From Freedom to Servitude - Part 1
The Power and Perversions of Law
By Berit Kjos - March 27, 2009
"Watching the markets... two interlocking phrases immediately come to mind: Ordo ab Chaos, and Crisis Equals Opportunity. Ordo ab Chaos is a Latin phrase and the motto of the Thirty-Third Degree of Freemasonry. It means, 'Order out of Chaos.'” Carl Teichrib
"Never waste a good crisis." Hillary Clinton [see video]
"...the financial crisis will lead to the creation of a global central bank and a global single currency within 15 years." Stephen Gallo
"I set before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God... and the curse, if you do not obey...." Deuteronomy 11:26-28
During the Nazi occupation of Norway (1939-1945), my father joined the Norwegian resistance movement and was willing to die for his country. But when the post-war years brought creeping socialism, he became increasingly disillusioned. Finally he chose to immigrate to America, which shone like a beacon of freedom and opportunity across Europe's war-torn lands.
Entering the New York Harbor some years later, we gazed in awe at the Statue of Liberty. But even as we ate our first hamburger soon afterwards, America was already changing. Dwight D. Eisenhower, our war-time hero, was now president. John Foster Dulles -- a founding member of the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) -- was his Secretary of State.
Like most Americans, we had no idea what was happening "behind the scenes." We didn't know that Dulles had been a Trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation -- or that he collaborated with Alger Hiss, an active member of the Communist Party, and had helped draft the preamble to the UN Charter back in 1945.
Nor did we realize that our Secretary of State had chaired a 1942 Federal (later renamed National) Council of Churches conference. In an article titled Conforming the Church to the New Millennium, I summarized the conference report. While Hitler's armies were ravaging Europe, the Council used that devastating crisis as an opportunity to promote its agenda:
a world government of delegated powers
immediate limitations on national sovereignty
a [single] democratically controlled international bank
a universal system of money
worldwide freedom of immigration
even distribution of the world’s natural wealth.
Does that sound familiar? Apparently that last point didn't originate with Obama! Even Time magazine was shocked! Here's its summary of the report:“Some of the conference’s economic opinions were almost as sensational as the extreme internationalism of its political program. It held that a ‘new order of economic life is both imminent and imperative' – a new order that is sure to come either ‘through voluntary cooperation within the framework of democracy or through explosive political revolution.’”
Considering Alger Hiss' influence within the Council of Churches and friendship with Dulles [See note], it shouldn't surprise us. His Marxist goals fit right into a church establishment already infiltrated with socialist ideology. In spite of his Marxist aims, he served President Roosevelt both in the State Department and as his adviser at the 1945 Yalta Peace Conference, where much of eastern Europe was handed over to Stalin. His leftist ideology may even have prompted his assignment as the Secretary General of the United Nations Charter Conference in 1945 -- and, later, as president of the multimillion dollar Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
In our UN Chronology, you can follow the hidden threads toward world government. Notice that today's radical "change" simply means that we are nearing the completion of goals set long ago. As President Thomas Jefferson said,
“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms [of government] those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”
It's true! Unscrupulous leaders have traded the solid guidelines of our Constitution for evolving laws that conform to global standards and human greed. Since the Constitution was written for a nation that valued God's moral guidelines, it crumbled under the pressures of power-hungry globalists, financial transnationalists, and the deceptive promises of pragmatic socialists. They all saw God's unchanging Truth as an obstacle to their success.
To understand this radical shift, let's take a closer look at the three sets of laws that have influenced this nation -- both for good and evil.
1. Our Constitution with its promise of freedom
Whether Christian or not, most of our nation's founders based the Constitution on God's moral law. They knew that freedom to follow God would be essential to future prosperity.
In his 1796 Farewell Address, George Washington exposed the main threats to the authority of the Constitution:
"Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion [i.e. Christianity] and Morality are indispensable supports. ...[V]irtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government."
