Monoculture Ghettos

Volume 16, Issue 34

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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.
Henry David Thoreau – Walden


According to the current evolutionary spin, agriculture based civilization arose on the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East about 10,000 years ago. Thenceforth mankind’s evolutionary upward march has been progressing wonderfully ever since. At least that was what you have been taught in your progressive education, pretty much wherever you lived on this planet.

Put in a very different illumination the current militant struggles taking place in this area, now the deserts of Iraq and Syria, are really strife among various very different agriculturally based monoculture ghettos that share a similar religion and to a mild to extreme extent, either tolerate or are completely hostile to essentially any weeds amongst their midst.

A similar story, with a very different outcome, took place during the settling of the American West. First we had to get rid of those primitive wild Indians that hunted and gathered what the Great Spirit provided. In the process we needed to exterminate the real protein source of these people’s strength and freedom. On the America’s savannah prairies it was the free wandering buffalo, or the American bison. Moving across the western mountains to where the rivers flowed into the Pacific Ocean, that protein source was the migratory salmon.

After the Native Americans, were put in their place, the free protein sources were replaced with cattle, mostly European breeds that didn’t fare too well on the open range winters. Thenceforth we evolved the ways of the sodbusters, raising monoculture grains to feed these ruminant critters, so we freed the backward rural people to move to the city and get a job in the factory—and then the office.

Thereafter most of your life was spent in a monoculture work environment, living in a monoculture sub-urban ghetto. After your work experience became too expensive for your output, you were given access to your retirement annuity, which you were forced to build yourself and were told to evolve into another monoculture community where you could spend the rest of your life doing what you always wanted to do, but never had the time and-or the money. Or you could just waste away, because you were too decrepit from the job, or because you really didn’t know how to do anything else.

A similar ecosystem developed in Europe after World War II, only they didn’t work as hard as people did in the United States, and they also paid more taxes, so compared to the Americans, their upside monoculture ghettos were not at luxurious and their down-culture ghettos were not as poor. That was true for not only the Jews, but also people of other races and other more physically apparent racial distinctions. Everyone around the planet was to stay in their monoculture place as citizens of one great global monolith.

Furthermore most of those nations were really nation states long before the enlightenment view of “nations” and “wealth,” which were never considered something of “financial interest.” Put is the simplest true evolutionary ecological terms, the problem for the elitist rulers around the world, was how do you manage the various monoculture ghetto’s biomass, so that the they and the monoculture are not degraded and become less productive. Or in the gardening sense:
How do you control the weeds?

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Charles Spurgeon's Morning & Evening, August 17, 2014

Morning

"The mercy of God." Psalm 52:8

Meditate a little on this mercy of the Lord. It is tender mercy. With gentle, loving touch, he healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He is as gracious in the manner of his mercy as in the matter of it. It is great mercy. There is nothing little in God; his mercy is like himself--it is infinite. You cannot measure it. His mercy is so great that it forgives great sins to great sinners, after great lengths of time, and then gives great favours and great privileges, and raises us up to great enjoyments in the great heaven of the great God. It is undeserved mercy, as indeed all true mercy must be, for deserved mercy is only a misnomer for justice. There was no right on the sinner's part to the kind consideration of the Most High; had the rebel been doomed at once to eternal fire he would have richly merited the doom, and if delivered from wrath, sovereign love alone has found a cause, for there was none in the sinner himself. It is rich mercy. Some things are great, but have little efficacy in them, but this mercy is a cordial to your drooping spirits; a golden ointment to your bleeding wounds; a heavenly bandage to your broken bones; a royal chariot for your weary feet; a bosom of love for your trembling heart. It is manifold mercy. As Bunyan says, "All the flowers in God's garden are double." There is no single mercy. You may think you have but one mercy, but you shall find it to be a whole cluster of mercies. It is abounding mercy. Millions have received it, yet far from its being exhausted; it is as fresh, as full, and as free as ever. It is unfailing mercy. It will never leave thee. If mercy be thy friend, mercy will be with thee in temptation to keep thee from yielding; with thee in trouble to prevent thee from sinking; with thee living to be the light and life of thy countenance; and with thee dying to be the joy of thy soul when earthly comfort is ebbing fast.

