This was no ACCIDENT
Yep. Planned for over a hundred years in fact. But, I was trying to keep it simple.
But, I wouldn't call it a class war. It is described very well in the Bible, something about sheep and wolves if I recall.
A small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution.
A state governed by such a group.
PS We are a Republic, not a Democracy. Big difference, even though they would like us to forget.
Oligarchy (from Greek ὀλιγαρχία, oligarkhía) is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with an elite class distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, commercial, and/or military legitimacy. The word oligarchy is derived from the Greek words "ὀλίγος" (olígos), "a few" and the verb "ἄρχω" (archo), "to rule, to govern, to command".
10 The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.
11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
Oligarchy is all about class war. The Oligarch's, being the ruling elite, change the law of the land to enhance their own position and oppress the working people, manipuling the cost of commodities(basic necessities of life). Greedy corrupt unions and sleeping citizens who have left the watch unmanned have hastened things along, but make no mistake, the oligarchs are testified to in scripture repeatedly as those who enslave men and rob them by injustice.
The prophets, Jesus and the apostles all testify to this.....it is actually a central theme throughout the Word and fundamental to the whole counsel of God.
The parable of the rich man and Lazarus.
The parable of the "Good Samaritan".James 2
1My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
2For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
3And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
4Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
5Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
6But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
7Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
In a country where Christians seem to routinely bow and scrape before the oligarchs, even as they dance before the golden calf of prosperity, this part of the gospel should not be ignored. It is one of the primary themes of scripture. Somehow, supporting a corrupt government that whores itself out to the rich while oppressing the working poor seems anti-christian to me. If a person cares about the nation and believes God still has a purpose in preserving it, I would think they would want to shout from the housetops........Corruption is destroying this nation-even as it it has compromised the "churches". Perhaps there is not enough salt in us to preserve the earth around us.
1Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
2Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
3Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
4Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
5Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
6Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.
6Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
7Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
8Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy reward.
9Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
10And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:
11And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
12And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. [/color]
IMO Christians ignore these scriptures at their peril.
"Depart from me you lawless ones, I never knew you"