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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

15. Social Liberalism

It is in the recognition of growth and change that we become more at ease with life as we know it. There are many aspects of life that are common to all men in their knowing of mankind and of nature, however, the more specific one gets into the knowing of mankind and nature, the less common the knowledge known to all.

Common knowledge and common sense are truly not so common anymore mainly as a result of the diversity of belief systems, along with the advancements in science and technology, that have been integrated into our American society. What is common, or, common sense, to me is not so common to a man with a completely different and diverse cultural background. The adverse is also true, what is common to another man, may, or may not be, common to me. The knowledge of mankind works that way in culture and in environment.

However, does the structure of the common change so drastically in nature? Life, growth, change, and death occurs to us all. It is in the order of nature that there are, truly, commonalities of thought and being that we all know things as they are, or, ought to be. It is in this order of nature and of things that tells us in our conscience that life is good, or, is supposed to be, and that violence and murder are wrong. It should not be easy, or common, to kill another human being, any more so than it is to strike another with a fist. Anger is common to us all, but our response to anger is not so common.

The need for food, clothing, and shelter is common to us all, but how we obtain these basic necessities is not common, save that of work, and even that is not common anymore. Diverse belief systems have changed commonalities at the root of mankind and even at the root of nature. It is what a man believes that guides his life and, as a leader, what guides his home, his community, and his nation. If he believes that the provision of food, clothing, and shelter should come from the work of his hands, or his mind, then that has been as common to man since the garden of Eden. If another man believes that his provision for food, clothing, and shelter should come at the expense of another without any use of his hands, or mind, that being work; then he believes that he has a providential right to take from the one who has and give it to himself or give it to another one in need who also refuses to work. This be the commonplace sense of the thief, the slothful, and the liberal.

"But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you; nor did we eat any one's bread free of charge, but worked with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example of how you should follow us. For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat."
                                                              2 Thessalonians 3:6-10 (NKJV)

Nature tells us that the man who did not work for his gain does not understand the value of the gain, nor does he understand the value of the expense that someone else paid for that gain. Gain does not simply materialize, as some preach, but comes at the expense of another. It is the ebb and flow of capitalism, socialism, communism, and thievery.

If a man has obtained a leadership position and the ensuing power that comes along with it and yet, has not paid the price through work, sacrifice, and experience, or gained the knowledge and wisdom required regarding that leadership position, that man does not understand the value of his position and will rule unjustly and ignorantly as a result. Truly, there are rank amateurs in all walks of life in leadership over us.

It is these inane leaders who, seemingly, have attained much with little, or, no effort, that espouse their belief systems onto their masses. If one believes that he does not have to work for what he has been given, he will teach others to do the same. If I believed that, then, it would only seem right that my kind should be as I am only to the extent that everyone should be equal, but not equal to me because, after all, I am their leader and they owe me for the gain that I have taken from others and given it to them so that everyone is equal, except me, of course, because I am their leader and I continue to take from others to make the others equal and the others give to me more power and more gain that I can disperse because I am the leader and I know how to take from others to make all equal, except me, of course, I just get rich.

This is the cause of the social liberalist. Strangely enough, however, the social liberalist believes that this is the cause of the capitalist. The view of the liberalist is skewed and obscured, though, because he has not seen the creation, growth, and change as the effects of work, but, rather sees prosperity and success as an opportunity to take from the rich and give to the poor at the expense of the creator/worker. The social liberalist is the opportunist who sees the blessing of a creator, calls it his own, and, then disperses it to others for his own personal gain.

In nature, this is known as theft, nothing more and nothing less. God has shown us Himself that the child of a monarch has no place on the seat of a throne.

"But it is not so much the absurdity as the evil of hereditary succession which concerns mankind. Did it ensure a race of good and wise men it would have the seal of divine authority, but it opens a door to the FOOLISH, the WICKED, and the IMPROPER, it hath in it the nature of oppression. Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed to the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions."      (Thomas Paine, Common Sense, Thomas Paine Collection, Forgotten Books, pp. 15-16)

The social liberalist presumes the right of leadership as divine just as the son of a monarch presumes himself upon a throne.

