Friday, July 24, 2009

In The Shadows To The Left

Rex: 'But in fact the secret entrance is to the left, hidden in the shadows.
Buzz: To the left and in the shadows. Got it.'

And so begins our journey of discovery of the current course of the U.S. Government. I have been thinking about this one for quite some time, and have been hesitant to actually write it. The hesitation is there because I will be speaking about some Scriptural passages in The Book of Mormon, I want to be sure nobody feels like I’m trying to push my religion, and also because I don’t want to be a conspiracy loon. But, here goes.

I have thought often, especially in the past while, about secret combinations. Secret combinations were the principle drivers in the destruction of several ancient American societies. They were started by those whose primary purpose was the attainment of power and riches. They were called secret, because well ,they were formed and practiced in secret (shadows/darkness). They were called combinations because a group of these power seekers get all wrapped up together through deal making and secret oaths.

The first secret combination existed between Cain and the devil himself. Since that time the temptation to promote and prosper this kind of behavior has been rampant among those who lust after power and gain. Secret combinations are addressed in the Book of Mormon, which contains a religious and historical account of the ancient Americas.
It is recorded that a few power hungry leaders, set out to make secret oaths in order to gain control over once free peoples. This occurred in several instances, each with disastrous results and finally with the loss of whole civilizations.

The secret combinations were outliers at first. They started to infest surrounding lands, then the cities themselves. But, when it really got dangerous is when they started infesting the governments.

The highest members of the secret combinations basically set themselves up as Oligarchies. What the flip is an Oligarchy? It is basically a group tyranny. The people are ruled by an elite few.

These few worked in secret, in the shadows at first. They reveled in chaos and were not above causing it. Then they became more prominent and gained political respect. The people followed like sheep to the slaughter which was eventually their fate.

So, are there secret combinations today? I contend that there are. Think of the inner workings of groups like the mob, or gangs, or terrorist cells. They operate in secret. An elite few rule subjugated masses. These lower pawns take a pounding at the behest of the leaders they have sworn allegiance to. Yes, they exist and they are exacting a terrible price.

But, an even more pertinent question, with an even dire answer is: do the secret combinations exist in the government? At the risk of being labeled a nutjob conspiracy theorist I think we are certainly at the very least trending that way. We are looking more and more like an Oligarchy.

How many times do we here comments like "we want our leaders to be smarter and better than us."? When did it become a requirement for our leaders to be super-heroes. Our founders viewed public servants to be ordinary Americans, with good intentions and yes some capability. Woodrow Wilson was famously nicknamed "the Professor" as President. It seems like ever since then it's like some requirement to be Ivy League educated. We need smarter people than us to rule over the dumb masses. I think there are many in government as well as in the media who honestly believe they are just smarter than the majority of Americans, and thus have some mandate to take care of/rule over us.

There are these political circles and good ol boys clubs within our government. Backroom deals are made. Votes are cast without any thought, or even attempts at reading bills. Its all based on favors to lobbyists and other politicians. Why would listening to the people be important? Our leaders are smarter than the rest of us. Look at the way Washington outsiders are treated, regardless of what party. Character assassination/defamation/destruction is like standard operating procedure. Citizens “melt the phones” on issues and yet our representatives just vote which ever way suits them and their political agendas best.

The mainstream media is complicit and culpable in this. They, the smart and arrogant few, tell us what to think without giving us all the information. The ancient American societies did not know the truth because the secret combinations would not allow them to hear it. And that is what it feels like today.

I don't know that we are an Oligarchy yet. There are millions upon millions of freedom loving Americans waking up to what is going on. But, it is where the government seems to be trending unless they can be put in check.

Oligarchy is Tyranny, which is on the left of the ideological spectrum. Democrat or Republican, it doesn't matter. These days it seems they are just left and farther left. They are marching to the same elite few meme. They have been working in shadow, but it seems to be coming more to light now. The thing about bringing things to light is it makes the differences quite clear. We do have to be aware and cautious about zealots on the right. Anarchy is the farthest right. Tyranny rather likes Anarchy because Tyranny breeds well off of chaos. Chaos leads some people desperate for control, and even willing to hand over freedom in order to get a sense of security (no matter if the reality is false).

I don't know if what I'm writing about makes that much sense so, I turn again to Toy Story 2 "Just like you said lizard man, 'In the shadows to the left.'" I also go to the definitive source in the Book of Mormon, Moroni, who witnessed the destruction of his own people at the hand of secret combinations

Ether 8: 22-26
And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations, to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed; for the Lord will not suffer that the blood of his saints, which shall be shed by them, shall always cry unto him from the ground for vengeance upon them and yet he avenge them not.
Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain -- and the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be.
Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up.
For it commeth to pass the whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies;

Well, there you have it. Only in a wierd mind like mine could you mix Toy Story and the Book of Mormon and come to a conclusion. Kind of gives you warm fuzzies all over right?

How do we stop what may be a secret combination in the government and media? We bring it fully out into the light. Let them know we see them, by letting our voices be heard. Be civil and be truthful. The greatest victories can be won with peaceful declarations of truth. Vote out questionable characters and seek out honest true public servants.

I have great hope that we are not yet a people ripe for destruction. I believe the majority of Americans are good, honest, freedom loving people. We just need to do as Moroni suggested, awake to our situation, and then do something about it. We the People still have the freedom to win back and uphold our Republic. It’s a sacred responsibility.

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