Rand Paul Is Doing It Right

Posted by Christian Prophet | 3/27/2014


The fact that libertarians have consistently sabotaged their own cause in numerous ways over the years is surely a contributing factor in the takeover of America by the wrong-minded liberal-progressive dictatorship. Yet despite such continuous self-sabotage, libertarians stay alive in politics because they have working for them the spiritual guidance provided universally to all human beings in the form of deep inner impulses to create conditions of political liberty on earth.

The fundamental political battle on our planet is between: (1) political intellectualizing divorced from spiritual guidance, and (2) the guidance of our spirit which prompts and validates political intellectualizing.

Intellectualizing divorced from spiritual guidance leads to Utopian dictatorship (liberal-progressive fascism). Liberal-progressives will proclaim fiercely that the target of their Utopian programs is improving human life, but their government interference always produces in the long run their true objective, an ego purpose deeply hidden from their awareness by their addiction to intellectualizing without spiritual guidance: the ego's goal of difficulty, chaos, pain, and ultimately death. Forgive them ... for they literally know not what they do.

On the other hand, letting our spirit lead us in our intellectualizing, and always verifying our intellectual conclusions against the truth known inside ourselves at a spiritual level, creates a society of political liberty and serves the goal of life. This is called "doing it right."

Libertarians can't be totally wiped out in American politics because despite often sabotaging their own cause they at least begin at the deep fundamental level just discussed. In other words they start out by "doing it right." Long term success is assured for those libertarians who finally surrender to doing it right not merely in their beginning, but throughout the political fight.

Every once in a while in history a man or woman arises in politics who is doing it right. Pay attention to Senator Rand Paul.

Libertarians addicted to self-sabotage will of course find fault with Rand Paul. "He's not purely libertarian!" "He's romancing establishment Republicans." But if you want to further the cause of political liberty there is no better way than to achieve a position of enormous and widespread influence. And if you want to achieve a position of enormous and widespread influence there is no better way than to play the game as it has been set up ... and play to win. Here is a link to a Washington Post article which seems to imply that Rand Paul is doing it right: Rand Paul builds 50 state network.

To understand the insane psychology of modern "liberal progressives," read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged."


"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles

 
"I think of myself as a freedom zealot."

Libertarians Are Most Caring

Posted by Christian Prophet | 2/12/2014

A common faulty impression in our culture is that libertarians are selfish and uncaring. Such an impression is backward and up-side down. It is precisely because libertarians so deeply crave human interaction free of pain, fear and guilt, human interaction blessed by incredible love and joy, that they refuse to be dictators.

Many people who don't consider themselves to be libertarians might say, "Wait! I'm not a dictator!" Perhaps they have never voted for a politician whose vote in turn would dictate that everyone abide by some program or pay taxes to fund some program.

Of course it's not true that if you hold yourself back from being a freedom zealot you are thereby a dictator. Yet a man who would never consider himself a dictator but who hides behind the excuse that a program dictated by politicians is okay if a majority votes for it ... is enabling what? Freedom? Or dictatorship?

"But wait a minute! Wisdom dictates! Love dictates! The weather dictates! What's so bad about some things being dictated by rulers, or at least by politicians, to make society work?"

Libertarians have no problem with the dictates of love, or wisdom, or nature. They recognize that in fact it is love and wisdom and human nature that call for rulers and politicians to rise above their ego-urge to dictate because there is nothing loving or wise or natural about political dictatorship. What ruler or politician could possibly know what is good for everyone? Jesus Christ puts it this way:

"In order to judge anything rightly, one [a politician in this article's context] would have to be fully aware of an inconceivably wide range of things; past, present and to come. One would have to recognize in advance all the effects of his judgments on everyone and everything involved in them in any way.  And one would have to be certain there is no distortion in his perception, so that his judgment would be wholly fair to everyone on whom it rests now and in the future. Who is in a position to do this? Who except in grandiose fantasies would claim this for himself?"

Libertarians recognize in order to learn the lessons we are on earth to learn we need freedom to think for ourselves, to indulge in trial and error, to experience both success and failure, and to finally hear inside the guidance of our indomitable spirit which leads us each individually out of pain, fear and guilt while guiding us each individually into prosperity, joy, and peace beyond all intellectual understanding. Politicians cannot do this for us. Exhausting us with all their artificial and unnatural dictates, politicians can only pollute our learning environment, causing delay and pain.

It is libertarians who understand we are all in this together, who understand that if even one person suffers from political dictatorship ... all suffer. It is freedom zealots who would not deny any man or woman the opportunity to learn lessons, prosper, and experience levels of love and joy which dictators could never fathom.  It is lovers of liberty who truly care about everyone.


