Today’s modern society is risk averse! Today, we seek assurances to be free from anything that might be unpleasant or unwanted. Today, we seek security over freedom. Why? It’s because freedom has risks to it! Did David risk something when confronting Goliath? Did Spartacus risk something when he rose up and led a rebellion against the Roman government? Did the Pilgrims risk something when they crossed the Atlantic in an overloaded, undersupplied rickety old boat? Did the Founders of America risk something when they signed the Declaration of Independence? Did George Washington risk something when he crossed the Delaware in the middle of winter? Did Abraham Lincoln risk something when he freed the slaves with the Emancipation Proclamation? Did Henry Ford risk something when he started the FORD Motor Company? Did American soldiers risk something when they invaded France on “D” Day?
The answer to all of the above questions is “Yes”, an unequivocal yes! So, why did all of these people take a risk? What indeed is a “risk”? As this writer would understand it, a risk is a hazard or danger which could possibly cause injury, loss of property or even loss of life. To “take a risk” is to move forward toward that possibility, and to face it with courage, commitment and determination regardless of the risk. That does not mean that people who take a risk do so without deliberation or caution. Circumstances will dictate whether or not there’s time to deliberate. In all of the above examples, there was plenty of time for deliberation, and no doubt about the risk, but the reward was greater than the risk, and so the risk was taken. This writer’s father passed along some of his wisdom, and that was his saying; “The greater the risk, the greater the reward!”
A reward is something appealing or desirable that is received after performing a task (effort, work etc.). In the case of the above examples, people risked their lives, credibility and integrity to achieve something that was meaningful to them. They took the risk they took for freedom – physical, financial and/or political!
Freedom is a bit of an intangible, and difficult to define comprehensively. It is often abused, and historically, within the political realm, very rare. To those who’ve never tasted freedom, they may be reluctant to risk it. To those who’ve tasted it, it is something they are unwilling to relinquish without a fight. Sadly, to some, if they were born into it, they might not appreciate it until they’ve lost it. Freedom is risky not only to those who want to achieve it; such as those listed in the above questions. It is very risky to those who want to rule. There are evil men and women throughout history who want to rule over a people, nations, or even the world. In order to achieve that position of power, they must compel people to relinquish the power they have over their own lives.
The oldest strategy to achieve that end is to start a war and kill those who resist your authority. For that we have historical examples such as the ancient Persians, Romans and Greeks to name only a few well known in history. The problems that arise out of that is that it is “risky” because you could lose, and it can be very expensive (financed by taxes and blood) and time consuming, and the people you rule over may get tired of fighting, or paying the tab and might say “No more!”.
Another more sophisticated way to accomplish a take over is to get your enemy to fight among his own people, and after they’ve destroyed themselves internally, you can come in and take over picking up the pieces. In other words, you can incite a civil war in which your enemy finances and fights your battle for you. This approach requires a lot of infiltration and deception to accomplish. It usually requires leaders of your enemy who can be bought and paid for to betray their own nation and people. If you are found out, you will be executed.
A third, and probably the most highly sophisticated way to achieve the goal of destroying and taking over your enemy would be through his economic structure, and most specifically through his money system. Money is the lubricant used to keep all economies functioning. Historically, money was gold and silver for thousands of years and including the time of America’s founding, Constitutionally Gold and silver were considered money, and as such, they are a.) difficult to come by, b.) limited in supply, and c.) cannot be effectively counterfeited.
But, guess what? Paper can be counterfeited! Yes, you can, by force of law, and through deception and propaganda, make paper money in a society. With paper money, it is much easier to indebt people, and the borrower, as Proverbs 22:7 says; is slave to the lender! Now how clever is that? If you can just indebt people, you can make them your slave. God in the Bible knew man’s tendencies, and so He had Moses declare a day of Jubilee in which all debt was forgiven. It took place every fifty years! (Leviticus 25:8-17) The Jubilee prevented evil men from enslaving their weaker brothers who might not be great producers or money managers.
So, how do we get indebted in today’s society? The greedy nature of man is such that when tempted to have something he can’t afford, he will be willing to go into debt to have it. Buy today and pay tomorrow. Whether it is what is considered a necessity such as a car or home, or a frivolity such as a vacation, a fancy dinner or a night on the town, people in America have been sucked into debt big time! How does this happen? When our money was gold and silver, the paper money had to be backed by it. This writer remembers silver certificates which were issued by the U.S. Treasury Department, and they required that every bank in America hold silver dollars. At any bank on any business day, you could go into that bank and give them a one dollar silver certificate, and for that, they had to give you a silver dollar. Today, they (the Federal Reserve) have no silver certificates, and if you want a silver dollar now, you must go to a coin dealer and pay him with 40 or more Federal Reserve Notes which are called dollars, but they are a fraud because they have no intrinsic worth – no store of value! At one point, before President Roosevelt outlawed gold, you could trade a $20 Treasury bill for an ounce of gold. Now, try $2,200 in Federal Reserve Notes to get that same ounce of gold!
The Constitution defines gold and silver as money and assigns a particular weight of the precious metal to the value of a dollar, and that is a fixed weight never to change. Never say never as the saying goes! With the elimination of gold and silver backing to our paper currency (not money), and the force of law to accept it as money, we ended up getting the short end of the stick to put it nicely. How easy is it to take a piece of paper and add a “0” to a “1” so you now have a piece of paper that makes your one dollar bill worth ten dollars. If you think the added “0’s” make the paper worth more, I have some swamp land in Florida I’d like to sell you!
With no restraints on the printing of money, it allows the politicians to buy votes by promising all sorts of “freebies” such as welfare, medical care, retirement benefits such as Social Security and so on. It also allows a tyrannical government to foment wars abroad and finance them with “bonds”, and don’t be fooled, bonds equal debt! To finance World War II, war bonds were sold. It seemed innocuous enough at the time. We’ll buy the bonds, and you’ll (the government) will pay us back with interest over time, and after 30 years, we’ll get our principal back. What a deal. Of course the principal wouldn’t buy anywhere near what it would when you bought the bond, and you had to pay taxes on the interest the government paid you as well. What a marvelous scam for the private banking cartel known as the Federal Reserve!
Yes, freedom is risky. To have true freedom you must go without any guarantees of a riskless life. In other words, the government is there to protect your freedom if it is attacked externally, but it is not there to support your pleasures, desires and needs. America abrogated its freedom in 1913 when they allowed for the Federal Reserve to be instituted. Since then, the slide into slavery has been as predictable as gravity. Below you will find just a few of the other posts from this BLOG which will elaborate on analogous subjects and in greater detail.
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