Donald Hank
The reprobate Keynesian mind
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By Donald Hank
March 30, 2013

I recently had a stimulating discussion with a UK pastor regarding the imminent legalization of a radical new definition of marriage, which for 5000 years, in over 600 languages and dialects, has always referred to a union between a man and a woman. True, some cultures have included polygamous marriages in this definition, but still, marriage was never between members of the same sex. The suggestion of such a union had always been regarded as unnatural.

This pastor made a startling assertion: the power in Europe is in the hands of sexual perverts.

The word for reprobate as used by Paul in Romans 1:28 is adókimon (αδόκιμον), which is a composite of a (α) meaning not, or without, and dókimos (δόκιμος), meaning approved or simply proved, and is a derivative of dokimazo (δοκιμάζω), meaning to prove or put to the test.

Now the word could mean, according to the first equivalent, "unapproved." But according to the second, it would suggest something that had been tested and failed the test.

Paul applies the word to homosexuals, who he says reject the Creator but worship the creation. He says God abandoned them to "reprobate minds."

Note that a mind that God has allowed to be changed fundamentally from a mind that has passed quality control to a failed (reprobate) mind will fail not only morally but in every other sense, and specifically in the processing of vital data for the conduct of daily activity. Such a mind in control of a national economy could only produce disasters because it would be incapable of foreseeing obvious potentials for economic disasters and a catastrophic breakdown of law and order. This is because common sense is God-given, and when God withdraws this gift (abandoning one to a reprobate, or in other words, failed, mind), then the mind is no longer functional and this failure is allowed by God, or in other words, success is no longer allowed by God. There can be nothing more terrifying!

Now also note that the Western world, including the US and Europe, have long adopted an economic model known as Keynesianism. We are supposed to believe that this model actually succeeded in the FDR administration and enabled us to pull out of a severe depression. A study by a team of economists at UCLA, however, showed that, far from promoting recovery, FDR's policies delayed the recovery by 7 to 8 years.

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/FDR-s-Policies-Prolonged-Depression-5409.aspx

In actual fact, we recovered only because America still had a strong manufacturing base, whereas Europe's manufacturing was destroyed in the war, providing us with a captive export market. Ask yourself: Do we still have a strong manufacturing base to support a recovery? The Keynesian Richard Nixon promoted and won Most-Favored-Nation status for Mao's communist China, sealing the doom of American industry.

Japanese experiments with Keynesianism, based on the false FDR model, failed.

America and Europe have tried Keynesian 'stimulus' as well, with the result that the job situation is still poor, growth is almost at a standstill, inflation is our most abundant export and the euro zone is failing dismally. Economic failure is accompanied, predictably, with a breakdown of law. Ask any Cypriot. Or look at the gangs of illegal immigrants terrorizing American cities.

http://blogs.e-rockford.com/tedbiondo/2011/09/12/where-in-the-world-is-keynesian-economics-working/

But who was Keynes, the mastermind of this economic model that has failed consistently?

Well, according to Paul's definition, John Maynard Keynes was a prime example of a reprobate mind.

If you have the stomach, you may read this chapter of "Keynes at Harvard" to see why Paul would call him morally reprobate:

http://www.keynesatharvard.org/book/KeynesatHarvard-ch09.html

If you have the time, you may read the whole book:

http://www.keynesatharvard.org/

The economic debacle in the US and Europe is a direct result of putting power in the hands of reprobate minds – minds that can do nothing but fail.

Paul says God guarantees failure. Look around you. Look at the cost of staples today, compared with last year.

Can anyone argue with that?

If you have the stomach, you may read this chapter of "Keynes at Harvard" to see why Paul would call him morally reprobate:

http://www.keynesatharvard.org/book/KeynesatHarvard-ch09.html

If you have the time, you may read the whole book:

http://www.keynesatharvard.org/

The economic debacle in the US and Europe is a direct result of putting power in the hands of reprobate minds – minds that can do nothing but fail.

Paul says God guarantees failure. Look around you. Look at the cost of staples today, compared with last year.

Can anyone argue that our power structure is in the hands of people with reprobate minds?

© Donald Hank

 

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Donald Hank

Until July of 2009, Don Hank was operating a technical translation agency out of his home in Wrightsville, PA. He is now retired and residing in Panama with his wife and daughter.

A former language teacher, he holds an undergraduate degree in French and German from Millersville State University (PA), a Master's degree in Russian language and literature from Kutztown State College (also in PA), has studied Chinese for 3 years in Taiwan at the Mandarin Training Center, and is self-taught in other languages, having logged a total of 8 years abroad in total immersion situations.

He is also the founder of Lancaster-York Non-Custodial Parents, a volunteer organization that provides Christian counseling for non-custodial parents.

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