Before the United States sinks deeper into the mire of the Middle East pit of conflict, with a greater military effort, so as not to be outperformed by Russia in eliminating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Humanity Party™ (THumP™) has a social obligation to share what it knows with the world.
What THumP™ knows comes from the personal experience of many of THumP™’s Board of Directors, who have traveled extensively throughout the world. They have not received an education from any book or university, but from personal hands-on, day-to-day experience living among the people of the Middle East.
Foremost, the United States is directly responsible for what has happened in the Middle East. But this U.S. responsibility did not start recently. It started in the late 1850’s in what was then known as Colonial America.
The downfall of the Middle East began with the discovery of the many uses of oil. Not that Americans first discovered oil, because they did not. Oil has been naturally seeping to the surface of the earth for millions of years. Some ancient indigenous peoples who lived throughout the earth discovered its benefits and use long before the Industrial Age began to implement it into its procedures of production. The first discovery was made tens of thousands of years ago, when lighting struck a tree and started a fire that ignited a nearby pool of seeping oil. Before that time, the people who experienced oil in its natural state thought of it only as a mucky, sticky, messy nuisance.
The first humans that discovered that the seeping mess would burn didn’t have a clue of how to utilize it in their daily life. Why? Because their daily lives were simple and unfettered with the desires of gold, silver, silks, fine-twined linen, and other precious clothing. They didn’t need more energy (the product of oil) to produce the things that their hearts desired at that time.
Everything changed with the establishment of the United States of America and the introduction of the Industrial Age. Industry grew because of the desires of people to have things; especially things that they thought would bring them happiness. These things could have never been produced on the scale that they have without oil. The insatiable consumer appetite of the American people was SOLELY responsible for the rise of the modern industrial world that created an economic system under which all humans upon Earth are subjected: Capitalism. The sudden rise of Capitalism began shortly after 1831; and in less than 200 years, it has consumed the entire world!
Joseph Smith, Jr., an American author, socialist, theorist, and philosopher (who eventually was forced by his readers to start a religion that eventually led him to become a major world religious leader) saw what was happening in the United States during the early 1800’s. To explain his point of view in an acceptable manner that the Christian, Bible-based community of Colonial America could accept, Smith penned and then published a new American scripture and called it the Book of Mormon.
Similar to the ancient Greek writers (especially Homer, who was credited for writing the Iliad and Odyssey classics, both of which had social undertones defining Greek culture), Smith based his book on a fictitious history of the ancient American inhabitants, who, according to Smith’s incredible analogy, were visited by the ancient Christian Messiah, Jesus. The people in Smith’s story received from Jesus, “the fulness [sic] of the everlasting Gospel … as delivered by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants.” To introduce his book in a way that it might be accepted by Christian America, Smith published an official explanation of the book almost a decade after it was first published in 1830:
“He called me by name, and said unto me that he was messenger sent from the presence of God to me, and that his name was Moroni; that God had a work for me to do; and that my name should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds, and tongues, or that it should be both good and evil spoken of among all people. He said there was a book deposited, written upon gold plates, giving an account of the former inhabitants of this continent, and the source from whence they sprang. He also said that the fulness of the everlasting Gospel was contained in it, as delivered by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants;” (Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith History 1:33-34.)
What the world does not know about Joseph Smith’s Book of Mormon and the eventual rise of the wealthiest modern church, per capita, upon Earth (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS/Mormon]), is the true intent and message behind Smith’s book.
NOTE: The profound relevance of the LDS/Mormon Church and its Book of Mormon to the Humanity Party™’s presentation here, is that the people of the United States almost elected an LDS/Mormon member, Mitt Romney, as its President in 2012. This, coupled with the fact that some of the most powerful politicians in Washington, D.C. are LDS/Mormon, verifies the importance of the acceptance of the Book of Mormon as a religious scripture, comparable (at least to the LDS/Mormons) to the Bible.
THumP™ maintains that all religious writings are products of the culture in which they were written; that all scripture was produced by intelligent people, usually men, in an effort to change the perception of and control the people for whom the scripture was intended.
The Old Testament of the Bible was invented to bring value to an otherwise ignored and persecuted ancient people: the Hebrews/Jews. The Old Testament justifies the wars and bloodshed perpetrated by the Jewish ancestors in establishing themselves as an important people in the Middle East.
The New Testament was written at the time that the Great Roman Empire began to crumble because of unrest and protest, due to the economic situation of the people. Contrary to the Old Testament that inspired and justified people to rise up against government in the name of God, the New Testament presents a story that gives people hope without violence. The New Testament was the perfect solution for the government to introduce a religion that controlled the people.