"... (Perception is common to everyone, so it is easy and in no way a mark of wisdom.) Further, with regard to every science, we think a man wiser the more accurate he is and the more he can tell us about causes. Then, among the sciences, we hold one that is desirable for its own sake and for the sake of knowledge to be more truly wisdom than one that is desirable only for what follows from it, and the one that involves the giving of directions as more so than any that is subordinate to it; for the wise man ought not to be given instructions, he ought to give them, and he ought not to obey anyone else, someone less wise than he should obey him." 
(Aristotle, The Philosophy of Aristotle, Metaphysics, Signet Classics, p.18)

And so it is in the obverse side of nature and the true order of things we see children leading parents and children becoming leaders in our communities, our churches, and in our government. How unfortunate we are that we are left with the blind leading the blind while the rest of the world watches with disdain and horror, and still others waiting on opportunity.

We need wise men leading us who have paid the price for the leadership they desire and we all will be the wiser for it.

"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan."    (Proverbs 29:2, NKJV)     


     

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

14. The Power of Perspective

     "It is our needs that interpret the world; our drives and their For and Against. Every drive is a kind of lust to rule; each one has its perspective that it would like to compel all the other drives to accept as a norm."  (Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will To Power, Vintage Books, page 267).
     Nietzsche goes on to say, "Against positivism, which halts at phenomena - 'There are only facts'  - I would say: No, facts is precisely what there is not, only interpretations. We cannot establish any fact "in itself": perhaps it is folly to want to do such a thing." (p.267).

     Whether this be true, or not, is this where we all dwell?

     It is in the accusatory state that we deem our brothers and sisters in prejudice. For to deal in prejudice is to deal a judgment without entertaining all of the evidence - the facts. If there are no facts, only interpretations, then, the law will side with the best interpreter. "'Everything is subjective,' you say; but even this is interpretation. The 'subject' is not something given, it is something added and invented and projected behind what there is. - Finally, is it necessary to posit an interpreter behind the interpretation? Even this is invention, hypothesis." (Nietzsche, p. 267).

     Are any humans capable of knowing truth? If truth is things as they really are, albeit the 'reality', are any of us capable of re-telling reality to our neighbor without prejudice? Is it possible to purview the totality of a truth from our perspective of the world? Do we realize our lot, our position, in life?
     Do we realize our predilections? The majority of us dwell in vast predilection. We come to each other with our ideas as congealed salad. It is premade with our favorite ingredients and set to jell in the refrigerator. We, then, present it to our 'guests' as a concoction that they are to sit down and eat, not realizing and not caring that the ingredients are repulsive to the guests. Our words are morsels to the ears, to the hearts of mankind, and have become tainted as meat turns after days of sitting.
    
     If I desire for someone to listen to me, what does that say of myself?

     Who are you, oh man, that anyone should listen to what you have to say? Is your truth consummate of reality? Or, are the listeners getting a strange concoction of perspective and interpretation of what one man has seen and relating? Is it possible for the listener to hear without self-interpretation? Do you expect your listeners to think while you speak? Is there any relative knowledge at work in the sound waves coming from your breath?

     Honestly, I have a hard time growing grass in my yard at home. By the time summer rolls around I see that I can't even grow grass right. My neighbors seem to be able to. However, they use a tremendous amount of fertilizer on their lawns. They really pile on the fertilizer and the more they pile it on, the greener the grass gets.

     Whether it be embellishment, or manure, in the eyes of God, it is all the same. Truth does not need embellishment, perspective relishes in it.
Have the best tort lawyers become our legislators? Do we believe what we believe as a result of investigation and education, or, do we simply believe what we are told? The undereducated are morsels to the demagogue.

     dissolution - the act or process of dissolving: as
     a: separation into component parts
     b: 1) decay, disintegration. 2) death
     c: termination or destruction by breaking down, disrupting, or dispersing
     d: the dissolving of an assembly or organization
     e: liquefaction
     (Merriam Webster Dictionary)

     truth - 'What ever you say it is'.

