Posts Tagged ‘western culture’

Free Will

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, the gift of free will, is both a blessing and a curse for us. It is self evident… we are given free will, and that free will comes from God. Our free will is the font of our virtuous desire for liberty and our iniquitous wish to control others. It is through free will that we created the World we live in, and our free will is the source of all that is good and bad. This is an important concept to understand if we want to create a better World for our children to live in. If we get it wrong however, the World we create, will be devoid of free will and may take centuries or millenia to recapture.

Many argue that God should make everything good. That it is his duty to fix all the problems in the World, like poverty, disease, famine and tyranny. But they don’t go all the way with their logic. If God were to fix even one of these things it would make God a tyrant. Look at out original state. God made Mankind free of law, compulsion and ethos. We have imposed them on ourselves. As Carneades said, “mankind imposed a set of laws and moors on itself out of necessity. Because people, being like animals, each seeking his or her own good, make true justice impossible. For a man to be truly just he must do damage to his own self interest…”

God also gave us, avarice, jealousy and ego. These are what makes us so willing to impose our wants and desires on others. These are the reasons all evil is in the World. All sin comes from these emotions. Stealing from avarice, lying from jealousy and from ego comes cruelty. To counter these negative inclinations, God also gave us, compassion, a sense of justice and love. These emotions create all that is good in the World… but can be twisted to serve evil.

To remove poverty God would also have to remove free will. Free will is the source of poverty, in not only the modern World, but the ancient one as well. For God to remove disease, would also require the destruction of free will, since most all disease is due to our own actions. IE. uncleanliness, engaging in dangerous activities, thoughtless commingling and venturing out when we are sick. To remove tyranny from the planet, would certainly eliminate free will, for it is free will that brings a tyrant to power. We seek leisure, safety and control over others lives and property, it is these desires that are why tyranny exists in the World.

Yet God allows evil of our own making to exist in the World. Why? Because to eliminate them would eliminate free will. Therefore, it is clearly true that God considers free will, more important than out comfort and safety. God must hold free will, as one of the highest goods… if not the highest good. Since free will is a profound source of wickedness in the World and God allows it.

It is free will that provides the driving force in our lives… to live in liberty. We all, no matter our culture, ethos, race or upbringing, want to live in freedom. Our culture may impel us to disallow others to be free, but we all want freedom in our own lives… it is others we argue, that should be subjugated. This duality of concept, that creates a friction in our societies, renders no man truly free.

Any system of government, religion or ethos, that allows men and women free will, is human hearted and in line with God’s will. As I have shown, if God believes that free will is the highest good then any system that uses pain of death to compel people to do, believe or think in a certain way, is antithetical to God’s will. Such a system will not be blessed no matter how powerful or wealthy. Power and wealth being merely human metrics of good. They fall far short of the role God has for us and our individual salvation. However, even by these secular measures of good, a system that allows free will, is blessed.

If we look at the most prosperous society in the history on Mankind, we see that it is Western culture. Western culture, buttressed by the Christian doctrine, that has expressly given homage to free will. Slavery as a system, was condemned and finally outlawed in the West, due to our father’s and mother’s moral outrage, at the taking of another’s free will by force. No other society in the history of Mankind has done this. It was Western society that eliminated the dread diseases from our midst. Western love of free will that produced the concept of a constitution, as a contract between the rulers and the ruled, limiting the power of the Elite, for the first time ever. The Free market and competition, which are a reflection of free will, have created incredible wealth, a prosperity that is so pervasive, it was unimaginable only a few centuries ago. All the good that has flowed from this recognition, of the role of free will in the lives of people, are blessings from God on the World. Yet, even the Western civilizations have fallen short of our own ideals, due to our egos, avarice and jealousy. No one is immune to the congenital nature of Man.

