…The money is the key to understanding how politics and social issues are manipulated in this world, and there is no question about that. When the Lord said, “For the love of money is the root of all evils,” I think there may have been a special emphasis on the word “ALL”. Man has a desire to control his environment and those around them, and there is nothing more powerful in life than controlling the destiny of nations. There is no force on earth more powerful outside the realm of heaven itself than to possess the ability to control issues and events according to the views hidden in the heart of an individual.
Let me issue and control a nation’s money, and I care not who writes the laws.
Mayer Amschel Rothschild
When generations look back and realise what was perpetrated in 1910 at Jekyll Island, Georgia, with the formation of the Federal Reserve System, they will wonder how the American people ignored the lie for so long and never did anything about it. Worse yet is that few really know, to this very day, who and what the Federal Reserve really is and does. When the money supply of a nation is in the hands of the few, or more accurately in the hands of a private bank, that is raw power that affects the daily lives of a generations of people. Rulers and politicians become pawns in the game of those in control of the purse. The single greatest deception in the United States of America for the last one hundred years has been the disguised truth about the Federal Reserve System. It is not Federal because it is owned by private bankers, and there are no reserves because its wealth is generated by debt or fractional lending. For every dollar in the bank, there are only 1.44 pennies in the reserve.
excerpt from Chapter 11 in The Hope of the Wicked – Ted Flynn. A must read. Buy it here.
In 1978, one of the great Russian writers, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, delivered a Commencement Speech at Harvard. You can watch it in its entirety here.
Below are some of my own highlights of the speech and related quotes.
Many of you have already found out, and others will find out in the course of their lives, that truth eludes us if we do not concentrate our attention totally on it’s pursuit. But even while it eludes us, the illusion of knowing it still lingers and leads to many misunderstandings. Also, truth seldom is pleasant; it is almost invariably bitter…
A decline in courage.
…A decline in courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West in our days. The Western world has lost its civil courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, each government, each political party, and, of course, in the United Nations. Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling groups and the intellectual elite, causing an impression of loss of courage by the entire society. Of course, there are many courageous individuals, but they have no determining influence on public life.
Should one point out that from ancient times declining courage has been considered the beginning of the end?
Searching for Happiness…
When the modern Western states were created, the principle was proclaimed that governments are meant to serve man and man lives to be free and to pursue happiness…Now, at last, during past decades technical and social progress has permitted the realization of such aspirations: the welfare state.
Every citizen has been granted the desired freedom and material goods in such quantity and of such quality as to guarantee in theory the achievement of happiness — in the morally inferior sense of the word which has come into being during those same decades. In the process, however, one psychological detail has been overlooked: the constant desire to have still more things and a still better life and the struggle to attain them imprint many Western faces with worry and even depression, though it is customary to conceal such feelings. Active and tense competition fills all human thoughts without opening a way to free spiritual development.
Why renounce material pleasures?
The majority of people have been granted well-being to an extent their fathers and grandfathers could not even dream about. It has become possible to raise young people according to these ideals, leaving them to physical splendor, happiness, possession of material goods, money, and leisure, to an almost unlimited freedom of enjoyment. So who should now renounce all this? Why?
Even biology knows that habitual, extreme safety and well-being are not advantageous for a living organism. Today, well-being in the life of Western society has begun to reveal its pernicious mask.
The triumph of mediocrity.
In today’s Western society the inequality has been revealed [in] freedom for good deeds and freedom for evil deeds. A statesman who wants to achieve something important and highly constructive for his country has to move cautiously and even timidly. There are thousands of hasty and irresponsible critics around him; parliament and the press keep rebuffing him. As he moves ahead, he has to prove that each single step of his is well-founded and absolutely flawless. Actually, an outstanding and particularly gifted person who has unusual and unexpected initiatives in mind hardly gets a chance to assert himself. From the very beginning, dozens of traps will be set out for him. Thus, mediocrity triumphs with the excuse of restrictions imposed by democracy.
