How Evil Works: Understanding and Overcoming the Destructive Forces That Are Transforming America

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Manchester Union Leader, NOVEMBER 4, 2008 Did you ever stop to wonder why most governmentsno matter where on earth you look, or what time period you considertend toward being tyrannical and predatory Im not referring just to those unfortunate nations suffering under openly brutal dictatorships Even here in the West, where our elected governments portray themselves as benevolent and democratic, somehow they always end up taxing, legislating, and regulating us into servitude Why To bring this topic into sharp focus, lets start by taking a whirlwind tour of the worlds governments Before America and its coalition partners invaded Iraq and deposed Saddam Hussein, giving the Iraqi people a chance to choose another destiny, heres what life was like there, according to the U.S State Department In 1979, immediately upon coming to power, Saddam Hussein silenced all political opposition in Iraq and converted his one party state into a cult of personality Over the than 20 years since then, his regime has systematically executed, tortured, imprisoned, raped, terrorized and repressed Iraqi people.1 Though Iraq was once rich in culture with a long history of intellectual and scientific achievement, Saddam silenced its scholars and doctors, as well as its women and children with unimaginable cruelty, the official report documents Iraqi dissidents are tortured, killed or disappear in order to deter other Iraqi citizens from speaking out against the government or demanding change A system of collective punishment tortures entire families or ethnic groups for the acts of one dissident Women are raped and often videotaped during rape to blackmail their families Citizens are publicly beheaded, and their families are required to display the heads of the deceased as a warning to others who might question the politics of this regime.2 With such unspeakable atrocities a part of daily life, why didnt Iraqis complain publicly Maybe because of Saddams decree in 2000 authorizing the government to amputate the tongues of citizens who criticized him or his government The report also documents Saddams use of chemical weapons thats right, weapons of mass destruction against his own people, destroying than sixty villages and 30,000 citizenssome international organizations say 60,000with mustard gas and nerve agents In North Korea, every citizen is the slave of a demented ruling family While Kim Jong Ilor the dear leader, as all are required to call himlives in ostentatious regal splendor, most North Koreans endure crushing poverty Indeed, during the 1990s as much as 10 percent of the nations populationan estimated two and a half million peoplestarved to death as a result of the communist nation cults dysfunctional command economy The unwritten and unspoken compact prior to the famine, explained Andrew S Natsios, administrator of the U.S Agency for International Development, in Senate testimony, was that the people surrendered their freedom in exchange for which the state agreed to care for them, heavily tempered by political loyalty, from cradle to grave.3 Cradle to grave securitytheres that coveted socialist holy grail were always hearing about But for millions of North Koreans, all theyve gotten in the bargain is cradle and grave, with not much in between In fact, its impossible to adequately convey the sheer horror they endure in their day to day lives, but perhaps this quick story from the Washington Post will provide a tiny taste Han, a Communist Party official in North Korea, was walking home from work when he heard he was in trouble He had smuggled a radio back from China after an official trip He listened to it late at night, huddled with earphones on and shades drawn, to hear music that brought him a whisper of sanity and took him away from the horrors of his day.Now, someone had found it, or someone had told.It could have been my children who said something outside It could have been my friend one knew, said Han, 39, who spoke on condition he be identified only by his surname.If a farmer or laborer had a radio, he could have been released, Han said But I was an official In my case, it would have been torture and a life sentence in a political prisoners camp.4 Torture and life in prison for possessing a radio That just about sums up life in this communist workers paradise that has devolved into a brutal and bizarre national cult Zimbabwe, once a gleaming gem of a country in the central highlands of southern Africa, featuring the breathtakingly beautiful, mile wide Victoria Falls, used to be a major breadbasket for the entire continent That was when it was called Rhodesia But once Marxist Robert Mugabe was elected prime minister in 1980, Zimbabwe gradually was transformed into yet another indescribable hell on earth Thousands of productive white owned commercial farms have been stolen by hordes of government sanctioned thugs, the owners brutalized, tortured, and murdered, the farms left in ruincausing the catastrophic collapse of the nations once robust agricultural base Reformers and political opponents are routinely executed and Christian churches bulldozed As a result, Zimbabwes formerly thriving economy has disintegrated, causing the worlds highest and frankly incomprehensibleinflation rate, over 11 million percent 5 Average life expectancy has been cut almost in half, from 57 to only 34 years for females and 37 for malesthe shortest life span of any nation on earth.6 Yes, I know, these are some of the worst governments on