A Combined Production of the ministries of: AMOS37 and The TRUTH Under FIRE
Keith McKenzie – 1) The Third Wave: The Religious aspect*
Anne Kisly – 2) The Third Wave: The Political aspect
James Fire – 3) The Third Wave: The Economic aspect
* To view Keith McKenzie’s first article on this aspect, follow this link to his web site AMOS37 ministries, which he has listed under his apostasy tab.
The expression of ‘The Third Wave’ brings to mind a beach, where wave after wave breaks upon the shore line in a progressive fashion; each time as the tide rolls in, the waves get deeper and deeper inland.
Alvin Toffler wrote his book The Third Wave (published in 1980; which followed his previous work in Future Shock (pub. 1970) and in it he describes the First and Second Waves which were basically founded on an agricultural age and an industrial age respectively. The Third Wave, says Toffler, is that of an Information age. Each wave has pushed the previous away from predominance generally on a global scale.
This sequential paradigm shift in triplet form is also referred to as The Third Way, but in this instance, it focuses more on the political/economic aspects (a combination of democracy, capitalism and fascist-socialism to form a democratic socialism utilizing certain capitalistic aspects), whereas The Third Wave would also include religious influences in forming the global society that we are apparently destined for.
From Wikipedia we have the following points on (The Third Wave, based on the findings of Toffler; points are abbreviated here, for the more detailed list, see the site at the link provided): . . . the society foreseen is still emerging, with the dramatic transitions of the past two decades [with] several distinguishing features . . .
The rolling back of the Industrial-Era creed of "standardization", as exemplified in the one-size-fits-all approach typical of institutions of this era, such as the education system, factories, governments, mass media, high volume mass production and distribution, etc.
• The [assault] on the nation-state from above (includ[ing] the rise of powerful non-national entities: IGO's*, multinational corporations, religions with global reach, and even terrorist organizations or cartels. . . . a growing network of super-national organizations and affiliations; e.g. the European Union, the North American Union, the newly formed African Union, as well as organizations such as the WTO, NAFTA or International Criminal Court); and below (includ[ing] both the gradual loss of consensus, such as has characterized the politics of the United States in the 21st century, as well as political turmoil in China (largely split amongst urban-rural lines), Israel (orthodox vs. secular), Germany (the deadlock following the 2005 elections), the Islamic world (fundamentalist or traditional vs. secular) and elsewhere. It would include the rise of regional interests and the progressive devolution of the nation-state itself; e.g. the autonomization of Wales and Scotland in Britain; of Nunavut and Canada; the frequent incidence of separatist movements, the dissolution of Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, the USSR, Ethiopia, the emergence of microstates, such as East Timorand progressive obsolescence of the nation-state itself).
*International Government Organizations.
• The eclipsing of monetary wealth by knowledge and information as the primary determinant of power and its distribution. This was also discussed more fully in the sequel Powershift.
• The eclipsing of manufacturing and manufacturing goods by knowledge-production and information-processing as the primary economic activity.
• The emergence of various high technologies, such as cloning, global communications networks, nanotechnology, etc.
• A transformation of the very character of democracy, itself, from rule-by-periodic polling at the election booth, toward a more direct interaction between the government and its populace. To a large extent, this has already emerged with the rise of the Internet, though it has not yet congealed in the form of a fundamental revision of the constitution of any state. The trend toward on-line voting in the United States, following the election crisis of 2000, may be seen as a first step in this direction.
Alvin Toffler’s view of the Third Wave is for the most part optimistic, though even he as a futurist concedes that there will be problems to contend with; but though they are formidable challenge they are not insurmountable.
We contend however that this Third Wave ideology has a far more secretive and nefarious agenda, particularly where sovereignty of individual freedoms and rights will be endangered as well as the marginalization and eventual persecution of biblical Christians (here in America) are concerned.
This series will examine these three aspects: political, religious and economic and how these will affect the church of Jesus Christ as well as our way of life.
Such as the following:
“Alvin Toffler is a New Age guru and dear friend of Newt [Gingrich]. In an upcoming issue I will lay out this ‘New Age’ issue, from both sides and you can be the judge regarding the relationship between New Age and the New World Order. Alvin Toffler's book, Creating A New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave, is a bizarre, revolutionary view and blueprint for the 2lst century. Gingrich wrote the forward for this book - it's frightening and you should read both editions. These books became best sellers in Communist China because they mirror Mao (emphasis mine).
“On page 433 of Toffler's bilge, we read: "The founding fathers as the architects of the political system which served so well, this system of government you (founding fathers) fashioned, including the very principles on which you based it, is increasingly OBSOLETE and hence increasingly if inadvertently, OPPRESSIVE and DANGEROUS to our welfare. It must be RADICALLY changed and a NEW SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT INVENTED - a democracy for the 2lst Century." How frightening.
