June 12, 2008

Transcending the Matrix

Here's a curious observation about the psychology of belief. Atheists look at religionists and conclude that their belief in a hereafter is the cause of their readiness to kill and be killed for the expected reward. Religionists look at atheists and conclude that their lack of belief in any life beyond the present makes them all too ready to resort to any means to achieve their temporary ends. Where does that leave us?

I raise that issue to illustrate a point-- that we all have a point of view that we regard as eminently reasonable and obviously superior to that of other persons, especially those who disagree with us. Objectively (to the extent that anyone can achieve such a state), it must be clear that most beliefs are almost entirely subjective. We believe our favorite beliefs because... (you can finish the sentence as your beliefs dictate!). We are convinced that our outlook is logically, or spiritually, unassailable. And yet... how reasonable is it that diametrically opposite views can be held by demonstrably intelligent people? Since they can't both be true, then either they are both wrong, or one of them is correct. In the latter case, the problem for the disinterested observer is: which one?

The first, most important, task that every seeker of truth must tackle straight on, with total courage, is to de-program yourself. And to do that, you must first disabuse yourself of the naive notion that you are not programmed. Of course, we are all programmed from birth by a myriad of factors: our family, our culture, our church, our school, our society, our media (radio, TV, movies, newspapers, magazines), our government. There is no organizational component of our life that does not contribute to our mental landscape, to our perception of the world. Sure, many of those components exert their influence in an unconscious manner, but they shape your beliefs nonetheless. Whether you react and reject the ideas of the different social forces, or else simply absorb them with little critical examination, as is the natural course with most of us-- the result is that your world view at any given moment is the integrated sum of all the sensory inputs that have reached your brain since birth.

Some may protest 'that's not programming, that's just culture,' or something along those lines. It doesn't matter. No culture is devoid of its biases, its sacred cows, its glib assumptions about life, and so on. The problem today is that the unconscious influences are no longer the primary ones that mold our world-view, our paradigm. No; in the last century or more-- since the dawn of mass media-- our perceptions have been deliberately shaped and focused in a predetermined direction. Example: we in the Western world simply take it as self-evident that the only viable economic system for any country is 'free enterprise capitalism,' and the most virtuous political system is democracy (however we may think of that term). But-- think of it-- have you ever read or heard about any other economic system? Did you ever really study alternatives to democracy? Yes, we 'know' that 'communism' was defeated in the global arena, and therefore, we are told that the matter is settled for all of history. In one fleeting moment, at the collapse of the USSR, both the economic and political questions were settled and we can carry on in blissful autonomic ignorance.

Another common example: among the educated middle class masses, it is now an article of faith that all life on this planet 'evolved' from primitive, mono-cellular organisms that sprang from a primordial, inanimate 'soup.' The mechanism for this progress from primitive to complex life (ie. humans) is called Evolution, and is 'obvious.' You see-- you atheistic readers-- as soon as you read those words, you IMMEDIATELY got irate, and groaned some epithet about this idiotic writer trying once again to flog the religious view of creation, etc. etc. etc. Is that not correct? That's the point! You got as far as the words that implied criticism of your cherished paradigm, and that was 'it.' You simply got on the defensive and perhaps stopped reading at that point. (I hope you're still with me; after all, I've taken my readers thru many challenges). All I'm saying is that IF you want to be truly honest and objective about your belief system, you've got to admit that there's nothing sacred about the Theory of Evolution. It may sound very credible to you and to a majority; but that does not make it correct! The fact is, we just don't know. All we have is the sparse fossil record, and our vivid imaginations. At least be honest enough to admit that much. (Darwin himself realized that his theory was riddled with holes.) Why can't both science and religion admit that neither camp can properly and unequivocally explain 'genesis?'

Another example, again from science (since it appears that science has an affinity for becoming highly attached to the fancies of its speculations): sometime in the early 20th century, physicists decided that the force of gravity must account for all celestial mechanics. Accordingly, every observed phenomenon must be made to conform to this model, never mind the evidence for alternative explanations. And so, for instance, we are informed that comets behave as they do because they are composed of gravel and ice (the 'dirty snowball' model) regardless of the fact they behave as electrically charged bodies. Similarly, the formation of the solar system is attributed to 'accretion' of condensing gases as the swirling disk of the primordial cloud of matter cooled as it sped away from the center of the Big Bang. It sounds like a slam-dunk. Well, yes, as long as you ignore all the anomalies that are inconsistent with planetary accretion! And so it goes. Rather than simply admit that there are fundamental questions that we cannot answer at present, scientists abhor a theoretical vacuum, so they insist that the current dogma is sacrosanct and must not be threatened with alternative ideas or nay-saying.

