Massie-Reistig-Klingenberg On Obama
The below summary of Barack and Michelle Obama’s 5 year reign in the White House is by far the best I’ve ever read as it squarely hits the nail on the head. And it took a black reporter writing it to make it as effective and revealing as it is. A white man’s account would be instantly criticized by the liberal media as pure racism. But, how can anyone scream “racist” when an exacting description of the Obamas is penned by a well-known journalist of color? Mychal Massie is a respected writer and talk show host in Los Angeles:
The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn’t like the Obamas. Specifically I was asked: “I have to ask, why do you hate the Obamas? It seems to be personal, and not to be policy related. You even dissed (disrespect) their Christmas family picture.”
The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation. I’ve made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don’t like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist State.
I don’t hate them per definition, but I condemn them because they are the worst kind of racialists, they are elitist Leninists with contempt for traditional America. They display disrespect for the sanctity of the office he holds, and for those who are willing to admit same, Michelle Obama’s raw contempt for white America is transpicuous.
I don’t like them because they comport themselves as emperor and empress.
I expect, no I demand respect, for the Office of President, and a love of our country and her citizens, from the leader entrusted with the governance of same. President and Mrs. Reagan displayed an unparalleled love for the country and her people. The Reagan’s made Americans feel good about themselves and about what we could accomplish.
His arrogance by appointing 32 leftist czars and constantly bypassing congress is impeachable. Eric Holder is probably the MOST incompetent and arrogant DOJ head to ever hold the job. Could you envision President Reagan instructing his Justice Department to act like jack-booted thugs?
Presidents are politicians and all politicians are known and pretty much expected to manipulate the truth, if not outright lie, but even using that low standard, the Obama’s have taken lies, dishonesty, deceit, mendacity, subterfuge and obfuscation to new depths. They are verbally abusive to the citizenry, and they display an animus for civility.
I do not like them, because they both display bigotry overtly, as in the case of Harvard Professor Louis Gates, when he accused the Cambridge Police of acting stupidly, and her code speak pursuant to now being able to be proud of America. I view that statement and that Mindset as an insult to those who died to provide a country where a Kenyan, his illegal alien relatives, and his alleged progeny, could come and not only live freely, but rise to the highest, most powerful, position in the world. Michelle Obama is free to hate and disparage whites because Americans of every description paid with their blood to ensure her right to do that.
I have a saying, that “the only reason a person hides things, is because they have something to hide.” No president in history has spent over a million dollars to keep his records and his past sealed.
And what the two of them have shared has been proven to be lies. He lied about when and how they met, he lied about his mother’s death and problems with insurance, Michelle lied to a crowd pursuant to nearly $500,000 bank stocks they inherited from his family. He has lied about his father’s military service, about the civil rights movement, ad nausea. He lied to the world about the Supreme Court in a State of the Union address.
He berated and publicly insulted a sitting Congressman. He has surrounded himself with the most rabidly, radical, socialist academicians today. He opposed rulings that protected women and children that even Planned Parenthood did not seek to support. He is openly hostile to business and aggressively hostile to Israel.
His wife treats being the First Lady as her personal American Express Black Card (arguably the most prestigious credit card in the world). I condemn them because, as people are suffering, losing their homes, their jobs, their retirements, he and his family are arrogantly showing off their life of entitlement – as he goes about creating and fomenting class warfare.
I don’t like them, and I neither apologize nor retreat from my public condemnation of them and of his policies. We should condemn them for the disrespect they show our people, for his willful and unconstitutional actions pursuant to obeying the Constitutional parameters he is bound by, and his willful disregard for Congressional authority.
Dislike for them has nothing to do with the color of their skin; it has everything to do with their behavior, attitudes, and policies. And I have open scorn for their constantly playing the race card.
I could go on, but let me conclude with this. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the media for refusing to investigate them, as they did President Bush and President Clinton, and for refusing to label them for what they truly are. There is no scenario known to man, whereby a white president and his wife could ignore laws, flaunt their position, and lord over the people, as these two are permitted out of fear for their color.
As I wrote in a syndicated column titled, “Nero In The White House” – “Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such dishonesty in a political leader.”
He is the most mendacious political figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequaled. Using Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood.
Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they have been witness to a congenital liar, a woman who has been ashamed of America her entire life, failed policies, intimidation, and a commonality hitherto not witnessed in political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense as an entitlement – while America’s people go homeless, hungry and unemployed.
MICHAEL REISIG SPEAKS OUT
Before I make my observations, I want to repeat Mychal Massie’s opening statement, “As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don’t like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist State.”
What do the beginnings of a Marxist America look like as its Republic is being destroyed? I want to give you journalist and author Michael Reisig’s insights from his recent article, “Barack Obama’s New America:”
“Our president no longer concerns himself with trivial things like constitutions, and Congress is no longer two influential political elements working together for a better America, but a rather two diametrically opposed groups constantly at each other’s throats, with decisions not being based on the well-being of this country but with a bitter, converse tenacity that reflects the balance of power – a well-dressed catfight rooted in vicious vendettas and disgusting brown nosing. Dignity and honor have long been shoved aside in the headlong race for ascendency.
Incredibly, 50 percent of our population doesn’t care about any of this, as long as the check’s still in the mail. Even more incredible is the fact that this is exactly the plan of our present administration – to create a constituency so dependent on government that they will never vote out of the box they have built for themselves, and our president’s buddies in the Senate have given up concern about damage to the nation and The Constitution, as long as they get to stay in power.
We’re so mired in the dogma of equality we’ve forgotten what it actually means. In America we have to get past the concept that, in order to treat some people equally, we must treat them differently – equal is just what it means, anything beyond that takes us right back to someone being more special than someone else. Real equality is much like utopia – it sounds great, and looks good on paper, but given human nature, it’s an immensely difficult proposition. Ultimately, one group eventually gets tired of giving what they have to others, or the others get tired of not getting as much as they think they should have, and Democracy takes a nose dive. That’s why no true democracy has lasted more than a few hundred years, and I’m terrified we are reaching the end of its reign in America.
Even more frightening is this new generation to whom we are leaving this country – buried in ipods, cell phones, and MP3s, and gathering all their decision-making information from Facebook and Twitter, they’ve practically forgotten what it’s like to actually read a book or a newspaper. Fanatically fascinated by flesh-eating zombies and blood-sucking vampires, and immersed in the worship of witless sports stars, half of them couldn’t tell you who the current vice president is. Lost to the “everyone gets a trophy” concept of competition, and the “no none is really bad, they just had unpleasant childhoods and are misunderstood” intellection of crime and punishment, these Pollyanna idiots are continually filling our streets with people unprepared for the real world, and packing our prisons with people who should have been strapped to a table, given a shot in the arm and allowed to count backwards from ten – and these are the folks who will be making the decisions for the next generation. God help us…”
Now Bob Klingenberg’s Observations
The insights of Massie and Reisig are right on. Devastating in their impact, and absolutely mandatory for every preacher to come to grips with! We are losing the free Republic of America right from under out feet. But we must become more specific as to what is really happening and call it what it is.
Barack Obama is a Muslim Marxist. He has been schooled in Islam and Marxism, though he veils himself under the lies of being a Christian and an American. Obama ran for the Presidency of the United States of America and won on the publicly and often repeated platform:
1. The Total Redistribution of Wealth.
2. Social Justice Reform.
3. The Establishment of a Civilian Army (which will be necessary to enforce the first two).
Oh yes, that all sounded good to the gullible masses. You know, each of us getting a bigger piece of the pie, fantastic. Make sure that society is better protected from criminals by a swift and fair justice system, I’m all for that. And a civilian army, sounds like a community watch, terrific.
However, that is not what was being said at all! Like Mephistopheles said in “Faust,”
“THE PEOPLE NEVER KNEW THAT THE DEVIL IS THERE, EVEN THOUGH HE HAS
THEM BY THE THROAT.”
You see, as the pastor, preacher, and theologian Helmut Thielicke rightly points out:
“THE DEVIL IS NEVER OBVIOUS AS A FIERY RED,
SULPHUR-VOICED DEVIL. THE REAL DEVIL
HIDES UNDER A CLEVER MASK AND
IT IS JUST THEN, WITHOUT EVEN
KNOWING WHAT IS HAPPENING
AS OFTEN AS NOT, THAT HE
DOES HIS BEST WORK.”
