The Coming of Jesus, the Christ (Part 7)

The Corporations – The Real World Government

The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private 
power to the point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. 
That in its essence is fascism – ownership of government by an individual, 
by a group or any controlling private power
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

          Conceived by mankind’s insatiable hunger for possession and power, spawned by a conquering church, nurtured by aggressive colonial dominance, matured by unrestrained progress, and unleashed by a fluke of the law; corporations now control even the government that regulates them. The corporation is a lifeless, heartless, brainless, reckless, ruthless, and uncompromising entity that can’t be arrested, can’t be imprisoned, and can’t be killed. The corporation shields those that control it, ignores those who regulate it, and destroys those who obstruct it. It has the right of free speech, but it can’t be held liable for the things its masters make it say. See: Humanity Incorporated
          At this moment in time, almost all the governments in the world are now controlled by large business interests, either directly, as is the unique case of the United States, or indirectly, through manipulation of the mineral or agricultural wealth, or strategic value. The White House Administration roster reads like a “Who’s Who” of the corporate world and the Congress of the people is held in the grip of the corporation that controls the campaigns of almost its entire “elected” body. Pork-barrel projects literally flow out of the Congress, benefiting the contributors to the elected “representatives of the people” sponsoring the bills that provide the pork. The tax-paying voters are literally footing the bill for the bribes the Congress gives to milk the contributors of campaign funds. Even the judicial branch has been appointed with heavy corporate control. And what do, “we the people” of this country, and “them”, the other 6 1/2 billion on the planet, have to show for this? Consider the following level of control corporations have over the very basics of life:

The Basics: Food, Clothing, and Shelter

          Our food supply production has slipped out of the hands of the small farmer and is under almost complete control of corporate farms, selling to, or owned by, corporate distributors, who sell to, or are owned by, corporate “chain” grocery stores. Those stores, not in big corporate hands, are forced to buy from corporate distributors. The land our food is grown on is soaked in chemical fertilizers, and the plants are bathed in insecticides and herbicides from the same chemical industry. Sustainable use is not even a vague thought. 
          A great deal of the food is processed by corporate food “manufacturers”, who, again, soak the finished product in the chemical industry’s most harmful products. The health of the nation, which is most affected by control over its corporate food chain, pays the most and gets the least nutrition from the process. Most of the rest of the world’s people live below, or just at the cusp, of starvation. The corporate world has complete control of the entire world’s food supply, not as a goal, but a clear mandate ingrained in the nature of the corporate structure.
          The domination of “Big Ag”, the monsters such as ADM and Monsanto, has corrupted the entire farming “industry” with the buyout of seed lines and the introduction of GMOs into the biosphere. Although this is already a serious threat to the environment, we have yet to see the longer term effects of this reckless experiment with the planet’s environment in the name of profit and control. 

          For those who can afford it, the style, not the practicality, of this basic need is what controls it. An amazing consideration, since the desire for style is generated from a completely different corporate sector than the clothing “industry”; the corporate media. That desire for fashion is more than an ethereal attitude; it is a social necessity, through constant conditioning. Certain styles of dress are as much a uniform in the business and social world as it is in the military; just more colors. 
          Perhaps, no industry has a higher profit rate, combined with a lower labor standard, than the apparel industry. Every step of the process, from the mill that produces the fiber for fabric, to the delivery to the store selling the goods, is rife with labor abuse. The selling of apparel for the exorbitant prices they charge, when the items are produced for pennies, is a social travesty which only produces a cult of clothes horses and walking billboards for the corporations producing them. Most of the world’s people cannot afford fashion, including those that make the clothes. 

