Chronicles of Diversity


Christian acquiescence
June 21, 2006, 8:03 pm
Filed under: Weekly Columns

21 June 2006; Volume 8, Issue 21

PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/christianacqui6-21-6.pdf

The world in which we all live is no longer a world of peace and tranquility. I suppose for most people throughout history it really has never been a world without continual stress, a lot of that just plain survival stress. But we in western culture and especially in the United States have for many years lived a life of relative prosperity and security.

The politically correct spin continues, “All that changed after 9-11!” After which it is appropriate to chime in, “Amen, brother, or sister, preach it.” As soon as possible thereafter we speak to (not about) how we now have to walk all that distance to the bus stop, through the rain, wind, and terrorists alerts, when we used to just drive from our home’s secure garage to the secure parking garage. Well, we still do drive from garage to garage, but at least now we think of the price of gas. “Thank God, the price is coming down, it was getting close to the price I pay for bottled water.”

In America we have really bought into the line that stuff brings security. But we really are unwilling to commit anything, except money to maintain that lifestyle. Let me explain.

I was working this week in a place that has NPR (National Public Radio) continually playing in the background. One of the things I learned, is we can all go to a Summer Solstice event this weekend celebrating the Summer Solstice that happens today. How American is that, we have to make our paganism fit our narcissistic schedule, with no concept that there is a real world, sunrise, and longest day that we missed.

Furthermore, I learned that in the State of Washington we are soon going to have toll highways and bridges to pay for us to develop the infrastructure to collect tolls and user fees. This is required because, we no longer can collect sufficient revenues from car license tabs probably even to pay for the licensing system. Someday some of this money might get down to really paying for something required, but that is doubtful, because infrastructure and maintenance is always funded after it breaks, with capital bonds. That is more expensive in the long run, but it makes us feel good about union construction workers getting paid to build something new, rather than union governmental workers getting paid to keep something working. The private sector functions at its best through government grants and handouts.

I also finished Ann Coulter’s book, “Godless: The Church of Liberalism.” It was a really funny book, except for the underlying truth, that we really do live in a evolutionary godless country. Reading between the lines I got the feeling that Ann was an “Intelligent Design” creationist. However, if you consider your profession to be a Conservative pundit, being a young earth creationist, would probably get you black listed from all appearances anywhere on the pundit circuit.

Christian acquiescence, I wondered how I was going to get to that Segway (sic) from my introduction. I do know that Ann’s book was designed with intelligence. Whether she is just an intelligent designer, or whether she really believes the Bible from Genesis to Revelation is between her and God, in which she truly believes. Before we can really have a debate on whether intelligent design is really all that is required to be a Christian, or just an evolutionary development within Christianity, you must first establish that evolution is bogus religion, philosophy, and it therefore follows bogus science. Hopefully, this book is a public first step toward removing the religion of evolution from our schools and public institutions. A real series of monkey trials in the making, but evolution is all about “inheriting the wind.”

This brings us to Christian doctrine. Traveling through Ballard last week I had the opportunity to stop at a store that handles all sorts of trashy merchandise and kitsch. Sure enough I was able to buy a bag of “warm fuzzies.” I got the bag of big warm fuzzies, rather than the big bag of little warm fuzzies. The point being the world is such a place today, that a little warm fuzzy probably is not adequate to provide you with the emotional support you require.

While I only learned this partially from Ann’s book, I suspect that warm fuzzies are more a guy type of thing, women really need a hug from another human personality when times are really bad. A ping pong sized ball of fluff is more than adequate for a man, especially if the warm fuzzy is in a bright color. I wonder if this has anything to do with feminization of the church? Aren’t men and women all just an evolved mass of primal ooze?

I suppose I worked for too much of my life around engineers and scientists. As I said last week, I am content to not be a good engineer or scientist, because I never really could develop enough faith to believe in evolution as a component of true science. However, a little cause and effect type of reasoning from self proclaimed good professionals has rubbed off.

Except in the case of evolutionary development, the more design information within an entity, generally the more predicable the entity when facing certain (environmental) factors. This is generally true in computer programs, tomatoes, and people. Emotions may be cataloged, but they really cannot be quantified, or at least I think a guy engineer would say that. Doctrine however, is information that can be crunched and either adopted or rejected.