What slip-and-slide Obama was really talking about was something altogether different. The Redistribution of Wealth is the destruction of Free Capitalistic America. The Social Justice Reform is the destruction of Class-Based Free Enterprise Society. The Civilian Army will enforce Martial Law for the establishment of an enslaved Muslim/Marxist America. When America elected Obama it was an invitation to a Socialistic Tragedy with the White House being the last affluent house on a dead-end street.
In the last scene of the Harrison Ford movie Clear and Present Danger, the President of the United States urges Jack Ryan – the hyper-loyal and ethical CIA agent played by Ford – to engage in a cover-up of some recent illegal actions taken by the administration. As the President explains how it works in Washington, he says, “It’s the old Potomac two-step, Jack,” to which Ryan replies, “Sorry, Mr. President, I don’t dance.”
It is way past time for true Americans to stand up and say to Obama and his cronies:
“SORRY BARACK, WE DON’T DANCE, AND YOUR
MARXIST TWO STEP IS OVER”
The American masses still do not see through it. And on top of this, there is the “Multitude Theory,” namely, that if enough people believe something or someone, it must be true. Of course, that is a lie of Satan. If our salvation was based on consensus, few us would believe in Jesus Christ, because the majority does not. Many are called, but few are chosen. And so, the Obama blind mass-mania continues. It still borders on hysteria.
On the eve of his keynote speech to the Democratic Convention in 2008, in which the above platform deceptions were stated, Obama took a walk down a street in Boston with his friend Marty Nesbitt. A growing crowd followed them, and Nesbitt said to Obama, “Man, you’re like a rock star.” Obama looked at Nesbitt and said, “Marty, you think it is bad today, wait until tomorrow.” Nesbitt asked, “What do you mean?” Obama said, “My speech is pretty good.” That it was! It flim-flammed the American masses by the millions.
No one heard what he really said. It was designed for exactly that. Anyway, the black rock-star madness prevailed. Eureka Gilkey, one of Obama’s aides, recalls going with him when he made the speech to the DNC shortly after he began his campaign. She recalls, “After the speech, he was mobbed outside the bathroom. I remember going home that night, and my boyfriend saying, ‘What is that purple bruise on our back?’ I had bruises on my back from people pushing and shoving, trying to get to Obama. I remember grabbing women’s hands because they were trying to pull his shirt from his pants. I couldn’t believe it.”
That pretty well says it all. The rest is the corrupting of American history in an unprecedented takeover of the government by godless, socialist forces.
I. FREEDOM “FROM” – FREEDOM “OF.”
I want us to hear the words often repeated to King Pharaoh by Moses in the book of Exodus. We read in Exodus 7:16,
“…Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the wilderness…”
Again in Exodus 8:1,
“Let My people go, that they may serve Me.”
And Exodus 9:1,
“Let My people go, that they may serve Me.”
Here God was not ultimately demanding FREEDOM “FROM,” but FREEDOM “OF.” FREEDOM “FROM” was only a means to a far greater end, and that was the FREEDOM OF SERVICE AND WORSHIP by the children of Israel for their God. Only after they had been freed from the cruel shackles of the tyrant Pharaoh could they be free to be all that God wanted them to be for Him.
What is really behind all that is now going on in the once free world known as the United States of America? What is the engine that has now begun to drive America in a totally different and Pharaohan direction? Mychal Massie calls it the change of America into a Communist State. A shocking statement, but far closer to the truth than most Americans even slightly realize. They think that it is an innocent experiment, and that Obama and his crowd are benign innovators. Think again!
In a recent meeting with state governors in the White House, Governor Rick Perry of Texas states that Obama looked them directly in the eyes and said, “I do not trust you to make decisions in your state about issues of education, about transportation infrastructure etc.” Not only was it demeaning and degrading, it was totally authoritarian and dictatorial. If you will, it was COMPLETELY UNAMERICAN which is Barack Obama through and through.
There are no sovereign states or state’s rights in a Communist State. Such a statement by an American president to state governors is unthinkable and should be impeachable. Needless to say, Governor Rick Perry indicated that he was most uncomfortable in the meeting. This discomfort in America has only just begun.
