Check out this documentary from the Classic Documentary channel on YouTube. In my book, Steps to Salvation, the Arusha graduating class of 2412 travels the world in an underwater bullet train after Salvation Time has been achieved on Earth. When it happens for real, this will be the preferred way to travel and experience other cultures and people all over the world.
The 12 Commandments of The One God Religion
Moses presents God’s new commandments to the Salvation Twelve in Step Two of the novel. I present them here for your consideration.
The 12 Commandments of The One God Religion
1. I am the One God of all creation; the God of Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Jacob, Moses, David, Solomon, Jesus and Mohammad. Do not commit to other gods because it will only bring lying, confusion and trouble.
2. Do not lie because when you lie, it comes back to you. When you lie, you lie to yourself.
3. Do not steal because when you steal, you steal from yourself.
4. Honor your father and mother, as long as they are respectful and positive. Remember, you have chosen your parents for a reason, to learn lessons while on earth. If they’re bad people, do not follow their example. Instead, be a good person in spite of them.
5. Do not murder, especially in my name. You may kill animals for food, but you must not kill them indiscriminately.
6. Do not use violence against any creation of God. This includes humans, animals and trees.
7. Do not rape.
8. Do not be jealous of anyone. Jealousy is a poison that will kill your soul. God bestows every human being with his or her own talents and gifts, so there’s no need for it. Instead, use your time on earth to discover who you really are. When you do that, jealousy disappears.
9. Do not let your physical body control your soul. Do not let your animal nature triumph over your spiritual nature. Let your God soul control your animal soul and your life will improve.
10. Be generous, good, humble, sensitive, understanding, loving, non-judgmental and open to everyone and everything around you. When you project positivity, positivity will come back to you tenfold.
11. Remember that you are undergoing a test. This life is a test. It may appear to be long but it’s actually very short, so produce the very best actions from within. The more positive actions you take the more positive results you’ll experience.
12. Use the power of God, which is positive imagination, to drive your life in a positive direction.
Voyage through Salvation Time on the Maglev
Another cool feature of Salvation Time? Maglev bullet trains that can cross the ocean. Here’s a brief excerpt from Step Three of the novel as the travelers and their hostess Naomi are making their way from London to New York City via the Atlantic Ocean:
While Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Parliament disappeared in the distance, Naomi explained that both the land train and trans-oceanic train ran on pure electricity and magnetism. Even when traveling under the sea, the trans-oceanic train moved just as smoothly as its counterpart on land—at a much faster speed of 2000 miles per hour. Thus, it would carry them to New York City in less than two hours, due to the vacuum inside the tubing. Unlike its counterpart on land, it also moved through four massive, concentric carbon fiber tubes held up by cables anchored securely to the ocean floor. In between each massive tube was ample space for protection, with the train moving within the innermost tube. While Naomi expected that most of their trip would be underwater, the tubes could also be elevated above the surface, creating an illusion of riding on a cruise ship—without the turbulence created by waves. And to offer passengers spectacular views of sea life, the trans-oceanic maglev featured panoramic LCD screens throughout its interior walls, thanks to cameras on the outer tubes.
Sound too good to be true? Here’s a balanced excerpt from Anirudh Nambiar’s Design Blog from December, 2013:
One has to also consider the trade offs of this design. Removing all the air from the tunnel would take “100 jet engines, working 24 hours per day for two weeks”. This raises big questions related to the sustainability of the project. Another concern is safety. Any derailing of the train would cause the death of hundreds. At such high speeds, it is difficult to guarantee the complete safety of passengers.
No doubt, a maglev train connecting two continents would have a positive impact on the lives of many. It would mobilize businessmen, goods and services, increasing economic activity and globalization. On a human level, a student studying in the States could go back home for Thanksgiving in the matter of hours. As good as it sounds, is it worth spending $12 trillion (nearly 15% of the world’s GDP) on a tunnel that takes 100 years to build? There is no easy way to answer this question, but I do believe that mankind is destined to accomplish this feat in the future.
In another post I’ll go into more detail as to why I — as an engineer myself — believe the trans-oceanic maglev is not only possible but inevitable. In the coming months I’ll have much more to say about the practicality of my ideas which will make life much easier and simpler for everyone all around the world. In the meantime, check out these images of Salvation Time’s preferred method of travel.
In another post I’ll go into more detail as to why I — as an engineer myself — believe the trans-oceanic maglev is not only possible but inevitable. In the coming months I’ll have much more to say about the practicality of my ideas which will make life much easier and simpler for everyone all around the world. In the meantime, check out these images of Salvation Time’s preferred method of travel.
11 Holidays of The One God Religion
In Steps To Salvation, the 11 holidays of The One God Religion are first mentioned by one of Mr. Bauer’s students in Step One. Then in Step Three the class travels to Jerusalem where they see the original depiction of The Twelve Holidays of The One God Religion at The Temple Mount, modeled after the ancient King Herod Temple.