earth But in truth, a great many other nations are not much better Burma and Sudan are ruled by brutal military dictatorships and mass slaughter and genocide are normal there The vast Middle East is made up largely of Arab Muslim police states, almost two dozen of them, where Islams strict, medieval sharia law reduces everyday life to one of repression, cruelty, and paralyzing fear at bestand at worst, terrorism, honor killings, and death by stoning for relatively minor offenses and sometimes for no offense all sugarcoated with a stiflingly rigid and intolerant religious code China, currently with about a fifth of the worlds population than 1.3 billion soulsis still at core a ruthless and suffocating communist dictatorship, despite its prodigious economic growth The government imprisons anyone who dares criticize it An estimated 500,000 people are currently enduring punitive detention without charge or trial, reveals Amnesty International, and millions are unable to access the legal system to seek redress for their grievances Harassment, surveillance, house arrest and imprisonment of human rights defenders are on the rise.7 Theres no free press in China, news organizations being largely owned and run by the government, which even censors the Internet cyber dissidents are imprisoned for signing online petitions and calling for reform And the governments notorious one child policy has been heartlessly enforced via mandatory sterilization, forced abortion, and even infanticide Chinese goods may be cheap, but life there is even cheaper What about Russia Most in the West have the impression much has improved since the bad old Soviet days, but appearances can be deceiving According to Andrey Illarionov, former senior economic policy adviser to Vladimir Putin, freedom in Russia has deteriorated dramatically in recent years Specifically, he reveals, the year 2006 was an extraordinary one in a sense of destruction of all types and all elements of freedom Whichever area we can look atthe political system, legal system, court system, civil society, rule of law, division of powers, freedom of expression, freedom of mass media, freedom of associationeverywhere, in each area, we see tremendous backlash against the basic liberties of Russian people.8 As this supposedly reformed giant of a nation, which spans eleven time zones, continues increasingly to resemble its former, malignantly aggressive superpower alter ego, Russia internally is in crisis Its judicial system is almost dysfunctional, theres virtually no freedom of the press, and international human rights organizations report widespread abuses, including systematic torture of people held by police We could continue on with our tour, but wed just find that most other governments, from the Far East to Africa to South America, are corrupt, predatory, and power hungry Each typically perfumes its tyranny with an idealistic, utopian philosophy such as communism or Islamic fundamentalism to help control the population Even Europe and the United Kingdom, once the crown of Western civilization, are firmly in the grip of secular de facto atheistic socialism, which suffocates their once vibrant Christian culture and seduces their citizens into giving up their hard won freedoms, independence, and wealth in exchange for cradle to grave security That brings us to America The United States of America has a transcendent heritage of liberty rooted in self government and personal responsibility, the result of a revolutionary two hundred year old experiment so gloriously successful it became a shining light in an otherwise mostly dark world Yet, in recent decades, we too have been seduced Many of us have been taught in our universities that the self evident truths the founders relied upon are just outdated and dangerous myths The press routinely portrays values the founders considered to be evil high taxes, unrestrained federal power, permissive sexual morals as good, and good as evil Same with Hollywood, which once showcased pro American and patriotic themes but now glorifies sex, extreme violence, and total moral confusion With this constant cultural subversion in the background, no wonder millions of Americans have gradually been demoralized into depending on government to solve all of their problems, fueling todays uncontrolled, cancerlike growth in government Power hungry demagogues have always used basically the same methods they demonize the rich, claiming they obtained their wealth by exploiting and stealing from the downtrodden they stir up racial or tribal hatreds at every opportunity they blame convenient scapegoats for problems they themselves have caused and they promise universal peace and happiness if well just give them unlimited power over us But they win our support only by appealing to the basest part of ushate, dissatisfaction, greed, and especially envy. They know instinctively that if they can stir up and ignite these dark and addictive passions in all of us, they will seduce us away from our inner dependency on God, and instead create a massive voting bloc of people dependent upon them. The reward for this transference of fidelity is great power for them, and confusion, demoralization, and ultimate bondage for us In its purest form, this phenomenon is known today as Marxism, communism, socialismthe spiritual core of which is raw envy Communism, as we know, is atheisticwhere the government is the only god, the giver of blessings, the solver of problems, the dispenser of justice and mercy, the source of civilizations progress Unfortunately, the only progress it actually confers is the progression from