The Matrix - Decoded

Emergency! The Time is Now To Extract Yourself From The Matrix
The Matrix

To: All Those ‘PERSONS’ Still Lodged in the Matrix!

Care must be taken when describing and decoding the information for the uninformed that is coming from within the MATRIX by way of the Communication. The uninformed cannot be told about the MATRIX, they must experience it. The Communication rightly explains to them that “The MATRIX is the world pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth. It makes you a slave. A prison for your mind.” If you attempt to expose the uninformed to too much “light,” you will blind them.

Communication is the story of the Gospel of the Scripture, but it is set within the
framework of a Greek-science-fiction-drama. The leading character is named Neo. He is played by Keanu Reeves. The word Neo in Greek means new. Neo is the new man or the new Adam come to save the people of ZION. But first, he must die and be resurrected by the Trinity. Once resurrected, he will save the world by taking people out of the MATRIX and into the land of ZION. The problem is that in the beginning, Neo does not know who he is or where he is. He first must be brought out of the land of the MATRIX and learn who he is. He is extracted by a team of Zionists led by their leader, Morpheus, who is played by Laurence Fishburne. The woman Trinity, played by Carrie-Anne Moss, is one the principal person from the Zion group that communicates with people in the MATRIX.

Together, Morpheus represents God the Father; Trinity represents God the Holy Spirit (who breathes life back into Neo and brings the message to the MATRIX), and Neo represents God the Son. Their team of helpers is called the people of Zion.

They consult the ORACLE, which represents the Holy Scripture. The ORACLE does not judge good from evil but is a guide to show the path upon which the people of Zion must go.

The people of Zion use a vessel named the NEBUCHADNEZZAR as a means of travel within the MATRIX.

Allied against the Zionists is the MATRIX. The MATRIX is the world which has deceived all the people therein to fall into a dreamlike sleep. In this condition, the people are warehoused in large storage facilities. The people are physically hooked up to the cells in this warehouse by tubes that both feed them and extract electrical and heat energy from them to run the machines of the world who have taken over control. The tubes also feed the people in the MATRIX computer generated thoughts programmed into MATRIX computers. Therefore, life in the MATRIX is nothing more than an incredibly-complex computer program created by the MATRIX to conceal the real intent of raising and harvesting human beings to provide electrical energy to run the machines which control the MATRIX. These electronic thoughts fed to the people in the MATRIX create a substitute for real thinking and real thoughts and real experience.

Instead, the people in the MATRIX only believe that they are alive and experiencing their lives. Their bodies never physically leave the cells in which they are kept. But to their minds, they appear to be living a normal existence with a job, personal relationships, hobbies, and the like. In the MATRIX, everyone is united as in “AI”, artificial intelligence.

Your world is a computer program that appears real to you.

There is a group that works for the MATRIX called the Agents. These Agents are not real people, but sentient computer programs which give the Agents supernatural powers. Their job is to locate and destroy people who have either physically disconnected from the MATRIX or who are within the MATRIX but are receiving unauthorized communications from people outside the MATRIX. The name of the leading Agent is SMITH, who represents SATAN, a totally evil entity out to destroy any living being who would attempt to physically leave the MATRIX.

All communications with people within the MATRIX are done through the MATRIX computers. The communication can be made by way of a phone connection (or modem connection) to the MATRIX computer which in tum communicates with the person in the MATRIX over the direct computer link to the person’s mind. Once a person is physically removed from the MATRIX, that person never again physically goes into the MATRIX but is mentally projected into the MATRIX computer.

Before Neo comes out of the MATRIX and learns who he is, Neo is captured by the Agents and taken to interrogation. Agent Smith says: “O.K. Mr Anderson. I see a man sitting before me who has two lives [one in the law forum of the MATRIX and one in the law forum of Zion].

Your first life is as a man named Thomas A. Anderson. In this life you have an SSN or NI number, you pay your taxes. You work as a computer programmer for a software development company.

Your second life is as a man named Neo. Neo has committed almost every computer crime in the book. Only one of these lives has a future. Which life is that going to be?”

The leader of the resistance movement is named Morpheus. This, like Neo, is also a Greek name. You might not be familiar with this name. I wasn’t. The name means “he who forms or moulds.” Morpheus was the Greek god of dreams.

The Encyclopedia Mythica says: “He lies on an ebony bed in a dim-lit cave. He appears to humans in their dreams in the shape of man. He is responsible for shaping dreams or giving shape to the beings which inhabit dreams.

Morpheus … Is mentioned as the son Hypnos, the god of sleep.” Morpheus is the man who, with the help of others, extracts Neo from the Matrix and leads him to resolve who he is and how Neo can save the people from the Matrix.

The name MORPHEUS is also a computer game by Piranha Interactive Publishing, Inc.
“Imagine a world where you died but your dreams lived on. The adventure begins with you as an explorer, separated from your party, aboard the ship Herculania [in the movie, the ship’s name is the NEBUCHADNEZZAR]. You are looking to resolve the legacy of your father who has disappeared in the region 30 years earlier. You become despondent, certain of your impending death, drifting between strange and foreboding dreams.” This game could well be a semi-outline for the movie MATRIX.

What led Neo to question his life in the MATRIX? At one time, Morpheus asks him: “You don’t like the idea of not being in control of your own life, do you?” And Neo answers in the affirmative. Neo’s name is an anagram for the “ONE” or the saviour. In a discussion with the Agent SMITH, Neo was told: “Once we started thinking for you, it [the MATRIX] became our [not your] world.”

Neo asked what would happen if you die in the MATRIX. The answer is that you also die in the real world since the body cannot live without the mind. Neo also asked what would happen if one tries to take on the Agents in the MATRIX. The answer is: “They are all-powerful in the MATRIX. You cannot take them on “in this [meaning the artificial world they created without rules] place.” The only way to prevail is to run from them and get out of the MATRIX. That is because there are no rules [or law] in the MATRIX. The rules and the law in the MATRIX are whatever the MATRIX computer programs say that they are. The law is a fiction. The MATRIX is run on a public policy of containment of the living beings in the MATRIX. Nothing more and nothing less.

There are many symbols in this Communication. Neo, when mentally extracted from the MATRIX, is given the opportunity by the people of Zion to decide whether or not he wants to be physically extracted, also. He is warned that after being physically extracted, it will be very difficult to return to the MATRIX if he changes his mind. Neo is offered a blue pill to take if he wants to mentally go back into the MATRIX and be mentally sedated, never again to question the MATRIX. He is offered a red pill if he wants to physically come out. The red pill is symbolic of the blood of Christ sacrificed to set man free from the things of this world. The pills are also symbolic of the story of Alice in Wonderland and the song sung by Gracie Slick- “One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small.”

