The laws and words of man are an extremely poor substitute for the law and the word of the LORD, so poor in fact that man ought to receive a failing grade in the subjects of “Government” and “Self-Government”. I for one am looking forward to when a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter” (see Revelation 12:5 and Psalm 2:9) takes power, to the glory and the honor and the political & physical kingdom of God on earth, and overthrows Babylon.
Below is a comment I posted on this article “How Corruption Dictates the Practice of Medicine” written by A Midwestern Doctor, posted here: https://amidwesterndoctor.substack.com/p/how-corruption-dictates-the-practice?s=r
There are so many rabbit holes. “Corruption” is a pretty general subject, and following the rabbit hole into a specific area of corruption pretty much always yields the same depressing conclusion. That conclusion is that corruption is easily exposed (with a little digging) but hardly anything is ever done about it. It’s like discussing the various aspects of a problem ad nauseum & ad infinitum without ever coming up with a practical solution.
“It’s a fact of life there will always be bad people in the government” (A Midwestern Doctor). That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Statism is a malignant & malevolent & depraved & immoral & profoundly wicked cult. And governments are almost 100% chock-full of statists who execute the (so-called) “laws” created by governments. Maybe it’s time to stop believing in good governments or being governed for the greater good.
This video — https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=rUKsE1KIeH4&t=14s&bpctr=1650122353 — might open the eyes and ears of a few people who still have faith in governments and in nation-states.
And the masses who obey their governments are not innocent.
Emma Goldman, “Minorities versus Majorities”, (1917).
In this text Emma Goldman praises creative individualism against the obtuse power of the mass.
She was aware that her essay would be attacked by those who idealized the masses and so she had this to say:
“No doubt I shall be excommunicated as an enemy of the people, because I repudiate the mass as a creative factor. I shall prefer that rather than being guilty of the demagogic platitudes so commonly in vogue as a bait for the people.”
“My lack of faith in the majority is dictated by my faith in the potentialities of the individual. Only when the latter becomes free to choose his associates for a common purpose, can we hope for order and harmony out of this world of chaos and inequality.”
“The oft repeated slogan of our time is, among all politicians, the Socialists included, that ours is an era of individualism, of the minority. Only those who do not probe beneath the surface might be led to entertain this view. Have not the few accumulated the wealth of the world? Are they not the masters, the absolute kings of the situation? Their success, however, is due not to individualism, but to the inertia, the cravenness, the utter submission of the mass. The latter wants but to be dominated, to be led, to be coerced. As to individualism, at no time in human history did it have less chance of expression, less opportunity to assert itself in a normal, healthy manner.”
This characterization of the mass, the majority bears repeating. The mass (the majority) is not creative. The mass (the majority) is inert. The mass (the majority) is craven. The mass (the majority) is utterly submissive. The mass (the majority) desires to be dominated. The mass (the majority) desires to be coerced. The mass (the majority) desires to be led.
Get out of the mass, individuals. Get out of Babylon.
Response by A Midwestern Doctor: “That’s why I listed solutions!”
Your solutions — i.e. “three laws immediately come to mind” — are addressed in my comment. Your solutions involve laws and governments and nation-states. Maybe if you spent some time with the video I posted, you might come to realize that laws and governments and nation-states are part of the problem, not part of the solution.
I didn’t post the following, but I’ll write it here. Obey God’s law. Obey God’s word. Both are incorruptible. Man’s law? What man makes, man corrupts. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. This is true with the concept of (so-called) “good government” and (so-called) “good laws” and (so-called) “divided government” and the (so-called) “division of powers”, with each branch of government having enumerated responsibilities written into the constitutions of their governments to create man’s law and execute man’s law and adjudicate man’s law. All three branches of government are as corrupt as the masses, but more so. The slavers have more power than the slaves, hence the slavers are more corrupt. But slaves who refuse to rebel against their masters? Are compliant and submissive slaves really pleasing to God?
“Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover–up for evil; live as servants of God. Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king. Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God. But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” ~ 1 Peter 2:13–25
Is every government official really put into that position by the hand of God “to punish those who do wrong”? I’m dubious, even though I confess the hand of God in all things. Maybe God’s hand puts evil men in positions of earthly power in order to judge the children of men. Just like it’s God who sends strong delusion upon those who love not the truth. (See Second Thessalonians 2:9-12.)
I realize that the author of 1 Peter lived close to probably 1,954 years ago, when chattel slavery was a cultural institution, but I’m not in agreement with the author that present-day slaves should submit themselves to their masters with all respect. I don’t wish to dehumanize or demonize masters and slavers and those who are attempting to destroy the agency of man. I’m simply having a difficult time believing that the LORD approves of slavery, to the tune of bearing up under the pain of unjust suffering, which suffering is because of our rulers in the government being evil and unjust men. Christ submitted himself to Caesar by submitting himself to Pontius Pilate, the fifth governor of the Roman province of Judaea, serving under Emperor Tiberius from 26/27 to 36/37 AD. Does that mean that I ought to submit myself to the medical diktats of Bonnie J. Fraser Henry OBC FRCPC, a Canadian physician who is the Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia, Canada? If our government officials tell us to get injected with an experimental shot of mRNA spike protein, ought we submit, because such compliance is pleasing to the LORD? Ought we voluntarily allow ourselves to be poisoned, relying on Doctrine & Covenants section 84:
71 And if any man shall administer poison unto them it shall not hurt them; 72 And the poison of a serpent
shall not have power to harm them.
I think that the above applies to God’s apostles and the LORD’s high priests. If the apostles and high priests are not on the earth, are we simply supposed to submit ourselves to the church of the devil? Or are we supposed to get out of (spiritual) Babylon?