Monday, August 29, 2011

The Whys of the British Eye and the EU BEAST

It does seem ironically, or prophetically, fitting that the UK's 2012 (!!!!!) mascots and stadium are blatantly in the modern representation of the "EYE" that they previewed at the Millennium's Eye in London. Between their Orwellian ubiquitous CTV surveillance, which covers the breadth and width and depth of their society, to their hatred of Christ and dead church body called "Anglican", that UK did more than join the European Union. They sold their souls to the beast, and I do mean 666.

The goal of the "beast," aka the spirit behind the world system, is to destroy the church and funnel as many souls to perdition as possible before the arrival of Christ, and the time is indeed shorter than we may perceive, even though 2012 is a few months away.

2012 may be the date of the onset of the final seven years.
2018 works well with prophecy for the return of Christ, for many reasons. I don't want to give dates, but, numerically, it has merit because of the number 18, and because 70 th year of Israel. 70 years  was the term of Babylonian captivity, and the number of years after Christ until Israel was vanquished and sent back out into the world, away from their homeland.

The tragedy of Europe, and the EU, is certainly blatantly told by prophecy. The proof is in the pudding. Since they sold their souls, England is in chaos. That also was the plan.

In preparation for these events, a deliberate effort was made through pop culture to desensitize and indoctrinate the masses, starting with the rock and roll generation, or degeneration and devolution. Even the Beatles employed symbols of abomination and notions about revolution and rebellion. They are saints in this world, but, they sold their souls.

I loved John Lennon, and was able to meet and speak to him when I was very young, but, I believe he knew the truth. He wasn't a bad man, but, I thought he was special, and if anyone could have broken away, it would have been him, but, he was murdered before he had his redemption. It is crushing. As far as the others in that industry, most of them are willingly part of a culture that was deliberately built to corrupt the minds and souls of the final populations and generations of the world as it is. They're so cool, in their own minds, and they believe, enlightened, but, they really look stupid, when you know the truth. They look like drugged jackasses and fools. Unfortunately, they have a powerful effect on the masses.

It's not even subtle anymore, with vital and utterly vile role models, like Lady Gaga, employing every last blatant symbol of satanism, creating her own religion of toxic infiltration of young people's minds and souls. But, first, she was raped by this madness, like Madonna before her.

I know I sound like all the other conspiracy nuts, but, I don't care. It's all truth. I'm not even going to modestly and humbly say, "In My Opinion."

How can these people be reached when they're blissful to abandon God, and abandon all Hope?

I don't know the answer yet.

I think that something probably will happen in 2012. Maybe it will be a kind of world initiation, since the world loves the idea of a "one-world" concept. That's where Obama-nation and this EU and UK Illuminati-love fest for this one-world global government is headed. First, you provoke revolution and chaos, and then slaves.

My heart bleeds for those who are blind and cannot see. Even many who go to church, and think they are following Christ's Spirit and truth are falling in slow motion into the abyss, and they can't wake up, like a sedative has overpowered their minds.

My only consolation is knowing that if it does begin in 2012, then it will end by the end of 2018.

The choice of allegiance will decide if you live or die in the world to come, in the seven years of the beast, and if you suffer the second death in the eternity of the Messiah and Almighty God, the Creator of the Universe.

Choose your master. You cannot serve the world and God.
You cannot love the world system and God. You cannot continue if you refuse to receive the messages of the Prophets and Christ, and it's so sad that the last generation will be the weakest spiritually, even the churches.

Know this. If you choose the world system, you won't have a decade left to live, anyway, so, choose physical death over the mark of the beast. Those who resist will not suffer the second death, the one where you lose your body, and your soul is tormented because it is eternally separated from the love of God.

When Christ arrives, and HE WILL, will there be faith on Earth?

That's the riddle of our generation.

Woe to England and Europe. Woe to the abominable things they do to the minds and souls of men. Their fate will be abominable, as well. I pray that America chooses wisely in 2012 and can resist the mark of the beast, at least. I think it's possible, even if the rest of the world is enslaved. But, if Obama-nation prevails, look up high, our redemption is nigh. Don't follow the world, look for God. Christ's words are all true and you have to be blind not to see what is happening.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Eye Of the Hurricane, The Eye of Horus, and the Eye of God Almighty

Jesus said there would be wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes in diverse places, and signs that the final days were imminent. This can be found in Matthew 24. Earthquakes are a natural event, but, God uses the natural and supernatural as his palate. ALL sovereignty is HIS alone. So, while it's not necessarily a "spooky" event to behold an unusual earthquake that shook much of the east coast, and Washington DC yesterday, one thing caught my eye, indeed.

There was a crack, actually a series of cracks, primarily in the capstone of the Washington Monument that was discovered as a result of this event.

When you think about it, the monument itself is to Christians and Jews who are iconoclasts, an abomination, because it has it's origins in the ancient "mystery religion" related to phallic worship of the sun-god. Google obelisk, and it is easy to find it's origin as a pagan symbol:

Obelisk in Wikipedia

The obelisk, ziggarut, and pyramid symbols are prevalent in commercial iconography of our Western world. They appear in so many forms, we are immune to their original meaning. One of the most recognizable applications of this is of course, in the dollar bill's illuminated eye of Horus, euphemistically titled "The Eye of Providence" topping off as the capstone of the pyramid,

It is such a common icon that I didn't give it much thought, and until Robert Anton Wilson's magnum opus of the 1970's, in his trilogy "Illuminati Papers",  I probably wouldn't have recognized it's true importance more than a decorative symbol of the ancient past.

These type of ancient symbols of the so-called, "mystery religion", provoke jealousy in God, because, it usurps his authority and imparts powerful meaning to another created being, or inanimate objects, either idols, or things of the natural world, like the sun, and moon.