And to those who are headed for Washington D.C. today in some government related capacity with the intent of standing up for God’s truth and morality, I say:
“THIS MAY BE A DREAM COME TRUE FOR YOU, BUT YOU ARE NOT HEADED TO
DREAMLAND, BUT TO THE NIGHTMARE ON PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.”
It was our Lord who told us in John 8:32,
“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall
make you free.”
You see, the devil does not want the truth to be known, for he knows it will be his undoing, and it will be the people’s freedom. Most Americans do not know this, but here is the awful truth, namely that:
“BARACK OBAMA AND HIS CZARS DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE FREEDOMS ‘OF,’ BUT
ONLY IN THE FREEDOMS ‘FROM.’”
And here are the FREEDOMS FROM that are the essence of the Obama mind and government:
-Freedom from all America-Israel Relationships.
-Freedom from Judeo-Christian Spiritual Beliefs.
-Freedom from Judeo-Christian Moral Absolutes.
-Freedom from all Capitalistic Principles.
-Freedom from all Private Ownership.
-Freedom from all Democratic Elections.
-Freedom from all Constitutional Restraints
-Freedom from all Government of the People, by the People, and for the People.
“FREEDOM ‘FROM’ WITHOUT FREEDOM ‘OF’ IS IN FACT SLAVERY.”
Where there is only FREEDOM “FROM” and not FREEDOM “OF,” there will be the gradual loss of:
-Freedom of Choice
-Freedom of Self-Determination
-Freedom of Speech
-Freedom of Religion
-Freedom of Press
-Freedom of Assembly
-Freedom of States Rights
-Freedom of Private Enterprise
-Freedom of Privacy
-Freedom of Ownership
In other words, the STATE/ GOVERNMENT becomes what Karl Marx called:
“THE GREAT ORGANISM THAT FORMS THE INDIVIDUAL AND HIS
Man must obey the all-wise and all-powerful GREAT ORGANISM – THE STATE, and in so doing man finally obeys highest reason (which is actually short for losing your mind).
When little by little you lose the FREEDOMS “OF,”what will happen is this:
“THE GOVERNMENT ABSORBS SOCIETY UNTIL IT HAS NO MORE AN
Then man becomes nothing more than a stage prop with perfunctory lines in the great government drama.
Those who have their mortgage payments automatically debited from their bank account every month were confused to receive a letter this month from their bank telling them that their mortgage payment was due. Why would they receive such an unnecessary reminder from the bank in the automatic debit system? What is automatic needs no reminder. Absolutely idiotic! And the Bank in their correspondence also stated that the letter would be coming each month. Why this totally irrelevant, stupid, and wasteful paper work?
It is not dumb at all! The fact is that they were mandated by the government to do this, as the government more and more takes over the banking and housing system of America. And not only that, but if you are having difficulty making house payments, you are not to deal with the bank, but contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and they will channel you to their home-ownership counselors.
We have already seen the loss of the independent health care system. We shall more and more see the loss of the independent banking and housing systems. Total dependence upon and control by the government is the goal of the Obama dictatorship. So it will be that before you can really take stock of things, they will have driven off with absolutely everything that you have. I wish this was nothing more than the gruesome imagination of a Stephen King, but I know that it isn’t!
II. THE LOSS OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT
Our Lord Jesus Christ, in His dealing with TRUTH and FALSEHOOD, likened TRUTH TO LIGHT and FALSEHOOD TO DARKNESS. And He warns us against the ultimate and unthinkable state of SPIRITUAL AND MORAL DARKNESS when He says in Matthew 6:23,
“If the light that is in thee be darkness, how great must be the darkness.”
We now live in a society in which darkness is being taught as light, and light is being taught as darkness. The minds of our youth are being lost to darkness, and they think it is light. The bright lights of freedom that have been shining in America for over 200 years are being gradually turned off, and we are being told that the lights are on. That is the Kingdom of Darkness at its most devilish deceitfulness.
Worse than all of this is the fact that when there is only FREEDOM “FROM” and not FREEDOM “OF,” the result is:
“THE LOSS OF INDIVIDUAL REASON AND THOUGHT.”
This is the worst of slaveries that can happen to rational man, and that is to lose the freedom of his own mind. Here the government deceitfully does all of your thinking for you, and society loses its right mind and becomes robots.