Neo first meets the Zionists at a meeting spot called the “Adam Street Bridge.” This is symbolically where Thomas A. Anderson, the first Adam in sin, crosses over into the hands of the Zionists to become the makings of the second Adam. Thomas A. Anderson, when he was still within the MATRIX, was wakened by his alarm clock which read “9:18 A.M.”

The number 9 stands for the fruits of the spirit [or the coming of blessing or judgment], while 18 represents bondage [the condition Thomas A. Anderson was in].

Thomas A. Anderson lives in room number 101 in a hotel named “The Heart of the City” during his existence in the MATRIX. The “heart” is the metaphor for the physical life of the person or entity. It represents that Thomas A. Anderson was destined to be that life which is to come out of the MATRIX and give life to the people in the MATRIX. Room number “101” deals with the numbers 10 = Fullness of law and responsibility and teaching, and 1 = Unity, primacy. Thomas A. Anderson is the one that will apply the natural law to defeat the law of the MATRIX.

Trinity carries on her activities within the MATRIX out of room “303.” Room number “303” deals with the numbers 30 = blood of Christ, and 3 = division, perfection, and completeness.

Neo’s physical removal from the matrix is a birthing cycle in which the “cord” was cut, the birthing fluids were present, and the escape afterwards from the pod where the birthing took place was through a pool of water (a baptism) into a new life. There are several other washings [or baptisms] represented by the waters falling at the Adam Street Bridge, etc.

Look up the term “Matrix” in Black’s 4th Law Dictionary. You may be amazed. It means: “In civil law, the protocol or first draft of a legal instrument, from which all copies must be taken.” Does this refer to the fact that “all copies” or all people within the MATRIX must follow the “prime directive” of the MATRIX to work and slave for the MATRIX? The definition of “Matrix Ecclesia” in Latin is: “A mother church. This term was anciently applied to a cathedral, in relation to the other churches in the same see, or to a parochial church, in relation to the chapels or minor churches attached to it or depending on it.”

The Communication is trying to tell you that the MATRIX [or the world] is a mother church preaching a religion. A religion based upon an illusion and a false sense of being. Did you ever get the impression that life as we know it is backwards? That what we perceive as reality is the illusion and what we perceive as an illusion is the reality? In the Communication, you get the picture from both sides of the mirror where the MATRIX is on the illusion side of the mirror and Zion is on the real side of the mirror.

The end of the Communication is nothing short of jubilant and heroic. Neo makes a “phone call” to the people of the MATRIX. He is feeding direct communication into their mind by way of the computer hookup. Neo tells them, “There are no rules. You can do anything that you want to.” The law is done away with in their law forum. Their Constitution is dead. (as long as you do not harm the life, liberty or property of another).
Neo invites them to join the Zionists. As proof that there is no law in their law forum, Neo flies away into the sky as a superman. [After all, if there is no law, there is no gravity in their law forum].

May the force of Zion be your calling.

The Matrix - Reloaded

A MOVIE REVIEW
By Jack Smith

Think of a movie as though it were a parable.
A parable is a story which parallels real-life issues. But it is told in such a manner that the average person will not understand the meaning of the story as it relates to real life. The story or parable itself discusses facts and answers the WHO, WHAT, WHERE and WHEN questions.

The true meaning of the parable is in the answer to the WHY question that most people do not ask or answer.

This article is addressed to the WHY people. If you are one of the WHAT people, take the blue pill and go back into your position in the Matrix.

Are you still in the Matrix or are you one of the people of Zion? If you answered that question by determining that you are out of the Matrix and you are one of the people of Zion, then you still might have a serious problem in understanding what your relationship is to the controllers of the Matrix. You are not as independent as you might think. This is the true value of the message being given in the movie The Matrix 2.

The Movie, The Matrix 2, introduces us to a much higher concept of liberty and responsibility, and especially the concept of being at war or at peace with the system. It answers the question of “Do you have a choice when you are out of the Matrix?” The answer is yes! But you might be surprised that the ability to have a choice does not give you freedom and independence from the controllers of the Matrix.

In the Movie The Matrix 2, we are introduced to the people who live in a city called Zion. The first movie did not describe Zion at all. It only dealt with several people from Zion that were aboard the vessel the Nebuchadnezzar. Zion is a city deep in the core of the earth away from the Matrix. It is inhabited by people who have been physically removed from the Matrix. The Matrix warehouses the remaining 99% of the humans in a condition similar to a coma in which the humans are fed nutrients and the illusion of a normal life by machines run by computers. The Matrix harvests the bodily heat and chemical energy from human bodies to power the machine world. When a physical body dies in the Matrix, it is removed from the Matrix by the machines and ground up and fed to the remaining inhabitants as a food source.

The underground city of Zion appears to be a mirror of the Matrix. Whereas in the Matrix, the machines appear to control the humans therein living off of their energy, in the City of Zion, the people control the machines which serve them and keep them alive. The Matrix appears to be on the surface of the earth where humans ordinarily live and survive.
The City of Zion is deep in the earth as though it were a burial ground for the dead. The people on the surface living in the Matrix are, for all intents and purposes, dead (or living in a dream or a coma), but mentally have perceived themselves to be very much alive by their mental stimulation through the Matrix’s computers. The people in Zion are buried deep in the earth (where ordinarily the corpses are buried, but they are mentally awake and very much physically at liberty from the physical and mental constraints of the Matrix’s computers and warehouses).

There are several interesting issues that are raised with the Movie The Matrix 2. The first movie was mostly about Neo, personally. It was about waking him up from his naivety and the placing of him into a position in which he could be aware of, and deal with, larger issues than his own condition and future.

Since the Movie is only a parable to teach us, the first movie also was about waking us up to the reality of the world. Now, in the second movie, we are ready for larger issues. This is what we are getting.

There are three major conversations in the Movie The Matrix Two which serve to introduce us to the more important aspects of our relationship as people who have come out of the Matrix to the issue of the Matrix still being there as a “neighbour.” What should be our relationship?

Should we fight the Matrix? Should we destroy the Matrix? Should we be at peace with it?

In the first movie, Neo was extracted from the Matrix. Who accomplished this extraction?

Was it Neo himself? Was it Morpheus? Was it Trinity? No! Neo was offered a blue pill or a red pill. The blue pill represents admiralty. If Neo took the blue pill, he would be put back into a condition of delusion to conform to the public policies and would have no interest in learning any of the private conditions of reality. If Neo took the red pill, it would be “the blood of the Messiah” and Neo would be aware of the private things in the world (as opposed to this world) and would become a servant to help others learn the truth.