 The Bible is deliberately limited in allowing us to behold the conflicts in the war between Lucifer and Christ, but, we do know that the once beloved archangel to Christ rebelled and went his own way. When man was created, he did usurp authority, and was allowed to have dominance over the carnal world, according to God's plan.

This is the most difficult concept for us to read, that God ordains certain angels, fallen angels, or certain men and leaders, even monsters like Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and Hitler, to achieve his purposes.

Like an artist employs dark backgrounds to bring out images of light, these darkest of themes are there for the ultimate contrast. That's not to say they are there for our benefit, but, for God to be glorified, and for that reason, alone.

Images of jealousy were a major bone of contention in the Old Testament, as was all idolatry, following the mandate of the Torah, the Law. Even so, it is a weakness of our vulnerable flesh and carnal minds to be drawn to some of these things, even more so than the beauty and truth of the Gospel of Christ.

In the Old Testament, the Sons of Aaron, the Levites were given the imperative to demand the destruction of all symbols of the worldly mysticism and magical superstition from Egypt, Babylon and Mesopotamia, because, these cultures were so geographically near to the Hebrew people, and they polluted the faith with their own idols and beliefs in things that were worshipped as gods, but, were nothing but stone and imagination. Instead of speaking to the Creator, with one's heart, the physicality of ritual and visual stimulation beguiled those instructed to seek YHWH.

It's a little disheartening to have the scales fall from our eyes when we see how much paganism and magical sigils and symbols are evident in our modern culture, starting from the time of the so-called enlightenment, when educated people fell into the trap that Solomon succumbed into, and sought the god of forces rather than the God of Creation, changing the sacred to the profane esoteric symbols of an ancient abomination, which may be hidden, but, not without destructive power.

In short, I think that it was a sign, one of many, that the cracks were found in the Washington Monument, all things considered. This coming immediately before a possible cataclysmic storm is indeed strange timing, as well.

While we can't be ruled by our own wisdom or fears and superstitions, it does make me wonder.
It does bring me into clarity about God opening up to us now, in the days when we can be saved.

I pray that through the tempest and storm surges, that people will seek God's strength, mercy, miracles and truth, and that many will have the lights in their mind's eye illuminated, even if the electric power goes out.

I pray that God is merciful to all those in the path of this hurricane who call on His NAME. While it can be said that we have "sown the wind, and are reaping the whirlwind", it is always appropriate to believe in God's grace, his tender mercies,  and his infinite unconditional love. .

Ez 38- In the Valley of the Shadow....

Qaddafi was not a good man, by any means, but, the revolutionary fall of Libya, destabilizing another country in the Middle East, is one more matchstick marching down to the final curtain call. The most powerful prophecy about the final conflict is found in the Old Testament, in the Book of Ezekiel.

Ezekiel 38 sets the stage, and brother, we are in the days prophesied. For clarity, Gog is accepted by all exegeses to be the Russian empire and it's affiliated N. European bloodlines, based on Genesis 10:1-2. "Magog" means the Land of Gog, the son of Noah who settled in the land masses of Eastern and Northern Europe. Shem is the father of the Semites, both Arab and Jew. Ham is thought to be the patriarch of some of the African heritages.

 Now these [are] the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.
The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

 The final stage is set when Israel is recreated at the end of the mortal era, at the sixth day, and the entire world turns against them, leaving them vulnerable to genocide, yet again. Now, genocide is pandemic in Africa and parts of the Middle East. These revolutions are not a good thing, nor are they similar to our revolutions for freedom, but, quite the opposite. They more closely resemble the Russian Revolution, and are being staged to consolidate hegemonic rule from an Islamic sharia unity state. That's the end-game right there, because we've allowed Iran to create NUCLEAR WEAPONS and we are within a decade of nuclear winter. We better see this or else there's no hope. Our leaderless nation has an arrogant rat in the driver's seat,  who has already denied Israel's right to exist, which was one of the main clues to how close we are to the end, since the USA was always Israel's friend. Only Christians support Israel, and we have a rat in power who celebrates Ramadan, but, won't speak at a Catholic University's graduation with a cross uncovered. How can this be? Where was the media to report how he was offended by the CROSS and had it covered. What was worse, the regents at Notre Dame covered the cross to please this antichrist.

Are we blind, deaf, and dumb, or when we speak out, are we called "terrorists" by blatant ignorant sheep and monstrous racists, who would love to see another Nazi Germany towards the Jews, and hopeless global socialist state of misery and tyranny, being constructed by the scariest dudes in history, with a puppet for a leader, and the Antichrist, not Obama (the real one, not the puppet frog) getting ready to take the stage...  . 

You know what? It ain't gonna happen again or ever. The next holocaust will be the Earth's. An inconvenient truth is that far from worrying about global warming, hugging the trees, we should be shaking in our beds, sleeplessly understanding how close we are to nuclear winter and beckoning GOD to save us, because we are that close!

Wake up WORLD!

Ezekiel 38

Eze 38:1  And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

Eze 38:2  Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,

Eze 38:3  And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I [am] against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

Eze 38:4  And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts [of armour, even] a great company [with] bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:

Eze 38:5  Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

Eze 38:6  Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: [and] many people with thee.

Eze 38:7  Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.

Eze 38:8  After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land [that is] brought back from the sword, [and is] gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.

Eze 38:9  Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.
Eze 38:10  Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, [that] at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:

Eze 38:11  And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,

Eze 38:12  To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places [that are now] inhabited, and upon the people [that are] gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.

Eze 38:13  Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?

Eze 38:14  Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know [it]?

Eze 38:15  And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:

Eze 38:16  And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.

Eze 38:17  Thus saith the Lord GOD; [Art] thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days [many] years that I would bring thee against them?

Eze 38:18  And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, [that] my fury shall come up in my face.

Eze 38:19  For in my jealousy [and] in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;

Eze 38:20  So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that [are] upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

Eze 38:21  And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother.