The tactic of the socialist/communist state is to hide and silence truth from the enslaved masses, for as the Lord states in John 8:32,
“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”
In that same meeting referred to earlier of Barack Obama with state governors in the White House, Governor Rick Perry of Texas reported that Obama tried to threaten and intimidate them by saying to the governors that if they pushed back against him, or publicly talked about Washington spending too much money, they would personally hear from him. Hush up or else! Washington will do your thinking and speaking for you. Just be good little non-thinking, non-speaking doobies, and then Barack will gently rub your back and tuck you in at night. Otherwise you may find a bloody horse head or worse in your bed. Makes you want to be a stowaway in a White House laundry truck and make your escape.
Why was it in the days of slavery in America that the slave owners did not allow the black slaves and their children to learn how to read or write? It reminds me of the book and the film Fahrenheit 451 in which society all books were to be burned to turn human beings into dumb, non-thinking machines.
This was true in the pre-Reformation Catholic Church, namely, that the Bible was kept hidden in a language that the parishioners could not understand. For if they did, they would have risen up in revolt against the entire idolatrous and heretical religion. So Martin Luther in 16th century Germany translated the Bible into the German language, and the great Protestant Reformation was born.
“THERE IS NOTHING SO TYRANNICAL AS THE TYRANNY OF IGNORANCE.”
Then of course, the dumb citizens will all the more easily submit to and even embrace the dictates of their dictators. In all of this, we must understand:
“IN ‘FREEDOM OF SOCIETIES’ THE PEOPLE CAN BE INFORMED BY TRUTH, BUT
IN ‘FREEDOM FROM SOCIETIES,’ PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS BE
ABUSED BY LIES.”
It is now happening to America’s youth in the Common Core Education Curriculum. Our young people are no longer being educated in true American history, and they are no longer therefore growing up knowing the significance of the DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT that our Founding Fathers gave us. As a matter of fact, all that is being taught them now as far as American history is concerned are the grievous sins she committed along the way.
Now the iPod, cell phone, and MP3 Pollyanna idiot generation, as Michael Reisig calls them, have no idea what real LIFE – LIBERTY – AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS really are, let alone knowing how to defend them. They are growing up not knowing the treasures entrusted to them in the heritage of The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
Rather in our schools and colleges, they fall prey to the devilish teachers and professors in their arguments for Socialism and Darwinism. So it was that they elected the Marxist Muslim Barack Hussein Obama and his Socialist Democrats. What did we expect, for the maxim is ever true:
“GARBAGE IN – GARBAGE OUT.”
To quote D. James Kennedy in his book, “What If America Were A Christian Nation Again,”
“In less than 40 years, our culture has gone from the strong family values of a society with a Christian consensus, to a society that glorifies violence, illicit sex, and rebellion. We have severed ourselves from the roots of what made us great in the first place. We have gone from “Leave It To Beaver” to “Beavis and Butthead” in some 30 to 40 years.”
“During the Civil War, in his classic Gettysburg Address, President Lincoln said that this nation needed ‘a new birth of freedom.’ Today we are engaged in another type of civil war, and we are again in need of a new birth of freedom.”
III. KARL MARX’S LIBERTIES
Now before we get into this, we must note the same thing in Karl Marx that we have seen in the FREEDOMS “FROM” and the FREEDOMS “OF.” Only now we shall deal with those same concepts, but under a slightly different verbiage, namely:
“LIBERTIES ‘TO’ AND LIBERTIES ‘FROM.’”
Karl Marx, whose Communist Manifesto is considered the founding document for Communism, seethed against what he called THE OLD SOCIETY. That OLD SOCIETY and its VALUES Marx hated, and said that they all must be destroyed for the SOCIAL GOOD. That OLD SOCIETY which Marx despised was marked by the following basic LIBERTIES “TO”:
-Liberty to Worship.
-Liberty to Hold Private Property.
-Liberty to Accumulate Capital.
-Liberty to Engage In Private Business.
It was THE OLD SOCIETY that Marx wanted to replace, with the following NEW SOCIETY LIBERTIES “FROM”:
-Liberty from religion.
-Liberty from the right to own property.
-Liberty from the right to accumulate wealth.
