Editorial #2 - April 26, 2003
"The love of money is the root of all
evil things" 1 Timothy 6:10.
This site is devoted to serious social concerns, in particular
to understanding the causes of our problems and how these can be
eliminated. We have no time for useless complaining and wallowing
in exposures of what 'they' are doing to us. Also we don't want
to waste a lot of time on the 'so called war' but there are points
still to be made.
- Should not a real war have combatants which at least have a
chance of defending themselves; in sports fishing the fish have
a chance of life: it is not just a matter of "shooting fish
in a barrel". When the attacker has overwhelming superiority,
either by technology or numbers, then it becomes either invasion
or massacre or both.
- To be moral a war must be justified and the common justification
is "self defense". If the Iraq war was to be justified
as self defense by "pre-emptive strike" then, as with
civil law, minimum force only, is justified: see the April 12th
- Another thing that struck me was an inability to take seriously
our leaders when giving their version of events on TV. They appeared
to me more like incompetent actors reading from a script and trying
very hard to appear sincere. They had no passion and no spontaneity
and could not remember their lines without constant use of the
prompt. Still they did not hesitate to send troops into needless
danger but leaders cannot escape responsibility for what is done
or consequences yet to appear.
- Another constant irritation was their incessant emotional use
of "weapons of mass destruction". Alongside this was
their incessant repeat of "democracy" as if we have
it and want to teach it to the world. It is hard to believe that
any one of our 'esteemed' 'leaders' is not well aware that there
is nothing resembling true democracy visible in the world today
and most certainly not in countries they claim to represent.
A Nazi propagandist is reported to have said; "If you repeat
a lie often enough people will believe it." Unfortunately for
those who copy him, he did not say; "If you repeat a too obvious
lie too often then people find it sickening." It is certainly
sickening to think that people nurtured in our communities, educated
in our schools and claiming our values will lie so blatantly while
pretending to serve us. Our finest offer their lives in defense
of our highest ideals; it is to our shame that we allow our most
despicable to betray them
I hold no brief for Saddam Hussein but today honesty is our vital
need. Hussein caused the death of innocent thousands but this hardly
compares with the enslavement of millions of minds to lies in service
to promoting suffering, terrorism and despotism.
Actions speak louder than words! If, over the years, we hear words
claiming to be in the cause of justice and humanity followed by
acts in service to promoting hates and fears, we must then believe
the truth is in the actions not in the words. When we find the power
behind the words masquerades as the voice of those who oppose the
action, then we understand the words of Thomas Jefferson; 3rd President,
USA; quote: "Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the
accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun
at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every
change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate systematical
plan of reducing us to slavery". Jefferson's words referred
to "acts of tyranny" that were occurring in his time and
continue still. We continue to ignore this at our peril.
The natural urge for power combines naturally with a self-defense
urge for unity with those who hold power. It is gratifying to
see that "The Stockholm Syndrome" is our most popular
file. This file gives a brief account of why people support a brutal
(or in dangerous times any) leader. But, as The Stockholm Syndrome
file does not address the nature of the urge for power an opening
for discussion on that may now be useful.
The urge for power/life is a very basic animal imperative! Bird
or beast, from babyhood the power struggle begins and the weakest
rarely survive (survival of the fittest).
Humans live in animal bodies and until their human intellect is
sufficiently developed as can control animal instincts, they will
behave more as animals than as humans. The developing human quickly
sees that brute force is not the best way to go and good parents
(before they were seduced by humanist philosophy) made natural efforts
of just discipline that helped their children to adopt their human
In the early era of human development it was common for humans
to see accumulation of possessions or money as a suitable substitute
for the accumulation of power. However those of weaker human development,
having accumulated (by diligence, luck or trickery) more than they
really need, quickly see that money gives power. These may then
turn happily back to their 'animal domination' instincts.
So we see therein the justification for the Biblical statement
that "Love of money is the root of all evil things"
Cultural dominance by the religion of Chance Creation could not
have happened had some, in love with money power, not sought to
manipulate humanity to gain world ownership. Such atrocities as
the Iraq war would not have come to pass had people been allowed
to achieve a more honest attitude to the Christian Bible and looked
to science for the evidence that the creative intelligence is reflected
in "the things He has made" (Romans 1:19-20). Had this
been allowed we would have set ourselves on the road to truth.
Had we not been misled by the poisonous serpent hidden in humanist
philosophy all religions would, by now, have been coming together
rather than pulling apart and rational humanity would be coming
We can break this spiral of disaster by exposing that the theory
of chance creation is a mishmash of wishful thinking, deformity
of science and an ideological misrepresentation of truth in service
to Globalism. As we do that we will also see that we need to take
control of our political system if we are to have law based on justice
and social order based on the development and achievement of our
A quote in "The Stockholm Syndrome" very well states
one of our most debilitating weaknesses; let us recall the wisdom
of Thomas Szasz; quote: "Every act of conscious learning
requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem.
That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance,
learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important,
cannot learn at all."
It is so difficult to face the sacrifice of ideas to which we have
adapted our lives. But it may become possible, even easy, if we
understand that it is our human ability of self-sacrifice that grows
the food of wisdom and builds a healthy mind. Self-sacrifice (of
belief to better understanding) is the fuel of enlightenment.
To aid discussion on the forces influencing our developing humanity,
the file "Slavery by Law" was recently added to
the Discovering Humanity Files (see below). Today we add another;
"Blind Freddie in the 20th century:." As
this is a short editorial you may like to look at that file now
and, if you have not already done so, why not pick up the short
and very popular Stockholm Syndrome file as well.
Thanks also to all those who help promote this site. Our site grows
mainly by person to person recommendation. Growth is meeting needs
but the fight for truth, justice and democracy is just beginning,
so keep up the good work and - thank you again!
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