My aim is not to pick on science; the point can equally apply to any other area of human knowledge. There is a contemporary doctrine in every discipline that is held as unassailable, except at peril of one's career, or well-being, or sometimes, his/her life. The writer/researcher Lloyd Pye has a book entitled 'Everything You Know Is Wrong.' It sounds like typical modern hyperbole; yet in the broad sense, he's right. Most of what we 'know' as our background assumptions about the universe are, indeed, wrong, or at the least, very doubtful. What the mature seeker of truth must do is admit this fact and then set about freeing his mind of pre-conceived models to which everything new must be made to conform.

The atheist has to face the fact that we can't necessarily prove the existence of 'God' via materialistic methods. By definition, God transcends the material, therefore is transparent to physical analysis. Semantic sleight of hand, you protest. Not really; you have to recognize the limitations of physical existence, including the possibility of 'dimensions of reality' beyond the sensate plane. I know some people are incapable of 'going there' because they can only grasp what their senses detect. The fact that human imagination can envision realms beyond our own is not sufficient for them to admit of the possibility that those realms could exist. For those individuals, marooned in the physical plane, I can only say 'Sorry for you, but your imagination fails you.' There are plenty of atheists who can at least imagine realms beyond the sensual world, and to those, I say why would we have those faculties of mind if not for a purpose?

There is much more to this phenomenon of belief than science versus religion. You see, I hinted above that much of our modern perceptions are deliberately shaped. Why would they be? And who is molding reality for us? Is this just silly paranoia? I almost wish it were merely baseless, modern traumatic stress syndrome; but it's not. Those of us living in the most economically and militarily powerful nations are being conditioned and programmed to casually accept certain policies and actions promulgated by those who manage and direct our societies. Now, you have to understand that when I write of 'society' and other such collective terms, I'm talking about the great majority, the masses who define the statistical norms; not the minority who may dissent on one or another matter, but who certainly don't congeal around any single issue or view. The exalted few who pull the levers of political and economic power direct their efforts at the norm, the large majority who can be generally counted on to behave or think in a predictable fashion. Most democracies operate in a 'majority rule' manner, where 50% plus one carries the win, although there may be variations on this theme. You can see that as long as a 'majority' can be determined to endorse a proposed plan, then that plan moves forward. The US elections of 2000 and 2004 provided text-book illustrations of how an ostensibly democratic process can be hijacked by opportunists in order to install a candidate who was, at best, marginal in his appeal to voters (or perhaps I should say, to those eligible to vote, given the low turn-out at American elections).

The shadowy powers that be, behind the scenes and in plain view, desire that a majority of people in the Western world believes a whole set of precepts that define the universe that they want to rule. Evolution, far from merely explaining 'genesis,' supplies the PTB with an essential tool in their geo-political agenda. You see, the inherent mechanism for the process of evolution of species is 'natural selection' which postulates a struggle for existence based on 'survival of the fittest.' This struggle for survival was originally applied only to explain why the features of the most well-adapted individuals in a given population were carried on, while the others failed (died out). Later, it was adopted by the socio-political sphere to provide a handy justification for any kind of immoral, exploitive policies and actions, generally by the wealthy elite against the poor.

Atheism, the almost inevitable off-spring of the Theory of Evolution, is an obvious, useful weapon in the progress towards a unified, totalitarian world. Without the notion of God in the way, Mankind becomes his own judge, his own determinant of morality and limits. And it should be clear by now, that with Man in the driver's seat, there are no limits on his depravity. We're not talking about humanistic materialism here; those who aspire to that camp are easily brushed aside by the authoritarian pragmatists, using their perverted propaganda and arguing that mankind is just another animal species.

Another corollary of Evolution is the comforting doctrine of uniformitarianism-- the idea that everything in the universe pretty well carries on doing what it's always done, forever. See, in this dream-land, there is little chance for unexpected 'disruptions' to the regular order of things. We can drift carelessly along, with little concern that the world could encounter catastrophes of one kind or another. Some of us are starting to suspect that the world may be much more prone to environmental collapse, or collision with an asteroid or comet, or even more exotic events like an outburst of cosmic rays or an aberrant coronal discharge from our sun. We can no longer assume that global disasters are rare events on the basis that, after all, evolution proceeded uniformly for countless eons. Yet, that is what the PTB want the majority to believe.