Fundamental to all humanity is the desire to belong to a family, a group, a community. We are belonging creations. We can’t evolve that way, we were created that way. Virtually all the time we belong to groups that make us feel good, we reject groups that make us feel uneasy. To feel accepted we generally adapt to the group rather than try to change it into our own likeness. As I was once lectured, if we both agree on everything, then one of us is not needed, which is a harsh evolutionary statement, but to a certain extent there is a manner of truth within. We keep our true thoughts to ourselves to find acceptance, or maybe even just to keep our job. Carry this joining and falsifying our emotions in order to belong to the extreme, can make us mentally ill, but to a lesser degree, allows us to acquiesce to group reasoning, when a stand on the facts (information) is required.

Christianity in America has acquiesced to the evolutionary world to keep our jobs, and as a result we have lost our voice. As Ann’s book states this is really godless liberals against everyone else, but the crunchable facts state that there is very little discernible difference between the Church and the world, except for legalistic issues. Legalism is not morality, legalism is morality without context.

Radical Islam (to a lesser extent all Islam) practices it’s religion during the week. Godless evolution practices it’s religion continually, and Christians go to church on Sunday. Even the practice of celebrating the Summer Solstice is evolutionarily OK for the following weekend, because we are still evolving toward permanent situational Nirvana. However, true Christianity is built upon the foundation of law and gospel, not just law. Any good Lutheran or Calvinist will tell you that. They may not be able to tell you what that means, but at least that will give you enough information to begin to overcome your acquiescence.

Christians are not supposed to evolve, they are supposed to develop. Ask your pastor, or any pastor, about his (or her) development plans, and you will probably get a list of all sorts of huggy, warm fuzzy programs to win the lost. But think about it for a moment, the church never was, nor never will be called to win the lost. The church is called to preach the gospel, in the context of an unattainable holy standard of God’s righteousness. If the gospel is only presented as a Sunday thing, as you work your way through the Bible, or in a context of acquiescent sensitivity, it really is not the gospel presented in the requirements of the New Testament.

Scribes and Pharisees were the religious leaders of Jesus time. When he walked into church he was not greeted with a warm fuzzy and a hug. In fact, he was responsible for throwing them out of the temple. Law and gospel cannot be proclaimed in a seeker sensitive huggy fuzzy way, because it was designed, not by a great designer, but by God to be offensively offensive. Sometimes the truth hurts, but the truth also saves.

The Bible was also written in an offensively offensive way. In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth. Between that and a chaotic description of that creation, is no slightest inkling of a gap of millions of years, or the fall of satan, or starting again because you didn’t do it right the first time. Stretching the seven day week of creation into millions and billions of years through theistic evolution is also a figment of a creative exegesis to worldly acquiescence.

I’m not against hugs and warm fuzzies, what I am saying is truthfully hugs and warm fuzzies are a waste of time and resources unless they are built upon the information of Absolute Truth. Now what is the greater problem in life, getting a hug from a hypocrite who thinks he is a saint, or getting a hug from a saint that knows he is a hypocrite?

What passes as evangelical Christianity today is the former and is a type of acquiescence that not only allows evolutionist to think that they are not religious people, but also makes many of those raised within the church question the whole of the Christian message when they realize reality is not fostered by what would Jesus do, never knowing that true Christianity is built upon what Jesus did.

What Jesus did, is what must lead the parade of all our human attempts to love and be loved. Therefore, much of Christianity today will not stand the test of time because of its acquiescent nature. Christians must be living symbols of God’s grace in human form for that is the truth by which we find reason and hope in life, it is not in acquiescence to the world of evolutionary materialism. Get over it, the world does not love you, the world never will love you until you become one of them. If you acquiesce to those desires you become as Esau, trading your Christian birthright for a single bowl of lentil stew.

Our latest Chronicles:

Creation Speaks; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/creationspeaks5-10-6.pdf
It’s all about time; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/abouttime5-17-6.pdf
Rootless in the world; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/rootless5-24-6.pdf
Unity in Diversity; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/unitydiversity5-31-6.pdf
Evolved Units; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/evolvedunits6-7-6.pdf
Chaos Economics; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/chaoseconomics6-14-6.pdf

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Chaos Economics
June 14, 2006, 3:02 pm
Filed under: Weekly Columns

PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/chaoseconomics6-14-6.pdf

Adam Smith was a brilliant guy, for his time. Actually for a long time. But now his time is over, because his eighteenth century views on economics, of free markets, and “The Wealth of Nations” are no longer the philosophical or the real underpinnings of what we call western enterprise. Adam Smith’s concepts have been replaced with a more evolutionarily consistent genre which I call Chaos Economics.

