‘What Does The Future Hold For ‘Average Joes’? (Spoiler Alert: Feudalism)’

Serfs serving in feudal system c. 1310


Is feudalism the future for most in the world?

Notice the following view:

What Does The Future Hold For ‘Average Joes’? (Spoiler Alert: Feudalism)

January 12, 2017

What does the future hold for average people?


And they’ll welcome it with open arms, convinced that they are embracing a smart, fair system that eliminates poverty. The greed, entitlement, and lack of ambition that seems inherent in many people today will have them slipping on the yoke of servitude willingly.

Here’s what I mean.

Have you ever been around people who say things like,

“I can’t afford it, but I deserve it…”

“Having [fill in the blank with a material object] is a basic right…”

“Losing that right is okay with me because it’s for the greater good.”

But the thing is, what we “deserve” is the right to pursue our dreams freely.

  • We deserve what we earn.
  • We deserve to be secure in our life, liberty, and property.
  • We deserve the freedom to go about our lives and decisions as long as we aren’t harming the life, liberty, and property of others.

No one owes us anything other than that.

But quite a few people are ready to give up their freedom so that someone else can take care of them.

A lot of people disagree with that list of rights.

They feel like they deserve a living just for drawing breath. …

But what would the real result of a Universal Basic Income be?

Feudalism. Serfdom. Enslavement.

UBI would fast track us back to the feudalism of the Middle Ages. Sure, we’d be living in slick, modern micro-efficiencies instead of shacks. We’d have some kind of modern job instead of raising sheep for the lord of the manor.

But, in the end, we wouldn’t actually own anything because private property would be abolished for all but the ruling class. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-11/what-does-future-hold-average-joes-spoiler-alert-feudalism

Parts of Europe have experimented with the idea of giving a basic amount of money to people so that they do not have to work (though the Swiss voted that down last year). Various aspects of feudalism, however, are being put into place, including more governmental restrictions on free speech.

Notice a slightly different feudalistic view from India essentially saying its press promotes the elite at the expense of the people:

I submit that the Indian media, with some exceptions, is mostly used in an anti-people manner.

Historically, the media arose in Western Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries as an organ of the people against feudal oppression. At that time all the organs of power were in the hands of the feudal rulers (kings, aristocrats, etc). Hence the people had to create new organs which would represent their interests in their struggles against the feudal authorities. And the most powerful organ they created was the media, which at that time was only in print form, and that too not in the form of daily newspapers but leaflets, pamphlets, etc. This new media represented the voice of the future, as contrasted to the feudal organs of power which wanted to preserve the status quo. That is why the press became known as the Fourth Estate. …

The Roman Emperors used to say that if you cannot give the people bread give them circuses. Much of our media seems to say, if you cannot give the people bread give them film stars, cricket, astrology, pop music. Cricket today is the opium of the Indian masses, doled out by the media to the gullible public. Astrology is really superstition, while what the country needs is scientific ideas. …

n Europe the displaced peasants got jobs in the factories which were coming up because of the Industrial Revolution. In India, on the other hand, industrial jobs are now hard to come by. …

Today India is passing through a terrible transitional period in its history—the transition from feudal agricultural society to modern industrial society, which in my opinion will last another 20 years or so. …

Instead of pandering to the low tastes of the Indian masses our media should spread scientific and rational thinking and seek to uplift its intellectual level so as to make our masses part of enlightened India.

The truth, however, is that most of our media, much of which has been taken over by corporates and big businessmen who only want it to serve their own interests, instead of serving the people, is doing just the reverse. http://www.huffingtonpost.in/markandey-katju/indian-media-largely-works-against-the-people-not-for-them/

The above suggests, to me at least, that the media in India is being considered an arm of the elites and since it is paid by them, it does its bidding, essentially like the media is playing the role of both serf and encourager of the feudal system.

Here is some information about feudalism itself:

Feudalism was a combination of legal and military customs in medieval Europe that flourished between the 9th and 15th centuries. Broadly defined, it was a way of structuring society around relationships derived from the holding of land in exchange for service or labour.

