An Evil Prince Is Coming
Revelation 13:2 “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”
2 Thessalonians 2:8-9
8 “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Master shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Shatan (Satan) with all power and signs and lying wonders,”
The Scriptures warn the people of Yahuwah that an evil prince is coming called the “little horn” in Danyal (Daniel) who has been given all the power of Shatan (Satan).
The Names And Faces Of The Devil
The author of this presentation believes that Shatan (Satan) has put up many images of himself throughout the historical record of the mankind in the form of statues, paintings, and photographs all over the world in various forms of the mankind. When the fallen angels transform themselves into the image of the mankind, it is difficult to tell them apart from the mankind, therefore, we must look to the doctrines of what we think are the doctrines of men along with the fact that Yahuwah tells His people that the fallen angels like to transform themselves into angels of light and they do this partly by assigning themselves names of light or names of blasphemy. One name I feel needs a deeper examination is the name Niccolo Machiavelli. I have already pointed out in a previous presentation (see “The Many Faces of Saint Nick””) that I believe that Nikola Tesla was one of the personifications of Shatan (Satan) the Devil. Shatan (Satan) favors names that have derivatives of the name “Nick” in them. “If” Machiavelli was one of the personifications of Shatan (Satan) in human form and the father (whether spiritually or biologically) of the prince we will encounter in these last days, the people of Yahuwah need to be aware of some of what his father, the Devil, has taught him. We can learn this information from Niccolo Machiavelli’s advice to princes in his book entitled “The Prince.”
“The Mirrors For Princes”
“The mirrors for princes (Latin: specula principum or rather, principum specula, German: Fürstenspiegel) refer to a genre – in the loose sense of the word – of political writing during the Early Middle Ages, Middle Ages and the Renaissance. They are best known in the form of textbooks which directly instruct kings or lesser rulers on certain aspects of rule and behaviour, but in a broader sense, the term is also used to cover histories or literary works aimed at creating images of kings for imitation or avoidance. They were often composed at the accession of a new king, when a young and inexperienced ruler was about to come to power. They could be viewed as a species of self-help book. Possibly the best known (European) “mirror” is Il Principe (c. 1513) by Machiavelli, although this was not a typical example.”
Niccolo Machiavelli wrote a self-help book for princes and kings.
Machiavellianism: The Prince
“The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a political treatise by the Italian diplomat, historian and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli.”
“Although it is relatively short, the treatise is the most remembered of his works and the one most responsible for bringing the word “Machiavellian” into wide usage as a pejorative term. It also helped make “Old Nick” an English term for the devil, and even contributed to the modern negative connotations of the words “politics” and “politician” in western countries.”
“Machiavelli’s descriptions encourage leaders to attempt to control their fortune gloriously, to the extreme extent that some situations may call for a fresh “founding” (or re-founding) of the “modes and orders” that define a community, despite the danger and necessary evil and lawlessness of such a project. Founding a wholly new state, or even a new religion, using injustice and immorality has even been called the chief theme of the Prince. For a political theorist to do this in public was one of Machiavelli’s clearest breaks not just with medieval scholasticism, but with the classical tradition of political philosophy, especially the favorite philosopher of Catholicism at the time, Aristotle. This is one of Machiavelli’s most lasting influences upon modernity.”
The contents of this presentation is based solely on the information I gleaned from the Wikipedia website which has a chapter-by-chapter synopsis of the contents of the book. The author of this presentation has not read “The Prince” in its entirety, but hopes to get the opportunity to do so. The author of this presentation does not know if Machiavelli was one of the human forms and faces of Shatan (Satan) for a certainty, but the doctrines of Machiavelli as reported presented in “The Prince” are in agreement with those of Shatan (Satan) as described in The Scriptures.
The Scriptures reveal that Shatan (Satan) has a prince that he has groomed to rule the earth in these last days.
Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (Tenth Edition):
Machiavellianism—the idea that politics is amoral and that any means however unscrupulous can justifiably be used in achieving political power
“The Prince” Of Niccolo Machiavelli
“Chapter 1 and 2: The Prince starts by describing the subject matter it will handle. In the first sentence Machiavelli uses the word “state” (Italian stato which could also mean “status”) in order to neutrally cover “all forms of organization of supreme political power, whether republican or princely”.”
