The promise of something for nothing, what we currently call the “entitlement mentality”, doesn’t just permeate the United States welfare and food stamp rolls, but its tempting promises are a part of just about every leftist/fascist/Communist/Islamic despot attempting to gain supporters.
This is exactly what the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is known for. Here is one example from Yahoo News:
“Nidal Sakra [Brotherhood political strategist in Egypt] predicted that the Brotherhood would survive the latest blow, and make it back to politics within two or three years, because it would adjust, as it always has.
One key to its survival, he said, may be its vast and highly organized social welfare networks that made it popular in Egypt.”
Yes indeed, “vast and highly organized social welfare networks that made it popular in Egypt.” By golly, that is exactly what Obama and his socialist promoters are doing here in the good ol’ US of A. What a coincidence. The ancient “something for nothing” tactic.
In fact, this tactic is so ancient it reminds me of something straight out of ancient literature:
4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]”
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[c]”
7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]”
8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]”
11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
Matthew Chapter 4, verses 1-11 (New International Version)
Or perhaps, more appropriately, a technique straight out of the pits of hell.
We might suggest this story to those Christians who are hell bent on distorting the Bible into a “social gospel.”