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Los planes fundamentalistas de BUSH para EEUU: un estado teocrático [con ilustraciones]
27 mar 2004
The Despoiling of America

How George W. Bush became the head of the new American Dominionist Church/State

By Katherine Yurica
With Editorial and Research Assistant Laurie Hall

February 11, 2004 #_ednref1
Fragmento: How to Destroy the Social Security Program

On August 14, 1985, Pat Robertson unveiled his ingenious program on how to get rid of Social Security. The plan amazingly resembles sections of the Bush Administrationâs Medicare Prescription Drug bill passed in December of 2003. Robertson, however, outlined what to do twenty years ago as follows:

1. âWe should say to all the elderly, âYouâre going to be taken care of. The governmentâs going to pay you. Donât worry about it. [Youâll] get your Social Security like youâre expecting, âcause youâre counting on it.â?

2. âThere should be a gradual moving [up] of [the retirement] age to reflect the fact that weâre healthier and we live longer and people should have dignity and be allowed to work a little bit longer.â?

3. âThe last thing we should do is to begin to let the younger workers slowly but surely go into private programs where the money is tax sheltered and over the years build up their own money and that would in turn, through the intermediary organizations, banks, insurance companies, would invest in American industry. They would buy plants and equipment, put people to work and it would help a tremendous boom. Imagine â¦$100 billion dollars a year flowing into American industry. It would be marvelous.â?

Wealth is a Sign of Godâs Favor, Poverty is a Sign of Godâs Disfavor

How did the Dominionists get so far from the Lordâs edict to help the poor, the sick, and the elderly? Using the text of Deuteronomy 28, which is a list of Godâs blessings and curses, Robertson and other Dominionists believe that the chapter reveals Godâs covenanted economic law. God only bestows âmaterial wealth or blessingsâ? upon those who are among his elect and he does so because these are the individuals and nations who obey his commandments and laws. So what about the poor? Dominionist Gary North explains it this way:

âGod is sovereign over the poor. He raises them upânot all of them, but some of them. âThe Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.ââ?[64]

I grant that the verse cited leaves government assistance out of the picture. North claims, the blessings and sanctions of Deuteronomy 28 are historical. He says, âThey are predictable. Covenantal rebellion by a society will lead to Godâs imposition of these sanctions.â?[65] North then ties the package up neatly: âThe blessings and cursings of God under the Mosaic Covenant were sure. They were not disconnected from Godâs law. There was a bedrock objectivity that united covenant-keepers and covenant-breakers.â?[66]

To understand what North is talking about, we have to read a portion of the text of Deuteronomy 28:

âThe Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto theeâ¦and the Lord shall make thee the head and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneathâ¦â?

A conclusion drawn by the scripture itself is that a nation who follows the commandments or laws of God will be âhigh above all nations of the earthâ¦and all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord, and they shall be afraid of thee.â? On the other hand, the Dominionists believe those who are poor, sick, and weak are so situated because Godâs wrath has been visited upon themâthey are the âwickedâ? of this earth and they deserve the wrath of God because their behavior is bringing the entire nation under condemnation.

The litany of the curses of God on those who do not keep his laws and commandments are among the most horrendous descriptions of torture in literature. Here is a sample from Deuteronomy 28:

âThe Lord shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemiesâ¦thy carcass shall be food unto all fowls of the airâ¦The Lord will smite thee with [boils]â¦and with â¦tumors, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed. The Lord shall smite thee with madness and blindness and astonishment of heart [fear]; thou shalt grope at noonday; thou shalt not prosper in thy ways; and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermoreâ¦thou shalt betroth a wife and another man shall lie with her; thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein, and thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof; thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy face and shall not be restored to thee; they sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them. Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long; and there shall be no might in thine hand. The fruit of thy land, and all thy labors, shall a nation whom thou knowest not eat up, and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alwaysâ¦â?