I suppose the fundamental problem with Smith today is that his work presupposes a divine or Providence that overshadows the ways of man. That was true for most of western history from Smith until the present. As others over time have pointed out Smith’s work not only has a supreme deity in his worldview, but also a high view of the goodness of humanity operating outside religious paradigms. None of those absolutes are present in the worldview of business and economics today. Today wealth or mammon has replaced God and nation as the prime motivator of human enterprise. As a consequence today our world runs on “Chaos Economics.”

One of my premises of Metis Phylogenesis is that “Change is the only constant.” I too have been guilty of that same oversight as Smith. God’s providence still works in change in the natural world, and sometimes that change can be stupendous by all standards. However, after the change event, everything naturally begins to grow to bring stability to the ecosystem, both in energy utilization and physical complexity.

Chaos Economics, true to its evolutionary roots attempts to create its god, mammon, out of continual chaos. In the world of global trade in which we live today, that not only is plausible, it can be done relatively easily. The key however, is to make virtually everyone believe that through the religion of evolution a true economic utopia can be formed. Of course that utopia is subject to a high degree of relativism, but when you really think about it, this true natural higher order out of absolute chaos is the ultimate model of the evolutionary cosmos. But evolution is not only bogus science it is also bogus philosophy so none of this will last very long.

Now it is true that I have missed out completely on understanding the religious bigotry that it takes to be a good evolutionist. As a consequence(?) I also have missed out in truly understanding how religion should have anything to do with my inherited intellectual prowess or my emotional feelings at all, but should rest upon the grace of God alone.

Let me explain. When I was a lad of 12 or so, I was indoctrinated into the Lutheran faith in the little town of Reardan, Washington. I was joined in my catechism class by Cheryl, Dorothy, and Gail the three best looking girls in my class, but that is another story. To this day I still believe that the Lutheran presentation is the world’s best understanding of the law -gospel tension in the Bible and how that relates to man’s bondage to sin and his resistance to God’s grace.

Pastor Daugs however, when it came to the Genesis creation account in the Bible impressed upon us that God really didn’t create the world like the Bible said, but that he used evolution to bring about the present world over millions and billions of years. I guess my brain quit evolving at that time, because I just could not understand how if the Bible was supposed to be a book that contained God’s absolute revelation of saving grace, then how could a portion that reads days, really mean billions of years. I mean you might be able to stretch a day into a few years by creative exegesis, but billions of years, give me a break, I may be young, but I’m not stupid.

Thank God, Martin Luther had other more important religious foolishness to deal with, in his day man’s evil heart had not yet invented evolution. However, I suppose that was the start of my life as a Martin Luther Lutheran, rather than just a Lutheran. “Here I stand, I can not do other wise!” may not be the literal rendition of what Luther said at the Diet of Worms, but I doubt Luther would find me using this misquote disturbing.

About ten years later on Mt. Spokane collecting plants for a Field Botany class, a similar epiphany occurred as I knelt down to collect a plant sample that had been covered with snow just a few weeks earlier, and now was part of a diverse field of various grasses and wildflowers. “Unless I can understand how this all exists just by chance, I shall have to be a bad scientist, (or no scientist at all).”

Life can get lonely when there is no one to share your fundamental beliefs. About ten years after Mt. Spokane, I learned there were other people on this earth that also believed that theistic evolution is bogus religion, and that all evolution is bogus science. Since then I have noticed that every day our ranks are growing, by God’s grace, not by man’s so called rational enlightenment. So belittling me as a stupid, religious, right wing Christian bigot, will have no effect on me or my teaching.

What this truly proves is that contrary to all the wishes of evil men and evil spirits, Jesus Christ is building and will continue to build and reform His church until the end of time. The next Reformation will be based on the true Gospel alone and what is now called Creation Science. That is a science of thousands not millions and billions of years. Which means change really happens rapidly, sometimes stupendously, but never chaotically, except as may be carried out in the affairs of evil men.