freedom to slavery Yet this is exactly the appeal that and Americans today have been conditioned to respond to, as we have gradually fallen away from the Judeo Christian, free market values that once animated our culture and institutions The envy based system Marx unleashed on the world is alive and well, and in different forms still dominates large parts of the world In America, it has taken root in the once noble Democratic Party, and has made significant inroads into the Republican Party as well In the age of Obama, it is coming into full bloom Although Ronald Reagan admirably presided over the dismantling of the evil empire of the Soviet Union, freeing its many satellite slave states, one cannot destroy evil itself The temptation of socialism continues to corrupt whole societies, including America Even the encouragement of immoralitysexual promiscuity, abortion, easy divorceis all part and parcel of the socialist modus operandi, because dissolute, dysfunctional people who have crossed the moral line and thus become estranged from the laws of God now need the god of socialist government MONSTER.GOV To understand how the U.S government has become the huge, parasitical entity it is today, lets clear our minds, take a deep breath, and for just a few minutes reflect on the truly transcendent and self evident first principles of life, liberty, and property Then the true basis for a just governmentas well as an understanding of where weve gone astraywill come into sharp focus The brilliant French economist, statesman, and author Frdric Bastiat expressed it eloquently We hold from God the gift which includes all others This gift is lifephysical, intellectual, and moral life.But life cannot maintain itself alone The Creator of life has entrusted us with the responsibility of preserving, developing, and perfecting it In order that we may accomplish this, He has provided us with a collection of marvelous faculties And He has put us in the midst of a variety of natural resources By the application of our faculties to these natural resources we convert them into products, and use them This process is necessary in order that life may run its appointed course.Life, faculties, productionin other words, individuality, liberty, propertythis is man And in spite of the cunning of artful political leaders, these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.9 What is law, then Very simply, explains Bastiat, It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense Each of us has a natural rightfrom Godto defend his person, his liberty, and his property These are the three basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two For what are our faculties but the extension of our individuality And what is property but an extension of our faculties If every person has the right to defendeven by forcehis person, his liberty, and his property, then it follows that a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to protect these rights constantly Thus the principle of collective rightits reason for existing, its lawfulnessis based on individual right And the common force that protects this collective right cannot logically have any other purpose or any other mission than that for which it acts as a substitute Thus, since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person, liberty, or property of another individual, then the common forcefor the same reason cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups.10 Nothing could be clearer than these basic, commonsense principles of fairness that any child could understand Yet, over time, American government has abandoned its original principles, and the Constitution has become merely a venerated relic, with little deference paid to the founders intent or vision Indeed, ever since the Civil War when the federal government, by force, imposed its authority on the individual nation states to keep the union intact , government has grown steadilyand has almost never stopped growing Today it is a virtual cancer, drawing much of the life and productive capability out of the nation, while feeding its own uncontrolled growth For example, heres how scientist and energy expert Arthur Robinson, Ph.D., explains Americas scandalous inability to provide for its own energy needs The reason is simple Americans no longer possess the freedom to produce the goods and services required to maintain their former standard of living Taxationboth direct and indirect through currency inflationrunaway government regulation and government sponsored and encouraged litigation have reduced the productivity of Americans below that required to maintain their way of life This tyrannythis economic slaveryhas been produced entirely by the federal and state governments of the United States.There are no resource limitations, technological limitations, or geopolitical reasons for the current energy shortages and high prices These shortages and prices are solely the result of taxation, regulation, and litigation that have stifled American energy producing industries.11 More fundamentally, government has robbed Americans of their very substance by corrupting their money system Congress created the Federal Reserve System in 1913, handing over to a private banking cartel the crucial responsibility for the nations money supply, a responsibility that the founders had specifically vested in Congress in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution Since then, Americans have seen the value of their money lose 95 percent of its purchasing power12 a clandestine form of grand theft and their economy continually destabilized by the Feds