Washington concluded with warning about the "mischiefs of foreign intrigue," the lure of "imaginary common interest," and the consequences of failure to "prevent our nation from running the course, which has hitherto marked the destiny of nations." In other words, if we don't follow God's ways and guard the foundations of this nation, it will be destroyed -- just like the Roman empire.2. New evolving laws and global declarations (See Total transformation)
True to socialist ideology, our current administration seems determined to control every aspect of life: speech, beliefs and values, education, food, health care, money, the way we serve God or each other, etc. May we, like the early disciples, have the courage and strength to "obey God rather than men." (Acts 5:29)
Most of us are familiar with the various new bills (omnibus, stimulus, budget, etc.) loaded with earmarks that Obama had promised to purge. Costing taxpayers trillions, they seemed designed to deepen, not resolve, the current financial crisis.
But that apparent fiasco fits the plans of socialist change agents such as Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. They -- like Obama four decades later -- knew how to engineer a crisis that would 'force change through chaos.' Former federal prosecutor James H. Walsh explains their Marxist manipulations:
"Cloward and Piven held that poor people can only advance when society is afraid of them.... Their strategy to create political, financial, and social chaos that would result in revolution blended Alinsky concepts with their more aggressive efforts at bringing about a change in U.S. government. To achieve their revolutionary aims, Cloward and Piven sought to use a cadre of aggressive [community] organizers assisted by friendly news media to force a re-distribution of the nation’s wealth.....
"New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani called the Cloward-Piven Strategy 'an effort at economic sabotage.'.... Cloward and Piven were joined over the years by nouveau billionaires led by George Soros. Through his Democracy Alliance, they funded ACORN.....
"On the horizon are proposed taxes led by the Obama-sponsored Global Poverty Act that would tax every U.S. man, woman, and child $2,500 for a total of $845 billion to help the United Nations eliminate global poverty. The goal remains the same, to redistribute the wealth of the nation."
1. Public sector (government, which writes the laws and sets the standards)
2. Private sector (business, which supplies resources)
This three-legged system would be governed by globalist elites. Unlike communism, such a communitarian system would allow people to "own" their property, but both ownership and ideology would be governed, assessed and tracked through laws and regulations based on unthinkable global standards aimed at worldwide social solidarity. After all, Obama has agreed to "stepped up US-UN cooperation."
Our old Constitution-based laws are rapidly being replaced by transformational laws that end virtually every freedom that we have treasured. This change fits right into the 67-year-old vision of John Foster Dulles and Alger Hiss. But is this what Americans want? Or are most people too distracted by entertainment and Huxley's "feelies" to notice?
a socialist world government to "coordinate" the crisis and guide the solution [See The emerging New World Order]
drastic limitations on national sovereignty [UNESCO's War Against National Sovereignty]
a [single] democratically controlled international bank and a universal system of money. [One World, One Money]
open borders and global migration based on UN decrees. [The UN Plan for Global Migration]
In this new system, "We, the people" of America will no longer count. Our government -- elected to serve us -- will become our 'masters.' Ashley Mote (an independent member of the European Parliament) shows us what happened in Europe, the model for the other planned "regions" under the UN:
"Even the EU's public face - the unelected commission - is part of the charade. Power does not lie with them. It lies with the senior staff running their departments.... We do not know what their budgets are, how they are financed, or who approves their costs. Indeed, we do not even know what powers they have been given, nor by whom.... The other 24 commissioners, each appointed by the other member states... are figure-heads. They take the flak in the public arena, and make announcements decided for them by their senior staff, with the guidance of the secret committees....
"The European Parliament sits below this vast superstructure... designed to create an illusion of accountable democracy. A condescending pat on the head for voters held in contempt.... In effect, the left has said to the multinationals: you can have your markets stitched up for you, if we can indulge ourselves in endless social engineering. Big business has agreed. The result is a largely supportive parliament both from the left and right of the political divide. The 'Americas' is moving in the same direction!"
3. God's holy unchanging law and judgments
The old Christianized Europe leads the way. Rejecting its Christian foundations, it has filled its spiritual vacuum with forces far greater than it can control without total repression. Ponder this recent example:
"A few years ago, the left-wing London Guardian newspaper called Sweden the most successful society the world has ever known. But Sweden today is being rocked by a large influx of Muslim immigrants.... Wide-open immigration policies... have made Malmo, which is now one-quarter Muslim, one of the most racially divided cities in Europe. Most Muslim immigrants are concentrated in one district, where the male unemployment rate is 82 percent. Crime affects one of three families in the city and rape has tripled in 20 years.... In one housing project in the district, fire and emergency workers will no longer enter without police protection.