Chaotic change is established within economics to create wealth and to usurp national power. You don’t have to own anything to profit in this exercise, it helps, but it is not a requirement. All you really need is a market or demand for a commodity. It works even better if you can make everything a commodity exchangeable with other commodities via a monetary transaction. Simply put, the more transactions, either by buying or selling, more money is created and the richer you become. This is like your stock broker’s ability to make money on steroids.

Now creatively speaking one could develop this concept into a movie plot to take over the world, like the “Manchurian Candidate.” Luckily, if you believe in luck, nothing like this would ever happen in the real world. Oh, the title for this new blockbuster movie, “The Texas Candidate”

This could happen in the world however. Now we could use virtually anything to play this game, but for sake of a commodity that is near and dear to each of us, let’s use oil. As the title of this article says we call this game played out on the world stages for our benefit alone, Chaos Economics. Another subtitle that we will keep hidden except for the very few evolutionary elite is, “Be Your Own Market Maker.”

Market Makers are used in the stock market to even out daily swings in equity trading that can be brought about by people or institutions moving large blocks of company shares. This is theoretically carried out in the United States markets by “independent” brokerage houses and similar organizations, working for the benefit of the company. Since you are really only dealing with one entity, publicly traded stock, this process works well most of the time. Commodities, oil, gas, gold, silver, grain, etc., don’t have market makers because of the variety of sources and ways of handling the materials being traded. Rapid, chaotic changes in commodity prices, truly is the evolutionary roots of commodity trading.

I learned of this market making game from the President of Georgia Pacific Securities in Vancouver, BC, about the time I learned I was not alone as a Bible believing creation scientist, but that may be superfluous to this scenario. In Vancouver market making had to do with playing penny gold stocks on the Vancouver Stock Exchange, but it will work if you have a big position in just about any traded commodity. In the process others can also make money on your skill, and even if they just track your work. However, chances are they will just get bored or figure out the whole process is too much work and develop a trading software package to sell on weekend morning infomercials. That’s a lot easier when you are working for yourself, and you don’t, for some reason, want to hire the human production units to perform the market making task.

So you are the CEO of a big multinational oil company. Now at the $50.00 price per barrel of crude oil you can make substantial profits in your vertically integrated company. Every time crude oil changes hands within this structure you get a cut, so life is good. However, even with your long term contracts for cheap oil from dolt third world countries, if the price gets down to say $40.00 per barrel, not only are your company profits not going to be as easy to maintain, your bonus millions, stock options, and golden parachute may also be affected. God knows if $50.00 per barrel is good, $70.00 would be even nicer. What this world really needs is a little stupendous change to set the chaos ball rolling.

Biding your time, enter the 2005 hurricane season, and your prayers have been answered. “Our capacity to produce gasoline has been absolutely devastated by Hurricane Katrina, it is just so awful, it will take years, and years to return to maximum capacity destroyed by the hurricane. (Especially if we don’t plan on adding anymore capacity to the system, we’ve got to keep those profits high).

Reacting to all that bad news, and by withholding just a little of our supply, the free markets move quickly into the $70.00 per barrel range. “Hallelujah, Praise the lord, Me!” Now all we have to do is maintain the price, and crank up the propaganda mill: “The demand for oil is skyrocketing by the second in India and China, we will never be able to catch up again. Then there is the Iraq uncertainty, and Iran’s nuclear intentions, and where ever you look in the world there is continuing evolutionary chaos happening. Demand is outstripping supply, the world is evolving, we need those profits to find more oil, or to diversify into new green sustainable energy sources.” We can write creative press releases until the current cows are changed into crude oil.

This is where the fun begins and the money really starts to flow, we have created a bench mark price we want to hold. All we have to do is to play the market by continuing to foster uncertainty. We buy long, sell short, or the other way around, all we need to do is just make sure the market is continually doing something. This is really cool, we get paid no matter what happens, and only now and then do we actually have to fiddle with actual supplies to maintain the price we have determined to suit our current chaotic interests.

This playing with the markets outside the news cycle was really not possible when I had my discussions all those years ago in Vancouver, because the computing hardware had not really been developed at that time. Today it is. All you need to do is to design some software that finds statistical significance in what looks to be a random series of numbers and then take advantage of those trends to buy and sell accordingly.

If you want some simple models to do this on your own, as I said earlier, just turn on your TV on weekend mornings and you will find simple computer models that do this for the poor simple investor, right in the middle of the rest of the religious broadcasting. These models however, are really just analysis programs that pick up subtile trends in the markets and give you recommendations to buy or sell. As a little investor you can’t manipulate the markets, you can only follow them.