It is feasible and easy everywhere to undermine administrative power and in fact it has been drastically weakened in all Western countries. The defense of individual rights has reached such extremes as to make society as a whole defenseless against certain individuals. It’s time, in the West — It is time, in the West, to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.
What have we done with our freedom?
Destructive and irresponsible freedom has been granted boundless space. Society appears to have little defense against the abyss of human decadence, such as, for example, misuse of liberty for moral violence against young people, such as motion pictures full of pornography, crime, and horror. It is considered to be part of freedom and theoretically counterbalanced by the young people’s right not to look or not to accept. Life organized legalistically has thus shown its inability to defend itself against the corrosion of evil.
Such a tilt of freedom in the direction of evil has come about gradually, but it was evidently born primarily out of a humanistic and benevolent concept according to which there is no evil inherent to human nature. The world belongs to mankind and all the defects of life are caused by wrong social systems, which must be corrected. Strangely enough, though the best social conditions have been achieved in the West, there still is criminality and there even is considerably more of it than in the pauper and lawless Soviet society.
Our disease: Hastiness and superficiality.
Because instant and credible information has to be given, it becomes necessary to resort to guesswork, rumors, and suppositions to fill in the voids, and none — and none of them will ever be rectified; they will stay on in the readers’ memories. How many hasty, immature, superficial, and misleading judgments are expressed every day, confusing readers, without any verification. The press — The press can both simulate public opinion and miseducate it. Thus, we may see terrorists described as heroes, or secret matters pertaining to one’s nation’s defense publicly revealed, or we may witness shameless intrusion on the privacy of well-known people under the slogan: “Everyone is entitled to know everything.” But this is a false slogan, characteristic of a false era. People also have the right not to know and it’s a much more valuable one. The right not to have their divine souls [stuffed with gossip, nonsense, vain talk.] A person who works and leads a meaningful life does not need this excessive burdening flow of information.
Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic disease of the 20th century and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press. Such as it is, however, the press has become the greatest power within the Western countries, more powerful than the legislative power, the executive, and the judiciary. And one would then like to ask: By what law has it been elected and to whom is it responsible? In the communist East a journalist is frankly appointed as a state official. But who has granted Western journalists their power, for how long a time, and with what prerogatives?
The Fascism of Fashion.
Without any censorship, in the West fashionable trends of thought and ideas are carefully separated from those which are not fashionable; nothing is forbidden, but what is not fashionable will hardly ever find its way into periodicals or books or be heard in colleges. Legally your researchers are free, but they are conditioned by the fashion of the day.
Socialism is not a step up from Capitalism.
It is almost universally recognized that the West shows all the world a way to successful economic development, even though in the past years it has been strongly disturbed by chaotic inflation. However, many people living in the West are dissatisfied with their own society. They despise it or accuse it of not being up to the level of maturity attained by mankind. A number of such critics turn to socialism, which is a false and dangerous current.
Western decadence makes us weak.
A fact which cannot be disputed is the weakening of human beings in the West while in the East they are becoming firmer and stronger — 60 years for our people and 30 years for the people of Eastern Europe. During that time we have been through a spiritual training far in advance of Western experience. Life’s complexity and mortal weight have produced stronger, deeper, and more interesting characters than those generally [produced] by standardized Western well-being.
Hard to read the signs when you’re asleep.
There are meaningful warnings which history gives a threatened or perishing society. Such are, for instance, the decadence of art, or a lack of great statesmen. There are open and evident warnings, too. The center of your democracy and of your culture is left without electric power for a few hours only, and all of a sudden crowds of American citizens start looting and creating havoc. The smooth surface film must be very thin, then, the social system quite unstable and unhealthy.
But the fight for our planet, physical and spiritual, a fight of cosmic proportions, is not a vague matter of the future; it has already started. The forces of Evil have begun their offensive; you can feel their pressure, and yet your screens and publications are full of prescribed smiles and raised glasses. What is the joy about?
The rotten fruits of the ‘Enlightenment’.
