Signs of the Times – part 2
Quote of the day:
“No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic.” A. J. P. Taylor, British Historian.
Zbigniew Brzezinski and the Grand Chess Board
Continuing my explanation as to why WWIII is inevitable, I would like to first state that I am currently in Norway, and being in Norway at this time is partly the reason why I feel I need to send out this series of newsletters. But before we can address the recent Norwegian terror attacks we need to place them in their context – we need to understand the bigger picture – or what Zbigniew Brzezinski calls “The Grand Chessboard.”
Zbigniew Brzezinski – a short history: he works closely with David Rockefeller. Together they set up the Trilateral Commission (which co-ordinates action between North America, Europe and Japan). He was the head of the National Security Agency during the Carter Administration. He is a “heavy hitter” – “power behind the throne” – “ultimate insider” – sort of person. To illustrate his influence over American and world affairs, one only need to note what happened during the last presidential elections in America. Brzezinski has two sons, Mark and Ian. The two candidates for president were Senator Obama and Senator McCain. Mark Brzezinski was Obama’s foreign policy advisor, and Ian Brzezinski was McCain’s foreign policy advisor. So it did not matter who American voters voted for, they ended up with father Zbigniew doing his usual thing, from behind the scenes. The other thing that we need to note about Zbigniew is that he is not a pleasant person. He recently said in a speech before an audience (and he actually premised this remark with a warning he said: “you may want to walk out of the room”). Then he said this: “it used to be more difficult to kill a million people than to control a million people – now it is easier to kill a million people than to control a million people.” Go figure for yourself.
More importantly, Zbigniew Brzezinski is also a Marxist. In 1970, he wrote a book entitled, “Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era.” Just a few extracts from the book clearly reveals his commitment to Marxist ideology. In the book he explains “why Marxism represents a further vital and creative stage in the maturing of man’s universal vision.” He lauds Marxism as, “a victory of reason over belief. . . . To a greater extent than any previous mode of political thinking, Marxism puts a premium on the systematic and rigorous examination of material reality and on guides to action derived from that examination.” In other words, Marxism is a better system than any offered by republicanism or democracy. This puts Brzezinski at odds with the American Constitution. He actually says that, Marxism examines material reality and recommends action better than does the U.S. Constitution. Further, he says, Marxism “represented a major advance in man’s ability to conceptualize his relationship to his world.” It carries “an essentially ethical message.” It “was derived from a totally rational method of inquiry.” Marxism “provided a unique intellectual tool for understanding and harnessing the fundamental forces of our time. . . . [I]t supplied the best available insight into contemporary reality; it infused political action with strong ethical elements . . . .” etc. etc.
So if the main string puller in the white house is a Marxist – if the power behind the throne is a Marxist – what does that make the America President? Most people do not understand Brzezinski’s commitment to Marxism, because he has a well-known intense dislike for Russia. Therefore, people reason that he cannot be a Marxist – but this is only because Brzezinski believes that the Russians perverted the true ideology of Marx under the Soviet Union. He thinks that he can do Marxism better – and he plans too.
In spite of Brzezinski’s morals when he speaks he is worth listening to. When he writes he is even more revealing. In his book “The Grand Chessboard” it is all laid out what the plan is. When you put his book together with others, such as the books by ex-Jesuit priest Malachi Martin – especially his book “The Keys of this Blood.” Plus a few others such as “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” and “Empire of Debt,” they all tell the same story, each providing more details. But the book that I prefer, that also tells the same story, is the Bible. And the Bible does not need hundreds of pages to tell it – it tells it in a simple sublime manner, just a few phrases is all it needs. The context is what happens in the last days of this world’s history. Here it is:
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them for fear…” Luke 21:25,26.
It is the word “perplexity” that we need to focus on. What sort of perplexity will this be? The word in the original Greek is “aporia” – so what does “aporia” mean? Turning to “Vines Expository Dictionary of Greek Words”, we find that “aporia” means the following: “at a loss for a way… finding no solution to their embarrassments (the nations)… being at one’s wits end… at a loss how to proceed, without resources.” Yes it means all that. [Greek is a very sophisticated nuanced language, that’s why Bible translators have so much fun with it]. So what sort of perplexity will the nations be in, at the end of this world’s history? ECONOMIC PERPLEXITY. Specifically a lack of resources to deal with the problems they are faced with. For example, most people know that the national debt in America is hovering above 14 Trillion dollars. The last time I looked at the debt clock on the internet (showing the increasing debt in real time) the national debt was increasing by about 1 million dollars every 40 seconds. But this is just small change compared to “the unfunded liabilities.” What are unfunded liabilities?
Unfunded liabilities are the debts that are coming due to the American government over the next few years. Unfunded liabilities are what worries professor Laurence J. Kotlikokk (Boston University economics professor and a former senior economist on President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers). Professor Kotlikokk was recently interviewed by David Greene for the weekend TV show All Things Considered. On the show he said that the national debt, which the U.S. Treasury has accounted at about $14 trillion, is just the tip of the iceberg. “We have all these unofficial debts that are massive compared to the official debt – we’re focused just on the official debt, so we’re trying to balance the wrong books.” He explained further: if you add up all the promises that have been made for spending obligations, including defence expenditures, and you subtract all the taxes that we expect to collect, the difference is $211 trillion. That’s the fiscal gap,” he said. “That’s our true indebtedness.”
And this is the situation that prevails in most nations. Just as the Bible predicted, they are running out of resources to cope with just ordinary expenditure – let alone extraordinary expenditure – such as will be required to deal with emergency situations such as natural disasters (which the Bible also predicts).
However, there is one nation in the Western Alliance that is not in this situation. That nation is Norway. Norway is not running out of resources. Quite the opposite, Norway has an embarrassment of riches. What is it that makes Norway so different?
To be continued…
God bless, Bruce Telfer.