By the Watchman Dana G Smith1
Fools Paradise; is this America? I look at what is happening and from the perspective of where I sit, it looks as if it is a Fools Paradise. The fools paradise is one that does not even resemble reality. It can be any situation, but the Fool is the same. He looks at it and in spite of the evidence, says something else. It is the Fools folly. The fool as a noun is a person who acts unwisely, imprudently; also he is known as a silly person. Synonyms are idiot, ass, blockhead, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, imbecile, moron, simpleton. The verb form of fool is to ‘dupe’, to ‘trick or deceive’. In the twenty sixth chapter of proverbs there are ten verses about a fool. In ten of the ten verses the word fool is used, either as Fool or fool’s or fools. There is a rod for the fool’s back vs3; answer not a fool according to his folly vs 4,5; and there are warnings about sending messages by the hand of a fool vs 6; and comparing the parable of fools to the legs of the lame vs 7. The section speaks of giving honour to a fool vs 8. It also compares the mouth of fools [again] to a thorn going up into the hand of a drunkard vs 9. We find that God rewards the fool and the transgressor vs 10 and as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool will return to his folly vs 11. In vs 12 we read the conclusion of the matter, a man is wise in his own conceit, yet there is more hope of a fool than of him. In other words, the fool in his folly, speaking through his mouth, and in his own folly and conceit, has yet more wisdom [to himself the fool] than the man who in his own conceit is wise in his own eyes. Thinking more highly of himself as he ought, you bet. Yet in this context, let me also say that when Israel was falling from the graces of their God because of their sins, the judgment given to the nation was “I will give children to be their princes and babes shall rule over them.”
Pro 26:3-12 KJV
3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back.
4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.
7 The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
8 As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
9 As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
10 The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.
11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Isa_3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
Yet as I ponder these verses I really see the correlation between what is happening in our nation and what happened to Israel. I see the fools in the bible described and I see babes and fools running the nation. It is a place where today the constitution is not regarded. It not a secret that we warned of Obama’s own words declaring that the constitution is outdated. We virtually see the replacement of America into one not recognizable. We have seen a group of people bring a person up to be President who for all intents and purposes was a Junior Senator who no one knew, except those of his own state.
The junior senator from Illinois might take the country to a place it’s never been, past the baby boom, beyond race. To many Democrats, and even a lot of Republicans, the prospect is thrilling—but is it for real2?
He is and was a Junior Senator, and when he was running for the democratic nomination for President he was fifteen years younger than the average senator in the 109th congress. Could he be considered the “Babe who rules over us”? Just a question here, and no I am not calling Obama a fool. But the close resemblance of the term fool to the nation and where it is heading would be seen as foolish! As Thomas Jefferson noted that in a democracy, 51% can take away the rights of the other 49!
“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”
― Thomas Jefferson
The biggest toll that has been taken in the rights category is the bill of rights and the constitution. As a matter of fact here, Obama likes to govern on his own. Single rule, and as he has stated before; he has a pen and he can sign executive orders. As an example if you really need one; recently he came out and spoke of this. During his first cabinet meeting of the year, he was quoted twice as “having a pen” with which to bring in his orders. Obama is not the only one to speak of ruling by fiat, by his own pen and rule. Bush junior also spoke of it, smiling as he said it would be easier to govern on his own, referring to congress the inability to get his stuff through. Yet we did have items pushed through congress on Bush’s term. With it, went our rights.
“We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Obama said Tuesday as he convened his first Cabinet meeting of the year.
Obama continued: ”And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward3.
In the world of nations, there are many who have seen record levels of economic freedom, yes in spite of the dollar’s weakness. The 2014 index of Economic Freedom was released by the Heritage Foundation and the WSJ. The United States has been declining in the economic sector for many years. Now America has dropped out of the top 10 most economically free nations. Is this a surprise? Is it any wonder when you have no factories as we did in WWII? Is it any wonder that major companies today have become global conglomerates with interests in many nations. These do business with China as much as Russia, as in the USA. So if the dollar fails, the economy falls, these companies can survive. They are no longer American, they are international! The Wall street Journal online speaks to these issue and notes that while “forty three countries, from every part of the world, have now reached their highest economic freedom ranking in the index’s history”, we see that the USA has an economic freedom and economy in the toilet.
It’s not hard to see why the U.S. is losing ground. Even marginal tax rates exceeding 43% cannot finance runaway government spending, which has caused the national debt to skyrocket. The Obama administration continues to shackle entire sectors of the economy with regulation, including health care, finance and energy. The intervention impedes both personal freedom and national prosperity4.
It is here that we are told that the economy is getting better. Above,map of shuttered Coal fired power plants. Matter of fact, 2013 was not a bad year for many in this department. Here in the west, the economy is booming even as the Obama administration pushes the green policies through the EPA. Their goal is to shut off the pipeline of carbon and petroleum based products. This was on Obama’s agenda when he started his venture to the Oval office. Many coal companies here are watching the regs, and many power plants have been shut down as well do to the overbearing EPA rules. Also Oil is on the target of the Obama administration.
The Associated Press reports more than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants will close and another 36 plants could also be forced to shut down as a result of new EPA rules regulating air pollution5.
