roman emperor Nero's hogwash about the Christians having put fire to Rome, or Hitler's hype against the Jews. They're going to find out the long and hard way that the true enemy wasn't the Muslims, after all, just as the Jews weren't of the Germans, nor the Christians were, of the Romans, but rather, their own stupidity and lack of discernment when it came to the degree of corruption and evil within their own leadership.

One of the few Christians who didn't fall for the "Jews are evil" mantra during the 3rd Reich was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was imprisoned for his alliance with the Resistance, and before his execution wrote in prison: "Stupidity is actually a more dangerous enemy of good than downright evil."
He must have known what he was talking about. He must have seen it all around him. All those idiots falling for the lies and atrocious distortions and violations of truth and all that is right by that madman at the helm and his croonies, sort of the way a substantial part of people who maintained their ability to think clearly have been feeling about the Bush administration...

And again, never has a statement been proven so obviously true as the above cited Bonhoeffer quote has, in our present times. Never before has there been as large a group of dumb people who thought themselves to be so smart. You don't have to take my word for it. Just read this article about the "smug generation" of our children - the ones who, with a little bit of bad luck, are very likely to hail the antichrist as the new "Fuehrer" of us all...

But just as parents can often be totally blind to any faults and weaknesses of their own children ("My child doesn't lie, steal, cheat..." etc.), so it seems that same type of people can also be absolutely blind to their own leader's faults or crimes, the error of the ways their whole nation may be taking, and in fact, to any fault or blame on the behalf of anything that is "their own," period.
There's never anything wrong with their own side, their own religion, their own opinion, always with the other. How immature. What a bunch of kids we are!
How far away we've strayed from the teachings of the One we as Christians call our Leader, about loving our enemies, not rendering evil for evil, doing good to them that hate us and loving the least of His brethren...

And yet, just because we have "advanced" to the pinnacle of evolution, as the remote controls and steering wheels in our hands doubtlessly prove, we think we really are smarter than any one else who ever lived before...

Since, according to the Bible, things in this present world have been promised to become worse all the time (contrary to the theory of evolution), I can hardly imagine what kind of a shock it's going to take this time around to wake people up... But then again, some people never woke up after the shock of the skeletons in the closet of the 3rd Reich being revealed, either...
And the blind guides of the blind are still humming the same old tunes as ever... "Sleep on, sleep on..."

Wednesday

106 Welcome to the Dawn of the New World Order


This week the world will know whether America has made any serious progress in overcoming its racism or not, and whether the first black man will take the helm of that country, or yet another warmonger who just can't wait to "Bomb, bomb, bomb; bomb bomb Iran."

In the meantime, the arquitects of the New World Order seem to be getting set for their final stage by feriociously strangling the remainder of the economy to death, distributing the people's money to their own cohorts, like J.P.Morgan's bank, (who has been in on the plot since the beginning of the 20th century) who are already boasting that they will use the money to buy off the rest of the few little independent banks that remain. Hallelujah!

It can't be long now before the situation is going to be so desperate that the world will readily receive a superman to pull them out of this mess, be he god or devil, even if he's going to replace their beloved cash with a cashless monetary system that will require them to take a chip under their skin instead. No more economic crises, no more tumbling currencies, but no more freedom, either, but total control and enslavement. Welcome to the dawn of the New World Order.

Of course, Christians around the world deem themselves safe, since most of them believe that Jesus is going to pick them up out of this mess before it even starts, even though He Himself explicitly said that He wouldn't do that, but that He would only return afterwards. And it's not that I want to argue about it, it's just that I want to prepare any reader for what's coming, whether they want to believe it or not. It's a matter of what is truth, and what is not, and - contrary to many of my contemporaries, I don't share the politically correct worldview that truth is merely a matter of personal opinion. That worldview is probably solely responsible for the mess we're in; the fulfillment of Satan's promise to man: "Ye shall be as gods." What is a "god" but an arquitect of his own, private "truth?" Welcome to earth! Home to 7 billion freely walking, talking, roamning and shooting "deities!"

Nor do I wish to argue about whether Babylon the harlot of Revelation 17 and 18 is only a spiritual entity or an actual, physical place that can be "burned with fire in one hour" seen and bewailed and mourned by the merchants and seafaring folk of the earth. I just want to help prepare people for what I believe is going to happen, since other prophets (though far outnumbered by the popular preachers of peace and plenty forever) are sharing the belief in that truth (though, arguably it remains to be seen whether we're right about that one or not. Nevertheless, that's not the issue, but that people ought to brace themselves for the worst. If it won't happen... hallelujah!).
Maybe it's a coincidence, maybe not, that there's a town called Babylon in N.Y. state, but I have a notion that whoever named that place was on the right track concerning their neighborhood.

It's also not a matter of arguing that I want to re-emphasize that I believe what Jesus has said remains truth forever, and that "He who believes in Him has eternal life," (John 3:36 and an oddle of other Scritptures), a gift that cannot be taken away from anyone who is saved, contrary to a growing number of sincere believers who wish to argue that "Hell's Best Kept Secret" is the fact that you can lose your Salvation any old time you sin again. What kind of a salvation or gift would that be, if it's going to be taken away from us again every time we sin? That would mean - in most cases, like a couple times a day? Are you kidding? Are you really serious?

It's like tossing a drowning man a life saver and asking him, "But do you really deserve this?" And after he says, "Yes," with his last, desperate dying breath you pull him into the boat, but as soon as he does something wrong, you toss him back into the water, saying, "No, you don't deserve it after all, that I saved you!"
Jesus said, if we, being evil, know how to give good gifts to our children, how much more will the Father give us, His children, good gifts. Likewise, if we know how to treat our fellow humans decently, isn't He going to do the same? If we can save our fellowmen from fires, from drowning or other disasters, isn't God going to save us for real, too, instead of playing a cruel, torturous game of "now I save you, now I don't" with us?
Wake up, people! Your own goodness can never save you! That's the religion of Cain and of the Pharisees. That's not a matter of arguing, it's just a matter of speaking up against a wicked lie that preachers tell you just to make sure you're coming back next Sunday morning, and be assured, they're being paid lots of money for it, by the same people whose goal it is to replace your shakey faith in a not-so-saving God with the worship of their new head honcho coming up, a messiah that won't be rejected, because he's going to bring them tangible salvation from starvation on a silver platter. Well, on a silver micro chip, to be exact.