     Who, or, what, is behind this dissolution of truth? Are our leaders, our Presidents and Kings merely pawns?

    

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

13. The Dissolution of Truth

     The dissolution of truth is a social construct resulting from the annihilation of the absolute leading to immoral social decay. The powers over the liberal agenda use the immorality to further their means towards socialistic a priori (knowledge known implicitly within the group).
     There are no absolutes. Their truth is fiction, untenable, and unexplainable. All are distractions from the undercurrent of the soul of America's destruction. The leaders are refractory, compelled by their selfish greed for power and deluded by their beliefs. Their views are supported by their need to control all and replace truth and reality with their versions of perceptions.
     Their leaders are unaccountable and uncooperative. They blame others for their actions, or, their lack of action. They are not responsible and lead others to persecute the opposition for holding them accountable and/or merely having opposing beliefs.
     ".... a persecutor is an abominable character. Wherefore those who allow of perfect immateriality, without comprehending it, should have tolerated those who rejected it, because they did not comprehend it. Those who have refused God the power of animating the unknown being called matter, should have also tolerated those who have not dared to divest God of His power; for it is very scandalous to hate one another for syllogisms."  (Voltaire, The Ignorant Philosopher, The Works of Voltaire, p. 455).
     The leading of others to hate with racial hate leads only to more and more racism leading ultimately to division and even violence. The leading of others to despise another's beliefs and so despise the person to hatred who believes differently than you is abhorrent. This, too, is a distraction from the power they wield over their populace to manipulate them to move to action from what is actually in their (the leaders) hearts.
     Their views are implacable as they enrich themselves at the expense of the entire populace while impoverishing the people that support their beliefs. They live in denial to the perception that everyone that follows them should live as they do, but cannot, because the leaders have become enriched while the followers have become poorer. 
     They lead a generation of people who live for handouts of power, wealth of varying types, rights to live immorally, housing, food, and, now, health insurance. They give away what is not theirs to give and benefit from the financial and social theft of the future of our children. 
     They have to abolish truth and reason as truth and reason cannot exist in the place of promiscuity. Thus, the dissolution of truth, is the foundation of the social construct of the liberal agenda and their way of thought. Perhaps it is easier understood to view the liberal agenda thinker as the child who becomes the voracious bully on the school playground taking more and more ground for his own and dares the others to do something about it. And I, like many other right thinkers have acquiesce to their way and modes of operation, like the pouters on the playground who want to run and tell the teacher about the bully. The teacher says, 'Take care of it yourself.'
     And that is what needs to be done. Stand your ground, no more taking over.
Come together as they have and stand your ground.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

12. The Purpose of Indoctrination

What is the purpose of indoctrination?

1) Proselytize the mind
2) Capture the mind
3) Churn the mind
4) Change the ideologies in the systems, beginning with the government to exude power over the educational system.
5) Train up the young adults to train up the children according to the pervasive ideology.

