world domination conspiracies have many adherents and true believers. I was a young man when I first heard about the Illuminati, and it becomes the underlying theme in the Dan Brown book and movie, Angels and Demons, and other pop culture references. Many assert its members have included Winston Churchill, the Bush family, Barack Obama, the Rothschild family, David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski. Almost every assassination plot can find an easy connection to the Illuminati, it seems, as they seek to usher in the New World Order.
When I was a younger man, I was mildly intrigued by all the Kennedy assassination theories. I finally concluded I would have to wait for some future day to discern the truth, after visiting Dealey Plaza for the first time. Then it occurred to me that all I needed to do was wait for the sequel to National Treasure 2, since the answer was revealed in the Book of Secrets ;-)
As I have stated on numerous occasions throughout this blog, I try to find my truth in the middle of the road, and in my more rational moments I normally eschew extreme points of view.
When the state of Israel was created in 1947-48, it was miraculous in its inception. Only one vote separated the opposition to its creation from successful passage of its charter. The final vote granting statehood to Israel came from the United States of America in the United Nations Security Council. Of its few allies in the world, the United States has always been the most reliable and steadfast until now.
This morning I was looking for something else, and quite unexpectedly stumbled over this interview on YouTube.
I did some checking. It appears to be authentic, and the subject of the interview is Dr. Richard L. Rubenstein, Yale fellow, "Distinguished Professor of the Year", and Harvard Phd. He states President Obama's intention is to "correct the historical mistake of the creation of the state of Israel." Dr. Rubenstein has been fighting against the Holocaust denials his whole career. He believes President Obama due to his family heritage is extremely pro-Muslim -- to the point of "wanting to see the destruction of Israel."
I don't know how Dr. Rubenstein has arrived at his conclusions, but his assertions -- if true and credible -- (I hasten to add the qualifier) could pose a serious threat to the ongoing existence of the state of Israel.
Further, there are voices out there (are they really so far out these days?) asserting Obama's agenda (which any casual observer can only conclude is radial and extreme) was promoted openly in the sixties by two liberal professors, Cloward & Piven, when he was a student at Columbia University. Their strategy was designed to end poverty in the United States by creating a socialist state guaranteeing a government income for all. Incidentally, such an idea is absurd on its face because everywhere it's been tried it has failed miserably.
I thought we were way beyond the grasp of such idiocy. Apparently, not!
The only reason any of this has even the slightest hint of credibility is that every single step this president and this Congress have taken since Obama's inauguration is trending rapidly in this direction. I've simply never seen anything like this in my lifetime. The lightning speed with which it is occurring is troubling. I never thought in my wildest dreams it was even possible, and especially that it would happen inside America right under our noses.
Then it began to hit me recently. What if universal health care wasn't about health care at all? What if it was an intentional act to bankrupt America? I have been mystified by it all along. There is no rational fiscal policy on which it can rest and find any semblance of justification. Who but a radical Marxist would come up with such a plan in the middle of a crippling recession?
Republicans and Democrats had to link arms to make all this happen. Blame the participants from both sides, not just Democrats. Don't forget that TARP was hatched by Republicans.
What if "cap and trade" had nothing to do with global warming after all? What if it has everything to do with redistribution of income, government control of the economy and a criminal payoff to Obama's biggest contributors?
Why all the bailouts and stimulus bills? Where did all that money go? It went to Democrat contributors, organizations (ACORN), and unions -- including billions of dollars to save or create jobs of government employees across the country. It went to save GM and Chrysler so that their employees could keep paying union dues. It went to AIG so that Goldman Sachs could be bailed out (after giving Obama almost $1 million in contributions). A staggering $125 billion went to teachers (thereby protecting their union dues). All those public employees will vote loyally as Democrats to protect their bloated salaries and pensions that are bankrupting America . The country goes broke, future generations face a bleak future, but Obama, the Democrat Party, government, and the unions grow more powerful. The ends justify the means. It makes absolutely no sense to me!!! But what if that's what they are attempting?
Why all the talk about legalizing illegal immigrants and resisting attempts by the state of Arizona to keep them out? Have you actually read the Arizona law? Click the link. It's only ten pages long, and mirrors exactly the federal statutes already on the books. Obama's lack of response to closing the borders has been stunning! What if it's an intentional act to just give these 12 million potential new citizens free health care? If we're entertaining socialism, why not go all the way? It adds 12 million reliable new Democrat voters who can be counted on to support big government. Add another few trillion dollars in welfare, aid to dependent children, food stamps, free medical, education, tax credits for the poor, and eventually Social Security. Bankrupt capitalism so socialism can finally be fully implemented. Why not?
I can't believe I'm even entertaining these thoughts, but what other explanation is there? I await your scathing rebukes. Comment below and set me straight again. Put me out of my twisted pain.
Here's the most bitter pill of all. This government has systematically set about to raise taxes on small business owners, high-income earners, and job creators. They have put the entire tax burden on only the top 20 percent of taxpayers, they aim to redistribute the income, punish success, and reward those who did nothing to deserve it (except vote for Obama).
Ronald Reagan was the radical back in his day -- he wanted to dramatically cut taxes in order to starve the government. Obama wants to dramatically raise taxes to starve his political opposition.
I know, stop me before I get crazy. What I could never figure out was why this all seemed so irrational to me. What if I'm actually sane and rational? That's even more frightening, because then I have to conclude that this agenda is a purposeful and intentional act of treason. That really stretches my finite little brain.
But suddenly it's beginning to make more sense than ever before. I made the mistake of thinking President Obama was acting in what he perceived to be our best interests as a nation. That's what people want in their president. The thought never really resonated with me that he might be doing something quite different.
I usually reject conspiracy theories out of hand. I don't like discussing secret combinations. Such thoughts are radical. Now I'm beginning to wonder if the radicals really are the radicals and the conspiracy theorists are the only rational thinkers left standing. That's really a weird thought for me.
What is white is black and what is black is white. What is good is evil and what is evil is good. What is up is down and what is down is up. "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" (Isaiah 5:20).
What if the grand scheme is being implemented in ways we could never have imagined two years ago (and still resist) because we can't imagine it could be true? What if Obama and his "regime" have created a vast and rapidly expanding constituency of voters dependent on big government; a vast privileged class of public employees who work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming and bankrupting the system? Is that even possible?
If no one is left standing and all the worker bees are now on the dole, then who's left for the over-taxed rich to exploit to earn enough to pay the taxes to support the welfare recipients? This makes absolutely NO SENSE to me, yet it appears that's what the agenda adds up to. The circular logic defies reason. Reagan had it right -- you have to starve government to help the poor so they can be employed by the rich.
The other foreign policy reality is more sobering to me. I never believed it would be possible in this way for America to distance herself from the state of Israel. Our longstanding support and advocacy for the existence of the state of Israel has never been in dispute until now.
And it's redefining my whole thought process on the question of Middle East diplomacy.