Economic Genocide, God and Culture

Contrary to appearances, the human race is not stupid.

A tiny clique that owns most of the world but wants more is sabotaging us.

One estimate is that 254 people own as much wealth as 47% of the world’s population or some three billion people combined. They seem to be creating a feudal order consisting of themselves, a small technocratic class, and a pool of serfs and soldiers.

Modern religion and culture are feeble and corrupt because they are a function of this immoral plot.

In his book, The Globalization of Poverty, economist Michal Chossudovsky says that 14.8% of the world’s population in the rich countries control 78.5% of the world’s income.

The World Bank and the IMF are the instruments of this policy, which Chossudovsky terms “economic genocide.”

The international bankers lend money to corrupt rulers that either squander or steal it. Then the family jewels are liquidated — public enterprises, social programs and natural resources — to pay the interest. “In many indebted Third World countries, real salaried earnings in the modern sector have declined by more than 60 per cent since the [early]1980’s.” (38)

I used to wonder why the U.S. didn’t encourage Third World development. The clique’s agenda is to make the U.S. more like the Third World, not the other way around.

With the exception of Russia, the U.S. already has the greatest discrepancy between the richest and poorest 10%. In 1983, 54% of the total financial assets were held by just 2% of all families. The top 10% of all families held 86% of these assets. (US Bishops Economic Justice 183, quoting 1983 Federal Reserve Board figures.)

Recently George W. Bush announced he would eliminate $364 billion in taxes on dividend income in the next decade to “stimulate the economy.” Fifty percent of this tax cut will flow to the richest one percent of taxpayers. Another quarter of the benefits will go to the remainder of the top five percent. (The New Yorker, Jan. 20, 2003, p.29)

Religion and Culture

Modern religion and culture are adapted to this agenda. Naturally the ruling clique does not want the masses to have a transcendent moral standard. We have been brainwashed to reject God. The Creator’s Plan might interfere with the clique’s.

It is absurd to think of creation without a Creator.

Absurd. Exactly. Without a Creator, existence is absurd.

The clique wants us to believe this. It facilitates genocide.

Modernity is founded on a belief in our absurdity. Man’s current state of deprivation is the measure of all things. Man creates reality as if man were God.

By denying that man aspires for God, modern artists and intellectuals are like deaf men tuning a piano. They just don’t get it.

My generation was indoctrinated to create our own reality.

Paul Simon’s “Kathy’s Song” (1965) is an example:

“And so you see I have come to doubt
All that I once held as true
I stand alone without beliefs
The only truth I know is you.”

How many of us vainly sought salvation in relationships?

God is a Spiritual Dimension: Goodness, Truth, Justice, Beauty, Love.

This is Reality, accessible to everyone. You cannot feel good unless you are good.

God gave us souls so that we may know Him.

It is a bullshit detector for Truth, a conscience for Goodness and Justice, a heart for Love and Beauty.

The great religions open the door to this Dimension. But since this path has been blocked for many, I am describing it in secular terms.

We have a choice. We can enter Reality, by making God a part of our life. Or we can leave it, and take responsibility for our own unreality and misery.

We can dedicate each day to God and His will. Or we can serve mammon and never be happy. Haven’t you noticed? Rich people never have enough. They are always comparing.

The cosmic battle is between Existence (Reality) and non-existence.

Culture is an ongoing debate about how to live and why. Our “culture” is geared to non-existence. The cultural message is that money and sex brings happiness.

Without a living God, there can be no purpose, no true debate, and no shared cultural wisdom.

A Moral Order governs the universe. God is omnipotent

Many feel fainthearted in the face of evil but Good will triumph because ultimately evil just doesn’t work.

It self-destructs. It won’t happen as fast as we may like, especially if we fail to play our part.

God has plenty of time. We don’t. The question is: Do we want to experience our spiritual birthright? Do we want our children to experience theirs? Or will we cower while the planet enters a new dark age?

In conclusion, the central theme of modern history is the concentration of power and wealth in a few hands. Since this minority controls the churches, education and the mass media, modern culture is characterized by a fecklessness and decadence designed to advance this agenda.

The only absurdity is that we permit it to proceed.

Henry Makow, Ph.D. is the inventor of the board game Scruples and the author of A Long Way to go for a Date. His articles on feminism and the new world order are archived at his web site He welcomes your comments at