-Liberty from the self-centeredness of private business.
-Liberty from the social-class structure.
Karl Marx was an atheist and hated Christianity which had to be eliminated for the good of THE GREAT ORGANISM. As a matter of fact, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, co-authors of The Communist Manifesto, both advocated MURDER and VIOLENCE to accomplish their revolutionary aims.
Karl Marx wanted to inaugurate the POST CHRISTIAN ERA. So does Barack Obama who tells the nation:
“WHATEVER WE WERE BEFORE, WE ARE NOT THAT NOW.”
“AMERICA IS THE LARGEST MUSLIM NATION ON EARTH.”
In one fell swoop, Obama declared THE POST-CHRISTIAN AGE IN AMERICA. It was Karl Marx who called CHRISTIANITY A ROTTING CORPSE. Obama and Marx are the two bookends for The Communist Manifesto. Obama is Marx’s student, and he too hates the OLD AMERICA which has produced under God unparalleled affluence for her people and for many peoples in the world that come to her shores under the freedom of Lady Liberty’s Torch.
IV. JESUS’ LIGHT OF CAPITALISM
The Gospel of John Chapter 10 is filled with Jesus’ “I AM” realities. Each time Jesus opened His mouth to start sentences with the GREEK WORDS – “EGO EIMI” – “I AM,” it is a flare sent up brightly and powerfully that something eternally weighty and important is now about to come from Jesus’ lips. I AM THE DOOR! I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE! I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD!
Earlier in John 8:12, Jesus says,
“I am the light of the world; he who follows me shall not walk in
the darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
That is to say in part:
“JESUS SHEDS LIGHT ON ALL OF LIFE AS IT SHOULD BE LIVED EVERYWHERE
IN EVERY DIMENSION.”
As C.S. Lewis once observed:
“A MAN WHO SPOUTS SUCH LINES AS ‘I AM THE LIGHT’ AND ‘I AM THE GATE’ IS
EITHER THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON YOU WILL EVER MEET,
OR A MAN AS NUTS AS SOMEONE WHO WALKS AROUND
CLAIMING TO BE A POACHED EGG.”
And not only that, but those who do not walk in the light of Jesus, walk in darkness in all of life’s dimensions, including government and economics. Jesus has powerful light to shine on the liberties and rights of Capitalism. To that end, please read a Kingdom Parable of our Lord that sheds light on and encompasses the very heart and soul of the capitalistic economy. We find it in Matthew 20:1-16. (Please read it for yourself.)
Now then, bearing this entire parable in mind which you have just read, think of the totally anti-Socialist/anti-Communist question of the owner of the vineyard spotlighted by Jesus Christ in Matthew 20:15a,
“Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with WHAT IS MY OWN?”
Bwam! There you have the whole economy of our Lord. A one sentence endorsement of CAPITALISM! The question asked by the vineyard owner expressed Divine affirmation of an economic system in which there is the following:
-Liberty to own property.
-Liberty to engage in private business.
-Liberty to accumulate capital.
-Liberty to set worker wages.
-Liberty to sell goods.
-Liberty to compete in a free market.
In the Divine teaching, it was the right of the vineyard’s owner of private property and business to do what he wished with what he owned within the laws of honesty. All of the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ kick Karl Marx square in the teeth and several other places.
The owner was not the least bit unjust or out of bounds. He paid the early shift of workers a wage to which they had agreed by verbal contract. The fact that he chose to pay the same amount to those who started earlier was his right. The Lord does not criticize him, but rather the jealous early workers at whom He points the question in Matthew 20:15b,
“Or is your eye envious because I am generous?”
The fact was that those who were hired first were ticked off because they were envious. It wasn’t the owner’s unfairness at all, but the first workers who reeked with jealousy that the Lord comes against.
Furthermore, what we have here is obvious class distinction between a wealthy vineyard owner and blue-collar workers. It has always been taught by Marxists that CLASS DISTINCTION in society is evil, and that society must be EGALITARIAN/EQUAL, with everyone enjoying equality financially. The Lord teaches no such thing, but the exact opposite, again as we read in Proverbs 22:29,
“Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings;
he will not stand before obscure men.”
