I have read about people who survived rising floodwaters by hanging onto a tree limb or some other object to keep from getting swept away. They describe the desperate struggle for life as the torrents of water roiled around them. The power of the water was overwhelming. When the moment came upon them, they didn’t have time to prepare or look for other options. All they could do was hang on to whatever was at hand.
For the past several years, there has been a rising tide of lies, politically, socially, economically, and for most people, spiritually. It is hard to say how far back it goes. Satan, the Father of Lies, goes back to the beginning. There have always been dishonest people and dishonest rulers. However, the modern world has resources to obscure truth and to promulgate lies unlike any other time in history. The omnipresent media and Internet reach into our lives and shape reality for those who don’t question it. It’s very much like The Matrix. An illusion is broadcast to us incessantly. This is what the broadcast tells us:
- You are all alone.
- There is no God, angels, or miracles to help you.
- Everything in life is finite, limited by time and money.
- The only way you can be happy is for the government to take away someone else’s stuff and redistribute it to you.
Meanwhile, if you get quiet in your spirit, and stay that way for awhile, another broadcast comes in. It is a still, small voice whose signal is oh, so quiet! You can just barely hear it, but it’s there. You just have to clear out some of life’s static.
That voice broadcasts the following messages:
- You are not alone.
- God, angels, and miracles are real.
- The universe is infinite and its resources are available to you.
- The way to happiness is for you to accept this message and access God’s universe through faith.
Depending on the messages you choose to accept, your reality changes. The first message takes away your divinely-given power. The second empowers you.
The first broadcast provides justification for lying, cheating, stealing, murder, conspiracy, sedition, and revolution. It tells you that the ends justify the means. It inspires the doctrine of Korihor, from the Book of Mormon–that a man prospers according to his genius and that there is no sin for which he must account.
The second broadcast tells you that you are accountable to God for every action. Your life has meaning and purpose and that it is connected to the eternity that was before and the eternity that follows.
I reflected on these things as I listened to an old Glenn Beck program episode where he exposed the fiction that were told about Barack Obama. One by one, Beck showed that Obama had lied repeatedly about his life story. It was a fairy tale to sucker people to believe he was something that he was not. It wasn’t just one or two lies. It was everything. None of us were told the truth about him and, even when the truth emerged, the media buried it. He lied about where he was born. He lied about how his father met his mother. He lied about them meeting at the march in Selma (which happened when he was already five years old). He lied about his political connections. He lied about his college experiences. He lied about his connections to communists, radicals, and terrorists. He lied about the messages he heard in Jeremiah Wright’s church.
Of course, that’s all history now because his presidency is all in the past. Now the Establishment media that sold us Obama’s lies are manufacturing new ones to destroy the current president. For over a year–because it started before he was even elected–the media tried to link Trump with the Russians. Now that this narrative has fallen apart, they are going to tell you Trump is crazy. They are planning to use Establishment republicans as well as democrats to try to oust Trump using the 25th Amendment. If that fails, they’ll have another strategy to take him out. Maybe they’ll (God forbid!) just attempt to kill the man, as Johnny Depp and other leftists have suggested.
But that’s just politics. You’re not being told the truth about anything. Human-caused global warming is a lie. Some really rich, old, white dudes have already figured out to tax your food, water, labor, and property. Now they’ve figured out away to tax the air you breathe. Science lies to you about dinosaurs and evolution. They won’t tell you about evidence that supports the story of the Great Flood, even though every ancient culture has a “myth” about it. They won’t tell you about finding artifacts of advanced civilizations that were here 200,000 years ago or about human footprints in the same layers of sediment with dinosaur footprints.
Anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians lie to you as they either make up stuff or ignore facts that don’t fit into a narrative. They explain away how an ancient 80-ton stone with the ten commandments written in proto-Hebrew on it is in New Mexico. The Smithsonian hid away a stone that they said had Cherokee writing on it, but when the stone was turned upside down, it said “Holiness to the Lord” in a primitive form of Aramaic. And you can’t find an American history textbook at any level, from elementary school to college that gets the story of the Latter-day saints right.
Journalists lie to you constantly. At one time, editors used to steer their papers somewhat to the right because they knew all their journalists were liberal democrats. Now, they don’t do that. Now they are the president’s opposition. Not only do they omit reporting facts, they are now fabricating stories out of whole cloth.
Political parties lie to you. Throughout history, there has always been an elite class that has feared the People. Even our founders, Madison, Hamilton, and others believed that pure democracy was dangerous unless the elite class maintains control over the masses.
The world wars were not fought for the glorious causes we thought. You have to look at what they achieved. World War I destroyed the monarchies of Europe and broke up the Ottoman Empire. The elites hoped to establish a world government, but they could not convince Americans to surrender sovereignty to the League of Nations.
World War II was the elites’ second attempt. This time, they got the United Nations out of the deal. In the aftermath of the war, the elites organized three economic hubs around which the new world order would consolidate, in Germany, Japan, and America. Those hubs were controlled by international bankers who seek to establish a transnational government.
Coming into the 21st century, there were only a few nations left that were not under control of these international bankers. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Cuba, Iran, and North Korea. Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya have already been absorbed into the international monetary system. (And you thought the “Arab Spring” was about democracy?) Cuba is about to come in shortly. Iran and North Korea will be dealt with soon.