artificial manipulation of interest rates and the money supplyall of which serve to cripple the free market As Texas congressman and money expert Ron Paul puts it, Every economic downturn suffered by the country over the last 80 years can be traced to Federal Reserve policy.13 If you reflect on what money really representsit is your life and substance, literally stored energyyoull see that life itself is being robbed by government As citizens struggle to earn enough to support their families and pay their mortgages, the government literally throws their money away Yes throws it away. The watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste annually issues its famed Pig Book, which details the preceding years wasteful spending by the federal government You know, such as 1 million for the Waterfree Urinal Conservation Initiative or 50 million for an indoor rainforest in Coralville, Iowa.14 Such spending has gone into overdrive under Barack Obama, with twenty thousand taxpayer funded stimulus projects, including 3.4 million for an eco passage in Florida to protect turtles from being run over by cars, 2.2 million for skylights in Montanas state run liquor warehouse,15 1 million to pay for the removal of crickets in Utah, 200,000 for gang tattoo removal in Southern California, and almost 2 million for swine odor research in Iowa And thats only a few projectsthere are thousands of others.16 The level of squandering of taxpayers substance is a wonder One audit showed the U.S Defense Department wasted 100 million on unused commercial airline tickets it had purchased, never bothering to collect refunds even though the tickets were returnable and refundable.17 And government doesnt just waste your moneyit sometimes uses it to fund evil Not too many years back, the public was less than thrilled to learn that the federal government was funneling their hard earned tax dollars into support for obscene, perverse, and blasphemous art There was the homoerotic photography of Robert Mapplethorpe, featuring images too repugnant to be described here Then there was Andres Serranos Piss Christ, consisting of a crucifix submerged in the artists urine as well as Piss Pope, with the image of the pope in urine And of course there was David Wojnarowiczs Tongues of Flame, depicting Jesus shooting up heroin All funded by you.18 Its not just obscene art weve paid for its obscene politicians, too We have a never ending stream of sexually promiscuous public servants President Bill Clinton had a predatory sexual relationship with a White House intern barely older than his daughter Then there was New Jersey governor James McGreevey, who held a press conference, wife stoically at his side, to announce he was coming out as a gay American, and New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who frequented high priced prostitutes, and presidential candidate John Edwards, who cheated on his cancer stricken wife while accepting the Father of the Year award,19 and Nevada senator John Ensign, a high ranking, profamily Republican who cheated on his wife with a married female staffer Even South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, once a top GOP presidential hopeful, confessed to an extramarital affair The revelations are endlessour leaders frequenting prostitutes, preying on teenage congressional page boys, and betraying their sacred marriage vows In the current era, the socialistic transformation of America has accelerated at a truly frightening and unprecedented rate, with the expenditure of sums of money not comprehensible by mortal man, the nationalization of entire industries, andless obvious to the publicthe growing corruption of government itself As Pulitzer winning journalist George Will wrote in the Washington Post, The Obama administrations central activitythe political allocation of wealth and opportunityis not merely susceptible to corruption, it is corruption.20 But all this corruption and outrageous behavior shouldnt really be surprising Why For starters, its very common for human beings, in or out of government, to lack strong moral principles leaving them free to lie, manipulate, and steal in a multitude of obvious and subtle ways Since virtually everyone is beset by typical human flaws such as egotism, greed, lust, envy, anger, and so on, how on earth do we expect the same flawed individuals suddenly to manifest great selflessness and nobility when they get into government Doesnt make much sense, does it Thats precisely why our founders wisely created a national government with very limited powers and lots of internal checks and balances What we need to understand is that its not just deranged psychopaths like Saddam Hussein and Robert Mugabe who give us tyrannical government regular politicians and bureaucrats do it, too As long as theyre unprincipled and self serving, inclined to preserve their job, personal advantage, power, wealth, and comfort than to risk it all by championing the public good, the state will grow ever tyrannical I know this sounds pretty negative, but we really need to understand why it is that governments just about always end up playing God and controlling our lives Only then will the way out become clear Therefore lets pause, take a breath, and briefly reflect on the bottom line reality of our lives on this earth Though widely ignored, its a fundamental truth almost everybody knows deep down There really is an all knowing God He really does create human beings whose true purpose is to discover ultimate fulfillment through obedience to Him in all things And our life goes badlyand is supposed to go badlyif we defy His