JESUS, BANKERS & MERCHANTS

Thank God another orgy of consumer spending and self gratification on the occasion of Christmas is over. Even Boxing Day has been perverted. The original Spirit of it was to give the surplus of gifts and food to those less fortunate in our midst, but it has turned into more self indulgent spending where people do selfish, crazy things to get at the stuff first.

The Bankers, the Merchants and the Corporate media they own are doing their utmost to get Jesus out of Christmas while Christmas sales make or break their merchandising year. They love to see the people rack up huge bills on their Bank credit cards and make the minimum payment.

What has happened to the people these last 2000 years? At the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem in Palestine, the Angels proclaimed ‘Glory to God in the Highest and on earth, Peace, Good Will to Men.’  Peace is no longer valued in this world as War is the way of the Future because there is not much Good Will left between people and Nations.

WARFARE WITHOUT LIMITS: A DARKENING HUMAN HORIZON

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke 2:8-14

At the end of His life, Jesus was arrested, tortured and crucified in Jerusalem after 3 years of struggle with the Jewish religious leadership in Judea and Samaria, known to the world Today as the Occupied West Bank in the Jewish-Palestinian conflict. His final Public humiliation of leadership in the HQ of the Jewish religion was the straw that broke the camel’s back and they were determined to eliminate Him.

The Priests of the Jewish Temple had a cozy relationship with the Bankers and Merchants operating out of the Temple Property. Like the Muslims in Mecca Today, in those days all the Jews living in the Diaspora of the ancient world had to make a Pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. Jerusalem was a vibrant bustling city filled with activity.

As part of the ritual, those many Jewish Pilgrim-tourists had to make a gift offering to God in care of the Priests of the Temple. Because it was for God, only the best as approved by the Priests were kosher. It was the Priests who eventually consumed all the burnt sheep, other food gifts and the merchandise the people offered as Gift Offerings to God.

Because the Jews of the Diaspora had the currencies of their own lands, they 1st went to the money changers (banks) where their money was exchanged for the special “Temple currency.” It was with this kosher money they could buy the kosher merchandise from the merchants who rented their stalls on Temple Property from the Priests. The same merchandise and gift offerings to God could be had for half the price in the streets of Jerusalem.

With a little imagination I could see ancient Jerusalem teeming with people in the Temple and on the narrow streets daily as we see in Ottawa only on CanaDa Day.

Jesus arrives on this scene and obviously freaked out.  I don’t mean that in any pejorative sense. As he violently overturned all the Banker and Merchant tables, it was in righteous indignation. That’s what got Him busted then, and would get anyone busted doing the same thing Today

And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but you have made it a den of thieves.
And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.

Mark 11:15-18

In this world where Trust is broken down and Truth is fallen in the Streets, with thieves rampant in high places and low, the People still have not recognized the Spiritual symbolism of Christ being crucified between two thieves.

No one needs God, any other Judge or anyone to tell them being ripped off for anything is bad when it happens to you. Knowing that, there is a mentality these Days everyone is doing it so why not spread it around? This attitude on the part of the people from the greatest to the least leads to destruction,

Who would dare to speak Truth to Power these Days?

Don’t lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be single, your whole body shall be full of light.
But if your eye be evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness!
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they?
Which of you by taking thought can add one inch to his height?
And why take thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
(For after all these things do the Gentiles/Atheists seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.

But seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Take therefore no thought for tomorrow: for tomorrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Matthew 6:19-34

IMAGE OF THE BEAST

END OF FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY

“Obama’s stealthy signing of a bill over Christmas that allows the Pentagon to indefinitely lock up American citizens accused of “terrorism” without trial has deeply alarmed many Americans.         Even George W. Bush didn’t do this.”

Eric Margolis, Foreign Correspondent

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Eric, like the rest of the main stream media, evidently does not think the fact the President of The United States specifically repealed the right to Habeus Corpus on the Eve of the New Year of The Lord 2012 is that important to be concerned about by his casual passing mention of it. Eric, more than most of us, would know what Military regimes with that kind of Legal authority can do to their population.

