CHAPTER 2: CHRISTIAN CONSERVATISM: THE MOST SIGNIFICANT CONFUSION: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A CONSERVATIVE-REPUBLICAN CHRISTIAN: JESUS IS A SMALL-C COMMUNIST

The mistaken notion, that a Christian may be a conservative, is the cause of the most pivotally significant confusion in the world.

If they were real liberals

If the liberalism of Isaiah and Jesus were to pervade all that is now called conservative Christianity, the resulting beneficence and real bounty, real abundance, would cause blessings to rain down upon humanity. All the objections of the poor to America would be removed. Love would abound. The competition between religions would cease. There would be no contest. The fruits of Christianity would be too overwhelming for any to fail to see the correctness in the way of peace, love, and truth Jesus taught that came from God within him. As it is though, the world receives endless, mixed (hypocritical) signals from the self-proclaimed conservative Christians and others.

Giving Jesus a hardhearted reputation

Of professing Christians, those calling themselves conservative evangelical and fundamentalist Christians are getting the most powerful attention in America. The media are covering their domestic and international power politics. The conservatives are using militant power as in the police, military, and paramilitary. They are using coercive economic power also for punitive reasons. This is all in their selfish interest. This sends the wrong signal to non-Christians as to what Christ was and is all about.

They are buying huge blocks of the media to deliver throughout the world their ungodly propaganda and precepts that torture is fun, a good time, and other such evil human doctrines. Some of their chief spokespersons (such as Rush Limbaugh) talk of taking delight in inflicting pain, breaking bodies, tormenting souls, causing agony and suffering. They gain satisfaction and pleasure through the vicarious fulfillment of their sadistic lusts and cravings. Many gain sexual excitement and disgusting gratification through their beastliness and ferociousness. Now they have been exposed as the wicked. Cruel interrogation techniques are hated by God. All cruelty is hated by God. God wants lovingkindness: Mercy.

When we turn

Jesus had to be mercilessly sacrificed. God knew the hearts of the Jewish leadership. However, had the whole nation earnestly turned to God and repented and atoned, would God have forsaken them (evil overtaken any of them) or would righteousness have been reciprocated, reflected, even ameliorating the Roman Empire? You know the answer.

Much of the historically non-evangelized world is now being exposed to a false message purported by the conservatives to be the word of God and Jesus. The conservative Christians are zealously spreading anti-Isaiah-liberal precepts. This is a great problem, albeit a prophetically expected one. Add the conservatives' newfound ecumenicalism (uniting with foes against a common foe) to their anti-real-liberal evangelizing, power politics, and high-tech marketing glitz and it is no wonder that their worldly princes live in the White House. Flattery will get one the whole world, but only for a while and only by bowing down and worshipping self-centeredness. The self-styled neoconservatives are bowing and worshipping, as are senators, representatives, and governors, etc., in the United States. They all make no bones about their agenda. They sell themselves for unworthy purposes.

Where is the Apostolic Succession?

Continuity with the seeking-spirit of the Apostles is not in evidence much anywhere. Where is the light in the center of the world as Jesus once showed it in Jerusalem? Where is the truth being shined so as to be unavoidable in the middle of the capitals of capitalism? Is that truth blazing from those claiming an uninterrupted flow from the Apostles to them? What is this assertion of primacy? How was it achieved and maintained? Was it and is it by the flame of the Holy Spirit or by prostitution to the rich and powerful?

The bishops of the traditional capital of the Roman Empire are known by their fruit. Their right of succession descends through the nightmare of the inquisition (torture, public beating, imprisonment, execution) and other intolerable corruptions and confusion that brought on the Protestant Reformation. Many of those bishops came from the rich and powerful worldly families. They retained their wealth and worldly power. Have they redeemed themselves? Are they still hoarding accumulated wealth? They do not give all they have to holding all things in common with the poor leaving enough for themselves for subsistence (not obsessively so but to do the job until the resurrection of the just).

Where is the faith?

To understand more of how they have not brought forth the true bounty, read of the feeding of the five thousand.

When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve. And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven. And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand? (Mark 8:19-21).

Dwell on it. It is about the conflation of the physical and spiritual bread. It both reveals and falls within the wholeness-context of Jesus. What was the difference between the five thousand and the seven thousand? What does it mean?

While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them. But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him. (John 12:36-37).

Needing signs, testing, tempting, being hypocritical, doubting God, these things keep the kingdom of God from coming nigh unto the earth. They keep back conflation, salvation.

Believe it, live it, be it, in earnest, persevering.

