I stopped listening to Rush Limbaugh in 2000, after I took the same test. Bush doing the same things Clinton did—even more so, expanding government, increasing taxes (a cheap, tax cut for political points while ballooning spending is not a tax cut, but erodes the value of the dollar manifesting a hidden tax of inflation, with an over 60% reduction in the value of the money since Bush has been in office); stripping us of Liberties, violating the Monroe Doctrine in bringing us into “preemptive” military conflict in far flung nations; spying on citizens, making use of torture and ‘secret CIA prisons,’ enacting vicious executive orders and signing statements. All of these and many more Bush did were just “fine” to sleeping, ill informed “conservatives” who otherwise would have been up in arms had Bill Clinton been doing the same. Sheeple seem to not get good government, but get a government of wolves.
Now, we’re ready for the one side to come alive (fools who upheld Bush) and shout the alarm bells against Obama, as well they should, while their dupes in the false “left” of the “left-right” paradigm who have opposed Bush, but support Obama, will go to sleep, as “Obama can do no wrong.” Yes, it’s a play, a move, a game between two false opposites who are really united. This is what G. Edward Griffin calls the “Quigley Formula” Carrol Quigley of Georgetown, author of the Establishment’s history book being given access to their secret and private papers wrote “Tragedy and Hope.” From that book, he quotes how the Elite wolves dupe the fools referred herein as “sheeple”:
“The National parties and their presidential candidates, with the Eastern Establishment assiduously fostering the process behind the scenes, moved closer together and nearly met in the center with almost identical candidates and platforms, although the process was concealed as much as possible, by the revival of obsolescent or meaningless war cries and slogans (often going back to the Civil War). … The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy. … Either party in office becomes in time corrupt, tired, unenterprising, and vigorless. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies.”
Telly Award winning author and documentary film make G. Edward Griffin states of Quigley’s admission of the modus operandi of the “secret” or shadow establishment which drives Government policy:
The Quigley Formula is a strategy for leading one’s own opposition. Those who execute this strategy are experts at rigging boxing matches in which both fighters are on their payroll. It is important to understand, not only the Quigley Formula, but the strategy of false leadership which it implements, because that strategy is used in many other forms as well, especially in the creation of opinion leaders in the media and activist leaders in organizations offering themselves as opposition to those in power. Those who would defend their freedom must not be fooled by this strategy.
Even on PBS 4 years ago this last presidential cycle, Now with Bill Moyers, featured the author of a new book entitled “No Debate” exposing the “Republicrat” fraudulent election debates as being nothing more than a major staged drama geared to insulate the candidates from issues that the Military-Industrial-Congressional-Complex does not wish be addressed. Scripted debates, where only narrow questioning is tolerated, candidates able to forgo true scrutiny, nor be shown for the phony’s they are, united on major issues of treason which are never brought up. It’s a charade, a “pretended opposition.”
Why can’t people see the sham each 4 years? Why can’t they figure out that the selection process is a con job for the gullible public.
If people, being LDS, are conned by this game, it would be because they held disdain for the likes of, and teachings of,… say … a Brother W. Cleon Skousen, Presidents McKay, Benson, and Clark. These would be some of those the Lord raised up to us but who were overwhelmingly rejected when seeking to enlighten us as to the work and tactics of the enemy. More recent, even President Hinckley tried to give us some understanding of “scheming leaders” as he described the Book of Mormon, a book “as current as the morning newspaper.” Scheming leaders? Nah, George Duh-Bya reads the Bible and prays—at least we are told, therefore many “go to sleep” and pretend he is who he professes, a good “Christian, Bible reading, praying man.”
Christ taught “by their fruits ye shall know them,” not by their rhetoric. It was President Hinckley too, who in 1997 stated that he looks out across the world today and “search[es] in vain” for men like unto the US Founding Fathers. If a seer today “searches in vain” for men like the founders, it is because they are not currently filling the judgment seats—they are not to be had, even the ones who profess to be “good conservative Christians.” In that same talk, Gordon B. Hinckley gave us as strong an endorsement of the US Founders as any prophet in our history has done. And today he “searches in vain” for such men. Searches in vain when Clinton, Bush, Obama are all here before us? Truth. Beautiful Truth. Obama and McCain are both miserable creatures, sell out automoton’s, “puppets,” to any holding any discernment at all. Lew Rockwell’s Interview with Naomi Wolf clearly points much of that out:
[Note, Naomi Wolf is a false leadership type, out exposing the vicious sins of Bush, but then endorses Obama. She is not to be trusted, but the interview is enlightening nonetheless as we sift for truth, and Lew is pretty solid.]