However, if you do have the ability to create a little market making news every now and then, to which the markets will react, and program that into your much more sophisticated computer program, you will know much better how and when to buy and sell. Those perceived chaotic market fluctuations just serving to make you richer and a more highly evolved person or enterprise. Now instead of manufacturing gasoline from crude oil however, we are manufacturing information to create chaos. The margins on this manufacturing endeavor, are almost limitless, if we don’t get too greedy.

Perhaps a less complicated model will help explain, one that doesn’t need computers to feed off chaos. How about selling advertising at a consistently higher price than your competitors, by creating strife when really what is needed is leadership to form a consensus. Strife is where Fox News Channel’s “fair and balanced” is at its best. If you can get two very opined people with different worldviews yelling at one another, as long as you get the ratings, the whole world can go to hell, as the discussion that took place on one of their shows last weekend just goes to prove. You are crying all the way to the bank, and your followers believe that you are not a lackey in the liberal news establishment. Still, you are truly only manufacturing high margin chaotic information, with little true investment in infrastructure.

In the world of global enterprise, Rupert Murdoch is one of the world’s best, proving chaos works wonderfully, especially when dealing with human personalities that have the created ability to relate to each other as well as just things. It’s not about who’s right or left, right or wrong. its all about we dare not find anyone that can build consensus, even if that means Bill O’Reilly is always doubly right. The irony in the whole picture is that he normally is doubly right, and yet he does it with such humility.

Consensus building is what this country needs, but building a consensus on an evolutionary worldview is impossible, because it is a godless religious paradigm. Just because it is a religious paradigm does not make it evil, but if it is true in any fashion all of life is meaningless. However, if creation by God is true, then understanding His role and plans for mankind is all that matters, and is the only source for understanding life, death, and any human goodness.

Our latest Chronicles:
The Nature Deficit Divide; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/naturedeficit3-8-6.pdf
Birds & Snakes; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/birdsnsnakes3-15-6.pdf
Given Gifts; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/givengifts4-12-6.pdf
Our rights and our dusty responsibility; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/rightrespon4-19-6.pdf
Solomon's folly today; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/solomontoday4-26-6.pdf
America Amok; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/aamok5-3-6.pdf
Creation Speaks; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/creationspeaks5-10-6.pdf
It’s all about time; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/abouttime5-17-6.pdf
Rootless in the world; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/rootless5-24-6.pdf
Unity in Diversity; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/unitydiversity5-31-6.pdf
Evolved Units; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/evolvedunits6-7-6.pdf



Evolved Units
June 8, 2006, 3:13 am
Filed under: Weekly Columns

Chronicles of Diversity
Evolved Units
7 June 2006; Volume 8, Issue 19

PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/evolvedunits6-7-6.pdf

I believe that Ruth Graham, wife of evangelist Billy Graham, at one time was quoted as saying something to the effect that if America was not judged by God for its immorality then God was not just. I in no way want to condemn that statement other than to mention, that the morality is not the way God truly finds His justice, but through the cross of Calvary.

What I want to focus upon this week is an other form of immoral behavior. These sins are not propagated by individuals per se, nor are they the sins of natural governments toward their people or the people of other nations. This week I would like to focus upon the sin of evolutionary global companies that exist outside of the constraints of established checks on wealth and power.

The gross sin of these global, unrestricted, mammon generators, is to take human beings, created in the image of God and turn them into evolutionary consumption or production units. The problem that these corporations face, that we are now just beginning to see seriously express itself in America, is how do you exploit human production units in one locale, and provide consumption units in another with the means to generate the mammoth profits you seek.

To a certain extent the problem that illegal immigration now presents in the United States is an outgrowth of this dichotomy. National leadership on both sides of the political isle are incapable of doing anything constructive. On the one hand you have politicians beholden to these powerful interests, on the other you have so called leaders being wind blown in all directions. But what none of them realize is that they really are now irrelevant to the whole picture. Neocons would like us to return to some sort of nationalism, but just like with communism, socialism, and other failed or irrelevant political structures, nationalism has also been usurped by these giants.