How did I come up with 11? I took some of the best holy days from each of the three major End Days religions and combined them into The One God Religion of Salvation Time.
The 11 Holidays of The One God Religion
1. Rosh Hashanah
2. Yom Kippur
3. Abraham’s Rock
4. Simchat Torah
11. Salvation Day
No More Political Dynasties
The elimination of political dynasties is critical to bringing Salvation to Earth. No, this is not about the false choice between Republicans and Democrats. It’s about centralized control that seeks to dominate everyday people and make their lives miserable. In the United States, that has become the permanent political class in Washington, D.C. where members of both major parties enrich themselves at the expense of entrepreneurs, producers and workers. Just look at how the political establishment reacted to the election of Donald Trump in November.
But this centralized control by powerful elites has been a feature of history since the dawn of civilization. Whether a monarchy, a dictator, a Nazi, a communist or entrenched career politicians, it all leads back to negative character traits and the animal nature of man controlling his spiritual nature — to the detriment of good people.
There are many characters in the book that speak to this problem, beginning with some members of the Arusha Race Unity High School Class of 2412: Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham, George W. Bush, Jacques Chirac, Henry Kissinger, Golda Meir and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
In this post I’d like to focus on the United States. Just as with the reincarnation topic, I’m sure my political beliefs will offend many. Please keep in mind my novel is based on solid research and the imperative to stop repeating history. When you read it, you’ll see that I’m equally as tough on George W. Bush as I am on Bill Clinton. At the same time humor is very important in making these points so you’ll find some laughs interspersed among the serious stuff. It’s all about entertaining while informing.
Here’s a snippet of dialogue between the student George W. Bush and Mr. Bauer in Step One, which explains the fallacy of “fossil fuels” and how energy is produced in Salvation Time:
“Tell us about the role of hydrocarbon and the petroleum industry in the End Days, versus their role in Salvation Days.”
“Ahh, well in the…ahh…End Days, there was….uh…major propaganda put out by the oil industry. Mainly that oil comes from fossil fuels, which was a total lie. Uh…the myth of…uh…fossil fuels said that these were fuels formed by…ah…natural processes like the uh….decomposition of…uh….dead organisms. The age of these….uh…organisms and their…ah…resulting fossil fuels was usually…uh…millions of years. These fossil fuels…uh…contained…high percentages of carbon, and…uh… included coal, petroleum and natural gas. People always feared it would run out, an emotion the oil companies exploited for their own gain to…ah…maintain their…uh…monopoly. They liked controlling the….uh…oil supply.
“But now in Salvation Time sir, we…uh…know that oil is…uh…produced as a byproduct of the earth. Every citizen understands that…uh…earth material combined with sea water is…uh…infused in the earth’s mantle. Then it’s pushed out as…uh…hot gas before it cools and condenses to form…uh…crude oil. We make our own…uh…oil in the classrooms
because there’s…uh…no need for drilling. Here the…uh…oil industry…uh…makes its own oil with special equipment. But in Salvation Time we’ve…uh…also moved to…uh…electric, with vehicles that use both electric and gas. These cars…uh…have…uh… internal combustion engines….and an…uh…electric motor so they run…uh…cheaply and efficiently. Our highways here have…uh….power strips running alongside designated right lanes so if your car is…uh…running low on power, you can…uh…just move into the right lane, reduce your speed to…uh…30 or 40 miles per hour and drive over these…uh…power strips to recharge your car, while drivers in the other lanes move at regular speeds. So no more…uh…oil monopoly in Salvation Time.”
And later, during the student Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s exam answer, the truth about post-911 policies is revealed:
“Mr. Ahmadinejad, how did these corrupt and cowardly politicians deal with air travel after September 11?”
“Sir, under George W. Bush the American government failed its citizens. Instead of setting up a commonsense airport screening system he created another useless, big-government agency. It did nothing to keep passengers safe from another Islamic terrorist attack and it also cost American taxpayers a fortune.”
“And what was the name of this wasteful, inefficient agency?”
“The Transportation Security Administration, sir.”
The student George W. Bush turned to look at his classmate, a combination of resentment and embarrassment smoldering within. Part of it had to do with his competition with Ahmadinejad for another girl in the class named Hillary Rodham who had not yet been called upon to take her part of the exam. Both Bush and Ahmadinejad had spent the better part of the year trying to impress the hard-to-get Hillary who was fixated on her studies and in particular, one of her female classmates. Neither George W. Bush nor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seemed to turn her on, but that didn’t stop them from competing for her unattainable affections. Of course, they were still blissfully unaware that Hillary really didn’t feel much for men in general, which was why pursuing her was a lost cause for any heterosexual male.
On honest introspection, the student George W. Bush had to admit that Ahmadinejad was right—his ancestor, though perhaps well intentioned, at least in his own mind—had actually taken a bad situation and made it much worse with his compassionate conservatism. This was nothing more than his version of controlling centralized government.