The red pill, Neo was told by the members of Zion, was a locator program. The purpose of Neo swallowing the red pill was to be a transponder or beacon so that his physical body could be located in the storehouse of the Matrix. It was a machine in the Matrix that was responsible for extracting Neo from the Matrix. It wasn’t Neo, Morpheus, Trinity, or any other human who got Neo out of the Matrix. Since it was a machine who extracted him, why would the Matrix extract him if it wasn’t a policy of the Matrix to let anyone out that wanted to be let out? The answer is simple. The Matrix only survives because adhesion to the Matrix is voluntary. Is it not possible to un-volunteer from the “Matrix” of this world by expatriating the physical membership?

Will the governments of this world (the Matrix) not let one expatriate voluntarily if one does so in a proper manner? The answer is yes. Likewise, the red pill can be viewed as a form of expatriation request.

It appears that Neo’s separation from the Matrix in a physical fashion in the first movie was not a guarantee of the fact that Neo’s future would not be influenced in some manner by the Matrix. And, in fact, in the Movie The Matrix 2, there is a significant interplay between the Matrix and Neo’s lives and also with those of his friends in Zion. The second movie deals with the issues of the interaction between Zion and the Matrix.

Neo has a discussion with the Oracle that enlightens us as to the reason why the people of Zion and the Matrix are linked together. The following conversation takes place between Neo and the Oracle. Interspersed in this conversation, I will add some comments in parenthesis.

0: Well. Come on. I’m not going to bite you. Come around here and let me have a look at
you. My goodness. Look at you. You turned out all right, didn’t you? How do you feel?
You are not sleeping. We will get to that. Why don’t you come and have a sit. [An invitation to sit is a form of a commercial process called a draft. The Oracle was the drawer of the draft. As such, the drawer is the debtor. The drawee, in this case Neo, is the creditor. If the drawee does not fulfill the draft request, a dishonor occurs and the drawee becomes the debtor. You do not want to be the debtor by dishonoring the draft.]
N: Maybe I will stand. [A dishonor]
0: Suit yourself. [Acceptance o f Neo’s dishonor without going to war.]
[Neo sits down voluntarily.]
N: I felt like sitting. [Now Neo is in honor, so the conversation continues.]
0: I know. So, let’s get the obvious stuff out of the way.
N: You’re not human. Are you?
0: It’s tough to get any more obvious than that.
N: If I had to guess, I would say you are a program from the machine world. So is he.
[Referring to the Oracle’s body guard.]
0: So far s o good.
N: But if that is true, it can mean that you are a part of the system. Another kind of control.
0: Keep going.
N: I suppose the most obvious question is: How can I trust you?
0 : Bingo! It is a riddle. No doubt about it. The bad news is there is no way that you can really know if I am here to help you or not. So it is really up to you ! Just have to make up your own damn mind to either accept what I am going to tell you or reject it. [Isn’t this the real issue with the people of Zion today in their relationship to the Matrix. The issue is: How can we trust the judge or the law enforcement officer, or the lawyer, or the prosecutor, etc., if they are in the public system?]
[The Oracle reaches into her purse to get some candy.]
Candy?
N: Do you already know if I am going to take it?
0: I wouldn’t be much of a n Oracle i f I didn’t.
N: But if you already know, how can I make the choice?
0 : Because you didn’t come here to make the choice. You already made it. You’re here to try to understand why you made the choice. I thought you would have figured that out by now. [Notice how the issue is going from “what” questions to “why” questions!]
N: Why are you here?
0 : Same reason. I love candy! [Joke]
N: Why help us?
0 : We’re all here to do what we are all here to do. I’m interested in one thing Neo. The future. And believe me, I know the only way to get there is together.

[There is a parable in the New Testament. It talks about a field (which is this world) where an enemy came one night and sowed weeds in the wheat filed. The wheat is the Zion people and the weeds are the people of the Matrix. The servants asked the master whether the servants should pull out the weeds when they started growing. The master told the servants to allow the weeds and the wheat to grow together because the wheat would be destroyed by the pulling up of the weeds. This is what Neo is being told here. The people of the Matrix and the people of Zion must exist side by side for a period of time, lest the warfare between both cause both parties annihilation.]

N: Are there other programs like you?
0: Well, not like me, but look – see those birds? At some point a program was written to govern them. A program was written to watch over the trees, the wind, sunrise, and sunset. There are programs running all over the place. Ones doing their job. Doing what they were meant to do. They are invisible. You’d never even know they were here. But the other ones, well. You hear about them all the time.
N: I’ve never heard of them.
0: Of course you have. Every time you heard someone say: “I’ve seen a ghost or an angel.” Every story you have ever heard about vampires, werewolves, or aliens is the system assimilating some program that is doing something that they are not supposed to be doing.
N: Programs hacking programs. Why? [Again a “why” question.]
0: They have their reasons, but usually a program chooses exile when it faces deletion.
N: Why would a program be deleted?
0: Maybe it breaks down. Maybe a better program is created to replace it. I t happens all the time. And when it does, a program can either choose to hide here or return to the source.
N: The machine mainframe!
0: Yes. Where the path of the One ends. You have seen it in your dreams, haven’t you? The door made of light. What happens when you go through the door?
N: I see Trinity and something happens. Something bad. She starts to fall. And then I wake up.
0: Do you see her die?
N: No.
0: You have the sight now. You are looking at the world without time. [Time is a commercial entity. When there is no commerce involved, time is irrelevant. In the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away, when Tom Hanks was on the Island,
time was irrelevant. There were no commercial contracts or terms to implement in which time was a factor. Time in the Garden of Eden was also irrelevant.]
N: Then why can’t I see what happens?
0: We cannot see past the choices we do not understand. [Because w e have not yet thought it into existence.]
N: Are you saying that I have to choose whether Trinity lives or dies?
0: No. You have already made the choice. Now you have to understand it.
N: No. I can’t do that. I won’t! [This is a war or a dishonor which leads to losing control over the situation.]
0: You will have to.
N: Why?
0: Because you are the One. [You are the creditor and must face it.]
N: What if I can’t? What happens if I fail?
0: Then Zion will fall. Our time is up. Listen to me, Neo. You can save Zion i f you
reach the source, but to do that you will need the Key Maker.
N: The Key Maker?
0: Yes. He disappeared some time ago. W e do not know what happened to him. Now he is being held prisoner by a very dangerous program. One of the oldest of us. He is called the MEROVINGIAN. He will not let him go willingly.