     Governmental, educational, and religious systems are not concrete. These systems are made up of and led by men and women with their own belief systems.
     Leaders teach teachers to teach ideology. People teach what they are and what they believe even though they might not ever teach it from a book. It is the ideologies, philosophies, and belief systems that rule the airwaves, the offices, the classrooms, and the pulpits. "Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life."  (Proverbs 4:23, NKJV).
     It is what is inside of man that heals, or kills, that unites, or divides. It is what is inside of a man to love, or to hate, to define, or to be misaligned. It is in the heart of men to believe any given philosophy and to create their own belief system according to the tenure of themselves in relation to their family, culture, education, and religious preferences. Everyone believes in something.
These four: family, culture, education, and religion are all inputs and influences. Does the government have a right to rule these four areas of influence?
     The lack of family creates a greater dependency on the other influences. Culture includes, but is not limited to: human interaction in the speaking, listening, and behavioral domain in the immediate and the intermediate peripheral human relationships. In our season of time, cultural relationships have increasingly become more important to the self and more influential to the self than the family when the family allows the culture rule over the home and, at times, the culture invades the home at the behest of someone in the home.
     Most people desire to be a part of a group of like-minded people. The heart desires and will submit to the cultural like-minded philosophy that lies at the doorstep and knocks repeatedly to come in to the minds of our children through the media, entertainment, sports, and peer opportunity. The belief system of the given philosophy defines its own words. For example, there is a philosophy today that says in order for me to prove my love for my god, I must hate the unbelievers. Love, then, is determined by my level of hate. Hate for others is love for my god. How well I hate is how well I love my god. I am true to my god by my faithfulness to my hating the infidels, who happens to be anyone who does not believe what I believe. This is the writer's understanding of the mind of the terrorist and what they interpret their writings to command.
     This philosophy is resolute and believes it is absolute truth. Can there be more than one absolute truth? In my research, one dictionary had ten definitions of the word - absolute, which, seem to be congruous within the context and four multi-faceted definitions of truth, (Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, G & C Merriam Company). Another online source had twenty-eight philosophies, or, theories, of truth. (Wickipedia). It is no wonder that the thought of absolute truth would be relegated as another antiquated and ridiculous idea.
     The mind of the child is proselytized everyday by what its family, or the lack of family, allows. Whatever comes into the home, or the classroom, goes into the mind of the child. The input does not vaporize, it is stored and churned.
     Systems will do whatever is necessary to deliver their beliefs into the minds of the children. The variations of principles are dispersed throughout the varying streams of media, entertainment, and human interactions so that the diversity of America, seemingly one of its greatest attributes, will become its demise. The plethora of diversity in America, if left unchecked, will be its eventual downfall and submission to a more unified authority.
     What we are continuing to teach our children:
1) If you can learn to bounce, throw, or kick a ball better than anyone else, you can make millions of dollars. We make the players of children's sports and games gods in our nation.
2) If you can sing, or dance better than the other person can sing, or dance, again, you can make millions of dollars. Entertainment rules.
3) Do whatever you have to do to win.
4) Give me your money and God will pay you back.
5) If I have large numbers of people following me, I am right and I am successful.
6) As long as I am sincere to what I believe, that's all that matters.
7) If I can lie to you about what is, or is not, and get away with it, I can cheat you out of your money, play you for the fool, and blame you for it.
8) Hustling stolen goods is rewarded with money and notoriety whether the stolen goods be the possession of another by way of an object, a dollar, a life, or a love.
9) Divorce is a way of life and the ultimate end of marriage. Divorce is used as the way to handle conflict and disagreement.
10) Instant gratification is a necessary way of life and the virtues of patience and self-control are a vapor.
11) The absence of the father in the home is increasingly becoming the usual and customary and the sons learn to despise women and their daughters learn promiscuity. Boys walk in the way of their fathers.
12) Trade the permanent best for the immediate pleasure.
13) Borrow as much money as you can to create the appearance of wealth.
14) Police solve crimes and catch murderers and thieves in less than an hour.
15) Politicians tell you what they want you to tell you to make you feel better about them. Truth is irrelevant.

What are we teaching our children, or allowing our children to be vicariously taught by others?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

