The Truth Will Set You Free

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truth-of-dorJesus told his disciples “and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”  John 8:32. This statement by Jesus, like most of what he said is treated as a platitude and seldom investigated for meaning. What is seldom asked is  is free from what?

He never said the truth would make folks happy or even be something they would choose to deal with. Initial exposure to the truth is stressful.

The quote below is one the clerics pretend isn’t in the scriptures.

“He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.” John 12:25

In the secular world, the one we live in, people are animals, no better or worse than the lower creatures. This is the system we can all be free from as a result of knowing the truth. The dilemma is that life will be more difficult.  Lose this life and gain the other. The other is permanent. Observe people as animals, and you will know what to expect every time.

At certain times, knowing the truth is more important than at others. The United States economy is in the process of falling apart. To the few of us who deal in truth there is no other possible outcome given the way decisions in government are made. In the animal world, people worship one another and use government as a dominance and subservience hierarchy. Work is a second choice and government is the natural place to go to live off the efforts of others.  To control government and guarantee positive economic outcomes, this is the truth that must be known. One shortfall of secular living is that there is a business cycle that reoccurs because using government to allocate economic resources destroys the economy periodically.  The last complete destruction of the economy occurred during the Great Depression following the crash of 1929.

The only advice I can give is to know ahead of time that most Americans are going to lose everything they have. The best to be in the small group that hangs on to a few assets is to know the depression is coming and make every preparation possible. Goodwill only exists in a free market system. Since the free market system has been dismantled, the depression will be a case of every man for himself.

 

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James Quillian is an independent scholar and economist.
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