This analysis looks at world events from 100,000 feet. I experienced many emotions in the few minutes it takes to read. Some of it is easy to agree with (at least for me), and other parts are harder to accept. What do you think?
It so happens that I am reading this book right now. The great challenge facing us today is predicting what the powerful will do and therefore, what we need to be prepared for. Predicting the behavior of people like Bush and Cheney is one thing. Predicting the behavior of the secretly powerful meta-class is obviously fraught with much greater difficulty. I believe they exist, and they control many events, but can they control everything? No. Even they can’t be sure that events will unfold as planned. On the other hand, I suppose going off-plan is how leaders get themselves assassinated. But still, great wheels get set in motion by events, and these wheels can be difficult to stop. And if you believe that in the end, good will ultimately triumph over evil, you can think of these powerful, greedy people as tools themselves, though they don’t know it.
I mean, you have to have humility to accept that we are completely, utterly weak and powerless against these forces. And yet, Paul the Apostle said, “when I am weak, then I am strong.” So it is a matter of faith that by accepting our nothingness, we open the way for God to work. And events will be beyond our understanding. We are not going to be able to see how all the world’s problems get worked out. It’s too big and complex. But even these people who think they’re calling the shots can not understand. The difference is they don’t know that. They think they are God, controlling the puppet strings of people on earth. They don’t see that they have strings, too.