Although derived from the Latin word feodum or feudum (fief),then in use, the term feudalism and the system it describes were not conceived of as a formal political system by the people living in the Middle Ages. In its classic definition, by François-Louis Ganshof (1944),  feudalism describes a set of reciprocal legal and military obligations among the warrior nobility, revolving around the three key concepts of lords, vassals and fiefs.

A broader definition of feudalism, as described by Marc Bloch (1939), includes not only the obligations of the warrior nobility but also those of all three estates of the realm: the nobility, the clergy, and the peasantry bound by manorialism; this is sometimes referred to as a “feudal society”. …

Feudalism itself decayed and effectively disappeared in most of Western Europe by about 1500, partly since the military power of kings shifted from armies consisting of the nobility to professional fighters (effectively reducing the nobility’s power), but also because the Black Death reduced the nobility’s hold on the lower classes. The system lingered on in parts of Central and Eastern Europe as late as the 1850s. Russia finally abolished serfdom in 1861. …

The phrase “feudal society” as defined by Marc Bloch offers a wider definition than Ganshof’s and includes within the feudal structure not only the warrior aristocracy bound by vassalage, but also the peasantry bound by manorialism, and the estates of the Church. Thus the feudal order embraces society from top to bottom, though the “powerful and well-differentiated social group of the urban classes” came to occupy a distinct position to some extent outside the classical feudal hierarchy. (Feudalism. Wikipedia, accessed 01/12/17)

Essentially in feudalism, the elite, with cooperation from religion, control basically everything and the average person owns very little, but if cooperative, gets close to the minimum needed to survive. Political dissent tended to not be tolerated.

Is feudalism the future?

Well, for people in places like the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, it will be like that or worse. Many will be made slaves (Deuteronomy 28:58-68; see also Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves?).

But what about much of the rest of the world?

Bible prophecy teaches the following:

15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. (Revelation 13:15-18, NKJV)

Buying and selling will be controlled. Religious worship will be enforced.

Steps are being taken for that now.

The Vatican wants a system of global economic control:

In an 18-page document issued through the Vatican’s Office of Justice and Peace, … has called for, among other repressive and wealth-destructive measures, the establishment of a “supranational [monetary] authority” to oversee international monetary affairs:

In fact, one can see an emerging requirement for a body that will carry out the functions of a kind of ‘central world bank’ that regulates the flow and system of monetary exchanges similar to the national central banks.

The paper, “Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public Authority,” contends that a world central bank is needed because institutions such as the IMF have failed to “stabilize world finance” and have not effectively regulated “the amount of credit risk taken on by the system.” …

{The Vatican}  acknowledges that if a central monetary authority is established it will mean a loss of sovereignty and independence among nations, but such “costs” are well worth the overall societal and economic gains:

Of course, this transformation will be made at the cost of a gradual, balanced transfer of a part of each nation’s powers to a world authority and to regional authorities, but this is necessary at a time when the dynamism of human society and the economy and the progress of technology are transcending borders, which are in fact already very eroded in a globalized world.


The Vatican has also been working with the United Nations and Europe to establish a world that will, in many ways, be even harsher than the feudal system of medieval times.

Notice something from the old Worldwide Church of God:

For centuries Europeans have dreamed of a united continent. That dream is destined soon to be fulfilled!

IT’S NOT a new idea — a United States of Europe. French writer Victor Hugo first used the phrase in the mid-1800s. Before him Voltaire arid Goethe philosophized about it. Beethoven, Mozart and Wagner dreamed of it as they composed beautiful music. Michelangelo and Rembrandt contemplated a united Europe while they produced magnificent paintings. Even Dante Alighieri, as early as 1300, dared to envision the European continent at peace under one ruler.

It has been the dream of Europeans for centuries. Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, kings and queens, feudal lords, Popes and archbishops, dukes, barons and earls, philosophers, artists, musicians and commoners by the millions have vainly yearned for a united Europe.

The centuries have passed and it still remains an unfulfilled dream.(Kelly R.A United Europe Nearer Than You Think! November-December 1985)

Yes, Europe will unite. And it will do so under a power with names in the Bible like ‘the Beast.’

