THIRD WAVE TSUNAMI OF DECEIT - Economic Aspect of the Third Wave
We now begin a third article dealing with this Economic Aspect of the Third Wave. Next we shall consider the work and thoughts of Amitai Etzioni, an Italian intellectual and political commentator and a university professor tenured at Columbia and Harvard and his familiar notion of ‘The Three Legged Stool’.
From the writings of Amitai Etzioni:
“The Three-legged Stool: A mandatory partnership between the public sector (government), private sector (business), and social sector (community, churches, etc.) -- managed through Global Standards and laws established by national and international governments.”
“While governments across the world search for a new political synthesis, the theoretical debate has offered little to those interested in a new framework for progressive politics. This [is] . . . what the Third Way really means, and roots it in a communitarian vision of the good society. It argues that such societies achieve a dynamic balance between state [public sector], market [private sector] and community [social sector]....”
If the idea of a three legged stool sounds familiar to you, it’s because it should! Rick Warren of “Purpose Driven” infamy has long talked of this ideology
in his so-called ‘P.E.A.C.E.’ plan (it’s worthy of note that Mr. Warren currently serves as one of Obama’s spiritual advisors, as does Jim Wallis of Sojourners) that Tony Blair is very enthusiastically endorses (and Rick Warren of this particular Brit).
One very stark implication of this Third Wave movement is that your government’s political involvement where you are concerned will be directly related to your wallet and where you attend church. Authority in these three spheres will merge until what you believe at church will have direct ‘cause and effect’ interaction with your government’s attitude and treatment of you, and this will affect your financial life.
The process of manufacturing this Third Wave will involve the restructuring of government itself, group dialogue at the local, state, national and global levels (but with the intent by the power elite to ‘manage’ such dialogue towards their own goals) and effect moral culture, and family values and concepts.
Who will be steering the world into this Third Wave? It looks like the United Nations will be manning the helm and this, with the approval of statesmen and other officials (elected or more likely appointed leaders); whether it remains as the global leader or if it resolves to the European Union (the ‘reformed Roman Empire’ that is spoken of in Daniel 2:25-45; 33, 40-44) or if the EU will be pulling the UN’s strings, is yet to be seen.
Reviews of Etzioni's latest book: From Empire to Community: A New Approach to International Relations
"It underlines the need of the legitimating United Nations also to seek hard power to enforce its resolutions. As an echo of Kant's Perpetual Peace, Etzioni leads us to the ‘good society' based on both the Western legal tradition and social duties deriving from moral suasion. Etzioni is a bridge-builder by the grace of God."
~ Per Stig Møller, Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs
"Amitai Etzioni has constructed a coherent communitarian vision of international relations. From Empire to Community is a pioneering work of vital importance to the formation of a new way of international thinking, relevant to policy makers on both sides of the Atlantic…Amitai Etzioni's new book offers us an inspiring example of the out-of-the-box thinking that is needed to confront these challenges…and launches a crucial debate about the sort of world we are leaving to future generations and how we can best manage problems and grasp opportunities, in ways that are deemed legitimate by both American and European societies."
~ Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
"In From Empire to Community, Amitai Etzioni applies his communitarian approach to international affairs and foreign policy, attacking liberals to his left and neo-conservatives to his right. He offers a provocative and thoughtful alternative to the triumphalism that has dominated recent discussions about the future of American foreign policy."
~ Joseph S. Nye, author of Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics
"His vision of a potential East-West synthesis is particularly compelling. Better still, he is not afraid to tackle the very real challenge of creating genuine institutions to govern a potential global polity. A valuable read for anyone interested in the future of global governance* (emphasis mine)."
* - The preferred term for ‘new world order’ these days.
~ Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.
As has been said so many times in history, in so many words, “Show me the money!” And it’s the money of any economy and its intrinsic value that will drive the politics and functionality of its government, as well as the prosperity of the people.
Since its inception, the EU has fluctuated in its GDP and over all productivity levels. Western Europe has generally and historically comprised of the wealthier nations, while Eastern Europe the poorer; much in the same way that the United States has traditionally been more powerful economically than Mexico or even arguably Canada.
After these many years it seems that the economically weaker aspect of the EU has been a drain on the wealthier nations that have tried to bolster them up, but alas, Spain and Greece are still in a woeful state. The EU is not the golden goose that it was promised to be.
There is then, considerable question about whether or not a potential North American Union (with its own weak ally to the south) would fare any better. Even with such agencies as NAFTA and GATT (as previously discussed) appear to absorb more financial power than they generate, granting a mere pittance to Mexico by way of American jobs transported there, thus weakening our own economy (This is something I didn’t understand about the WTO and University students protesting the Twin Towers in NYC while it was being built back in the 70’s. Those students understood the ramifications of the WTO and how it would prove instrumental in taking the heavy industrial jobs in America off shore to poorer nations where their wages would be less than half of their American counterparts; and by this means they would be ‘progressive’ and ‘share the wealth’ – familiar terms today).