What is the N.D.A.A.?

The 2012 N.D.A.A. or National Defense Authorization Act, Sections 1021 and 1022, in short: authorizes the indefinite military detention, without charge or trial, of any person, including an American citizen, and applies the “Law of War,” to U.S. soil, making the United States legally a battlefield.

This should be shouted from the rooftops!!!  FOX News, who already sees no good in Obama, curiously, all their talking heads and spin doctors are silent on this serious development under his Watch. They are constantly look for any insignificant reason to criticize Obama and he handed them a whopper of a big reason for legitimate and necessary criticism! This fact by itself should cause people to wonder about Corporate control of the news media.

The Republican Presidential Aspirants remain silent about this attack on Democracy by President Obama as they speak nice sounding generalities the voters accept as substantial statements. Why do they remain silent about this attack on the fundamental bedrock of Democracy? The only reason can be they see this new Law establishing a Military regime under cover of Civilian rule in America as being useful if they take Power. Please! Anyone! Offer an alternative explanation or possibility with a comment.

This legal right and protection from the arbitrary whims of the ruling class in changing economic and political atmospheres has been the cornerstone of Democratic evolution since the Magna Carta of 1215. This is an extremely significant development as it portends to the Future for a global economy on the ropes with austerity and contraction on the way.

All human experience from the Past has established these kinds of economic circumstances move people to demonstrate on the streets. Anyone attempting to organize a peaceful, non violent protest could be “suspected” of being a terrorist or sympathizer and the Military will just come and grab them off the street or out of their home. The leaders of any Occupy Movement would be “suspect. ” The Military does not have to back up their “suspicions” with proof and evidence in a Civilian Court of Law. It would be a bureaucratic decision, not necessarily a Presidential one in the atmospheres of the Day.

Highlighting this contradiction of Democracy in discussions in the Washington Post, CNN and other sites, it appears to be of no concern to the people that Democracy has been repealed in America by the stroke of a pen. The masses are in a very deep sleep as they walk and talk. They have become deaf and dumb like the false gods and idols of gold, silver, brass, wood & iron they serve.

Doing this makes the American cracked Liberty Bell sound even more hallow as war increasingly is the instrument to spread American Democracy in the world to those regimes who don’t provide Democratic rights and protections to their people like the US just repealed.

WARFARE WITHOUT LIMITS: A DARKENING HUMAN HORIZON

PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND

It reminds me of the old story of when the Nazis came and took the Jews away, I paid no mind. I was not a Jew. When the Nazis came and took the gays away, I paid no mind. I was not gay. When the Nazis came and took the political opponents to those actions away, I paid no mind. I was comfortable sitting on the fence.

When the Nazis came for me………………………………………………

This is the President who came to power on the promise of closing Gitmo and this Law he signed into effect increases the logical probability there will be even more Gitmo like secret holding facilities in America few will know about except for the disappeared.

While Obama could have vetoed the Bill which he said he would out of one side of his mouth, information is now public the provision that allows the US Military to detain indefinitely anyone they “suspect” of having any connection with terrorism, is a result of his surrogates urging Congress to include the provision in Law out of the other side of his mouth. This is so extremely dangerous to any notion we have of fundamental Democratic rights and protection of the Law. There will be no civilian Judge to hear the detainee’s cries.

Obama promised not to use the extreme anti-Democratic provision of the Law he signed and now in force. What if the Republican-Christian Right get power to frame Laws and choose which ones to apply to conform America to their Christian vision according the Book and the Law? Inquisition II, anyone?

I wonder if the Harper government, who proclaims it stands on Principle so often, will take a Principled stand against the repeal of Democracy in America or remain silent for “economic benefits” to CanaDa and continues to follow the American lead? Not likely since there is increasing evidence he has no respect for Canadian Democratic traditions in CanaDa now. Only Public Pressure can make him do that if it is undertaken before it is too late.

Canadians should be more sensitive and aware of the  scenarios I see possible in this world with The President preparing the way for Military Police, Military Courts not having to meet any burden of proof or presumption of innocence until proven guilty, and Military Prisons in America.