laws, which besides being written in the Bible are also written clearly inside each of us That is, we know its wrong to steal from our neighbor, not just because Scripture says so, but because its obviousor as Jefferson put it, self evident truth If we fail to find this inner fidelity to God, then we automatically designate someone or something else to fill that necessary role we will worship another god Moreover, when we are in rebellion against the true God, we need lies and deception to maintain our illusionsand people who love power are all too eager to step up and play that role for us Thats right we elect liars as leaders because we actually need lies if were avoiding inner Truth So, for example, lets say youve had an abortion but are in denial over the fact that you ended a life youd be attracted by the lies of an eloquent pro choice politician defending abortion as a cherished constitutional right Or say you foolishly took out a huge subprime home loan beyond your ability to repay youd probably support the politician who blames it all on greedy lenders and promises to force other taxpayers to bail you out For those living in denial, lies do a great job of excusing their failings and validating their illusions Since bad government relies so totally on persuasive lying, lets take a closer look at that phenomenon Theres much to it than you might think WHY POLITICIANS LIE, AND WHY WE BELIEVE THEM In The Marketing of Evil, I explore many powerful manipulation techniques used to alter Americans attitudes toward everything from abortion to divorce to homosexuality But theres one technique that reigns supreme as the king of all propaganda weaponslying To make evil look good, and good appear to be evil, you have to lie The power of lies is not so much in the little white lies that are part of the fabric of most of our lives Its in the big lies Its paradoxical, but were likely to believe big lies than small ones How can this be Wouldnt the big, outrageous lie be easily discerned and resisted than the small, less consequential lie Youd think so, but youd be wrong Theres dark magic in boldly lying, in telling a big lie repeatedly, with a straight face, and with confidence and authority One of the greatest liars of the last century, Adolf Hitler, taught that the bigger the lie, the believable it was During World War II, the U.S governments Office of Strategic Services, a precursor to todays CIA, assessed Hitlers methods this way His primary rules were never allow the public to cool off never admit a fault or wrong never concede that there may be some good in your enemy never leave room for alternatives never accept blame concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.21 Hitler himself, in his 1925 autobiography, Mein Kampf, explained with eerie insight the fantastic power of lying I n the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility because the broad masses of a nation are always easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large scale falsehoods It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes.22 Truly the words of an evil genius But lets bring this explanation down to earth Suppose, just prior to election day, a candidate accuses his opponent of immoral or illegal behavior Even if the charges are totally false, and even if the accused candidate answers the charges credibly and effectively, the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it In plain English, no matter how effectively the accused answers the charges, some people will still believe hes guilty, and many others will still retain varying degrees of doubt and uncertainty regarding the accused, who may well lose the election due to the cloud hanging over his head This, as Hitler said, is the magic of lying that is known to all expert liars in this world The doubt inducing quality inherent in a big lie is actually powerful even than Hitler explained in Mein Kampf. Lets say someone tells you a real whopperfor example, Your husband wife is cheating on you I saw it with my own eyes Although its totally untrue, the big lie has the ability to upset you in a way the little, everyday white lie doesnt And when you get upset over any thing, guess what You feel a little bit of guilt for becoming upset, a little angry, a little confused, perhaps a little fearfuland bingo, all those conflicting emotions cause you to be unable to think straight, and can easily result in your compulsively believing the lie To put it another way when youre upset, the lie takes on a mysterious quality of attraction and believability, as though a protective force field has temporarily been disabled, allowing the lie to enter your mental inner sanctum Hitlers principle is exactly what lying, ruthless leaders everywhere bank on to get their way with the public Believe me, they understand all thiswhich is why we need to also USING LIES TO CREATE A CRISIS One of the most creative uses of lyingand a key tactic for bending a population to your willis the creation of a crisis Now, anyone even superficially familiar with the history of the political left has heard references to the strategy of creating crises as a means of transforming society Youve probably heard of the Hegelian dialectic, a key Marxist technique whereby an idea We need gun control laws generates its opposite No, we dont need gun laws, we just need tougher sentencing of criminals , which leads to a reconciliation of opposites, or synthesis Okay, well compromise by passing new gun control laws, but watering them down somewhat Likewise, maybe youve heard of the Cloward Piven Strategy inspired by left wing radical organizer