[The character called the Merovingian is an important character in history. He is the original sovereign line of kings of Northwest Europe from about 500 to 850 AD. This line of kings saved the Pope in Italy, thus becoming his master before the Pope made or broke other would-be kings, and the Merovingian successors today are part of those who believe they are the keepers of the Holy Grail, and the secret leaders of the world society. Do a search on this name on the Internet.]
N: What does he want?
0: What do all men with power want? More power. Be there at that exact time and you will have a chance.
N: I must go.
0: Seems like every time we meet, I have nothing but bad news. I’m sorry about that. I surely am. But for what it is worth, you have made a believer out of me. Good luck Kiddo.

This conversation was incredible. It is the first of three conversations that link the fact that the people of Zion, or those who would free themselves from the boundaries of the physical matrix, are not at liberty to:

1) Make war against the Matrix and its leaders or people, or

2) Operate independently from the leaders and people of the Matrix.

In today’s world, this is equivalent to saying:

1) Do not fight the world government system to destroy it.

2) Do not make war against the courts, the judges, the prosecutors, the law enforcement, and the United Nations
or the Federal Reserve. That system (the Matrix) is linked to you and your survival.

The second conversation was even more interesting. It involved a discussion between Neo, Morpheus, Trinity and the man called Merovingian. In the movie plot, in the attempt by Morpheus, Trinity, and Neo to “bring down the Matrix” by destroying the mainframe computer terminal, the location of that mainframe and the ability to get to it was why it was important to learn the location of the Key Maker. He had the information they sought.

MORPHEUS: We are here to speak to Merovingian.
MAITRES DE: Of Course, he has been expecting you. Follow me.
MER: Ahah! Here he is at last. Neo! It is the One himself. And the legendary Morpheus, and Trinity of course. I have heard so much, you honor me. Please. This is my wife, Persephone. Something to eat? Drink? Have you seen so many contrivances as we have here? Please, for the sake of appearances.
N: No, thank you.
MER: Yes, of course.
N: We don’t have time.
MER: Yes, of course. Who has time? But then if we do not ever take time, how can we have time? [Time is a commercial function of the Matrix. If you take time, you are the creditor. If you do not take time, you have dishonored it and you are its debtor]

Magnificent French Wine. I love French wine. Of all the languages, French is my favorite language. Especially to curse ….. It is like wiping your ass with silk. I love it.
You know why we are here? I am a trafficker in information. I know everything I can. The question is, do you know why you are here?
MOR: We are looking for the Key Maker.
MER: Oh, yes. This is true. The Key Maker, of course. But this is not a reason. This is not a why. The Key Maker himself is an answer by his very nature to a means and not an end, and so to be looking for him is to be looking for a means to do? What?
N: You know the answer to that question.
MER: But do you?
You think you do, but you do not. You are here because you were sent here. You were told to come here, and then you obeyed. It is, of course, the way of all things. You see there is only one constant. One universal. It is the only reality . . . . Causality. Action-reaction. Cause and effect.
MOR:Everything begins with choice.
MER: No. Wrong. Choice is an illusion created between those with power and those without.
Look there. Look at that woman. [Referring to a woman at another table in the restaurant] My God, just look at her. Affecting everyone around her. So obvious, so bourgeois, so quiet. But you see, I have sent her a dessert. A very special dessert. I wrote it [the program for the dessert – since we are in the digital matrix] myself. It starts so simply. [The woman takes a bite out of the dessert, reflecting on its flavor.] Each line of the program paints a new fate. Just like poetry. Fast. A rush. Heat. A heart flutters. You can see it now, yes? She does not understand why. Is it the wine?
No. What is it? What is the reason? Soon it does not matter. Soon the wine and the reason are gone. And all that matters is the feeling itself. This is the nature of the universe. [The desert program contained a substance that would, over time, cause her to leave the table and go to the women’s room with a physical uneasiness to resolve.]

We struggle against it. We fight to keep from dying. Of course we pretend to be alive. Beneath a poised appearance, the truth is really our complete case out of control. Causality. There is no escape from it. We are forever slaves to it. Our only hope, our only peace is to understand it. [That is the “why.”] To understand the why. Why is what separates us from them. You from me. Why is the only real source of power. Without it you are powerless. And this is how you come to me. Without the WHY, without [any] power. Another link in the chain. But fear not. Since I have seen how good you are at following orders. I will tell you what to do next. Run back and give the Fortune Teller this message. Her time is over.

Now, I have some real business to attend to. [The Merovingian desires to follow the pretty lady to the women’s rest room.] Adieu and good bye.
N: This isn’t over. [Nonacceptance of a draft order = dishonor.]
MER: Oh, yes it is. The Key Maker is mine and I see no reason why I should give him up. No reason at all. [There was no cross-commercial consideration to the Merovingian from Neo to make a commercial agreement attractive to the Merovingian.]
PER: Where are you going?
MER: Please, my wife, I have told you. We are all victims of causality. I drink too much wine. I must take a piss. Cause and effect. [Merovingian leaves. His body guards move to escort Trinity out.]
TRI: Touch me and that hand will never touch anything again.
[Trinity, Morpheus, Neo leave. They get on an elevator to go to the bottom floor of the building.]
N: Well, that didn’t go so well.
MOR: Are you sure the Oracle didn’t say anything else?
N: Yes.
TRI: Are you sure we didn’t do something wrong?
N: Or didn’t do something.
MOR: No. What happened- happened and couldn’t have happened in any other way.
N: How do you know?
MOR: We are still alive. [Morpheus understands honor and acceptance.]
[The Elevator door opens on another floor as the trio is going down to reveal Persephone. She intercedes and promises to deliver what they want.]

Twice now, Neo has been told by entities in the Matrix that the answer to the question WHY is the only important issue that he needs to deal with. The Oracle told him that the WHAT has already been decided in his life. The Oracle told him if he does not understand the why, he will not be able to “see” beyond the WHAT issue that he does not know the WHY about. Now Merovingian also tells them that without knowing WHY events occur, there is no hope to be in CONTROL. But being in CONTROL means that commercially you are a creditor. So not knowing WHY makes one a debtor in commercial affairs. As a debtor, one cannot be in control and cannot “win” (if that is what one is hoping to achieve in terms of a commercial or military (democracy) victory).

