Posted by Vladimir Minkov
Donald Trump may or may not win the US presidency but he has already won an acknowledgement of great many in the US as a father of the truly Judeo-Christian spiritual awakening.
The great many in the US, as well as many BREXIT-minded people of Europe, have found in Donald Trump a spiritual leader who has clearly expressed their depressing feelings that the great Judeo-Christian Western civilization is losing its greatness. Donald Trump has demonstrated it convincingly by analyzing the changes in political and social realms of the US that have brought the US on the road of moral and economic degradation, and he suggested political and social restructuring that may return the country on the path of continuing greatness.
The spiritual awakening on the human moral wellbeing
From the very beginning, the US was a country of Judeo-Christian moral principles. The Torah/Bible Ten Commandments was the guiding principles for the government legislative work. Those principles led to
- A small government with limited power – since a human government cannot become an all-mighty god-like entity (The First Commandment says, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”)
- An individual responsibility of government leaders for their decisions affecting the nation (The Third Commandment says, “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain”)
- An all-mighty family with the power to decide how to live, help the others and educate the children (The Fifth Commandment says, Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee)
- A minimal government taxation mainly for providing safety and security for the public and not for government enrichment and empowerment (The Eighth Commandment says, Thou shalt not steal”)
- No government-imposed wealth redistribution from the truly fortunate to the less fortunate (The Tenth Commandment says, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s).
Both religionists and atheists supported the Judeo-Christian morality – they had different opinions not on the morality but rather on the source of this morality.
Both religionists and atheists supported the Church-State separation to preserve spiritual competitiveness among various religious denominations.
However, in the last century all these moral Ten-Commandment-based Judeo-Christian moral principles – step-by-step – were abandoned and replaced by the extremely nice sounding “human rights and social justice” principles that brought
- The big government which restrict severely the individual freedoms and play a role of an all-mighty god – with the two political parties, Democratic and Republican, working together to enrich and empower themselves to the detriment of the people
- The lack of individual responsibility of government leaders since they are judged not by the results of their decisions affecting the nation but rather by politically-correct slogans of their political parties
- The government-imposed regulations on the family that are ruining the traditional family
- The tremendous taxation burden that makes the big government an economic monopoly suppressing private businesses
- The government-imposed redistribution of wealth that is destroying the incentives for creating the individual wealth.
Although the majority of the nation has not liked the loss of traditional Judeo-Christian morality, the majority was silent since the big government was able to a sort of dope the population by the freebies and politically correct slogans – with the help of the big news media, which in essence has become a part of the big government.
Donald Trump has spelled out all that clearly and convincingly. Moreover, he described the ways to stop the degradation and restore the greatness of the country as was in the glorious past. That was a truly spiritual awakening for the people on the human moral wellbeing.
The spiritual awakening on the human economic wellbeing
From the very beginning, the US was a country with the best economy in the world. The best economy led to the best material well-being for American citizens. Budget deficit, national debt, stagnant economic growth, government welfare system were unknown. Why? Because the country had a free-market economy which was encouraging everybody to get involved in economically productive work to make his/her family richer, to be personally responsible for the result of his/her actions, to do charitable work and not to covet something that was in possession of your neighbor. The politicians were not enriching themselves by working in the government – they were making a decent living like everybody else.
In the last century all these Ten-Commandment-based Judeo-Christian free-market economic principles – step-by-step – were abandoned and replaced by the government controlled economy – controlled through myriads of regulations, taxes, tariffs, litigations, globalization rules, politically-correct opinions, etc.
The first time in the American history, the children are less well off than their parents, a great number of people are not working and survival of a great many depends on government freebies.
The majority of the nation has not liked it. However, this majority was silent since the big government was able to convince the majority that is the best they can have – and the big government has done it with the help of the big news media, which in essence has become a part of the big government.
Donald Trump has help the people understand we can do economically much better if we reduce government control of the economy to restore the true free-market economy. That was a spiritual awakening for the people on the human economic wellbeing.