There is much more to the Western mythos that has been stealthily created, honed, promoted and inculcated into the popular consciousness to suit the agenda. With the demise of the USSR, the West (mainly the USA) quickly manufactured the next big threat to our security, thus requiring the continued expenditure of vast sums of public money on 'defense' and armaments. So, lo and behold, appeared the bogey man of Osama bin Laden and his mysterious, terrorist organization, 'Al Qeda', both of whom seemed to blossom on the international stage at just the right time. In case we lotus-eaters in the West failed to 'get' the magnitude of this new threat, management staged a spectacle that would be burned in our collective consciousness as the icon of evil, the touchstone of power for the adepts who knew the reality behind the theater. Using the code '911', the PTB can push our fear buttons, enlist patriotism, and enact legislation taking away long-held, hard-won, protections of civil liberties. Incanting 911, the US administration was able to invade and destroy a sovereign nation, Iraq, and invade and occupy another, Afghanistan, and to threaten every other nation on earth.

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Both atheists and religionists have been slumbering and complacent, and hence, complicit in this mess. The majority of materialistic consumers have been content to let political evolution take its ugly course, to go along with the charade of 'bi-partisan politics' in the USA, and to simply hope that nature and the constitution (what's left of it) will replace an incompetent administration with a somewhat improved version. A sizable and scary contingent of self-described Evangelical Christians quite apparently have no clue what their religion teaches, and under the spell of opportunistic preachers, have given open or tacit approval for atrocious actions taken by their hero, the 'Christian President.' All these are under the diabolical spell cast by the hidden masters, those who control our perceptions of reality thru their captive, co-operative mass communications media. Every citizen has to somehow break this spell of the magicians who control the media and, hence, our understanding of the world. If we fail, this freight train will continue barreling down the track towards the 'new world order' of rule by the bankster elite over a mass of people who are impoverished physically, mentally, and spiritually. This is the critical moment, historically, to wake from our slumber, wipe the illusions from our glazed eyes, and see the ugly reality facing us. If the masses are already too brain-numbed to recognize the evil before us, and too hooked on the narcotic of consumerism to transcend the NWO matrix, then, God help us, there is no alternative but to proceed into the maelstrom... and endure it to the bitter end.

Israel Returns from the Abyss

It was during the first GW Bush term that the phrase 'Axis of Evil' was floated, and denounced by cooler heads. Since that time, it has become clear (to the cool ones, at least) that the true Triumvirate of Evil is America, Britain, and Israel.
These countries are the main proponents of military force to 'solve' international problems, and the main instigators of problems where none exist. Starting from the fateful (and occult) date of 9-11-01, the US has barged into Afghanistan and Iraq, with the ongoing support of two notable cohorts, Britain and Israel; most other nations having seen the deceptive game and quietly withdrawn. Of secondary importance, we have Canada and Australia, fellow Anglophone strongholds and former British colonies, still upholding the historical ties that bind, and lending political, logistical, and military approbation to the self-appointed enforcers of global 'peace and security.' And of note, Israel, while a vocal cheer-leader for the belligerent interventions of its bigger soul-brothers, has contributed nothing in terms of troops, funds, or supplies to those adventures.

To most readers, there appears to be little direct connection between Britain and its former colonies, and Israel. But let's look below the surface, do a bit of reasonable speculation, and see where it leads us. Because there is evidence that the current polarization of the world into the Axis of Deception versus the rest of the nations is not at all accidental, but is the present outworking of a current of history that originated in the ancient Middle East, more than three millennia ago. Bear with me, dear reader; suspend your belief-shields a while, and exercise your imagination.

The story begins with Jacob, the grandson of Abraham, and the progenitor of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. If you've perused my other essays, you know we've been back to this point before. (It would be very useful to re-read the article on the Truth about Israel, as preparation for this study). After a symbolic struggle, Jacob was renamed Israel, signifying a change of heart and of relationship with God. He went on to father twelve sons who were the patriarchs of the original 12 tribes of Israel that settled in the Levant region of the Eastern Mediterranean. These groups were first one 'nation;' later, they coalesced into two different nations: the northern Kingdom of Israel, and the southern Kingdom of Judah. The southern kingdom consisted essentially in the large tribe of Judah with the small remnant of Benjamin. Nominal Israel thus was composed of the remaining ten tribes. For a time, they were united under king David (the famous slayer of the giant Goliath) then later, split into the two kingdoms. Like siblings, these two often squabbled, and their fates, like their kings, seemed quite distinct. In the years 718-722 BC, the Assyrians sacked the land of Israel, and the inhabitants were dispersed far and wide by the victors to ensure that they would never challenge the Assyrians again. They became known as the 'Ten Lost Tribes' of Israel, because they disappeared from the annals of history as an identifiable people. Most historians assume that their survivors went to different countries, intermarried with locals, and ceased to retain an identity.

