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Grateful Slaves: a 3P parable for today

MTKonigOct 17, 2019, 3:29:22 AM
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The moral of this parable illustrates why one might choose the ethical ideology beyond elections and terrorism of the Third Position.  

I am a grateful slave. My master is a good man.
He gives me food, shelter, work and other things.
All he requires in return is that I obey him.
I am told he has the power to control my life.
I look up to him, and wish that I were so powerful.

My master must understand the world better than I,
because he was chosen by many others for his respected position.
I sometimes complain, but fear I cannot live without his help.
He is a good man.

My master protects my money from theft, before and after he takes half of it.
Before taking his half, he says only he can protect my money.
After taking it, he says it is still mine.
When he spends my money, he says I own the things he has bought.
I don't understand this, but I believe him.
He is a good man.

I need my master for protection, because others would hurt me.
Or, they would take my money and use it for themselves.
My master is better than them:
When my master takes my money, I still own it.
The things he buys are mine.
I cannot sell them, or decide how they are used, but they are mine.
My master tells me so, and I believe him.
He is a good man.

My master provides free education for my children.
He teaches them to respect and obey him and all future masters they will have.
He says they are being taught well; learning things they will need to know in the future.
I believe him.
He is a good man.

My master cares about other masters, who don't have good slaves.
He makes me contribute to their support.
I don't understand why slaves must work for more than one master, but my master says it is necessary.
I believe him.
He is a good man.

Other slaves ask my master for some of my money.
Since he is good to them as he is to me, he agrees.
This means he must take more of my money; but he says this is good for me.
I ask my master why it would not be better to let each of us keep our own money.
He says it is because he knows what is best for each of us.
We believe him.
He is a good man.

My master tells me:
Evil masters in other places are not as good as he; they threaten our comfortable lifestyle and peace.
So, he sends my children to fight the slaves of evil masters.
I mourn their deaths, but my master says it is necessary.
He gives me medals for their sacrifice, and I believe him.
He is a good man.

Good masters sometimes have to kill evil masters, and their slaves.
This is necessary to preserve our way of life; to show others that our version of slavery is the best.
I asked my master:
Why do evil masters' slaves have to be killed, along with their evil master?
He said: "Because they carry out his evil deeds."
"Besides, they could never learn our system; they have been indoctrinated to believe that only their master is good."
My master knows what is best.
He protects me and my children.
He is a good man.

My master lets me vote for a new master, every few years.
I cannot vote to have no master, but he generously lets me choose between two candidates he has selected.
I eagerly wait until election day, since voting allows me to forget that I am a slave.
Until then, my current master tells me what to do.
I accept this.
It has always been so, and I would not change tradition.
My master is a good man.

At the last election, about half the slaves were allowed to vote.
The other half had broken rules set by the master, or were not thought by him to be fit.
Those who break the rules should know better than to disobey!
Those not considered fit should gratefully accept the master chosen for them by others.
It is right, because we have always done it this way.
My master is a good man.

There were two candidates.
One received a majority of the vote - about one-fourth of the slave population.
I asked why the new master can rule over all the slaves, if he only received votes from one-fourth of them?
My master said: "Because some wise masters long ago did it that way."
"Besides, you are the slaves; and we are the master."
I did not understand his answer, but I believed him.
My master knows what is best for me.
He is a good man.

Some slaves have evil masters.
They take more than half of their slaves' money and are chosen by only one-tenth, rather than one-fourth, of their slaves.
My master says they are different from him.
I believe him.
He is a good man.

I asked if I could ever become a master, instead of a slave.
My master said, "Yes, anything is possible."
"But first you must pledge allegiance to your present master, and promise not to abandon the system that made you a slave."
I am encouraged by this possibility.
My master is a good man.

He tells me slaves are the real masters, because they can vote for their masters.
I do not understand this, but I believe him.
He is a good man; who lives for no other purpose than to make his slaves happy.
I asked if I could be neither a master nor a slave.
My master said, "No, you must be one or the other."
"There are not other choices."
I believe him.
He knows best.
He is a good man.

I asked my master how our system is different, from those evil masters.
He said: "In our system, masters work for the slaves."
No longer confused, I am beginning to accept his logic.
Now I see it!
Slaves are in control of their masters, because they can choose new masters every few years.
When the masters appear to control the slaves in between elections, it is all a grand delusion!
In reality, they are carrying out the slaves' desires.
For if this were not so, they would not have been chosen in the last election.
How clear it is to me now!
I shall never doubt the system again.
My master is a good man.

Copyright 1993 ZENO Press


Slavery is not the problem...  only slavery to the wrong master: 

 "Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matt 11:28-30

The greatest height one can aspire to is as a servant of all. Being “free” is not the goal, because liberty requires responsibility. One is either self-governing under the One authority or one will be governed from without by authority. 

". . . which He exerted in the anointed (Christ) when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come. and elohim put everything under His feet and made Him head over everything for the ecclesia (church)Ephesians 1:20-22 

 There is no “freedom” from “authority”, because the only freedom is thru slavery:

* The Law of Slaves:  describes how "the law of slaves" pertains to the doulos (bondman) of Jesus the Christ: http://ecclesia.org/truth/slaves.html

* Society of Slaves and Freedmen, by Byron Beers. Today, people of America feel as though they're being bombarded with commands on how they are to act, and what acts they're to refrain from doing. The rightness or wrongness of acts that are not specifically addressed in the volumes of written rules may be determined by someone commissioned by a “superior” authority in a court of equity. There is a belief held by many that whatever one receives for his work or industry is to be shared with a “superior” authority in the form of taxation. Why do these presumptions prevail in America? Do we understand the legal language being used? Why do penal statutes generally refer to persons? Why do legal actions or complaints refer to the defendants as residents? Why do income tax statutes and regulations refer to individuals? Could it be that taxes, as well as positive law and equity, are designed for slaves, emancipated slaves, or other entities created by the State?  (Download PDF)


Pledge to the last true American Flag?  

https://www.minds.com/MTKonig/blog/pledge-to-the-last-true-american-flag-the-veterans-flag-1029934466045599744


What is the Third Position (3p)? 

https://www.minds.com/hosfell/blog/what-is-the-third-position-3p-1029451769199968256


Minds Group:  for actual activism:  

U.S.of A. v U.S., The Loss of Legal Memory of the American State

https://www.minds.com/groups/profile/928334272554008576/feed


Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32 

Be careful, however, that your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak. 1 Corinthians 8:9

Though I am free of obligation to anyone, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 1 Corinthians 9:19 

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17

This issue arose because some false brothers had come in under false pretenses to spy on our freedom in Christ Jesus, in order to enslave us. Galatians 2:4

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21

Live in freedom, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. 1 Peter 2:16

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be encumbered once more by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

For you, brothers, were called to freedom; but do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh. Rather, serve one another in love. The entire law is fulfilled in a single decree: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”  Galatians 5:13-14