Proverbs 6:2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
Words have lost their value in America. Leaders have become magicians with their terminology. Former President Clinton attempted to redefine the word “is” and phrases such as “sexual relations”. Alan Greenspan used the term “irrational exuberance” to explain away the economic conditions that led to the current crisis. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke to the media prior to the financial meltdown as though there was no imminent danger to the economy. NBC talking heads promoted financial institutions’ stock days before their collapse. Now they wonder why consumer confidence is so low!
The globe is spiraling into a depression necessitating the de-leveraging of debt. In the past, recessions tended to be regional. But with the recent globalization experiment, economies of countries are interconnected to the point that when one major economy is in trouble, they are all in trouble. The dominoes are falling.
– AIG’s latest $30 Billion bailout will not be its last.
-Citibank is on its last leg.
-GM is on the brink of bankruptcy.
-The stock market is down more than 50%
-Every CEO of a failing public corporation seems to be in another universe when asked about the financial condition of their company.
-True unemployment is above 10%
-There are over $1 Quadrillion in derivatives now.
-China is now worried about all of the U.S. Dollars they are holding.
The media does little to promote the truth about the situation we are in now. Rather than promoting journalistic integrity, reporters are promoting the agendas of those who control the purse strings.
The Code of the West was that a man was as good as his word and his word was his contract. A handshake sealed the deal. Now, that is the exception, not the rule. We must now filter through all of the rhetoric to assess what was really said or meant. Politicians believe that their words do not require any truth behind them. Only tell the people what they want to hear and they will quickly forget the lies and the doublespeak before re-election.
Pharmaceutical companies advertise products with worse side effects than the symptom being treated, all in the name of profit. Do these guys really believe that they are promoting a better standard of living? Do they really believe their own words? Are they being drugged?
The U.S. has more lawyers per capita than any other major nation on earth. Why? It is because of the irresponsibility of words, written, spoken, or heard. Words have intent behind them and we are to understand those words in the context of their presentation. Often, the best attorney wins the case at the expense of truth. What a travesty this country has promoted. What happened to the ethics of doing the right thing?
Words can promote life, death, destruction, reconciliation, trust, mistrust, love, hate, and the list goes on. What do your words convey- life or death?
The consumer confidence index is at a record low of 21.2 (1980 = 100).
How can we be confident when we finally realize that we have been lied to by the leadership of the country? What is the truth? Who can we trust? The people have been abused and misused by Wall Street and Washington passed laws that encouraged the ravaging of the average guy. On top of that, the regulatory agencies looked the other way while schemes by Wall Street insiders such as Bernie Madoff were being implemented against the unsuspecting. There were many individuals who blew the whistle on sub-prime mortgage lending practices only to be squelched. Billions of dollars in bonuses have rewarded this unrighteous behavior and the victims are required to ultimately pay.
The power of the office caused the politicians to throw out their moral values and promote the status quo. Special interest groups and lobbyists exacerbate the situation with campaign funds and other perks. Our Heavenly Father has answered us according to the idols of our hearts:
Ezekiel 14:4 Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols;
You reap what you sow. If you manipulate words to promote deception, you will be deceived. If you pervert words or contracts in an attempt of unrighteous gain, you will lose what you have. Utter destruction is not far behind and Our Heavenly Father will reconcile the accounts.