After the fall of the Roman government, the power changed hands from politicians to church leaders, which led to the arguments and separation of the people into different political groups. The Muslim prophet Mohammed led one of these groups. Mohammed’s intentions were to get people to think for themselves and become a better people by rejecting the Christian and Jewish religions of that time. Islam came from Mohammed’s work.
Joseph Smith is a modern-day Mohammed. An honest review of what Smith accomplished during his life in the United States, how he accomplished it, and more importantly, why he accomplished it, uncannily parallels the rise of Islam and the introduction of the Quran.
The modern LDS/Mormons believe that their religion is God’s only true church upon Earth and that eventually their religion will cover the whole Earth. This is exactly what the Muslims believe about Islam.
The most profound irony of these two religions is what happened after Mohammed and Smith died. The greatest conflict and argument after Mohammed’s death was who was to take his place. The two Muslim groups, whose argument is the cause of many of the Muslim conflicts that exist today, are divided as to who had the authority to continue Mohammed’s work. When Joseph Smith was killed in 1844, the same argument and questions arose, which then led to the separation of the LDS/Mormon people.
These uncanny similarities between Islam and Mormonism is one of the main reasons why the Humanity Party™ often uses these two major world religions to explain its concepts.
Exactly how Mohammed and Joseph Smith received their callings, and came up with and spread their ideas, isn’t as important as what their ideas have done to the world. Regardless, Smith’s Book of Mormon, which is generally mocked in disbelief by most Americans (who have refused to read it), is one of the most incredible analogies of the rise of Capitalism and the corrupt state of the American people that has ever been written. Smith’s prophecies are right on the mark! And if all the prophecies of Smith’s book are fulfilled, the United States of America is going to fall, and fall hard!
White Europeans invaded the Americas and decimated the native inhabitants. They justified this inhumanity because of their belief in the Bible and Christianity. To the white Europeans, the Native Americans were evil because they didn’t have Christianity. Only the natives that accepted Christianity were allowed to live and were eventually integrated into a white-man’s culture. Joseph Smith disagreed with this justification of genocide and what the invading Europeans had done.
Through the Book of Mormon, Smith introduced a new concept that the Native Americans were actually decedents of the Jews (from the “house of Israel”), and therefore, loved by God equally as the white Christians. The entire concept of the Book of Mormon is centered around bringing equality and justice to the Native Americans and establishing a New Jerusalem in the United States, specifically for them. But the white Americans who read and accepted Smith’s book rejected the Book of Mormon’s true intent and wanted a special religion that made them the beneficiaries of the book’s prophecies, completely disregarding the Native Americans and the purpose for which Smith wrote the book in the first place.
While writing the book, Joseph Smith let a few white Christians read its manuscript. Because the people were offended by the implication that all religion was bad and that the Bible was corrupt, the first 116 pages of Smith’s manuscript were allowed to be “lost.” The original manuscript condemned religion, priesthood power, and the entire Hebrew culture. Smith realized that the American Christians didn’t want a scripture that completely destroyed the concept that God chose a particular group of humans over others, so he allowed his first writings to be lost. The book changed at that point, but allowed Smith to introduce clues that told the white Christians how corrupt they were for rejecting the original intent and purpose for the book.
In an attempt to explain the reasons why he allowed a religion to form that would eventually exist under his name, Smith wrote,
“But behold, the Jews were a stiffnecked people; and they despised the words of plainness, and killed the prophets, and sought for things that they could not understand. Wherefore, because of their blindness, which blindness came by looking beyond the mark, they must needs fall; for God hath taken away his plainness from them, and delivered unto them many things which they cannot understand, because they desired it. And because they desired it God hath done it, that they may stumble.” (Jacob 4:14)
There’s no doubt that Smith gave the Mormons many things that they could not understand. The white Christian Americans, “looking beyond the mark,” got what they wanted: a new religion based on the philosophies of men mingled with scripture.
But Smith’s genius introduced into his storyline some of the most incredible portends of American culture that exist anywhere in scripture form.
According to the Book of Mormon, the United States of America will eventually be destroyed. But this “destruction” is not going to be in the form of a physical devastation of America, obviously because the United States military is, and will continue to be, the most powerful military on Earth. According to the book, Americans will begin to experience an emotional affect of stress and worry that has never been experienced by humans.
“And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me, Nephi, saying: Thou hast beheld that if the (Americans) repent it shall be well with them; and thou also knowest concerning the covenants of the Lord unto the (Native Americans); and thou also hast heard that whoso repenteth not must perish. Therefore, wo be unto the (Americans) if it so be that they harden their hearts against the Lamb of God. “For the time cometh, saith the Lamb of God, that I will work a great and a marvelous work among the children of men; a work which shall be everlasting, either on the one hand or on the other—either to the convincing of them unto peace and life eternal, or unto the deliverance of them to the hardness of their hearts and the blindness of their minds unto their being brought down into captivity, and also into destruction, both temporally and spiritually, according to the captivity of the devil, of which I have spoken.” (BOM, 1 Nephi 14:5-7.)
