Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Big Lie

Adolf Hitler discussed his favorite propaganda technique called “The Big Lie” when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf. The expression refers to a lie by authorities so colossal that no one would believe that their leaders “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.” We saw this technique in practice last night during President Obama’s speech about the BP Horizon disaster.

There were no solutions offered but a promise to hold British Petroleum to account. What also stood out was the unabashed sales pitch for legislation guaranteed to increase the price of fuel for every American. The justification of this policy is to curb global warming which is The Big Lie. The hidden agenda of the global warming Big Lie is to transfer wealth from successful nations with strong economies to emerging nations. The vision is to bring about more of a level playing field so that countries like the United States would yield sovereignty to the world community of nations.

Most people in this country don’t want us to yield sovereignty to world authorities. But our leaders are ideologues who ignore popular opinion. The fact that the last superpower on earth can’t avoid the set-up for yielding sovereignty to the world shows how close we are to the Tribulation. Alas, this is inevitable… “These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast” (Revelation 17:13, NKJ).

The problem with the government’s Cap and Trade legislation is that it establishes an infrastructure for a new hidden tax. It is hidden because the consumer will not know how much they are actually paying… they will blame the greedy oil companies for the high prices rather than their benevolent government. This legislation is being sold on the idea that it will only impact the average American by less than a dollar a day. It is the classic nose of the camel in the tent problem because once this mechanism for extracting more taxes from working people is established; the government is free to raise the tax rate at any time.

I have commented on how the looming 2011 tax increases, European debt crisis, and oil supply disruptions from a Mideast war all threaten to plunge the world into a second dip recession. The Obama administration’s pledge to raise our oil prices will make worse the impact of the recession in the United States. We saw that dynamic at the end of 2008 when we entered the last recession. The lack of faith in the government response to grow our debt through wasteful stimulus spending and take over of companies “too big to fail” caused more people to be laid off than was necessary.

Some conservative commentators have said that Obama’s bad decisions are a result of his inexperience. I’d like to think this was the case because that means he could learn and change. We saw that with President Clinton who was the consummate politician. Bill Clinton was very aware of which way the political winds were blowing and made popular mid-course corrections. Barrack Obama is no Bill Clinton. It remains to be seen if this country will be able to recover from the damage already done by our Leftist government. It is the potential scope of the changes our Leftist government envisions for us coupled with the timing of other developments in Europe and the Mideast that tells me the Tribulation is close.

As we get closer to the Lord’s return we can expect to see more Big Lies… “evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13). This is a dangerous time not to be well grounded in God’s Word.

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