Messages 2010

The Elitism of the Founding Fathers.

January 23rd, 2010

Santa Cruz, California

Received by FAB


I am here, Benjamin Franklin.

Let me say a word about the elitism of us founding fathers. We felt this way, and we weren’t ashamed of it. We felt we had all the requirements for rule, and we thought that the common people did not have this ability because it was lacking in them.

As you know, this spirit world is the great leveler. I have seen founding fathers struggling with sins, and I have seen “common” people basking in a life of goodness. And I have seen so many different combinations of soul purity or defilement that I have concluded that we are all equal in the Eyes of God.

You are wondering if we suffered for our elitism. Well, it all depended on our purpose. Mixed in with a sincere desire to benefit the country were superiority and snobbishness. So, depending on the degree to which the good mingled with the bad, this determined our happiness or unhappiness over here.

To be an elitist did not guarantee suffering, just as being a Nazi did not make every thing Nazis did bad; the world is now acquainted with the example of Oskar Schindler, a Nazi who saved many Jews.