Obama Shuts down 1.6M acres for Shale development
President Obama shuts down offshore drilling for 5 years
Obama to Shut Down Oil Production in W.Texas to save Lizard
Obama Administration shuts down oil drilling out west
Obama Administration shuts down oil drilling out west, another source
With all this, you would think Americans would wake up. But not so, there is a cry from that 51% for more of Obama, although his approval rating has fallen off his election results. But the problem here is that a President with a good or a bad approval rating can still do his job. If in that job he wants to further cut oil, coal, gas, leases, and many other items; he can do it. As he has said, “I have a pen”. He has gone around congress on so many things, it is utterly stupid to think he won’t continue it. To think, we ask; can congress stop him? Will they impeach him? Will anything change? You are talking about a congress who likes to sign in legislation before they read it. That is how we got the Affordable Care act. You think it is affordable? Wait till 2016! Why waste good room in an article for that. After all I have until then to tell you we warned you and told you so!
Finally and foremost I want to speak to the issue of Iran and Israel. A certain amount of dust, looking like it was settling; has arisen into a proverbial storm with the remarks of Israel’s Defense minister, Moshe “Boogy” Ya’alon. The Defense minister speaking of John Kerry, Obama’s official mascot for everything overseas, said that Kerry had a “misplaced obsession and messianic fervor for a peace deal”! Further he said of Kerry, that the the only thing that can save us, that is Israel; is for Kerry to win a Nobel Prize and leave us in peace”. Here are his words:
Israel: Israel’s Defense Minister, Moshe “Boogy” Ya’alon, speaking of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he “turned up here determined and acting out of misplaced obsession and messianic fervor” for a peace deal.
Ya’alon added: “In reality, there have been no negotiations between us and the Palestinians for all these months –but rather between us and the Americans. The only thing that can ‘save us’ is for John Kerry to win a Nobel Prize and leave us in peace6.”
This is on the heels of recent agreements with Iran on a nuclear deal. America and it’s partners have claimed a victory and Obama said “give peace a chance”. Now the agreement for peace; noting here that John Kerry has now made 10 trips to Israel. In Kerry’s visits, that is 10 trips to get a peace agreement between the PA and Israel, the pressure has not let up for peace. But Israel has said that any agreements that have been made, or that is negotiated is with America and not the PA. Israel has not spoken to the PA in any talks. Yet the push is on. The Messianic furvor is there; could it be that Obama is the Messiah? Go figure, maybe Israel can be convinced of his Messiahship, huh! As all this continues, the words a “prating fool”, “fools paradise”, and “answer not a fool according to his folly” comes up. As America pushes for peace with Israel, where is the PA, Hamas, the Muslim brotherhood, and Iran. Has anything changed their mind as to wiping Israel off the map. No! Recently the push for the peace is at fever pitch and the PA in its own words wants the 67 borders, half of Jerusalem, and all of the Jordan valley! Is this all, maybe we can throw in some of the USA while we are at it. Here PA, take Washington DC! If you agree to the terms, then you can have Jerusalem, the Jordan valley, 67 borders, Washington DC, and a partridge in a pear tree!
As America, John Kerry, and the political imps go about their Obama biz overseas and declares victory about Iran and the nuclear regulation deal they made; guess what? The real truth came out from Irans’ Hassan Rouhani, the 7th president of Iran. While Obama, his minions, and the global western powers seal the deal with Iran and think they have Iran cornered; well here is the rest of the story.
In a tweet, Rouhani said:
Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation’s interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation’s will.. Hassan Rouhani @HassanRouhani
The Weekly Standard quoted Iran’s chief negotator for the nuclear deal, who also claimed victory, saying:
“No facility will be closed; enrichment will continue, and qualitative and nuclear research will be expanded,” the chief nuclear negotiator said. “All research into a new generation of centrifuges will continue7.”
Another source also says:
Iran President Hassan Rouhani tells his country that nuclear deal means ‘surrender’ of Western powers8
This is why Israel’s Netanyahu said this was a “very, very, very, very, bad idea”. Israel has warned from the start of this. Israel is continuing to work to protect herself from the many enemies around her, including Iran. Although America, its people, Obama, and many in the government think that they are winning, it is a fools paradise. As the enemy Iran signs the document, they see the destruction of Israel and the United States.
These are but a few of the items today which lead me to ask of a “Fools Paradise;is this America”. We keep hearing how well things are going, yet all around the word is not the same. It is as a fool and his folly; so too is America and her folly. So too is this Governments folly, which is according to a fool and with it comes a warning. God has said of Israel; “I will bless them that bless thee and curse them that curse thee”. Whose side is America on? We will find out. But we know one thing, which is; Jerusalem is a burdensome stone which some will attempt to pick up. America has the Messiah complex, and maybe so does Obama. Will the stone fall on America, for their part in all this!
Zec 12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
Zec 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
America, leave Israel alone! For this God will hold you accountable for your fools folly concerning Iran, Israel, and America!
Shalom, until next time!
The Watchman Dana G Smith
P.S. Oh yes, do do know the NSA, don’t you! The one spying on you, well here is the word. The NSA has gotten ton’s of press this last year and with many people the idea of having no privacy is irritating. Here is one item, the metadata on your phone. It has to do with the bulk collection of American phone metadata that the NSA collects in order to stop terrorists. Here is what a recent report said of this so called NSA efforts to get the data and how this data had “no discernible impact on preventing acts of terrorism.” I hear that “Fools folly” again! But yet, how many swallow this swill?
“Our investigation found that bulk collection of American phone metadata has had no discernible impact on preventing acts of terrorism and only the most marginal of impacts on preventing terrorist-related activity, such as fundraising for a terrorist group,” Peter Bergen, director of the New America Foundation national security program, said in a statement9.
Fools Paradise; is this America? : Endnotes
1Fools Paradise; is this America?
By the Watchman Dana G Smith
Keywords: America, Fools Paradise, Faith, Israel, Iran, Politics, war, society, coal, gas, EPA, Kerry, Rouhani
2Junior Senator; http://nymag.com/news/politics/21681/
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