Eze 38:22  And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that [are] with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

Eze 38:23  Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hurricane Aggravates My Pre-Apocalypse Traumatic Stress Disorder

Like every mortal, I have my issues. I have Pre-Apocalypse Stress Disorder, so, in the event of any catastrophic event, my sympathetic nervous system generates massive amounts of adrenalin. It's not a recognized disorder, as far as I know, and it's pointless getting help from a shrink, since, they'd put me away in a padded room just for saying I have Pre-Apocalypse Stress Disorder.

It's real, though. Living in South Florida is usually pretty neat, except for the threat of hurricanes. With just a 50% possibility of it affecting Ft. Lauderdale, I go into manic mode, planning everything from safe rooms to diet and ventilation. I've bought a  operated hand held fan-air conditioners, which are awesome, and they join my half dozen battery fans. I can't handle no air-conditioning, in a sealed up home. It's scarier than the hurricane. In fact, during the storms of 2005, I actually went outside into the hurricane to recover from the stifling heat and still air. As scared as I am of their power, they also possess an awesome quality that is mystical. As strange as it is, it makes me feel more connected to God to experience the powerful force in those winds.

So, I've got issues, true, but, I think they all stem from my lifelong belief that I will see the world as we know it end. This manifested in childhood, a decade before I was blessed by salvation in Christ.
I had terrifying dreams and these have intensified in the past ten years. I only have a few of them a year, but, they're virtual dreams, more real than reality.

I have been trying to elevate from fear, because fear is the sign of flawed faith. I think of how Jesus berated his beloved Peter, when he stilled the tempest on the waves, and instructed Peter to believe in HIM. I do believe, with every fiber of my being, until I'm in the path of real danger. Yet, even having lived through a terrifying hurricane, where we experienced God's grace in true form, my chemical fear has not subsided. I started shaking when the News reported that South Florida could be in the path of what could be another monster.

I try to look at it like a test of faith, but, the clay feet and weak flesh that feels pain, cannot transcend these biological reactions. I'm going to work on it by praying and allowing God to help me get through it. Meanwhile, I know that in the next 48 hours, I will probably spend hundreds of dollars stocking up on enough supplies to endure a year of post-civilization anarchy and chaos. I can only reckon it's because I am too focused on the Last DAYS. This in itself could be interpreted as a form of idolatry, and sinful, but, I'm not sure. I know it sucks, and I hate being scared.

Father, in the Name of Jesus, please give all who are in the path of the storm the strength to endure, and I pray that your will be done, but, that loss of life will not be part of the sorrow. I also pray for my home and precious pets. Please protect my babies, and please help me to get over this PATSD.-Pre-Apocalypse Traumatic Stress Disorder, so that when it really is our time, I am not a puddle on the floor.

I know it will be a challenge for me not to use 2012 as an opportunity to buy survivalist junk. After September 11, I spent about 800 bucks on just canned foods and water. I pray I get over my fear.
I pray my faith will kick in and I'll be possessed by the Holy Spirit to sustain me through whatever storm comes,

These hurricanes feel like the end of the world, though. Yikes.   . .

Mysteries and Confounding Ironies: Elijah's Wine at the Passover, and The Feast of Tabernacles

There is a subtle correlation between the prophecy of the Kingdom Age's "Feast of Tabernacles" and the solution to the riddle of Elijah's glass of wine at the Jewish Passover. I pray I have the finesse to explain it sufficiently.

The birth of Christ is probably the most celebrated event in Western civilization. Yet, most of us know that Christ wasn't actually born in late December. The winter solstice festival was an ancient and revered tradition in many kingdoms of the world thousands of years before Christ. It had a variety of stories, depending on the culture where it was practiced.

To the Egyptians, it was correlated with their deities, and the Romans carried on in a hedonistic week of partying.

The ancients associated with this solstice event, primarily fueled by their superstitious beliefs in the return of the sun, and the gods and goddesses woven into the story line.

When Christianity was introduced to the Roman Empire as the superior religion, thanks to Constantine, certain concessions were made to adopt Christian names and rites to their beloved festival days, and this was how Christ was fused with their pagan beliefs. It's more complicated than this, of course, but, this is sufficient knowledge to expound my theory of the real birth of Christ.

While the winter and summer solstice events were sacred to the pagans, it was the opposite with the Hebrew people, who were given instructions on the sacred days, by Moses, and these consisted of Spring and Autumnal equinox dates, maybe to deliberately set them apart from the pagans, or for other reasons, related to resurrection, transformation and rebirth associated with the harvest schedules of planting and sowing.

In the Spring, Passover is king. It is even the first Hebrew month, where it all begins, contrasted with the pagan calendar. In the Autumn, the most solemn, joyous and grace-filled celebrations are joined. First, Rosh Ha Shana, the "New Year" (which is totally confusing because the Hebrew calendar has a secular and spiritual first month, one in the Spring, and the other in the Fall.) Eight days after the New Year, is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, where all sins are pardoned by God's grace. Five days following this, the festival of Tabernacles commences, or Succoth.

In the Book of Zechariah, a very perplexing prophecy is ordained for the future, for the Kingdom of Messiah. In Zechariah 14:16-19, after the Kingdom Age begins, there is a commandment for the world to acknowledge the rather minor festival of Tabernacles. I say "minor" because, as a Jew, Tabernacles is not as widely observed or weighted, coming after the Holiest days of Yom Kippur.
Yet, Yom Kippur is not the date of celebration.

Zechariah 14:16-19
And it shall come to pass, [that] every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
And it shall be, [that] whoso will not come up of [all] the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that [have] no [rain]; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD'S house shall be like the bowls before the altar.