Mr. Bauer listened intently before asking yet another question.
“Can you tell us what agency the TSA was part of, Mr. Ahmadinejad?”
The student knew he had this one nailed, too.
“Yes, the Department of Homeland Security, another stupid creation of President George W. Bush!” he exclaimed sarcastically.
“And why exactly was it ‘stupid’?” the teacher inquired.
“Sir, the TSA, like the Department of Homeland Security, was run by bureaucrats. So of course it employed government workers to do a job that a private company could have done much better. If only George W. Bush had hired private contractors, he would have spared travelers lots of delays. He could have also spared them from having their private parts groped by government workers. If only the TSA had used smart profiling and behavioral strategies like the Israelis did, they could have respected individual liberty and helped keep air travel safe. But common sense wasn’t so common during the End Days.”
Further into Step One, we find Hillary having to make her own confession:
“Well sir, my ancestor Hillary Rodham Clinton promoted the myth of a benevolent big government. Her political campaigns took in lots of cash from taxpayer-funded teachers’ unions that didn’t care about quality education for children or the best interests of their teachers. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book, It Takes a Village was a tribute to government indoctrination, a propaganda tool to get citizens to buy into even more centralized control. Hillary was addicted to the power that came from elected office. She also loved the power and prestige that came with her appointment as Secretary of State by President Barack Hussein Obama—the famous Food Stamps President.
“Like her husband, she had an amazing talent for avoiding accountability for anything bad that happened under her watch.”
“Can you give us an example of this, Miss Rodham?”
The student winced, knowing she had to be honest but dreading the answer she knew she had to give. She took a deep gulp of air and continued.
“Sir, the worst thing that happened under Hillary’s watch was when she was Secretary of State. On September 11, 2012 four Americans were slaughtered after an eight-hours-long embassy attack in Benghazi. It took months after that for anyone in D.C. to even make her testify and when she finally did, all she could say was, ‘What difference does it make?’ when some senators pressured her to give them a timeline of events leading to the murders. It’s true that enough Americans pressured the White House to force her resignation a few weeks later and appoint former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. But even after she resigned, people began talking up Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential run in 2016. Unbelievable!”
The student’s tone was incredulous. She was utterly ashamed of her End Days ancestor and completely stunned by the Americans who kept supporting her no matter what she did.
Yes, I know: it would be a miracle if Sarah Palin had become Secretary of State like that in real life. But I wanted her in the story and this was the best device I could come up with to make that happen within a fictional story. More about Sarah in another post.
Finally, Bill Clinton has to take his turn:
“OK Mr. Clinton for your bonus question, what did your ancestor have to do with using sex as a weapon during the End Days?”
“Sir, my ancestor William Jefferson Clinton was a famous womanizer, adulterer and rapist. He got away with his many crimes against women with the help of the media and the women’s movement at the time, which was all about a big-government agenda, not truly the rights of women. Because he was a Democrat in the late-20th century, Bill Clinton was never made to pay for his sins and crimes. Instead of telling the truth the political class, media, and pop culture attacked Bill’s victims as liars and denied them their day in court. Women like Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick and Gennifer Flowers never got justice.
“Then there’s the cigar, the blue dress and the Oval Office in the White House. My ancestor had sex there with a woman young enough to be his daughter. He took advantage of Monica Lewinsky because she was no match for Clinton’s charm and power. When the embarrassing details came out about how he put a cigar into Lewinsky’s pussy—”
“Mr. Clinton!” Once again, Mr. Bauer expressed his disgust, this time over his student’s use of the crude, popular End Days term for a woman’s sexual organ. “What have I told you about showing proper respect?”
“Sorry sir,” he apologized. “Uh, he put a cigar into her vagina and then back into his own mouth only to have a camera catch him spitting out some of her pubic hairs and—well, let’s just say ol’ Bill not only made a laughing stock of the United States Presidency, he also humiliated his wife and daughter.
“Even though Presidents before him like Ronald Reagan had so much reverence for the Oval Office that they wouldn’t even take off their jackets in the room, Bill Clinton had no problem dropping his shorts, getting a blow job and finding creative sexual uses for Perdoma cigars with an underage intern when he should have been doing the people’s business.
“While he was preoccupied with sex, his administration dropped the ball—so to speak—on the threat of Islamic terrorism after the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. Instead of treating it as an act of war, Clinton let his Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick build walls between law enforcement agencies like the CIA and FBI to forbid them from talking to each other about possible threats to the country. Under Clinton’s eight-year administration, the United States kept appeasing evil in spite of even more attacks by radical Muslims—like the one on the USS Cole in the year 2000, which killed 17 American sailors and badly injured 39 others.”
I did take a bit of creative license with his recounting of the factual Lewinsky affair. But as you will discover in the Resources section of my blog, everything presented in the book about historical figures and politicians is based on research and reporting from credible, respected sources.