To understand the insane psychology of modern "liberal progressives," read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged."


"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles

 
"I think of myself as a freedom zealot."

Waking Up in a Future Libertarian Society

Posted by Christian Prophet | 1/05/2014



"I hadn't thought of it that way."
 
The above words of professor West in the novel Looking Backward 2162-2012 speak volumes. Being a liberal-progressive college professor, West had been living for years with a depressing world view which constantly sees problems that need to be tackled in society, but can only see one hope for solutions ... activist government.

For years West's mind has been obsessed with a maddening drumbeat of continual thoughts lamenting that government is not doing enough. Rendered miserable by his own self-induced blindness, which he liked to reinforce by hanging out with another college professor who arrogantly insisted on the same blindness, West was not an evil man.  He meant well. He had simply never entertained freeing his mind enough to see things differently.

Wouldn't professor West be constantly amazed, and ask question after question, if he woke up one day and found himself in a future libertarian society in which people lived very happily and fulfilled ... all his pre-sleep pet problems having long ago been solved not by government but by free men and women working out voluntary solutions? It's easy to imagine that the answers offered to the professor's questions would have him saying many times with each new epiphany, "I hadn't thought of it that way?"

Professor West's gradual awakening constitutes the plot of this novel by Beth Cody, which is subtitled: A View from a Future Libertarian Republic. The novel is a fun read since in the story's future setting there is no longer a United States as we know it but 9 separate political entities which each handle things in different ways, yet seeing the value of voluntary cooperation they may be more truly united than ever.

Beth Cody
Beth Cody is a libertarian writer who lives in Iowa and writes for the Iowa City Press Citizen. She has a degree in Economics and a graduate degree in International Finance, and also owns a small retail business.

She writes that the idea for her describing in a novel a possible libertarian future was triggered by a chance reading of the once immensely popular novel depicting a socialist utopia, Looking Backward 2000-1887, by Edward Bellamy.

Since her novel shows in great depth, with thorough explanations, how things might work in a libertarian society, we suggest every libertarian buy a copy and after reading it pass it on lovingly as a gift to a liberal-progressive college professor.



To understand the insane psychology of modern "liberal progressives," read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged."


"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles

 
"I think of myself as a freedom zealot."

Vistors From Outer Space Helping Libertarians?

Posted by Christian Prophet | 11/30/2013



(Reposting of Lesson 33 from Course in Political Miracles.)

To this point in these lessons I have been opening myself up spiritually and developing certain mind-sets and habits which benefit me in the political realm. I have not yet fully considered whether by focusing on politics to such a degree I am "selling my soul to the devil".

In other words, what if in a manner of speaking my real kingdom is not politics and by focusing on politics I am distracting my attention from my real kingdom?

Probably I would not have progressed this far in these lessons if politics was a distraction to me, because the first few lessons would have "weeded me out" of politics and pointed me toward some endeavor my heart and mind could be fully into. Nonetheless, it benefits me to ask and have a clear answer to the question: would one's deepest spirit, one's innermost being, guide one to be involved in politics?

Perhaps the best way to answer this question is to play a game of pretend, pretending that we are not alone in the universe and in fact there are beings infinitely more intelligent than earthlings.

Being infinitely more intelligent than earthlings, these beings would have advanced far beyond ego-vested interests such as conquering others or ruling others. They would in fact be interested in raising the level of consciousness of every being on all planets and eliminating pain, fear and guilt in all the universe.

To the extent that such advanced beings could influence earthlings, they would influence earthlings to love rather than fear, be at peace rather than war, and establish political systems based on universal principles rather than the ego-vested interests of some group or collection of groups.

In other words, if politicians and political activists of the past have served "the devil" so to speak, or the worst in mankind, this does not mean that politicians or activists of the future cannot serve the best in the universe.

This week I remind myself that I am active in politics for one reason only: to serve the light.

Each day I use my awakening meditation to see myself serving the highest in the universe. I visualize the light of a brighter consciousness than my own and I say aloud to myself several times over:

"I am serving the highest in the universe."

As I go through my day, I repeat to myself many times over variations of this week's idea such as:

"I am in politics to serve the highest purposes."

"I live and work to serve only the light."

"I am serving higher principles than old-style politics."


As I am about to retire for the day, I feel a sense of satisfaction that I am not working for the narrow interests of one group or another, but rather for the highest principles in the universe. I say a few times to myself:

"I'm about as happy as I can be! I'm serving EVERYONE by serving only the light!"





