Who is the world’s most powerful person?

Congressman Ron Paul says it’s TIME magazine person-of-the-year, FED Chairman Ben Bernanke. While I agree that  Bernanke is more powerful than the President, he’s only the front man and a hired hand for the real power — the banking elite and hidden oligarchy who’s agenda is to arrogate to themselves ever more power and control.

The level of fraud, theft, and expropriation being suffered by the American people today has reached such astounding proportions as to be almost laughable. The US is on the verge of financial ruin, civil unrest, and political despotism.

As that drama unfolds, it is crucial that people remain calm and behave in ways that express their highest ideals. It is time to cooperate and share and organize ourselves into mutual support associations to provide all of us with the things we need to thrive as we transition to “the Butterfly economy.” The following prayer from long-time friend and colleague, Rev. John Papworth, expresses very well the kind of sentiment that should inspire us. – t.h.g.

LORD make me an instrument of Thy war against evil;

Where there is vandalism against Thy creation,

Let me campaign to stop it.

Where there is sabotage of Thy genetic ordainings,

Let me fight like hell to prevent it and to safeguard Thy works.

Where there is conspiracy of boardroom greed to dominate and destroy Thy creation,

Let me join with others to wage an unremitting struggle to oppose it.

Where giant political and money forces combine to control local neighbourhood life,

Let me be quick to affirm the overriding need for strong community power so that Thy moral laws may prevail.

Where there is passivity, deference and conformism to the giant powers of darkness which are degrading society and its individual members,

Let me be a powerful witness to oppose them.

DIVINE MASTER, grant that I may not so much seek to live a quiet life as to be in the vanguard of those who would enhance life, not so much to grab as to give, not to evade my social obligations as to shoulder them, not to be afraid of power as to be imbued with courage to control it with others for worthy ends.

For it is in striving to act with love that we affirm love, and in devoting ourselves to noble causes we are redeemed, and in giving ourselves utterly to the service of truth, beauty and the well-being of our neighbours, we rise to the life immortal.  AMEN.

(Based on an old, mush loved, prayer of St. Francis of Assisi).

JOHN PAPWORTH

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