Big Pharma and Big Medicine don’t tell you the truth. In the 1940s, they said smoking was good for asthma. With our youngest child, you were never supposed to let a baby sleep on his back. Then it was, never let a baby sleep face down. Then it was never sleep with your baby in your bed. Now they call it co-sleeping and it’s supposed to be good for your baby. Every couple of years, something new is bad for you. When I was a kid, it was a sweetener called cyclamates. My mom wouldn’t buy Kool-Aid anymore because it had the cancer-causing sweetener in it. Then it was sodium. Then it was fats. Then grilled foods caused colon cancer. Then it was meat. Then it was gluten. It’s always something. People say that Big Pharma is covering up cancer cures because treating cancer with chemotherapy is very profitable.
I’m not going in order, just as I think of things in this stream-of-consciousness. Environmentalists lie to you. There was DDT–a very effective pesticide that was banned because it was linked to declining eagle populations in North America. The whole world banned DDT, which resulted in vast malaria outbreaks in Africa. We let millions of children die instead of some eagles. Environmentalists told us that your aerosol deodorant spray was depleting ozone in the polar regions and that the earth was going to burn up and that everyone would get skin cancer because of it. None of our grandchildren would ever be able to go outside to play and that humans would have to live underground. Then additional measurements revealed that it was a cyclical event and that the ozone replenishes after a time. Because of the laws passed in a panic, certain refrigerants were banned, causing the replacement of it in your home and car to be ten times more expensive, using a chemical that is actually corrosive to your A/C systems.
Of course, President Obama told Africans that people just shouldn’t have cars, use air conditioners, or crank the heat up in their homes to 72 degrees. Never mind that his aides said he kept the White House warm enough to grow orchids in it. The rules don’t apply to the elites.
Economically, black people ought to be furious–not over Donald Trump–but at the first George Bush and Bill Clinton. Bush ran a covert war out of El Salvador and Columbia that started while Reagan was president. They were trying to overthrow a Marxist government in Nicaragua. They ran guns down to the Contras using CIA-contract planes and pilots. Those planes didn’t have to come back through US Customs, so the shady operators loaded them up with cocaine and flew it into the country. One of the places these flights entered was a small, obscure airport in Mena, Arkansas. Some state troopers alleged that they used to meet those planes at the airport and take envelopes full of money to then Governor Bill Clinton. The cocaine hit the streets in Oakland and other predominantly black urban areas.
When that same Bill Clinton became President, he ran against Bush and Ross Perot. Remember, Ross Perot, a business executive warned of the “giant sucking sound” that would be caused if Clinton got the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ratified. All the jobs would go south to Mexico. Well, Clinton got elected with only 43 percent because Perot divided the conservative vote. NAFTA passed and the jobs went south. American business needed a way to compete against workers in countries that paid 25 cents an hour. Well Billy Clinton had a plan.
First, Bill promised to get tough on crime and push through tougher penalties for violent drug offenders. Conservatives and globalists among the Democrat party went along with passing mandatory minimum sentencing that took away judges’ discretion in sentencing criminals. Then they contracted with Wackenhut Security and other private security firms to build lots of modern prisons. With the new sentencing guidelines and the get-tough-on-crime measures, they filled these prisons up quickly with young blacks who had been arrested for selling the crack cocaine that came in through Mena, Arkansas with the CIA. Fortunately, the prisons owned by Wackenhut were for-profit enterprises. They had contracts to use prison labor to make products. The prisoners who worked in the prison industries got reduced sentences and were paid 25 an hour, by the time their “room and board” were deducted. The manufacturing companies got to put a “Made in America” tag on the clothes and other goods the prisoners made. By the end of Clinton’s terms, America had the largest incarcerated population of any nation–including China and North Korea! How ironic that Clinton would later lament that the US had more black young men in prisons than in colleges!
During Hillary’s run for the presidency, some black leaders tried to make hay with this information, but the press shut them down–fast. One of the reasons she lost is because black people could not bring themselves to vote for her. But no, the media tells you she lost because the Russians hacked the election for Trump.
The brainwashed college students who protest against Trump call him a Nazi, but the organizations that pay them to protest are funded by George Soros–who really was a Nazi collaborator during WWII.
Meanwhile, you’ve got good Christian people attending churches where their pastors hand out anti-Mormon pamphlets and their youth ministries show the anti-Mormon film “The Godmakers” to their youth groups to “inoculate” them from positive contacts and impressions they get from their LDS friends. In many predominantly Catholic countries, LDS missionaries are persecuted and harrassed. Meanwhile, today’s headlines talk about police busting up a homosexual orgy of Catholic priests that took place at the home of one of the Pope’s advisors. (See http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/vatican-police-break-up-gay-10743972). Among Protestant churches, the World Council of Churches has funded leftist insurgencies in Africa. Money from your collection plate has been used to support communist movements on that continent. Yet it is these churches that have spent the past near-two centuries telling their followers that Mormons are not Christians.
I could go on and on, and this is already way too long. You are in the floodwaters right now. If you are a person who just wants the truth, you had better find it quick and hang onto it with all your might. If you are hanging onto a dead tree, the branches are going to break and it may come up by the roots. If you are hanging on to a piece of driftwood or debris, you’re getting carried farther downstream. The gospel of Christ is the only sure thing and you are not dependent upon any man to tell you it is true. God can do that himself. Ask him to show you and be open to the answer that comes. Then hang on for dear life and don’t let go. The floodwaters of lies are rising and they have not yet reached their crest. Hang on.