“And who constantly talks about ‘re-inventing government?’ Why, Al Gore, our illustrious tree kissing Vice-President. Mr. Toffler wants to convert our form of Republican government to a democracy*. Who died and made him King?”
Quotes taken from the article
* Note – We have heard for decades now from politicians, news media moguls, and high ranking business CEO’s that “America is the greatest Democracy in the world” and yet we were founded as a Republic – rule by just law; not a Democracy – rule by the people.
A republic’s sense of justice is proportionate to the source of law that it appeals to; In Greece, there was a Republic form of government, based on the law of its philosophers – such as Plato – which was far from the sense of “justice for all” in any equitable sense of the idea. A republic based on the immutable Word of God would be the most noble and fair minded indeed, even as one considers the equitable justice of the Ten Commandments.
Democracy however, being a rule by the people, is malleable and if the people can be conditioned to believe what ‘the powers that be’ want them to believe, in effect, you would have the rule by authorities not elected to office, nor possess any legitimately legislated authority; often such power in the hands of the few, guiding affairs of state behind the scenes while the veneer of democratic (and fair?) process remains intact (but essentially a lie). This is exactly what we find in today’s society here in America.
RIDING THE THIRD WAVE INTO THE LAST DAYS – 3) The Economic Aspect
It has been said that “money makes the world go ‘round” and everyone understands that in this world of ours, if anything of secular significance is going to be done, it’s going to take money, and the greater the significance, the greater amount of money will be required.
However, the Holy Bible declares the following with unflinching truth:
1 TIMOTHY 6:6-11
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 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. 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Anyone devoted to the acquisition of money and has a love for it and what it brings will discover that at its root, there is evil; why is this necessarily true? Because with monetary gains comes power and power acquired (especially unlawfully) will, given the human nature, lead to the prosperity of the corruption inherent in the heart of mankind. We all know the expression “power corrupts . . .” What is also true is that the corrupt are themselves drawn to power.
According to Toffler, the Second Wave had to do with the Industrial Age, and it was during this time when companies were formed (coal mining, iron industrial plants, oil refineries, rail roads, business companies, banks, etc.) and employers and employees proliferated all across the land. Tycoons presided over their burgeoning financial empires: such men as Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Frank A. Vanderlip, Paul Warburg and others.
Many such magnates, particularly the ones mentioned above were not content with their wealth alone, the taste of power was heady and addictive, but it left the residual taste for something else: more power! The objective then was clear: to gain more power these terrible tycoons had to control the money supply and that is what led to the creation of a machine of maniacal proportions and power – a central bank (which was Constitutionally illegal). Our founding fathers and those acquainted with the financial institutions of Europe spoke vehemently against the creation of a central bank!
“The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.”
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country."
- Thomas Jefferson
"History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit and violent means possible, to maintain their control over governments, by controlling money and its issuance."
"It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of citizens and one of the noblest characteristics of the late revolution. The free men of America did not wait until usurped power has strengthened itself by exercise and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle."
- James Madison
"I am one of those who do not believe that a national debt is a national blessing, but rather a curse to a republic, inasmuch as it is calculated to raise around the administration a monied aristocracy dangerous to the liberties of the country."
Directed to the bankers contemporary to the times: "You are a den of vipers and thieves! I intend to rout you out, and by the Eternal God, I will rout you out!"
- Andrew Jackson.
"The money powers prey on the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. The banking powers are more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. They denounce as public enemies all who question their methods or throw light upon their crimes.
I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me, and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe. As a most undesirable consequence of the war, corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow. The money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed."
"The government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be the master and become the servant of humanity."
- Abraham Lincoln speaking on the third attempt to establish a central bank in America.
President Woodrow Wilson, after having broken campaign promises and betrayed his country by signing into law the Federal Reserve Act- 1913:
"I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country.
A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation therefore, and all our activities, are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world. No longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."
Quotes above taken from the We the People blog article, Quotes on the Central Bank.
Here ends this first segment for our contributing TTUF article; you will note that this article is somewhat shorter than is typical (a little over 2,000 words) of my (James Fire) usual length. Because this series will be very ‘dense’ pertaining to the information contained therein, we thought it best to keep them short. More to come on The Third Wave by Anne Kisly who will be addressing the Political aspect of all this!
In the mean while, may the LORD JESUS CHRIST, the veritable Anchor of our souls keep us steadfast and steady, keeping clarity of sight through His Word, in the ensuing storms and this Tsunami of Deceit!