11. The Subversion of Truth

     The evolution of the thoughts expressed by many of today's political leaders are as graduated lines emanating from an unknown source towards the absolute, rather than emanating from. The gradual force lines must come from the absolute, otherwise, the pervasive perversion of perception becomes the pernicious incarceration of the mind to only believe 'what I tell you and if you differ from what I say, you are unworthy'. Lies and perceptions demand autonomy, truth doesn't have to, it just is. The refusal to tell the truth is blatant within the domain.
     Submission to authority is demanded in government as well as truth. Where there is no submission to the governing authorities, there is always the most definite probability of subjugation. Government demands to govern; it believes that it is its inherent right and domain. Truth is ultimate and will ultimately prevail over all governments.
     In the season of evolution, truth is questioned and subverted. The multiplication of thought disguised as truth, or, even as facts, arises from the midst as vapor in the atmosphere. It is then transmogrified to fall as rain into the hearts and minds of men. Words spoken with authority like seeds sown by a sower are allowed to be sent into the atmosphere to change men's minds from what is supposed to be to what the leader has chosen it to be. Thought becomes reversed. What is not absolute becomes the believable.
     Absolute truth makes no such demand of subjugation. Absolute truth is. It has not moved; it has not changed. It does not require defending.
     The transmogrified lines of perceptions and suppositions have splintered casting their wares towards the minds of the children with intolerance towards the absolute. The ONE absolute remains covered in layers of thoughts, words, and deeds confessed by the souls of men transfixed on themselves and the desire of the vapor.
     Men, as directed by the seeds of the vapor, think thoughts of a new way, a new order; change from what is. But change to what? The seeds are planted in fertile soil, layered over and fertilized by the mortifying of the absolute. Man is momentarily fulfilled by facile frivolities of the mind offered up as the latest truth of the day delivered during free press conferences. Not-a-leader leading the leaderless into eventual ditches of despair.
     Reparations are incalculable as infinity is to stupidity for the problems created by the misled not-a-leaders. These so-called leaders who choose to be misled by the divine providence of their minds characterize this season of time and we are the worse for it. I am admonished to pray for those in authority over me, God certainly knows best.   

10. The Power of Agreement

     My inaction towards what I believe to be inconsequential leads me to busy myself with the things of the day that I believe that are of consequence and that I must put my hands to. This is how most of us live our lives. We do what we feel is necessary, whether we want to do it, or not. This may include going to work, cleaning our home, paying our bills, taking care of our lawn, spending time with our families, spending time alone with God, and so on. We Americans have things to do. The majority of us educate ourselves through schooling and through personal care, but we cannot know all things at all times, that is impossible. We rely on teachers, preachers, counselors, friends, and media of all sorts, to tell us what is necessary for the day's news and education.
     Because we cannot know all things at all times, the trust that we put into our government leaders, our preachers, and the media to tell us the truth about our local, state, and national circumstances is for certain changing, but we still want to trust people in the expectation of them telling us the truth.
     If we do not educate ourselves with relative knowledge, we really do not know if our leader is telling us the truth. When is the last time we read the Bible? When is the last time we read, and had a clear understanding of the Constitution of the United States? Have we ever read the constitution? Have we ever read the Declaration of Independence, or, have we relied upon others to tell us their version of these documents? Have we ever read a book by one of the framers of our nation and read what they meant by their writings? Have we educated ourselves so that we can have a valued conversation with another person regarding these documents, or do we simply talk about what we have been told by a leader, or the media, what these documents say? 
     My belief about the inconsequential things is almost as dangerous as ignorance. Ignorance regarding these documents is as plentiful as sand. Those who believe they have the educated, upper hand have the knowledge, or, are supposed to have the knowledge to teach the masses. It is supposed to be inherent for a teacher/leader to speak the truth about what is concerning any of these documents in order to relay a proper foundation for Americans to move in. This needs to be a conversation, rather than an arrogant indoctrination. How do I know what you say is true? The leader with the greater knowledge is susceptible to either telling the truth, or, becoming an uncommon force by his persuasive manipulation of the truth. In this instance, the greater knowledge may, or, may not contain truth, for its relativism to the things of the day will force its existence onto the ignorant.
     Those ignorant to uncommon forces will be subjected to the things of the day. Ignorance has nothing to do with race. The relativistic uncommon force will propagate its views on a divided foe. The power of agreement rules supremely.
The reward of agreement is granted to the loyal. Loyalty to the agreed upon transcends factual truth. Thus the agreed upon ideology becomes the relative truth of the day. An example of this is when a President tells his people that the Supreme Court does not have the authority to overturn a law. He knows what he is saying is not true, but do others that he is speaking to know that? Hence personal perception becomes reality, therefore whatever is real, must be true.
In the case of uncommon forces, my personal perception equals truth... 'my truth'.
     "Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, 'If you abide in My Word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.'"  (John 8:31-32, NKJV).
     I have often heard the love of God interpreted according to personal perception along with the idea that the person is set free by truth...this, usually being relegated to 'any' truth. There is quite an internal emotional impact exhibited when a person believes something to be true, accepts it as fact, and then confesses the 'believed truth' as fact.
     If I believe as the antinomian, that faith alone is necessary to salvation and that I am not bound by any further moral law, then I stop short of the whole truth of the Gospel of Jesus, for He also said, "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed." (John 8:36, NKJV). My freedom comes by being 'in' Him, not outside of Him. My freedom comes from abiding 'in' His Word. Abiding in Him is how I know truth, the whole truth.
     The antinomian effect transcends our culture today when a perceived homosexual can believe that he has salvation in Christ, and yet permitted, according to his own belief system, to be free from any moral law that would be fundamental to the absolute truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He, then, becomes agreed with like others who believe as he believes and considers himself right because he has created his own truth but is actually exhibiting a lack of knowledge of the whole counsel of God.
     There is an afterlife where men will be judged according to their beliefs and what they have taught others to believe. The propagation of beliefs to the less knowledgeable is supremely great in the eyes of God. We will be held accountable for what we teach ourselves, our families, and others to believe, and, if followed by agreement with others, we will either celebrate in jubilation, or, suffer the consequences in eternity for these beliefs. I would pray that all would celebrate, but, I know that that is not to be the case.
     It is past time to carefully examine what we agree to.  
       

