When truth does not come from authority, we must seek authority from truth.
We may not completely understand what our government does or why they do it at all times, but we should know one truth about it. A government fears only the revolution.
This fact should not surprise anyone. Those who run the government and those who benefit from it would lose everything they have staked in it. These are the same people empowered to put down a revolution.
Two thousand years ago, the Roman Empire feared a revolt from the Jews who believed the empire had taken over land that belonged to them and forced them to pay tribute to the Caesar. The Jews did revolt on several occasions and though the Romans put each of them down, the costs of human lives and resources
So what did the Romans do?
According to Joseph Atwill, author of Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus, they set aside the use of force and used a different tactic to solve this problem. Specifically, they invented a brand-new religion that convinced Jews to adopt a pacifistic attitude towards the Roman authority. Instead of promoting war and dissent, the new religion told its adherents to “turn the other cheek.” and
to “render unto Caesar what is his.”
The new religion became the official religion of the Roman Empire and spread throughout the world. Billions of people practice it now. Of course, this religion is
Followers believe the New Testament’s account of a man who claims to be a deity and who proves this claim by first dying of a crucifixion and then coming back to life. Atwill points out that all evidence of this story comes from a single source, Josephus, who wrote forty years after the events described allegedly took place.
The point of the fiction is its message of peace and uncritical acceptance of authority. It still works today in the United States.
Republicans and Democrats for the most part respect authority even when the other party holds it. Fringe groups like the Tea Party only encourage respect for authority which agrees to Tea Party principles. All of these political groups are prepared to ignore the truth about authority (i.e. the legitimacy of a government) because they are too concerned about being obedient.
When the public hears names like “Lee Harvey Oswald” or “Bin Laden” broadcast (by an obedient media) as criminals, most obey the order to believe what they hear. This docility works to help our government promote official stories which are used as justification to start wars in our name.
These lies should not cause us to become pacifists. These lies should cause us to look for truth from different sources than government or religious sources. Are you willing to take that leap of logic?
Dean Hartwell keeps pursuing the truth about those who govern us.