by Wallace Klinck
Social Credit policy is to free the individual from the imposition of control by other human personalities so that his or her thoughts and actions can be made freely, independently and creatively. The intent is to allow the human personality to develop to its maximum potential. This is essential to the material and cultural enrichment of society—and, therefore, to the social credit, which is the ability to maximize the positive increments of association.
Social Credit has been describes as the study or science of association. Social Credit policy is therefore opposed to the attempt of external authority to impose its will upon individuals. We live in a universe governed by natural law and we are all under necessity of conforming to this all-pervasive influence. Douglas identified this as the “Canon” to which all things must comply—failure to do so by humans inevitably resulting in disaster.
No intelligent or sane person would consider flying in an aircraft where the engineers had ignored or rejected the laws of gravity, thermodynamics, aerodynamics, etc. Nor could any such craft even exist without due regard for these universal principles. To the extent that man discovers such principles and applies them in association he will succeed in expanding and enriching the human experience—and vice versa.
The principles of association are simply inherent in the nature of the universe. Social Credit assumes that they exist not only in the physical context but also in the spiritual or conscious domain. Certain modes of behaviour and attitude will generate and elicit certain types of responses and results. Social Credit holds to the principle that love expressed and incarnated in human relationships is superior to the Will-to-Power and that free response to offered inducement is superior to compliance imposed by fear as a motivational force. Freedom trumps tyranny.
Jesus was told by God that he would send the Holy Spirit which we assume is a spiritual aspect of the universal Logos embodying perfect Divine Love, to reside in the human soul, as a guide or motivator in our human relationships. Such is the Kingdom of God.
Jesus has been call the “Great Realist”. If what he taught and demonstrated through word and action about relationships actually inheres in the Logos or Universal Law, then we have no choice but to follow Him as the Messenger of Truth. We cannot live outside of reality. In answer to Greg’s concern as to whether “Christians” intend to “take over the earth” my understanding is that they simply wish to live, guided by the Holy Spirt, within the natural order which already governs the universe.
Compulsory human collectivism is a form of association that is incompatible with the Christian concept of life and is most certainly incompatible with Social Credit philosophy and policy.
I have visited Social Crediters who personally knew Douglas, including his daughter, and encountered no evidence to suggest anything but good-will to all people in general. Douglas identified certain key and powerful players in the world of international finance and politics, frequently from Jewish backgrounds, who had been party to subjecting mankind to an endless procession of destructive events incurring dreadful individual and mass suffering for humanity. I have no doubt that he would have wished to see such individuals brought to justice for their roles in perpetrating these inhumanities.
Of such people he said that they have no more concern for the immolation of a continent than for the death of a sparrow. Jesus identified the guilty; as for the clamouring masses he asked, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do."