Of course, to counter the effects of this emotional turmoil (i.e., “captivity of the devil”), U.S. companies have invented prescription drugs that dull the effects. And ironically, per capita, the LDS/Mormon people consume more anti-depressant drugs than any other people on Earth.
It should also be noted that one of the members of THumP™’s Board of Directors dovetailed Smith’s Book of Mormon and wrote and published The Sealed Portion of the Book of Mormon in 2004. Again, how Christopher Nemelka received his calling, came up with and spread his ideas, isn’t as important as what his ideas attempt to teach. It was in The Sealed Portion of the Book of Mormon that the first scriptural mention of oil and its effects on the world was made:
TSP, chapter 88: 19 For in those days men shall obtain the knowledge of chemistry, as it shall be known among you, which shall aid them in their ability to use the natural elements which exist upon the earth to create concoctions and potions that shall kill the insects and the other animals that the Father hath placed in their own order to maintain a perfect balance of nature in all things. 20 And instead of working by the sweat of your brow to pull out the weeds that rise up in the crops that ye grow for yourselves, ye shall use these unnatural products of your chemistry to kill the weeds that grow among the plants that ye do eat as your food. 21 And do ye not realize that when these things are done unto nature, then its perfect balance is disrupted and the consequences of this disruption is the cause of the sores that shall come upon you? 22 And ye shall die of all manner of effects from your poor diets, having been provided these diets by the beast that ye worship. 23 And the prophecy of John continueth, saying: And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man, which is black in color and heavy in its consistency; and every living soul died in the sea. 24 And now, in the latter days ye shall began to use the resources of the earth to fulfill the plan of Lucifer. And he shall inspire you to seek out these resources of the earth that lie beneath its surface. And this shall be known among you as oil, but it shall not be the pure natural oils that are produced from the plants that the Father hath provided for our consumption. But this oil shall be black and heavy as the blood of a dead man, as John hath related to us. 25 And this oil which ye shall bring forth from its natural place, shall be the cause of much pollution and destruction of the oceans and great waters of the earth. 26 And now, what purpose do ye have of this oil except it be to consume it upon the lusts in the blessings which Satan hath given unto you? Why would ye cause that a natural process become something that ye desire to serve your selfishness, and in doing so, it becometh a cause of the destruction of the natural order of things that God hath established in its purity for you? 27 Yea, surely your turning of things upside down, relating to the natural order of things, shall not be unnoticed by you in the causes of the destruction that ye shall bring upon yourselves. 28 And those of you who shall bring these things forth into the world that ye might get gain, do ye not fulfill the words of the prophet Isaiah when he wrote, saying: Woe unto them who seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us? Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the clay of the potter; for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not, or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding? 29 Behold, in the day of the Lord, ye shall be judged for that which ye have done to the natural order that the Father hath set up for our progression in experiencing happiness. 30 And if ye do not repent of these things, and ye continue to pursue unnatural means whereby ye might get gain, then shall the rest of the words of John be fulfilled when he prophesied, saying: And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
Whether the Bible or other American religious texts are true or not, their message is very clear: American Christianity Is The Greatest of All Hypocrisies!
Both in the Book of Mormon and the Bible the concept of Capitalism is referred to as the “Mother of Harlots,” or “the great and abominable church.”
When oil became the world’s number one product of consumerism, the Middle East, with its seemingly unlimited source, introduced Capitalism to the Muslim culture. Capitalism creates wealth for a few and indentures the rest of the majority. Islamic ideology revolves around the concept of God’s condemnation of the rich and support of the poor. All of the problems in the Middle East can be traced to the poverty of the people. When the people suffer and their personal worth as human beings is discounted by an economic system that is not fair to them, they turn to the only thing that they know gives them value: religion.
The United States military will eventually aid in the destruction of the Islamic State, but it will NOT, it cannot, destroy the Islamic theology. Once ISIS is destroyed, the world will see unprecedented acts of terrorism. The solution to the problem will never be, can never be, war. “He who lives by the sword, shall die by the sword.”
The only way that peace can come is for the Islamic religion to be allowed the value that is expected of it by the Muslim people. But even so, if poverty and economic opportunity are not first addressed, the Islamic religion, like the Hebrew and Christian religions of old, will continue its justification of fighting the thing that devalues its people: Capitalism.
The present and succeeding generations of Islamic people living in the Middle East, that only know war and turmoil, and that are not provided with economic opportunity allowing them to be treated and valued as equal human beings to other people on Earth, will find their own value in Allah and the destruction of the thing that they believe, and is responsible for their situation: Capitalism.
