The German inflationary period which, has been talked about by all the conservative talking heads, and known as the Weimar Republic period of inflation, has much to teach us. Most know how the German money of that period became worthless almost over night, as it lost value, it would take wheel barrels full of money to buy one loaf of bread. I do not wish to make any attempt in explaining anything of that period of history but show you one short paragraph from the newsletter James Cook’s “Market Update” late July 2012 page 6—-The article—-“ When Money Dies”—Chris Martenson.
“The simple observation is that many people had a blind belief in the money system. They lost their wealth because they were unable or unwilling to allow reality to challenge their beliefs. It’s not that there weren’t numerous warning signs to heed—in fact, they could be seen everywhere—but most willfully ignored them. Most mysterious is the fact that in Austria and Germany, where the inflation struck most severely, there were numerous borders and currencies into which people could have dodged to protect their wealth. That is, protecting one’s wealth was a relatively straightforward and simple manner. And yet—-it did not happen.”
I wish to make three simple points regarding now and how it relates to then.
1/ We have a similar situation today—–people trapped in an economic situation were they cannot “—-protect their wealth.” We have the middle class having their life’s savings wasting away—getting no interest on any of their bank savings, while the inflation, taxes and cost of maintaining their homes eats them up in old age.
2/ The Global economic down turn has trapped the American citizen and he does not understand what is happening to him, they have no next door were they might put their money as Mr. Martenson stated may have been the case in Austria and Germany.
3/ From the Weimar Republic period until today the United States and its people have gone through a number of issues of conflict, as in Philosophical upheaval’s and attacks on their basic worldviews.
I mention three of these trials;
(A) Serious deterioration in government morals and ethics—the character of politicians and what the people think of them slipping badly—-some say—–being as low as a 9% approval rating these days. The government has moved decidedly to the left and/or becoming more socialistic in their thinking and positioning on issues.
(B) The church has forfeited its right to influence government through the citizen. They have moved to the left, becoming more socialistic and left leaning—–having more of a social gospel and charismatic interpretation of Biblical doctrine. Emotionalism bring the rule of the day in teaching with weak doctrinal preaching thereby not offering any Biblical help from Scripture of today’s issues or applying any worth while Biblical guidance to the people.
Finally we have this:
(C) In Erroll Hulse small booklet “Postmodernism—Attack on the Heart of Biblical Christianity”—he tells us this——on pages 4 & 5:
“The Christian meta-narrative has been discounted by the world for a long time. But it is only in the last quarter of the 20th century that the humanistic, rationalistic one has been questioned radically by the postmodernist (PM).”
The PM has become the radical to the point that by definition just about any type of group or person can fit into a Postmodernist uniform—Hulse says this:
“No belief system is to be trusted. Indeed, one belief system seems as valid as the next. This attitude has encouraged relativism and bred a fixed aversion to claims of absolute truth. Simply stated, the essence of postmodernism is that there no fixed absolutes.”
How would one fight against this type of attitude—–he sets the tone of the booklet (Page 5) with this:
“In its arrogance, this modernist view bypassed God and His revelation, the Bible, which led to the collapse of morality. PM is fiercely antinomian (“Against Law”). Right and wrong is a matter of human opinion, and, therefore, my view is as good as yours or that of the next man. The result is the slide of Western society into the abyss of lawlessness. This is seen in the break-up of the family, rising divorce rates, and overcrowded prisons.”
Look at the deterioration in the last 80-90 years.
I have attempted to show how we as a nation have gotten ourselves on to a wrong path without even knowing it and certainly not understanding any of it and not even realizing we are going in the wrong direction. Unless this problem is recognized any attempt at correction of one issue at a time will be nothing but foolishness on our part——Economically it seems to me history is about to repeat itself.
We Shall See——Don’t you think???????