In our not too distant Past, we saw a similar regime in Quebec with the application of The War Measures Act. People who had absolutely nothing to do with the FLQ were rounded up without justifiable reason or evidence of wrongdoing other than being sympathetic to French Quebec aspirations drowning in a sea of English. Like the Natives in the Residential Schools, they could see forces at work potentially causing them to lose their Native Language.

Long before the Global Occupy Movement, while the English media projected Quebec Nationalism to the rest of the Country in terms of Language only, Quebec saw what English CanaDa couldn’t. The majority of workers in Quebec were French speaking, but the visible minority of the Rich living in the mansions on Mount Royal were English.

We don’t even have to go that far back. Look at the power the Police had at the G20. The Police ultimately were accountable to Civilian Authority. With the legal authority President Obama gave the Military New Year Eve, the Military is accountable only to the Military stationed right on our Border.

The implementation of The War Measures Act happened in our Canadian experience in the recent Past. I can only hope there will be aware and alert Canadians standing on Guard for CanaDa for the near Future.

THE INAUGURATION OF POLICE STATE USA 2012. Obama Signs the “National Defense Authorization Act”

Who cares! I want an iPad to play the latest video game.

Somebody has to do it and seeing not many are, the comment above made in the Website of Eric Margolis, Foreign Correspondent,was sent out to the first last and the last first.

From: Ray Cormier
Sent: January-11-12 1:33:56 PM
To: info@gg.ca; pm@pm.gc.ca
Subject: FW: Can You See?

From: Ray Cormier
To: national@cbc.ca; news@ctv.ca; politics@cbc.ca; power-play@ctv.ca; pov@cbc.ca; connect@cbc.ca; exchange@cbc.ca
Subject: FW: Can You See?
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:31:17 +0000

From: Ray Cormier
To: nycole.turmel@parl.gc.ca; raeb@parl.gc.ca; davies.l@parl.gc.ca; cotler.i@parl.gc.ca; dewar.p@parl.gc.ca; trudeau.j@parl.gc.ca; harbm@sen.parl.gc.ca
Subject: Can You See?
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:45:10 +0000

Honorable Members,

The following comment is posted in the Website of Eric Margolis, Foreign Correspondent.

All of you abdicate your Democratic Responsibilities to the People and The Truth if you remain silent on this extremely significant development.

We should realize the differences between CanaDa, the True North, Strong and Free if we reach for it, and our American neighbors with this new development as the War of 1812 is commemorated.

There are risks to preserving Freedom as you love to remind the people!

Citizen photo – ‘2nd Police Warning for God’s Emissary’ September 10,1977

Chris Hedges and others took the Constitutionality of this provision of the NDAA to a Federal Court and was successful in having this section overturned and declared un-Constitutional.

Chris Hedges Hails “Monumental” Ruling Blocking NDAA Indefinite Detention

The White House won’t give up. They are appealing the Court Injunction that stops the US government, at some level of bureaucratic decision, from determining that an American citizen or any individual deemed “troublesome” anywhere can just just be  grabbed off the street and Renditioned to some Gulag somewhere with no legal rights or recourse to a Lawyer or the 1 phone call whatsoever. They would just disappear and no one would know where they are!

Mainline US and Canadian media have abdicated their responsibility to the Public and the Truth by not reporting in depth on what is at stake for our common future. The people will be sprung in a trap unawares.

Years ago, Futuristic movies portrayed the possibilities of governmental Big Brother taking over clandestinely as the people remained asleep unawares to the small steps taken in small bites that will eventually remove any vestiges of Democracy as we have known it, especially the rights and protections limiting the excessive, illegal, UN-Democratic activities of our own governments.

Watching the video below featuring a long serving, ex-member, whistle blower, of The National Security Agency (NSA)

BIG BROTHER IS ALREADY HERE!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2014.

This video of a speech by President Kennedy in 1961 was brought to my attention just this morning, and is more appropriate for our Times than when the President gave it.

2011 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In the section ‘Where did They Come From?” place the cursor over each Continent to see the breakdown by Nationality.

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