Whether he's really going to be all that great and wonderful will only turn out after seven years, the latter half of which are not exactly going to be a piece of cake for those who will reject that beastly solution to the world's problems. And if you seriously plan on making it through there somehow, you'd better make sure you've got true faith in a God that's truly capable of saving you from your sins, not just "providing you stay a good boy or girl," and capable of saving and keeping you through any mess for that matter, even the Great Tribulation.

Friday

And Now, Everybody: "Farewell, Mr. President!"


Hi everyone. Here's a song I wrote and recorded this week in order to get some things off of my chest about the man who will probably go down in history as the man who gave Christendom's image in the world the final blow, furthering the cause of those who say that the world would be better off without it or any faith for that matter.

Regardless of religious convictions, though, I would like to invite anyone around the world who happens to be able to identify with the content and message of this song, to join in on it.

All you need is a webcam or a headset with a mic and sing along with the song, record it and mail me (Dave.Mendoza@gmail.com) the clip, and you'll be included in an extended version of the song & video.

Although I'm referring to the chorus of the song in particular, which should be fairly easy to sing along to, if there's a particular line in the song you like, you can also sing that one, although I can't promise to include the audio, depending on the quality. (That applies only to the verses. All contributed audios will be included on the chorus, providing they're half-way in tune.)

Since this leader's politics have affected citizens from just about any nation on this planet, your contribution will be added regardless of nationality.

Looking forward to making a racket with you,

Dave

105 Tribute to the King

All throughout history, men of notice have come before their kings to pay their tribute. After all, authority is impressive, and we all want to be on good terms with the head honcho, right? Every now and then (especially more now, than then, it seems), one or the other of those kings turns out to have been of less than noble ambitions, which has never deterred the worshipers, though.
Authority still rules, even if it sucks.
One problem about those boot lickers is: nobody ever hears of them again. After the demise of the former "German Democratic Republic," not many of those artists and celebrities that had been loyal to the socialist regime were still able to butter their breads with their trade, to give one recent historic example.

Yet those solitary few who have dared to stand up against the tyrants of their day are forever honored in our history books.
From Moses before Egypt's Pharaoh over Jeremiah the prophet before the king of Judea, and on down to Sophie Scholl and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, they are remembered, while the man-pleasers have gone down into oblivion. They are the Salieris of their time, popular, celebrated and successful for a season while the Mozarts go down in flames, but forever forgotten.

And what is the only thing we learn from history? Right. That we never learn anything from history. Even so, the vast majority of the populace stands behind their - more or less - elected kings, even if they tear them down to the abyss with them. Strangely enough, a lot of people don't even notice they're falling (they apparently think they're still flying) - presumably until they hit the ground.

One of the lone voices speaking out against Nixon during his time once said, "Nearly the Devil's entire power is in fear."

Seems to be pretty effective.

Maybe that's why the explicit order not to be afraid is mentioned a couple hundred times throughout the Bible. As Irish Folk singer Frances Black once put it: "Fear is the enemy of love." What eliminates fear is faith in the God of Love, the REAL head honcho, Who, by the way, can help anyone interested to discern whether what your current local head honcho is up to, is any good, so you don't have to go down the fools' road along with the rest of the silent majority.

Of course, it would also help to learn something from the misery you've seen in the past, say 8 years, and try as hard as you can to keep the same mistakes from happening. And if nothing else, pray like a house on fire. Your world and your country needs it more than you may know.

Thursday

104 Come Together!

I've written a few things about all the weird (and not-so-weird) ways God chooses to communicate with us, in fact, I'm writing a whole book about it.

In the movie "Proof," the daughter of a deceased mathematical genius who unfortunately seems to have been rather demented for the latter part of his life, grants a young student of her father access to his belongings. Among them he finds a scrapbook with a mathematical proof in it that presents some sort of breakthrough for the world of science and mathematics. To his total shock and bewilderment, the daughter tells him that she wrote it. As we watch the subsequent conflict between the student's disbelief and the daughter's hurt feelings evolve, we're slowly guided through the actual events, and the circumstances under which the daughter wrote the proof.

The professor had actually been quite demented during that time, and while he was feverishly working on some "great" and "important" project, which turns out to have been mere lunacy and rubbish he was scribbling down. One evening, he rants on and on, uttering nothing but incomprehensible garble, while his daughter, as if being dictated, writes the actual proof.

Weird, 'ey? But see, that's a lot how God sometimes communicates with us, too. One man's gibberish is another's enlightenment. Take the song "Come Together" by John Lennon (and the Beatles), for instance. While each verse is a bunch of gibberish that only either the highly initiated or highly stoned on LSD could understand, yet the chorus reveals a very deep and important, universal and cosmic truth in 4 simple words: "Come together right now! - Over me!"

If you know God, or more explicitly, Jesus, then you know that's how He actually works: He brings everything and everyone together over Himself. In fact, He is the Mediator that re-connects us with God the Father. But He is also the central Heardquarters of exchange for communication when it comes to really digging our fellow members of the human species. At least as far as I'm concerned.

The more I get to know people, and the more people I get to know, the more I see how everyone seems to be on a different wavelength. There are certain mediums that can bring people together onto the same length temporarily, like the phenomenon of 22 guys chasing a soccer ball, politicians making promises they'll never keep, or Marilyn Manson tearing up a Bible on stage, vowing to destroy Christianity, but I wouldn't exactly call that the right wavelength, however vehemently you wish to differ with me on that one.

But I'm firmly convinced that while currently we all may be living under the illusion of being separate entities, at least those who are called to His wavelength will eventually wind up being together, joined as one in every sense. He's like the light, drawing all the little moths or planets that we are toward Him, calling us to become one with Him, and in doing so, we finally understand and fully comprehend each other; and perhaps, even more importantly: love each other.

This may all sound like a bunch of weird and senseless gibberish to you, but I'm convinced that some day soon you'll see the living proof that I'm telling the truth, if you just follow His call. Can you hear it? "Come together! ... Over Me!"


Friday

103 What is a Prophet?

What is a prophet?