Whether one speaks of national American institutions like the IRS or the Federal Reserve or these particular Agreements and border-straddling policies or the globally enabled WTO, the IMF, the Trilateral Commission, the many United Nations Economic entities on an international level, there is an apparent centralization of financial power that flows upward (the famous old expression, “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer”), sucking dry an ever shrinking middle class and leaving a much poorer lower class in its wake – much like the centralization of governmental power as we have witnessed in our nation for more than five decades now.
What will the power elite do with their ever increasing financial power?
As Ron Ewart of News with Views puts it:
“…The forces trying to control and restrict us and remove our liberties, are not only very powerful, they are international in scope. This Global Cabal of Colluding Entities includes central banks, governments, intelligence communities, large industrial complexes, big corporations, powerful non-governmental organizations (NGO's) and big labor. Those forces, in spite of our alleged Constitutional protections, can spy on you, lock you up indefinitely without charging you with a crime, fine you into bankruptcy, take away your property and your money, or literally make you disappear, especially if you threaten their efforts to control the flow of money and the global economy.”
This Third Wave and its three aspects of religion, government and economics can be seen as a living body: the religious aspect would be its heart; the governmental aspect, its mind; and the economic aspect, its muscles and bones. And the body of global governance via communitarianism is flexing its muscles!
The engagement of this global governance is about to commence all around the world and what we as Christians realize is that when persecution struck the church any time in history, it was virtually always the (many times, pagan) religions that struck out at her. The New Spirituality forming up will likewise oppose biblical Christians and the truth that we wield as will its successor, Babylon, Mystery, Mother of Harlots (Rev. 17th and 18th chapters) and will literally be ‘in league with the devil!’
Thomas Horn* comments in his article from News with Views:
*TTUF does not necessarily endorse all the views of Mr. Horn, but have cited him here as this information is accurate and valid.
“. . . it is not difficult to see how “fleshy gloves” such as U.S. presidents may be unaware of their role as chess pieces on a terrestrial game board sliding in and out of position as they are moved by “the god of this world” toward the phantasmogoric end game (see 2 Corinthians 4:4). If researchers like Dr. Monteith are correct, and world governments are to this day influenced by such dark angelic powers, the elite who head the current push to establish a New World Order are directly connected with an antichrist system whether they know it or not**.
“With vivid testimony to this, Satan offered to Jesus all the power and glory of the kingdoms of this world. He said, “All this power [control] will I give thee, and the glory of them [earthly cities]: for that is delivered unto me: and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine” (Luke 4:6–7).”
**The Brotherhood of Darkness
The LORD rejected Satan’s offer, yet another is coming in his own name (John 5:43), and he will take it up!
By the time that the anti-Christ assumes the central role of power, dominating the political and economic aspects, and will hold the attention of the world’s religious devotion and worship, all three aspects of this ‘Third Wave’ will be firmly in his hand. Every human soul on the planet will essentially be enslaved to his will if they ever hope to survive in the physicality of this world and will receive his mark so that they may buy or sell.
In doing so, they will damn their immortal souls to hellfire:
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
This is one of the reasons why we are producing this series: to demonstrate that these Third Wave Tsunamis are leading inexorably towards the last days scenario in which the political, economic and religious power will be under the authority of the anti-Christ (and the False Prophet), and apart from salvation through the LORD Jesus Christ, there will be no escaping the torment that worshippers of Satan will endure in this world and in the one to come.
Yet even those who will surrender their lives to the LORD will suffer incredible persecution and suffering and martyrdom at this time of the Beast’s global rule (Rev. 6:9-11), but they will gain far greater blessing and reward for doing so, than anything they may suffer and lose in this world (2 Cor. 4:16-18; Rev. 2:8-10).
So, at least as we witness the dismantling of our nation and of the world at large; this ‘brave new world’ that is forming all around us, which bears no resemblance to the world that we grew up in, we will not be taken by surprise. We will understand the progression of this satanic plan to bring about ‘Babylon Reborn’ in all of its sinister splendor and resist its influence in seeking to conform we who are the citizens of heaven, to the ideologies and belief systems of this fallen world.
In the next article, we shall look at how this Economic Aspect of the Third Wave Tsunami is both financing the Religious Aspect just as it is the Political, but also perceive how finances via religion are being used to build this Third Wave.
Until then, Keep your Eyes on the Skies and Don’t Believe the Lies – the LORD Jesus Christ Returns Soon, From on High!