“Chapter 3: Machiavelli generalizes that there were several virtuous Roman ways to hold a newly acquired province, using a republic as an example of how new princes can act:
to install one’s princedom in the new acquisition, or to install colonies of one’s people there, which is better.
to indulge the lesser powers of the area without increasing their power.
to put down the powerful people.
not to allow a foreign power to gain reputation.”
I asked myself the question, “Did the princes follow the advice of Niccolo Machiavelli?” We can learn the answer from the past history of those who are superpowers in our modern time.
Install Colonies Of Ones People There:“The Race For Africa”
“The Scramble for Africa, also known as the Race for Africa or Partition of Africa was a process of invasion, occupation, colonization and annexation of African territory by European powers during the New Imperialism period, between 1881 and World War I in 1914. As a result of the heightened tension between European states in the last quarter of the 19th century, the partitioning of Africa may be seen as a way for the Europeans to eliminate the threat of a Europe-wide war over Africa. The last 59 years of the 19th century saw transition from “informal imperialism” of control through military influence and economic dominance to that of direct rule.”
European colonial powers that divided the African continent in 1913:
Install Colonies Of Ones People There: “Australia”
“The history of Australia from 1788–1850 covers the early colonies period of Australia’s history, from the arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Sydney to establish the penal colony of New South Wales in 1788 to the European exploration of the continent and establishment of other colonies and the beginnings of autonomous democratic government.”
“Aboriginal reactions to the sudden arrival of British settlers were varied, but often hostile when the presence of the colonisers led to competition over resources, and to the occupation by the British of Aboriginal lands. European diseases decimated Aboriginal populations, and the occupation or destruction of lands and food resources led to starvation. By contrast with New Zealand, where the Treaty of Waitangi was seen to legitimise British settlement, no treaty was signed with Aborigines, who never authorised British colonisation.”
Any prince or country that has established an overseas colony by placing colonies of their people there in the conquered land has met the standard of the advice of Niccolo Machiavelli.
Install Colonies Of Ones People There: “Overseas Military Bases”
“A military base is a facility directly owned and operated by or for the military or one of its branches that shelters military equipment and personnel, and facilitates training and operations. In general, a military base provides accommodations for one or more units, but it may also be used as a command center, a training ground, or a proving ground. In most cases, a military base relies on some outside help in order to operate. However, certain complex bases are able to endure by themselves for long periods because they are able to provide food, water and other life support necessities for their inhabitants while under siege.
“An Overseas military base is a military base that is geographically located outside of the territory of the country whose armed forces are the principal occupants of the base.”
“The overseas military base has, throughout its history of usage (and particularly in peacetime and the host country’s period of civil unrest), been a contentious issue of debate, and is often a source of opposition for antimilitarists and nationalists in the host country. Such bases may be established by treaties between the governing power in the host country and another country which needs to establish the military base in the host country for various reasons, usually strategic and logistic.”
Any prince or country that has established an overseas military base in a conquered land has met the standard of the advice of Niccolo Machiavelli.
Machiavelli Advises: Indulge The Lesser Powers
Danyal (Daniel) 11:24 “He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers’ fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.”
Danyal (Daniel) 11:39 “Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange alahyam, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.”
Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (Tenth Edition) defines indulge:
Indulge—1. to give free rein to b: to take unrestrained pleasure in: gratify 2 a: to yield to the desire of: humor b: to treat with excessive leniency, generosity, or consideration
Machiavelli advises the prince to give gifts to the “lesser powers” which means to the common people. This is done in an effort to make the common people accept the authority of the conquering prince or nation. Those rebels who are given free rein to loot the spoils of their own country and those rebels who a given free rein to destroy the buildings and land of their own country and free rein to riot in the streets after another nation has invaded it fall in the category of lesser powers who are being indulged. Machiavelli appears to be focused on the prince who conquers a foreign nation, but I would like to point out that this same tactic of indulgences advised by Machiavelli can also be useful to the prince who rises to power and conquer his own nation. In this situation, it is simply an ousting, exile, or even murder of the current prince or leader and replacing him with a new prince, president, military regime, or some form of temporary government. The king of the north mentioned in Danyal (Daniel) will indulge his followers with gifts and authority in these last days.