How many just fell for the cursed argument and voted “McCain” as the lesser of two evils. Yes, in some slight ways yes, not as vicious as Obama. We can recall vicious US Constitution destroying legislation such as McCain/Kennedy, McCain/Cassebaum, McCain/Fiengold, McCain.… ad nauseum? No way can such a stooge be called “conservative.” Bush Sr., the “read my lips, no new taxes” campaigner, raised taxes higher than any president in our history until that time, expanded government and regulation to levels Dukakis couldn’t have dreamed possible. He did this as fools rejoiced that their “conservative” president was in there, and therefore they could “go to sleep” and cry “all is well, yea zion prospereth.” George W. Bush (current) is more Liberal in action that the Socialist Bill Clinton was—at least Clinton was admittedly a socialist. Fake conservatives implement vast more socialism in this back and forth game of “right” vs. “left” in taking turns in power.
Joseph Smith had it right:
“…we shall have the satisfaction of knowing that we have acted conscientiously, and have used our best judgment. And if we have to throw away our votes, we had better do so upon a worthy rather than an unworthy individual who might make use of the weapon we put in his hand to destroy us.” (Times and Seasons, Nauvoo, IV, 441. Cited also in Roberts, Comprehensive History, II, 208–209.)
Then, from the Prophets Brother, Hyrum the Patriarch:
“We engage in the election the same as in any other principle: you are to vote for good men, and if you do not do this it is a sin: to vote for wicked men, it would be sin. Choose the good and refuse the evil. Men of false principles have preyed upon us like wolves upon helpless lambs. Damn the rod of tyranny; curse it. Let every man use his liberties according to the Constitution. Don’t fear man or devil; electioneer with all people, male and female, and exhort them to do the thing that is right. We want a President of the U. S., not a party President, but a President of the whole people; for a party President disfranchises the opposite party. Have a President who will maintain every man in his rights.” (History of the Church, Vol.6, Ch.15, p.323)
Obama Zombies, You Must Take the WIBDI Test
Under Obama, if you are an honest person, you must take the WIBDI test: What If Bush Did It.
What we are going to see in the next 4 years is more war, and more economic decline. Bailout fever will infect a wide swath of the lowest caliber of Americans, each looking for the government to save their particular failing niche. Almost assuredly, we will see the most deadbeat homeowners bailed out of their mortgage problems while those of us who faithfully pay our debts will be tapped to pay for other’s financial profligacy.
In reality, they just print more money, but each of these continuing crises will be used to drive forward a change agenda that even Barack Obama isn’t anticipating in advance–an agenda that doesn’t lead to real solutions, only to more control and less liberty. Democratic voters now will have the same tendency to go along with all the globalist compromises that Obama will make and not realize that if George Bush had done them, they would be railing against him. This is the same point Chris Floyd made this week in warning Obama supporters. He’s even got an acronym for it: “WIBDI: What If Bush Did It?”
“This user-friendly analytical tool provides a quick and easy way of determining the value of any given policy while correcting one’s perception for partisan bias. Simply take a particular action or proposal and submit it to the WIBDI test: If Bush did this, would you think it was OK? Or would you condemn it as the act of a warmonger, or a tyrant, or a corrupt corporate tool, etc.? The just-concluded campaign has already shown us how our hordes of our quondam dissidents have signally failed this test, excusing, countenancing, defending or even embracing the actions and positions enumerated below by Chris Hedges:
“Sen. Barack Obama’s vote to renew the Patriot Act, his votes to continue to fund the Iraq war, his backing of the FISA Reform Act, his craven courting of the Israeli lobby, his support of the death penalty, his refusal to champion universal, single-payer not-for-profit health care for all Americans, his call to increase troop levels and expand the war in Afghanistan, his failure to call for a reduction in the bloated and wasteful defense spending and his lobbying for the huge taxpayer swindle known as the bailout…To which we could add his bellicose saber-rattling at Iran; his promise to roll back ‘Russian aggression’ and extend war-triggering treaty protection to an aggressive Georgian regime (which cluster-bombed its own people, as we learned this week), his advocacy of destabilizing and civilian-shredding military strikes in Pakistan, his opposition to gay marriage (and campaigning with gay-bashing preachers), and his support for extending the death penalty to cover non-fatal offenses, and so on.”
“Any one of these positions would be roundly condemned by ‘progressives’ [what the Left likes to call themselves] if they were taken or advocated by George W. Bush.” All true. Watch it happen. The PTB can get the same result from the unthinking Left as they got from the unthinking Right during the Bush regime.
I predict we will never have peace in this world again. Obama’s globalist advisors (CFR team B–pretending to be different and even in opposition to CFR team A that handled Bush) will ensure that. Iran is still on the top of the list for the next intervention. Israel will be embroiled in another war with the Palestinians, Hezbollah and the Syrians. North Korea will still be given a free ride in all its ugly tyranny (to someday serve as a trigger for an even greater world conflict), and Russia and China will continue to rise in military might, unimpeded by administration policy until they are too great a threat to deter. That great final threat of world war probably won’t mature until a subsequent administration–when a warmongering globalist Republican returns to office. [excerpt from Joel Skousen’s world affairs brief)