This means that the mistake must be at the root, at the very basis of human thinking in the past centuries. I refer to the prevailing Western view of the world which was first born during the Renaissance and found its political expression from the period of the Enlightenment. It became the basis for government and social science and could be defined as rationalistic humanism or humanistic autonomy: the proclaimed and enforced autonomy of man from any higher force above him. It could also be called anthropocentricity, with man seen as the center of everything that exists.
The turn introduced by the Renaissance evidently was inevitable historically. The Middle Ages had come to a natural end by exhaustion, becoming an intolerable despotic repression of man’s physical nature in favor of the spiritual one. Then, however, we turned our backs upon the Spirit and embraced all that is material with excessive and unwarranted zeal. This new way of thinking, which had imposed on us its guidance, did not admit the existence of intrinsic evil in man nor did it see any higher task than the attainment of happiness on earth. It based modern Western civilization on the dangerous trend to worship man and his material needs. Everything beyond physical well-being and accumulation of material goods, all other human requirements and characteristics of a subtler and higher nature, were left outside the area of attention of state and social systems, as if human life did not have any superior sense. That provided access for evil, of which in our days there is a free and constant flow. Merely freedom does not in the least solve all the problems of human life and it even adds a number of new ones.
However, in early democracies, as in the American democracy at the time of its birth, all individual human rights were granted because man is God’s creature. That is, freedom was given to the individual conditionally, in the assumption of his constant religious responsibility. Such was the heritage of the preceding thousand years. Two hundred or even fifty years ago, it would have seemed quite impossible, in America, that an individual could be granted boundless freedom simply for the satisfaction of his instincts or whims.
There is a disaster, however, which has already been under way for quite some time. I am referring to the calamity of a despiritualized and irreligious humanistic consciousness.
To such consciousness, man is the touchstone in judging everything on earth — imperfect man, who is never free of pride, self-interest, envy, vanity, and dozens of other defects. We are now experiencing the consequences of mistakes which had not been noticed at the beginning of the journey. On the way from the Renaissance to our days we have enriched our experience, but we have lost the concept of a Supreme Complete Entity which used to restrain our passions and our irresponsibility. We have placed too much hope in political and social reforms, only to find out that we were being deprived of our most precious possession: our spiritual life.
If humanism were right in declaring that man is born only to be happy, he would not be born to die. Since his body is doomed to die, his task on earth evidently must be of a more spiritual nature. It cannot be unrestrained enjoyment of everyday life. It cannot be the search for the best ways to obtain material goods and then cheerfully get the most of them. It has to be the fulfillment of a permanent, earnest duty so that one’s life journey may become an experience of moral growth, so that one may leave life a better human being than one started it. It is imperative to review the table of widespread human values. Its present incorrectness is astounding. It is not possible that assessment of the President’s performance be reduced to the question how much money one makes or of unlimited availability of gasoline. Only voluntary, inspired self-restraint can raise man above the world stream of materialism.
It would be retrogression to attach oneself today to the ossified formulas of the Enlightenment. Social dogmatism leaves us completely helpless in front of the trials of our times. Even if we are spared destruction by war, our lives will have to change if we want to save life from self-destruction. We cannot avoid revising the fundamental definitions of human life and human society. Is it true that man is above everything? Is there no Superior Spirit above him? Is it right that man’s life and society’s activities have to be determined by material expansion in the first place? Is it permissible to promote such expansion to the detriment of our spiritual integrity?
It is in Christianity that our arts have developed; it is in Christianity that the laws of Europe–until recently–have been rooted. It is against a background of Christianity that all of our thought has significance. An individual European may not believe that the Christian faith is true, and yet what he says, and makes, and does will all spring out of his heritage of Christian culture and depend upon that culture for its meaning…I do not believe that culture of Europe could survive the complete disappearance of the Christian faith. And I am convinced of that, not merely because I am a Christian myself, but as a student of social biology. If Christianity goes, the whole culture goes.