Saul Alinsky, whose methods Barack Obama adoptedwhich openly advocates the creation of crises to destroy capitalist society.23 This is how socialist progress is achieved peacefully through conflict or crisis, which always is resolved in the direction of greater socialism The problem is, this crisis creation talk just sounds so crazy, so foreign to us, that its hard to believe our fellow human beings, no matter how confused or deluded, could actually engage in such a practice But its not only true, its actually a common part of everyday life Consider this nonpolitical example and note how it illustrates the power of a crisis to mold people to the deceivers will In one child abduction case, a little girl was approached after school by a man she didnt know He claimed her house was burning down, that her parents were busy putting out the fire, and that he was a friend of the parents, who had asked him to pick up their daughter and take her to them The crisisand the emotional upset the girl experienced over the thought of her house being on fire and her parents in dangerdrowned out her normal caution about getting into a car with a stranger You guessed it the stranger was a predator who had concocted the lie for the sole purpose of upsetting and thereby tricking the girl into going with him so he could brutalize and murder her This tragic story makes an important point a crisis throws us off our guard, upsets us, and inclines us to make decisions and accept solutions we normally would reject Politically, the strategy is to create a crisis, or exploit a real one, by throwing people into a mode where they can be redirected toward a predetermined solutionwhether its imposing carbon penalties on businesses in response to fears of global warming, or a trillion dollar taxpayer funded corporate bailout in response to a dire financial crisis, or draconian gun control laws in response to a rash of school shootings Were talking about solutions that people would normally reject, but now in a crisis accept, and that establish as a result a new baseline of what is normalwhich becomes the starting point for pushing the nation still further leftward in response to the next crisis Lets look at a few examples of fake crises Theyre all around us Small towns and cities across America pull a certain stunt with depressing regularity around election time They claim that if taxpayers dont vote in favor of a new tax levy, theyll be forced to eliminate or drastically cut back police and fire protectiontwo of the few services the people actually want from their government I once lived in a town where the city council and city manager decided the way to force voters to approve their new tax levy would be to threaten to completely eliminate police protection within the city limits between midnight and 8 A.M No joke This was a crisis of their own creation and for their own obvious purposes After all, the city council members and their budget committee could have reprioritized their budget to cut back on street sweeping, park maintenance, library hours, raises and benefits for city employees, or other things less crucial to the public safety and welfare, and gotten by on the existing tax base without leaving the citizens vulnerable to criminals every night As I said, this is a common tactic in cities and towns up and down the turnpike The radical environmental movements primary modus operandi is the creation of crises where none exist The spotted owl crisis in my home state of Oregon is a great example Environmentalists claimed the northern spotted owl was dying out because of commercial logging of old growth forests where the birds nested So in 1991 a compliant judge halted logging in Oregons national forests, causing the loss of about thirty thousand jobs, an 80 percent reduction in timber harvesting, a consequent decrease in the supply of lumber, and sky high prices I rememberI was there However, it wasnt owls that environmentalists were in love with they were in love with stopping loggers from harvesting any trees in Oregons old growth forests The owls just provided the needed crisis Heres the rest of the story Long after Oregons timber based economy was decimated by the court ordered logging ban, the northern spotted owl population inexplicably continued to decline Surprise New research showed logging in old growth forests wasnt the problem at all The real problem, it turned out, was competition from another larger and aggressive species of owl that liked the same habitat and food as the spotted owl The truth is, ever since socialism lost its luster as the salvation of mankind because it has never actually worked as promised anywhere , the environmental movement has become one of the most powerful, modern battering rams of the left for advancing the same socialist agenda And of course, the biggest environmental cause of all is global warming Today, a generation of children worldwide is being brainwashed into believing they face imminent doommonster hurricanes and tornadoes, polar ice melting and raising ocean levels, leading to catastrophic flooding, tidal waves, and other cataclysmic events Many have been forced to sit in classrooms and watch Al Gores film, An Inconvenient Truth, in which he claims the oceans may rise by twenty feet, leading to worldwide devastation Not to be outdone, NBC reporter Meredith Vieira warned on national TV of the oceans rising are you ready two hundred feet.24 Thus, while the kids suffer from doomsday nightmares, grown ups respond to the crisis by clamoring for solutions offered by the environmentalist crisis creators And yet, not only is there no