(Editors Note: One of the perks of editing "the Bear" allows me to post my own rants. I originally published Boiling Frogs in February, 2005. - JSB)
The Boiling Frog Syndrome goes something like this: "If you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water, he will jump out. But if you place a frog into a pot of cold water and and turn the heat on low, it will float there quite placidly. As the water gradually heats up, the frog will sink into a tranquil stupor, exactly like one of us in a hot tub, and before long, with a smile on its face, it will unresistingly allow itself to be boiled to death. Now I'm not sure this really works with frogs, (I couldn't bring my self to find out), but I am certain that it works with people. I believe that we are all sitting in a big pot and the water is beginning to boil.
For the purposes of this examination and metaphoric clarity, this specific pot was filled around the middle of the 18th century. The number of its occupants grew, along with the population, (as the lion's share of the population is in the pot), to its present state, which has become extremely over crowded. The overcrowding of the pot is, in itself, a source of the heat. The fact that the overcrowding is, at least, partially contrived, (see one of my previous essays, Better to Light a Candle), brings me to the conclusion that the bulk of humanity is on the receiving end of a very old and well thought out plan that will allow the instigators to rule the world. By progressively applying the heat so we don't jump out, (revolt) we have been placated, by the economic predators, to serve their needs and be sacrificial lambs. Is it hot in here, or is it just me?
I have, for the past eight years, attempted to shed some light on the many travesties and injustices that are being continually perpetrated on the world by "the Dark Side". Through the Silver Bear Cafe, I work tirelessly, (well not exactly tirelessly, in fact right now I'm feeling like I've been "rode hard and put away wet"), trying to sound the alarm, spread the word and bring "We the People's" attention to what I consider a most dire situation. The lack of interest shown by the average citizen exhibits, in great part, the effectiveness of "the Dark Side's" misinformation campaign. Through the successful infiltration of the halls of academia and our educational system, we have been, along with our parents and grandparents, effectively mislead and malinformed. To paraphrase Goethe, there is no one so completely enslaved as the person who thinks he is free. In fact, if you are reading this and have an inkling of what's really going on, and fear for your freedom, you are, IMHO, well above average. If you agree with the editorial slant I put on things, you are a kindred soul. If you know and agree with my take on the present state of America, (and for that matter, the world), but you do not spend at least a portion of your time trying to wake up your friends and neighbors to the insidious attempt, by an international cartel of collectivists, to take over the world, you are not part of the solution.
I am, through this essay, attempting to pose, at least for the miniscule minority of whatever free thinkers are left out there, a partial solution. In order to do that, however, I must first attempt, once again, to elucidate the nature the problem. But first, a little background information.
When I was growing up I was introduced to the wonders of Nature. I came to believe that "Natural" was the way things should be. "Unnatural" was the way things shouldn't be.
My dad was raised in a Protestant community in an impoverished Appalachian section of Southwest Virginia. He lived in among a series of mountain valleys, (hollers), that coalesced into a hub where a chapel was. It was called Robbins Chapel. It wasn't really a town, just a chapel. His Protestant upbringing celebrated the Wonder, Grace and Glory of the Almighty.
My mom was raised in North Texas, where she was brought up in a Southern Baptist Church. My youthful recollections of those fire and brimstone sermons seemed to shock me with a fear of the cost of the evils of sin rather than an Reverent Awe of the Wonders of Nature.
Shock and Awe. Two extreme emotions. Not opposites, but each equally effective tools in the purveyance of an awareness, if not an understanding, of abstract concepts.
When I got older, I was introduced to philosophy, through which I gained an understanding of the concepts of good and evil. In those formative years, I began to appreciate the difference between faith and belief, between The Great Spirit and organized religion. Faith is my idea, belief is someone else's. The Great Spirit is free for everyone, organized religion has its costs.
In the Far East there is a large portion of the population that has intertwined religion and philosophy. Adherents of Zen Buddhism follow the tenets of a religion based on the Wonder, Grace and Glory of the Almighty, espoused by a prophet, (in their case, Buddha), while appreciating the need to attain a personal "balance" through the implementation of Zen, a philosophy.
The teachings of Zen center around the attainment of balance. This "balance" is considered the ideal state of being and should be sought from cradle to grave. In order to achieve this balance, one must offset extremes. The balance of Zen is conveyed trough the concepts of Yin and Yang.
This Symbol, (Yin-Yang), represents the ancient Chinese understanding of how things work. The outer circle represents "everything", while the black and white shapes within the circle represent the interaction of two energies, called "yin" (black) and "yang" (white), which cause everything to happen. They are not completely black or white, just as things in life are not completely black or white, and they cannot exist without each other.