Evening


"This sickness is not unto death." John 11:4

From our Lord's words we learn that there is a limit to sickness. Here is an "unto" within which its ultimate end is restrained, and beyond which it cannot go. Lazarus might pass through death, but death was not to be the ultimatum of his sickness. In all sickness, the Lord saith to the waves of pain, "Hitherto shall ye go, but no further." His fixed purpose is not the destruction, but the instruction of his people. Wisdom hangs up the thermometer at the furnace mouth, and regulates the heat.

1. The limit is encouragingly comprehensive. The God of providence has limited the time, manner, intensity, repetition, and effects of all our sicknesses; each throb is decreed, each sleepless hour predestinated, each relapse ordained, each depression of spirit foreknown, and each sanctifying result eternally purposed. Nothing great or small escapes the ordaining hand of him who numbers the hairs of our head.

2. This limit is wisely adjusted to our strength, to the end designed, and to the grace apportioned. Affliction comes not at haphazard--the weight of every stroke of the rod is accurately measured. He who made no mistakes in balancing the clouds and meting out the heavens, commits no errors in measuring out the ingredients which compose the medicine of souls. We cannot suffer too much nor be relieved too late.

3. The limit is tenderly appointed. The knife of the heavenly Surgeon never cuts deeper than is absolutely necessary. "He doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men." A mother's heart cries, "Spare my child;" but no mother is more compassionate than our gracious God. When we consider how hard-mouthed we are, it is a wonder that we are not driven with a sharper bit. The thought is full of consolation, that he who has fixed the bounds of our habitation, has also fixed the bounds of our tribulation.

Brute' again praises the Grizzly evolution of the primitive human species.

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Finite + Time = Chaos

Volume 16, Issue 33

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Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of his servant? Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.
Behold, all you who kindle a fire, who equip yourselves with burning torches! Walk by the light of your fire, and by the torches that you have kindled! This you have from my hand: you shall lie down in torment.
Isaiah 50:10-11


Wow! Everything is sure getting dark! I mean in the global sense, even since we got together last week. Who would believe that Barak Obama would have and continue to authorize air strikes in Iraq; rekindling or reigniting (IG-NIGHTING) what he as termed George Bush’s War? Shortly thereafter I read a headline that stated that the last four American presidents have been responsible for some sort of military actions within these tentative lines on our maps. I didn’t have the desire to read the article. Really all this does is beg the question:
How many more presidents’ will it be?

The above passage from Isaiah I consider American Christianity’s most neglected “preachers text;” for really the United States has been kindling fires and burning torches for most of its history. Many of those responsible for a lot of these sparks have occurred through the misuse of authority from the pulpits. But even if the preacher or the pastor, understands this reality, if he would to use this text for pointing a finger at the sheep in the pews and it would mean three would be pointing back at themselves, the next week the tithes and offerings would be down significantly, contrasted with the dramatic increase of empty spaces in the church’s parking lot. The theology of glory is a much easier sell than unmerited personal redemption through grace alone.

My friend Tim from Seattle sent me a link to such a sermon, which was proclaimed while the senior Pastor John, was on his summer vacation. Knowing Pastor John, he would have welcomed the message, yet fully understanding sometimes, a guest sermon can serve a very useful purpose. The important point that Isaiah is trying to make is that darkness has both good and bad attributes and you really don’t have to spend a whole lot of time making this reality known:

If you don’t understand what is happening, but trust in the Lord to lead you through this darkness — that is a good thing. If you, in your own strength, create a light to suck away the darkness, this will really lead to a bad tormenting conclusion.

But you really don’t have to prepare a sermon to see the differences, just reading the Bible passages that mention “darkness,” the Word of God will personalize both the good and the bad like no preacher ever could. The English Standard Version has 153 references to “darkness” 110 in the Old Testament (30 in Job); 43 in the New. By following the link you can check out darkness for yourself!

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Charles Spurgeon's Morning & Evening, August 10, 2014

