Capitalism, Philanthropy, Democracy

In the 1800s Catholic philosopher, Orestes Brownson once claimed that Satan’s “favorite guise in modern times is that of philanthropy”.

He wrote that, during the French Revolution, it was “under the influence of philanthropy [that] Europe became one vast slaughterhouse; kings and nobles, bishops, priests and nuns, old men and young women, were dragged to the scaffold and the reign of love were drowned in torrents of innocent blood.”

What? Philanthropists are the good guys – the great guys! Surely? What could be wrong with philanthropy?

As Brownson pointed out, “philanthropy goes to work to reform—on a large scale; for philanthropy scorns small beginnings and proposes always to commence operations on the masses.”

As a spokeswoman for the $37 billion Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation explained when pressed about why the foundation chose not to help dozens of homeless people sleeping outside its $500 million Seattle headquarters, “We’re trying to move upstream to a systems-level to either prevent family homelessness before it happens or to end it as soon as possible after it happens.”

It would be ridiculous to consider actually walking out there and just helping the people right there, right?! Just as absurd as 150,000 people dying “deaths of despair” – Coronavirus’ latest victims: the depression and bankruptcy suicides and severe drug overdose and withdrawal casualties, the family violence fatalities. People are disconnected and lonely and living with fear and dread – some of the ever-so-inventive death virus – others, much more realistically, of the trillions of imaginary play money being printed to turn them into faithful acolytes.

God help us all. Because the philanthropists have other agendas. Bill Gates is a declared atheist. He is joined in that non-belief by billionaire atheist/agnostics Warren Buffet and George Soros.

Surprise, surprise…

Here are 5 signs that show we are under spiritual attack right now:
1.    Sudden or extreme onslaught of various troubles, losses, and trials
2.    Attacks of physical danger, illness, life-threatening loss
3.    Increased temptation and luring towards sin or wrong choices
4.    Feelings of overwhelming despair, darkness, and fear
5.    Deep confusion, feelings of condemnation and guilt, dulled spiritual awareness

We are fighting a spiritual war right now and wasting your days in front of the TV, or wasting away at the hand of physical and mental temptations – are becoming more and more ill-equipped, unprepared, or simply not aware of what we’re up against, or who the real enemy even is.

It is only when your body and mind and soul are open and ready to receive that you will triumph.

It’s all about freedom folks! Whether you believe it or not, you are in a battlefield. You are in warfare. How you choose to fight, and on which side, is totally up to you.

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Written by

Ziad K. Abdelnour, Wall Street financier, trader and author is President & CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc., a private family office that backs accomplished operating executives in growing their businesses both organically and through acquisitions and trades physical commodities – mostly oil derivatives – throughout the world.