In Luke 1, the key to Christ's birth is hidden in plain sight. We are told that John the Baptist's father, Zacharias, the priest,  was ordained to serve in the Temple in the course of Abijah, which was a specific fortnight service dedication: 

 1Chronicles 24:7-19 explains the 24 courses of the priests. It is a logical assumption that the Course of Abijah took place as the eighth service, and took place in early June. Following these days, he impregnated Elizabeth, Mary's relative (probably mother's sister), and that would bring John the Baptist's birth to the week of the Passover.  Mary becomes pregnant six months later, according to Luke, and that would make Christ's birth between the holy days of Rosh HaShana and Tabernacles.

The Gospel tells us that Mary and Joseph traveled to accommodate the census, but, it seems reasonable to assume that this would correspond with the Holy Days when the order was issued. It was the "New Year" and that's when a census would be ordered, and it would account for tribes going to their family tribal lands, just like at Christmas, when people go home to their families. Instead of Christmas, they had Tabernacles, the most fun-filled of the Jewish holidays which followed the somber Day of Atonement fast of repentance.

This makes perfect sense, because, this would be why Joseph took a nine-month pregnant teenager on a long journey to Bethlehem, the City of David, to partake in the Holy Days. We know they did this on a regular basis because we have the account of Christ as a boy staying behind in the Temple teaching the elders.  

So, by John the Baptist's birth, we can deduce Christ's most probable birth. Now, what does this have to do with the glass of wine for Elijah?

John the Baptist fulfilled the prophecy in the last book of the Hebrew Tanakh, Malachi 3:1
Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

Elijah's mantle was passed on to Elisha in 2Kings2:11
And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, [there appeared] a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
And Elisha saw [it], and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.
He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;

Elijah's mantle passed to Elisha, who in turn became as anointed as his mentor. Elisha performed miracles that were very similar to the ones that were witnessed in Christ. In this parallel and metaphoric event, it foreshadows John the Baptist, as Elijah, and Jesus, who came after him, as the Messiah. 

Christ himself tells us that Elijah was John the Baptist. This is a very difficult concept for us, because, are we to assume that he is reincarnated? And if not reincarnation, then, what is it? I have a variety of thoughts, and have been taught in a way that explains this rebirth as a ministry, not reincarnation, but, that's not what Christ says. Also, he brings Elijah and Moses back in the Two Witnesses, in the Revelations of the Apocalypse. We all need to adjust to this learning curve and not assume we know, but, one thing we know is that Christ informs us that John is Elijah. And the Gospel of Luke tells us that John was conceived in late June and born at Passover.

I realize how convoluted this sounds, but, it is a mystery that cannot follow a straight course. Elijah's days of prophecy were during the Kings of Israel, and that was over a thousand years after Moses and the first Passover. According to the Old Testament, Elijah had nothing to do with the Passover, and yet, the Jews offer him a glass of wine each Passover. We even open the door for him to join us for desert.  I think it's God's trick on us to acknowledge the great John the Baptist, whether we like it or not. It is our blind way of celebrating his birthday, and it gets us to think about Elijah and who he was, and why he was the precursor to the Messiah's advent, as told in the final book of the Old Testament.

Jews may not acknowledge Christ, but, God is infinitely more clever than our tiny brains can comprehend.

 Before Christ's birth, Jewish genealogy and inheritance was determined by paternal lines. Even in the Gospels, the two lineages and genealogies are masculine, even Mary's could not be directly accredited to a female, so, it is given to her husband, in spite of it being her family. 

After Mary's manger miracle and the fuss it caused, and after the 70 years following the crucifixion of Christ, and the diaspora of the Jews, the entire heritage structure was revised to be a maternally dominated genealogy, which makes sense, since you always know who the mom is, but, as in Christ's case, his father was not who was married to Mary, but, God. 

Even if you don't believe that, the Jews are pragmatic and reckoned that until DNA was discovered, only a mother's genealogy was certain.

So, Christ was born in the Fall, and John the Baptist, as Elijah, was born at Passover. in the SPRING.

 Gentiles celebrate Easter with pagan eggs and bunnies, vestiges of the fertility gods and goddesses of their ancestors, while Jews are obedient to the Passover and Elijah's coming, and are still the only ones who celebrate Christ's birthday on the right dates, in the right time of year, at the HARVEST. Unwittingly, and unwillingly, Jews are the only people who may be observing the birthday of Christ, while the Gentiles hang mistletoe and deck trees with crap... purely and truly pagan to the core.

We're all mixed up. That's where grace will win the war in the end. It's our only HOPE.
It should unite us now that the world is breaking apart into two factions: The Judeo-Christians and the AntiChristians.

Choose wisely and stay away from computer chipping your kids.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

George and Cindy Anthony- Kudos for Grandparents of Caylee

Yesterday was the sixth birthday of little Caylee Marie Anthony. The community in, and around, the vicinity of her body's last location, in a swampy dump, was turned into a shrine and memorial. It goes to show how hurt people still are that there will never be justice for this precious girl.

George and Cindy Anthony have vacillated wildly, between denials and hostility, to incredible gestures of appreciation and kindness. There's no question how badly their lives have been altered by the loss of this very loved little girl, but, they often aggravate people's contempt for the Anthony family, for perceived responsibility in enabling Casey Anthony to get away with murder, and so she did. There's still not a scintilla of doubt in 99% of people's perceptions that this girl killed her child for selfish reasons. It is frustrating to also come to terms with her family's part in obfuscating and creating obstacles to justice for Caylee.

When the shocking verdict shook everyone's faith in the jury system, the next blow was a bizarre statement issued by the Anthonys through their lawyer. It stated that they had "closure" and were now looking forward to rebuilding their lives. That was almost a slap in the face to the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people who saw justice collapse. Good for them, they have closure, but, WE DO NOT!

So, it was a great gesture for both George and Cindy to join the community who gathered at the dumping spot and last resting place of the lovely child. When asked about it, their answer was particularly gracious. They indicated that they decided to join the crowd, as a way to help give the community closure.