Machiavelli Advises: Put Down The Powerful People
The prince is advised to “put down” the powerful people (the current prince or ruling government) which has been done in various ways throughout the historical record as follows:
6. murder (sometimes of entire known family bloodlines to prevent them from rising to the throne at some future time)
Machiavelli Advises “Not To Allow A Foreign Power To Gain Reputation”
1. The general estimation in which a person is held by the public.
2. The state or situation of being held in high esteem.
3. A specific characteristic or trait ascribed to a person or thing
Machiavelli advises the prince “not to allow a foreign power to gain reputation”. This can be achieved in our modern times in the following ways:
1. a continuous flow of negative propaganda about the foreign power
2. block or limit the use of media outlets by the foreign power to respond to accusations
Chapter 4: “In some cases the old king of the conquered kingdom depended on his lords. These are easy to enter but difficult to hold. When the kingdom revolves around the king, then it is difficult to enter but easy to hold.”
Chapter 5: “Conquered Free States, with their own laws and orders:
Machiavelli gives three options:-
Ruin them, like Rome destroyed Carthage, and also like Machiavelli says the Romans eventually had to do in Greece, even though they had wanted to avoid it.
Go to live there (or install colonies, if you are a prince of a republic).
Let them keep their own orders but install a puppet regime. But Machiavelli says this way is useless.”
Chapter 6 Conquest by virtue:
“Princes who rise to power through their own skill and resources (their “virtue”) rather than luck tend to have a hard time rising to the top, but once they reach the top they are very secure in their position. This is because they effectively crush their opponents and earn great respect from everyone else. Because they are strong and more self-sufficient, they have to make fewer compromises with their allies.”
“Machiavelli writes that reforming an existing order is one of the most dangerous and difficult things a prince can do. Part of the reason is that people are naturally resistant to change and reform. Those who benefited from the old order will resist change very fiercely. By contrast, those who stand to benefit from the new order will be less fierce in their support, because the new order is unfamiliar and they are not certain it will live up to its promises. Moreover, it is impossible for the prince to satisfy everybody’s expectations. Inevitably, he will disappoint some of his followers. Therefore, a prince must have the means to force his supporters to keep supporting him even when they start having second thoughts, otherwise he will lose his power. Only armed prophets, like Moses, succeed in bringing lasting change. Machiavelli claims that Moses killed uncountable numbers of his own people in order to enforce his will.”
The author of this presentation would like to take out a moment to point out that the statement about Mashah (Moses) is a half-truth. Mashah (Moses) killed those who were wicked against Yahuwah among his people, and the commandments of Yahuwah included capital punishment as part of the law. Furthermore, Mashah (Moses) enforced the will of Yahuwah, not his own will.
Chapter 7: “Conquest by fortune, meaning by someone else’s virtue
“According to Machiavelli, when a prince comes to power through luck or the blessings of powerful figures within the regime, he typically has an easy time gaining power but a hard time keeping it thereafter, because his power is dependent on his benefactors’ goodwill. He does not command the loyalty of the armies and officials that maintain his authority, and these can be withdrawn from him at a whim. Having risen the easy way, it is not even certain such a prince has the skill and strength to stand on his own feet.”
“Machiavelli makes a point that bringing new benefits to a conquered people will not be enough to cancel the memory of old injuries,”
Chapter 8: “Conquest by “criminal virtue”
“Conquests by “criminal virtue” are ones in which the new prince secures his power through cruel, immoral deeds, such as the execution of political rivals. Machiavelli advises that a prince should carefully calculate all the wicked deeds he needs to do to secure his power, and then execute them all in one stroke, such that he need not commit any more wickedness for the rest of his reign. In this way, his subjects will slowly forget his cruel deeds and his reputation can recover. Princes who fail to do this, who hesitate in their ruthlessness, find that their problems mushroom over time and they are forced to commit wicked deeds throughout their reign. Thus they continuously mar their reputations and alienate their people.”
Danyal (Daniel) 7:25 “And he shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”
7 “And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Shauwl (Hell) followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. 9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of Yahuwah, and for the testimony which they held:”
After the saints have been “given into his hand” of the wicked prince in these last days, Machiavelli advises the prince that he should act wickedly against the saints and execute all his wicked deeds against them in one stroke. It will be similar to how we see the spirit of civil unrest and destruction of nations in our modern times spread from country to country back-to-back.
The Wicked Deeds Of The Wicked
Revelation 16:19 “And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babal (Babylon) came in remembrance before Yahuwah, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.”
4 “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and Yahuwah hath remembered her iniquities.”
Eventually, Machiavelli advises that the people will forget the wicked deeds of the prince, however, Yahuwah does not forget the wicked deeds of the wicked. Yahuwah forgets the wicked deeds of the repentant among the mankind who believe in the blood sacrifice of the Prince of princes, Yahuwshuwah Amanuwal Mashyach.
