One group of people, "the elite" use the ignorance of the masses to control. It's much as the giant corporation who gives out $500 at Christmas time, out of the goodness of their corporate hearts, and then take away $1000 a little at a time the rest of the year by higher health care sharing and the like. People are so ignorant that they are happy losing $500 for the year because they got the free stuff at Christmastime.
Another example are people who gamble. Some people have he money togamble and gambling is for entertainment. They don't need the money, but because they have the money, they have power. When the stakes get high, they stay in the game. On the other hand the desperate gambler stays in hoping to win until the stakes get high, and then must fold. Rather than understanding that he is a pawn in the hands of the powerful, the gambler looking for "free stuff", a large winnings, shoots himself in his own foot for little more than the opportunity to pay a "stupid tax".
The desperate gambler does win occasionally. He gets a thrill because he won! However, that thrill is short-lived because the winnings are immediately lost. On some occasions the gambler does go home with the winnings, but the next trip out loses it all! In the interim, the gambler brags of the large pot he won, neglecting the truth; that he is a loser! The winnings pale in comparison to all the losses to win one, then the winnings are lost again! The desperate gambler can hardly wait to pawn his car to give the powerful rich man more of his money! In effect, the desperate gambler is controlled by the powerful gambler, but is too ignorant to see that! He looks forward to someday winning big enough to quit, but that day never comes, because if he does get "free stuff: he wants even more!
Furthermore gambling is legally rigged! Those in power who recognize the stupidity of the ignorant, get to rig the outcome. The odds are set toward "the house". It has to be for them to remain profitable! You seldom see casinos close or the owners go home broke! Those exotic buildings are luxurious because the losers pay for them! They pay their "stupid tax" to make others rich and to build big buildings for others to enjoy! I want to thank people for their ignorance. I've been to Las Vegas. I saw the beauty there without gambling. I got to enjoy truly free what others paid dearly for thinking that they would win "free stuff"!
The Democrat Party's appeal has always been, until the 1960s" to the "working man" and they still spew that malarkey. First off, they favor the "union man" and call other working men scabs! In fact anyone knows that the non-union person does work harder than the union because unions were formed for three reasons: better pay, better health-care and less work. By definition, the goal of unions is to get the union man "free stuff" at the expense of those other workers and businesses. However, since nothing is "free" all the "free stuff" is paid for by the consumer. My health care benefits, because I worked for a union company, came out of the pockets of poor people who bought cars that were overpriced because of "free stuff" given to the union.
One of my good friends who was a strong union man and also a union political appointee to a plush "management-type" position told me the truth. He said "I believe exactly as you do on everything, but vote Democrat because they support unions and I have to protect my high wage!" This is an ignorant statement and I told him so! I remarked to him that his high pay is on the backs of his children and grandchildren and that the corporate pie will be eaten because of him and people who think as he does. The pie was eaten and GMC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. GMC no longer exists and the corporate pie pays the new worker much much less now! He shot himself in the foot out of ignorance!
47% of the people now get free stuff. As a result of government regulation and unions (people looking for free stuff), manufacturing has fled to shores abroad, even to Canada and Mexico. The pie is much smaller now, but the number of people who want a piece of that pie has grown exponentially! That pie will someday implode on itself as GMC did! In fact it has already done so and the ignorant fail to realize that what we now enjoy is a gift of China. We live on borrowed money and it's from China. They are a patient enemy. They see no need to overwhelm us with their vast armies when they can do it without drawing blood in the global financial market. The free stuff these ignorant voters get is free stuff from China, but at great expense. People don't give out free stuff out of the goodness of their cunning hearts. It's for control. That "free stuff" people get costs trillions of dollars.
Our financiers ultimate goal is to control us and control our people, and rather than using bullets, fake dollars will do the trick. The real problem becomes those of America who are in power. They know, because they are brilliant (and you're ignorant) that they are part of that movement to control. As you lose power they gain! Obama is well aware that his policies undermine America because this fine nation has been used for international "free stuff". We are always there, and still are, to give to those nations wanting free stuff, although we pay for their free stuff with borrowed money. :Free stuff is really expensive especially when it's the government spending the money!
There's got to be a solution to the problem. Unfortunately, I already know the outcome: Greece fell, Egypt fell, Rome failed. All preceding civilizations failed because people were hedonistic. Their life became easy because they prospered, but after they prospered, things got bad. Some nations prospered because of God. When they abandoned God, God let them wallow in their own inequities. Israel and Judah went down the tubes! They continued to live as if they were rich when in fact they were living on borrowed time. That will happen to us as well! Unless...
Genesis 28:13-15 (ESV) "And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, “I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring. Your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”That was the promise! God never breaks a covenant, but covenants are always of two parties. God's part was "I will not leave you until I have done what I've promised you." God promised that the seed of Abraham would spread across the world. He has fulfilled his promise. However, look at exhibit 2 of the evidence:
Isaiah 26:21 (ESV) "For behold, the Lord is coming out from his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity, and the earth will disclose the blood shed on it, and will no more cover its slain."We are being punished. America is very much as were Sodom and Gomorrah before they were totally obliterated. That can be us! One nuclear weapon can do that. There's got to be a remedy! Oh, what may it be?
2 Chronicles 7:14 (ESV) "If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."There is a solution, but we are heading the other way. We have yet to fall far enough yet. Maybe we never will turn. The solution is easy and fourfold: 1) humble ourselves, 2) pray, 3) seek God and 4) turn form our wickedness. Living for "free stuff" is wicked. It's actually stealing since nothing is free! "Free stuff" is just like Robin Hood: stealing from the rich to give to the poor, but it's not really that simple: It's stealing from the motivated to give to the complacent! It's not the Democrat lie of "the rich vs. the poor", but power grabbing on the backs of the gullible. Socialism uses the vulnerability of the ignorant to control. They give a piece of bread to keep the stomach form growling rather than providing ingredients to make the bread to stave off hunger. People go for the "free stuff", but their hunger is still there.
Those who depend on free stuff are just like the loser who gambles. They have a hope for better, but better is always "way over there". It's out of reach as long as the focus is on getting, not having. God can change that if people will turn to him rather than the Democrats and the government!