Monday, April 2, 2012

9. The Riptide of Inconsequentiality

     If the reflexive domain is not built on truth and reality, then its foundation is built on the lesser than. Speculation, supposition of thought, generational loss, and the intimidating factor of the oppressed mind are typical building blocks of the domain's repose. When I do not have to tell the truth, then I can simply plant a seed thought and allow the thought to do its work.
     Knowing that we reap what we sow, our words become the seeds of our future. The sower continues to reap what he sows and sows what he reaps. If the sower sows seeds of speculation in the marketplace, or the political spectrum, there is the great probability that what he says will come to fruition and then he can capitalize on the supposition of thought propagated by the media. Supposition of thought is a predisposed belief system overlaid by conjecture and presented as the truth.The media is the wind, and it bloweth where it listeth....the receptors are the proselytes' ears that are to carry the seeds of speculation to the mangers for their minds to feed off of until their hands give their wallets back to the sower.
     Jesus said that we would always have the poor among us; we have the foolish as well. If I do not learn from my father, my teachers, or, my own teaching from reading the wisdom of the ages, then I am left to the device of the domain to be used and abused. We must teach our children well to avoid the generational losses of spiritual truth, education, financial management, the importance of the family, and what are the true order of things. Generational loss includes each passing and subsequent generation believing less, or, believing differently than their fathers. The formidable foes of time, distraction, and wrong teaching moves minds from the original source. If we do not teach our children well what we know explicitly to be true, the domain will gradually steal their hearts, minds, and wallets for the furtherance of its kingdom.
     The oppressed mind is the enemy of free will. Very little can be accomplished with an oppressed mind.
     It is what we believe to be inconsequential that is destroying what we have always believed would be with us. If we do not love our spouses truly, then the domain knows what to give them in a time of need or of pain. If we believe our deepest beliefs to be inconsequential through the non-practice of our beliefs, our children will not make the transfer. Have your beliefs been transferred to your children? What do your children believe? The domain is waiting for them. Generational loss is gradual and deadly. The non-practice of the truths we hold dear are decaying keys to doors we need to keep open.
     It is as though we say to our children, 'Go play in the ocean,' as we watch from the shore. We lie back on the sand in the debtors repose and close our eyes to rest a bit from our responsibilities while our children step further out into the waves and the currents that they do not perceive is waiting for them. They wade further out trying to swim, just having fun, just having fun. Little do they know, the riptide is beneath and is stronger than the mightiest of the strong. 'If I just swim with the riptide, I can swim out of it,' they think as they have been taught. They struggle and become frightened. It is their fear and the fear of the tide and its strength that pulls them under. Swim wide and not against, remove and swim wide. Swim with the tide and remove so slowly what you have so quickly enjoined.
     Some are lost in the riptide of inconsequentially. Some make it back, never to venture in the water again. What we believe to be inconsequential will have its reckoning day. You must spend time with your children and teach them well. You must stop spending money. . .  
     Our times are not inconsequential. Why our Father has placed us here has a purpose and a meaning. Find out what that is and do not let it go. What you have been given is life. Live it! And do not allow the domain to dominate your mind or the minds of your children. Find out what truth is and live in that truth.      