The southern kingdom survived to be absorbed, centuries later, into the expanding Roman Empire, and called Judea by the conquerors. It is in this circumstance that Jesus was born, and his story is preserved in the four 'gospels' of the New Testament. Exactly as predicted by Jesus, Jerusalem, the capital and center of gravity of Judah/Judea was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD when they crushed another rebellion of the colonized Jews. While a great number of Jews perished, the survivors were dispersed, moving largely into Europe, and known essentially as the Ashkenazi Jews. Some 1880 years later, it was descendents of this group-- Jews-- who re-invaded Palestine and founded the modern nation that calls itself Israel.

There are various, persisting myths, some more outlandish than others, surrounding the Ten Lost Tribes. However, one theory that I read some years ago has a definite ring of truth to it, as born out by historical events. That theory was advanced by Herbert W. Armstrong, the late founder of The Worldwide Church of God-- (a church that, in fact, no longer exists as he fashioned it). Armstrong wrote many books and pamphlets expounding his religious theories (some of them quite sensible), among which is one entitled The United States and Britain in Prophecy. This is a fascinating analysis of Old Testament scripture, combined with some linguistic and sociological speculation, leading Armstrong to conclude that the Ten Lost Tribes did not disappear, but survive to this day. True, they lost their identity as descendents of Jacob, yet they left numerous, linguistic clues to their origins as they wandered through Europe, from the southeast to the northwest. For example, the tribe of Dan, Armstrong claims, gave their name to the river Danube, to 'Danmark' (or modern Denmark) and ended up settling in what is now Ireland (as 'Tuatha De Danann'). In similar manner, he traces the other tribes into parts of Europe where they settled and adopted new ways.

The case of Great Britain is particularly interesting and treated with more detail. Armstrong notes that the tribe of Ephraim apparently traced their ancestry back to Isaac, Jacob's father. (One reason may be because Ephraim was not a son of Jacob, but a grandson; you'd have to read the biblical account to understand the logic here.) In any case, they labeled themselves 'Isaac's Sons' or in linguistic dialect, 'Saac's-sons' or, as we now say, Saxons. Moreover, Armstrong writes, the name British owes its origin to Hebrew roots. In Hebrew, 'brith' appears to derive from 'berith' denoting covenant; while 'ish' is the word for man. Hence, British indicates a man of the covenant. Armstrong goes on at length to build a credible case for the premise that Britain was essentially composed of the descendents of Ephraim, and retains that identity in prophecy despite the admixture of immigrants from the various colonies of England in later years.

In similar fashion, Armstrong delineates how the United States of America was founded and colonized by descendents of the tribe of Manassah. (Again, Manassah was the brother of Ephraim, and thus, a grandson of Jacob). Armstrong points out that the younger son of Joseph came to receive the 'birthright blessing' normally conferred upon the elder. The reasons Ephraim and Manassah figure so prominently is related back to a series of prophecies uttered by Jacob/Israel on his deathbed, given to each of the 12 sons, and recorded in the book of Genesis (ch. 48, 49). These sparse verses represent succinct forecasts of the future of the sons' progeny. To illustrate: Jacob states that Levi and Simeon will be dispersed among Israel. In fact, during the sojourn in the wilderness under Moses, some 430 years after Jacob, the tribe of Levi became the priestly caste, and when the 12 tribes were assigned territory in the promised land, the Levites were told to disperse among the other eleven. Using like analysis, Armstrong takes the words uttered by Jacob over each son, and demonstrates via history how the descendents fulfilled the outline.

As Gen 48 details, Jacob upset the intentions of his son Joseph when he gave his patriarchal blessings to Joseph's two boys. He crossed his arms, thus placing the favoring right hand over the younger lad. And so it was prophesied that the younger boy (Manassah) would surpass his elder sibling (ie. their descendents would act thusly). As briefly stated, the book demonstrates that Britain represents the line of Ephraim, while Manassah finds fulfillment in the USA (ie. the founding Anglo-Saxon fathers). Clearly, in historical terms, while Britain achieved great heights, becoming probably the first global superpower ('the sun never sets on the British Empire', rah, rah), it was eventually surpassed by its former colony, which now is regarded as the supreme superpower, economically and militarily, even while it may be rapidly losing that stature through its geopolitical and fiscal blunders.

