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Year: 2011

It Can’t Happen Here

It Can’t Happen Here

In 1935, American novelist, Sinclair Lewis, published It Can’t Happen Here. I haven’t read it yet, but the plot sounds quite intriguing: Berzelius “Buzz” Windrip, a charismatic and power-hungry politician, is elected President of the United States on a populist platform, promising to restore the country to prosperity and greatness, and promising each citizen $5,000 a year (approximately $80,000, adjusted for inflation). Once in power, however, he becomes a dictator: he outlaws dissent, puts his political enemies in concentration camps,…

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Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving?

Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving? Why did our controllers lie to us, causing us to embrace this day as a national celebration? What is the true story? Things have really not changed much since 1621. The same tactics are utilized in an attempt to control the minds of others. The following is taken from The Hidden History Of Massachusetts, by Tingba Apidta. What Really Happened in Plymouth in 1621? According to a single-paragraph account in the writings of one Pilgrim,…

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On The Wheel

On The Wheel

 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores (Luke 16:21). The destinies of men are subject to immutable laws that must fulfill themselves. But man has it in his power to shape his fate, according as his behavior exposes him to the influence of benevolent or of destructive forces. When a man holds a high position and is nevertheless modest, he shines with the light…

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Black Friday Transformed

Black Friday Transformed

Let’s face it, friends, the shopping melee, that occurs the day after Thanksgiving, is not benefiting us. In fact, it simply empowers corporations to have even more control over our lives than they do now. I know, I know, you’re going to tell me you save a lot of money because of the so-called “sweet deals.” But, think about it. Are retailers that stupid? Are they really trying to save you money, perhaps out of their immense compassion for the…

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First And Last

First And Last

Jesus said, “So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen (Matt. 20:16). “The last”, in our society, are thought to be the homeless, the destitute, the starving. In our economically depressed times, there are multitudes who fit this description. Millions have lost their homes, their jobs, their very lives, to a band of despotic marauders, who go by the names of Representative So-and-So, or Senator Such-and-Such. Of course, these so-called representatives…

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Jesus Occupies Wall Street

Jesus Occupies Wall Street

Photo by Dtarazona There is no doubt in my mind that Jesus was a revolutionary in his day. He busted the Pharisees’ and Saducees’ chops on many occasions for being so dishonest, literal and fundamentalist in their thinking. He derided them on several occasions, hurling disparaging terms at them, such as “brood of vipers,” “hypocrites,” and “blind guides.” These are words that could easily be identified with the current brood of vipers on Wall Street. Jesus would be railing against…

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Frank Roper

Frank Roper

A man named Frank Roper was brutalized today in Denver for touching a policeman’s precious motorcycle. Mr. Bigshot Denver motorcycle cop, with his really macho SWAT gear, apparently got his feelings hurt because Mr. Roper touched his shiny little motorcycle. When the violence was finished, Frank looked like this: Denver police, your patrol cars have written on the sides, “To Serve And Protect.” Really? Is this how you carry out your sworn oath to serve and protect the citizens of…

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Chaos

Chaos

Doomed, I peered into the Cavern of Time from my lowly position atop the livid mountain. For the first time, I realized what the Grey Ones had spoken about eons ago. It had been a warning to the earth, a prognostication. The portent had said that we would lift our voices and bring everlasting peace to this tired, sick planet. The veins of gold beneath us would cause upheaval, resulting in the opening of great fissures, rips in time that…

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Stand Strong!

Stand Strong!

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. –Thomas Paine Thomas Paine is a great hero in the annals of freedom. He has…

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That Smell

That Smell

There is a distinct aroma in the air these days. Can you smell it? It’s very pungent and poignant, the very opposite of that sickly, deathly stench we’re so accustomed to. It’s a very agreeable fragrance, a harbinger of better times to come. It was in the air when Dr. Martin Luther King gave his famous speech, August 28, 1963. The masses hearing Dr. King that day were invigorated by its pervasive quality. It was present in Tiananmen Square the…

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Usury

Usury

Did you know the Roman Catholic Church once excommunicated members of both laity and clergy for practicing usury? In the Third Council of the Lateran (1179), usury was declared heretical. In 1745, Pope Benedict XIV issued the encyclical, Vix Pervenit, condemning the practice. The papal prohibition on usury meant that it was a sin to charge interest on a money loan. As set forth by Thomas Aquinas, the natural essence of money was as a measure of value or intermediary…

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