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New International Version
He lends at interest and takes a profit. Will such a man live? He will not! Because he has done all these detestable things, he is to be put to death; his blood will be on his own head.
originally posted by: The2Billies
Many Governors seem to think this is all good because when the nation collapses, they can fundamentally change the nation into a socialist nation run by the political elite, and it will be a better place. Sure it will, for the political elite, that is what the real world socialist/communist nations have all become, every single one, paradise for the political elite, with the rest of the people equally poor, equally oppressed, equally under 24/7 surveillance and thrown in jail for saying anything bad about the political elite.
The anti-liberty elite politicians have convinced many people in the US that economic disaster and humanitarian disasters are all worth it, to save the 1% of people who die if they catch COVID 19. Really? Anti-liberty and anti-humanitarian orders are worth it?
I guess it is if you want to destroy the economy, destroy the nation, subdue the people, oppress and repress the people, throw the populace into a submissive state of perpetual despair, so you can fundamental change the nation, it would be worth it.
Worth it to bring about socialism/communism where the elite politicians force the ignorant masses to live the way they tell the peons/surfs they must live, while the elite political class live in luxury, wealth and power.
This is what I see coming very soon. Courtesy of state Governors, and the US Congress who refuse to reopen the economy while spending enough money to buy votes and collapse the nation at the same time.
originally posted by: tonycodes
We're around 100% of GDP, Other countries like devaluing their fiat against ours, unfortunately the road to hell is paved with good intentions and what we do is just ammo for other countries to keep control of their people. Americans don't have to worry, unfortunately the other civilians do.
a reply to: The2Billies
Stop or protest
originally posted by: Shoujikina
a reply to: InTheLight
Stop or protest
Are those our only choices, master?
Also, you DO know that 'to protest' means 'to accept begrudgingly'? It means acceptance with complaining and the ability to address the issue in some way.
It's better to REJECT or DENY things you don't want, than to PROTEST.
Legalese has too much power in this world, but at least people should know how it differs from english.
originally posted by: YouSir
a reply to: vethumanbeing
Ummm...when I was in my Zen Buddhism stage...between that and the deep spiritual prayer...odd things would happen...
The disconcerting part was people would seek my presence...would go out of their way to touch me...would place themselves in my field of emanating energy...in the aura of extreme compassion that I had become...
It made me ill...not physically ill...but anguished that they would look at me so...all because I never placed myself as worthy of such adoration...
YouSir:I always sought their elevation above me...I only wanted to lift the whole of humanity...indeed all beings up above me...that they might attain...that they might become...lights...within the light...Not out of humbleness...out of never feeling worthy to be placed there myself...
YouSir: Those were high strange days...and even as I write this...I feel my inner self shy away from promise...and potential..Now... Now my actions...my thoughts...are gathered here amongst the mundane...where I prepare for collapse...and war...and keeping what I can defend...all for my families sake...
YouSir:I know where I’m going when I finally decide to step beyond the veil...I’ve sojourned there...I’ve found those switches that cause the physical nature to die...And I...this animating factor...continues...
For me...that beyond...is a place of exquisite warmth and love...a place where the entirety of the all is there as consciousness unzips...expands to the infinite...and realizes truth in nature...Perhaps...that’s a place I’ve built...entirely for my own amusement...I suppose we’ll get to see one day...
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: The2Billies
If this passes, the American way of life, our Constitutional Republic is gone.
We'll be a theird world nation, just a satellite state of China.