Chapter 9: Becoming a prince by the selection of one’s fellow citizens
“These “civic principalities” do not require real virtue, only “fortunate astuteness”. Machiavelli breaks this case into two basic types, depending upon which section of the populace supports the new prince.”
“Supported by the great (those who wish to command the people)”
“This, according to Machiavelli, is an unstable situation, which must be avoided after the initial coming to power. The great should be made and unmade every day at your convenience. There are two types of great people that might be encountered:”
“Those who are bound to the prince. Concerning these it is important to distinguish between two types of obligated great people, those who are rapacious [covetous] and those who are not. It is the latter who can and should be honoured.”
“Those who are not bound to the new prince. Once again these need to be divided into two types: those with a weak spirit (a prince can make use of them if they are of good counsel) and those who shun being bound because of their own ambition (these should be watched and feared as enemies).”
“Supported by the people (those who wish not to be commanded by the great)”
“How to win over people depends on circumstances. Machiavelli advises:”
“Do not get frightened in adversity.”
“One should avoid ruling via magistrates, if one wishes to be able to “ascend” to absolute rule quickly and safely.”
“One should make sure that the people need the prince, especially if a time of need should come.”
How To Handle The Great Who Selected You As Prince
Machiavelli advises the prince that he should avoid acquiring his princedom by selection by the great, but if the prince finds himself in this situation he must analyze all the great people around him and sort them into different categories. Machiavelli advises, it is the prince who should decide who will and who will not be great in his princedom.
The Two Categories of Great People
1. those obligated to the prince
a. those who are covetous
b. those who are not covetous
2. those not obligated to the prince
a. those who are weak (these can be used if they have an area of expertise)
b. those who shun obligation to the prince (the prince should watch these because they are enemies who have their own agenda)
How To Win Over The People Who Selected You As Prince
Machiavelli advises the prince that he should do the following things to win over the people who selected him:
1. show strength in the face of adversity
2. avoid designating power and authority to others
3. make sure the people are dependent on the prince
Chapter 10 How to judge the strength of principalities
“The way to judge the strength of a princedom is to see whether it can defend itself, or whether it needs to depend on allies. This does not just mean that the cities should be prepared and the people trained. A prince who is hated is also exposed.”
Chapter 11 Ecclesiastical Principates
“This type of “princedom” refers for example explicitly to the Catholic church, which is of course not traditionally thought of as a princedom. According to Machiavelli, these are relatively easy to maintain, once founded. They do not need to defend themselves militarily, nor to govern their subjects.”
Make War Or Prepare For War!
Chapter 12-14 Defense and Military
“Having discussed the various types of principalities, Machiavelli turns to the ways a state can attack other territories or defend itself. The two most essential foundations for any state, whether old or new, are sound laws and strong military forces. A self-sufficient prince is one who can meet any enemy on the battlefield. He should be “armed” with his own arms.”
“A well-fortified city is unlikely to be attacked, and if it is, most armies cannot endure an extended siege. However, during a siege a virtuous prince will keep the morale of his subjects high while removing all dissenters.”
“Machiavelli stands strongly against the use of mercenaries, and in this he was innovative, and he also had personal experience in Florence. He believes they are useless to a ruler because they are undisciplined, cowardly, and without any loyalty, being motivated only by money.”
“The main concern for a prince should be war, or the preparation thereof, not books. Through war a hereditary prince maintains his power or a private citizen rises to power.”
In our modern times, we call mercenaries rebels and Machiavelli advises the prince that he will not find loyalty among the rebels. The rebels are strictly motivated by money. The rebels are paid to wreak destruction on the earth. The prince should focus on either making war or be preparing to make war.
The Qualities Of A Prince
Chapter 14 A Prince’s Duty Concerning Military Matters
“Machiavelli believes that a prince’s main focus should be on perfecting the art of war. He believes that by taking this profession a ruler will be able to protect his kingdom. He claims that “being disarmed makes you despised.” He believes that the only way to ensure loyalty from one’s soldiers is to understand military matters. The two activities Machiavelli recommends practicing to prepare for war are physical and mental. Physically, he believes rulers should learn the landscape of their territories. Mentally, he encouraged the study of past military events. He also warns against idleness.”
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
“The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT, is a landmark international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament.”
