Why do they not see?

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A recent essay by a blogger who calls himself Monty Pelerin struck a chord in me. Monty Pelerin is the pseudonym of a former CFO in the corporate finance field, with a Ph.D. in economics.

Pelerin’s essay “Why Don’t People See?” asks a question I and many of us also have asked: Why is it that so many seem blind to the problems that we see so clearly?

Here’s Pelerin’s essay of Feb. 18, 2013:

I meet people that still believe that the world is fine. They believe things like:

  • The US government has plenty of money.
  • Government cares for its citizens.
  • The economy cannot crash.
  • We are not in a recession (Depression).
  • The lives of their children will be better than their own.
  • The government can continue to print money to fund promises they cannot afford.

Despite these untenable beliefs, these are not stupid people. Many are professionals who do quite well — doctors, lawyers, dentists, college professors, etc. They are not  zombies, our walking dead, who have no idea about what is happening around them no less  the way things work in an economy, society or the world. It is our educated who should care yet seem to be oblivious to what lies ahead.

The ignorance and/or lack of concern of this group is perplexing and maddening. They are certainly capable of understanding. It is also in their interests to comprehend, as they are the ones who will lose the most. How doe one open their eyes? What can they be shown to arouse them from their ignorance?

Sadly, I don’t have answers to these frustrating questions. It is not that others have not presented the information as much as these people refuse to acknowledge the implications. Are they all too busy? Are they idiot savants who are geniuses in their fields but not very smart away from it? Warnings come from many sources and from many different perspectives, yet they do not seem to penetrate the minds of those most capable of effecting change.

From a self-interest standpoint, this productive group should be the most concerned. After all, they are ground zero for the Socialist schemes that are destroying society. They are the ones that will be crushed in the redistribution dreams of our political class. Will they awaken too late? Or, will many of them just withdraw their productivity by retiring early, emigrating, etc.?

I don’t have answers to these questions, but I do know that this professional class is about to become prey for our predatory State. And, when that happens, they will hurt be but not nearly as much as the rest of us.

Indeed, why are so many oblivious to and in denial about America’s stark economic realities? — those of:

The only difference between Pelerin and me is his question is narrower in scope than mine. Pelerin’s concerns are mainly about America’s economic problems, whereas in my view, our country’s problems transcend the economic to include the political and especially the cultural.

Politically, the federal government under Obama has become one where, instead of a division of powers among three branches, the Executive is dominant, with Obama ruling by executive orders, like kings and emperors once ruled through edicts.

Congress, the legislative branch, seems unable to address our economic problems but only exacerbates them with the passage of Obamacare (that leads to higher insurance premiums, fewer doctors, death panels, and a greater burden for small businesses) and the reprehensible National Defense Authorization Act (that authorizes the arrest without charge and indefinite detention of U.S. citizens).

The Supreme Court is also adrift, too timid to even hear cases that concern Obama’s eligibility and his strange Connecticut-issued Social Security number. That is, assuming the Supreme Court justices even saw the documents concerning those cases to begin with.

Did you know that clerks of the Supreme Court never forwarded to the justices the pleadings and documents submitted by plaintiffs and attorneys? The faceless clerks also removed cases from the electronic docket, as well as reported conferences of justices which never took place.

French philosopher and statesman Count Joseph Marie Maistre (1763-1821) once said, “Every nation has the government it deserves.” Subtending the economy and government is America’s culture, now thoroughly corrupted from decades of moral relativism do-as-you-will narcissistic amorality. Patriotism has become a dirty word: As many as 33% in a 2010 poll said they wanted the American flag banned.

John Adams wrote that “The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families.” By that yardstick, the American family is in trouble.

Although every evidence we have points to marriage being good for not just the married, but for children and society as well, the percentage of married Americans is at a lowest recorded level. Between 2000 and 2009, the share of young adults ages 25 to 34 who are married dropped 10 percentage points, from 55% to 45%.

There is an epidemic of fatherless children — 30% of U.S. children live apart from their fathers. That 30% will account for 63% of teen suicides, 70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions, 71% of high-school dropouts, 75% of children in chemical-abuse centers, 80% of rapists, 85% of youths in prison, 85% of children who exhibit behavioral disorders, and 90% of homeless and runaway children.

So, how do we account for the blindness of so many? Why do they not see what you and I so clearly see?

Is it willful ignorance? Have they been brainwashed by the Establishment Media? (but how do we account for the media’s blindness?) Is it stupidity? Is it a narrow and short-sighted selfishness? Or is it the terrible darkness of spiritual blindness?