So, although some readers may find it difficult to accept Armstrong's thesis for lack of more substantial, direct evidence, nevertheless, it appears that in retrospect, events have transpired in a way that exactly fits the pattern painted by his analysis. In that optic, it becomes much clearer how and why, in this early 21st century, we find the world dominated by three particular nations that may share a common ancestry, and seem to share certain distinguishing, cultural characteristics in common. Just the fact that these three countries have dominated their respective spheres of influence for a long time is striking. Britain has been a major power in Europe over the past 500 years, more or less. The USA, once the major power of the 'Americas', has emerged as the global superpower, after a decades long struggle for the title with the once great Soviet Union. In the Middle East, Israel started by terrorism in the post-WW-II years, and quickly became the dominating power in the region, defeating a coalition of Arab nations in the last few wars. Today, these three have teamed up, whether formally or not, to exercise military muscle in the oil-rich Middle East, from Lebanon to Pakistan.

That the people on the island of Britain should have an empire at all speaks of their adventurous spirit and perhaps restlessness, too. Some of their sailors went down in history as great navigators and explorers, not to overlook expedient colonizers, claiming wherever they landed as territory for His or Her Majesty, as the case was, and regardless of who happened to be living there at the time. And there seemed to be plenty of entrepreneurs ready to travel to these far-flung corners of the world to make their fortune. In that fashion, the Anglo-Saxon seed was cast far and wide on the globe, giving rise to what are today some of the wealthiest countries on the planet.

It is rather fascinating to note that at the height of the British Empire, in the mid-nineteenth century, the little island of Britain controlled an extraordinary share of the world's wealth. English scientists made remarkable breakthroughs in knowledge, for example Newton in physics, Napier in mathematics, Maxwell in electricity; and similar milestones in technology, such as James Watt and the steam engine, Boole and calculators, and so on. (Actually, those pioneers often dabbled in several different areas of science at once, making contributions to each.) The same spirit was quickly manifest among the brethren who formed the United States of America, with inventive minds like Benjamin Franklin, Eli Whitney, Edison, the Wright brothers, and so forth. It is perhaps in the field of commerce that the English-speakers really distinguish themselves. The Industrial Revolution created a whole new class of 'captains of industry' in Britain and the USA (and later, elsewhere). The rise of industrialists and capitalists has had a profound impact on the world, both positive and negative, (I won't consider that issue here). Suffice it to say that the explosion of commerce has resulted in a virtual corporatocracy in charge of the world.

Many readers will have noticed by now that much of what is stated about Britain and the USA, could also apply to the Jews. Many observers have noted that Jews are vastly over-represented among scientists, big business owners, and executives of major corporations. George Bush's administration is not just peopled by individuals with Jewish names; many of them are dual citizens of the USA and Israel. The news and entertainment media, especially, are owned and managed by Jews, many who are said to be also Zionists. Many of history's major milestones were brought about by Jews. One could cite Karl Marx and the rise of Communism; Einstein and atomic physics; Freud and psychology as a science; and so on. Jews are overrepresented among holders of Nobel prizes in various fields. For better or worse, Jews have had global impact on the course of world events.

Another area where the three countries share a similar background concerns how they attained their territory. The origins of the British Isles are somewhat shrouded in myth and speculation; however, we know that there were many battles in many places among many tribes or cultural groups. To hold their territory, the English had to endure successive invasions and resist others with recurrent warfare. It was only in later centuries that Britain settled into relative security and cultural integrity. When their later descendents 'discovered' the New World, this land was taken by prolonged warfare with the indigenous inhabitants, being only lately acknowledged as a protracted ethnic cleansing. British colonizers even reverted to deliberately spreading cholera and other diseases among the natives, to clear the way for white settlers. In a much shorter time interval, the Jews from Europe made quick their invasion of Palestine, killing and forcing out the indigenous Arab population, and corralling the remaining populace into two virtual, vast prison camps, Gaza and the West Bank. For the children of Israel, from the taking of the 'Holy Land,' it has always been about pushing local people aside with force of arms, and invoking the name of God as their justification. It was the British, in the post WW-1 era, who paved the way for the establishment of a 'Jewish homeland' in Palestine, via the infamous Balfour Declaration. Today, it is the Americans who sustain Israel and its aggressive stance, with vast infusions of money and military materiel, not to forget strategic votes in the Security Council of the UN.