The Anti-Gun Movement And Gun Control
“Gun politics in the United States has long been among the most controversial issues in American politics. For the last several decades, the debate regarding both the restriction and availability of firearms within the United States has been characterized by a stalemate between an individual right to bear arms based on the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and the responsibility of government to prevent crime, maintain order and protect the wellbeing of its citizens.”
“In District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Second Amendment protects the right of an individual to own a firearm for the purposes of self-defense, most notably within the home, while at the same time reaffirming the constitutionality of a wide range of long standing gun control laws. Repeated polling has found that a majority of Americans believe the constitution ensures their right to own a gun, with less than 40 percent of Americans favoring stricter gun laws.”
According to Machiavelli, those who permit the prince to disarm them can be despised by the prince.
Danyal (Daniel) 8:25 “And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.”
Someone has a desire to disarm the nations and the people in these last days “through his policy.”
Chapter 15 Reputation of a prince
“The prince should, ideally, be virtuous, but he should be willing and able to abandon those virtues if it becomes necessary. Concerning the behavior of a prince toward his subjects, Machiavelli announces that he will depart from what other writers say, and writes:”
“Men have imagined republics and principalities that never really existed at all. Yet the way men live is so far removed from the way they ought to live that anyone who abandons what is for what should be pursues his downfall rather than his preservation; for a man who strives after goodness in all his acts is sure to come to ruin, since there are so many men who are not good.”
“Since there are many possible qualities that a prince can be said to possess, he must not be overly concerned about having all the good ones. Also, a prince may be perceived to be merciful, faithful, humane, frank, and religious, but most important is only to seem to have these qualities. A prince cannot truly have these qualities because at times it is necessary to act against them. In fact, he must sometimes deliberately choose evil. Although a bad reputation should be avoided, it is sometimes necessary to have one.”
Machiavelli advises the prince that he must be a good pretender. All the prince has to do is to “seem to have” virtuous qualities, and that anyone who truly pursues or possess righteousness will come to ruin. The prince is to make the people believe he’s something that he is not.
He Will Share The Spoils
Chapter 16 Generosity vs. parsimon [stinginess]
“If a prince is overly generous to his subjects, Machiavelli asserts he will not be appreciated, and will only cause greed for more. Additionally, being overly generous is not economical, because eventually all resources will be exhausted. This results in higher taxes, and will bring grief upon the prince. Then, if he decides to discontinue or limit his generosity, he will be labeled as a miser. Thus, Machiavelli summarizes that guarding against the people’s hatred is more important than building up a reputation for generosity. A wise prince should be willing to be more reputed a miser than be hated for trying to be too generous.”
“On the other hand: “of what is not yours or your subjects’ one can be a bigger giver, as were Cyrus, Caesar, and Alexander, because spending what is someone else’s does not take reputation from you but adds it to you; only spending your own hurts you””
In summary, take what belongs to others to satisfy or give to your subjects to make them find favor with you “is” an appropriate strategy.
Chapter 17 Cruelty vs. mercy
“In addressing the question of whether it is better to be loved or feared, Machiavelli writes, “The answer is that one would like to be both the one and the other; but because it is difficult to combine them, it is far safer to be feared than loved if you cannot be both.” As Machiavelli asserts, commitments made in peace are not always kept in adversity; however, commitments made in fear are kept out of fear. Yet, a prince must ensure that he is not feared to the point of hatred, which is very possible.”
“Regarding the troops of the prince, fear is absolutely necessary to keep a large garrison united and a prince should not mind the thought of cruelty in that regard. For a prince who leads his own army, it is imperative for him to observe cruelty because that is the only way he can command his soldiers’ absolute respect.”
Chapter 18 In what way princes should keep their word:
“Machiavelli notes that a prince is praised for keeping his word. However, he also notes that a prince is also praised for the illusion of being reliable in keeping his word. A prince, therefore, should only keep his word when it suits his purposes, but do his utmost to maintain the illusion that he does keep his word and that he is reliable in that regard. Therefore, a prince should not break his word unnecessarily.”
“As Machiavelli notes, “He should appear to be compassionate, faithful to his word, guileless, and devout. And indeed he should be so. But his disposition should be such that, if he needs to be the opposite, he knows how.” As noted in chapter 15, the prince must appear to be virtuous, and should be virtuous, but he should be able to be otherwise when the time calls for it; that includes being able to lie, though however much he lies he should always keep the appearance of being truthful.”
Danyal (Daniel) 11:27 “And both these kings’ hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.”
