I normally don’t devote posts to pure political commentary, but I’d like to take a minute and tie this TED video link to the “End Series”.
Readers of LaHaye-sponsored books (especially EoA) will probably have observed that the focus characters are well-off jet-set world-traveller types, and the way the books are structured are often paeans to the notion that Christianity = material wealth and security.
Joshua Jordan, for example, owing to his incipient-RTC status and “correct” right-wing political views, is wealthy, well-connected, and thus deemed to be both the secular and religious Elect – the “1%”; the favored elder. His word is to be accepted without question (as Cal Jordan has discovered repeatedly to his dismay), and in the Tribulation-Force analogue, the RoundTable, Jordan is the leader, the mover-and-shaker.
And yet, as the link points out, in fact, people like Jordan are accorded respect and status all out of proportion to the sum total of their contributions, especially in spite of the fact that the policies they favor and espouse would have the unfortunate tendency to undercut the very gains they claim will emanate from such policies.
So, pass it on if you know anyone who’d like to hear it from the horse’s mouth: A person from the 1% admits that the 99% are the true drivers of the economic engines of countries in this world.