Neo, Morpheus, and Trinity wrongly thought that the issue was “choice.” Doesn’t Babylon tell us that we should be fighting for “women’s choice” or rights? The Merovingian rightly told

Neo that CHOICE is an act of a debtor in reacting to the possible consequences of being the debtor. It is an illusion. A person with a mortgage on his house has a choice. He can either pay his monthly mortgage payment to the bank or he can choose not to pay the monthly mortgage payment. He will also be subject to the duties or obligations that that choice he makes saddles him with. The issue is never in achieving the ability to make a CHOICE in life. The issue is
being in CONTROL of one’s options as a creditor of the commercial agreements so that one’s duties are established by one’s own desire to voluntarily serve your fellow man instead of being a slave to your fellow man.

Neo finally gets the information from the Key Maker so that he can reach the main frame computer to shut it down and save this world. When he arrives at the room outside the main frame shut off switch, he meets another character in the Matrix called the Architect. The third quotation from the second Movie follows between the Architect and Neo. It is the most revealing of all the discussions.
A: Hello, Neo.
N: Who are you?
A: I am the Architect. I created the Matrix. I’ve been waiting for you. You have many questions. And though the process has altered your consciousness, you remain irrevocably human. Ergo- some of my answers you will understand and some you will not.
Accordingly, while your first question may be the most pertinent, it is also the most irrelevant.
N: Why am I here? [Notice how Neo has learned to ask the important WHY questions now.]
A: Your life is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent in the programming of the Matrix.
You are the eventuality of an anomaly, which in spite of my sincerest efforts, I have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision.

While it remains a burden assiduously avoided, it is not unexpected, and thus not beyond a measure of control, which has led you inexorably here.

[The Matrix, like any military de facto government predicated on some continuous warfare, needs to have a protagonist and an antagonist to survive. i.e., – there needs to be enemies in the Matrix system. And Neo was one of the “enemies” set up in the system, along with the other inhabitants of Zion, to structure the system to make it possible to have continuous warfare so the system works in its de facto capacity. His rebellion is a programming “anomaly.” In other words, it does not appear to be the norm established for the bulk of the system. But his rebellion is not outside the ultimate control of the Matrix master programming. Why this is necessary to the de facto structure of the current Matrix design, it seems to escape the master designer as to why a de jure system would not suffice. Notice, also, that the Architect uses
sophisticated Greek style rhetoric to attempt to confuse Neo and intimidate him so that the Architect will not have to answer Neo’s question.]
N: You have not answered my question!
A: Quite right. Interesting. That was quicker than the others.
N: Others? How many?
A: The Matrix is older than you know. I prefer counting from the emergence of one integral anomaly [one rebellion in history] to the emergence of the next, in which case this is the sixth version.
N: Two possible explanations. Why has no one told me? Or no one knows?
A: Precisely.
As you are undoubtedly gathering, the anomaly is systemic. Creating fluctuations in even the most simplistic equations.
[The Architect is telling Neo that the fact that there is a Matrix world with people locked into permanent slavery and warehoused in the Matrix and a world with people of Zion in a sense of freedom living below the land is planned or “systemic.” They exist together in a form of an uneasy harmony.]
N: Choice. The problem is choice. [Again Neo has not learned that CHOICE does not hold the answer. You are either a creditor by CAUSEIEFFECT or else you are a debtor. ]
A: The first Matrix I designed was quite naturally perfect. [Garden of Eden?] It was a work of art. Flawless. Sublime. In triumph equaled only by its monumental failure.

The inevitability of its doom is apparent to me now as a consequence of its imperfection inherent in every human being. [The desire to be in control of one’s life for gain or commerce instead of for service. This creates an ongoing warfare that
brings the fall of government from a republic to a democracy – a military controlled warfare.] And so I redesigned it based on your history, to more accurately reflect the vary and grotesqueries of your nature. However, I was again frustrated by failure.

I have since come to understand that the answer eluded me because it required a lesser mind, or perhaps a mindless bound by the parameters of perfection. [A mind that does not assume good in men, but rather assumes evil in men. A mind that does not look for peace, but one that looks for continual warfare.]

Then the answer was stumbled upon by another, an intuitive program, initially created to investigate certain aspects of the human psyche. If I am the father of the Matrix, she would undoubtedly be its mother.
N: The Oracle!
A: Please. As I was saying, she stumbled upon a solution whereby nearly ninety-nine per cent of all subjects accepted the program [CONTROL] as long as they were given a choice. Even if they were only aware of the choice at an unconscious level. [i.e.- an opportunity to presume they could elect or vote or choose in an action.]
While this answer functioned, it was obviously fundamentally flawed [what about the 1 % of the subjects who did not receive the programming], thus creating the otherwise contradictory systemic anomaly, that if left unchecked might threaten the system itself.

Ergo- Those that refused the program [apparent CONTROL], while a minority, if unchecked, would constitute an escalating probability of disaster [a rebellion that would destroy the ultimate control of the Matrix by the machines.].
N: This is about Zion!
A: You are here because Zion is about to be destroyed. [Zion is the people who have come out of the Matrix, but they have not left commerce. They still are not about service. They just want to be in control of their own lives for personal gain and profit.
They call this control- CHOICE. But CHOICE is not control because they have not gotten back to the natural law that says that if one chooses to fight his brother, he cannot live in freedom and liberty.] It’s [Zion’s] every living inhabitant terminated, its entire existence eradicated.