2 Thessalonians 2:10-11
10 “And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause Yahuwah shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:”
Machiavelli advises the prince that his word should be based on strong delusion.
Chapter 19 Avoiding contempt and hatred
“Machiavelli observes that most men are content as long as they are not deprived of their property and women. A prince should command respect through his conduct, because a prince that is highly respected by his people is unlikely to face internal struggles. Additionally, a prince who does not raise the contempt of the nobles and keeps the people satisfied, Machiavelli assures, should have no fear of conspirators. Machiavelli advises monarchs to have both internal and external fears. Internal fears exist inside his kingdom and focus on his subjects, Machiavelli warns to be suspicious of everyone when hostile attitudes emerge. External fears are of foreign powers.”
Chapter 20 Whether ruling conquests with fortresses works
“Machiavelli mentions that placing fortresses in conquered territories, although it sometimes works, often fails. Using fortresses can be a good plan, but Machiavelli says he shall “blame anyone who, trusting in fortresses, thinks little of being hated by the people”.”
A fortress in our modern times would be the same as putting a military base in conquered territories. Machiavelli advises that the military base which is placed in a conquered land will be hated by the people where ever it is established.
Chapter 21 Gaining honors
“A prince truly earns honor by completing great feats. King Ferdinand of Spain is cited by Machiavelli as an example of a monarch who gained esteem by showing his ability through great feats and who, in the name of religion, conquered many territories and kept his subjects occupied so that they had no chance to rebel. Regarding two warring states, Machiavelli asserts it is always wiser to choose a side, rather than to be neutral. Machiavelli then provides the following reasons why:”
“If your allies win, you benefit whether or not you have more power than they have.”
“If you are more powerful, then your allies are under your command; if your allies are stronger, they will always feel a certain obligation to you for your help.”
“If your side loses, you still have an ally in the loser.”
“Machiavelli also notes that it is wise for a prince not to ally with a stronger force unless compelled to do so. In conclusion, the most important virtue is having the wisdom to discern what ventures will come with the most reward and then pursuing them courageously.”
Machiavelli advises the prince that he should perform miracles, signs, and wonders (great feats) in the presence of the people to earn honor.
Chapter 22 Nobles and staff
“The selection of good servants is reflected directly upon the prince’s intelligence, so if they are loyal, the prince is considered wise; however, when they are otherwise, the prince is open to adverse criticism. Machiavelli asserts that there are three types of intelligence:”
“The kind that understands things for itself—which is excellent to have.
The kind that understands what others can understand—which is good to have.
The kind that does not understand for itself, nor through others—which is useless to have.”
“If the prince does not have the first type of intelligence, he should at the very least have the second type. For, as Machiavelli states, “A prince needs to have the discernment to recognize the good or bad in what another says or does even though he has no acumen himself””
Chapter 23 Avoiding flatterers
“This chapter shows a low opinion of flatterers; Machiavelli notes that “Men are so happily absorbed in their own affairs and indulge in such self-deception that it is difficult for them not to fall victim to this plague; and some efforts to protect oneself from flatterers involve the risk of becoming despised.” Flatterers were seen as a great danger to a prince, because their flattery could cause him to avoid wise counsel in favor of rash action, but avoiding all advice, flattery or otherwise, was equally bad; a middle road had to be taken. A prudent prince should have a select group of wise counselors to advise him truthfully on matters all the time. All their opinions should be taken into account. Ultimately, the decision should be made by the counselors and carried out absolutely. If a prince is given to changing his mind, his reputation will suffer. A prince must have the wisdom to recognize good advice from bad.”
Danyal (Daniel) 11:32 “And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their Alahyam shall be strong, and do exploits.”
Yashyah (Isaiah) 47:13 “Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.”
The Scriptures agree that flattery [pretentious compliment and praise with a hidden agenda] can corrupt a person. The king of the north will use flattery to corrupt some of the people of Yahuwah in these last days, but Machiavelli advises the prince to not fall for the strategy of flattery from others. The prince has been thoroughly groomed “if” Niccolo Machiavelli is one of the historical images of Shatan (Satan) and the personal teacher of the prince. Yahuwah prophesies against the prince of Babal (Babylon) that no matter what counselors he surrounds himself with, in the end, their counsel will not be able to save him.
