28
Nov 19

Money is a Gas

Mammon is a Gas

Money is a gas, or should that be mammon is a gas

Perhaps we should sing along with the Floyd -----

 

The article that follows may seem "parochial" because it refers to Australian politics but that is not the case.  What is happening in Australia cannot be isolated from what is happening globally. Corruption is systemic and even the "big four" accounting firms who audit the financial institutions are involved.  So, this article presents a micro-cosmic insight into global maleficence.  

 

First a disclaimer. Although a non-voter (for religious reasons) the following video from the Citizens Party  is recommended because the movement stands for anti-corruption and supports a national bank as well as the introduction of  Glass–Steagall legislation in order to separate retail banking from investment banking.   Although the Citizens Party  currently holds no seats in the Australian parliament they have been very influential in the background which is why the movement has been variously portrayed as right-wing, left-wing, a cult and/or anti-Semitic. This means that their bombs are on target as anyone who opposes vested banking interests is seen as a threat. 

Fraud does not Work

 

The current conservative (liberal) government is pushing to introduce a cash-ban bill purportedly to prevent ordinary people from "money laundering" or "tax-avoidance".    Meanwhile it has been discovered that one of the biggest banks (Westpac) has been involved in 23 million counts of illegal activity regarding money used in pedophilia, child exploitation and child rape.  These banks are "audited" by the "big four" accounting firms (Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY), KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers).  It was KMPG that promoted the "cash-ban" for ordinary people because "heaven forbid" you might pay someone $30 cash for mowing your lawn! (the horror).   The ban is for amounts over $10,000 AUD but the bill can easily be reduced and there is already talk   of a $2000 limit or less.  Obviously, they do not like the freedom that cash represents.  They want all wealth captured by the banks so that they can go negative on interest rates and in extremis they can take depositors money via a bank bail-in.   This has nothing to do with preventing money laundering because without money laundering their banks would not make any profits.   People are catching on to their hypocrisy and criminality.    Even the state Liberal party of Victoria voted against the cash-ban bill and asked that it be withdrawn.   The media have been virtually silent on the issue and ordinary people are not even aware of the machinations to curb their freedom and quickly pass "new laws" because they are so "concerned" about the "black economy" (LOL).  The government asked for public submissions on the cash-ban bill then promptly rejected thousands of negative submissions.  When new legislation is proposed the government must request and examine public submissions (and publish them) as part of the legal process. They received an unprecedented 4,000 submissions which they rejected.  It was only because the Citizens Party protested and requested the documentation via FOIA that the government relented and published some of the submissions.  Mine was not published so I am making it available here and have posted it on ministers Facebook pages (LOL).

Download the submission as a PDFPDF download

 

Greed is not Good

 

So, the Citizens Party have my support in their attempts to introduce common sense, morality and plain decency into the financial system.  It is the right thing to do and for a nation that purports to be "Christian" with a "Christian" Prime Minister they should purge the evil of the money-changers from the temple like Jesus did.

A common interpretation is that Jesus was reacting to the practice of the money changers in routinely cheating the people, but Marvin L. Krier Mich observes that a good deal of money was stored at the temple, where it could be loaned by the wealthy to the poor who were in danger of losing their land to debt. The Temple establishment therefore co-operated with the aristocracy in the exploitation of the poor. One of the first acts of the First Jewish-Roman War was the burning of the debt records in the archives.

The first temples functioned as banks.  Within a week of challenging the "money-changers" Jesus was dead.  That is how they react.  They close ranks and protect their own.  So, although apolitical, I make no apology for supporting a movement that wants to clean up corruption and neither should you.

The "liberal" government opposed the banking Royal Commission that exposed the dark underbelly of corruption.  It is (once again) the liberal government that wants to introduce (sneak-in) the cash ban bill.    Are they fighting for the people or are they supporting vested interests?   This is what Wikipedia has to say about the Federal Treasurer:

"Josh Frydenberg was born in Melbourne and educated at Bialik and Mount Scopus Colleges. His mother, Erika Strausz, is a psychologist and University of Melbourne professor and his father Harry is a general surgeon. His mother was a Hungarian Jew born in 1943 who arrived in Australia in 1950 as a stateless child from a refugee camp after escaping from The Holocaust. His father is also Jewish, and emigrated to Australia from Poland......... In 2005 he took up a position as a Director of Global Banking with Deutsche Bank in the company's Melbourne office".