A prophet usually isn't invited to hold a speech by the prestigeous, nor to hold a sermon in front of your Southern Baptist congregation on Sunday morning (as much as one or the other preacher may think of himself as such).

A prophet doesn't hold "improve your life" seminars or fancy workshops.

A prophet is never popular. Otherwise Jesus would have lied, when He said, "The servant is not above the master. If they have hated Me, they will hate you also."

A prophet is the one guy out of 400 others that you don't want to hear. There were 400 false prophets during Jeremiah's day who foretold that Jerusalem wasn't going to fall into Babylonian hands. Only Jeremiah preached otherwise, and was thrown in the dungeon. Only Jeremiah was right, though, and was pulled out on the dungeon on behalf of the conquering Babylonians.

A prophet is never a pop star, and a pop star is never a prophet.

A prophet doesn't reap much applause. What does applause mean, from a world that crucifies its saviors, persecutes its prophets and applauds, nay, worships people that make Nero and Caligula look like Bambi and Flower in comparison?

People don't like prophets. True prophets, that is. In fact, they hate'em. They're a thorn in their side. They're the epitome of embarrassment and worse.
They're spots on the sparkling clean vesture of the Great Society, because they're pointing at the blood beneath that cloak, and forecast that society's doom. Who wants to hear about doom when we're having so much fun? Who wants to believe that the world could possibly be as bad as they say, when we've got movies that can make us laugh and cry, and we can get ice cream and custard in any possible flavor you can imagine? When there are people around as wonderful as Oprah?
Who wants to hear about 10.000 starving a day, about Iraqui victims of an unjust war, aborted children, or unjustifiable justifications for torture when things are going this good?

A prophet is the one guy that has the guts to say, "God damn America" while all the rednecks stop their ears and scream with all their might, "No, no, no! God BLESS America!" When that's the one thing even the Almighty simply can't do anymore.

A prophet is the one who weeps while everybody else is still drunk with laughter. He sits in sackcloth and ashes while the rest of the world parties, mesmerized and totally in love with themselves.

A prophet is an idol smasher. He has the audacity to crush that picture of a fake reality, that idol, that image people worship instead of the one true God, and could never be less appreciated for his deed.
He does and says what is the only right thing to do and say, even if no one wants to hear it or insists it's the wrong thing to do or say.
He doesn't go by the status quo. He goes by a different standard. God's.
He does so because he has the audacity to say that God still speaks today, to anyone who'll listen, young or old, because He is not a God of the dead, but of the living.

A prophet is all you wouldn't want to be if your hopes, dreams, ambitions and treasures lie in this world, and something one can only even consider becoming if he sees and knows that all this world has to offer is husks and like ashes between your teeth compared to what the World of tomorrow has to offer.

A prophet isn't moved by the scoffers. Trying to please them would be like betrayal and a slap in his God's face. He considers their opinions but dung that needs to go down into the ground in order to help bring about new life from the ashes of the old.
While everybody else roars the national anthem of the champions, he quietly hums the tune of God.
He is weird. Strange. Different. Disliked. Derided and despised. But never a coward.
Let the pack of the rest of them band together against him, the wolves gnash their teeth and the howls of a million demons threaten him, he still knows that he alone with God is a majority, for "more are they that be with us than they that be with them." (2.Kings 6:16)

A prophet is one who will pray for you to be able to see it (2Kings 6:17).

102 God in a Box


People often interpret the term "all-powerful" to indicate that God does it all: everything is predestined; He created the Devil to be bad, and predestined Judas to betray Him, and everything is pre-programmed, anyway, so what difference does it make, anyway, what choices I'm going to make today?

That's why we put the blame for practically anything that goes wrong on God. We hiss a sarcastic "thanks a lot!" in His direction when something doesn't go our way, because we figure He did it to tease us. After all, He's all-powerful, so He does it all, or doesn't He?

No, He does not. Just because Jesus knew that Judas was going to betray Him, doesn't mean He made him do it. The same applies to the fall of Satan, or the Fall of Man with Adam & Eve. He didn't make'em do it. Nor does He make any of us do the stupid things we do, nor is He the one causing all our troubles.

As James put it in his epistle: "Let no man say when he is tempted, 'I am tempted by God.' Because God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does Hed tempt anyone." (James 1:13).

Everybody has their own specific job in the Big Picture, and the Devil has chosen (God didn't make him do it) to take on the role of the tempter. That's his job (with the help of his cohorts, that is, both flesh & blood and spiritual). It's our Savior's job to save us out of the mess we allow ourselves to get into when we fall for the Enemy of our soul's temptations by choosing to say "yes" to them, instead of no, like a foolish kid who simply doesn't have the strength of character to refuse his first cigarette or drug. (Been there! - Repeatedly!)

On one hand we refuse to give credit to our Maker for all the good things He does; we even refuse to give Him credit for His very creation, preferring to believe the total nonsense that it has somehow come about by itself. On the other, we blame everything bad that ever happened on Him: "How could He allow that?" Well, allowing things to happen is what free choice is all about, but it still isn't the same as making them happen, or making us do it.

We have to realize that God is the good Guy, waiting there at the other end of the tunnel to take us Home again, the One Who sent His Son to become like us in order to save us, because He loves us. That means, He's our Friend, not our Enemy.

Even people who believe in Him since decades can get upset at God and blame everything that goes wrong on Him (I know what I'm talking about). It's because we swallow the deception of His enemy, which is very clever indeed: Satan projects his own profile and personality on God, so that what we see or imagine when we think of God is actually the tyrant, the big head honcho who wants to run the whole show and accuse and condemn us as soon as we make a mistake.

But that's not Who God is. God prefers to remain in the background, He doesn't run the whole show the way His opponent is getting ready to do, with all his pompous ado. Look at Jesus, His Son: He wasn't a super star, no big politician or even a religious head honcho. According to His own words, He didn't even have a bed. He was a lowly and humble carpenter's son, and for 3 years He pursued a public ministry of healing and teaching, never once seeking fame in any of what He did, never trying to be the "cool guy," just doing what needed to be done, saying what needed to be said, and then getting out of the way to let His followers pick up where He left of. He even promised them, "You will do greater things than I did!"