We must learn from history if we’re to avoid repeating its grievous mistakes, which is why the Steps To Salvation is a mandatory test to graduate high school. In Step Two, in the year 2012, the souls of twelve world leaders enter heaven after the terrorist attack at the Willis Tower in Chicago. There, the issue of political dynasties is forcefully addressed by one of the Advanced Souls, Oliver Cromwell:
“And that’s why Sarah—each and every one of you must change the requirements of political office in your respective countries,” he explained. To eliminate career politicians you must mandate a minimum of five years’ experience running your own business prior to running for office. Every individual who seeks to become a public servant must have had the experience of making a payroll, turning a profit, managing employees, satisfying customers and generally running a respectable, successful business both in terms of income generated and products and services created.
“This real-world, practical experience will help ensure that these folks make good decisions based on sound reasoning, fiscal responsibility and ethical considerations. When you successfully implement these requirements, there will be no way someone like a George W. Bush or a Barack Hussein Obama will ever get elected again. Last but certainly not least, you must also abolish so-called ‘political dynasties.’ Particularly during the 20th century of the End Days, the United States fell captive to this nonsense, creating an entitlement mentality within politically connected families much like the Divine Right of Kings. Individuals born into families that included senators, congressional representatives and presidents presumed it was their right also to go to Washington D.C., which helped solidify a permanent political class of elites. I’m telling you there must never again be a Clinton, Bush, Kennedy or any other political dynasty ever again, on any country on earth,” Cromwell ordered.
What do you think? Do you agree with these requirements? What would you add or take away? As always, I welcome your comments because I believe in healthy debate and discussion. Contact me here.
Real Estate and Land Ownership in Steps To Salvation
I know many readers will not like my ideas about real estate. But after studying history and living in a world where elitists amass unlimited amounts of real estate and use it to control others, I know my concept of real estate and land ownership in Salvation Time is right. One of the most enjoyable things about writing my book was fusing fact and fiction to make my points. With real estate, I took this report from excellent journalist/blogger Stacy McCain about New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s actual motivation for wanting to outlaw iconic Central Park horse and carriage rides:
“The bad guy in this drama, according to the carriage drivers, is Steve Nislick, chief executive officer of a New Jersey-based real-estate development company, Edison Properties. The company ‘employs legions of lobbyists to influence city decisions on real estate and zoning in its favor,’ journalist Michael Gross reported in 2009, pointing out that two of Edison’s businesses ‘have multiple locations in the same Far West Midtown neighborhood as the stables where the Central Park horses are housed.’ An anti-carriage pamphlet Nislick circulated in 2008 made this interesting observation: ‘Currently, the stables consist of 64,000 square feet of valuable real estate on lots that could accomodate up to 150,000 square feet of development. These lots could be sold for new development.’
Gross asked the obvious question: ‘What are the odds that good neighbor Nislick, the out-of-state real estate developer, simply covets those valuable, underdeveloped New York lots — and has teamed up with ambitious pols to use the emotions of animal rights activists as fuel for their own agendas?’”
Since my characters travel to New York City in Step Three, I decided to incorporate McCain’s story into a fictional event 400 years into the future when four Arusha City teens decide to take a romantic horse and carriage ride through Central Park:
“Wow, this is so beautiful!” Ruth Bader Ginsberg gushed. She was seated with Mao Tse Tung, Golda Meir and George Chamberlain in a lovely carriage pulled by a magnificent white horse through New York’s famous Central Park. Earlier that day the boys had surprised both girls with an invitation to experience one of the city’s most famous attractions during their free time. When the foursome had arrived at Central Park South between 5th and 6th avenues Ruth and Golda squealed with delight at all of the gorgeous horses just waiting to offer tourists an unforgettable ride through Central Park and Manhattan.
Their friendly carriage driver Marty—a tall, handsome guy with sparkling blue eyes and a warm smile—welcomed them to the city and offered them a hand into the elegant, old-fashioned transport.
“Welcome to New York City! I’m honored to be the one taking you on this tour of Central Park. This here’s Liberty,” he explained with a nod to the horse. Then as they settled into the black cushioned seat he asked, “So, are you all enjoying your stay so far?”
“Yeah, it’s great! I’ve never seen so many skyscrapers, museums and stores in one place!” Golda exclaimed. “But I think this is going to be my favorite part of New York.”
The sun was beginning to set, filtering golden rays of light through the trees and casting an orange glow on the tall buildings in the distance.
“Mine too,” George agreed, placing an arm about her and giving her an affectionate squeeze.
As Marty led the horse out of the line-up and onto the tour route he explained how this longstanding New York City tradition had nearly been destroyed by a corrupt, collectivist mayor named Bill De Blasio.
“Wait! I thought the carriage rides made a lot of money for the city,” Tung challenged. “Why would a mayor want to outlaw them? Wouldn’t people like you lose their jobs if that happened?”
