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By Paul Walter

March 8, 2002


Yesterday my wife and I rented the movie titled "The War Lord", starring Charlton Heston.  The story took place in the 15th century. I noticed startling similarities between the days of old and the present.


The King send his general, the war lord, Charlton Heston out to the edge of his kingdom.  There he found a high towered castle surrounded by a mote near a village inhabited by the peasants, as the King referred to them. The King passed a law that allowed his generals to have sex with any village maiden they wished, prior to her marriage.  The reason the King created this law was to buy loyalty from his generals. This was truly a perverted man's dream.


The high towered castle, surrounded by water, was designed to keep the King's general and his army safe from the peasants and any invading armies.  The peasants lived in the surrounding area, and of course did not own the land they live on.  They were allowed to flourish to a certain point.  Too many of them threatened the King so the population had to be kept to a minimum. 


The war lord and his army kept the village safe from invaders, not because they loved or cared for the peasants, but because they were human resources who produced food and wealth. Without their food the King would have to go out to work and his army would leave. 


The peasants were not allowed to own any weapons. The King feared that if the peasants were armed they might wise up one day and turn on him.  The people's safety from external enemies was totally dependent on the King's army.


The King's army and tax collectors was recruited from the peasants.  It was a privilege to sell one's soul and serve the King. In the King's service, no one had to work, all they had to do was protect the Kings interests.  When the supply of food and daily necessities got low, they went out into the village and stole whatever they needed. The King called it a tax; the people called it plunder. As long as the King's army was well fed and paid they were loyal. 


Anyone bold enough to speak out was branded a terrorist, fined, beaten, jailed or killed. The harshness of the King's laws put fear into the peasants, the greater the fear the more secure the King and his army felt. Fear motivated the peasants to appease the King and his henchmen which in turn made them bigger tyrants. The King felt secure, no matter how bad he was, the army was there to protect him. 


What would happen to the King if his army woke up and stop enforcing his unjust laws?  What would happen to the kingdom if all the King's men were loyal to God, instead of the King?  What would happen if the King wanted to start a war and no one showed up?  Read; "The Modern Little Red Hen." 


Paul Walter was born in socialist Yugoslavia in 1945. He and his family emigrated to America in 1959. He served 3 years in the U.S. Armed Forces and became a U.S. citizen in 1963. Owner of Walter Publishing & Research, he republished a 100 year old book titled The Coming Battle, the true history of our national debt. The book is currently in its 5th printing. E-mail