"Malmo has been so accommodating toward immigrant Muslims that a local Muslim politician and imam has even declared, 'The best Islamic state is Sweden!'... Right-wing Swedish Democrats, who support limits on immigration, have been stigmatized by the left-wing Swedish media as fascist and bigoted.... 'I think the best prediction is that Sweden will have a Muslim majority by 2049, so we know where that country’s going.”
America is marching to the same tune -- right into the embrace of the planned world government.
While most Americans still call themselves Christian, few can define the gospel or explain the holy character of the God they claim to know. Churches have replaced Biblical Truth with energizing entertainment, and Biblically illiterate members are being trained to follow group consensus, not the Word and ways of our sovereign God.
At a time such as this, we ought to "tremble at His Word" and fall on our faces before Him! For unlike us, our mighty Lord doesn't change! His laws are operational as well as eternal. The world can ignore them, but it can't escape the consequences. As He told us through Moses over three thousand years ago:
"...when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them... your heart is lifted up and you forget the Lord your God. ... you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’
"...if you by any means forget the Lord your God, and follow other gods... you shall surely perish. As the nations which the Lord destroys before you, so you shall perish, because you would not be obedient to the voice of the Lord your God." Deuteronomy 8:10-20
Demonstrating a patience that far exceeds mine, he told His beloved Israel, “'In returning and rest you shall be saved. But you would not." The rebellious people refused his gracious invitation. (Isaiah 30:15) So has most of the Western world.
Today that call still rings out: "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." (Matthew 11:28) What will we answer?
"I have set the Lord always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved." Psalm 16:8
Note concerning Alger Hiss: "
Mr. Dulles recommended Mr. Hiss to head the multimillion dollar Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Mr. Dulles worked side by side with Mr. Hiss in the State Department and in the various conferences that planned the United Nations. But how many American church people knew that Mr. Dulles and Mr. Hiss worked together in The Federal Council of Churches and that both were chairmen of important committees of the Council?" [From Collectivism in the Churches by Edgar C. Bundy (Wheaton, IL: Church League of America, 1958]
2. Carl Teichrib, "The Joseph Principle and Crisis Economics" at www.crossroad.to/articles2/forcing-change/08/10-crisis-economics.htm
3. Stephen Gallo, "head of market analysis for Schneider Foreign Exchange" quoted in "Global bank, global currency within 15 years," BR-News, 3-1-09, www.baltische-rundschau.eu/2009/03/01/global-bank-global-currency-within-15-years/
4. W.L. Mackenzie King, One World, One Money, www.crossroad.to/articles2/forcing-change/08/one-money.htm
11. George Washington, 1796 Farewell Address.
14. "Ban, President Obama discuss boosting US-UN cooperation," UN News Center, 3-10-09, www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=30148&Cr=ki-moon&Cr1=obama
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Saturday, March 28, 2009
The Power and Perversions of Law By Berit Kjos - March 27, 2009
Berit Kjos is a Christian minister, and there are Christians outside the "Christian community" who mistrust her motives because of some of her associations. My personal experiences with Kjos have been positive and I also like her style of research and writing. This repost is not meant to endorse Kjos (and everything she reprints of ours she adds a footnote that she doesn't endorse ACL conclusions either :). But she does understand communitarianism and includes it in her summaries of the 3rd Way and Hegel. Even if it is her intention to mislead her flock, she's exposing a critical element of the plan to those capable of doing their own investigations. I'm hoping Part II of this article will delve more deeply into UN-EU Communitarian Aquis. I tried to resize the name Stephen Gallo but I can't seem to make it smaller. That's funny, because I was unfamiliar with that name and yet now I know it! I am still working on my communitarian law article and expanding it to include Klaus, the Irish referendum, and the Lisbon Treaty.