Marxism or Communism is the system in which all property is owned by the State/Government, and the means of production and distribution of goods are controlled collectively by the government. Marxism is directly opposed to the FREE ENTERPRISE SOCIETY totally sanctioned in the Bible. It is from Satan who wants to control and possess but not free people to be all that God has created them to be.
Marxism is devilish! It is to walk in darkness. Do you remember Obama’s Marxist prejudice against the successful businessman about whom Obama said, “You didn’t build that business.” So too Obama most probably would say to the vineyard owner:
“YOU DIDN’T PLANT THAT VINEYARD.”
He certainly wouldn’t say:
“YOU DIDN’T PLANT YOUR VINEYARD.”
Well then, who in the world did? I suppose then that Emperor Nero did! No, he would burn it down, as all mentally sick dictators would. What Obama really wanted to say if he had the guts at this point in his destruction of America:
“THAT VINEYARD ISN’T REALLY YOURS, IT BELONGS TO THE STATE, YOU
EGOTISTICAL JEWISH WHITE CAPITALIST.”
In February each year, in the United States, something known as Presidents Day is celebrated. The media, which Massie rightly condemns, would have us each February get the picture of Barack Obama flanked by President Washington and President Lincoln in the great tradition of the American Presidency. Perhaps the political artists would draw Obama flanked by the outlines of a powdered wig and a stovepipe hat, yes, that would do the trick. You know, sort of like Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration in Mark 4:9 flanked by Moses and Elijah.
The fact of the of the matter is that the disciples somehow knew that it was Moses and Elijah flanking Jesus, without any sticky ID badges on their chests. But this is where the analogy goes deep south quickly. We know the Presidents Washington and Lincoln, and even the wig and the hat are dead giveaways. But the stranger in the middle, who and what in the name camouflage is this imposter? Frankly, Obama would much better be flanked by Lenin and Marx, and not by any presidents before him.
V. EGO EIMI THE GOOD SHEPHERD
In his famous or infamous Manifesto, Marx advocated a “HEAVY GRADUATED INCOME TAX” as a method of eliminating the MIDDLE CLASS TOTALLY. He never succeeded, however, in explaining how eliminating this most productive, stable element of society would result in abundance for all. In the long run, it flat out does not. Individuals who are increasingly deprived by heavy graduated taxes of the fruit of their labors usually get discouraged and produce no more but less. The Heritage Foundation, a most respected organization, reports that Obama will raise the middle-income tax burden through limiting more and more middle-income deductions which will increase the tax burden by $321 billion over ten years – a permanent tax hike. And now the IRS and the HLS are being armed by Obama to enforce their power of seizure.
Returning to the I AMS OF OUR LORD, thanks be to God that Jesus tells us in John 10:11-13,
“I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD; THE GOOD SHEPHERD
LAYS DOWN HIS LIFE FOR THE SHEEP.”
“HE WHO IS A HIRELING, AND NOT A SHEPHERD,
WHO IS NOT THE OWNER OF THE SHEEP,
BEHOLDS THE WOLF COMING, AND
LEAVES THE SHEEP AND FLEES,
AND THE WOLF SNATCHES
THEM, AND SCATTERS
“HE FLEES BECAUSE HE IS A HIRELING, AND IS NOT
CONCERNED ABOUT THE SHEEP.”
Jesus is telling us that HE IS THE GOOD SHEPHERD, and that he will never leave us defenseless against the wolves who come to devour us. He knows that we live in a dangerous world where wolves abound in society and government. He promises us that we will never come to a day or a time when He will not care for His own. No matter what, we can go to bed at night without worries and fears that keep us awake. Rather, as His children we can snuggle in our beds filled with the peace that THE GOOD SHEPHERD is watching over us, so that we can slip peacefully into sleep under His watchful eye. THE GREAT “EGO EIMI” IS WITH US!
We must summarize it all with the words of President James Madison, the 4th President of the United States, and the “Father of the Constitution:
“PROPERTY…In the former sense, a man’s land, or merchandise, or money, is called his property. In the latter sense, a man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them. He has a property of peculiar value in his religious opinions, and in the profession and free use of his faculties, and free choice of the objects on which to employ them. In a word, as man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, is faculties, or his possessions. Government is instituted to protect property of every sort. Conscience is the most sacred property.” Amen!