“Absolutely! But Mayor De Blasio didn’t care about any of that. He was in cahoots with his greedy real estate crony Steve Nislick. I know for a fact you guys studied collectivism in your history class. De Blasio was nothing more than a modern-day communist who used propaganda very effectively. He claimed he wanted to outlaw horse and carriage rides because of animal cruelty. But as with all commies, the reality did not match the rhetoric. In truth, he and Nislick wanted to seize the 64,000 acres the horse stables stood on so that they could develop hotels and make even more money for themselves—the little people be damned!”
“Wow that is unbelievable!” Ruth exclaimed.
“Well, it was the End Days,” Mao reminded her. “It’s bad but not surprising.”
“Yeah, it kind of reminds me of my ancestor’s horrible Kelo decision to seize private property,” she sighed. “Except this was about taking good jobs away from good people and ruining other people’s fun.”
“So what happened, Marty?” Golda asked. “I mean, obviously they didn’t get their way or we wouldn’t be here right now.”
“No ma’am, they did not, thanks as always to ordinary people who fought back. It was a tough go for a while but common sense prevailed. That’s one reason why in Salvation Time no one person is allowed to own more than 50 farming acres and they cannot own more than three private residences. Commercial real estate is limited to either five shopping centers or 25 stores, whichever is greater. And when a homeowner dies, they cannot leave their home to their children unless there’s a physical or mental handicap that would create a hardship by moving them. Otherwise, they must sell the home. Of course, they keep the money from the sale but the house must transfer ownership to someone else, a non-relative. Many people complained about that at first but it’s to prevent the out-of-control corruption we had in the End Days when a single person could own unlimited real estate and use it to control and manipulate others.”
The teens listened attentively before a thoughtful Chamberlain had another question.
“Marty, can I ask you something?”
“You seem like a really intelligent guy. I’m not putting down your line of work but something tells me you haven’t always been a carriage driver.”
He burst out laughing while Golda gave her beau a sharp nudge, believing it to be a rude question.
“Thanks for the compliment, George,” he answered. “You’re right I haven’t always done this for a living. After I had a great career in finance and made plenty of money helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams I decided I wanted to do something less stressful with my life. So here I am.”
“Good for you!” Ruth enthused.
“Shall we continue?” Marty asked, his azure eyes twinkling. The foursome gave him a hearty “yes” in unison. Then clearing his throat he announced his official transition from friendly political junkie to formal tour guide as he began to share factual information about passing landmarks.
What do you think of my ideas about limiting real estate ownership? Too much? Just right?
In my post No More Political Dynasties, I explained why all countries of the world — not just the United States — must abandon the idea of centralized power, especially when it’s concentrated and passed down through the same families. Whether it’s Kennedy, Bush, or Clinton the entitlement mentality of members of elite political families is a threat to individual liberty.
That’s why in Step Three of my book, I wrote a scene in which Mr. Bauer and his students visit Washington D.C. and the White House Museum – Former Residence of the President of the United States. Their tour guide has a very familiar name, too:
“Hello everyone, my name is Piper Palin and I’ll be your tour guide for the White House Museum today,” a lovely young woman of about 25 years announced with a smile. She had long, shiny, chestnut-colored hair, hazel eyes and a genuine disposition as she greeted the Arusha travelers outside of the building that once housed US Presidents and their families during the End Days. Although it was a hot, humid Washington D.C. morning Piper’s crisp, neat appearance was completely unaffected. Kissinger looked at her in amazement as he wiped his sweaty brow with his handkerchief and felt the moisture beginning to saturate his shirt. He couldn’t wait to get inside the air-conditioned building.
Once inside the cool building Piper led them through the Oval Office, various parlors and eventually the Rose Garden, pointing out the historical significance of each attraction. Large framed photos of US Presidents from George Washington to Sarah Palin still graced the walls but Piper had been quick to point out that her great-great grandmother was the last one to have had the honor—and only because of intense pressure from everyday citizens who were thrilled to have elected her the first female President of the United States. Palin’s administration had initiated the 400-year tradition of presidents and their cabinets living in their own humble homes, working in modest offices and driving their own cars to and from work.
“Wow, she’s even more beautiful than her internet pictures,” Hillary gasped as she and Debbie stood staring at the painting.
“Beauty, brains and accomplishment—no wonder so many people liked her!”
“Yes, and what a great leader too,” Debbie agreed. “When the rest of the world had abandoned Israel, she stood by Eyal Grad. I can see why she was one of the Salvation Twelve.”
Nearby, George W. Bush took in the sight of his ancestor’s portrait with utter amazement. He couldn’t believe he looked exactly like the 43rd President of the United States—except for his dark black skin, of course. Even though he’d seen pictures of G.W. Bush on the internet, the larger-than-life portrait showcased their shared facial features with shocking clarity. For the longest time all he could do was stare at it. Standing in the Oval Office, young Bill Clinton thought back to the Monica Lewinsky scandal that had nearly ruined his ancestor’s presidency.