 

Is this the same Deutsche bank that recently got rid of 21,000 people and had to create a "bad bank" for all its derivative junk?  No vested interest there.   Move along now.  Nothing to see here.  These people have no shame and no conscience and they will bleed you dry in order to survive when the time comes.  

 

It is all coming down

The system is rocking on its foundations.  An underbelly of corruption, pedophilia, drug running, is being exposed.  Where do you think that money from the multi-billion dollar refugee (smuggling) ends up?  Women and children are literally sold into sexual slavery and this is aided and abetted by the banks who want to capture your cash.   The Apocalypse says that "Great Babylon" even traded in the "souls (life) of men" (Rev 18:13) and that aptly describes these criminal people smugglers who exploit misery and suffering.   The system faces imminent collapse and is not as stable as they want you to believe.  It functions on confidence and faith (in fiat) but I would rather place my faith elsewhere.  The problem is that when it goes it will be replaced with something even more draconian and controlling. The oligarchs (merchants) will not voluntarily surrender their wealth and power.    In AD 70 the merchants lost their beloved bank (temple) but that was merely a cameo of future events. The Apocalypse presents repeat patterns (see my PRITA commentary).  Judgement happened then and judgement is coming again.

 


Postscript:   This article linking  suicides at Deutsche Bank has just come to my attention

 

10
Sep 19

The Christian and politics

Political definition: relating to the government or public affairs of a country.

 It is sometimes stated that Christians should not get involved in politics or that certain things are too “political” and therefore they are “taboo”.  Perhaps I should make my position clear on those things.  As a Christian I do not vote and have never voted a political party into power. Why should I vote?   I am already the citizen of a different country, a country whose builder and maker is God (Heb 11.10). It is to him that I have given my allegiance and to no one else.  And I already have my passport (baptism) and my ticket (agape).  As a younger man I refused military conscription (the draft) and had to undergo a “psychological assessment” (which declared me as probably functioning normally- LOL )  and I was assigned alternative work.  I will not fight wars for any nation state, nor will I vote politicians into power who will do things that I disagree with (but am nevertheless responsible for because I voted them into power).   So, my position is clear.  As a Christian I am required to pay my taxes and obey the law (if it does not contradict serving God) but I am not required to vote or kill people for the state.

However, this does not mean that as Christians we cannot be critical of politicians, political processes or political decisions.  In fact, it is our duty to be critical of malfeasance, warmongering, lying etc and it is even our duty to offer support to those who are critical.  There are many questions that have been “politicized” for example the fraught question on abortion.  Should we remain silent on these and other social issues because it is “political”.    How about an increasingly corrupt banking system?   Should we remain silent on the issue?  Or starting a new war in the Middle East? Should we support those who speak out or remain silent?  Should we sign a petition demanding a system that operates more honestly?  Or should we remain silent?  Evil thrives when good men (and women) stay silent.  

 

Speaking Truth to Power

Everything that John the Baptist and Jesus did had a “political” dimension, or do you not think that when John the Baptist criticized Herod that was not a political act?    Do you not think when Jesus overturned the money changers tables that was not a political act?   Challenging the bankers and the moneychangers is always a political act.  Everything is a political act and staying silent is also a political act because it is interpreted as acquiescence.   I chose to be like my Lord and speak truth to power.

“Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered,
Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause
came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.
Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.   
Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?
And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews,
and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all”.
(John 18:37-38)

Strangely enough those who say that they are not political are often the most political.  They justify their intellectual support and demonization of certain countries or unreserved support of certain other countries because of their interpretation of prophecy.  They swallow  government propaganda because it supports their prophetic worldview. Although they do not vote they are therefore also acting politically (even if they are not consciously aware of it). 

So, yes, I am being “political”, I will continue to overthrow the tables of the money power, continue to speak out against oppression, malfeasance, corruption, warmongering and propaganda. The time for being a “silent” Christian has long gone.