Donald Trump has help the people realize that the replacement of one political party by the other in the course of democratic elections would not restore our moral and economic wellbeing – both political parties, Democratic and Republican, have become a part of the big government suppressing the people. Donald Trump has help the people realize the unusual nature of the current presidential election – that is a historic opportunity to replace the power of the big government by the power of the people and restore the greatness of the country and wellbeing of the people.
Indeed, Donald Trump has already won … as a father of our spiritual awakening.
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Posted by Vladimir Minkov
In my post “There is no anti-Black or anti-Ethiopian racism – we just dislike in the others what we dislike in ourselves” I have made the point that the so-called racial unrests in USA and Israel are not racial at all. Not the race of rebellious minorities is the reason for the majorities in both countries to dislike the rebellious minorities – the majorities in both countries do not like the actions of the rebellious minorities that are destructive to the spiritual Bible-based fabric of the society.
Moreover, the government intervention creates the so-called racial problems, which are unresolvable, and I intend to prove it in this post.
What is the true reasons for some minorities who happened to be of different races to be dissatisfied with their lives and revolt?
The dissatisfied minorities observe much better material life of the others and they feel deprived of a lot of stuff the others have. That is a good spiritual feeling along the lines of Torah/Bible that should create incentives for doing whatever is possible to improve your own life, the life of your family and your community.
If this is the true reason for some minorities to be dissatisfied, what they should do to become happy?
To improve your own life, the life of your family and community, and become happy, you have to get a better education or better training and begin teaching your kids to respect the way of life of the others even if it is what you believe you cannot reach.
Why the dissatisfied minorities are not doing all that?
The deprived, dissatisfied minorities may be willing to do all what is necessary to improve their well-being if they are left alone – to do all what is necessary with the help of numerous charities (Americans and Israelis are most charitable people in the world).
However, the politicians are getting involved that prevents the dissatisfied minorities from resolving the challenge on their own. The politicians are delivering to the disadvantaged minorities the following message:
That is not your fault that you are dissatisfied, disadvantaged and deprived of many things that the others have;
that is the fault of the entire society that has not provided enough help for you;
you are not able to address this challenge on your own;
you are unhappy because the others, who are of different race, treat you as people of a spiritually lower race;
the government is the only force that can help you.
Many dishonest members of the dissatisfied minorities are helping the untruthful politicians deliver this message, and the dissatisfied minorities like this message.
What is the reason for the politicians to be untruthful and create a false impression that they are able to satisfy the unhappy minorities and make them happy again?
The reason is simple – forcing the dissatisfied minorities to believe that there is an easier way to make them happy. This easier way is through the government redistribution of funds – the government would confiscate, through the taxation system, money from the others and deliver the confiscated money to the disadvantaged minorities.
Why the intervention of the government makes the unhappy minorities even unhappier?
The human happiness is a function of a subconscious cost-benefit analysis. Your cost is an amount of your spiritual (mental) energy, your time and money you are investing to get something you want; your benefits are what you are getting in return. At a certain level of the invested spiritual energy, time and money, you made a decision –subconsciously – that more investment do not provide good return. At this point, you stop investing – and you are satisfied with your own decision and therefore you are happy.
The situation is completely different if you are getting what you demand free – you do not invest any mental energy, any creative time and money to get what you are getting as an imagined compensation for some historic suffering. Since the cost of your investment is close to zero while profit (the free goodies) is substantial, you are encouraged to demand more and more. But you cannot get more and more since there are limits on the taxation level – at a high taxation level, the economy and the money for free goodies begin contracting. However, you are already convinced the free goodies are what the society own to you. You become angrier and much-much less happy.
At this point, the unhappiness of the so-called disadvantaged minorities may bring a truly bloody unrest. What to do? We should go back to the Bible-proven recipes for happiness – to try to make yourself happy through your own efforts with minimal reliance on the others, first on the government.