Although he felt shame for President William Jefferson Clinton’s lack of decorum and judgment in luring a much younger woman into the people’s house for sex, he was thankful to have chosen the same kind of family libido for this incarnation. As he strolled around the room it occurred to him that perhaps he could become a filmmaker like Spielberg—except he would produce pornography films for Sin City in Arusha. Maybe someday he could even become an owner of a porno production company, too. This would be a safe way for him to satisfy his sexual urges without hurting anyone else and it would certainly be in line with his Life Purpose Class results which had pointed him toward a career in the arts. Bill smiled as he visualized his success.
In this new reality called Salvation Time, all politicians live in their own homes (which they pay for with their own money), drive themselves to work in their own cars (which they also pay for themselves) and do the people’s business in modest offices. Governments are streamlined and operate efficiently on a very tight budget because all of the material trappings of power have been stripped away. This enables everyday people to freely pursue their goals and thrive personally and professionally in a system of positive capitalism.
What do you think? Do you agree we should eliminate political dynasties? How do you feel about turning the White House into a museum? Contact me to continue the conversation.
President Andrew Jackson in Steps To Salvation
For all of his faults, one of my favorite US Presidents is Andrew Jackson because he understood the dangers of centralized banking and stood up courageously for the everyday working man and woman. Possibly due to his own humble and tragic childhood, Jackson was a champion for the rights of all individuals to live in freedom with plenty of opportunities to succeed.
That is why he (along with Abraham Lincoln) is featured prominently in Steps One and Two of my book. Nathan Rothschild tells the story of President Andrew Jackson during his exam answer in Mr. Bauer’s history class:
“In the 19th century two American presidents, Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln fought back and won against the centralized banking system of their time, The Bank of the United States. Jackson was a war hero. He defeated the British Army in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. The troops under his command nicknamed him ‘Old Hickory’ because he was ‘as tough as hickory.’ He respected the people’s will because of his own humble start in life. When he was a boy, he’d been a prisoner of war during the American Revolution until his widowed mother rescued him. Then she died and left him an orphan.
“Jackson always stood up for the rights of everyday working people. This helped him win the popular vote and an electoral majority during the Election of 1828. He believed the Bank of the United States gave too much power over the American economy to private bankers. That became the main issue of the 1832 Election. Jackson won re-election while he fought with Nicholas Biddle, the country’s first central banker. People called him ‘Czar Nicholas.’ Biddle made life very hard for small businesses and individuals by raising interest rates and controlling the money supply.
“But President Andrew Jackson won. He destroyed the US Bank and paid off the national debt. It’s part of his unique legacy because he’s the only president in the history of the United States to do it. It is kind of funny that even though Jackson always liked gold and not paper money, he still ended up on the American twenty-dollar bill.”
Then later in Step Two, Advanced Soul and former US President Andrew Jackson applauds Israeli Prime Minister Eyal Grad for the creation of the Citizens Lottery System and offers this brief history lesson that includes an important point about the nature of humanity:
“Mr. Grad, as you may already know during my time on earth I was known as the first working-class president,” Jackson continued. “As an orphaned young man who raised himself out of poverty after my experience as a POW during the American Revolution, the plight of the common man was always foremost on my mind. Oh yes, I did some things I’m not proud of during my time on earth, including killing thousands of native Americans at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. While in human form, we’re capable of exceptional acts of heroism and accomplishment, and regrettable acts of barbarism and cruelty. I was certainly no exception to this rule when I inhabited an earthly body known as Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States.
“After I defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans, many Americans called me ‘The Second George Washington’ and ‘The Hero.’ It wasn’t long before I heeded the call to run for the highest office in the land because it was my opportunity to take a stand against the centralized banking system. Centralized banks controlled the circulation and availability of money to the detriment of decent, everyday working people. As a relentless champion for common folks I was determined to put an end to this money monopoly.
“When I decided to run for President I knew I had to base my platform on revoking the charter of the Bank of the United States because it had too much power over the American economy through private bankers. We’d seen this throughout history with centralized banks like the Bank of England and the money traders of Biblical and Roman times. To a humble frontiersman like me, the Bank of the United States—with its board of directors tied to industry and manufacturing—was naturally biased in favor of the urban and industrial northern states. It was also unconstitutional and antithetical to the principles of individual liberty and equality.”
I highly recommend watching this excellent documentary on the exceptional life of President Andrew Jackson. There’s much more in the novel about him and his accomplishments on earth, so this is just a small taste.
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Healthcare in Steps To Salvation
One of my passions is reforming healthcare and the medical industry. I support a system of limited, streamlined government — one that works from behind the scenes to keep the system working properly. In my concept of Salvation, politicians exist only to serve the citizens of their countries, states and municipalities, not to get rich off of the fruits of their labor. Part of that effort involves outlawing lobbyists and special interest groups, and removing the trappings of power that politicians all over the world enjoy today.