Good for them! People love to find reasons to love those who had fallen from grace. It's one of the best qualities in our species. When George and Cindy joined the people in their community who cared so deeply about their grandchild, they deserved to have acknowledgment, and I think it was a God-directed instinct which drove the Anthonys to stand among them.

All of us are comprised of infinite combinations of good, bad, light and darkness, but, when love and light prevail, it is a true victory. I pray that the Anthonys can continue to embrace the community who cared for Caylee, and persist in helping others who have missing children, a mission that I believe George believes in, and wants to do to honor Caylee.

None of us can imagine the lives they've been forced to live, and while it's been frustrating beholding their obstruction of justice, it can be somewhat perceived as part of their cycle of co-dependency with a deeply disturbed daughter.

With God, nothing is impossible, and I encourage prayer for them, even for Casey, because, despite what 12 stealth jurors and pure simpletons did to dishonor justice and truth, God provided her with a second chance for reasons of His own. Maybe she'll prove to the world that she can change, even though it's a long shot. Most likely, she will kill again before she's finally isolated from innocent people. That's the way these things usually go. Look at Dutch psychopath, Joran Vandersloot.

In any event, even when they lied under oath, the Anthonys have suffered tremendous loss. While I don't believe it's proper to profit from the blood money offered for the death of a child, I pray the Anthonys continue to have a conscience and a consciousness towards their community, and the world community who fell in love with little Caylee Mnarie. I pray that she is honored in some way by the people she loved while she lived. Profiting from her death is sickeningly offensive, even for people hard-pressed for financial security but, paying it forward would honor her life.
I pray they can take the high road.

Father, in Jesus' Name, provide light, protection, and hope for the Anthony family, and Casey. Let them resist the temptation to profit, and let them live their lives honorably in her memory

"The Two Babylons"

'The Two Babylons' (Online Text of book link)
Alexander Hislop, a Scottish Presbyterian, wrote a classic piece of Christian literature in 1853. It was published as a book in 1919, and accompanied a revival of monumental significance. It is a staple in fundamentalist libraries, and has powerful information. It is primarily anti-Roman Catholic, and perhaps that is it's only flaw. 

This is because it assumes only the Catholic religion has been submerged in the "Mystery Religion" which is considered the ultimate heresy. 

In my opinion, it fails to condemn the Protestant church for also falling prey to the idolatry that is warned to avoid in the dire admonitions delivered to the churches in the Book of Revelations.

Nothing in the Bible stands alone. This is more true of the Book of Revelation that any other. I have always regarded Revelations as the "Final Exam." It requires a keen and dedicated understanding of the entire canon, most importantly the Prophets. It cannot stand alone and make sense. It must be referenced by corresponding prophecy to make sense. Even with this level of commitment, it is almost impossibly difficult, and I suspect that most of us will discover we had it 2/3rds wrong and were in error, when the veil finally rips apart and we see the entire picture.

"The Two Babylons" is still a phenomenal work, and it remains vital to provide background to the carnal pitfalls of our path as Christians. Even those who devoutly practice in earnest piety and grace, probably will be amazed at how much idolatry is married to our dogma and traditions, whether we are Catholic or Protestant or Messianic Jew.

The major flaw we all share is our carnal nature which is in competition for the Holy Spirit's command of our lives. By "carnal" I do not refer to sexuality in the flesh, but, vulnerability to forms of worship and ritual which pleases our carnal nature, apart from sex. The flesh is weak and is the tail that wags the dog. It takes recognition of this design in our creation to begin to separate from "carnal Christianity" which is the adultery that is referred to in the Book of Revelations.

The "Great Whore" associated with Babylon has nothing to do with a sexual high priestess goddess from Babylon. It is as far from that as east is from west.

By the time we are taking the final exam in Revelation, we are expected to know this, and if we don't recognize the difference between the flesh and spirit of these metaphors, we need to concentrate to learn the ABC's all over again, from Genesis to Malachi, from Matthew to Revelation. 

We are supposed to get it long before the New Testament picks up where the Old Testament ends. The Old Testament ends with a curse:

Malachi 4:5-6
  Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

For instance, circumcision was a cut made in the foreskin flesh, but, was dually intended to denote circumcision of the "heart", or more poetically, the soul. The circumcised male organ was beneficial to aid human love, but, this was supposed to teach us about how a circumcised heart and soul was needed to know God.

The Prophets were not veiled in their description of idolatry being represented as an immoral harlot and idolaters were infidels, without loyalty or commitment to their God, the same as men and women who cheat on their spouses. God is always presented as someone who has betrothed the chosen, not merely adopted them. As betrothed, we are expected to be faithful, and not be seduced into carnal religions.

By carnal religion, it doesn't mean sex, but, spiritual purity, not adulterating the true faith with the vulgar rites and rituals that appeal to men. The best example of this temptation that is irresistible is Christmas, which is very, very, very pagan. This is one of the keys in Alexander Hislop's opus magnum, "The Two Babylons."

It's difficult for us to comprehend the betrayal it represents to God when we infuse the pure faith with the tawdry trappings of carnal celebrations and call them by His Name. We justify these things, and so they make sense. We say that we witness during this period by honoring Christ, but, is that really the case?

If we're honest, we can clearly see this is not the case. We enjoy the carnal pleasure of the indulgences, the fellowship of family and friends, the food, drink, smells, gifts, glitter and excitement. 

These are all carnal reactions. To God, this can be understood as a man watching his wife commit adultery with someone else in their own bed.

Carnal Christianity is insidious. It can be manifest through vain babbling and imagined tongues of fire. I love the passion and devotion of many charismatic groups, like the Pentecostals, and they have many admirable good works, but, I have a real concern to their doctrine of the Holy Spirit needing to express itself through made up babbling. I have never witnessed a person speaking in a tongue that I felt represented an actual language, even a heavenly dialect that is only perceived in the Spirit. I believe this is a delusional practice that gratifies the chanter, and while not intending to be gross, it's comparable to spiritual masturbation. Sorry if that offends, but, there's no delicate way to express it's effect and what it accomplishes. It doesn't edify others, and if it's made up, it's a lie, and that would not be right for God. 

