A Jeffersonian Vision of the Future
Through the Lens of History, World Prophecies, and Spirituality Within Reason
Copyright © 1984 - 2016 The Initiative for Universal Peace, Freedom and Justice
What is the world coming to? Seriously.
Is it doomed because it has been too damaged and corrupted by Man, as some say? Or are we on the verge of a comprehensive Reformation that will quell the greed, put an end to the corruption and unfairness, and bring progress, advancement and peace, as some say? Who do you choose to believe?
Today, unfortunately, it can seem impossible for the humble, gentle, kind, generous and peaceful majority of people in the world to inherit the earth and establish governments that will be truly of the people, by the people, and for the people -- governments that will be true democracies that represent all the people, promote the general welfare and use the common wealth for the common good, so that all the people are enabled to finally enjoy equal opportunity, freedom, liberty, widespread prosperity, peace, social justice, and legal justice.
But, while it may seem impossible to be thus liberated and empowered, it is actually possible. In fact, it is our destiny.
The obstacle preventing our evolution and progress is formidable, however. The cunning right-wing forces of greed and self-interest who control the legal, military and police power and most of the wealth believe their wealth entitles them to rule. They claim that their nation's constitution and the scriptures of their dominant religion justify them, even though the words in those documents have been misinterpreted, twisted and distorted so that they seem to favor the wealthy to the detriment of the majority.
Some of the wealthy right-wing forces of greed and self-interest even claim they serve God and Country, and, as they have shown, they will fight and kill to maintain their plutocratic power, wealth, and domain. And most "democratic" politicians who used to serve the interests of the people more, and claim they still do, have actually sold out to the wealthiest forces of greed and self-interest who actually pull the strings.
So the question is this: How do we, the people, overcome that obstacle? How will we be liberated and empowered?
There is only one way, and it is the way of strong truth. For to be meek does not mean weak, and there is a good reason why it has been written that "the sword of my mouth" will provide strong, undeniable, self-evident truth that will expose and correct the forces of greed and self-interest. For they must be exposed, chastised and set straight by a source of good, strong judgment -- the kind of true judgment that provides effective intercession -- the kind of judgment and intercession that was promised by the prophets.
Unfortunately, most people don't believe in a messianic figure, for many good reasons. For example, many of those who do believe in such a one believe in unreasonable, implausible myths about his coming. That is why the world needs to learn the real truth about who and what the genuine one is, and what his role is, because neither he nor his mission are what anyone expected.
The clergy of the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) believe they know the meaning of messianic prophecies, but it is obvious that the three religions have many conflicting ideas about it, and the ironic fact is that none of them know. In fact, some of them are counted here among the “goats” who masquerade as good, charitable, patriotic, religious and right, when they are wrong and self-serving. They serve "Mammon" rather than God, and they do not understand the divine will or the role of the true messenger of God.
For example, they all believe they know what the following statement means:
“ ... and the government shall be upon his shoulder ...” — Isaiah 9:6
Religious "authorities" generally think that means he will become a governing sovereign who rules the world. But if you consider the true meaning of real prophecies in context (as opposed to symbolic prophecies and myths), it actually means he merely responsible for showing the people how to establish good, sustainable government. After all, being a modern educated man knowing the history of the world, he understands that good, sustainable government must be of the people, by the people, and for the people.
However, while he understands how and why America's Founders were correct in general intent, he also realizes that they were only able to do the best they could at the time. That is why they wisely wrote Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution so that it could become a living document to be revised, altered, improved and updated as needed. But that has not been done yet.
Moreover, he realizes that for the U.S. Government to become a good example, it must become a real Democracy, a Democratic Republic such as the world has not yet seen; with government administered by an executive council nominated and elected directly by the people. No more sham democracies controlled by rich Plutocrats, no more self-serving partisan political parties that leave the people no choice but to choose sides and fight for power over each other, and no more corrupt and divisive elections to enthrone a pretender who is really a partisan contestant for the throne who does not represent all the people.
By now you probably wonder who and what is he -- this mysterious messianic figure. Well, it helps to know that the original Hebrew text says: “and his name shall be called counselor, adviser, messenger, intercessor, arbitrator of Peace," and other original verses and even canonical verses make his role very clear that he is not "God Himself" but a servant-messenger of God and the Spirit of truth.
When you understand real prophecies (as opposed to symbolic prophecies and myths), you will see that he is a servant called and chosen to “bring Jacob again” (Isaiah 49:1-5). So he not only rejects man-made dogma, doctrines and myths. In fact, like Jacob he even struggles with God, because while his calling came with knowledge of the reality of the Deity, he insists that reason need not be discarded when you receive knowledge of God and an accurate understanding of prophecies.
Understanding prophecies, the work he sends before him reveals how and why the people of this world shall be liberated, empowered and enabled to establish governments that will actually be of the people, by the people, and for the people, so that governments will actually serve the interests of the people, promote the general welfare, and use the common wealth for the common good.
As it is, most of us don't have good governments because we have been misled and even deceived, even in America where government is actually controlled by Plutocrats and Theocrats who think their wealth and religion entitles them to rule. That is why the U.S. Government has enabled and catered to the growing number of Billionaires while producing the highest child poverty rate in the industrialized world. And while the wealthiest few are given tremendous privileges and enabled to become incredibly richer, the middle class shrinks, the working poor population grows, and increasing numbers fall into poverty, hunger and homelessness.