Therefore, the clergy who do not bring forth the real bounty are not being his real disciples. This is not to say that everything within the Protestant Reformation movement was correct.

The fruit of the Protestants is not what Jesus called for either. Many Protestants were themselves responsible for murdering many, very notably the Anabaptists. They engaged in numerous wars and atrocities and were often truly evil authoritarians.

Through it all though, notwithstanding themselves, the word still exists in the Roman church and all the Protestant and Orthodox churches, provided all the human traditions, all of which are conducive to worthless, idle procrastination, are filtered out.

The prophecy is no dispensation to complacency

The prophecy is unfolding even with procrastinators. It will unfold with you or without you. Woe to those by whom offenses come, and woe to the fence sitters and lukewarm for they facilitate the offenders. The word survives, and its revelatory interpretation is restored by the Holy Spirit. The culmination will come. That truth is no dispensation to be content in the face of, or to be unaware of, the coming trouble. Souls must be prepared. There is work to be done exemplifying, emulating, being Christ-minded. We are called upon to shine the light and do the deeds enduring to the end. "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." (Mark 13:13).

Spread the word: The Apostles lived communistically

Rather than having the fullness of the original message, the sacrifices of all, emphasized to the world, the world is instead being told to Americanize. Meanwhile, many people who do not like this trend are complacent or lukewarm about doing anything about it. The poor and all others have not been told, but must be told with boldness, that the first church was a group including the Apostles of Jesus who lived communistically that is holding all things in common. It is part of their salvation. God is in these words.

And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. (Acts 2:44-45).

And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. (Acts 4:32).

Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth. (1 Corinthians 10:24).

Rather than being told to live with all things in common, to give generously to the poor, and be more than content with what is enough, the self-styled Christian-right tells the world that the belligerent military and industry of American capitalism is a bountiful system that should be copied worldwide, short of rivaling American military supremacy of course but certainly purchasing military arms from American manufacturers. This is abomination.

Black Budget: Built on embezzlement

Remember that within this mislabeled bountiful enterprise system, the United States Department of Defense has not yet accounted for undocumented adjustments amounting to 1.1 trillion dollars for 1999 and 2.3 trillion for 2000. Donald Rumsfeld announced the fraud on September 10, 2001, the day before 9-11. That means that the Pentagon has stolen and redistributed 3.4 trillion US dollars of the American people's money. That amount, of course, by no means constitutes the full amount of money that has been defrauded from the American people. Are the people in charge or are the false overlords?

The Pentagon is an embezzler.

Of course, this lack of accountability, these secrets held back from the people who labored to create that supposed value and who will pay dearly with their bodies and even souls because of those secrets and lies, has been known about for many decades. Only recently, have some of those who are more liberal within the government made the appearance of concern.

Also, most people have heard about the US Black Budget. This money is spent on the dark, shadowy government within the government (the secret government within the public government). This budget is obtained in ways that are kept unknown to the general population and that can be, and is, denied. They attempt to keep it secret while leaking some information and disinformation for effect: Intimidation and confusion.

They used to keep the network diffuse. Now they are consolidating, because they feel they have less to fear. The plebeians (common people) are placated in their class by mammon.

Office of Special Plans: The lie factory

A somewhat now visible example of this secret government is the Office of Special Plans, renamed the Northern Gulf Affairs Office deliberately in order to break continuity with its nefarious recent past in the lead-up to the invasion of Baghdad, Iraq.

False Zionist, neocons

US secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld set up the Office of Special Plans with his fellow neoconservative underlings, Paul Wolfowitz, then deputy secretary of defense, and Douglas J. Feith, then undersecretary of defense for policy. They set it up beyond the reach of the Central Intelligence Agency and those within the Defense Intelligence Agency who were not already onboard with the neocon, neoliberal (economic), and false Zionist admixed agenda for world domination.

Douglas J. Feith is a protégé of Richard Perle and an ardent arch-conservative, false Zionist

[30] who pushed not for a peaceful settlement of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict but rather for the US violently to overthrow government after government, what the neocons euphemistically call "regime change," in the Middle East and elsewhere for the sake of false-Zionist designs for Greater Israel, for revenge, for what they imagine is personal glory, and on and on down the road of abject selfishness. That is a sinful use of other people. Immediately after 9-11, it is reported that Feith advocated the US attack Argentina, Brazil, and/or other countries in South America as well as Southeast Asia, countries he wrote that he knew had nothing to do with al Qaeda. Now, just how insane is that, and just how typical is it of neocon, merciless, megalomania?

