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? Or are we on the verge of a divinely inspired and comprehensive Reformation that will liberate and empower the people and enable us to save our world?
The truth is that the humble, gentle, kind, generous and peaceful majority of people in the world shall inherit the earth and establish good governments that will be truly of the people, by the people, and for the people. Our governments will be truly democratic republics that will represent all the people, promote the general welfare, and use the common wealth for the common good.
Government representing the great and vast majority will deal with the forces of greed and self-interest, and it will finally establish equal opportunity, freedom, liberty, social justice and legal justice, and bring progress, advancement, widespread prosperity, and peace. That is the destiny of humanity, as was prophesied by all genuine prophets in the world.
However, the obstacle preventing our evolution and progress is formidable. The wealthiest few who hire or bribe the cunning right-wing forces of greed and self-interest are in control of the government and all the legal, military and police forces, and behind the scenes they have created a virtual Plutocracy and Theocracy. For they vehemently believe that their wealth and religion entitles them to rule. That is why they are willing to fight and even kill to maintain their wealth, power, and domain.
In America many of the forces of greed and self-interest even claim that our nation's constitution and the scriptures of their religion justify them, even though they have misinterpreted, twisted and distorted the words in those documents so that they seem to favor the wealthy to the detriment of the majority. Thus they deceive people, and they actually betray the founders of both their nation and religion.
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, 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 and methodology.
The Spirit of truth 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 the Torah (Hebrew Law).
A true servant-messenger of God tells you the true meaning of real prophecies in context (as opposed to symbolic prophecies and myths). And the government shall be "upon his shoulder" only in the sense that he accepted the responsible for showing the people how to establish good, sustainable government. After all, he would be a modern educated man knowing the history of the world, and he would understand that good, sustainable government must be of the people, by the people, and for the people -- which we do not have yet.
America can become a good example to the world when we all realize that while America's Founders were correct in general intent, 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.
A substantial and comprehensive Reformation is needed in order 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 -- a 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.
As it is, most people 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.
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 “apokalupsis eschaton,” which literally means "revelation at the end of the age (or aeon)," is what Jesus of Nazareth foresaw and foretold, as did preceding prophets. But, because of erroneous expectations of a messianic figure which are based on symbolic prophecies and myths, the revelation and the judgment has been and is at first rejected by a generation that is rapidly becoming the oldest.
The truth is that, guided by the real truth and the counsel, judgement and intercession the real truth provides, we the people can and 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
We, the people, shall overcome.