Reading The Hope of the Wicked by Ted Flynn. An excerpt:
St. Maximilian Kolbe, who was martyred in Auschwitz, wrote: “Centers of this secret society have been established in every region. Nevertheless, in various ways they more or less openly promote one and the same thing. In their plan, they use many and various kinds of societies which, under their leadership, promote neglect of divine things and the breakdown of morality. This is because the Freemasons follow this principle above all: ‘Catholicism can be overcome not by logical argument but by corrupted morals.’ And so they overwhelm the souls of men with the kind of literature and arts that will most easily destroy a sense of chaste morals, and they foster sordid lifestyles in all phases of human life. As a result, the once strong characters of men are weakened, families are broken up by guilt laden hearts, and an unhealthy sorrowfulness continues to grow. When such persons are unable to shake off the miserable yoke they carry, they avoid the Church and even rise up against her. To bring help to so many unhappy persons, to stabilize innocent hearts, so that all can more easily go to the Immaculate Virgin, through whom so many graces come down to us, the Militia Immaculatae (Knights of the Immaculata movement) was established in Rome in 1917 in the International College of the FriarsMinor Conventual. Maximilian Kolbe was influenced to found the Knights of The Immaculata while watching a demosntration of Masons marching in the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square. Thier agenda was to infiltrate the Church to destroy the Church. By the time the Germans invaded Poland in 1939, Maximilian Kolbe was director of the largest friary in Europe with nearly eight hundred men.
St. Maximilian Kolbe’s quotes in the above excerpt are taken from Brother Charles Madden’s Freemasonry: Mankind’s Hidden Enemy. I noticed that the Amazon reviews for this book are polarized.
One 1 star comment stood out for me in particular.
The reviewer’s Grandfather was probably a good man, like many good folks who join Freemasonry. Unfortunately, the good folks remain under the impression that they are a part of a decent and benevolent organisation precisely because the organisation is set up to create the impression of a harmless, well intentioned order.
Most members are not initiated into higher degrees and made aware of the Freemasonry’s true aims. It is sad that our brothers have been duped into a stubborn sleep, in which they not only refuse to recognise reality but actually react with anger at those who try to help them see the light.
Read the following words of a leading Freemason and ask your conscience if this really sounds like an organisation that is humanity’s friend.
We, the Illuminati, shall unleash the Nihilists and Atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of slavery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world majority of revolutionaries, will exterminate these destroyers of civilisation, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to to render its adoration will receive the pure light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in public view; a manifestation which will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.
– Albert Pike, Head of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in 1871.
It seems the plan is working well. The biggest acts performing at major events like the Grammy’s or the Superbowl are saturating increasingly shallow and susceptive minds with occult and satanic symbolism. It’s just a show, you might say. Ok, sure. But why these symbols precisely? And why are different artists using the same themes? What happened to being original? Doesn’t make you wonder?
Do you believe symbols are harmless? The people who use them don’t.
Check out the symbolism in Kanye West’s “Power” video. Do you still think it’s only “a show”?
Will you let your tv/tablet/smartphone screen stain your soul until you’re permanently sedated into slavery?
Or will you keep vigilant watch on the source, origin and motive of the material that enters your mind?
Your destiny and the destiny of your children depends on the answer.
An excerpt from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth by Bradley J Birzer.
Democracy, a newly fashionable word in England during the war was nothing but a sham, according to Tolkien. In ancient Greece, democracy served as a fancy name for mob rule. Any Greek city-state worth remembering, Tolkien wrote, is worth remembering precisely because of its centralized ability to mobilize and attack another power. Furthemore, Tolkien argued, democracy ends in slavery. ‘I am not a democrat only because humility and equality are spiritual principles corrupted by an attempt to mechanize and formalize them, with the result that we get not universal smallness and humility, but universal greatness and pride, till some Orc gets hold of a ring of power – and then we get and are getting slavery’.
The mainstream media mechanism works like a charm. We have the major television networks, radio, newspapers and magazines. We have ambitious young newsmen and women who want to get into the spotlight. These ambitious and charming folks have the ability to appear credible, objective and concerned for the welfare of the general public. I say “ability to appear” because for many of them – the desire to have their faces seen, their voice heard, their words read and their name in the spotlight takes precedence, over their concern for what they actually report.