Of course we know that Bush-43 authorized the Worldwide Attack Matrix presented to him just four days after 9-11. That plan calls for covert CIA operations in eighty countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East in preparation for military involvement. The operations are wide ranging, including assassinations of suspected (not proven) terrorists. George Tenet's plan included allying with despicable war lords. He also asked for and was granted the right to use lethal force without having to come back each time for authorization.

Now, that plan is no longer going forward as a CIA plan but rather has been co-opted by the Pentagon and military special forces operations. Rumsfeld has been pulling the US toward consolidation of all intelligence and all militant force to be under the Pentagon—the better to control public perceptions for the sake of the military-industrial complex.

Satan's think tank: American Enterprise Institute

Along with Harold Rhode and others, they used the conservative American Enterprise Institute to recruit people to concoct a picture of Iraq. They recruited, for instance, David Wurmser, false Zionist and director of Middle East Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

A good example of the neocons at the American Enterprise Institute is Michael Ledeen. Ledeen preaches the following:

Peace cannot be accomplished simply because some visiting envoy…sits everyone down around a table so they can all reason together. In every case I can think of, peace has come about at the end of a war in which there was a winner and a loser. The winner imposed terms on the loser, and those terms were called "peace."[31]

They are all disciples of Machiavelli: The old way

That was pre-September 11th. Now, Ledeen strives mightily to impress upon Americans and Jews of the current state of Israel that they must go to total, all-out war, against Islamic, militant expansionism. He preaches against Jesus. He preaches for destroying people's lives. He preaches that which is against saving souls. He wrote the following:

…the best guide for leaders is Machiavelli. Candidates for officer rank in our special forces are required to read The Prince and then, after weeks of punishing challenges to mind and body, must write an essay applying his lessons to terrible decisions they might face while commanding our finest soldiers…. 1. Man is more inclined to do evil than to do good…. 2. The only important thing is winning or losing…. 3. If you have to do unpleasant things, it is best to do them all at once, rather than to do a long series of little ones…. 4. It is better to be more feared than loved….[32]

…we must not, not, not show compassion too soon. Compassion comes after victory, not before it, not alongside it.

We need to sustain our game face, we must keep our fangs bared, we must remind them daily that we Americans are in a rage, and we will not rest until we have avenged our dead, we will not be sated until we have had the blood of every miserable little tyrant in the Middle East, until every leader of every cell of the terror network is dead or locked securely away, and every last drooling anti-Semitic and anti-American mullah, imam, sheikh, and ayatollah is either singing the praises of the United States of America, or pumping gasoline, for a dime a gallon, on an American military base near the Arctic Circle.[33]

So, there you have it. You can be a disciple of Machiavelli, who advocated for the evil prince of this world, or you can be a disciple of Jesus Christ. You can listen to and fall for the neocons' call to hardheartedness, or you can rise out of that darkness by listening to and following Jesus's call.

As for Michael Ledeen and the other neocon warmongers and their enemies, the militant Muslims, we have only to look at their personal life experiences to discover they each were abused and are making the dreadful error of turning to abuse to repay that error. They increase and compound the error. Ledeen preaches that if only we can wipe them out, then we will be free of those who attack others. He preaches that once and for all, we must clean the world in a complete bloodbath and then lord it over all so that they will fear to cross us. There is scant difference between this message and the message preached by Mohammed. Ledeen could just as easily tear pages from Mohammed's Qur'an as from Machiavelli's, The Prince. What he and all the rest of the hardhearted need to do is learn the Gospel message.

You see Michael is possessed with vengeance and wrath. He has violence in his heart. He follows Satan by definition.

And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. (Luke 10:5-6).

Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division. (Luke 12:51).

Jesus came to separate those who will perpetually fall to violence from those who will overcome that temptation. Those who reject peace destroy themselves by their ignorant willfulness.

And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side. (Luke 19:41-43).

It came to pass for Jerusalem just as Jesus said. Now what? Do you believe the rules have changed? They have not!

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33).

Is it a waste of time to tell Michael Ledeen and his kind to turn to Jesus? No.

Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. (Matthew 5:25).

What is it to which all must agree for peace?

And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. (Luke 5:36).

The old way, the way of violence, is unwholesomeness. It is Michael Ledeen's way, unless he repents of it and atones, etc. That old way has never worked and never will. The new way actually predates that old. It is the new commandment that is the original word of God revealed now to all those to whom it is given. The new and old are incompatible. The old cannot hold the real, revealed spirit, the truth. The new is new, because one is born anew back into it. One is born again into the kingdom of God from whenst one came.

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