So, next time we tend to get upset with God (and I'm preaching to myself here, more than anyone else), let's try to remember Who and what God really is. He's not the bad guy that the Devil is trying to make Him out to be. He's the good Guy Who's going to save us out of this mess.

Alright then, sometimes we think He could or ought to be doing that a little sooner than He actually does, and we get impatient with Him for not saving us immediately at the onset of the slightest pain or trial. But maybe it's because we haven't called Him for help yet. After all, we're trying to do everything else in our own strength, so that we can pat ourselves on the back for the hard workers we are, so why should He barge in on us unsolicited? Or do you know anybody who is actually trusting in God for their daily bread, instead of their own arm of the flesh? I'm not saying those people don't exist, but they're a rare breed, and certainly not your average church attendant or preacher.

God is not the liar, the thief, the culprit, nor the one trying to cheat us out of our happiness, and the sooner we realize that, the greater favor we'll be doing ourselves.

Our false concept & picture of God (perhaps that's why one of His commandments was not to make an image of Him, because no matter how hard we try, it'll always fall short of the Real Thing?) is probably what makes us want to keep Him locked up in the box we have built Him for a home: the church building. Nicely and safely locked up for 6 days and 23 hours a week (with few exceptions), and only let loose upon our spirits to torment us for that one dreadful hour on Sunday mornings... Well, thankfully, that Pollyanna type of churchiantity has waned over the past decades (otherwise no one would be going to church anymore at all), but most people I know want to keep God out of their private lives, and when they want to have fun, they don't want to think about Him. "You're the bad Guy, You go back inside Your box!"

Personally, if God is Love, and love is what I happen to enjoy most, I'd like to have Him around and enjoy Him as much as possible. After all, if He's cool enough to have created all of the things & people I like best, then who knows what other fun stuff He might possibly be up to? So, I think I'm going to pull God out of my "grump corner" (I don't have a church building to stick Him in, so that had to do for now), and invite Him to tug along next time I'm going out to have some fun. Maybe I'll live to tell y'all how it went.

Most people obviously think they're better off and doing just fine without Him, but I guess people's idea of fun varies a lot, and can differ as drastically as my personal music taste from my daughter's. But I'd still recommend the idea of giving God a chance to be your friend. Who knows? Maybe it'll turn out that He's the best you ever had!

Monday

101 What Jesus Has to Say


"Jesus replied, 'If anyone loves me, he will obey My teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.'" (John 14:23)


Whether it's going to take another 10 years or twenty - and I seriously doubt that it should take another 30 years - before Jesus will deliver this place from the usurper, insiders ought to make themselves savvy of what the future Ruler of earth has to say. The problem right now being that very few people actually care about what He has to say, whether in the Gospels, or in real-time..

There are 2 ways of finding out what Jesus has to say: you either read what He had to say 2000 years ago, which in its unaltered form is still good today and will even be when heaven and earth pass away, and one can tune in to His latest news via the gift of prophecy, which is a fully legit means of finding out what He has to tell you right here and now, offered in the Bible as one of the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit. Another problem being that the only gifts most Christians are interested in are small papers with pictures of dead dudes and round numbers on them, like "10," "20," "50," or "!00," etc., you read me.

Another, 3rd way of finding out what He has to say is having someone else tell you or interpret if for you, which seems to be people's favorite means, but it's also a bit risky, because whatever Jesus may have to say through somebody else might always be tainted by their own views and opinions (and oh, they are many...), so my recommendation would be to cut the detour and find out from Him personally.

In this case, what I would have to say to you would spell: "Don't listen to what I've got to say! Find out what Jesus has to say!"

In order to do that, I'm going to do you the favor and give you the opportunity by shutting up right now. If you absolutely have no clue about Jesus and His recorded words, start with the Gospel of John, (don't like reading? Watch the movie!), and if you're up for the latest, grab something to write and ask Him to give you some news on your situation, the world, whatever, and I promise, you may well wind up surprised by the results. Alternatively, you could subscribe to Activated magazine in which you'll find portions of news and views from the future Boss of the world on all sorts of topics.


Sunday

100 Wine of Fornication

Having been to the U.S. changed my life forever, because it was the first step I took toward the full realization that the only place that the "Great Country" as which the United States of America is always depicted actually exists, is in its movies. Of course, most people don't experience the same I did when they travel there, possibly because their brainwashing started earlier than mine. Trying to figure out to which circumstance I can ascribe my ability to discern something real from a fake (- apart from some supernatural gift the Bible calls discernment -) I can only come up with the fact that my parents didn't allow a TV in our house until I was around six years old. And even then I wasn't allowed to watch everything.

I ascribe to this circumstance - and I wouldn't call it lucky as much as the direct miraculous intervention of God - that I am one of the apparently rare breed of humans who are still able to distinguish whether what any high-ranking politician is saying actually makes any sense or not. Most people - my guesstimate, probably more than 99.5% of the Western population - hear a speech, say, by the President of the United States, and they automatically figure that because he is the leader of the great Nation that is home to Hollywood, it must make some sense somehow, and there must be goodness and truth in it. They need no further verification. Their inner "bullshit" detector - originally installed in humans by their Maker in ancient times, also referred to as "common sense," is left dysfunctional and obsolete, of course, driving the 0.5% of the population whose sense for right and wrong is still intact to the edge of insanity everytime the President opens his mouth and his audience responds by applause, instead of doing what would be the appropriate reaction, namely to tar and feather or strangle him.

My personal guess is that this worldwide immunization to total nonsense by nearly non-stop exposure to Corporate propaganda both via the media, press and public school curricula is what the Book of Revelation is referring to as "the wine of the wrath of her fornication" by which the mysterious Whore "Babylon" has made drunk the nations of the earth. This may sound like total lunacy to you, but I'm convinced it will be taught as fact in your grand-children's history books.

Now, 7 years after 9/11 you wouldn't get me back to that country except by abduction. "1984" has become reality 24 years behind schedule, but everybody is so perfectly brainwashed, they perceive it as perfectly normal, probably the same way German citizens 70 years ago used to think it was normal for undesirable elements of their society to be shipped off to special camps...

Let’s analyze a little bit that strange concoction termed in the Bible, “The wine of the wrath of her fornication.” Some still contend that the description of Babylon fits the Roman Catholic Church, but I’ve already disputed the notion that there would be any such weapon in the hands of the Catholic Church that would exert such power of all nations. If anything, - having been raised a catholic – the power of the church always struck me as something extremely sobering, not at all intoxicating.