If their conscience tells them that the teleprompter is wrong, they must either go against their conscience or try to rewrite the script. Only the first is possible if they wish to remain on air. The talking head has no say on what it will say. So the talking head might huff and puff, but when the lights go on and the news begins – the talking head must obey the teleprompter. And the teleprompter obeys the editor. And the editor obeys the folks who keep the lights on.
THERE is no such thing in America as an independent press, unless it is in the country towns. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write his honest opinions, and if you did you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid $150.00 a week for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with—others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things—and any of you who would be so foolish as to write his honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. The business of the New York journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell his race and his country for his daily bread. You know this and I know it, and what folly is this to be toasting an “Independent Press.” We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping-jacks; they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men.We are intellectual prostitutes.
– John Swinton, Writer/Editor – New York Times
The news is decided well in advance and the anchor, the radio show host, and the columnist must simply deliver it. With enough repetition that little voice of conscience eventually goes away. With enough repetition, the newsmakers no longer question the teleprompter – it becomes truth!
So the ambitious sell their soul to seek the spotlight, the mainstream media takes their soul and rewards them with the spotlight, and those who fund the show – get their scripts read to the general public who, hypnotized by the confident, charming performance of the anchor, accept the mainstream media as the truth. Works like a charm!
A Tree and Its Fruit
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17 So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. 18 A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will know them by their fruits.
Matthew 7:15-20 (RSVCE)
That the civilisation has to play according to some kind of rules, that is a reasonable conclusion that any sane human should accept. That a few of our leaders will establish those rules and that we will trust them to do so with our best interests in mind is also a reasonable conclusion.
The big question is – on what basis will the rules be established – to what authority will they appeal, on what foundation will these leaders build? And what will be the primary motive of our leaders: the love of fellow human beings or the love of power? These are the questions worth asking before you pledge your allegiance. The answers will reveal themselves not in words, but in actions.
An Excerpt from Ted Flynn’s Hope of the Wicked. (p.121)
Near the End Game
Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor for President Jimmy Carter (and along with David Rockefeller, the co-founder of the Trilateral Commission), disclosed in the early 1970’s that our society is “now in an information revolution based on amusement focus, spectator spectacles which provide an opiate for an increasingly purposeless mass.”
Brzezinski naturally assumed that the TV watchers would never awaken from their anesthesia before the dawning of the New Age. He even clarified what this new period of history we are entering would be like:
“At the same time the capacity to assert social and political control over the individual will vastly increase. It will soon be possible to assert almost continuous control over every citizen and to maintain up-to-date files, containing even the most personal details about health and personal behaviour of every citizen in addition to the more customary data. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities. Power will gravitate into the hands of those who control information. Our existing institutions will be supplanted by pre-crises management institutions, the task of which will be to identify in advance likely social crises and to develop programs to cope with them.”
Not only is our information controlled, but so is our history. So much for truth in the New World Order.
This is an essential read. Buy here.
A little excerpt.
At the Congress of Verona, 1822, Prince de Metternich, Prime Minister of Austria, addressed a memoire on secret societies to Emperor Alexander of Russia, in which he said:
Dupes of their own disordered imagination, dupes of whoever wishes to make use of their mania for their own diverse purposes, these men [vague mystics] have constantly been as a nursery of adepts for secret societies . . .these societies are a malady which eats into the social body in its noblest parts, the evil has already thrust out deep and extended roots…if Governments do not take efficacious measures…Europe runs the risk of succumbing to attacks upon it ceaselessly repeated by these associations . . .absolute monarchies, constitutional monarchies, republics, all are threatened by the Levellers.
Most governments could not take any measures against the attacks of secret societies because they were infiltrated by them. And like the above quote suggests – the infiltrators are ambitious dupes who get their time in the spotlight in exchange for fulfilling the wishes of those who put them there for their own purposes.