The device which even more deeply prepares freedom lovers for success, A Course in Miracles , talks about our ultimate need to free ourselves from every kind of slavery:

You have been told to bring the darkness to the light, and guilt to holiness. And you have also been told that error must be corrected at its source. Therefore, it is the tiny part of your self, the little thought that seems split off and separate, that the Holy Spirit needs. The rest is fully in God's keeping, and needs no guide. But this wild and delusional thought needs help, because, in its delusions, it thinks it is the Son of God, whole and omnipotent, sole ruler of the kingdom it set apart to tyrannize by madness into obedience and slavery.




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Declaring Your Freedom

Posted by Christian Prophet | 4/25/2013


Liberty is spiritual, but man-made government is the root of all evil ... true or false?

Before you dismiss such a question as far-fetched, stop to ponder the full meaning of the words of Jesus: "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." (Matthew 22:21) Think about what it would mean if man-made government was able to seriously block you from acting upon guidance from your Holy Spirit.

Dwell on the words of Ezra Taft Bensen, former President of the Mormon Church, talking to BYU students:

The gospel of Jesus Christ can prosper only in an atmosphere of freedom. As members of his Church, we have a major responsibility to do all in our power to see that freedom is preserved and safeguarded. I pray that God will bless you to see communism for what it really is: the greatest system of human slavery that the world has ever known.

Another notable counterfeit system to the Lord's plan is collectivized socialism. Socialism derives its philosophy from the founders of communism, Marx and Engels. Communism in practice is socialism. Its purpose is world socialism, which the communists seek to achieve by revolution, and which the socialists seek to achieve by evolution. Both communism and socialism have the same effect upon the individual--a loss of personal liberty.

Why is socialism incompatible with man's liberty? Socialism cannot work except through an all-powerful state. The state has to be supreme in everything. When individuals begin to exert their God-given rights, the state has to suppress that freedom.


Of course a phrase like "God-given rights" needs some clarification. If you listen inside and hear the Voice for God as taught in A Course in Miracles, then it is right for you to follow the instruction you hear. In fact, if you are a 100% dedicated student of Jesus, then the only thing that is right for you is to listen inside and do as told.

But a nearly omnipresent, omnipotent man-made government waving laws, rules and regulations in your face every direction you turn hardly even gives you a chance to quiet your mind and hear spiritual guidance, never mind carry out instructions heard inside. In fact, a man-made government run by egoistic politicians and keeping you in slavery by means of oppressive taxation makes it a painful struggle to even keep your head above water, never mind learn what the Holy Spirit would really have you learn and create what the Holy Spirit would really have you create.

"But doesn't socialism take from the rich and give to the poor? And isn't that what Jesus practiced?"

No, it's not what Jesus practiced! Consider again the words of Ezra Taft Bensen:

Americans have always been committed to taking care of the poor, aged, and unemployed. We have done this on the basis of Judaic-Christian beliefs and humanitarian principles. It has been fundamental to our way of life that charity must be voluntary if it is to be charity. Compulsory benevolence is not charity. Today's socialists--who call themselves egalitarians--are using the federal government to redistribute wealth in our society, not as a matter of voluntary charity, but as a so-called matter of right.

Let's look at a "matter of right." If what is right is listening inside and doing as told, then voluntary charity certainly would be a matter of right, since such giving is an extension of spiritual impulses. But there can be no spiritual benefit to either giver or receiver from people being forced by a man-made government to give to the poor. In fact, that would be not right, but wrong.

In this respect, President Bensen quotes the great social commentator Edmund Burke warning of the threat of any political attempt to create economic equality:

A perfect equality will indeed be produced--that is to say, equal wretchedness, equal beggary, and on the part of the petitioners, a woeful, helpless, and desperate disappointment. Such is the event of all compulsory equalizations. They pull down what is above; they never raise what is below; and they depress high and low together beneath the level of what was originally the lowest.

You might wonder if politicians like Barack Obama or Harry Reid would even let go of their arrogance long enough to read Edmund Burke.

Certainly the American Revolution was a spiritually guided attempt to put an end to (or at least severely limit) man-made government and replace it with "in God we Trust." But it starts inside each of us.  Each of us would do well to repeat the following statement from A Course in Miracles and ask God to help us make real in our world it's truth:

"I am under no laws but God’s
Here is the perfect statement of my freedom.

I am under no laws but God’s.
I am constantly tempted to make up other laws,
and give them power over me.
 suffer only because of my belief in them.
They have no real effect on me at all.

I am perfectly free of the effects of all laws,
save God’s.
And His are the laws of freedom.”



To understand the insane psychology of modern "liberal progressives," read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged."

 


"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles

 
"I think of myself as a freedom zealot."