The internet is certainly a prime vehicle for the conspiracy-theory folks to peddle their wares and promote their theories. It also seems to be a breeding ground for other theories to become commingled and evolve into urban legends. Further, it seems to be an effective vehicle to recruit new followers.
Some of the theories set forth actually seem to contain certain elements of truth and be almost believable. Others are both silly and comical and involve Star Trek, space aliens, and Big foot; but, for some peculiar reason folks just seem attracted to it all and actually like it. I have to discipline myself because I could be one of them on some theories, but not the silly stuff. I know why I am so inclined, but I am not so certain why others seem so inclined.
I am subject to buy-in for the following reasons:
1. I believe the government has proven time and again that it simply cannot be trusted; crooked politicians and corrupted agencies together have just left me suspicious. It has long been known that the CIA is a larger drug dealer than any of the Mexican cartels, and might very well have originally set up some of the cartels only to have them go rogue. You ask why that could be true? The answer is tragically that the agency has a huge appetite for cash and, with its illegal activities, actually generates more revenue under the table than its slice of the federal budget.
2. Recent elections have demonstrated that important institutions of American democracy have been corrupted. Moreover, actions and decisions of our Justice Department (including the IRS) have been totally political, wrong-minded, and simply evil and contrary to the Constitution. We have seen the Justice Department become involved in the Ferguson, MO, race-riots and be so pitifully blind to the cause of true Justice. The geniuses who served as our founding fathers and the framers of our government always saw the potential of our democracy becoming corrupt by evil men and they crafted enabling legislation that provides for the citizens to overthrow, impeach, and otherwise ban such elected officials from public office – positions of trust! However, easy going, peace-loving folks failed to act. The day the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Madalyn Murray O’Hare, the citizens should have instantly gone to work to impeach every member sitting on the bench who had voted in favor of Madalyn; and thus, voting against God. Failing that, we should have certainly done so the day the Court mysteriously found within the
Constitution the right for a citizen to publicly burn the flag.
3. Of course, none of this is new. The Old Testament bears record of the same evil and self-centeredness in Israel’s governing officials over a long stretch of her history. Revelation, the last book in the Holy Bible, seems to indicate the same sort of wickedness out in the future. History reveals this same corruption of governments across the world.
4. There are always a wide assortment of theories afloat, but one never knows for certain which are something having merit and over which to be concerned, as opposed to those which are just hot-air being spouted by crack-pots.
The most recent theories concern this thing being called: Jade Helm 15 . . . which raises concerns over a new sort of military exercises being conducted in small communities around the country – with something of an emphasis on the State of Texas. The exercises involve public-school buildings, as well as other public property. The allegation is that the Feds are looking to take control of states and impose martial law. Texas Governor Gregg Abbot has lent some credibility to this allegation by placing the Texas National Guard on high alert, “to observe and monitor these military exercises, and protect Texas’ sovereign state’s rights.” Furthermore, there have been numerous news articles published in an array of Texas newspapers, including the Dallas Morning News. A simple Google search will provide you with sufficient information to enable you to understand the concern; and
5. There are also many theories out there about the FEMA camps that the government has expended untold millions of tax-payer dollars to construct and set up. Personally I have not heard a single word of explanation. These camps are alleged to be connected with this “Jade Helm 15” thing. Do a google search on FEMA Camps, and you will be surprised at these camps that are said to be able to accommodate as many as 25,000 people. You will also be shocked at the number of the camps . . . they number in the hundreds, and are scattered all over the USA. There are three (3) most disturbing and unanswered question about all of the camps; those questions being:
. . . 1. Just who it is it that our government intends to house in these camps?
. . . 2. Why will those folks be housed, fed, and guarded by the government at tax-payer expense. . . . 3. Just when does our government intend to put the camps to use?
I often think about the historical truth that there was once a man named Noah. That man built a contraption . . . I suppose he built it in his front yard . . . which attracted a great amount of attention over a 120-year period of time. When folks passed by and inquired about the thing, Noah explained that it was an ark, and he and his sons were building it because it was going to rain, and he said he knew that because God had revealed it to him! Understand, it had never rained before and folks chuckled at the very notion of drops of water falling from the sky. He declared that everyone and everything that was not safely aboard that ark before the rain started . . . would be a goner. It is my understanding that folks got a big kick out of Noah and his sons and that peculiar looking thing they spent so much time working on and talking about. They really laughed when Noah said he was doing what God instructed him to do. The word was that Noah was a first-class nut, but he certainly was a comical rascal. Then, one day huge drops of water began to fall from the sky and the water rose and the ark began to float! Suddenly, all of the laughter, ridicule, and idle chatter came to a sudden halt. In fact, the laughter quickly changed into sad-talkin’ and terrified-walkin’ . . . shouts of fear . . . Pleas for another opportunity, and the cries of the ignorant as they helplessly watched their loved-one drown in something they believed could never, ever happen.