“…you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people.” -Ezekiel 12:2

“…because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.” -2 Thessalonians 2:10b-11



15 responses to “Why do they not see?

  1. k2globalcommunicationsllc

    Great Post! Hits nail on the Head!
    Sadly, this is true today in America. Americans are still in denial of the fundamental CHANGE of our Social-Political Economy and the global governance agenda.

    Pontius Pilate: What is truth, Claudia? Do you hear it, recognize it when it is spoken?

    Claudia Procles: Yes, I do. Don’t you?

    Pontius Pilate: How? Can you tell me?

    Claudia Procles: If you will not hear the truth, no one can tell you.



  2. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this most enlightening and poignant post. I believe this blindness arises from a spiritual blindness as you have indicated, wherein clarity is gone or is greatly diminished pursuant to the level of that blindness. Problems cannot be solved if they are not recognized. You cannot fight the enemy if you do not even know who the enemy is. . .Pope Benedict indicated that there is a great dark cloud that is around us, a blindness motivated by Satan, wherein we must prepare ourselves spiritually which will also help every aspect of our lives, encouraging prayer, fasting and abstinence. We must start with ourselves so that we can see. And if we do not see how we must improve, that blind narcissism will continue. As St. Augustine said, we must ask ourselves if we are anti-Christs and repair, with God’s help, what needs repairing. The lack of an examination of conscience is the reason for the blindness which carries on in all aspects of life, including the refusal to recognize evil.


  3. They all think they will be taken care of no matter what happens. People need schools, People need medical care, The independently wealthy(Most of O’s People) still had more money than everyone else after all of the depressions.– They don’t care about anyone but themselves and comfort themselves by thinking they pay taxes and eventually the gov. will come through no matter what happens.


  4. I truly believe it is by faith that we see…and by his intervention that they do not…


  5. Leadership plays a vital role in society. Searching for the leaders in the US is like looking for a needle in a haystack. God may have allowed many of us to be oblivious to what’s going on or live in total denial of the fact that we bear the responsibility for allowing the so called “leaders” to do a really lousy job for America and Americans, and to carry on permitting Ben Bernanke to print money without making sure that there is sufficient economic productivity going on to back it up. If the unemployment figures and the staggering numbers of foreclosures don’t get us thinking that perhaps the stable door was left open and the horse is long gone, this is not something that we can attribute to God’s word. It’s just utter selfishness, not loving your neighbor as yourself. It’s not that they’re blinded by God, it’s because they just don’t care, they don’t care that an asteroid just crashed into the pnet, they don’t care that Obama may not be a natural-born American citizen, that women and children are being murdered by drones and that the enemy we are supposed to be fighting is being used by us to bring about regime change and grab their mineral and other valuable resources



    America has a morality problem , like Rome fell so will America . America is the daughter of Babylon and until America turns back to GOD we will continue to fall.


  7. My question to you, Mark, is this: what drug were you on when you wrote that? I’m definitely staying away from THAT stuff…


  8. That is the only explanation I’ve been able to come up with. God has given them over to their own deceptions.


  9. All the things you list are suspects in many health problems found today. They may even relate to some moral issues. Stretching it to explain deep spiritual blindness doesn’t work for me.

    “Let ‘m die”? The death penalty for consuming carbs?

    I’ve gotta run now, but will check this thread later. My black helicopter is waiting to take me out for a Happy Meal so I can get back in time to catch The View.


    • I’m not explaining “deep spiritual blindness”. Deep spiritual blindness is when a person insults someone else for their own personal views. Deep spiritual blindness is going public by posting a comment which ridicules someone for expressing their opinion.
      “Death penalty for consuming carbs”?? Who said that??
      I have seen, that most people who refuse to recognize the physical ills from consuming bad food, are themselves addicted to that food. Sugar, flour, cocaine, heroin, nutrasweet all have one other thing in common: They are all highly addictive.
      Feel free to post here again and tell us what you put in your body.
      I am saying, why should I pay health insurance premiums to treat people who spend day in and day out poisioning themselves with the chemicals and drugs in the food they stuff down their throats. Why should all of us be exposed to people on doctor prescribed mind altering drugs, shooting up a crowd of innocent people or driving a car when on doctor provided “medications” which “may cause drowsiness”?
      They should all die as fast as possible and the world will be a better place for everyone else. Actually, I prefer mass murder of the sub-humans, but, if we do it too fast, they may revolt and inconvenience us. That’s why we have drugs and chemicals in foods and spend billions of dollars convincing the Homo Erectus to take vaccines and to get a drug for every little sniffle or inconvenience in life.
      “take me out for a Happy Meal so I can get back in time to catch The View.” I hope you’re serious!


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