While "yin" would be dark, passive, downward, cold, contracting, and weak, "yang" would be bright, active, upward, hot, expanding, and strong. The shape of the yin and yang sections of the symbol, actually gives you a sense of the continual movement of these two energies, yin to yang and yang to yin, causing everything to happen: just as things expand and contract, and temperature changes from hot to cold.
Designations of Yin or Yang are made only in relation to each other. There are no absolutes. For example, the sun is bigger, brighter and hotter (Yang) in relation to the earth which is smaller, darker and cooler (Yin). However, the earth is more Yang in relation to the moon. Zen prescribes that Yang is the center and Yin is away from the center. Through a gradual understanding of Zen, one gains the ability to identify influences and tendencies.
As stated above there is no such thing as an absolute in the universe. Take for example hot and cold. There is no absolute hot or absolute cold. There is heat, or the absence of heat. There is no absolute good and no absolute evil. Evil is the absence of Good. Stay with me here. I'm going to get back to the frogs in a minute.
Here's an example. The female gender is yin. The male gender is yang. Females tend to gravitate towards the center, which is home and family, (Yang.) Men tend to be out going and bent on exploration and discovery, (Yin). These are natural tendencies and are mostly acted upon in a subconscious attempt to balance. If we remain healthy, we naturally gravitate to balance. Satisfaction is Yang, (towards the center). Temptation is Yin, (a pull away from center). Domination is Yin, (a reaching out away from center). The Devil is Yin. If we consider the Seven Deadly Sins we find that a pattern emerges in relation to the extremes of Yin and Yang.
1.) Pride is Yin, Humility is Yang
2.) Envy is Yin, Love is Yang
3.) Wrath/Anger is Yin, Kindness is Yang
4.) Sloth is Yin, Zeal is Yang
5.) Avarice / Greed is Yin, Generosity is Yang
6.) Gluttony is Yin, Temperance is Yang
7.) Lust is Yin, Self Control is Yang
By attempting to temper our wants, needs, and emotions, we naturally gravitate towards balance. In nature, everything gravitates towards balance. Or present society, however, seems to be increasingly imbalanced, which is not natural. Just as there are external forces that influence you, (i.e.. hot / cold ), there are also external forces that affect your choices.
It is my contention that "the Dark Side" is responsible for having created unnatural conditions that are adversely affecting the natural balance of the whole world. There are forces at work that are messing with Mother Nature. And, as we all know, it's not nice to mess with Mother Nature.
Which brings me back to Good and Evil.
I have a stock broker friend who was, apparently, schooled to view the world as one big trade. Each trade had two sides. The buyer, and the seller. But he also tends to think of each trade as being made up of a winner, and a loser. There is something strangely human about the concept of winners and losers. In the food chain there are predators and prey, but only among humans are there winners and losers. When we eat an ear of corn, we do not consider the corn to be a loser. When we have a nice juicy steak, we do not consider the cow to be a loser, (I realize that there are some among us that do, but I believe that they are confused). Anyway, my broker friend believes that in order for him to win, someone must lose. If he is correct, then my utopian dream of a win win situation could be just that, a dream.
In numerous essays that I have penned, preceding this one, I have identified those forces concerned with predatory economics and finance, and world domination, as "the Dark Side". My continuing research has not only more clearly defined their motives, but has more clearly defined their methods as well. Oh, by the way, although I realize that what follows smacks of "conspiracy", my exploration has provided me with an undeniable epiphanic understanding.
The earliest historical references to "the Dark Side" that I have found came from the bible. In Matthew 21:12-13 we are told that "Jesus entered the Temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 'It is written,' he said to them, 'My house will be called a house of prayer but you are making it a den of robbers.'"
Christ drove the Money Changers from the Temple in Jerusalem, twice. Throughout the whole of the New Testament, these two instances were the only times that he resorted to physical violence. What was it about the money changers that caused them to occupy "the Dark Side"? What is a money changer anyway? Why would anyone need their money changed? What were they doing in the Temple?
Well it turns out that most people, 2000 years ago, either worshiped which ever Caesar sat on the throne of Rome at the time, or Pagan Deities, (any target of worship outside the realm of "The One God"). The Jews were in the the great minority.
Rather than tithing in a modern sense, the Jews were compelled to pay a temple tax. The Priests that ran the temple felt that the only coinage that was acceptable to God were coins that were pure silver, (it's amazing how long ago that fact was realized), and didn't sport the likeness of a Caesar or Pagan deity. The only coins that "fit the bill" in those days were coins, made up of 1/2 ounce of pure silver, called half shekels.
These money changers were a group of opportunists who chose to prey on the Jews. Knowing that in order to comply with the rules of the temple, they had to have this certain form of coin, the money changers would buy them all up and then charge exorbitant fees to convert what ever coinage the Jews possessed into shekels. I personally believe that the people that made the rules of the temple and the money changers were in league. I suspect Jesus did too and viewed this practice as a violation of the Sanctity of God's temple and initiated the first recorded battle between the Faithful Good and the Economic Evil.
