Breaking Free from the Grand American Illusion

The last post generated some thoughtful commentary so I feel the need to elaborate upon it and share some further information. Many will completely misunderstand me but a few will get it and may feel a desire to press into these uncomfortable areas further. Please consider reading the following books and articles to help you figure my perspective out:

A short intro to Bernard Mandeville, the true father of today’s neo-liberal form of vulgar capitalism

A 45-page history of economics that explains how JUSTICE has been removed from the economic debate

Three books:
Adam Smith’s Mistake: How a Moral Philosopher Invented Economics and Ended Morality (The best book on Bible prophecy that you will ever buy even though it doesn’t refer to the Second Coming of Jesus. I promote it simply because it explains Matt. 24:12)

Liberty, the God That Failed: Policing the Sacred and Constructing the Myths of the Secular State, from Locke to Obama (I’m currently reading this one)

Debt: The First 5000 Years (My pick for best book of 2011)

It was through economics that our nation’s morality became steadily eroded from the inside out. It was a stealth operation that changed our views regarding “love thy neighbor” over many generations. I used to hold the Founders in high esteem but no longer. John Locke was our most influential founding father (even though he lived a generation before the revolution) and he was anti-Christian to the core. The USA was an Enlightenment Project from the beginning, demonstrated by the plaque on the Statue of Liberty, whose name is given as “Liberty Enlightens the World.” John Locke’s view and definition of “Liberty” is almost a polar opposite to the “Liberty” taught in the New Testament.

The USA was the first country to emerge from Christendom with a specific agenda to eliminate God from its laws in that “religion” was placed entirely in the private sphere. This was sold to us as “Freedom of Religion” but from the start the Masonic Enlightenment “founding fathers” understood this as a triumph of the State OVER AND AGAINST any form of “spiritual power” that might attempt to offer guidance for society from a moral pedestal higher than that of unaided human reason. This carnal scientific “reason”  promoted Liberty as the new goddess worshiped by these Enlightenment deists. We took pride in our “Freedom of Religion” even as the deeply seeded enlightenment principles have worked themselves out AS INTENDED as “Freedom FROM Religion.”

Our views of the high morals and Christian “foundation” of America are essentially a bunch of propaganda meant to promote the worship of the secular State. Yes, there were good Christians in government at the time, but the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were, and will always remain, purely PAGAN in nature. If we can look at the history of those who have been most influential in designing the way we live today it goes in a line from Hobbes and Locke, to Mandeville and Adam Smith, and finally to Mises and Hayek, whose patently anti-Christian views on the purpose of government and the role of economics are today the foundation of mainstream American “conservatism.”

“And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.” (Mat 24:11-12)

As I intend to demonstrate in the future, the rise of commerce over the past two hundred years has been directly connected to the parallel DECREASE of “love thy neighbor.” Recall that Jesus said that “Love God, and love thy neighbor” are the heart and essence of God’s law. I think it’s no coincidence that the USA was founded by anti-Christian Enlightenment deists on July 4, 1776, which is a date that fell on the 17th of Tammuz on the Jewish calendar, the very date on which Moses came down from Mt. Sinai and smashed the tablets of the Ten Commandments after seeing the abomination of the golden calf (a grown-up version  of which now stands proudly on Wall Street). I daresay that the foundation of the USA on Masonic Enlightenment principles was seen from Heaven’s perspective as a direct repudiation of the role of Christianity in “public” affairs and marked the effective destruction of the role of God’s Law as the supreme authority over the people and throughout the land. The idol that took the Church’s place of influence was Liberty, and we suffer the consequences today.