It "feels" good and pleases the flesh. That's it, in my opinion.

If it's not real, it's a problem. If it's required as a fixed dogma, it's heresy. That's not to say they're in danger of losing their salvation, but, once a bit of carnal Christianity takes root, it can overwhelm the judgment towards other things.

My next focus will be on the great whore associated with Babylon. It doesn't involve guessing, but, careful knowledge of the Prophets, in this case, I think the Book of Hosea is the key.
In the Book of Hosea, Israel's 10 tribe Northern nation, and Judah's 2 tribe Southern nation in Jerusalem are deliberately juxtaposed with what turned out to be the two main schisms in the Body of Christ, the Catholics and the Protestants.

If we understand Hosea, it will be a piece of cake to know who the whore is and how much peril all of us face in the realization of how off-kilter most of Christianity has strayed, the same as how the original "chosen" people lost the prize by straying into other carnal beliefs, because they enticed the flesh and were more pleasurable, and because they seemed to  tempt men and women by the illusion of them attaining magical powers, by their own will.

These things are the most challenging elements of faith for both Jews and Christians. While Christ's infinite grace may provide a blanket of salvation to shield us from our pride, blindness, and willful rebellion, we are required to seek out perfection and be obedient to instruction.

Sacrificing the pagan elements in Christianity is something that will take a miracle to enact, because, it's almost as sacred as the love of Christ. Because it's become a secular institution, it is unthinkable to even the most devout Christian to sacrifice, but, I have to tell you, I am frightened for the obstinacy of most of Christianity in the face of this major element of idolatry. 

This is not the only example of our infidelity and heretical departure from our commitment to Christ, but, it is one of the most challenging elements to convey to those who simply love Christmas, and won't give it up even if it's sacrilege.

To be contd.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Are You Cheating On Christ With Your Pastor?

The title of this post is the tentative working title of the book I'm trying to compose out of a lifetime of being at odds with the corporate churches of America, as they exist.

Modern Christianity is the culmination of thousands of years of collective thought and dogma, primarily originating in Rome, and then branching out into the many twigs of Protestant reform.

It is well known now, in our present day of wonderful epiphanous metamorphoses, that First Century Christianity, the faith of the Apostles and seminal church, was lost. Many movements within the body of Christ, for the past few decades, have acknowledged this error, and have tried to move back and start again.

It's not fast enough for me, though. Even the Jews 4 Jesus movement, which was a thunderous success, has fallen into the pitfalls of their Baptist and Protestant sponsors, adopting bad customs, in my opinion.

That doesn't mean that the millions of good people who faithfully attend and support these churches, and lead them in pastoral care, are condemned.

Forgive them Father, for they simply don't know what they do. Forgive me, too, and show me what to do.

Let's step away from the volatility of  judging the Church, and take a parallel look at it's great-aunt, Orthodox Judaism.

In Israel, Orthodox Jews represent the minority in Israel's governing body, the Knesset, but, wield inordinate power over the entire state. Netanyahu has always faced incredible challenges appeasing these near-fanatics, and one of their demands is that many functions of the government and defense abide by their interpretation of the Sabbath rules. They cannot manufacture weapons, or even diligently defend themselves in some cases.

A resounding hue and cry emerges from the Israeli Knesset when trying to reason with the ultra-orthodox, who will not budge on certain issues. One of their views is total intolerance towards the state accepting homosexuality in citizens. Sounds like Iran.

The moderate voices in the Knesset frequently invoke a German-Yiddish vernacular, with the Jewish saying,  "Vie id es geshriben" or "wie ist es geschrieben?" which means:


The challenge is fraught for the ultra-orthodox to prove that God will not allow Israel to govern itself as needed on the Sabbath.

Similarly, Jesus faced exactly the same mentality in Jerusalem when he violated the Sabbath by healing the sick. He constantly tried to reason with the guardians of religion to consider that the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath.

In Exodus 20:11, Moses wrote:
For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Sabbath forced man to utilize a day to rest, as God rested. Otherwise, man would work himself to death by working 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. There would be no time for personal reflection, or communion with God, family, community or personal time alone.

Throughout the Old Testament, though, there are exceptions to this obligate sacred duty, especially when it came to doing good works.

Even in the days of the Torah, when by following the laws of Moses, men could find their only redemption, there were instances of profound grace.

In the Torah, someone from the bloodline of Moab could not set foot in the Temple for seven generations. Yet, in the Book of Ruth, a Moabitis, she became the grandmother of King David.

Moses, who gave the law, "Thou  shalt not kill," killed a man. Moses, who gave the instructions for the Jews  to follow,  married outside his bloodlines, and wasn't circumcised until he was an old, old, old man.

Law is a framework to guide a culture into the light, but, the letter of the law kills, and the spirit of the law is freedom. This is why our Constitution is tweaked and fine-tuned, adjusted and still dynamic. This is how the Law of Moses was intended to be, as well.

In Christ's day, he pointed out so many of their inconsistencies and hypocrisies that we can only imagine the full extent of his mission to open their minds. Their party line was fundamentalism, as if they followed the law to the last dot and dash, but, in reality, they had amended their laws to suit themselves.

He reminded them of this based on Moses' compromising by allowing them divorce, and their rigid interpretation of Temple commerce, of diet and sabbath day rituals.

They strained at gnats and swallowed camels whole.

Orthodox Jews have an almost bizarre culture of eating, derived from one line in the OT which warns against boiling a kid in its' mother's milk. This admonition was supposed to teach them about cruelty, not on how they need to have separate plates for dairy and meat.

Where is it written? Vie id es geshriben?

It's easy for me to pick on the Jews, since they rejected the most obvious goal of their ancestral religion, which is the Messiah. No?.

