So, You Want to Be
A Christian Soldier
Well, you’re in luck. A large arena well infested with hungry lions awaits your participation.
If victory is to be yours, it is important right at the beginning to know where it comes from. Victory always comes out of defeat. Our Lord had it from out of rejection, denigration, attempted humiliation, popular denunciation, a whipping, and crucifixion. That is why His victory was complete.
You will never have any prospect of such a complete victory, of course, as, among other of your limitations, you’re coming somewhat late to the fray. That one is over, but don’t despair. There is more than enough defeat still existant for you and many more like you.
Nor is there much risk that others will leap upon these opportunities for heroism, and carry them away, and beyond the range of your attentions. A comforting ignorance is mostly their preferred ethos. If an enemy should spit in their face, they will usually calmly wipe it away and think it dew.
But be of good cheer, the whole world is in a chronic state of defeat, and there is enough for everyone. How can this be?
Defeat exists when the will of another dominates and overrides yours. So, let’s explain this “chronic state of defeat”.
When an unacknowledged, or even unrecognised power achieves hegemony over all of us, we are indeed totally defeated, and heroic Christianity is required in response. This is not at all in conflict with respecting authority. Why? Because authority exists when power comes with responsibility. Power without responsibility for it, is tyranny and of the very devil.
A Christion soldier does not raise his sword lightly or nonchalantly. Irresponsible power is his only adversary and sole worthy enemy. Kings and Prime Ministers are not our enemies. They are overt, recognised by all, and the consequences of their exercise of power is open to all to observe. Are they therefore, though often disastrous, or ridiculous, in deserving respect and a little tolerance, always OK?.
They are not however, when they act unjustly. Injustice exists when proper cognisance is not given to the full truth. Neglecting the truth or not giving it proper weight is synonymous with irresponsibility. Respecting authority means respecting authority, not complicity with injustice and irresponsible power.
So, our “chronic state of defeat”, if it exists, has nothing to do with our enduring ignorance? Perhaps so. But surely little of such can exist in a world drowning in communication and snowing us with information incessantly every day? We shall see. It is quite a story.
In earlier ages when the world was run by Pharos, Caesars and Kings, covert power was usually exercised through an influential whisper into their ears. A military leader might be able to suborn a ruler with threats, or a priest beguile one. But it needed to be done through the legitimate or at least overt ruler. In “palace politics” influence was jealously observed and contested, so was seldom monopolised.
More importantly still, the sanction which enabled power to be exercised, and there always was one, was obvious. In Imperial Roman times it was the Legions. In mediaeval Europe it was a monopoly of land in the feudal state.
The military no longer commands, and nor does land ownership. In popular thought there are now two sanctions put forward as decisive. One is the political vote, and the other is money.
Now the political vote is open to scrutiny. We know who prints the ballot papers, how they are shared out, collected, and scrutinised at counting. It is a fairly open system, and transparency is universally acclaimed as being indispensable. Its transparency is the basis of our confident acclaim of democracy.
None of the above applies to the power of money. We know that the Electoral Office prints the ballot papers. We think that the money votes (bank notes) come from the mint. They don’t really. Only two % of money is in the form of notes and coins and is created by the government mint. 98% of all the money we now use is in the form of bank deposits.
Bank deposits are created by the banks (usually the private banks) makings loans. If you borrow $5,000 from your bank and pay it to Bill Blogs for a used car, his bank deposit is now $5,000 more than it was.
Leaving aside popular fairy tales, nobody’s deposit has been reduced to lend it to you. Everybody’s bank deposit is exactly as it was, except for Bill’s, which is $5,000 greater. Money, which is now bank deposits, has been created. It was done by the bank which owns the loan, and it is now $5,000 richer,
Not to get lost in a morass of financial chicanery, we need to remind ourselves of “our chronic state of defeat”. Its magnitude is so great that few can comprehend its existence.
Try this! In 2014 and 2020 National Accounts were done for the USA and Australia respectively. ***They showed that their peoples had claims to $7,500 and $11,000 of income each per year which was never distributed to them. This was a larger crime than misappropriating their money, it involved subverting their will, misreporting and the nonreporting of their information, and even seeking advantage through purveyance of antisocial ideas. More about this later.
National Profit and Loss Accounts involve measuring two things; the total aggregate income of all people, and the total consumer production which resulted from their activity. When a company or country pays out less to induce production, than the value of the product which results, this is the measure of its profit.