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So what does this have to do with Capitalism? Well, the purely market-based society that was promoted by John Locke, Bernard Mandeville and Adam Smith goes hand-in-hand with the Enlightenment idol of “Liberty.” Capitalism is a system of social relations created of the merchants, by the merchants, and for the merchants. Today’s New World Order could not have emerged without capitalism. In fact, Friedrich Hayek himself understood this:

“That interdependence of all men, which is now in everybody’s mouth and which tends to make all mankind One World, not only is the effect of the market order but could not have been brought about by any other means.”  Friedrich Hayek –Law, Legislation and Liberty

The merchants and their clever promoters actually believe that marketplace transactions alone can bring human unity, prosperity, and fulfillment, even without LOVE. That’s because in the marketplace LOVE is completely unnecessary. That’s the magic of the marketplace! I get what I want and you get what you want; we exchange commodities, and we both walk away happier than we were before. We don’t even have to like each other for the marketplace to work, and we can enter and leave the scene as complete strangers!

Friedrich Hayek understood this, as did Ludwig Mises and of course Ayn Rand. All of them mocked Christianity and despised “altruism” as a completely unnecessary primitive social impulse.

“It may be asked how restraints on instinctual demands serve to coordinate the activities of larger numbers. As an example, continued obedience to the command to treat all men as neighbours would have prevented the growth of an extended order. For those now living within the extended order gain from not treating one another as neighbours, and by applying, in their interactions, rules of the extended order – such as those of several property and contract – instead of the rules of solidarity and altruism. An order in which everyone treated his neighbour as himself would be one where comparatively few could be fruitful and multiply.”  Friedrich Hayek  – The Fatal Conceit, p. 13

“Love Thy Neighbor” is the Golden Rule that is universally accepted by almost all world religions in some form or other. The ONLY worldwide “belief system” that casually dismisses it is Capitalism, as proven by the statements of capitalism’s false prophets from Mandeville, to Adam Smith, to Mises, Hayek, and Ayn Rand, right down to our beloved Ronald Reagan’s economic gurus: Milton Friedman and Alan Greenspan. Capitalism steadily and stealthily promotes a world without LOVE. This startling and unnerving fact is something that must be noticed and addressed by all who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ.  (For more info on Mises and Hayek go to my work from 2003 here: http://www.redmoonrising.com/AmericanBabylon/Part5.htm)

I invite everyone, especially my friends who espouse the typical American form of “Conservatism,” to take a look at the teachings of Mises and Hayek and compare them with the teachings of Jesus Christ and the role and purpose of government and the economy as found in the Bible. For instance, look at this page that identifies books by Mises and Hayek as the top two volumes that led to the post-World War II “conservative renaissance.” These two false prophets have not only shaped American conservatism but are also the founders of the Neoliberal policies of the IMF, World Bank and WTO. The strange fact is that during their lives Mises and Hayek both refused to be labelled as “Conservatives” and claimed to be the last true “Liberals.” Hayek wrote a paper while at the University of Chicago entitled, “Why I am not a Conservative,” and Mises’ new biography is subtitled “The Last Knight of Liberalism.” In fact they proudly claimed to be banner carrriers for the anti-God, anti-State French Revolution bringing Enlightenment rationalism into the 20th Century. Both Mises and Hayek mocked Jesus Christ and wholeheartedly praised the truly DEVILISH views of Bernard Mandeville as the foundation of the modern order.

So what is the answer to the views of Mandeville, Hayek, Mises and the vulgar promoters of economic libertarianism, that the cultivation of all manner of vices is actually GOOD for society simply because it promotes commerce? One place it can be found is within the official motto of the State of Hawaii: Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono, which means simply, “The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness.”

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12 thoughts on “Breaking Free from the Grand American Illusion

  1. !Amargi! *

    Peter,

    Thank you for your obedience in continuing to wake up
    those whom God has called.

    *As you recall from Debt: The First 5000 yrs
    First concept of freedom was the Sumerian word for “return to mother”
    Funny how the first concept of freedom relates to debt.

    This proclamation from the King will be “Return to the father!”

    But first Come out of her!

    I hear many say:

    “Why don’t we go by the Constitution?”

    In 1973 most of us were switching odd/ even license plates on our cars and waiting in line at the gas station or preoccupied by the smoke screen of Watergate to pay attention to the Senate’s findings in regards to the state we were and continue to be in.

    With some research it appears that when there is a declared “state of emergency” the Constitution is suspended.

