For Soros, Gates, Zuckerberg Wealth Is Power To Control Governments by Robert Socha
I don’t understand how men who have achieved great wealth will then abandon the capitalist system they exploited for personal gain fostering animus toward the same. Men, such as Soros, Bezos, Page, Brinn, Gates, Zuckerberg have built virtual empires in trading and technology. In additon to those moguls, the editors of major newspapers and producers of news programs are unashamed propagators of leftist ideologies perpetrating more government intervention in our daily lives.
Consider the following warning from Scripture: “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” 1 Timothy 6:10 KJV
I want to bring your attention to the fact that this warning does not call money evil. Scripture is replete with examples of wealthy men using it to expand the Kingdom of God. For example, Joseph of Arimathea used his substantial means to donate an unused sepulcher wherein they placed the body of Jesus when they laid Him to rest. (See: Matthew 27)
Our Founding Fathers sternly cautioned us walking away from religion, specifically Christianity. There are myriad quotes of their exhortation toward religion and morality and were emphatic in our cultures’ denunciation should we choose to eliminate those tenants found in Scripture for societal life. Be it in our schools or our person.
I wonder at the adverse effects removing the foundation for virtue and morality from the public discourse has hardened men’s hearts who have amassed tremendous wealth. It appears their unbridled lust for more gives them power and desire to control the lives of the common man.
Consider the following statement:
“Everybody says that I have a lot of power. But what does that power consist of? … Can I influence governments? I am beginning to be able to…” George Soros, 1995
It is apparent to me that an unrepentant man with inconceivable wealth trends toward the thought of preeminence. The ability to manipulate modernity provides the means to subvert the institutions protected by our country’s laws, namely the government itself.
If our Constitution was as John Adams described, “written only for a moral and religious people and is wholly inadequate to the government of any other,” what are we to expect when the men in power do not submit themselves to the “source of all genuine freedom in government?” (Webster)
We should expect to see what we see today; anarchy in the streets of some of our most cherished cities where inept local governments fail to protect their citizenry.
I read just this morning that men defending their property in Wisconsin, have shot multiple people, killing at least one.
Here we are, left to wonder what craziness will happen next. To what will we submit our hearts? Will we allow the divisive rhetoric of division and revision to harden our hearts, filling us with distrust, hatred, and fear? Or will we choose a different path?
I submit to you that we should choose the indispensable supports of religion and morality. Of which, George Washington purported the Christian faith is manifest.
“As it is said, ‘Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.'” Hebrews 3:15 ESV.
If the men who are in the seats of power, primarily financial and technological, refuse to submit to heaven’s dictates, we can choose to raise our voices and shout from the rooftops about the Kingdom of God.
“And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve … But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 ESV
About the Author
Robert Socha, BIO Robert Socha (so-ha), was born in southern California. He served 5 years 3 months active duty in the United States Air Force; honorably. After his service he took an Associate’s Degree in Practical Theology, where, through his studies, developed a deep love of God and Country and sincere appreciation of the value of Liberty. Robert and his beloved wife of 21-plus years are raising 4 beautiful Texan children. They moved to Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2013, to put their children in Hillsdale Academy. Robert is a sales professional. He and his wife consider Michigan a hidden gem, and absolutely love this city and state (current political environment notwithstanding) they’ve adopted.