Morning

"Christ, who is our life." Colossians 3:4

Paul's marvellously rich expression indicates, that Christ is the source of our life. "You hath he quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins." That same voice which brought Lazarus out of the tomb raised us to newness of life. He is now the substance of our spiritual life. It is by his life that we live; he is in us, the hope of glory, the spring of our actions, the central thought which moves every other thought. Christ is the sustenance of our life. What can the Christian feed upon but Jesus' flesh and blood? "This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die." O wayworn pilgrims in this wilderness of sin, you never get a morsel to satisfy the hunger of your spirits, except ye find it in him! Christ is the solace of our life. All our true joys come from him; and in times of trouble, his presence is our consolation. There is nothing worth living for but him; and his lovingkindness is better than life! Christ is the object of our life. As speeds the ship towards the port, so hastes the believer towards the haven of his Saviour's bosom. As flies the arrow to its goal, so flies the Christian towards the perfecting of his fellowship with Christ Jesus. As the soldier fights for his captain, and is crowned in his captain's victory, so the believer contends for Christ, and gets his triumph out of the triumphs of his Master. "For him to live is Christ." Christ is the exemplar of our life. Where there is the same life within, there will, there must be, to a great extent, the same developments without; and if we live in near fellowship with the Lord Jesus we shall grow like him. We shall set him before us as our Divine copy, and we shall seek to tread in his footsteps, until he shall become the crown of our life in glory. Oh! how safe, how honoured, how happy is the Christian, since Christ is our life!

Evening

"The Son of Man hath power on earth to forgive sins." Matthew 9:6

Behold one of the great Physician's mightiest arts: he has power to forgive sin! While here he lived below, before the ransom had been paid, before the blood had been literally sprinkled on the mercy-seat, he had power to forgive sin. Hath he not power to do it now that he hath died? What power must dwell in him who to the utmost farthing has faithfully discharged the debts of his people! He has boundless power now that he has finished transgression and made an end of sin. If ye doubt it, see him rising from the dead! behold him in ascending splendour raised to the right hand of God! Hear him pleading before the eternal Father, pointing to his wounds, urging the merit of his sacred passion! What power to forgive is here! "He hath ascended on high, and received gifts for men." "He is exalted on high to give repentance and remission of sins." The most crimson sins are removed by the crimson of his blood. At this moment, dear reader, whatever thy sinfulness, Christ has power to pardon, power to pardon thee, and millions such as thou art. A word will speak it. He has nothing more to do to win thy pardon; all the atoning work is done. He can, in answer to thy tears, forgive thy sins today, and make thee know it. He can breathe into thy soul at this very moment a peace with God which passeth all understanding, which shall spring from perfect remission of thy manifold iniquities. Dost thou believe that? I trust thou believest it. Mayst thou experience now the power of Jesus to forgive sin! Waste no time in applying to the Physician of souls, but hasten to him with words like these:--

"Jesus! Master! hear my cry;
Save me, heal me with a word;
Fainting at thy feet I lie,
Thou my whisper'd plaint hast heard."

Brute is elated about the chaos generated by a global harvest of boxes of Grizzly Times

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Harvesting Your Bounty

Volume 16, Issue 32

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You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it.
You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth.
You crown the year with
your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.
The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy,
The meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy.
Psalm 65: 9-13


As last week, we again begin with the above quotation from the Psalms, which heaven forbid describes,
“your bounty!”

"The
nine eleven most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help confiscate your bounty.'"

Keeping with the repeating reprise with Ronald Reagan’s most popular quote, we see that the government exists to
“confiscate your bounty.” But wait a minute, perhaps more than a minute or two. In America, once the home of the free and the brave, we are told under this presidential administration that, “Our (yours’ and mine) bounty comes from government (especially the federal government) and its financial counterparty the Federal Reserve. “

You, living in the rest of the world, have known about this evolution long before this social genius came to North American shores:
Without government there really would be no bounty, only chaos. Wait a minute, what about where the psalmist makes a statement about the “valleys shout and sing together for joy.” As we described a couple of weeks ago, this seems to imply that there is much more to life than variations on the theme ‘finite can only beget more finite,’ even as it attempts to create the infinite heaven on earth.

Could it be that really, everything on this planet is so wonderfully designed and integrated both intellectually and energetically that really all we have done since the rise and ascendancy of the Industrial Age, is screw things up?