N: Bull shit! [Non-acceptance of the information presented to Neo by draft from the Architect. This is another dishonor.]
A: Denial is the most predictable of all human responses. But rest assured, this will be the sixth time we have destroyed it. And we have become exceedingly efficient at it.
[Note: In the book of Daniel, there is a discussion about a dream that Nebuchadnezzar is having involving a Beast. The Beast represents empires established on earth. In one of the dreams, there were six worldly empires represented. Some that were, some that are, and some that will be. Since these empires are time dependent, they are commercial empires. The six empires represent: Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, the Medes and Persians, Greece, and Rome. Each new empire was established and overthrown in history in order to perfect commerce. Each succeeding empire became more efficient in its quest for commercial profits, earnings, taxation, and control. Slaves overthrew masters, not to serve their brothers, but to themselves become the new masters. It was all about getting more of the “choices” for themselves. Never about serving their brothers.]
A: The function of the One is now to return to the Source allowing a temporary dissemination of the code you carry, reinserting the prime program. [i.e. ., we will restart the Matrix with a new history and use your DNA to perfect a more perfect, or a more intelligent and masterful, gene pool for the slaves. After all, better slaves create better profits. It is all about competition when you are in commerce.] After which, you will be required to select from the Matrix 23 individuals, 16 females and seven males, to rebuild Zion. [Note: 23 is the number of death. So the new Zion will be built again upon the premise of dead people and not living people. Seven is masculine perfection. 15 is rest. The new people will restart a new Zion – or a new nemesis for the new Matrix. See the programmers of the Matrix need to restart an “enemy” for
their system to work to maintain continuous warfare.]
Failure to comply with the process will result in a cataclysmic system crash killing everyone connected to the Matrix, which coupled with the extermination of Zion, will ultimately result in the extinction of the entire human race.
N : You won’t let it happen! You can’t. You need human beings to survive. [Again, Neo is fighting the system as though there is a choice that will save the day. This dishonour only shows that Neo still does not understand the WHY.]
A : There are levels o f survival we are prepared to accept.
However, the relevant issue is whether or not you are ready to accept responsibility for the death of every human being in this world. [Note how Neo is the creditor with the capacity to maintain or destroy the whole world. This power does not rest in the hands of those who control the Matrix. They are honorable.]
‘Tis interesting in reading your reactions. [Seeing the expression on Neo’s face.]
Your five predecessors were, by design, based on a similar predication a contingent affirmation that was meant to create a profound attachment to the rest of your species, facilitating the function of the One. While the others experienced this in a very general way, your experience is far more specific. Vis-a-vis, love. [Love is an emotion that, when properly invoked, results in serving mankind and not in commercial actions that are warlike and killing your brother such as Cain’s actions in Genesis 4. So the Architect is noting that Neo’s “rebellion” or “protest” is significantly oriented on a different plane than the rebellion or protest of the previous six empires. This is an omen of things to come in possibly resolving the “war” in the third Matrix movie.]
N : Trinity?
A : Apropos. She entered the Matrix to save your life at the cost of her own.
[Neo had gotten Trinity to promise not to enter the Matrix. It was too dangerous for her according to a dream where Neo had prophesied the possible death of Trinity, if she entered the Matrix. Trinity chose to enter the Matrix when she had knowledge that Neo’s and Morpheus’ lives were in danger.]
N : No!
A : Which brings me at last to the moment o f truth where the fundamental flaw is ultimately expressed, and the anomaly revealed as both beginning and end. [The 1 % who appear not to be in control by the Matrix are really in control of the Matrix and carry out the process of killing the old system to restart the new system. As the WHO sang: “Out with the old boss. In with the new. Same as the old boss.” The Zion people are given only CHOICE. And this CHOICE does not give them the capacity to do anything which would ultimately destroy the Matrix.]
There are two doors. The door to your right [private world] leads to the source and the salvation of Zion [where the Matrix main frame computer can be shut down]. The door to your left [public world] leads back to the Matrix, to her [Trinity], and to the end of your specie [where Zion will be defeated by the machines]. As you adequately
put it, the problem is choice. But we already know what you are going to do, don’t we?
Already I can see the chain of reaction, the chemical precursors that signal the onset of an emotion designed specifically to overwhelm logic and reason. An emotion that is already blinding you from the simple and obvious truth. She is going to die. [But the Architect has already admitted he is fallible. He has been wrong in the past.] And there is nothing you can do to stop it. Hope? It is the quintessential human delusion: simultaneously the source of your greatest strength and your greatest weakness.
N: If I live, you should hope that we will not meet again.
A: We won’t.
[Neo leaves by the left door back into the Matrix to attempt to save Trinity from her certain death.]
Neo has no other choice but to go back into the Matrix through the left door, or the door that represents the “public” interest. A remedy in the private world, without a corresponding remedy to witness it in the public world, is not a closed remedy at all. Neo was forced to leave by the public door to resolve that problem by private capacity. If Neo would have first shut down the computer by going into the private right door, he would have lost Trinity, his love, forever. It takes a double witness to resolve all “charges” or claims. Merely resolving the charge or claim on the private side without a public witness is not a victory. It takes 2 or more witnesses to prove a thing. One witness is on the public side. One witness is on the private side. Patriots that try to resolve an issue by private administrative procedure, without getting a public witness to the same thing, have not closed the accounts.

Since everything is backwards in the public world, Hollywood is the true church today telling us the truth [backwards]. Their movies are the “sermons” being taught for all to hear and see, if they have awoken up from the Matrix. The Matrix 2 is telling us that we need to learn the WHY, and we must not destroy the Matrix until its time. The “programs” [officials in this world government] are there to tell us the truth and help us in our freedom and survival. If we go to war against them, we just might not survive. Isn’t the One World Government today tracking”terrorists?” Aren’t terrorists another name for those who fight the leaders of the Matrix?

Go in peace my brothers!

The Matrix - Revolutions

MATRIX – REVOLUTIONS
By Jack Smith
Note: words in [ ] are those of Robert KellylThe American’s Bulletin

The movie series on the Matrix is a backward history of the United States and a history of
true Israel (not the de facto democracy in the Middle East). Matrix- Revolution ends with
the proposed Constitution of the United States of America in 1787. Matrix- the first movie,
begins in present times. The story is a cycle of history repeated over and over again by a people
who do not get it right.

All communication is based upon symbolism. Every war is won by communication. If you
are not enjoying the war (everyday life in a democracy), you are not understanding or getting the code and are not receiving the true message sent in everyday communications by code.
There is a war going on out there. There has always been a war going on out there. The
object of war is to restore honor to commercial dealings between foreign entities so there can be a lasting peace. But where there is no honor, there can be no peace.

The Matrix
In the Movie the Matrix 1 , Neo learned that there was a secret war going on between the
Machine world of the Matrix and a number of people who called themselves Zion who believed
themselves to be separate and apart from the Machine world of the Matrix. The Matrix was a
system that warehoused living beings in a coma like state. It harvested their thermal, chemical,
and biological energy to supply power to run the Machine world. The living beings in the Matrix
were fed neurological impulses to their brains that gave these beings the simulation of a normal life of a living man. By these computer generated memories, these living beings perceived themselves to exist in a life involving family, neighborhoods, nations, work environments, and personal relationships. At no time did the living beings in the “coma like state” have a clue that they were not leading a “real” life of choice. The people of Zion, however, believed that they had been disconnected from the Matrix. They dwelled in a city called Zion buried deep in the core of the earth to protect the inhabitants from the attacks of the Machine world of the Matrix.

These people of Zion believed that they were free of the control of the Matrix, while
understanding that they were at war with the machines from that world. There were a few people of Zion that sprung Neo from the control of the Matrix in the first movie. They believed that Neo might be a living being who would have extraordinary powers to bring freedom and peace to the people of Zion, and to those souls in the Matrix still trapped by the machines.

