By Anna Von Reitz
I was talking with a friend recently and he came up with a new description that startled me, but I knew right away what he was talking about: "glitzy Christians".
We both have met many multi-millionaires and even billionaires in the course of our lifetimes and have rubbed shoulders and noses with these men and women over the course of decades, but somehow had never discussed our mutual experiences with the wealthy Christian community.
Of course, I nodded. I knew exactly what he was saying, when he said "glitzy Christians".
Christians who spend money on a new private jet every year, and who go
hang-gliding in Nepal. Christians who wouldn't dream of missing the winter season in Geneva. Christians who wear million-dollar diamonds on the golf course. Christians who have season tickets that the Vienna Opera, that they might use once a year.
The very best of them have "a" cause or maybe two, that they are passionate about. Saving the wild horses of the western states. Providing homes for outcast teenagers in LA. Promoting adult literacy. Saving wild parrots in Borneo.
I wondered what Jesus would say. I wondered if it is even possible to be "Christian" and "glitzy" at the same time.
Of course, it's not my call. Of course, I am not privy to the history of their souls or the lessons they are trying to learn. But if you think about it, Jesus was the Great Leveler, the One who brought it all down to brass tacks: tax collectors and prostitutes, Roman soldiers, Samaritans, lepers, sinners and outcasts of every kind came to him. The rich and famous stayed away.
Too controversial. Too common.
He is the one who said, "If you would be perfect, go and give all that you have away to the poor."
It is part of His Testament that we cannot serve both God and Mammon.
So maybe being rich is not such a good thing.
Perhaps it is an obstacle to our souls' freedom and growth, that leaves us empty and disconnected at the end of the day, as so many of my very wealthy acquaintances seem to be.
So many of them seem to be like little kids whistling in the dark, delighted that they "made it" and are so rich and powerful, and yet....
Empty. Alone. Depressed. Running hither and thither, restlessly searching for meaning.
They show up on my doorstep when they get in trouble with the government, and they presume because they are wealthy that they can buy first in line treatment. But they can't.
They make their case about how important they are and how important their issues are, but I seldom agree. Usually, they are just like everyone else with a beef, a fight with a regulatory agency, or the IRS or a Zoning Commission someplace.
It's not that I am not sympathetic when "the government" is in the wrong, as it often is. It's more a matter of seeing them and their problems without the fake glory of their money, and knowing that 90% of the time, their problems are just like everyone else's problems. They only think that they are special because they are rich.
Recently, a billionaire acquaintance was arrested for money laundering and other charges. I thought back to when he approached me for a legal opinion about his latest get-richer-scheme. I wasn't encouraging. He left me with the tab for lunch. Now, he's in jail.
I am wondering if he cashiered enough money with his family to pay for his defense team. No doubt the government has locked down his own resources and left his parents to pay his bail -- and all this, just before Christmas.
I'm sorry he didn't take my advice. I'm sorry he was so wrong-headed about basic things, like being grateful when someone takes time out of their day and gives you a legal opinion for free. Like not sticking "the little people" with the bill. Like using your wealth for something more and better than just accruing more and more and more....
Like caring --- really caring --- about the world we live in.
There's so much that he could have done, both in terms of making money and giving back. Oh, he wanted his freedom, but he wasn't interested in helping others achieve theirs. Contributing to the overall push to restore our lawful government wasn't on his radar. Just tweaking things so that he could be free was enough, in his opinion.
Unfortunately, that seems to be par for the course with the rich and famous. That's why their money actually does so little worthy work and contributes so little to the benefit of humanity.
Why invest in State Assemblies that will restore the lawful government of this country, when you could invest in mini-golf courses, instead?
So I paid the lunch tab for him and his buddies and I smiled and I walked away, knowing that I was richer than all of them.
And then today I got a note from a woman who is reduced to living on SSI, and it's Christmastime, and she sent me a donation of $25 for our work here, and she apologized because she couldn't afford to send more. I sat at my desk and wept.
That same billionaire could have given me $25 million, and it wouldn't have hurt him half as much, as what she shared from what little she had.
I wrote back to her and told her that we recently hit rock bottom with all the expenses we've had here, all across the board. We got down to 26 cents in our account, but we didn't go in the red. And her $25 was the first contribution after that low point.
Think about that.
There haven't been any big donors helping us pursue the American National Credit owed to Americans. There haven't been any "investors" backing our bid to recoup the gold FDR stole from our Great-Grandparents and Grandparents.
No "glitzy Christians" have cared enough about the country to weigh in on America's side of the issues. No Big Timers have paid our way to the Philippines or the Hague or Rome.
They seem quite content that everything go to wrack and ruin, so long as their investments run high. America? Their neighbors? The communities they live in? Who cares?
A woman who is so crippled up, she's on SSI.
A teen in Baltimore who makes a living mowing lawns in the summer and shoveling snow in the winter.
A cowboy out in Montana who sends $20 every pay day.
A man in New York who sends a small percentage of every sale he makes.... $1.01, $2.89, $1.78......
A retired steam and boiler technician, a waitress at Don's Diner, a Korean War Vet, a farmer in the Midwest facing eviction, a dock worker who is on Workman's Comp, and so the list goes on. Our contributors.
Not a truly rich man among them.
If anyone has cause in years to come, to go back and look at how we survived the winter of 2019-2020, and how our effort grew despite everything against it. and they pour over our books and accounts as much as they like, they won't be able to say that there was any political party behind us, or any rich financier.
All they will find will be "un-glitzy" people who don't go to St. Moritz to ski, and patriots who cared.
The day will come when the rich and famous will beat a path to our door, just as they now trample the road into Washington, DC, seeking favors and pay offs and buy offs and all the rest of it. Count on me to turn a deaf ear--- not to any injustice, but to any pretension of importance on their parts.
