We are embarking on a study I call Konspiracy Koncepts, in which I'll I'll try to list and explain the basic concepts behind modern conspiracy theory. I just gave you one of them. So why bother? Why do you need to know this stuff? First, so you can make an informed decision for yourself whether this stuff is "nuts", or whether anything weird is really going on. How can you judge the Truth Movement if you don't know what they believe, or why?
More importantly, we have an enemy, and we need to know how he operates. "Lest Satan should get an advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices." , Paul wrote to the Corinthian Church. Jesus taught us in Luke 16:8, "...the sons of this age are shrewder and more prudent and wiser in [relation to] their own generation [to their own age and kind] than are the sons of light " Whaaaat? The Devil's children are smarter than the children of God?
Christ further urged His disciples to " be as wise as serpents" (Matthew 10:16). The angel told Daniel, "none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand" prophetic messages and their fulfillment (Daniel 12: 10). And the well-known passage from Revelation 13: 18---"Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the Beast..." So my purpose here is inform the reader of the concepts that drive conspiracy theory. To make you wiser. I'm not talking about letting you in on secrets, because nothing I'm saying here is secret! And I don't know any secrets!!!
Good? Then what's all this stuff with the Sun and Wind? I didn't forget, just wanted you to think about it a minute. It's simple, and it's a basic conspiracy concept. Here it is. The rulers of this world know that if they try to take something from the people by force, we will resist. So instead they use persuasion.
Suppose they want our guns? If they come in like the Wind, to take away our arms by force, we will fight back tooth and nail. So, they gonna play the Sun and try to get us to "warm up" to the idea. Imagine some gun-totin' madman blasts 20 adorable children and 6 courageous teachers into hamburger with a bad-ass machine gun. We'll be like, "Come, Governor Malloy, Senator Blumenthal, President Obama, take these horrible guns away!" This is the idea behind a false flag or psy-op. We gave up rights to privacy for security after the WTC attacks, like the dude taking off his coat in the hot Sun.
Wait a minute, if all this junk about mind-control and government brain-washing were real, wouldn't the Bible tell us? Then listen to what it does tell us. What do you know, or think you know, about the Mark of the Beast? Let's read the passage again, this time keeping in mind the Sun and the Wind fable.
"And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great... to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads" Revelation 13: 15-16)
Notice that this walkin', talkin' image doesn't kill the non-worshippers itself, but causes someone else to kill them! Nor does it force the people to be stamped with the mark, but causes them to receive it!! It makes them want to get it, and to give up their eternal lives just like the man gave up his coat for what the Sun was giving him.
The Press and the Media act like the Sun in that fable to mold public opinion! They use celebrities to tell us what we want, what we love, what we hate, and what we protest. Remember that the animated image John saw caused people to receive the mark. They'll camp out for it like it was the newest I-phone! They've been brain-washed for generations now since the end of WWII....first radio, the movies and television, finally the Internet, all telling them what to think, believe, and want.
"They live, we sleep!"
Now that you understand the concept, you can judge for yourself whether this principle from Aesop's fable is being applied. Maybe it's not so nuts?
More next time.