Whereas there isn’t a nation on earth that hasn’t tasted from the wine of entertainment running from the presses of the U.S. movie industry, not a single country whose population wouldn’t at least in part be “high” on that rush of reality-altering intoxication, the gas of the benefits of capitalism, silently and voluntarily unleashed upon each family by themselves via their satellite dishes and TV sets.

“What’s wrong with a little bit of entertainment?” Nothing, if all it wants to do is “entertain us” and distract us from our usually quite different reality a little bit, and get us away from thinking. It’s another story, though, if we’re lured into a different kind of thinking altogether, and being manipulated so we’ll act in a certain way that will cater to the goals of a certain powerful group of people.

Let’s have a look at the stuff they’re pushing on our bewildered, passive brains:

  1. First of all: Money Rules! – Happiness equals money. You’re a winner if you’ve got it, you’re a loser if you don’t. In stark contrast to what Jesus had to say about the issue…

  1. Fun rules. Even if you don’t have loads of money, it is still your “right” to have fun, and to get it whichever way. After all: you’re all just mutated little monkeys, right? So what other purpose could there be in life other than that?

  1. Youth rules. Adults are ogres, kids are innocent, charming little princes and princesses, and if you want to avoid being labeled a total a..h..e, you’d better spend the rest of your life bending over backwards to cater to every single wish of your little ones. (After all, it’s your own fault if you were dumb enough to have any in the first place…)

  1. Truth rules – NOT! It’s perfectly legitimate to lie and deceive in order to get what you want. That’s what their god has been doing from the beginning and what he’s best at, so how could his gospel ever preach anything else?

  1. Thou shalt kill! If you want to solve problems, a gun is the best and quickest way to do it. Whether it’s your girl cheating on you, or the stupid Christian kids in your school, the best thing you can do for the New World Order is steal your papa’s gun, mow them all down, so that we can finally convince the rest of the world how dangerous it is to have people able to defend themselves & alter gun laws to take them all away from you. (Following the old scheme of first tempting to commit evil in order to accuse afterwards.)

  1. America rules! It is beyond a shadow of a doubt that America is the greatest country ever* to have existed on the face of the earth, and any creature daring to insinuate otherwise is a terrorist and ought to be tortured to death.

  1. Oh yeah, did we mention it? Torture is legitimate! After all, you want to extract the necessary information from the “evildoers” so that we can eliminate them and liberate the rest of the world, ummm from their evil ways, of course, hehe.

  1. Discipline and order suck! If you don’t want to be an absolute moron, hated and spitted upon by the rest of the world, then for Ch…’s sakes, leave the rest of the world be and do whatever they damn please to (except for them America-hating terrorists, of course), but especially them young ones. After all, all they want is have a little fun, and … remember rule no.2: there is no other purpose in life.

  1. Jesus Christ is a bad word. You utter it whenever something dreadfully bad happens, you’re terribly upset, or you want to kill someone.

  1. Anyone who adheres to these moral codes and swallows this stuff is “good,” anyone who won’t isn’t and will wind up on the blacklist of all the superheroes in the world combined: Spiderman, Batman, the Incredible Hulk, Superman, George Bush… they’re all gonna come and get ya, and you gonna wish you hadn’t a messed wit dem!

How do I know all these things? Simple. I’ve watched enough movies. These, of course are only the top ten of hundreds of rules you learn to keep if you keep swallowing the wine of wrath & (Cali)fornication (as some have termed it). The attractive thing about them is that they’re not just some somber, stiff rules that make you go through life all dry and sober like a piece of sackcloth, but drunk as a skunk. The only disadvantage is the hangover the next morning, and the crude awakening to the dude waving the bill under your nose, demanding you pay the fiddler.



* (Which may have even been true, before its inhabitants allowed corrupt leaders and national pride to cheat them out of their integrity)

099 Love Reign Over Us


Last night we watched "Reign Over Me," the probably first serious movie with Adam Sandler in existence, or at least the first one I saw, and apart from being a wonderful character study (especially for those familar with the Enneagram), the movie addresses a few interesting points in regards to 9/11, some of which may even say more than the movie makers originally intended. Or perhaps that's just my interpretation of it, but as with everything in the world, I think it's up to each one of us and our individual perception, what we make of it, and learn from it, and I have made it clear elsewhere that I believe that the Almighty has placed more lessons all around us than most of us are willing to notice, even availing Himself of the creativity of our fellowmen to drive home points that they may not even have intended to (and that is nowhere as much as a reality as in the art of movie-making).

Sandler plays Charlie, a former dentist in New York who lost his wife and 3 children during the 9/11 so-called "attacks," which by a growing number of people around the world, and even Americans, are rather referred to as an "inside job." Charlie refuses to deal with his loss and ( - in the manner of the Enneagram's personality type SEVEN, whose driving force is defined by Enneagram authors Rohr and Ebert as "The Need to Avoid Pain," taken to the extreme), he refuses to remember what happened, and that he had a family at all, and reacts very aggressively to any third party attempts (such as those of his in-laws) to confront him with what happened.
The friendship of his former college room mate - with the help of a too-cute-to-be-real therapist (Liv Tyler) - very gradually pulls him out of this, and we watch how beautifully friendship and communication can change people's lives for the better.

The point which the blessed creators of this movie may not have intended to bring across, but nevertheless insists on jumping in my face (as I'm sure some readers would), is how Sandler's role portrays the refusal of the majority of the American public (as well as a substantial percentage of the rest of the Western populace) to deal with the realities behind 9/11. Although evidence abounds that the official version of 9/11 is as likely to have happened as the Twin Towers having been erected by an army of ants, in the typical fashion of pain-avoiding hedonists, most Americans refuse to face the facts of just how rotten to the core their government really is and how astray they're being led, willingly manipulated into one war after another and never-ending bloodshed, reacting quite aggressively to those who would try to confront them with the truth.