The Money Changers have always been the members of society that create, exchange and manipulate the quantity of money. I'm not talking about the hard working prospectors and miners, through whose toil the quantity of gold and silver was increased, but rather a group of imbalanced predators who employed dishonesty and deceit to ply their trades. During the 15th and 16th centuries, the Money Changers took the form of goldsmiths.
These goldsmiths became the first bankers as they started keeping other peoples gold and silver in their vaults for safekeeping. Because the goldsmiths worked in large quantities of gold and silver, security prescribed the possession of a vault. A business grew up around these vaults, as they were obviously a seemingly safe place for others to store their precious metals as well. The goldsmiths would, for a small fee, (interest), store a clients deposits and provide, in return, a receipt for the amount of the deposit.
These receipts began to be exchanged for goods and services as they provided a more convenient way to transfer value than constant trips to the vault. Unfortunately, the corruptable Yin influences of lust, avarice, greed and domination proved to be too strong to resist and all attempts of honesty and balance were abandoned.
Goldsmiths began to realize that only a small portion of their depositors ever exchanged their receipts of deposit for the actual bullion, at the same time, so the goldsmiths started lending out some their depositors bullion for additional interest. This, dear readers, is where the whole thing went wrong. The loaning of someone elses property for a profit, without their knowlege, is undeniably deceitfull and dishonest. It is the point when tiny bubbles started to appear on the bottom of the pot. It is also when the devil got involved.
The Devil had originally been an Angel, and, the transgressions that led to this Angel's "fall from grace" were a result of his abuse of his station by conducting dishonest business deals. There are accounts of other Angels that fell from grace in the New Testament, but the greatest of the fallen angels was known as Lucifer, the 'Bearer of Light' or a (spirit) being of extraordinary brilliance (Isaiah 14:12), 'the Illuminator', or 'the Morning Star'. This is the "invisible" power giving rise to this end time social system (Rev.13:2). Because the nature of his transgressions were deemed to be the most heinous, he was was cast out of heaven to rule eternally in hell.
The nature of his disobedience is found in the book of Ezekiel 28:14-19
Lucifer had been mucking up the sanctity of heaven, in the eyes of the Lord, just as the money changers had been mucking up the sanctity of the temple in Jesus' eyes for the same reason! Lucifer was the spiritual embodiment of the first economic predator.
Yes, Virginia, there is an Illuminati
OK. Lets say I come to you with an offer. I'm a member of a secret club and some of the other members and myself have been watching you. We have decided that you may have what it takes to qualify for membership, so we would like you to come to one of our meetings and get to know some of the other members. You know, take a look around, see what our club is all about, and decide for yourself whether or not you would be interested in joining.
I would assume that your first few questions would go something like this; What do you mean, a club? Have I ever heard of it? Who else is in it that I might know . What's it for? Why is it secret? Why would I want to join? You're not in to something illegal I hope.
And I respond, no, no, its not anything illegal, it's just that the aspirations and goals of the membership might upset some people. You know, the ones who just don't get it. But we have decided from watching you, that you might just get it. Would you like to hear more?
I expect that you, like most curious people, would be interested in what is was I was talking about, and what it was about you that appealed to apparent strangers. So you agree to come to a meeting.
When we get to the meeting your are greeted by attractive, intelligent, well heeled people that are charming, polite, and most importantly, well to do. If fact, you recognize some of the people there as wealthy businessmen, civic leaders, and politicians. You feel flattered that such a group might consider you for membership, so you listen raptly as the plan is explained.
The principle object of the Association is to convey, to its members, the unconstrained knowledge that comes with illumination. This illumination, which the Association imparts to its members, will gradually free you from all religious prejudices, it will allow you to cultivate your social virtues, which will, in turn, provide you with the opportunity to attain universal happiness in a state of liberty and moral equality, freed from the obstacles which subordination, rank, and riches continually throw in our way. Our main object is to save the world. Save it from the strife and tribulation that is inherent in the evolution of societies everywhere. We want to rid the world of the scourge of war, pestilence and famine. It is apparent to us that these goals will require a host of enlightened individuals to govern and shepard the masses. To this end we are committed and will do whatever necessary to bring our goals and aspirations to fruition. We feel that you possess the breeding, and have already exhibited the the high moral standards necessary to become a member of our order.
But wait. Don't decide yet. It gets better. Our organization is very old. Many generations of the order have been toiling tirelessly to have accomplished what has already been done. We are extremely well founded and extremely well funded. in fact, in return for your undying loyalty and devotion, you will be availed a great many favors. We need members who can attain, or have already attained, positions of influence in society. Influence in our commerce and industry. influence in our educational systems, as well as political influence. These influences are needed so that we can make the necessary transitions as seamlessly as possible.