    “Since the March the 9th, 1933 “bankruptcy”, the United States has been in a state of declared national emergency.”

    Emergency Powers Statutes (Senate Report 93-549): In this 1973 official report, the U.S. Senate admits that the Emergency Powers given to the President (Franklin D. Roosevelt) under the pretense of the National Emergency of 1933 have remained in force and that the normal function of the Federal government has been suspended. [93rd Congress, SENATE Report No. 93-549, 1st Session]. See War Powers Act,

    1973 Senate report which ominously stated:

    “Since March 9, 1933, the United States has been in a state of declared national emergency…. Under powers delegated … [during a national emergency] the President may: seize property; organize and control the means of production; seize commodities; assign military forces abroad; institute martial law; seize and control all transportation and communication; regulate the operation of private enterprise; restrict travel; and, in a plethora of particular ways, control the lives of all American citizens.”

    It has been this way before most of us were born.

    God is waking some of us up

    “The American Dream” you have to be asleep to believe it…

    http://www.inspiracytruth.com

    @inspiracy_truth

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  2. Peter, you are giving me some pretty interesting things to think about.

    I have been saying for a while that the descent of the nation began sometime around the 60’s when school prayer was abolished, and the descent has continued in a symmetric fashion ever since, where we now find ourselves without God, and an immoral nation.

    Your writings about capitalism are joining to that thought so as to explain how we were influenced to the point of allowing school prayer to be abolished in the first place. Of course, it’s influence continues to this day as you are explaining, but it seems to add a historical view as well for me.

    I am in agreement with you, and it is a lonely place. In a book I read for a class once, “Celebration of Discipline”, by Richard Foster, there was a chapter on “Service”. It was wile reading this chapter that the concept of service (Gal 5:13) became real to me. I understood for the first time that in God’s economic design, each of us is served by every other person on the planet, because every one of us is serving everyone else on the planet…as unto our Lord. This is diametrically opposed to capitalism.

    Now there is something nagging at me. In my circle, most innocently denigrate any attempt from any source to reduce capitalism in any way. They assume their instinct is correct when they support it over anything else, assuming that it is God’s plan for economic freedom in America, and worldwide. But they are not really thinking about it. I believe that it insidiously misplaces trust away from God, and they don’t even realize it. God is robbed of glory when people turn from Him for sustenance, expecting that the capitalist system, “God’s tool” will supply their needs.

    Keep writing, my eyes are being opened. My prayer always is for Wisdom, and I believe you are “His tool” in supplying more of it.

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  3. Stan, thanks for your comments. In reading “Liberty, the God that Failed” the author points out how John Locke created a new mindset for the Enlightenment. In the old order under the direction of the Church citizens were taught that they lived with “obligations” of service towards society and towards their fellow man. However, in the new order under “Liberty” citizens were taught that they lived with “rights” that Society and the State was obliged to offer to them and safeguard for them. This was a HUGE shift towards the self-centered society of today, where it is every man for himself and where everyone is offended at their “rights” being violated in some way or another.

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  4. Hi Peter, I always understood that America’s founding fathers based the Constitution on Christian principles that over time has been eroded by the growth of capitalism. Are you now saying that these principles never existed? John. P.S. Is your recent book on the antichrist only available on Kindle?

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  5. Hi John, I think that Christian principles existed in the hearts of the men who founded the USA. The Church’s influence on morality and society was huge back then and way more influential than today. But regarding the documents such as the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, there is only one vague reference to God, and government “of the people, by the people, and for the people” is essentially a slap in God’s face, saying “we will now govern OURSELVES, thank you very much!” It reminds me of the builders of Babel saying “We will make a Name for ourselves.” Honoring the King is, as Ferrara points out in his book, a very serious Christian principle, and our nation was born in rebellion against King George III. We were born in rebellion and for over two hundred years this rebellion has continued and has only become more obvious. It was a rebellion instigated by merchants who were refusing to pay a 5% tax on tea. Furthermore, the idea of “no taxation without representation” was certainly not a Biblical concept, but was taken straight from the scribblings of John Locke. I’m really seeing how the USA from the very start suffered from a split personality. Yes, there was a huge Christian influence and we have had many good leaders over the years and have accomplished many amazing things. But on the other hand there has always been a covert plan, steeped in the long-term agenda of the anti-Christian so-called “Enlightenment” to displace God and to enthrone Man. It will end with the enthroning of the Antichrist after his bride, the whore of Babylon, is removed from power. I’m not sure how this will happen, but it will. Regarding my book, you can also get it at amazon in paperback. Thanks, John, for your thoughts and support.