Matrix Reloaded
In the second movie the Matrix- Reloaded, Neo learns that the fate of the people of Zion is
not independent of the persons in the Matrix or the Machine world that controls the Matrix. To
the contrary, Neo learns that the controllers of the Matrix have dealt with previous rebellions by
people who had separated themselves from the Matrix (like the people of Zion) and had
attempted to defeat the Matrix. The current attempt by Neo and the people of Zion to defeat the
machines from the Matrix is chronicled as the 6th rebellion against the Matrix. All previous
rebellions had resulted in defeat and annihilation of the people outside the Matrix by the
machines from the Matrix. After defeat, the Matrix restarts the outside world, or the so called
enemies of the Matrix. The people of Zion are controlled by the controllers of the Matrix and
allowed only so much latitude at freedom before they are reigned in. At the end of the second
movie, the Machines of the Matrix are starting an attack on the people of Zion by burrowing with
tunneling machines into the core of the earth to reach the city of Zion with the intent of
destroying the people of Zion. The people of Zion are attempting to prepare defenses against the impending machine attack.

Into this plot of warfare between the people of Zion and the machines of the Matrix is tossed a
man named Neo. Some believe that Neo is a special soul that might possess the capacity to
resolve the conflict between the Machine world and mankind by bringing peace. Those who
held this belief were a select minority and included Morpheus (from the people of Zion) and an
important computer program named the Oracle from the Machine world of the Matrix. In
Matrix- Reloaded, two important entities from the Matrix, the Architect and the Oracle, had
informed Neo that the people of Zion and the Matrix were a symbiotic society where one entity
could not exist without the other at the present time. Their futures were indelibly intertwined
with each other. They would either go into the future together or there would be no future.

Symbolism in Communication
All Hollywood movies are parables. They describe the current reality in this world and code
it in terms of mythical persons, places, events, and things. In Scripture, the Messiah also taught
about His kingdom- the World (in contradistinction to this World) in terms of parables. Once the
Messiah was asked why He taught in parables. His response was so that the common man would not know what He was teaching. Only the elect would understand (or the special few).
Hollywood movies are parables which teach the truth and reality in such a way that the common man will not understand the lessons and the information that is being given. By understanding the Scripture, or the Hollywood movies, you will understand what is going on in the law of this World, and will begin to understand your remedy to get free of the slavery and tyranny that you have entrapped yourself into.

But in the Scripture, the Messiah went on to say that the elect will understand the meaning of
the parables because, for them, they will understand the code and will understand the meaning of the communication and lesson being taught. I humbly beseech you, brethren, those of you who have eyes to see, ears to hear, and are members of the elect, to listen up. The story of the parable in the three Matrix movies is a plan of salvation and redemption from the ravages of the Matrix wars (or how to resolve your personal problems in this world).

In every parable it is first reasonable to understand who the characters represent. It is also
necessary to understand how the characters actions have created a cause/effect relationship to the events of the story.

As to relationships, the Matrix is this world (or an artificial world in contradistinction to the
world which is real and a creation of nature and nature’s God. The artificial world is de facto or
colourable, while the real world is de jure or black and white). The Matrix is the system of
“Babylonian” government, commerce, politics, and military that operates in the background and superimposes itself over the living people to control the energy given off by the living people, presumably for the personal benefit of the powers behind the “Babylonian” government.

The system operates off the commercial energy of the living people who are harnessed by way of alter ego corporations, called Straw-men. These Straw-men are created by the Babylonian
government upon the birth of each living soul and named after the living soul. The only
distinction is that the living soul’s name is spelled according to the proper English rules in upper
and lower case letters. The Straw-men corporation names are spelled in all capital letters, like
other artificial and dead things. All commercial enterprise by living souls are performed through
their corporate entities, or Straw-men, as front-men. Since the government has the highest legal title to these Straw-men, all commercial activity is presumed to be controlled by Babylon and hence taxed to Babylon. It is by this mechanism that the “Babylonian” system draws out the
commercial energy of every living soul. Therefore, the people tied up in the Matrix are
representative of the Straw-men, who politically are known as Fourteenth Amendment persons – or fictions – created by government to replace living souls in the government political body.
In a proper world, or the world, mankind or living people are in control. This fundamental
law is based upon the laws of nature or the law of the land. In this world, the foundational basis
for who is in control is the law of the sea or admiralty. It is a system constructed of “trusts,”
instead of principals, who are acting in their own self interest. A nation in the world whose laws
are based upon the law of the land can be ruled as a republic. A nation in this world whose laws
are based upon the law of the sea is usually ruled as a democracy (demon-ocracy).

The story in the Matrix trilogy deals with a system which progresses from a democracy to a
republic. This is a mirror image to the history of the United States which has progressed from a
republic in 1787 to a democracy in 2003 when this movie came out. A democracy is also a
nation which is led by the military under emergency rules, behind a front of civilian rule, to
confuse the populace as to the true nature of what is happening. In a democracy, the rights and
needs of the individual must be subjugated to the needs and wants of the whole. There is no
individual liberty, per se. The military, political, commercial system is operated under the
admiralty/maritime rules of “contribution” and the presumption of joint tort-feasors.

In the Matrix trilogy, the lives of the people are not paramount. They have been warehoused
in facilities where liberty, freedom, and independent action are nonexistent for the average
inhabitant who does not even understand that his life is an illusion; that he is programmed to
feed the war machine. At the same time, the average inhabitant is mentally deluded into
believing his whole life is one of a normal free and independent inhabitant of a modem society,
exercising free will. This is done by instilling mental unawareness into the being or else
controlled rebellion into others. In modem society, it is done chemically by drugs (or alcohol),
or it is done commercially by withdrawing the desire or means of successful fulfillment
(exporting productive jobs from the society), or it is done politically by providing controlled
candidates which offer no change in the makeup of the system, or it is done psychologically by
instilling cognitive dissonance into the population. In short, the tools of modem society are used
to enslave living souls (death), as opposed to providing life and providing it more abundantly.
[Have you been deceived into feeding the war machine?]

Occasionally one inhabitant of the Matrix breaks free of his programming and sees a larger
picture. These people are the ones who “take the red pill” and are presumably physically
independent of the social programming of the Matrix. These people have collected together in a
society called the People of Zion. Today, in the present world, we might call these people
“Patriots.” Symbolism in the Matrix Trilogy. 