If there was any intention from the side of the movie's makers to bring across that sort of message at all, then the message would read on: "Give us time to deal with all of this in our own fashion!" The sad part of the real story is, time's running out! If time is money, as they always say, then it's definitely running out, and whether people want it or not, the truth is going to come crashing in on them, and already is, as things turn out to be never the same again on Wall Street and elsewhere around the world.
Today, little Mr. and Mrs. Jones may be pointing their fingers at the greedy stock brokers and shake their heads at them, "Tsk tsk, those greedy, naughty boys." But in a year from now the repercussions of what really happened here will have affected their lives to such an extent that there will be nobody there to shake their heads at, similar to the way it happened in 1930, a year after the first global stock market crash, which, it seems, is finally finding its match in the events unfolding before us right now.

Of course, way over 90% of the population vehemently refuse to acknowledge what's going on. They're choosing the blue pill (as in "The Matrix") every day: "Put me back to sleep and let me know none of all this!"

Well, just as dear Charlie in our movie eventually had to sit down and face the truth and reality of what happened, sooner or later that will have to be the case with everyone else. The only question is when and where; whether it will be in this life, or the next.

As far as I'm concerned, an integral and indispensable ingredient of love is truth, and without it, I wonder how real any of all that love is that people would like to reign over them, or if it's perhaps not just a bunch of good intentions paving their road to hell. If you want love to be real, you've got to have truth in it, and when that's the case, I'll agree: Let that love reign over all of us!

P.S.: Don’t get me wrong. It’s not like we don’t all do it. After all, what makes us watch movies by the dozens in the first place? We all like to get a break from reality, and it’s not like I can’t wait for all the gory stuff to happen, that’s awaiting the world, according to the Book of Revelation. I remember the first time I read it, I actually felt physically sick, the way Neo in the Matrix did, when he found out the truth about what the Matrix was, and what his life thus far had been…

But there’s a difference between being optimistic or positive and being na├»ve. It’s obvious, that basically we’re all wonderful and often can’t really be held to blame, because we simply don’t know any better. But there also comes the point when we should know better, because we have been told the truth, and it’s up to us to either accept or reject it, and I’m afraid that a lot of stuff is coming up around the bend that is going to test our love for how real it is, and I’d just advise anyone to fasten their seat belts.


Tuesday

098 Flatlander's Folly

In his article "A Nation of Flatlanders," Newsweek's Michael Hirsh correctly addresses a condition, which, I'm afraid, has been ailing his country for a little while longer than since the Bush administration.

While I thoroughly enjoyed the article (- myself having been aware of the "Flatland" concept since I was a wee lad of 13 - thanks to a spin-off on Edwin Abbot's "Romance of Many Dimensions" published in the 70s by David Berg -) to merely call the current hoodlum in Iraq someone's "folly," in my opinion is as blatantly failing to do the subject justice, as would be calling the Holocaust a "mishap" or "Hitler's blunder," and such a statement could only come from an American (who values foreign lives infinitely less than their fellow patriots'), and from someone who, although addressing a problem or spiritual disease, is himself currently a victim of the same, howbeit one of the exceptional kind who at least recognize the problem.

Last night we saw Peter Berg's "The Kingdom," probably one of the best portrayals ever, of the deeply rooted hatred between Americans and Muslims, and from the rational, "Flatlander's" point of view, one would reach the conclusion that religion is probably the most idiotic thing there is (right next to patriotism, but that's not the message the movie makers wanted to bring across). Only someone looking a little deeper, beyond the limits of their own finite dimensions of what is to be believed and accepted as "real" or not, can see the hands in the dark pulling the threads of manipulation, playing one party skillfully against another, creating what the Germans call a "Feindbild," an artificial image of your enemy in your mind, and in this case, achieving that the majority of rational people in the world will believe exactly that: Religion is the Enemy.


While the two opposing (artificially created) forces of communism and capitalism were ensuring the necessary tension and strife to cater to the unseen manipulators' agenda for half a century, the new culprit is religion, the last enemy to be overcome in order to achieve world peace within the glorious New World Order.


Without being aware of a plan that's unfolding in world history and recognizing that the "New World Order" was more than just a neat line Bush Sr. came up with (- probably long before Mr. Hirsh had his job with Newsweek -), what Bush Jr. and his potential successor are committing is merely a "folly."


In my opinion, it is a much larger folly to be as naive to assume such a thing.


It isn't just folly or plain stupidity to be pouring billions into a sinking ship called "The Economy," deemed "unsinkable" for decades, (despite the repetitive outcries of the prophets of doom since the 70s), because just like the future abolition of religion, Mr. Hirsh, it is the New World Order's cleverly devised plan and intention - not merely some poor dupe's "folly" - to abolish the other thing, even more important to (most) people than their religion: Cash!

The arquitects of the New World Order know that the only way the masses are going to relinquish their beloved churches (temples, Mosques, etc.) and paper money, is by proving to the entire world that both only create problems, and are a nuisance - a relic of the past, soon to be abolished.

Of course, they'll have a neat alternative handy and ready for each man, woman and child: a personal chip just for your right hand or forehead, as prophesied 2000 years ago, to get you what you want at the mall, plus, a taylor-made new world ideology to replace all pestering religions, including its own messiah, mahdi, savior or superman... whatever you wish to call him.


It's understood that no one voluntarily wants to face such a bleak outlook, if that's supposed to be the "guiding force" behind history and the glorious "extra-height" (as Abbot put it), or additional dimension, if that's all there is to it. The good news is that above and around the matrix of evil, there's yet another layer of truly divine and - for a change - benign purpose for mankind, and that's God's plan, "Matrix" or Kingdom, whatever you want to call it, which engulfs and only uses all lesser dimensions within it to teach the universe a lasting lesson with a happy ending.

You may be abolish religion, and with most of it, you'd probably be doing the world a favor. But you can't abolish God. And there IS One, you can bet your cash on it!

Monday

097 He Is Not a Jew

I've written quite a few things about why I think that the official, institutional version of Christianity is a fake, poor, plastic counterfeit of the real thing, and I never failed to make myself more unpopular with each one of those posts. But what I just discovered today is going to be even more controversial and unpopular for repeating it, and that is that what we call Judaism, or for that matter, the "Jewish Race" is just as much of a fake.