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  6. I may not be as eloquent as yourself or others the Spirit of God is screaming in my heart the truth of what you say for 13yrs. This scripture in the NT is actually a representation of our pre-sin state and the point of God’s purpose “Man shall not live by bread alone (but), by every word from the mouth of the Lord.” Further we continue to proclaim that this is somehow God’s grace to us to be sustained by that which is counter-faith? This article by this author is one example

    http://www.newswithviews.com/McGuire/paul150.htm

    He comes free and exposes schemes of the enemy, but stops short of removing the pin that would disable the trap. Thus giving a false sense of safety and comfort for an absent faith, but blessing the very things he wrote against by saying God’s grace gave us the inventions of science? Completely coincidental, I suppose, that this word is incredibly close to sounding like “seyance”. I do not write this here to blast another servant or to praise you. It’s just that you seem to be stating openly what I have heard in my heart. The scripture doesn’t bless a gov’t designed by men. We do well to point out this lie andmy heart cries out that few have really had a life of a full faith AND power of God given as an example in it’s place. Meaning this, what you have said is true what does the opposite look like? Christ of course, but where is the man today that walks in that proof?

    Blessings in Christ Jesus,

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  7. I always feel so disconcerted whenever I read about the deviousness that was/is at work in the founding, governing and economics of my country the USA.

    I continually have to remind myself that we do not fight against flesh and blood. My fellow humans and America are not my enemy. Satan, his kingdom, and his bride (Mystery, Babylon the Great) IS my enemy.

    And I am to be busy at the work God has given by utilizing the giftings He apportioned, until He comes again.

    Thank you for aiding us to live out the Lord’s words, “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore WISE as serpents, and harmless as doves.”

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  8. Re: Were the Founding Fathers Christian? There is a very revealing video on the net entitled: The Secret Religion of the Founding Fathers

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  9. @ muffin, I recently tackled that very question in brief on my blog. In short my conclusion is that whether the motivations were pure or not, but simply by association these individuals in history cannot be trusted period. The adversary knows this. Duplicity is unacceptable in The Kingdom of Yahweh. “What fellowship has light with darknes?”

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  10. Peter, excellent article! If only more could see and understand what you’ve written! I think of Jesus standing before Pilot and Pilot asking him if he was a King of the Jews. Jesus answered and said “if my Kingdom were of this world, then my followers would fight for me.”
    Jesus made it clear over and over again that his Kingdom was not of this world!

    We, as Christians are to live for the Kingdom of Heaven, to come out of the world system of Babylon and be “separate unto the Lord.” Not to be taken out of this world, but to be the Light of Christ shining in the darkness of it. The kingdoms of this world are under the rulership of the prince of darkness. Anyone who lives for and supports this system is of the anti-christ, not of Christ Jesus.

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  11. What Jesus said to Pilot was profound, yet how many Christians understand what Jesus was saying? He had no desire for his followers to come in and rescue him from Pilot, nor the earthly nation of Israel from Roman occupation!” He said His Kingdom was Not of this world!

    Neither did Jesus ever teach that as Christians we should fight to save our nation for the sake of personal freedoms or to enter into any war against other nations. In fact, Jesus, the utmost Authority in all things of God, never promoted national pariotism nor political activity in any sense, for any reason! Yet we’re taught in our churches that we should “fight for God and country” (liberty) in godless wars that feed and fuel the machinations of Mammon (of which Jesus spoke strongly against).

    Our sons and daughters are to be brought up in the ways of the Lord, to follow and to serve Him only… Not the kingdoms of this world.

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