In Salvation Time, Prime Ministers, Presidents, Senators, Congressmen and women and anyone else who holds public office pays for their own home, their own transportation and their own meals. So when I talk about a government assisting with healthcare, I’m talking about a very small, limited one. To explain my ideas, in Step Two the soul of fictional Israel Prime Minister Eyal Grad discusses his innovations in medicine with two of the Advanced Souls – Mother Teresa and Benjamin Franklin:
“Now then,” Moses continued, “it’s time for a conversation about medicine. I call Mother Teresa and Benjamin Franklin to the stage.” In an instant, the two Advanced Souls appeared before their audience.
“Thank you Mr. Moses,” they humbly replied. “We would like to ask Eyal Grad to open up the dialogue by sharing with us the exceptional improvements he enacted in his own country with respect to healthcare and the medical profession. Mr. Grad?”
The Prime Minister beamed. He was eager to inform his colleagues about Israel’s successful health care system.
“Thank you Mother Teresa, Mr. Franklin,” he began. “After my country’s isolation I decided we could no longer depend on other nations for medical advancement and innovation. We had to find a way to make healthcare and medicine cheap and effective, with a doctor-patient ratio of 20 to one. So my administration determined that our immediate goal, our most pressing job, was to produce 3,000 doctors per year. And I am proud to say we achieved our objectives.
“How did we do it?
“By using common sense and logic; by setting the system up to win, not fail. We realized that our job was to help aspiring doctors pass medical tests and earn their degrees with the understanding that yes, you do need a certain amount of intelligence to become a doctor but that the most important thing in medicine is the physical body. Every human being’s body does most of its own healing because the best doctor in the world is within. Every patient simply needs the right person in the form of a doctor to guide them on the path to healing and wellness. Someone accredited to advise them, ‘Hey listen, you need to do this; you need to take that.’ These doctors don’t have to be super-geniuses because the body heals itself.
“Today in Israel there’s a doctor living two-to-three houses or apartments away from every citizen. So if you have a medical question there’s always a medical professional nearby to ask. Drugs are also very inexpensive, with pills costing pennies as opposed to dollars. That’s because we’ve eliminated excessive and burdensome government regulations and fines that imposed millions of dollars on pharmaceutical companies before they could even bring a drug out of clinical trials and into the market. Yes, testing must be done to ensure safety and effectiveness. Clinical trials must be rigid and strong. Therefore our solution was to create a volunteer committee of retired doctors to provide oversight and input into the research and development of drugs. And although these doctors declined any kind of monetary reward for their time and expertise, we decided we’d compensate them anyway, in addition to featuring them on prominent television programs to express our gratitude and give them the recognition they deserve. We also eliminated the oppressive fines on pharmaceutical companies that made their products so expensive for the average consumer.”
“Wonderful, Mr. Grad!” Mother Teresa beamed. Then turning her attention to all of the New Souls, she reprimanded them, “I hope you are all listening carefully to Mr. Grad because he has laid the groundwork for a successful and humane medical system. All of you must do as he has done, especially with respect to the pharmaceutical industry. You demand that your governments get out of the pharmaceutical business and let them do what they need to do, which is to produce good drugs to help people heal. And stop with the greed!”
“If I may Mr. Grad,” Benjamin Franklin began, “who runs your Israeli hospitals?”“Sir, our hospitals are mostly government-managed. But keep in mind our Israeli government is much more streamlined than ever before. It’s not an intrusive government seeking to control how much money everybody makes but a smart government that works from the bottom-up and administers from behind the scenes. Unlike what we’ve seen during most of the End Days, our politicians are nothing more than clerks that ensure everything is functioning properly. And as I mentioned, we reward the retired doctors who form our oversight committee with money and recognition simply because it’s the right thing to do.”
“My compliments sir,” Franklin replied earnestly. “I just have one other question. You know when I was in human form I always said, ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ You’ve mentioned traditional medicine and pharmaceuticals but I’m wondering, do your Israeli doctors also practice what’s still frustratingly known on earth as ‘alternative’ therapies? By that I mean treatments that address the whole of a human being—physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological.”
“Mr. Franklin I am so glad you brought that up,” Grad enthused. “Yes, in Israel we very much promote and provide all sorts of healing modalities including hypnosis, past life regression, massage, acupuncture, Reiki, chiropractic, aromatherapy and just about all treatments not yet considered ‘traditional’ in most countries. We firmly believe in holistic healing because all of these therapies play a vital role in the overall wellness of human beings.”
Salvation Time: The End of Race-Baiting and Racism
Along with eliminating political dynasties, in Salvation Time we’re doing away (mostly) with race-baiters. These are people who profit from ginning up false outrage and accusations of racism, whether or not it actually exists. Of course, there are plenty of examples of actual racism in the End Days. But there is no such thing as race for human beings, because depending on where they live on the planet, their physical features can change. We all come from the same Creator, which makes racism as destructive and divisive as competing religions.