Today, the paradigm of human hearted religion, that has served us so well for so long, is being overturned by people that despise God, and the free will of others. We are increasingly being subjected to ever more intrusive regulation imposed by unelected bureaucrats. The Constitution that protected our liberty, so well for so long, is being rewritten to control us, instead of the Elite, as it was intended. The Constitution is called a “Living Breathing Document” which really says the Constitution means whatever the hell the Elite claim it does. Moral equivalency is all the rage in our academic circles. We are told it is “compassionate” to render our fellow human beings dependent on the government for food, clothing and housing. We are becoming subjects of an all powerful State. In short, our gift from God… free will, is being exchanged for empty trinkets and glittering lies. This is a bargain with the devil… because, since God gave us free will, it is the role of Lucifer to take it away.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Suicide Solution

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Dear Friends,

It seems to me we are living in historic times. We are witnessing the suicide of Western culture and Western values. The human race will find herself thrust into another thousand year dark ages as a result. It is an amazing thing to behold, the most prosperous people the Earth has ever seen, turning their collective backs on the source of their prosperity, and towards systems, that have shown time and time again that they produce nothing but famine and oppression. I guess envy is a stronger emotion than love of one’s children.

Livy witnessed such times and warned his people as well. His warnings didn’t land on deaf ears, as much as they met the scorn, of all those who heard. Rome would never fall it had lasted a thousand years. But fall it did, to the barbarians that surrounded it, and to the amazement of those that were there. The death was complete, of the thousand years culture and system of government, even their language died out. The most prosperous people the Earth had ever produced till then. Such historic times should be acknowledged, when they happen, they are so rare.

There was an economist who lived in the 19th century. His name was Thorstein Veblen. He put forth a theory, of why the American people were so unlikely to rise up and kill the rich, or even so much as resent them. Thorstein said, it is because, in his or her heart, every American knows that some day… he or she may become rich themselves. This was ingrained into the Psyche of every person born and raised in America… until recently. Today the Elite themselves are ginning up hatred for the rich. The Elite are doing everything possible to create envy and vilify anyone who makes money. Prosperity itself is questioned. This is the antithesis of the “American Way.” And is Russian roulette to the American economy.

The entire continent of Europe is on fire. Their economy is disintegrating in front of their eyes. What are they doing about it? They are throwing sand into the few gears that still mesh. France will be absolutely destitute in a few years allowing the socialists to institute famine as a political tool. Germany and the other northern European nations will be sucked under by the down tow. Even those that somehow weather the economic collapse will succumb to the Islamisation of Europe. Sharia law is absolutely incompatible with a productive economy. No where has it worked ever in history. Unless there is a wealthy group to rob nearby. After the economic collapse there will be no wealth nearby to steal. Only starving and destitute people fighting to the death for a crumb of unleavened bread.

China and Russia think they are in the catbird’s seat. They are not blind to what is going on. Russia has all too close memories of this very thing happening to them. They know very well what happens when government spends far outside it’s ability. They are only now climbing out of the fiscal morass visited on them by the USSR. Twenty years later and they didn’t have to be engaged in an existential war. They are laughing now but when the US is taken out the laughing will quickly stop.

Their economies will go into a tailspin. China is absolutely dependent on exports to fuel it’s economy and economic growth. The moment America collapses China will have to shutter its factories. There will be no place to sell the tsunami of goods that flows from China. That tsunami will wash the factory cities of China, like a real one… erasing decades of economic prosperity in a single swipe. Russia is dependent on Europe for most of it’s economy and Europe is racing to oblivion at double the speed of America.

But, to look on the bright side, once there is universal poverty and oppression, there will no longer be a shining city on the hill. People will have no example of a system that works, no prospect of escaping their daily horrors, and will have no ability to achieve greatness, only just survive. Once that state of affairs is the norm, people will labor like ants… never knowing more and so never wanting more. The perfect society for the Elite to rule and a poison pill for our posterity.

Do you think they will call us smart or wise?

Sincerely,

John Pepin