 After that fall off the cliff, there is no where to go for me and I'm outta there.. They threw the baby and the bathwater out the window and have a washtub to fill with arbitrary rules and rituals, in my opinion. Sure we have a rich cultural heritage, as Jews, but, what exactly do Jews believe? Who is HaShem? Who is the Messiah?

I come from an Orthodox family from way back, and it is infuriating to hear them invoke the name of the Messiah, "Yeshua HaMashiach" which is Jesus Christ, but, to them, it is just another of God's many names. The Book of Daniel is closed to them. The Book of Isaiah and the Prophets are one-dimensional poetry, and I weep inside.

Too much emphasis is given, in this current era of churches, to our physical sex lives, in my opinion. It is madness, in fact, because, while there are some practical ordinances to behave with moderation and decency in the Bible, most of the words which relate to sex, like adultery, harlotry, etc., pertain to spiritual affairs.

 . Whether I tried to live a celibate life or slipped and had sex, or even married, I knew in my heart, and believe to this day that I needed to be forgiven for my sins, and this is the message that all of us share.

The Kingdom of God is not predicated on sexuality or preference, but, faithfulness to God. Adultery and fornication in the Bible, the way it was written, is very different than we've been taught and how it has grown to become it's own laws, much like the laws of eating off a dairy plate to the orthodox Jews.

Here's the premise of my studies in a nutshell. Sexuality and love are paired exquisitely with the biblical instructions on worship and our personal relationship with God.

We've become  paranoid, neurotic, and perverted about our own sexuality because we've taken the basic lessons of love in our religious texts and used them to monitor our sex lives, not grasping that the spiritual love with God is where we need to have purity, loyalty and devotion.

When God through the Prophets admonished adultery, harlotry, and used principles of virginity and faithfulness, it was meant to guide us to how we can love HIM. When he punished the Hebrew nation, it was because of spiritual harlotry and adultery of their religions, mixing what was sacred to the Jews, given by Moses and the Prophets, with the things the pagans cherished, like attractive idols and practices related to devil worship. .

Israel was blessed  when they swept their nation of competing religion, and established the LAW as given by Moses, with a revival of real spiritual love for what God has done for our people, and all he has promised his people. You cannot serve two masters. It is spiritual infidelity, and God will not be cuckolded.

I'm not condoning sexual immorality, by any means. God forbid I fail to express this plainly enough, but, the flesh is temporary, and vulnerable to sin, while it's what's within our hearts which will be measured by God in the end, and what we've done with our gifts. I tremble when I perceive the actual power of God, and how weak I am. I am a slave to his grace recognizing my own vulnerable nature. I seek to be perfect, sublimating so many desires and thoughts into the submission of Christ's love and discipline, but, it's never 100% perfect.

If there's anything that frightens me above all, it's the spiritual adultery in our churches. It's so insidious that few would scarcely believe they are partaking of a pagan ritual in it's original form. Everything from Christmas to Easter is tainted, and so much more that it's terrifying. Our churches are not far from the adultery of the ancient Hebrew people who chose what they enjoyed from the pagan world, and gave it a Jewish spin.

Yet, it seems that in the current church age, sex is heralded as the main component of sin. I've been saddened by this. Sure a dissolute person is not honoring their body, the temple of the Holy Spirit, but, the flesh cannot please God, whether in complete abstinence or in diet, or will.

Solomon was the Einstein of the ancient world, and he truly loved the God of his father David. When he ordered and built the construction of the Temple, that mystical Shekinah cloud of presence graced him, and thus, he saw the Lord, face to face.

We learn that he had literally 1000 wives, and this began his downfall. But, it wasn't his sexual generosity that doomed him, but, his wives who compelled him to partake of their pagan customs that doomed him. As bright as he was, he became corrupt by reason of too many philosophies, many of them divulging the dark secrets of the demonic world. These things are better not understood by man. There is no joy in them, but, he was drawn, like a moth to the light.

Jesus said, that "if the light in you is darkness, how dark is that light." We always tend to read these kind of warnings as messages to other religions, but, in fact, they are given to us, and we need to constantly attend to them.

We're going to get things wrong. This is okay. But, we have to learn by comparing precept to precept, line upon line, a little here and a little there, so that the light of the truth will not be a fractal, but, a landscape in our minds, and the light in our minds will shine in the darkness.

Fornication in the Bible is predominately paired with idolatry, pagan rituals and customs. Adultery in the Bible is almost always in relation to these same tenets of faithfulness to the Torah. Virginity is symbolic of purity of spirit.

In Revelations, when the 144,000 virgins are taken to the throne of God, it can be misleading because it states, "These are those who are not defiled by women." This can confuse the carnal mind, but, if read, in context to the great "whore" Jezebel, in the same book, it can be more easily understood to be the flip side of a great spiritual precept.

In fact, the infamous Whore of Babylon is a metaphor for the church, as read by those who have grasped the wisdom of these symbols.

For some reason, instead of being able to comprehend spiritual love, spiritual fornication and spiritual virginity, we have reduced these profoundly important symbols into physical qualities that pertain to our material lives. For some reason, even the most pious will stumble and fall into the deep pit of spiritual adultery, without recognizing it.

It is painful to share my thoughts about such cherished things as Christmas, and many other Christian customs, whose origins are purely pagan, and not acceptable in the canon of instruction, as given by God to the Prophets. These are the sexually wicked things that God cares about, in my opinion. God, who created sex, isn't as pruriently offended as we are towards procreation and physical love. Being a virgin isn't of any consequence, unless our hearts and minds are equally as pure.

Over the next few months, as I continue to develop my themes, I will work on them through my blog. This helps my process of writing. I pray that God will grant me the mercy and grace to understand with a clear and sober mind and present the right message, without my own errors and my own carnal understanding clouding my views. I pray in Christ's Name that I get it right.