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Charles Spurgeon's Morning & Evening, August 3, 2014

Morning

"The Lamb is the light thereof." Revelation 21:23

Quietly contemplate the Lamb as the light of heaven. Light in Scripture is the emblem of joy. The joy of the saints in heaven is comprised in this: Jesus chose us, loved us, bought us, cleansed us, robed us, kept us, glorified us: we are here entirely through the Lord Jesus. Each one of these thoughts shall be to them like a cluster of the grapes of Eshcol. Light is also the cause of beauty. Nought of beauty is left when light is gone. Without light no radiance flashes from the sapphire, no peaceful ray proceedeth from the pearl; and thus all the beauty of the saints above comes from Jesus. As planets, they reflect the light of the Sun of Righteousness; they live as beams proceeding from the central orb. If he withdrew, they must die; if his glory were veiled, their glory must expire. Light is also the emblem of knowledge. In heaven our knowledge will be perfect, but the Lord Jesus himself will be the fountain of it. Dark providences, never understood before, will then be clearly seen, and all that puzzles us now will become plain to us in the light of the Lamb. Oh! what unfoldings there will be and what glorifying of the God of love! Light also means manifestation. Light manifests. In this world it doth not yet appear what we shall be. God's people are a hidden people, but when Christ receives his people into heaven, he will touch them with the wand of his own love, and change them into the image of his manifested glory. They were poor and wretched, but what a transformation! They were stained with sin, but one touch of his finger, and they are bright as the sun, and clear as crystal. Oh! what a manifestation! All this proceeds from the exalted Lamb. Whatever there may be of effulgent splendour, Jesus shall be the centre and soul of it all. Oh! to be present and to see him in his own light, the King of kings, and Lord of lords!

Evening


"But as he went."
Luke 8:42

Jesus is passing through the throng to the house of Jairus, to raise the ruler's dead daughter; but he is so profuse in goodness that he works another miracle while upon the road. While yet this rod of Aaron bears the blossom of an unaccomplished wonder, it yields the ripe almonds of a perfect work of mercy. It is enough for us, if we have some one purpose, straightway to go and accomplish it; it were imprudent to expend our energies by the way. Hastening to the rescue of a drowning friend, we cannot afford to exhaust our strength upon another in like danger. It is enough for a tree to yield one sort of fruit, and for a man to fulfil his own peculiar calling. But our Master knows no limit of power or boundary of mission. He is so prolific of grace, that like the sun which shines as it rolls onward in its orbit, his path is radiant with lovingkindness. He is a swift arrow of love, which not only reaches its ordained target, but perfumes the air through which it flies. Virtue is evermore going out of Jesus, as sweet odours exhale from flowers; and it always will be emanating from him, as water from a sparkling fountain. What delightful encouragement this truth affords us! If our Lord is so ready to heal the sick and bless the needy, then, my soul, be not thou slow to put thyself in his way, that he may smile on thee. Be not slack in asking, if he be so abundant in bestowing. Give earnest heed to his word now, and at all times, that Jesus may speak through it to thy heart. Where he is to be found there make thy resort, that thou mayst obtain his blessing. When he is present to heal, may he not heal thee? But surely he is present even now, for he always comes to hearts which need him. And dost not thou need him? Ah, he knows how much! Thou Son of David, turn thine eye and look upon the distress which is now before thee, and make thy suppliant whole.

Brute' is beginning to celebrate the return of GRIZZLY TIMES!

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Money ≠ Wealth = Freedom: The Inalienable Right to Bounty

Volume 16, Issue 31

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You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it.
You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth.
You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.
The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy,
The meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy.
Psalm 65: 9-13


"The nine eleven most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help confiscate your bounty.'"

As you can see, I modified probably Ronald Reagan’s most famous quote to make an important point. To use a Wonder Springs worldview “re-word” we are seeing a rejuvenation of ideas that have not really been used in over a century. In our God created world, Natural Law rules and the Infinite becomes finite. We need to develop ideas that are much more cognizant to a rejuvenating world and economy than the understanding of evolved Progressivism, which has done its magnificent job of helping itself to your bounty in three distinct ways:

  • Confiscating your bounty, if you had any!
  • Preventing you from creating bounty to the extent of your personal desires.
  • Not understanding that the right to Bounty is really an inalienable right protected by the Declaration of Independence, which is, in a sense, the superior causation of the “pursuit of happiness.”

Reagan’s comment really used the colloquial speech of the late 1970s and early 1980s. In the understanding of that period, we were in the transition from declining “Gross Output” (GO) and Gross Domestic Expenditures (GDE) from overspending on both the wars in Vietnam and on Poverty, which led to
Consumerland über alles (GüA). Reagan then appointed Alan Greenspan to head the evolution of the Divine Federal Reserve, which still rules the universe of “fiat everything” to this day. For an economic discussion on GO and GDE this link will take you to John Mauldin’s Saturday Thoughts from the Frontline.

Another Reagan quote:
"The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become."

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