scientific basis for either NBCs two hundred feet or Gores twenty feet figure, in reality tens of thousands of scientists have gone on record stating their belief that man caused global warming is a fake crisis Indeed, as of this writing, than 30,000 American scientists, including over 9,000 with Ph.D.s, have signed a petition stating There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earths atmosphere and disruption of the Earths climate.25 And yet this crisis, based on increasingly dubious science, has become the U.S governments pretext for imposing truly draconian policy initiatives that many fear will cripple the nations economy Another legacy of phony environmental crises is our fear of nuclear power In truth, nuclear energy is clean, homegrown, and abundant, and its safety record is extremely good Many other nationsincluding France, Russia, and Japanhave long taken advantage of this amazing power source But irrational fear, in response to an environmentalist created crisis mentality, has gripped the American consciousness for decades and contributed greatly to our dangerous national dependence on foreign energy sources The Fairness Doctrine is a freedom destroying solution to a crisis that doesnt exist With the exception of talk radio and certain online and cable TV news offerings, virtually the entire news media establishment is overwhelmingly left of center Yet some congressmen and senators claim theres an unfair conservative bias in the media talk radio that demands balance by legally forcing radio stations to provide airtime to opposing viewsthat is, to the left leaning views that utterly dominate the rest of the information media Racism is largely a manufactured crisis in America today So called black leaders such as Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are longtime professional race baiters who thrive on stirring up racial suspicions and hatreds In reality, America is probably the least racist nation in the world Yes, we had slavery, but that ceased a century and a half ago when we sacrificed than six hundred thousand American lives in the Civil War than in all other American wars combined to exorcise it from our nation Yes, we had segregationbut we long ago repented of this and made it illegal Since the civil rights movement of the 1960s, led by Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., the vast majority of Americanshundreds of millions of normal, middle class citizensbelieve deeply and wholeheartedly in the color blind America that King envisioned If the election of a black president in 2008 doesnt prove this, nothing will Yet Sharpton, Jackson, and others have thrived for decades on literally creating the perception of racism where none existedfor their own benefit From the fake rape claims of Tawana Brawley to the fake rape claims against the Duke lacrosse team members, the false accusation of racism remains a powerful weapon of the left Similarly, charges of rampant anti Muslim bigotry and hate crimes in the United States, leveled by groups such as the Council on American Islamic Relations and the American Civil Liberties Union, constitute a totally fake crisis Actually, Americans have demonstrated extraordinary restraint and magnanimity toward Muslims since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks and the subsequent revelations of widespread Islamist antipathy toward America In fact, according to the FBIs own statistics, in the five years following 9 11, anti Islamic hate crimes in the United States decreased by 68 percent 26 We could go on and onfake crises are everywhere In fact, crisis is the central operating principle of the Obama presidency Everything is a crisis, an emergency, and has to be fixed right nowall for the purpose of vastly increasing government power and control over citizens wealth, behavior, their very lives Heres the key point people who want to manipulate and remold us are always creating crises, small or large, real or imagined, to use as leverage That leverage, to be precise, is our emotional upset and our resulting inability to think straight and make sensible decisions Repeat just upsetting us through any means whatsoever constitutes a mini crisisby means of which we can be manipulated Although being upset by some injustice or cruelty seems like a small crisis in the scheme of things, it is the basis for all other crises, even the largest If you think about it, this process of remolding us through crises is a perversion of what God does with His children He creates a crisisor perhaps accurately, allows a crisis to develop in our lives because of our ignorance of His laws, which cries out for resolution Our marriage and family are in crisis, or our health is in crisis, or our finances are in crisis, yet if we are sincere, truth loving souls, that crisis mysteriously has a way of maturing and changing us, and we end up growing in His direction You might well wonder what kind of person could be so deranged that he or she would create a phony crisis for the purpose of exercising power over others But this shouldnt be hard to comprehend For one thing, lots of us are so troubled and insecure that we develop an unhealthy need to be needed by others Its a very common syndrome Consciously or unconsciously, we tempt or corrupt people into becoming dependent on us, so as to fulfill our unhealthy need to be needed Moreover, consider that if you are consumed by pridein other words, if youre a big egomaniacyou actually have a subconscious need or desire for other people to fail Why Because your own sense of worth is based on comparing yourself with other people, and