Stella Doro Strike of 09- :No Contract No Cookies

There's a very interesting documentary on HBO running this month, called "No Contract, No Cookies:".

It is a chronicle of the last month of an 11 month strike of the  Local 50 of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union, against their employer Stella D'Oro.

Stella D'Oro was a family run business that began about 70 years ago, and it reminded me of my grandfather and dad's factories.
My father inherited his business from my grandfather, and they made high end designer clothing. It was a union shop, like Stella D'Oro, and it was similarly populated by a virtual United Nations.

These people were like family to my family. There were approximately 100 employees, and some had worked for my grandfather since the 1930s, up until the 80s. When I went to work for my dad, hoping to become a designer, he put me on the worst job in the factory, which was standing for 8 hours a day, using cobalt blue chalk powder to stamp sewing lines on pieces of silk and wool. It endeared him to them to put his spoiled brat in place of another worker, since it was the nastiest job in the place. He truly cared for his people. He was part of their families for all their family weddings, funerals and parties, and he was there for them, as a part of their family, if they needed him.

It sounded like the family who owned Stella D'oro was very much like this. This is why many people had worked in this one factory literally all their adult working years. Instead of being rewarded for dedication and loyalty, they were slapped down when an investment company bought the business, and then demanded a reduction in salaries and benefits. This instigated a fierce and sometimes vicious and vitriolic battle.

In this documentary, it's impossible not to empathize with, and truly admire the group of people represented. I wish every community in every city was like this diverse group. We'd  have a wonderful world if it was like that on a broader scale.

However, I also felt annoyed, because there was a very irritating sense of entitlement that these people had towards the owners, profiteers or not.

This is America, the land of the American dream. This was the American dream that they left their homelands for, and found in the Bronx working at this factory. They became able to buy homes, send their kids to college, and enjoy the fruits of a solid middle-class life. There's nothing wrong with that, but, on the other hand, the owners of the factory have a right to make a profit. Profiteering is not alien to our way of life.

At one point, the passionate strikers adopted a cry of "Whose FACTORY? OUR FACTORY!!!" 


It really wasn't their factory, just because they worked there. Stella D'oro fed and clothed their families for years and years, but, does this one family-owned business become responsible to them forever? Times change, fortunes change.

If they believed so avidly in their right to control Stella D'oro, and believed it was "their" factory, why didn't they try to purchase the company, when it went up for sale? These resourceful and dedicated hard workers could have  mortgaged homes, gone to banks for loans, raised money through the community of the Bronx  when the company was forced to sell, 
and relocate, when an administrative judge ruled that the company had to take back the strikers at their current status of wage and benefits.

Their battle cry echoed the proletariat ghosts of 1917, and it was eerily disconcerting for me. I came from true Bolsheviks. My relative even designed the hammer and sickle design. I know more about communism than many people, and I know it doesn't benefit the workers. It's just a ruse, and I fear that this misguided sentiment is forever altering the direction of this nation. We've already crossed over into the red zone, in many areas, and there's definitely a large population of people who mistakenly believe it their right, not privilege, to be cared for from cradle to grave, no matter what, and yet, they are never part of the solution when things don't work out. They just want their lives to stay stable.

The family who ran Stella D'oro may have needed to sell because of the very good lives that it afforded to it's workers through their generosity and the aggressive union. 

My dad struggled more and more, until in the 1970s, Jimmy Carter, opened the floodgates by making outsourcing labor and raw goods more profitable outside the USA, while taxing the heck out of US businesses. It was the virtual end of Mom and Pop shops, and definitely the end of the American garment industry, the way it was.

Most businesses couldn't afford to keep union shops any longer, and had to set up their work force in other countries, the same countries of the people in the Stella D'oro workforce, who were happy to work for a fraction of the wages.

It is a double edged sword that hangs over American businesses, who still employ American workers. First, unions, taxes, Social Security, Health care and benefits are untenable. Second, they can't compete with companies who export labor. That probably is why Stella D'oro was sold to a company that buys and sells these defunked dinosaurs of another era.

Working where you're happiest is not a right of the people, not even in the U.S.S.R. Stella D'oro's new owners offered these people a solution to make it feasible to keep their operation in the Bronx, and that was to take a cut in pay, and contribute 20% towards their health care insurance costs. 

What the heck was wrong with that? I've done that in many hospitals I've worked for. Usually, they get your pay back in spades, and try to give you bonuses as a gesture of appreciation. I've always paid at least 20% for my health insurance, and most people have as well. What's going on with these guys? 

The problem is that they were like the lost souls in Brigadoon, not connecting to other job situations, or understanding what most workers go through. Working is a privilege, not an entitlement of birthright. Just as they demanded the employer keep them in the fashion they deemed suitable, how about what they would be willing to give up to help this business get off the ground with new owners?

They wouldn't budge one inch in their unreasonable demands. When you have union workers who start at minimum wage, and every six months get an automatic 6% increase, with more abundant fringe benefits, and you cannot fire them without them committing murder in front of your eyes, you wind up with relatively unskilled people who make more than teachers and engineers.

It's this fact that closed our car industry, and sent other manufacturers out of the USA.

I'm not going to beat up any more on them, and I hope that they all fell into good  jobs by now. But, it's a learning curve for most of them, and their children, to partner with a good employer. Make it your factory by considering what the owner is facing due to a bad economy, competition from the Third World, and oppressive government and state taxes.

If they honestly understand the proletariat struggle, it would have been elevating to see just one of them considering partnering with their big bad bosses, and going to them with a proposition to invest in the factory. I've worked many places that allowed us to put a part of our pay into company stock and cooperative deals with them. It's awesome to know that only then is it really "OURS."

America is broke. The rich uncle is standing with his pockets turned inside out. It's still a great country with wonderful opportunities, but, we're entering a new era, where we have to do whatever it takes to be open to cross-training, new training, and compromising to keep a job we truly love.