why we are seeing the uptick in so many betrayals
We used to be satisfied at making a decent living, which meant having a modest home, a roof that didn’t leak, heat during the winter, food on the table and a way to get back and forth, one car not one for each member. Our stores weren’t online and they closed at 6p on the week nights and closed entirely on Sunday. One person could support an entire family. It was amazing how we survived.
Now that’s not enough. And it hasn’t been enough for a long time. Our constant concern is not making a living; its making money. And not only money but “good money” as if getting more carried with it some shadowy sense of morality. Because of that we have helped, in our personal greed, the corporate greed of Big Tech, Big Business and Big Media. And for years they have taken their money and quietly built out a cancerous infrastructure, all connected and partnered with the machinery that has been running and now RULING our lives. And they have only begun to flex their power against everyone to support their vision of how this planet is run.
Long ago, God forewarned where this love of money – and it must be acknowledged that it *is* a *love * beyond our dependence on God to provide – was always going to lead and has already led in the lives of many:
“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” ( 1 Tim 6:10 )
“And the second beast required all people small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, 17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark— the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18Here is a call for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and that number is 666.… ( Revelations 13:17 )
The following dialogue from a 90s film called Sneakers has great meaning in the tech world. Its considered something of a cult film about hacking. Strangely, it portended more than that. Over the years, I have quoted this passage from it to remind people of something some of us saw coming. What’s happening now in our world that so many can finally see as is being revealed. If you have seen the Klaus Schwab film about the Great Reset and seen the interview of famous rich figures supporting it, this dialogue will seem eerily prescient. These are not willing to wait on God and put faith in his Kingdom under Christ. They want to build it out themselves, according to their own image and thinking. And they want us to help them do it.
“Cosmo : What’s wrong with this country, Marty? Money. You taught me that. Evil defense contractors had it, noble causes did not. Politicians are bought and sold like so much chattel. Our problems multiply. Pollution, crime, drugs, poverty, disease, hunger, despair; we throw gobs of money at them! The problems always get worse. Why is that? Because money’s most powerful ability is to allow bad people to continue doing bad things at the expense of those who don’t have it.
Martin Bishop : I agree. Now who did you say you were working for?
Cosmo : Oh, that’s just my day job.”
Cosmo : In prison I learned that everything in this world, including money, operates not on reality…
Martin Bishop : …but the perception of reality.
Cosmo : Posit: People think a bank might be financially shaky.
Martin Bishop : Consequence: People start to withdraw their money.
Cosmo : Result: Pretty soon it *is* financially shaky.
Martin Bishop : Conclusion: You can make banks fail.
Cosmo : [imitates buzzer] I’ve already done that. Maybe you’ve heard about a few? Think bigger.
Martin Bishop : Stock market?
Cosmo : Yes.
Martin Bishop : Currency market?
Cosmo : Yes.
Martin Bishop : Commodities market?
Cosmo : Yes.
Martin Bishop : Small countries?
Cosmo : I might even be able to crash the whole damn system. Destroy all records of ownership. Think of it, Marty: no more rich people, no more poor people, everybody’s the same. Isn’t that what we said we always wanted?
Martin Bishop : Cos, you haven’t gone crazy on me, have you?
Cosmo : Who else is going to change the world, Marty? Greenpeace?