In order for you to accomplish this, the order can use its considerable influence to make very low cost loans at your disposal. The order will set you up in the business of your choice. If you already have a business, we can practically insure its on-going success by not only funding its expansion, but also by referring other members to your business as associates and clients. We can even suggest issues you should invest in that will return a tidy profit above and beyond the nominal interest rate you will be paying for the use of your capital.
But don't decide yet, there's still more. in order to insure a fresh crop of members in the future, the order has set up special schools where your children can receive to very best education available anywhere. These schools have been educating princes, governors, heads of state, titans of business, and the heads of academia for many generations. We can pledge our perpetual support and protection for you, your family, and your progeny for generations to come. So, what do you think?
At this point, I expect that you would feel a bit overwhelmed at the realization that such an order existed and had been around for so many years. "So", you might ask. "What's the catch?" And, yes Virginia, there is one small catch. In order to join this group, you, like all the other members of our order, will have to sell your soul to the devil.
When I got started on this essay, I intended to historically document the rise of the House of Rothschild, and exhibit the means, motives and methods by which they instigated the formation of the Illuminati and have since been the primary force behind the growth of the world wide stranglehold they presently have on governments and industry. I spent several weeks researching the ties between the family and the other well known participants. What I have found may be shocking to some of you. I decided not to include the specific chronological data in this essay as it proved to be too long of a read for one sitting. If you would like to see how far I've gotten with that research, please follow this link.
Now back to the Yin - Yang of things. There was a time when the earth was populated by a bunch of tribes. The very notion of a tribe is Yang. A tribe is a self nurturing, self sufficient entity. A tribe is a naturally balanced, healthy cultural group. In the oldest tribes still existing, we find that there is no need to invent laws, as the laws necessary for tribal order have been passed down, through generations, from the elders. The Kurds, the Akkadians, the Babylonians and the Assyrians, four distinct tribes in the Middle East, have had very healthy, self serving tenets that have successfully provided for the well being of individual tribe members for thousands of years. Their current problems all stem from foreign powers attempting to force them to assimilate. This also holds true for all tribes, throughout modern history, that have been eradicated, and they have been eradicated by the same people working towards the same goal.
Assimilate into what? The answer to that question provides the source of the problem. Instead of calling it the "the Dark Side", let just call it "the BORG". The forced assimilation of all cultures, into one culture, rings of Star Trek.
Who is doing the forcing? Certainly not you, or me. No, it is the work of the Collectivists, the One Worlders, the New World Order. Their quest for world domination, which is, by the way, all Yin and no Yang, has unbalanced the world, and all its inhabitants as well. The forced cultural diversification of our country has rendered us tribal-less. Forced cultural diversification is the scourge of individualism as it strips us of our tribal vitality. It is designed to cause the gradual elimination of all Collectivist opposition. We, as a group, have lost concern for tribal nurturing. We, as individuals, are losing our support groups. Without our support groups, we are alone and helpless. We have been unknowingly led away from any rational balance. Yang should be our focus. Survival is the most Yang thing we can attempt. "Resistance is futile", is the message from "the BORG".
So how about the frogs? We are the frogs. The water in the pot is steaming. Will we wake up to the truth of this situation, or will we be cooked alive? Will we continue to allow ourselves to be assimilated, our will we get the hell out of the pot? Will we allow "the BORG" to continue to rule our lives with their devil spawned fiat tyranny, or will we face up to our responsibility to the whole of humanity and smite down the demons. Will we insist that gold be returned to its rightful place as the standard of all currencies, or we we allow the tyrants to steal all that we have until there is nothing left? Do you want to be Good or Evil? The bad guys have already made their choice. It's us against them.
Its not what you don't know that will screw you up, it's what you know that is wrong. The spin you hear from the mainstream media is intended to mislead you. Open your eyes and face the future. If you leave your head in the sand and ignore it, you are only leaving your butt exposed for the world to kick. This all may sound like gloom and doom, but when you get a handle on what is going to happen, you will have a future filled with opportunity. Fortune favors the Informed.
Kenneth Parsons, aka Johnny Silver Bear, is an IT professional in Texas and the President of Silver Bear Communications, Inc. Mr. Parsons has been involved in the advertising and promotion industry for over twenty-nine years. He is the editor of the Silver Bear Cafe and, as such, is responsible for shaping the content of "The Bear". Mr. Parsons has served as CEO for Fiberscape Communications, Inc., a web site development / hosting and streaming multi-media company in Richardson, Texas since 1997. He is a Jeffersonian and a passionate supporter of the U.S. Constitution. He is also an outspoken advocate of gold money and equal tax rates. You can contact Mr. Parsons with questions or comments via email at email@example.com