According to a former Zionist who changed his name from Friedman to Freedman, 90% of the people who call themselves "Jews" (a term, he insists, was coined in the late 18th century) are descendants of a war-mongering Finn-Turko tribe that populated a large area of modern day Russia, called the Khazars, who in the same fashion that Roman emperor Constantine adopted Christianity as the official state religion for Rome, adopted Judaism - or actually, Talmudism, which it ought to be termed more accurately, according to Freedman - as their religion of choice in the 700s, and just as the Roman alphabet was adopted by many European nations to put their language into writing, they adopted the Hebrew alphabet, thus creating the origins of the Yiddish language, which is apparently as different from Hebrew as Spanish from Swedish, and according to Freedman, you won't find a single Hebrew word in it.

According to Freedman, this makes the present occupants of the country currently called Israel only as legitimate and only as much "God's chosen people" as Christian clergy are drilled into brainwashing their flocks that they are.

Lately I've been contemplating for the first time what a dear Russian friend and brother told me a few years ago, that Putin could possibly the Antichrist. Back then I figured, "No way, dude." For one thing, the Bible describes the final world ruler before Christ's return as "a king of fierce countenance" (Daniel 8:23), and I always perceived Putin's face as a little too jolly to fit that description. But recently I read an article about Putin putting on "a grim face" when addressing his audience in England (I think), and "grim face" would pretty much be the modern translation of "fierce countenance."

But then I thought, hey, but he'd have to be a Jew, in order for the Jews to hail him as their Messiah, reinstitute their daily worship in the rebuilt temple, etc. (see John 5:43)...

But in the light of the facts that Benjamin Freedman revealed, namely that "Jew" is a coined phrase, similar to the coined term for artificial silk, which is "rayon," the concoction of which the author received a 25.000$ bonus for, I'd say, to hell with whether he's a "Jew" or not, and they - whoever "they" are in the first place, (if "they" are anything at all), probably might figure the same thing, as long as he gets them what they want - only to take it away from the 3 1/2 years later, that is...

It sort of gives a new, deeper meaning to what Jesus says in the Book of Revelation: "I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan" (Rev.2:9) - the original word for "Jews" then having been "Judeans," obviously. Or to what Paul meant when he said, "He is not a Jew which is one outwardly; ...But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly..." (Romans 2:28, 29), even though the Khazars weren't around then yet. Maybe he had a prophetic inkling. After all, he was pretty right on about what was going to befall the church... (2Timothy 4:3,4)

Freedman also gives a few examples from the Talmud, which is the magna carta that defines the belief of those who call themselves Jews, and if there is one quality about it in that it definitely surpasses any of the other major world religions, it would be the one one would term "anti-Christ."

Have you ever wondered why - if the "Jews" are supposedly a Semitic "race," meaning, descendants of Noah's son Shem (that's where the word Semitic comes from), like the Arabic and some Asian nations, probably including American Natives, most of them don't look the least bit like it, but are as white as Mr. and Mrs. Jones? Well, here's the answer: they're not. Most people who call themselves Jews today are not actual descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (descendants of Shem, and thus legitimate Semites by race), but descendants of the Eastern European tribe named Khazars (descendants of Noah's son Japheth, like all other Europeans), whose king one fine day simply chose to convert to the religion of the Judeans.

This makes the Palestinians' claim to Palestine more legitimate than that of its present occupants, because they - unlike most of their invaders - are at least descendants of Abraham, and legitimate Semites.

But all that doesn't really matter. If you choose the god of this world for your boss, he'll take good care of you and he'll supply you with all that which Jesus refused when he tempted Him, namely this world's riches, and money speaks louder than blood. If you've got the dough and you're on the right side, you can be anything you like to be.

So, if Putin one day decides, "What the heck, I'm going to be the friggin' Antichrist," all he'd have to do would be to convert to Judaism, since it's common knowledge now that there isn't really largely any such thing as a legitimate "Jew" by race anyway, and he could give'em their temple, their worship, and still manage to somehow make things right for the Palestinians and Muslims somehow - for a change...

Another biblical description of the Antichrist is that he's "a little horn (king)... more stout than his fellows." I originally thought in order to be "stout" you'd have to be tall and tough. But you can be relatively small and tough and still be "stout," and I think that's precisely what Putin is: Definitely more "stout" than his predecessors since "We will bury you" Khrushchev, and certainly more so than any of his string-for-a-backbone peers in the current political scenario.

As far as acting in an Antichrist manner, Putin has already made clear what he thinks of Christianity of any other kind than that of the Russian Orthodox church by his tough restrictions on missionary activities in Russia, practically banning all other faiths, perhaps giving his countrymen a little foretaste of the future "war on the saints"?

Finally, here's another little wild theory: If "Babylon the Great," of Revelations 17 and 18, the great city that in one hour will be destroyed, is in fact - as I believe - the U.S., or at least its spiritual capital, New York (according to Freedman the world capital not only of Captialism, but also of Zionism), then it would be a curious symbolic repeat performance of the present day "dual kingdom" of Medvedev and Putin's Russia, symbolized by a bear, just like the dual kingdom of Medo-Persia, to conquer modern day Babylon in similar fashion as its ancient counterpart.

It seems to be giving greater weight to the symbolism and deeper meaning behind destroying Babylon the Prostitute that in doing so, it will be the wiping out of not just one fake religion, but two. Two spiritual prostitutes under one roof, claiming to be the brides of the true God, when in reality worshiping Mammon all along...

The Medo-Persians conquered Babylon by stealth and wit, not by sheer "We are the champions" type of brawn and muscle power. They entered the Babylonian capital via its sewage systems and caught the partying Babylonian king by surprise. From all I can tell right now, it should be a piece of cake for someone like Putin to outwit the probably dumbest nation on earth and put an end to the party they're having at the expense of the rest of the world.

The current U.S. threats and touting of manhood size reminds me of the scene in "Little Big Man," one of my favorite movies of all times, in which Custer asks Little Big Man (Dustin Hoffman in his best role ever) whether he should go down to his "last stand" and fight the Indians. He was going to do the opposite of whatever the known traitor was going to tell him. And he answered something to the extent of, "You go down there and there's going to be Inidans down there you wish you hadn't messed with, not just women and children..." (like the kind it's easy to shoot from Iraqui roof tops) "...and you're going to get your butt kicked!"

Personally, I can't wait for history to repeat itself.