8. The Propensity of the Pawn

Pawn - 1. A chess piece of lowest value...
           2. A person or an entity used to further the purposes of another.
           (Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam Webster)

     A pawn, in the social sense, is also known as a tool, instrument, toy, puppet, dupe, or a stooge. How does your leader view you?
     The test of a leader can also be performed by asking a few simple questions that deserve honest answers:
What do you really think about your followers?
How do you feel about the people that follow what you have to say?
     The discernment of pretense is often difficult. "Pious pretence, not hypocrisy (a hypocrite is one who tries to live a two-fold life of his own ends and succeeds), but a desperately sincere effort to be right when we know we are not." (Oswald Chambers, p. 1468).
     Pretenders and hypocrites are usually revealed in this life. It is of the most extreme difficulty to fool all of the people all of the time. How the leader truly regards his constituency is not commonly reflected in the immediate. New leaders breed new auras; new ideas; new concepts; adrenaline and dopamine. He knows this and is aware that he thinks he is somebody. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a leader with a specific calling, purpose, and destiny. But, does he believe that his followers have an equal calling, purpose, and destiny?
     Does the leader realize his relationship to other men in this earth based on:

"...these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness: that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness..."  ( A Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson Writings, p. 19).

     Does the leader believe that he is a man among men, or does he believe that he is a king among pawns? The propensity of the common man is recognized to himself, for he knows his lot, and his desire to change his stars. It was the case with the acknowledgement of Thomas Paine who declared equality among men when he stated, "Mankind being originally equals in the order of creation, the equality could only be destroyed by some subsequent circumstance; the distinctions of rich, and poor, may in great measure be accounted for, and that without having recourse to the harsh ill sounding names of oppression and avarice. Oppression is often the consequence, but seldom or never the means of riches; and though avarice will preserve a man from being necessitously poor, it generally makes him too timorous to be wealthy. But there is another and greater distinction for which no truly natural or religious reason can be assigned, and that is, the distinction of men into KINGS and SUBJECTS. Male and female are the distinctions of nature, good and bad the distinctions of heaven; but how a race of men came into the world so exalted above the rest, and distinguished like some new species, is worth enquiring into and whether they are the means of happiness or misery to mankind."  (Thomas Paine, Thomas Paine Collection, Common Sense, Forgotten Books, p. 10).
     In the writing of the Declaration of Independence, this writer believes that when Thomas Jefferson penned that all men are created equal, he was referring to that of KINGS and SUBJECTS, not the plethora of ignorance that exudes itself amongst the populace today. The reflexive domain of the monarchy displays beliefs that exemplify man's perceived differences in kingship, lordship, noblemen, and commoners. These are all man created ideas by the 'heathen', as Mr. Paine expressed, not by God, as some believe, for the soul purpose of governing the way a chosen man chooses to govern. Men trying to live as kings make grave attempts to justify their internal beliefs that their followers are merely pawns sent to him to use for his own purposes. I see this in our nation today. Ideology is promoted over reality with facile expressions of cliches' and slogans being left as the order of things that are. These expressions are often repeated, repeatedly, and are used as talking points for the group and group enlistment.
     The end all to this domain is eventual destruction. Revolt will eventually occur whether it takes place in the same generation, or, in the generations to follow. Revolt from inequality is imminent. If a man believes he is a king among pawns, he has created his own truth about himself and others that are under his care.
     The lack of truth in any given relationship between two, or more, parties creates escalating mistrust leading to a proper level of distrust and expulsion of the connected heart. The Middle East is aflame from this disgust.