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Monday, August 16, 2010

Movie Review: Agenda -- Grinding America Down



This post may seem somewhat misplaced on this blog. Generally speaking, we consider ourselves Citizens of the Kingdom of YHVH, or Children of Israel, before we consider ourselves Americans. Nevertheless, we are Americans, and are thankful to have been born in this country--free to express our "religion" mostly free of Government intrusion. The founding of this nation was a miracle in so many ways, and it seems as though from YHVH's point of view, he has used America time and time again to advance his plan...especially in regards to freedom of religion, and the founding and support of modern day Israel.

2010 is a mid-term election year, and the trend seems to be to flood the theaters/internet with politally motivated smears and disinformation posing as documentaries in order to "fire up the base" and increase voter turnout. The timing of the release of this documentary made me suspiscious, but after seeing it I really have to recommend it.

I grew up in with hippie parents with hippie friends. I was born in an "experimental community" and was raised with the values of the far left. My father was a teacher at a university for a time. Even into my early twenties, in San Fransisco I was still attending protests and wore my greenpeace shirt proudly. In otherwords, I know first-hand what a radical leftest truly believes, and how that radical language needs to be phrased to be accepted by the masses. I know how radical messages need to be repackaged and rebranded before seeming mainstream and acceptable. I have watched for 2 decades as main-stream American culture has shifted more and more towards Socialism, while at the same time most Americans define themselves as Conservative.

This film clearly shows the plan and the process by which these changes have occured. This, thankfully, is NOT a conspiracy film with far-fetched theories that cannot be proven. What keeps this film from a becoming a potentially boring political tool and takes it to an (almost) spiritual message is references like this:

Saul Alinski (a Jew by the way) wrote "Rules for Radicals" and is credited by most of our modern left-leaning politians as highly influencing their thought. The dedication to this book reads like this: “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer

Although 'Lucifer' is not a biblically correct name for The Advasary, we know who he means.

Mainstream conservative Christians ignorantly say things like "we follow the Law of the LORD" when they really only mean the Ten Commandments, (while ignoring the 4th commandment). Our brothers and sisters in "the Church" have little idea how much they have drifted from the ideals found in the True, Perfect, and Etnernal word of YHVH. This drift at first was simply the result of time and man's imperfect nature. Dispensationalist theology allowed us to compartmentalize biblical history, and thereby put the founders of our faith into a box marked "that was for back then". Eventually, with Constintine's approval, Christianity had a new face and it no longer resembled Moses, Yahshua, or YHVH. Believers who did not accept the new official "rebranding" of the faith were simply put to death.

Likewise, most of the 'American left' say that they believe strongly in the constitution--while ignorantly participating in it's dismantling. They see the constitution as a 'living document' whose principles change with the culture. Our leaders from both parties have led us slowly from the original principles that made America unique and a blessing to the world, and have started to pick up the pace. The idea of our Founding Father's ideas being relevant to today seems (to most) as silly as saying Christians should follow the whole Law of Moses. The same type of overnight radicalization that occurred in Constantine's day is being planned for our nation, and therefore the world. Sadly, I think many will cheer this transformation with no clue of the consequences.

If you have a chance to see this film, don't miss it. I will even go so far as to suggest owning a copy yourself. There is also an entire section devoted to homeschooling and a brief history of the public school concept. Go to www.agendadocumentary.com.

Ben


2 comments:

Andi said...

I appreciate the writing of this post and the sharing of the information. Thank you. I will have to have my husband read this....shalom!

Michelle, a heart at home said...

My husband and I watched the trailer this morning and I hope to be able to get the entire video. Of course, much of it we already knew, but we like to support those who put out good movies (documentaries)so that the message can be spread.
Thank you for posting it!