Here is something from the old Radio Church of God:

If you have his MARK, you must suffer the Seven Last Plagues. Is he a mysterious superman or world dictator, yet to appear? …

John also pictures this BEAST, not as a church, or as an individual man, but as a powerful GOVERNMENT having a great ARMY. For they worshipped the Beast by saying: “WHO IS ABLE TO MAKE WAR WITH HIM?” (Rev. 13:4). …

Now let us return to our description of the “Beast” in Revelation 13. “And I saw one of his heads as it were WOUNDED TO DEATH; and his deadly wound was HEALED; and all the world wondered after the beast. “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast; and they worshipped the beast saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make WAR with him? “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to CONTINUE FORTY AND TWO MONTHS.” (Rev. 13:3-5).

The “Beast” here symbolized is the one which included the royal splendor and kingly power symbolized by the MOUTH of the lion (Babylon); the ponderous strength symbolized by the FEET of the bear (Medo-Persia), and the speed, cunning, and cruelty of the leopard (Greece). And since the INTERPRETATION of these symbols is found in Daniel 7, and since the fourth beast alone INCLUDED all these characteristics, and since the fourth beast alone included all SEVEN of the heads, and had the TEN HORNS, the Bible interpretation of the BEAST of Revelation 13 is the FOURTH BEAST of Daniel 7, — the Roman Empire, of 31 B.C. to 476 A.D.

The Beast described by John in Revelation 13 also included 7 heads, but the only head existing at the time of this non-descript beast which included the most powerful characteristics of all the beasts symbolizing its predecessors was the fourth beast, containing the SEVENTH HEAD, and also the TEN HORNS. So the specific “one of its heads” that was wounded to death was the seventh head of the Roman Empire — the head out of which TEN HORNS grow. The ten horns, then, as Daniel interprets, represent ten successive governments OUT OF the Roman Empire, which were to continue until the setting up of the KINGDOM OF GOD at the second coming of Christ. The DEADLY WOUND, then, was the one administered to the Roman Empire when, in its last decaying stages, the barbarians overran it, ending its government in 476 A.D.

Notice the DRAGON gave his power to the Beast. Who is the DRAGON? Some say “pagan Rome.” But will we be guided solely by the BIBLE INTERPRETATION of its own symbols? Then, if we will, the Dragon is a symbol which means SATAN, THE DEVIL. Notice Rev. 12. “The great DRAGON… that old serpent, called the DEVIL and SATAN.” (verse 9). “He was cast out into the earth… the DEVIL is come down unto you, having great wrath… and when the DRAGON saw that he was cast unto the earth.” (v. 9, 12, 13). “And he laid hold on the DRAGON, that old serpent, WHICH IS THE DEVIL, and SATAN.” (Rev. 20:2).

They worshipped the “Beast” (Rev. 13:4). Therefore some conclude, from this one statement alone, that the “Beast” must be the Papacy, not knowing that the people worshipped the Roman Empire and its emperors! Notice HOW they worshipped the Beast — “saying WHO IS ABLE TO MAKE WAR WITH HIM?” The Roman Empire was the greatest WAR MAKING POWER the world had ever known, but the Catholic church never had an army. This beast killed WITH THE SWORD (v. 10) but the Catholic church never did. History is full of accounts of the worship of the Roman emperors, for paganism was a STATE RELIGION. The following is from Robinson’s “Medieval and Modern Times,” a college text book, page 7, chapter 1:

“The worship of the emperor: In a word, the Roman government was not only wonderfully organized… everyone was required to join in the worship of the emperor because he stood for the majesty and glory of the dominion… all were obliged, as good citizens, to join in the official sacrifices to the head of state, as if he were a god.” (Armstrong HW. Who is the Beast of Revelation – Part 1. Plain Truth, August 1934)

The coming ‘666’ dictator called the Beast in Revelation 13:1-10 and the King of the North in Daniel 11:29-45 will be even worse than the feudal rulers of the past. And while this Beast will be European, even writings in India seem to look forward to it (see India and the Beast of Revelation 13).

The final time of 666 is drawing nearer.

Some are seeing some of the foundation being laid now in the 21st century.

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