So, give the fake Jews their fake messiah who's going to turn on them and kick theirs, too. As far as I can see it, if McCain wins the coming election, this whole show is going to go down within a few short years.



Download Arthur Koestler's Book on this Topic for free: The Thirteenth Tribe


P.S.: In order to give the other side of the issue a fair chance to be heard as well, here’s a link to a site by someone who states that Jews inhabited Europe long before the 8th century, among other factors which make Freedman’s estimate of 90% look rather exaggerated.

Tuesday

096 All That Glitters Is Not Gold


Can you blame anyone for refusing to subscribe to Christianity these days? With some of the biggest culprits & perpetrators of evil posing as Christians, including some of the greatest dorks this world has ever seen running entire superpowers, and the majority of believers falling for their scheme & voting for them... I can't.

On the other hand, what are you really buying into when you join an average Christian church, these days? Does it even remotely resemble the life-style of Christendom's Founder and His original followers, or is it just some artificial mock-up of the real thing, just as you get a made-in-America mock-up of nearly everything else on the planet?

No, I'm not blasting Christianity, I'm just trying to make you aware that there is a counterfeit version of the Real Thing around that everyone's buying into, that's poisonous. Not all that glitters is gold.

I've written before about how I perceive some outstanding Muslims or Hindus to have been greater saints or even better "Christians" than the majority of their officially pious & cross-flaunting counterparts, but I'm coming across more and more situations in real life that seem to confirm my theory that God doesn't judge you by your tag.

Of course, we Christians have the excuse that the Devil's on our trail and works a lot harder at stopping us from being good than perhaps the average Joe who has no reputation or standard to defend. But then it seems like an awful lot of us Christian soldiers aren't very much of a bunch of fighters. We have big mouths & think we're the greatest, sort of like the U.S. Army in little tiny 3rd World countries. But when it comes to really fighting a real foe we turn chicken & run, deserting our friends who bought into our "We'll defend you from the bad guys" lines, when all we were interested in was their resources & 30 pieces of silver.

No wonder the Chinese are laughing at the elections in America, just as they're probably laughing at the Western plastic version of Christianity. They've seen real Christians refusing to deny their faith for decades in their own prisons, and they can tell the difference between real fighters and a bunch of big-mouthed pussies (in the sense of little kittens - no offense!)...


As long as Christians in the world are at large more selfish and materialistic than their Hindu counterparts, more idolatrous in the worship of the things made or bought by their own hands than any Muslim, and greater opponents and obstacles to peace than the Buddhist population of the world, faith in Christ will never be an attractive alternative to members of other religions.
As long as Christians, in their actions are living a lie that brings death to the world, we'll have a hard time convincing them that Jesus is indeed the "Way, the truth and the life."

Sunday

095 Freedom's Just Another Word for...

There's a seemingly insignificant line in an old song written by Kris Kristofferson, made popular by the Sixties Legend Janis Joplin, that has turned out to be a revelation of truth, proven time and again: "Freedom's just another word for 'nothing left to lose'" sings the chorus of "Bobby McGee."

Since we get to play for a lot of well-to-do people, and sometimes for the extremely wealthy, it has been our observation that if what Kristofferson wrote there is true, that the free people must live somewhere else.

Last night we observed another confirmation of Bobby McGee's profound truth, as we played in the luxurious home of a prestigious artist, towering over a spectacular view of the probably most beautiful part of the lake of Constance with a garage full of century old cars, each of which worth a multiple sum of all our meager possessions put together.

It's funny, though, that once you get to know enough of this sort of extravaganza, it pitifully ceases and fails to impress at some point, especially when it becomes apparent that the essence of what really constitutes a rich and fulfilled life is missing from the picture of such abundance.

Most rich people we've had the pleasure to play for so far, usually made an effort to at least try to create an air of equality between themselves and their staff, or any other human beings from strata of society less materially blessed, but that effort was being purposely avoided in this situation, apparently with the intention to impress the laden guests all the more, which gave the unbiased observer the slight impression that perhaps slavery has not been abolished yet down here in the south of Germany.

It gets one thinking. Where is the point where people start building walls of separation between themselves and other humans that set them apart from them, as something - exclusively in their own minds - "better" than their fellowman? What is the sum that one needs to own that entitles them to the claim of being on a higher level than those other, "mere mortals?" - Because it's obvious that such semi-gods deem themselves immortal, or at least they behave in such a way that they would never expect having to stand before their Creator at any point, Who, as it is written, is no respecter of persons, and does not have any preferences based on material criteria.

Maybe "the love of money is the root of all evil" because it's the primary building material for the pride of life that erects those walls around us. After all, it's usually rich people who send their subjects off to kill their fellowman in other countries, and - as it usually turns out - not at all for the noble reasons they claimed their war was necessary for...

It's not that it's wrong or a sin to be rich, but what matters is what your money makes you become, and whether one has the maturity to keep in mind that no amount of possessions will make a difference between themselves and others that will last. Obviously, it takes some folks less to get to the point where they think themselves better than others and separate themselves from "the rest of the mob," or elevate themselves to some self-erected mental shrine of some sacred state above the crowd, and I find it helpful to regularly remind myself of Kris Kristofferson's little piece of wisdom and ask myself, how free am I today? What have I got to lose today?

There's an old German fairy-tale called "Hans im Glueck" (roughly translated "Lucky Jack" or "Hans in Luck"), about a boy who finds out that the more he possesses, the more miserable he becomes, and that the way to happiness is giving it all away. Of course, like most people, I detested that story as a kid. Before I learned the lesson from "Bobby McGee," that is, which happened rather recently.

Jesus put it like this: "A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth." Or in modern English: "Your life does not consist of the bunch of things you own." In fact, a life that consists exlusively of the value of the material things one possesses always turns out to be an empty life, an "empty shell, groomed and fed so well..."

One would think that we, the enlightened society of the 21st century would have grasped such basics of life by now, but since that's obviously not the case, I'm afraid it only proves just how enlightened we really are...

"What would it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul?" Jesus asked 2000 years ago. The answer is, obviously: nothing. The same amount that would have ensured your happiness during your life-time. So, it all comes back around to nothing. The only difference is whether you'll fall for the illusion of "something" or even "a whole lot," or not.