Machiavelli On Religion
“Machiavelli explains repeatedly that religion is man-made, and that the value of religion lies in its contribution to social order and the rules of morality must be dispensed if security required it. In The Prince, the Discourses, and in the Life of Castruccio Castracani, he describes “prophets,” as he calls them, like Moses, Romulus, Cyrus the Great, and Theseus (he treats pagan and Christian patriarchs in the same way) as the greatest of new princes, the glorious and brutal founders of the most novel innovations in politics, and men whom Machiavelli assures us have always used a large amount of armed force and murder against their own people. He estimated that these sects last from 1666 to 3000 years each time, which, as pointed out by Leo Strauss, would mean that Christianity became due to start finishing about 150 years after Machiavelli. Machiavelli’s concern with Christianity as a sect was that it makes men weak and inactive, delivering politics into the hands of cruel and wicked men without a fight.”
“While fear of God can be replaced by fear of the prince, if there is a strong enough prince, Machiavelli felt that having a religion is in any case especially essential to keeping a republic in order. For Machiavelli, a truly great prince can never be conventionally religious himself, but he should make his people religious if he can. According to Strauss (1958, pp. 226–227) he was not the first person to ever explain religion in this way, but his description of religion was novel because of the way he integrated this into his general account of princes.”
The Name Machiavelli In Music: Tupac
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“Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide as of 2010, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Rolling Stone Magazine named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time. The themes of most of Tupac’s songs are the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, social problems, and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry. Shakur began his career as a roadie, backup dancer, and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground.”
“On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was taken to the Southern Nevada University Medical Center, where he died six days later.”
“Although unconfirmed by the Shakur family, several sources (including the official coroner’s report) list his birth name as Lesane Parish Crooks. This name was supposedly entered on the birth certificate because Afeni feared her enemies would attack her son, and disguised his true identity using a different last name. She changed it later, following her separation from Garland and marriage to Mutulu Shakur.”
“On forming the Outlawz, Tupac gave each of them a name of a dictator/military leader or an enemy of America.”
“Yaki Kadafi, after Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi
Hussein Fatal, after Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein
Mussolini (formerly Big Syke), after Italian dictator Benito Mussolini
Komani (Shakur’s half brother Mopreme Shakur), after Iranian Islamic Revolution leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
Kastro, after Cuban leader Fidel Castro
E.D.I. Mean, after Ugandan dictator Idi Amin
Napoleon, after military strategist and leader Napoleon Bonaparte”
“For himself, Tupac created the alias “Makaveli” from Renaissance Italian philosopher and strategist Niccolo Machiavelli, whose writings inspired Shakur in prison, but who also preached that a leader could eliminate his enemies by all means necessary.”
“He mentioned Makaveli Records a few times before his death. This was supposed to be a music label for up and coming artists that Shakur had an interest in developing or potentially signing, and his own future projects would have also been published through it as well.”
“Makaveli Branded is the official clothing line of Tupac Shakur founded by his mother, Afeni Shakur. It was launched seven years after the death of her son. The brand’s purpose is keeping the legacy of Tupac Shakur alive through fashion. A portion of each sale from Makaveli Branded is donated to the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation and Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Atlanta Georgia.”
“American rappers who have appeared on print ads included Chamillionaire, Ludacris, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Chingy and DJ Quik, among others.”
Machiavelli And The Four Seasons
“Machiavelli and the Four Seasons is a 1995 album by the Australian rock group TISM (This Is Serious Mum). It is TISM’s most famous release and the one with which they received the most critical success and fame. The album was certified Gold by the ARIA Awards and won the ARIA Award for Best Independent Release.”
Mariah Carey (1990)
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Nicholas Scott “Nick” Cannon
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In my research for the name Niccolo Machiavelli, I discovered that Mariah Carey has a song entitled “Don Machiavelli”, but I was unable to determine exactly who this song is dedicated to.
“Carey and actor/comedian Nick Cannon met while they shot her music video for her second single, “Bye Bye”, on an island off the coast of Antigua. On April 30, 2008, Carey married Cannon at her private estate on Windermere Island in The Bahamas.”
I find it interesting, however, that in addition to Carey having a song with the name Machiavelli associated with it, Mariah Carey is married to a famous “Nick.”
The Word “Mach” In Machiavelli
In the Abary language, the “a” in the word “mach” is pronounced like “ah” which yields the sound of the English word “mock.”
Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (Tenth Edition) defines mock:
1. to treat with contempt or ridicule: deride 2: to disappoint the hopes of 3: defy, challenge 4 a: to imitate (as a mannerism) closely : mimic b: to mimic in sport or derision: jeer, scoff
2. in an insincere or counterfeit manner
The “vell” in Machia(vell)i sounds like the English word “veil” and means the following:
1. (noun) a length of cloth worn by women as a covering for the head and shoulders
2. (verb) to cover, provide, obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil
Both of these are characteristics of the devil. The devil mocks and covers up the truth.
Machiavelli In The Abary Language
The name MACHIAVELLI can be transliterated into the Abary language in the following way:
(the “i” is transliterated as “yod” or “y”)
(the “v” is transliterated as the letter “waw” [uw] or letter “bet” [b])
M-A-CH-Y-A-UW-E-L-L-Y or M-A-CH-Y-A-B-E-L-L-Y
(we can remove the foreign letter “e” sound)
M-A-CH-Y-A-UW-L-L-Y or M-A-CH-Y-A-B-A-L-L-Y
(we need to insert the Abary “ah” (a) sound between the two consonant “l”s)
M-A-CH-Y-A-UW-L-A-L-Y or M-A-CH-Y-A-B-A-L-A-L-Y
Abary names have meaning.
The Abary Name “Machyabalaly”
For the purposes of simplifying the breakdown of the meaning of the name MACHIAVELLI, I will limit this breakdown to the second of the two possible names: MACHYABALALY. The following Abary words are found in the name MACHYABALALY:
Mach (H4220/H4221) (fatling one, fat figurative rich)
Macha (H4222/H4229) (to rub, clap) (abolish, blot out, destroy)
Machaba (H4224) (hiding lurking place)
Machya (H4241) (preserve life, quick, recover)
Machala (H4245) (disease, infirmity, sickness)
Ya (H3050) (the sound of the name of Yah)
Bal (H1077) (nothing, no, not) (H1078) (Baal alahyam of the Babylonians)
Bala (H1086/H1087) (consume, waste, to fail, failure, to wear out, decay, old, trouble, terrify) (H1104) (cover, destroy, devour)
Baly (H1097) (corruption, ignorantly, failure, nothing, destruction)
Balal (H1101) (anoint, confound, mingle, mix)
Baal(y) (H1166/H1168/H1180) (have dominion, master, owner, lord, Phoenician deity, an offensive name for Yahuwah)
Al (H410) (the shortened form of the title “Alahyam”)
Ab (H1) (father)
Abal (H56/H58) (lament, mourn/meadow, grassy)
Chabal (H2254/2256) (corrupt, destroy, offend, pledge, spoil/band, company)
Chabala (H2258/H2259) (pledge/pilot)
Yalal (H3213) (howl, wail, cry)
I will not attempt to interpret what all this information means. Only Yahuwah knows the full meaning of a name and how it applies to each of us. If we have a negative name and turn to righteousness, Yahuwah has the authority to change that negative name. Yahuwah will give His people a new name. Also, I want the reader to know that the “ch” in the name MACHIAVELLI could be substituted with the Abary letter “k” or “q” which would include words that I did not include in this breakdown. The wicked in these last days choose their names by design, and the wicked speak to us through their chosen name.
The Death Of Machiavelli
“Machiavelli was deprived of office in 1512 by the Medici. In 1513 he was accused of conspiracy, arrested, and imprisoned for a time. Despite torture (“with the rope”, where the prisoner is hanged from his bound wrists, from the back, forcing the arms to bear the body’s weight, thus dislocating the shoulders), he denied involvement and was released. Machiavelli then retired to his estate at Sant’Andrea in Percussina (near San Casciano in Val di Pesa), and devoted himself to study and to the writing of the political treatises that earned his intellectual place in the development of political philosophy and political conduct.”
“Machiavelli died in 1527 at the age of 58. He was buried at the Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy. An epitaph honoring him is inscribed on his monument. The Latin legend reads: TANTO NOMINI NULLUM PAR ELOGIUM (“so great a name (has) no adequate praise” or “no eulogy (would be appropriate to) such a great name”).”
Like Nikola Tesla, Niccolo Machiavelli appears to have died childless, but before he died, it is reported that the mankind falsely accused, imprisoned, tortured, and exiled him which are the marks of a true saint or angel of light. Nikola Tesla died with this same saint-like image hanging over his head.
Also, like Nikola Tesla, the mankind has made images of Niccolo Machiavelli in honor and worship of his great name.
Niccolo Machiavelli (statue by Lorenzo Bartolini, Uffizi gallery, Florence, Italy)
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