Deep in our minds, hearts and souls we know what is wrong, and we know how things should be. We know that good governments would ensure that the humble, gentle, kind, generous and peaceful majority of people in the world would inherit the earth and enjoy equal opportunity, freedom, liberty, widespread prosperity, peace, and justice for all the people. But we also know why things are not the way they should be, because our nation and much of our world is controlled by hypocritical people who claim and pretend to serve God and Country.
Some good men tried to change that in 1776. They signed a the American Declaration of Independence declaring that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with unalienable Rights to be secured by government of, by, and for the people. And it is clear that John Adams helped Thomas Jefferson write that Declaration and they were like-minded at the time, because privately Adams wrote the following:
“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men. Therefore the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity and happiness require.” -- John Adams, 1776
Of course, at the same time the wealthiest few who were driven by self-interest sought to perpetuate the aristocratic British political economic system wherein money was power, while those holding progressive democratic views argued against that. In fact, Thomas Jefferson argued with Alexander Hamilton, and Jefferson insisted that the real power ought to be in the virtues of education, knowledge and understanding. He even argued for public education through college and university, so that all the people could live up to their full potential on a level playing field, while the banker Hamilton ultimately believed a rich, "meritorious Christian aristocracy" should naturally rule. And any fair, educated, progressive thinking person can see Jefferson has been proven right. All of us are created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights that should provide all of us with equal opportunities.
In arguing against those who thought their wealth entitled them to rule, Jefferson tried to deal with the same kind of hypocrisy that plagues the world today. That was even demonstrated in his arguments against "religious" Theocrats who felt that their religion entitled them to rule. He made it very clear why Article 6 and the First Amendment of the Constitution were written to build a "wall of separation between church and state," which was clearly needed to prevent Theocracy and ensure Democracy. But the Theocrats ignored him, and some even slandered him. That is why Jefferson even said that theocratic clergy “have been a very formidable engine against the civil and religious rights of man," and Jefferson swore “upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”
Unfortunately, sanctimonious Theocrats, like greedy Plutocrats, are relentless, and in time they found a way to rule anyway. They do even now, due to the aggressive partisan right-wing political action they've been able to take.
Of course, the forces of greed and self-interest did encounter resistance and temporary defeat between 1933 and 1969 due to the success of progressive democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. However, since then, and especially since 1982 when Reaganism and the deceptive Reaganite "gospel of prosperity" infected America, they have succeeded completely.
That is why today in 2016 the wealthiest few rule totally and the great majority of us suffer the consequences. It is because Jeffersonian principles, which Abraham Lincoln said are "the axioms of a free society," have been utterly ignored by the Theocrats and Plutocrats who in effect control the U.S. Government.
But, the good majority can and will inherit the earth. We the people of the world can liberated, empowered. We can establish governments that will be of, by, and for the people. And our governments will serve the people, promote the general welfare, and use the common wealth for the common good.
This is true because the author of this message serves the Spirit of truth and wisdom, which comes not to condemn, but to educate; not to punish, but to correct; and not to destroy, but to save. It teaches us the Universal Divine Imperative, which is to treat others as we would want to be treated if we were them. That imperative is common to all religions, and it is much like the Golden Rule taught by Hillel the Elder and the Mashiach Yeshuah ben Yosef (Jesus of Nazareth), who both said it was the summation of Torah (Law).
The truth about religions and governments will bring Reformation, and America can lead the way and become a good example. Americans can accomplish a comprehensive reformation of government legally, and perhaps even peacefully, due to the wisdom of America's Founders who realized that we the people must be able to update and improve our Constitution when needed, and provided a way to do that.
That need is great right now, and we need to take action to create a huge progressive populist demand for reformation to put an end to the plutocratic rule of money, and end to the offensive drive toward Theocracy, an end to divisive partisan political contest for power, and an end to the presidential form of monarchy. But current legislators will not do it for us. Instead, we, the people, need to create clear and popular demand to use our legal means to enjoy our power through representatives that we actually and freely choose.
This is not a wild idea. It is destined and was prophesied. The author of this message is a called and chosen servant-messenger of God and he received the “apokalupsis eschaton,” which literally means "revelation at the end of the age (or aeon)." That is what Jesus of Nazareth foresaw and foretold, as did preceding prophets. But the messenger is not what anyone expected, because their expectations of a messianic figure are based on symbolic prophecies and myths which misguided the Abrahamic religions especially.
The truth is that, guided by the real truth and the counsel provided in the promised message of judgement and intercession the messenger has delivered, we the people will save, liberate and empower our selves. Just consider the following two jewels of wisdom:
"Be wise and consider the ways of the ants, which having no guide, overseer or ruler, provide food in the summer and gather in the harvest." -- Proverbs 6:6-8
"As for the best leaders, the people do not notice them. When the best leader's work is accomplished, the people say, 'We did it ourselves!'" -- Lao Tzu, The Book of Tao
That leader is here, though he is old now and due to many afflictions he has very little time left to live. But he has led and will still lead through divinely inspired written, spoken and sung words which he leaves to you, which are meant to show you the way.