Now all of this is really just the result of atheistic evolution if you like that spin, or more bluntly human corporate sin, developed to a high level of credulous arrogance. The good news is that sin, especially at this level of blasphemy doesn't need to be judged by God, its destruction is just a simplistic model of the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

Eventually these institutions will be destroyed by God however. If you hold to the premillennial eschatology, either historic or dispensational, that will occur finally in the Great Tribulation period, just before the onset of Christ's millennial reign on earth. Those with less escapist and amillennial or preterist positions. this judgement could begin at anytime, but we probably are not to the point of when you see the fulfillment foretold in Revelation 18.

However, regardless of your eschatology I have always found the paragraph containing Revelation 18:4-8, as verses that should apply to the churches of all epochs:

And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, "I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.' Therefore her plagues will come in one day–death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.

Over the years Bible commentators have speculated about the mysterious identity of Babylon in Revelation 17 and 18. Some have speculated that it was a city or group of cities. Others have attributed these references to a world system of enterprise. Some have indicated that it can be both, still others admit that they really don't know, which is always the most prudent, even if it doesn't sell a lot of books.

It seems to me however, natural cities while not being the haven for righteousness, none the less have some righteous people living within the city walls. When the children of Israel took Jericho, Rahab together with her family were spared. When God destroyed Sodom and Gomorra, Lot and his family were led way from the destruction. But in both cases there was obedience in response to God's call on the part of those called. Those who were saved from the destruction however lost all of their worldly possessions, at least for a short time.

Now the traditional evangelical response is that we have to stay in Babylon to minister to the Babylonians, just as Lot did in Sodom and Gomorra? The real question however, who is doing the ministering? Most of the time I would say that the Christians are receiving more worldly culture from the city than they ever give back. Furthermore, what is given back from the church is not at all received by the city. But as Jesus said in the gospels, "let the dead bury their own dead," (Matthew 8:22, Luke 9:60) in much the same context.

The attraction of cities however, is really cultural, whether you call that good, bad, or indifferent. That culture by its very nature is diverse and multifaceted. I suppose that is just another way to say the city gods are really just a form of polytheism. The city also exists for the people to promote life and culture.

Our new global corporation is an evolutionary monster in comparison. As we said earlier, it is monotheistic, its God is money in all forms. People are not created in the image of God, but either are known by the monicker of production unit, or consumption unit. Modern global trade takes slavery to a whole new level, because it has no ties to reality.

It cares nothing about local infrastructure, other than as a market to sell goods produced elsewhere. Education is not a goal, but a demigod that doesn't keep the units in their place. Environmental controls are to be ignored by doing hazardous work in areas without any environmental safeguards. It's hidden agenda is to make all nations third world countries, better yet if they don't recognize the shift from consumer units into production units. After all, to the modern global corporation, people are really all the same, just part of evolutionary progress from rats to serfs. They are not at all like the personally evolved corporate management elite, for if they were, the peasants would be rich, like they are. This is really Darwin's evolutionary thoughts accelerated to light speed, or absolute foolhardy condescension.

How far are we down this road? If you look at recent exports from the United States what you see is a dramatic shift from high information products, to low information commodities and agricultural products. Most of our high information products are imported, not from other countries per se, but rather freed trade zones, supported by local country labor. Those rats of the production cycle.

A question for you to ponder. Has any large corporate manufacturing or service facility been built anywhere in the world recently without the local and or national government providing massive tax breaks, or incentives, or just required to pay no taxes at all?

Politicians say that is to create jobs, so that we can compete in the new evolving utopian world. When in reality it devastates any hope of local self sufficiency within the regional area or within the nation. If this evolution is not an absolute truth, we have no hope. If evolution is truth, we still have no hope, because life has no purpose.

Hope is really just a four letter word. Illegal Mexican and Latin American immigrants are not flocking to the United States for hope, they come for esperanza for themselves and their families, maybe not a higher goal, but at least a goal with a more romantic word structure. Likewise, when I was living in Germany, I was told there was only one beautiful word in all of the German language, that word is zusammen, that translates into the English together. I can not vouch for the fact that this is the only beautiful word in German, but it surely does have a certain zing to it.

Over the years many people have ask or tried to figure out my political leanings. I suppose now is the time to put some of those thoughts to paper, or you might think I am some liberal commie pinkie. Actually to the extent possible my political leanings are taken directly, as best as I can process, from creation. In that real world, bigness is either a form of what ecologists call a "pioneer species" or a type of disease. This usually becomes a malignancy that kills the patient if not checked, this time the planet we call earth, and or the social system we enjoy is seriously infected.

