Saturday, January 06, 2007
Now that the Democrats have had their first week back in control of the Congress, we have seen much news about changes in ethics and about going after government fraudsters. It sounds good if you are one who still believes that the inherently divided house can be forced together in unity. It won't work, and neither will the globalizer's new world order.
The drive for ethics is right. The method of achieving them though are wrong.
Also, ethics is not about removing opportunities for graft. Ethics is about having a heart where graft isn't possible. If someone feeds someone else, the person being fed in no way should ever feel obligated to then do corrupt practices at the say-so of the feeder.
Of course, in a democracy, the object of the ethics reforms is to remove the unfair advantage of monied interests to purchase the votes of legislators.
Well, think about that. The system in people's hearts allows a system externally manifested in which there are people hoarding in obscene excess, wallowing in gaudy opulence and decadent luxury while others a living in miserable, poverty stricken circumstances in the same nation through no fault of their own but rather through the direct fault of the selfishness and greed of the rich.
How can surface reforms of such a system designed to legislate coercive measures ever insure real ethics? They cannot. Only changing the root will effectuate the necessary transformation to insure real ethics. The system cannot be changed. The system can only be replaced completely with a new system, which is really the first system. It is a restoration of the state of things before the rebellion and confusion of the lie that was and is that selfishness is good for anything.
It is rooting out evil.
And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. (Luke 3:9).
That's survival of the fittest. It's evolution. It's God practicing eugenics.
What is "good fruit"? That's the question to humanity. Jesus defined it.