Gary North explained: âThe point of Deuteronomy 28 is this: the way to wealth, both individual and corporate, is through systematic adherence to Godâs Bible-revealed law.â?[67]

Hence the idea that should a nation minister to the poor or attempt to lift the poor out of poverty or save people from poverty and ill health, that nation is contravening the will of Almighty God and such legislation is contrary to the laws of God. It is only one step further to say that if this is Godâs attitude toward the poor, it is morally wrong to help them. So itâs easy to see how Social Security and Medicare are viewed by Dominionists as âevilâ? programs that rob money from some citizens to enrich others.

Thereâs one other little trap for the unwary Dominionist; when a government is seen to be the enforcer of the Deuteronomic laws, itâs easy to take the next step and say that it is the duty of the âChristianâ? Dominionist government to subdue the wicked of the world, especially the vast American middle class, because its collective licentious life style is bringing the nation down as a whole; therefore the government must âminister the wrath of Godâ? against the citizens of America as punishment for ârebelliousness.â? That the entire scheme is an unending circular argument, escapes the notice of the rank and file sitting in the pews.

In their new role as ministers of Godâs wrath against this nation, Dominionist political strategists are aware they must not be seen as being cruel and hateful. So at first, until the population is completely subdued and dominated by the elect, Dominionists are forced to devise laws that will create the political, social, and medical environment that will ultimately ensure that the wicked are punishedâbut it will appearâat first blush to be a gift. The truth, of course, according to Machiavellian/Straussian dictates, must be hidden from the population; not just once or twice, but over and over again.

In the end, Dominionism should be viewed as a backboard that bounces the New Deal and FDRâs social safety net programs, social security (as well as Medicare) into its political opposite: laissez-faire economics (the motto of 18th century French economists who protested excessive government regulation of industry.) Laissez-faire is a doctrine opposing governmental interference (as by regulation or subsidy) in economic affairs beyond the minimum necessary for the maintenance of peace and property rights. Dominionism opposes the licensing and regulating power of the government.

One last comment on Pat Robertson. On November 3, 1986, the 700 Club ran a piece on the use of computers in counting votes. Robertson ended his Perspective by saying there should be some kind of control on computer voting to assure an honest count. How prescient this man is! And how worrisome his prescience is.

Who Is on the Side of Freedom? Let Him Speak Now!

There is an infection, a religious and political pathology that has corrupted our churches. Those we trusted the most have embraced evil. That knowledge is almost more than we can bear. Who among us will stand in the gap and make up the hedge to save our nation?

When we look for helpâfor the wealthy leaders with the means to help rescue America, we find they have all defected to the Dominionists. They do not realize that if the middle class of America is wiped outâthere will be no one to buy their cars, their computers or their products. Only one or two brave souls like George Soros have made massive contributions to combat the think tanks and the organized political machine of the Dominionists. The corporate press lies sleeping, not realizing they will be allowed to report only what they are instructed to report.

Freedom is under siege. There is only one free major political party still left in America. I know the Democrats look chaotic, unfocused and generally unsmooth and thank God, unprogramed. Make no mistake, these plain ordinary citizens are holding the candles that together form the great torch of liberty. For all their faults, they love America and they love freedom and they love the Bill of Rights. Americaâs independents, its true Conservatives, its sensible Republicans, and its Libertarians must join hands together with the homely Democrats and take back America for all Americans.

The livelihood of the working people of America is at stake. The Dominionists have lost more American jobs in the last three years than since the days of Herbert Hoover. And now they want to eliminate the minimum wage laws too. Americaâs unions have helped to create a better life for millions of workers. The Dominionists want to break all unions apart (especially the teacherâs union). As Americans, we love our schools and are proud of our educational system. The Dominionists want to destroy all public education in America and force Americans to be educated in their religious schools. Americans love our culture and the arts. The Dominionists want to destroy that culture.

The election of 2004 is not just another election. It is the battle of the century. It is the gravest political war since the Civil War, which if lost, spells the end of Independence Day and every right in the Bill of Rights that we have fought so hard to preserve. Is there an American, regardless of his or her party, who would not fight for our Democracy? Itâs in jeopardy now. Our friends and cousins in Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand and scores of other nations have seen our jeopardy and have been crying out for months and days and years to wake up America!

Let me see your face and look into your eyes. Let me hear you say, âThere is no difference between the two parties.â? May God help us and grant us discernment when we vote.
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