particularly with cultivating others to look up to you Unfortunately, a politicians need for adulation can be fulfilled only if he weakens and fools other people into depending on him for their sustenance and happiness So, if youre a dishonest, ambitious, and manipulating politician like so many, even though you havent murdered anyone, havent committed genocide, havent put people feet first through a plastic shredder like Saddam Hussein, youre still spreading evil and misery throughout the land If this syndrome describes you whether in politics or in your marriage or at your workplace , you may not be aware of the forces working through you Oh, you may occasionally catch a fleeting glimpse of it, but you quickly escape from this painful, humiliating realization For a fraction of a second you see it, but then its gone But let me ask anyway Have you ever seen another person lose his temper, or fail in some other wayand felt a very slight, perverse sense of satisfaction Or, when someone has done really well and received credit for it, or made a lot of money, or just expressed a brilliant idea, have you ever noticed a subtle feeling of envy rearing its head inside you Its okay Most everyone has experienced feelings like this at some pointperhaps often But if youre a sincere soul and are willing to observe these base feelings emanating from the dark side, and if deep down you really dont agree with those feelings, then in a very real sense those feelings are not you You could say there are two of you with the real you being the observer who is chagrined over the dark thoughts and feelings rising from the deep Watching those thoughts and feelings honestly leads to repentance and real change However, many people are not sincere And these types of thoughts, and the dark forces behind them, come to dominate their lives, albeit unconsciously And that is why, without being a Saddam Hussein, but just being a prideful, selfish, denial based person, you can do terrible things to other human beingsdeceive them, betray them, enslave them You can destroy lives and civilizations This, then, is exactly why we have limited government in America because power corrupts, and now we know why By the way, what were talking about herethe tendency for government to be dishonest and predatorydidnt start with Karl Marx It has ever been with the human race More than two thousand years ago, the great orator and statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero is said to have foretold the decline and fall of the Roman Empire with these words, which exquisitely described the ravages wrought by lying politicians A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious But it cannot survive treason from within An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself For the traitor appears not a traitor he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist A murderer is less to fear When all is said and done, we elect liars as leaders because we need lies And we need lies because were running from truth Lies that fulfill us in a wrong way are offered to us constantly, in every area of life If our marriage is in trouble, theres always the other woman or the other man who will embrace and reassure us that were great people and that our spouse is the problem But their lying solution only makes things immeasurably worse If were depressed or full of rage, but not really interested in understanding ourselves, we have experts eager to prescribe drugs to mask our symptomsa false solution without hope of real change Or we can bypass the doctor and go straight to the liquor store or criminal drug dealer to procure another wrong solution William Penn said it all If man is not governed by God, he will be ruled by tyrants Freedom apart from God is just an illusion of pride This is because when we are at war with our conscience, something has to sustain our denial, our secret war against the still, small voice of Truth withinhence our need for lies And government, in the form of other prideful human beings, is only too happy to oblige John Adams, a principal crafter of the Constitution and later our second president, understood this very well, writing Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other Benjamin Franklin expressed the same vital reality this way Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have need of masters But the Bible puts it most eloquently and succinctly of all Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty 2 Corinthians 3 17 2010 David KupelianDavid Kupelian, veteran journalist and bestselling author of The Marketing of Evil, probes the millennia old questions of evilwhat it is, how it works, and why it so routinely and effortlessly ruins our livesonce again demonstrating his uncanny knack for demystifying complex, elusive, and intimidating subjects with fresh insights into the hidden mechanisms of seduction, corruption, religion, and power politics Analyzing todays most electrifying news stories and hot button topics, Kupelian explores such profoundly troubling questions asWhy are big lies believable than little ones How does terrorism really work Why do so many celebrities who have it all end up self destructing Why are boys doing worse in school today than girls Why do we treat the problems of anger and depression with 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    • Format Kindle
    • 1439168202
    • How Evil Works: Understanding and Overcoming the Destructive Forces That Are Transforming America
    • David Kupelian
    • Anglais
    • 03 August 2016
    • 304 pages

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