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Many today argue there are no absolutes.

The thoughts and comments I post are based on perceptions derived from the opposite belief, that all things are absolute, but we grasp them only in part and to varying degrees among us.

But based upon the above statement one may then say that all things are not absolute because admittedly our understanding is not absolute.

I would say that although our understanding of things is partial it is comprised of two opposing absolutes, which are: knowledge (truth) and ignorance (absence of truth). Even the things we know partially can be divided down into two categories of the parts we know and the parts we do not, and if we think to know something but our perception is false then we do not know it – And if we suspect something, it still falls within one of the two categories, although we are not yet fully aware which.

This is a very black and white way of viewing things, for while others see gray I would say the gray consist of black and white that has become mingled. The more one can grasp the absolutes the more black disappears and what appears to be gray becomes a lighter shade.

This may be hard for some to follow or take hold of, and this view of things comes from my belief in God as follows:

1. God exists

2. God knows absolutely everything

3. God knows everything absolutely

If these things were not true, how could God judge all things? On the other hand, if these things are true, everything is absolute and the things that appear not to be absolute are caused by the collision of opposite absolutes, such as dimness being a collision of light and darkness. But God knows and can separate the light from the darkness (And God saw the light, that it was good; and God separated the light from the darkness -Genesis 1:4) whereas we perceive them combined.

I would hope I did not psycho-babble too many people out – But this explains the conflict between the moral relativist whose conceptions are based upon various and different perceptions of men, and those who believe in the existence of absolute truths which would still hold valid and dole out consequences even if humanity descended into darkness did not know them.

RAS

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The Change Of Times

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war. God grant that my suspicions may prove groundless.” — U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864 (letter to Col. William F. Elkins) Ref: The Lincoln Encyclopedia, Archer H. Shaw (Macmillan, 1950, NY)

Abe prayed he was wrong but such is not the case, Lincoln was more prophetic than wrong. The US economy has no foundation and is propped up by foreigners only in so much as it is their current source of wealth. We are no longer a nation of producers but of consumers who are dependant upon other nations. There is no solid foundation for our wealth any longer and the US economy is being artificially kept alive by manipulation of those who have interests. Not love of our country mind you but self interests. A shift in any number of areas can dissolve these interests or over-ride them leaving the US dollar in freefall overnight.

How did this happen? – In part by economic globalization. International banks financed monstrous corporations that swallowed up each other and became international so that their loyalties now lie with an international agenda.

In a December 08, 2006 article: Deficits: Should we worry? author Dennis Sevakis writes:

“But all over the world, behind those curtains, there’s a veritable army working to keep the planet’s economic treadmill from breaking down. And just what would a breakdown entail?

Well, it could become dump-the-dollar day

Since 1976 the United States has run a trade deficit. No big secret there. For a time that deficit was offset by a surplus in services and earnings from overseas investments. However, in 1983 “Net goods, services and payments” went into the red and has stayed there ever since. In 1991 it did shrink to a paltry $7 billion deficit (payments received for our Gulf War expenses?) but has risen ever since then, and for the first half of 2006 stands at $783 billion on an annual basis. Yes, that’s three-quarters of a trillion. Despite these enormous annual deficits, the dollar has not as yet tanked and still remains the world’s number-one currency and comprises 66% of the world’s foreign currency reserves held by national treasuries……..”

Of course, “if current trends continue” is a big “IF.” The diligent efforts of European and Asian finance ministers to support the dollar has, until the present, worked fairly well. Yes, the dollar has declined over the last few years relative to the Euro, British Pound and Yen with the Chinese Yuan being pegged to the dollar. But it hasn’t “broken” in a hard rush downward. This is due to the determination of the countries with whom we trade to keep their exports up and American consumers buying goods as if there were no tomorrow. If the dollar tanked, the sudden increase in the cost of imported goods to the American consumer would skyrocket and the economies of the exporting countries would suffer. That’s why they’re willing to finance our purchases. How convenient….”

Like it or not, America lives off of a big credit card and we cannot change it because internationalist debt holders also control who our candidates for the top offices are. Big money picks the candidates and without their support you will not be a viable candidate once you start getting into the upper tier of politics. GW Bush is a fluke, they thought they would get more out of him than he has given them, and he has given them some, albeit, along with some of what they don’t like.

Of the two major parties we have been sold out by one party completely and in part and by part of the other party.

The unrestrained globalization of the US economy has undermined the nation and will eventually bring political globalization and at the same time global wars. This globalization is also what has the Islamofascist freaked out – they are fighting for their culture because they feel threatened by globalization and wish to take us all back to the dark ages or death which ever comes first.

I am not against international trade but the way it was done has sold us out. We are now a consumer nation and we are almost solely reliant on others for production and resources. They hold our national economy in their hands and to an extent, we theirs – but this is a very fragile act that can only be juggled for so long until the balls hit the ground.

Also of note is the quote of Abraham Lincoln is not the only warning on the matter:

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies . . . If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] . . . will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered . . . The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”
– Thomas Jefferson – The Debate Over The Recharter Of The Bank Bill, (1809)

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