Therefore, politically I am against big business, big national governments, big labor, and egalitarianism. I am a strong advocate for small business, effective local government, and personal self determination. All of these concepts I am for, work only marginally in the world today, because the big mammon daddies control all the purse strings, and they will not loose them so that more diversity can be produced. Darwin was right in one means, natural selection does work, but humans only look at it in human time, not God's time, and especially evolutionary time.

The business religion today says that global free trade and markets are the means to promote (material) prosperity. Governments only restrict those opportunities, by wanting to provide infrastructure, education, and other services, better left to the private sector. But if you look at the ultimate root logic under all this flowery spin and hype, what is really being promoted is chaos at the expense of order. Simply because, and as my enterprise models show, pioneer species require chaos in order to grow and flourish and cancer is not all that different either.

Probably the next step is too look at how the monetary system is designed to promote this albatross, but we shall hold off on that till next week for lack of space and research.

In closing, laissez faire capitalism is probably the ideal evolutionary business condition. Essentially the French words mean leave it alone. That is the mantra of bigness today, it is recited continually in big business and big government, like Our Father's and Hail Mary's used to be, (perhaps still are) prayed in the Roman Catholic church. However, within the Roman Catholic structure the purpose was ultimately a petition to God. Within the multinational corporation the goal is truly the appeasement of the real, but still false god of wealth and power.

What free market economics is really saying ultimately, is that in order to have a modern garden of eden, the apple orchard will appear in due time in the right micro-climate. Furthermore, as these trees grow and produce fruit in a year or two, they will never have to be pruned. It is just an organic happening, like an evolutionary Woodstock, an eternity of peace and music. But while you today get your music on your iPod through iTunes, what you are really getting is the manufactured rather than the real event.

"In Wildness is the preservation of the world" is a truth of God's design, not evolution. This is what Thoreau and his other Transcendentalists were trying to promote in sterile nature of their industrial Revolution New England. They of course sought a sort of polytheistic natural god, because their churches preached a God evolved from the evolution of Calvinism and commerce. Not much has changed since Thoreau, except the economies of scale and hence an even more shaky underpinning of what we today call life and liberty.

Man has never been very good at regulating his business beyond the immediate, whether that be herding sheep, growing crops, or managing the wings of enterprise. Treating people as evolutionary units, surely is not going to provide any information to the management scheme to overcome this folly.

For some reason, pretty much beyond the comprehension of most of humanity, God also has chosen to use ordinary people, not members of the evolutionary religious, political, or business elite, to change the world for the better. Sometimes this is called a Reformation, sometimes we will use another "re" word. Normally that change takes place extremely rapidly, through stupendous change. Stupendous change is not a term that can truly be defined in the religion of evolutionists, because of that fatal flaw, they shall not be able to adapt to the blowing winds of change.

All is not lost however, out of the stones of the destroyed temple of evolution, can be fashioned a church that belongs in a land that always belongs to God.

Chronicles of Diversity is now available in blog form for your comments at http://www.diversity.wordpress.com. A somewhat related blog, Oikos (a dwelling place) is available at http://www.oikos.wordpress.com. This blog in time will deal with what I call conservative conservationism in contrast to what is generally called green sustainability.

It is my desire to eventually move these blogs into a new structure for both http://www.createleaders.org and http://www.wondersprings.com. God knows they both need it. If you can contribute to these changes in someway, financially or with your skills, or know of someone who could make that donation, please let us know.

In His Grip,
Jerry

Our latest Chronicles:
The Nature Deficit Divide; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/naturedeficit3-8-6.pdf
Birds & Snakes; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/birdsnsnakes3-15-6.pdf
Given Gifts; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/givengifts4-12-6.pdf
Our rights and our dusty responsibility; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/rightrespon4-19-6.pdf
Solomon's folly today; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/solomontoday4-26-6.pdf
America Amok; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/aamok5-3-6.pdf
Creation Speaks; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/creationspeaks5-10-6.pdf
It's all about time; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/abouttime5-17-6.pdf
Rootless in the world; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/rootless5-24-6.pdf
Unity in Diversity; PDF link: http://www.wondersprings.com/2006pdffiles/unitydiversity5-31-6.pdf