To take the most recent of the above National Accounts, Australians in 2020 each produced $11,000, on average, more than their total incomes from all sources (wages, dividends, social security, interest, bonuses etc. etc.) This amounted to about 20% of their production, and in order to be able to use it, they had to go into debt to buy it. They couldn’t borrow it from each other of course, because they didn’t have it, so they resorted to the banks which can create money.
In this way the banks’ assets increase each year by society’s profit, and the owners of the national debt direct national policy, and also the social policy, in the main, of the direction of the human organism.
Since God has given us free will, the negating, subversion and suborning of it, is theft from others. This deadens responsibility, and exposes us all to the folly and deception of endlessly repeated ideas in a money acquired or dominated media of ideas. This can all go in any direction, or end at any place.
Our difficulties because of the enormity of the money theft and its sponsored deceptions are the least of our contentions. Its noncomprehension by all but a tiniest minority is another difficulty. Unless as is often contended, that in disputation the fewer the better, provided that the fewer are better, few important allies are to be expected.
While individuals can often grasp that the key governance of society is now to be found in the sanction of money, groups appear to be forever in a muddle about it. Institutions, committees, parliaments and public entities struggle to comprehend its central importance.
Beyond this the nonchalance of a seemingly uncaring greater public seems fixed in its obstinance of failure to understanding the means and methods of its own submission. The giant sleeps deeply for now.
Other waves in this sea of troubles include the reticence of the institutions of higher education to bite any hand that feeds them, the unpreparedness of politicians to consider banking policy, leaving all policy to their central banks, and a media often provocative in the advocacy of woke issues but silent before the towering sanctions of banks creating all money.
All this is not disheartening, but it disqualifies all warriors without faith, and it certainly evidences the adequacy of defeat from which all victory must emerge.
The emergence of the monopoly of credit and money creation by a banking elite which only ever rents it to society, retaining ownership, and holding the one ring, as it were, to rule them all, presents the most powerful challenge to human freedom in more than a thousand years. It is a hitherto unexperienced power and there are no real precedents for controlling it.
The effort to subdue the power of the monopoly of credit is barely 100 years old. It began with the movement established by C H Douglas from his writings on Economic Democracy. What has been learned about the nature of the necessary battle order for this war on the money creation monopoly? A few points:
1 The facts about money creation must firstly be inculcated into society as a beginning. A century ago barely one person in a thousand knew how money was privately created and the monopoly of banking elites, but as many as one in ten now has some comprehension of it.
The necessity for the regular increase in the money supply must be recognised as resulting from society’s profitability. National Profit and Loss Accounts now being done, evidence that consumer purchasing power is insufficient to buy more than about 80% of consumer production. For every $1,000 paid to induce people to produce (in the form of wages, salaries, bonuses or otherwise), consumer goods to the value of about $1,200 are brought to the market. This means two things: We have a profit of $200, and no income with which to purchase it.
The practice of going into debt to the banks to allow society to buy all its production must be challenged with a counter proposal that a National Dividend be paid instead.
It being fully recognised that no Company Director could understand his company’s affairs if such accounts as Balance Sheets and Profit and Loss Accounts were not done by it, Governments must be encouraged to measure the national economy in a similar way. When Governments fail in this, such accounts must be done privately by competent persons and placed in the public domain.
Before we go any further, the majority of Christians will probably exclaim that they have never heard the likes of national accounts and banking policy being advocated as Christian duties. They would be right, they haven’t. But they have heard of the Ten Commandments.
In the face of the commandment “Thou shalt not steal” there are two valid responses. Both begin with a resolution not to steal, and one ends there. One says, “I haven’t stolen” so the matter ends there. If a Christian Soldier accepts, as the National Profit and Loss Account contends, that $44,000 is stolen from the average Australian family every year, but since he “didn’t do it”, it is OK, then he is in serious moral danger.
The fact of his acceptance of serious social crime is not a licence for unlawfull, ill-considered, or even unkindly action, but he does not escape his share of responsibility for addressing the crime by then ignoring it.
So militant Christians are very fortunate indeed. There is a battle of enormous scale raging. Its potential to impose iniquity through monopolising the power to create and distribute money sounds the bugle. Baring the direct intervention of God, it will probably last for the whole of your life. And there is little risk of finding powerful allies. The faithless all think it too hard, and those who don’t love others won’t see the point.
There is more glory offering in this than in anything in the last thousand years, and moreover, victory is assured.
Subduing, enslaving, corrupting and destroying the whole world by having bankers scribble numbers in cyberspace is far more difficult and unlikely of success, than defeating the intent of this evil. Even in dying before triumph there is no comparable honour.