ISIS has integrated itself, for its protection, among the people of the cities that it has captured. When U.S. aircraft (or any other aircraft) destroy any ISIS’s target, many innocent civilians are killed as unreported collateral damage. The family members of these innocent victims will not soon forget what happened to their relatives. The fallout from the way that the world is confronting and handling the situation in the Middle East, caused by American intervention into that part of the world, directly through invasion and war and indirectly through economic policy, will cause this “remnant of the house of Israel” to tear apart the security of the daily American (former Europeans) and European way of life.
ISIS fighters see themselves as “lions.” The Jesus of Joseph Smith’s Book of Mormon analogy also called them this:
“And my people who are a remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles (Americans/Europeans), yea, in the midst of them as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep, who, if he go through both treadeth down and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver. …Then shall ye, who are a remnant of the house of Jacob, go forth among them; and ye shall be in the midst of them who shall be many; and ye shall be among them as a lion among the beasts of the forest, and as a young lion among the flocks of sheep, who, if he goeth through both treadeth down and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.” (3 Nephi 20:16, 21:12)
Joseph Smith didn’t believe in any god or in any religion, not even in the one that came from his teachings. He would eventually teach, through symbolic presentations, that the only god that controlled this world (the God of this world) was Lucifer, Satan, or the devil. Smith attempted to clue in his followers that the devil was simply a representation of human nature. In fact, in his final attempt to impress upon his follower’s minds truths that only he knew (but was afraid to reveal to his followers or he’d be killed), Smith gave his people a temple endowment presentation in which three main themes are presented: 1) All mortals are advanced humans who are “asleep” and having a mortal experience; 2) God and Jesus do not hear, nor do they answer, any mortal prayers; and 3) that Lucifer (i.e., human nature) answers all sincere prayers and gives the people what they want: religion—the philosophies of men mingled with scripture. It was shortly after Smith introduced these concepts and incorporated them into an esoteric religious presentation that LDS/Mormons did not nor do they currently understand, that he was killed.
Again, the Humanity Party™ does not endorse or support any religion. Religion is the bane of human existence, yet it provides the emotional support that is absent from what the current world has to offer its inhabitants. Until the way that the world works is changed, religion will persist and will continue to cause the division and emotional destruction that it has and does.
The United States of America continues to perpetuate world unrest, in spite of its insistence that it exists for freedom and peace. Wise men who saw the downfall of the Great Roman Empire knew that if the world persisted the way that it was going, it would produce yet “another beast.”
From the profound explanation of the esoteric book of Revelation published as, 666, the Mark of America—Seat of the Beast, the rise of the United States of America is explained in scriptural context:
13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. “Another beast” came forth, not from “out of the sea” as did the first, but “out of the earth,” which had soaked up the blood from the wound received by the first beast. This represents the fact that the Roman Empire was established over time, as the inhabitants of the earth pursued their fleshly desires. The peoples of the world (“the sea”) established this form of society, in which the rich minority reigned over and exploited the poor majority in order to maintain itself. Having been thus established “in the earth,” this final “beast” came “up out of the earth,” or in other words, was established by the rich and powerful who had already gained (received the blood soaked into the earth) from the “healed wound of the first beast” before it. After the European powers had discovered new lands filled with gold, silver, precious herbs, spices, and fertile uncharted territory, they sent people there, and guarded these new colonies with armies and navies. These nations colonized these new lands with one purpose in mind: to exploit the natural resources and tax the people living there. The Americas became a prize to the Europeans. The native peoples of this new land were seen as corrupt and evil demons who had no belief in the “lamb” of God; therefore, they were expendable for the promotion of orthodox Christianity. In just a short time, those who had gained riches and power among the new colonies in America formed this “other beast.” Rich American landowners began to see the distance between them and the government they were supporting as an opportunity to gain even more personal wealth and power. Why should they remain subjected to other powers and pay part of their wealth to a government many miles across the vast ocean, when they could just as easily set up their own government, collect taxes from their own citizens, and eliminate the tax forced upon them? As a result, they presented themselves as Christian believers full of peace with love for all men, and spoke great words of equality that all are endowed with certain inalienable rights from God (“like a lamb”). In time, this new “beast” would rise up, and though it was “like a lamb,” it had what no lamb is endowed with—“horns.” Horns are for protection, and are grown upon the head as a warning sign to others that, “We might look like a lamb, but we will defend ourselves (two horns like a lamb) against any who mess with us.”
Well, some “young lions” are about do things to this “lamb” from which the European/Americans shall not be delivered.
The solution is the World Humanity Party™. There is no other solution.