In the Middle Ages the Catholic Church sold "indulgences" to their parishioners on the premise these indulgences would save their souls. This indulgence system tried to put the Church directly between a Christian and Christ, the Church placing itself as the arbiter of eternal suffering. The Catholic Church was a very powerful ruling elite in Europe at the time and, as with all power structures that get too big for their britches, this power structure became corrupt and led to the Protestant Reformation. The greatest movement for Protestant Reformation came through the efforts of Martin Luther. (I think it is no coincidence that Martin Luther King, a man who preached that individual character should matter most, was named after him.)
Somehow the United States government has been taken over by an elitist ruling class who wants to define your sins and force you to pay indulgences to this ruling class through taxation and regulation. The first thing you need to know is that "we, the people" have not granted this kind of power to the ruling class in this nation. We are not supposed to have a "ruling class," because we are each sovereign individuals who are to rule ourselves. The second thing you need to know is this ruling class is so greedy for your money that they are making up fictional sins just to feed their theft and fill their coffers.
The thought about indulgences has been coming to me gradually as I followed the writings of Michael Creighton regarding the use of environmentalism as a false religion...and on down to today when I witness the the ruling elite perpetrating mass guilt through propaganda. There is nothing new under the sun. The concept of indulgences has not gone away, but has continued to be used by political tyrants over the years. Cap and Trade is nothing more than a system of indulgences, meted out by a ruling elite, forcing everyone to pay for, in our modern day case, mythical sins.
Many of these evangelists attempt, not to explain the science, but to scare the population into believing, through dire warnings that we face some kind climatic Judgement Day. Indeed if they are to be believed then we are already seeing signs of judgement because of the sin of burning fossil fuels.
Floods, hurricanes, droughts and famine are all blamed on man-made climate change and more is to come if we don't clean up our act we are told. One would have thought, listening to the doom mongers, that such disasters had never happened in the history of mankind until some Pandora-like figure had the idea of burning the energy out of coal and oil.
Last year energy companies in Britain announced that they would be raising household energy bills, partly so that they could the government's climate change and social policies. In addition to paying this compulsory tithe to the church of climate change through their energy bills, sincere believers can also purchase an indulgence for every time they take a flight by paying extra to offset their carbon emissions.
While in Berlin last week, our illustrious POTUS announced that he will push hard to stop Global Warming. Uh huh. Someone needs to catch this guy up on facts. Oh, but that wouldn't work because facts don't matter to a tyrant. Power is what matters to a tyrant. And Global Warming, falsehood that it is, provides another tool to steal from some and enrich the privileged others. There, in Berlin, on a world stage with bought-off press reports, the POTUS manages to announce he is going to steal and pillage on the ruse of saving the planet? His method of stealing involves indulgences that he plans to make you pay in order to live. Your energy prices just "necessarily" skyrocketed. You will be building his Church to Gaia, which frankly I don't think he cares about at all, but those who are paying for his ride want the money. What POTUS wants is "reparations." This just provides a tool for him to get what he wants...plus, the revenge he seeks against successful liberty in America. None of this is about saving the planet. All of it is about making the United States citizens pay indulgences for mythical past and / or current sins.
Reparations is not the word used any more for this...since those in power realized the American people weren't buying into that. They don't use the word "indulgences" in society any more either, but I think that is the word we need to start throwing back at them. Forced indulgences. Pay up or else.
I googled a search for POTUS in Berlin on Climate Change...and a top spot came up for "Organizing for America" with a link to barackobama.com The subtitle says this: "Hold climate deniers accountable: Join us and help Congress get real." Cute, no?
“With a global middle class consuming more energy every day, this must now be an effort of all nations, not just some. For the grim alternative affects all nations – more severe storms, more famine and floods, new waves of refugees, coastlines that vanish, oceans that rise. This is the future we must avert,” Obama said.
“This is the global threat of our time. And for the sake of future generations, our generation must move toward a global compact to confront a changing climate before it is too late. That is our job. That is our task. We have to get to work,” he said, according to a White House transcript.
Take that you horrible global middle class. You better stop consuming energy. He is hellbent on shutting you down. Who does that leave? The poor and the elite...no middle class. That is the plan and you need to get that into your heads. That is what rulers do...create a slave class to prop up the ruling class.
My question is: Do we have to let this madness continue until we are all indentured slaves? Or do we start the reformation all over again? The reformation has begun. Not the "transformation." The Reformation. Spread the word!
Some history for you here:
The sale of indulgences was a byproduct of the Crusades in the 12th and 13th centuries. Because they risked dying without the benefit of a priest to perform the appropriate ceremonies, Crusaders were promised immediate salvation if they died while fighting to "liberate" the Christian holy city at Jerusalem. Church leaders justified this by arguing that good works earned salvation, and making Jerusalem accessible to Christians was an example of a good work. Over time, Church leaders decided that paying money to support good works was just as good as performing good works, and it evened things up for people who were physically incapable of fighting a Crusade. Over several centuries, the practice expanded, and Church leaders justified it by arguing that they had inherited an unlimited amount of good works from Jesus, and the credit for these good works could be sold to believers in the form of indulgences. In other words, indulgences functioned like "confession insurance" against eternal damnation because, if you purchased an indulgence, then you wouldn't go to hell if you died suddenly or forgot to confess something.