          Any semblance of comfortable shelter is reserved for only those in the so-called “developed” world, where even the impoverished live in luxury, by the world’s standard. In middle class society, where a few can afford a nice home, the corporate control is ever-present. The materials used for building homes are produced, distributed, and sold directly to the builders by corporations. The houses built are sold and financed by corporations, the appliances and furniture come from corporations, and the corporate utilities that keep the owners comfortable, provide those utilities. Everything required for the maintenance of the home, from pest control to insurance; all are provided by corporations. Even the safety of the materials and standards of the builders are heavily controlled by the lobbying efforts of the concerned corporations. The worst of the culprits in the housing cartel are the corporate controlled realty agents, which insure a steady rise in the cost of housing, and the ability to own a home dwindling to a distinct minority. The average yearly income worldwide is less than 1/1000 of the price of the average home in the United States, and it would take the combined income of several hundreds of the world’s inhabitants just to qualify for a mortgage. 
          It is not hard to see that very basic necessities of life are under full corporate control. But, the corporate grip over everyone’s lives is extending into more than just basic needs. Careful consideration will show that corporations have either complete, or effective ,control over our health, the environment, education, the economy, religion, science, history, anthropology, archeology, the media, law enforcement , energy, transportation, entertainment, and recreation. No area of human existence is untouched by corporate control.
          The world’s history is littered with remnants of great societies, gaping scars on the planet, and the bodies of billions of humans, all victims of the relentless pursuit of the power of wealth. Wealth is a clever shape shifter in appearance, but constant in its most despicable effect, avarice. The pursuit of possession for personal gain has created a downward spiral in the human condition, the social fabric, and the environmental health of the planet. At the beginning of the Twenty-first Century the control by the wealthy elite over every aspect of human life is reaching completeness. It is no longer a dream to pursue, it is now a perpetually growing addiction to its elite possessors, an obsessive quest to those trapped in its lure, and a weapon to control and fleece the masses.
          With such a high level of control over the affairs and fortunes of mankind, the corporate world will run head on into Jesus, who claims sovereignty over the entire planet. Having inspired the concept that the love of money is the cause of all evil on the planet (1 Timothy 6:10), would Jesus allow an entity whose whole reason for existence is the acquisition of wealth to share in that government, or participate in the society his government rules over? Considering that Jesus said it was almost impossible to get a rich man into his kingdom (Matthew 19:24), would he allow entities, which are dedicated to making humans rich, to continue to exist? When we find the first church being inspired by Jesus to place all their wealth and possession into a common fund to be shared by all, can capitalism and independent wealth find a place in a society he rules over? See: The Communal Church
          And, beyond the more obvious contradictions to the teachings of Jesus the corporate world presents, there are the prophetical realities: See: The Mark of the Beast

A Financial Mark
·  “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:15 – 17)
          Can such a mark benefit any single entity more than the corporate world? Certainly, it will probably be used for other purposes, but the emphasis in the prophecy is on the need to have it for financial transactions. 

Global Merchants Identified as the Deceivers
·  “And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.” (Revelation 18:23) 
          Here, the source of the greatest deception in the history of mankind is solidly connected to big business and the people who control and profit from it. Their total disregard for human welfare, and the very planet they occupy, should make that clear, but that is what makes the deception so insidious. They not only control the purse strings and the flow of essential goods and services through control of all major media sources, they also control the information that the world receives. They not only control the physical aspects of life, but the way the society thinks, thus assuring the deception will continue unnoticed and uncontrolled. 
          With all this taken into consideration, we must assume that “business as usual” will end, and a new way of life will begin. It will not include control over the many by the few. It will not be dominated by the concept that the pursuit of wealth and power is the highest human pursuit. The “have lots” and the “have nots” will blend to create a single class of “haves”. No longer, will some feast, while others are starving, some live comfortably in cozy houses, while others live miserably in cardboard boxes, nor will some make the rules to benefit themselves, while others suffer the consequences. 
          Every action taken by the government of Jesus will benefit the whole of humanity and the effect on future generations will be of prime consideration; a simple model of ancient wisdom practiced by many ancient peoples for thousands of years in humanity’s past. The planet will no longer be abused for the single purpose of profit, and mankind will assume its proper role as guardian and custodian of the environment. The basic needs of all peoples will be met, self-respect will be restored, community and commons will dominate the social reality, the planet will be healed and renewed, and mankind will begin a new chapter in its existence. 
          There is no way to accurately predict what the world will be like after the return of Jesus and it must be assumed that there will not be a magical change in the mindset of humans. People will not be converted to automatons, robotically following every thought of Jesus; if so, there would be no need for him to “rule all nations with a rod of iron”. (Revelation 12:5) Basing what the world to come will be like on the teachings and actions of Jesus, and those he inspired, will mean freedom of thought, not thought control. Jesus said, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32) and cemented the thought by stating: “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36) 
          What we can assume, with solid assurance, is that corporations, greed, wealth, violence, suppression, wars, apathy, and the concept that the incredible beings we know as humans are nothing more than consumers and workers that support the rich, or a flock to be fleeced, will find no place in that society.

What Will Jesus Do?

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