I also often think about the Jewish people living in Europe early in the 1930’s and 40’s. There were many theories about an Austrian-born German politician, one Adolph Hitler, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, and was elected chancellor of Germany in 1933. Some folks recognized the seriousness of the allegations and situation and began to make plans and prepare. Others ignored the theories as being foolishness from radicals. Tragically, and to their own peril, they were simply unable to believe that in their sophisticated culture of enlightenment, education, and sophistication, one man could possibly perpetuate such evil upon citizens while the world idly looked on in dismay! In spite of how unbelievable it might seem to us today, that thing called the Holocaust did, indeed, happen and millions of Jewish people were burned alive while a shocked and unbelieving world silently looked on.
I also think about a group of 909 extremely foolish folks who ignored the theories about a former community organizer . . . an on-again / off- again religious leader . . . by the name of Jim Jones. In their blindness, they rejected the theories, and allowed this disturbed and evil man to lead them to drink his “Joy Juice” on November 18, 1978, in Jonestown, South Africa. As I recall, there were something like 300 innocent children in the group. Beyond comprehension, disillusioned parents actually participated in the murder of their own children . . . and there was plenty of information made public about Jones, yet they foolishly ignored it and followed him to Jonestown!
So . . . exactly what is it I am saying here? Simply that it is wise and prudent people who hear such theories and assimilate them into his or her normal thought-process, while continuing to function naturally in society . . . but just as Governor Abbott told the Texas National Guard, “keep your eyes open, and your ear to the ground.” Follow the Boy Scout motto: “Be Prepared.” History remembers . . . folks who banged on the side of an Ark crying for rescue in spite of having scoffed at the repeated warnings of pending danger. It also remembers the cries of terrified men, women, and children in striped pajamas as they were crunched inside crammed-packed metal buildings for genocide/homicide. This was all orchestrated by a man who was evil beyond human understanding . . . and about whom there was abundant information for a prudent decision to be made. While many made a wise decision and prepared, these pitiful folks ignored the warnings as foolishness and being beneath their dignity. NOTE: There is a blog posted herein of a family who heard the theories, realized the possibilities, planned ahead, and had two sons live 50 years beyond those folks who ignored the warnings. That blog post is entitled,
“Two brothers and an Evil Government.”
If you are inclined to dismiss me as an alarmist, please allow me to make three reasonable arguments against making impetuous decisions about what you perceive as warnings of possible danger ahead:
1. More people were killed by their own governments in the 20th century than the number of people who have died in all of the combined wars during the entire history of the human race; and even more urgent
2. All across the free-world, wise and alert individuals are telling lost people about the Good News—the Gospel—that God loves them and has made a way possible for their redemption and salvation. Prudent people respond to that message which, of course, includes an important element of self-preservation—eternal life as opposed to death! Foolish people scoff and otherwise reject the message as foolishness. There is a day coming when they will rue the day they made their impetuous decision . . . but it will tragically be too late; and, finally
3. There is an incredible sense amongst the American people of there being something out ahead of us . . . something that is uncertain and troubling. For the past 50 years, Hollywood has been making movies about all sorts of future perils . . . and they have packed theaters all across the USA and made many fortunes doing so. Publishers have been selling books by the millions about the same things, and folks have bought into the notion. I would conservatively estimate that 70% of the folks I know believe that there is something coming . . . they simply are uncertain what it might be (that group includes PhD’s, MD’s, Attorneys, Accountants, Architects, Engineers, and an assortment of successful business men and women). I encourage you to casually inquire amongst your friends. I suspect you will discover that a good percentage of them are thinking the same thing, even if they don’t openly discuss it.
In closing, by far the wealthiest man I have ever known was convinced that there was pending trouble ahead for the people of United States. When he drank a little scotch at night while on quail hunts, he would softly speak of his fears and concerns. This gentleman amassed a great fortune that consisted of great volumes of oil and gas production, ranching hundreds of thousands of acres of prime, energy-rich south Texas land, banking, stocks, bonds, water rights, financing, and an array of other assets. This gentleman could literally buy Ford Motor Company and he was far from being radical—far from it—he was quite intelligent, educated, sophisticated, well-traveled, reserved, and plenty savvy.
Keep an eye on Jade Helm 15 . . .