However, in the United States today in my experience most people are willing to judge others on the content of their character, not their skin color. I should also point out that real racism is not the exclusive sin of some white people. You can be black, hispanic, caucasian or any other race or ethnicity and still be a racist.
Then there are those who cry racism for the purpose of making money only. In America today, two of the worst are Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson – which is why I put them in my book. These two have done incredible damage to the United States by ginning up racism for profit and hurting innocent people in the process. Can anyone forget the Tawana Brawley case? She falsely accused a man, Steven Pagones, of rape, assisted by liar Al Sharpton. Twenty-five years later, Brawley is making restitution to Pagones. But what about Sharpton? He appears to have gotten off free, even though he’s just as guilty. Last year, Investors Business Daily reported on the story:
If ever there was a case of racial injustice it was the case of Tawana Brawley and Steven Pagones, except the roles of victim and perpetrator were reversed in the parallel universe of the racial grievance industry. The master of that universe is Al Sharpton. Pagones is not as well-known as George Zimmerman, nor is he likely to be now, given the media’s subservience to that grievance industry. But 25 years ago the former New York prosecutor was accused of rape by Brawley, then just 15 years old.
Sharpton, the man who demanded justice for Tawana as she told her blatantly false story, is the man who now demands justice for Trayvon Martin, the teenager shot by neighborhood-watch volunteer Zimmerman, who was found not guilty of second-degree murder in what a jury ruled was legitimate self-defense.
As the New York Post reports, Tawana Brawley has finally started payment on a defamation judgment awarded Pagones. He sued Brawley and her handlers, including Sharpton, alleging the story that she was abducted and raped by a gang of white men, including Pagones, was a hoax. A grand jury, which heard from 180 witnesses over seven months, concluded in 1988 that the entire story was indeed apocryphal.
Last week, 10 checks totaling $3,764.61 were delivered to Pagones, the first from Brawley on the 1998 judgment on which she still has $431,000 left to pay.
Please read the whole thing here.
In Step Three in the year 2412, students George W. Bush and Bill Clinton – descendants of the real Bush and Clinton — visit a bar in Sin City in Fort Lauderdale, where they bump into two familiar characters: Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. To make my point about race, in this future time Bush and Clinton now have the dark skin and burgeoning African features thanks to their families’ 400 years of isolation in Arusha Africa. Conversely, the descendants of Sharpton and Jackson are now white — and unfortunately, still very much stuck on race and race-baiting as evidenced by this interaction:
As they waited for their refills, they took note of some familiar looking faces sitting nearby.
“Clinton, look! Isn’t that—”
“I do believe it’s the descendant of Jesse Jackson. He looks just like the 20th century shakedown artist—except for his lily white skin of course.”
“And isn’t that Al Sharpton with him?”
“Sure looks like him,” Clinton agreed. “C’mon, let’s go talk to them.”
They picked up their newly filled pilsner glasses and headed over to introduce themselves.
Although polite at first, Jackson and Sharpton were annoyed by the interruption, having been deep in conversation over how to manipulate the media and public opinion into believing that racism was still a huge problem in the United States—all in an effort to make easy money and preserve the memory and relevance of their crooked ancestors.
“Now that we’ve introduced ourselves would you mind leaving us alone?” Sharpton asked rudely. “We’re in the middle of important business!”
“Hey is that any way to treat tourists from another country and continent?” Clinton playfully teased. He was truly interested in getting to know these two characters even though the feeling was definitely not mutual.
“Oh get lost, you uppity nigger!” Jackson exclaimed. “Maybe in your little corner of the globe racism no longer exists but some of us are still dealing with it!”
“Racism?!” W was completely perplexed by the notion. “Are you guys serious?” Since they’d left Arusha and embarked on their worldwide tour, every person they’d come into meaningful contact with had been nothing but courteous, kind and sincere—not to mention mostly Caucasian. Sure, the gawking crowds and rude reporters had been a little hard to take but for the most part people had been very nice.
The Arusha teens could only conclude that for some souls the temptation to incarnate and repeat the same destructive patterns of their End Days family members was too hard to resist.
For Sharpton and Jackson, the process of enlightenment and atonement might take many more lifetimes. Could it be that even now there was money to be made by race-hustling? It seemed impossible to believe.
Some beta readers have questioned my use of the word “nigger” in this exchange but it’s there to prove a point. As a deeply spiritual man, I despise racism as much as any decent person. I also know it works both ways. And in writing my book, I knew I had to get people’s attention so that they would understand the points I am trying to make. In no way did I use that word gratuitously or with intent to insult anyone.
I also recommend that everyone view Scientific Adam and Eve – a National Geographic documentary that proves the human family tree can be traced all the way back to the same Adam and Eve.