Under the spell of Zionist manipulators working largely behind the scenes, each of the three countries has been taken over by co-opted governments, disposed to doing the bidding of their masters. You think this is outrageous? Then you need to reconsider the still recent events following the amazingly convenient attacks of 9-11. Was it not 'interesting' how quickly the crime was pinned on Osama bin Laden and this terrorist group, Al-Qaida, who were quickly linked-- totally fictitiously-- with Iraq? And Iraq was both an ostensible enemy of Israel, and a major source of the 'black gold.' How quickly did Tony Blair throw his unmitigated support behind Bush's call for the invasion of Iraq? The Australian PM joined the cheerleaders for Bush very quickly, as did a few other, co-opted or coerced stooges. The whole theatre piece was so obviously orchestrated for a pre-determined decision. For those who dare think, the handprints of Zionist/Illuminist manipulators are clearly all over the scenario.

It is equally compelling that the capital cities of these three rogue states work in concert for the attainment of the Zionist/Illuminati goal of world dominance. The brains seem to originate in Jerusalem, seat of ultimate religious and secular authority of the beastly, would-be dictatorship. Altho many regard the 'New World Order' strategy as purely secular and materialistic, those who look deeper can see that the exponents have always been involved in occult-- that is to say, demonic-- symbolism and activities. They seem to believe that the rituals, numerology, and astrology somehow endow them with supernatural powers that enhance their physical abilities. In fact, the ultimate aim of the whole stupid exercise is to exact worship of the Dark Spirit behind the cosmic conspiracy! Washington, DC, with its pattern of pentagrams, obelisks, squares, compasses, and other Masonic symbology, is the center of power of the unholy cabal. It's power is both earthly and military, as well as occultic and demonic. Under Zionist direction, the US military might is deployed like attack dogs in subduing Israel's Islamic neighbors. And the hub of their economic control system is the City of London, a veritable city-state within greater London. Altho most people assume that the US makes it own economic decisions, they would be shocked to learn that the mavens within the financial towers of the City of London set the agenda and policy strategies for the economic engine of the world. The still-popular school of 'Reaganomics' actually originated with Margaret Thatcher in England, for example. London is the nerve center of the international banking mandarins who pull the strings, overtly or covertly, to control the global economy. Their planners are the originators of 'fiat money' (paper bills whose value is in the mind of the beholder) and have amassed unimaginable wealth thru such clever ploys as financing both sides of major wars, which they fomented deliberately.

Some observers consider that the center of religious authority of the Illuminati/NWO cabal is the Vatican, and rational arguments can be supplied to sustain this view. However, I believe that there has been a shift underway over the last half century to move the decision-making and coordinating authority to Jerusalem. This is the city that is expected to figure very prominently in the shiny, new age of totalitarianism expected to unfold in the near future. Clearly, with Jerusalem as the 'mind,' Washington as the 'body,' and London as the (economic) 'spirit,' the occult principals have created a counterfeit, unholy trinity in opposition to the Biblical Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In the book of Revelation, John's apocalyptic visions reach a climax with the coming to Earth of a 'heavenly Jerusalem,' wherein righteousness dwells, and the seat of cosmic authority containing the thrones of God and His Anointed One (the Christ).

So, today, we see the USA, Britain, and Israel, apparently united in the aim of securing the Middle Eastern oil fields, and more than that, exercising hegemony world-wide. What looks, at first glance, as a chance alliance of only loosely related nations, turns out, in the light of history, to be a reuniting of an ancient, extended family, the twelve tribes of father Israel getting together once again, this time under the direction of the Prince of Darkness, to create great mischief upon 'the gentiles' of the world. 'Who cares?' one may ask. When you become aware of this amazing realization of such an unlikely scenario, one that trickled down through some 27 centuries or more, you have to question whether there is not, indeed, a divine plan to human existence, a transcendent purpose being worked out here below. Of course, to inveterate 'realists' and the usual skeptics, this whole reconvening of Israel may be dismissed as pure fantasy. So be it. They would insist that we'll never know for sure. I say, one day--soon-- we will know the truth. The unholy trinity will reveal itself, either by design or by action, and people will see the evil intent behind their political, economic, and religious machinations. Stay tuned to your news... and your Bible.