It's clear to me who the really important people are, the ones who make the wheels turn, who wash the cars and the dishes, who feed the hungry, who do all the work and bear all the burdens. The race is not to the swift. The glory does not belong to the rich and famous.
It belongs to us, down here in the trenches, slogging along day to day and year to year, to our workmates and families, to our friends. The glory always belongs
to those who think and who care --- and it always comes down to us, because it is our will that finds its way to expression. It's our dream that we, together, build.
We won't be alone or empty or wondering what life was all about when our time comes. We won't regret missing the ski season at St. Moritz. Or the unused season tickets at the Vienna Opera.
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Kudos & Bravo!!!....just Kudos & Bravo!!ReplyDelete
Yes correct, Anna is getting closer to using the proper vernacular when it comes to understanding the real truth about the state of the world. Somebody figured out a long time ago that the energy of mankind is required for untalented, lazy bastards to sit around doing nothing productive.Delete
She is getting closer to elucidating the real crux of the matter surrounding our present condition relating to the slavery of the souls on this planet.
Bravo indeed. The rest of us need to get our minds around this really quick.
Anything to stop the zionest take over of the world I agree with. We have non stop falce flags. Events so dirty same modus operandi usually involves Jews and CIA.ReplyDelete
Now Trump can use his unconstitutional Executive orders to cut deals with zionest you get special status I get the Attack doge called off .
Anna, when the United States was conceived and the conditions were set for who could play the political game of being "Citizens of the United States", naming who could become potential governors of States, etc., only land owners who were already rich in land were named as the allowed players. Others were ineligible.
So I find it is no wonder that today leading "the United States", "Counties of", or "States of States", requires megabucks to compete with opponents.
Meanwhile the producers of life and necessities just keep on working, paying the unjust taxes the rich lay on their backs and dying of old age after wearing themselves out paying taxes they do not owe and never understood as to whether constitutionally justified or merely arbitrary exactions upon working "citizens of the United States" aka 14th Amendment slaves. Their Publik Education does not inform them, and the codes are designed to befuddle. I find the country now called "the United States" was exclusively founded on an uneven playing field among rich land owners.
So what else is expected after 240 years of rich people using money to buy the influence they want, rather than follow the invitation and Lord's commandment to care for their fellow man?
I will gladly send my humble support to add to the widows mite in doing my part to bringing about the critically necessary re-construction of un-incorporated States. We real living People need a State to live in, to own land on, to put our feet on the soil.
In contrast "the United States" has worked tirelessly to steal our States out from under us, literally, by rich politicians legislating to perfect their evil game of thievery and deceptions of our natural God given Birth-Right to maintain our States, Counties, and governing Assemblies. Your education has blown away their smoke jobs and everyone can plainly see the criminal deeds of the rich influence peddlers called "the United States", (Inc.).
I dont know which bible or bad translation you quote, but Jesus Christ never (!) said this: "If you would be perfect, go and give all that you have away to the poor".
What you quote seems to be a quotation from Luke 18, Versus 22b in a german translation. The correct translation in contemporary english, translated from the ancient "textus receptus" should be:
"Sell everything you have and distribute it to the poor, so you will have a treasure in heaven and come, follow me!"
The correct text in King James Bible is:
“Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.”
It is a worldwide phenomenon that the words of God are translated and cited as you please. Depending on which translation is better suited to the context of your thoughts, you will quote this or that Bible.
But at least: I completely agree with Anna that Jesus, the Christ, did not wear or would not wear designer clothes and otherwise also considers all material luxury goods to be a hindrance to salvation and that it was his deepest need for him in eternity and in his lifetime, that people recognize and accept him as the only savior who reconciles with God.
And if you want the whole context here it is from Luke 18 from the Douay Rhiems bible:Delete
 Who said: All these things have I kept from my youth.  Which when Jesus had heard, he said to him: Yet one thing is wanting to thee: sell all whatever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.  He having heard these things, became sorrowful; for he was very rich.  And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God.  For it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
It does mean the same thing only with different words...Delete
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Have and ESQUIRE, who works for the Queen fighting this case on DC?? Really
And they taking public donations to do so
And that very esquire stating that he thinks they will get a fair shake in the courts in DC??
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This is part of the UN AGENDA MAKE NO MISTAKE
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A molech "convention center" with a weaving spider's roof.
CIA agent Robert D. Morrow confesses his role, and the CIA's, in the assassination of JFK FULL TEXT - on the internet here FOR THE FIRST TIME. Save it to your hard drive. (credit Peter Myers) http://mailstar.net/Morrow-CIA-JFK.html
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The assasination itself was a psyop
Seems they keep throwing illusions around to confound everything to create the forest effect. What better place to hide a tree but in a forest. Like a maze, a favorite garden thing of "royal" types, out in the castle yard, with only the one path that actually was the path. You gotta first un-confuse yourself. Think about who you really are. Imagine you are out in space and being asked about what you are by some other beings in the Universe. Are you going to say that people are names? Addresses, titles of some designated word? Once you know finding the path is much easier. Like the old people now gone often said; "You cannot beleive 90 percent of what you read and even what you see is often in question, and way off the simple path already prepared and available. Seems like the path that most ignore, shy away from, call it a name like a conspiracy theory and even refuse to read the evidence when presented to them claiming some weird belief that knowing something that is paper evidence is a crime the "they" will find out and get you.ReplyDelete
You are alive and far more important and powerful then any corporation filled with office employees making up stuff to screw people out of labor and energy leaving a dead minded bunch and keeping them running toward the cliff like buffalo on a mission to all jump off a cliff together apparently not noticing how dumb that really is.