folks still think that most people are basically good, and if given the
power to do so, will do what is in the best interest of their neighbors.
Surely, we would all like that to be true. If it were true then, as
people were given more power, they would be kinder and more generous to
others, who in turn would do the same. Pretty soon, the whole world
would be full of love and harmony. We must ask though, if that utopian
vision were true, why hasn't it happened already? In 6,000 years of
recorded history we find one cycle after another of corrupt people
coming to power and then bringing despotism and domination to their
neighbors - not some kind of utopia.
fact is probably best illustrated by the record of mass murder of their
own citizens found to have been perpetrated by governments of every
stripe. What we are talking about is democide. Here is the
definition of that term:
"the intentional killing of an unarmed or disarmed
person by government agents acting in their authoritative capacity
and pursuant to government policy or high command". This
definition covers a wide range of deaths, including forced labor and
concentration camp victims; killings by "unofficial" private groups;
extrajudicial summary killings; and mass deaths due to the
governmental acts of criminal omission and neglect, such as in
deliberate famines, as well as killings by de facto
governments, i.e. civil war killings. This definition covers any
murder of any number of persons by any government.
R. J. Rummel coined the term democide, as a result of his
extensive research into the phenomenon of murder by government. His
research shows that the death toll from democide is far greater than the
death toll from war. After studying over 8,000 reports of
government-caused deaths, Rummel estimates that there have been 262
million victims of democide in the last century. According to his
figures, six times as many people have died from the actions of people
working for governments than have died in battle. According to Rummel,
"The more power a regime has, the more likely people
will be killed. This is a major reason for promoting freedom."
Rummel concludes that "concentrated political power is the most
dangerous thing on earth."
[See R. J. Rummel (Feb 1, 2005) "Democide Vs. Other
Causes of Death"]
citizens inform themselves of these lessons of history they become less
than trusting of government, any government, because government is where
the power-hungry converge to wield control over the rest of us. The
founding fathers of the United States, smarting from the abuses of King
George, felt exactly that way, which is why the US Constitution they
crafted attempts to limit the power of government for the good of the
people. Of course, they knew the corrupt power-hungry would eventually
subvert the system they crafted, because love of power knows no
constraints and will always find a way to grab more power. No system
devised and set out on paper can hold back that corrupting process.
That's why many of the founding fathers often pointed out that the
Constitution was only as good as the population, and that it could only
work so long as a righteous population made it work. Sadly, we are long
past that now, and whatever is left of the Constitution is quickly being
subverted, as if by a wild pack of dogs snapping at the kill.
are being set up for global government. This has been in the works for a
long time, but now we are at the point where we hear of this openly, in
the "main-stream" media. This is supposed to be a good thing. Think a
room full of music stars all singing "We are the World." Finally mankind
has "evolved" past our nationalistic wars and behavior to a new era of
international cooperation, love and peace - or so they say. Is this not
a good place to remember R. J. Rummel's studied conclusion? Remember, he
political power is the most dangerous thing on earth." Based on that
principle, how dangerous is one government concentrating power over the
whole world? This will not be utopia! Far from it, it will be the
end of the world as we know it.
This is a good place to remember our King, the Son of
God, coming to us, humbly riding on a donkey. Here is a ruler, the only
ruler, who has proven His justice and righteousness, and His love for
humanity. He alone is our last and best hope for a new and better world.
He is coming soon and even the globalist overlords cannot do a thing to
stop Him. He has power too. Power far greater than theirs. Finally,
oppressive human government will be forced by His power to give way to
His righteous Kingdom. Lord, we say; "Thy Kingdom come!"