It is not a coincidence that Zion is the name of a mountain in the Old Testament of Scripture
representing the Children of Israel. The Children of Israel gathered to become a nation and
receive their law from the Creator when the Children of Israel were led out of slavery in Egypt.
So, the Matrix is a metaphor for “Egyptian slavery.” The People of Zion in the movie were a
metaphor for ex-slaves led to their freedom by the Creator to create and start a Republic nation
of their own. A republic is a form of government, based upon liberty and freedom, which
requires knowledge and wisdom of the inhabitants to self-rule under concepts of honor and responsibility. This is in direct oppOSItIon to rule by the dictates of a commercial/military/industrial complex, based upon policies and police regulations, which
assume inhabitants are incapable of treating one another with honor and respect without
supervision and discipline.

It is also not a coincidence that the symbols used in the Matrix parable are mirror images, or
backwards to reality in meaning and time. The People of Zion, who are supposed to be alive and
free, are buried deep in the ground in the City of Zion as though they were dead corpses. The
“dead” people living in the Matrix in a condition of a coma are warehoused on the surface of the
planet as though they were alive and mobile. The surface of the planet is smoky, dreary. The
sun never shines, but appears dead. The City of Zion is alive with activity but lit by artificial
light. The people in the Matrix are programmed to be happy and without a care in the world, but
they have no independent thought or ability to effect change on their commercial/political
system. The People of Zion are always apprehensive about the war and struggling to survive.
They have the capacity to effect change and also must exercise discretion and elect
responsibility.

In today’s world, the people of the Matrix are the 99.99% of the people who live with their
heads in the sand and have no clue as to what is going on. They are programmed by the “talking heads,” the boob tube, and other public sources of information (including the public fool system). They can carry on an allegedly articulate conversation about persons, places, and events while never knowing or explaining any cause/effect relationships that exists in the world or this world. In the words of the Merovingian from Matrix- Reloaded, “They do not understand the why.” Therefore, they are slaves.

The People of Zion in today’s world are, for the most part, the patriots, rebels, and yes – in
some cases – terrorists. Or, at least they may shortly be prosecuted politically for being terrorists.

These people are outside the Matrix (so to speak even though the Matrix still exercises control
over them). These patriots are mostly at war with the Matrix and falsely believe that their
involvement in this war will bring about change that will correct the problems with the Matrix
and the Matrix’s relationship with them. About 99.99% of the People of Zion live to destroy the
Matrix and what it symbolizes. It appears as though the Matrix is out to destroy the People of
Zion. There is constant warfare. Those who do not notice that a democracy is in fact a controlled
war zone of combatants, are all the more deceived by this world. Looks can be deceiving to
those who do not see or do not hear.

We learned in Matrix- Reloaded that the Matrix is not out to completely destroy the People of
Zion. In fact, the Matrix is charged with restarting the People of Zion every time Zion is
destroyed. Think of this program as a social urban renewal program where an “old,” socially
archaic “People of Zion” must be upgraded to a new, more commercially competitive “People of
Zion.” After all, the Matrix sees the People of Zion as a manufactured enemy to the Matrix, used
to instill commercial competition into the Matrix to maximize the commercial benefits to the
Matrix. So every now and then, the Matrix exterminates the old society of “independents” (who
think they are free) and restarts the new urban renewal society with better stock and blood to
give the appearance of a better enemy which instills more competition into the Matrix world.

This world is just like the Matrix model. It is just like the United States of America which
cannot continue as a “democracy” without having some permanent “enemy” at which the
democracy is always at war. The Matrix is a symbiotic society. The Matrix cannot survive
without an alter ego in the People of Zion. Likewise, the People of Zion have never had the
ability to destroy the Matrix.

Scripture states this same theme that the People of Zion and the Matrix are joined together in
a short-term, common future. Scripture says that for a time the wheat and the tares must grow
together in the field and not be separated. To pull up the tares (the Machine world of the Matrix)
would cause death to many “wheat” people (People of Zion and the sleeping people in the
Matrix). So they should exist together. The only two reasons that the Matrix has to destroy the
People of Zion is: to prevent the People of Zion from getting too strong so that they would
physically threaten to overthrow the control exerted on them by the Matrix; and 2) the Matrix
restarts the society with better genetic stock from time to time to create better competition with
the Matrix to help maximize or perfect commerce. The six restarted systems of Zion could well
refer to the servants under the international world governments represented by:

1) the Egyptians, 2) the Syrians, 3) the Babylonians, 4) the Medusa and Persians, 5) the Greeks, and 6) the Romans (of which our current system of one world government is merely an extension of the Roman world government- i.e. Roman civil law, Roman calendar, and Roman universal church).
[Nothing new under the sun!]

The Remedy Lies Outside of Zion or the Matrix
It is a fact. There were good entities existing as programs in the Matrix and there were evil
entities existing as programs in the Matrix. There were also good, living souls amongst the
People of Zion and there were very bad, living souls amongst the People of Zion. A condition of
being “good” did not necessarily provide any remedy to mankind from the war which existed
between the Matrix and the People of Zion. There was no remedy in fighting a continuous war.
One’s remedy is always in the peace that ensues after the war. Getting to this peace and making the condition of peace productive by one’s actions is the issue. [Go to peace rather than going to war!]

There are four types of living souls. 1) Ostriches with their heads in the sand (or their bodies
in the Matrix) not knowing what is going on or why it is happening. This is the most numerous
type of living soul in this world. 2) People who wake up and discover that this world is not
operating correctly the way it should to bring life to the people and to bring it to them more
abundantly. The people in group two are classic Patriots. But they could just as well be people
who have studied medicine, religion, politics, education, recorded history, or any other
profession or discipline. Anyone who studies what is going on in this world by the professions
or the societies knows that they have got it wrong and are creating death and not life. (How about the “Family Planners” in modem society, as an example, who use abortion to spread “life?”)

The People of Zion in the Matrix trilogy are firmly in this group two. They believe that the only
solution to the perceived problem that the Matrix is screwed up and doing everything backwards for the benefit of living souls is war to the death of everyone in the Matrix. Group two’s classic remedy is to destroy their enemies- the ones who are doing this are thinking backwards. Group two believes that when they defeat everyone else who is wrong, then things will work well for the people in group two. “When the whole world changes to my way, then things will be better and I can be happy.” This is their motto. But is it realistic that the whole world will change- or must change- in order for one to become “happy?”

The third type of people are those who realize that one’s happiness and well being is not
derived from changing the whole world to one’s way of thinking. Happiness is derived by
changing your way of thinking so that it creates a better world for you to live in. This is realistic.
You can change yourself. You cannot change anyone else who does not see the light and want to change themselves.

There were a few characters in the Matrix movie series that could be classified as group 3
thinkers. They believe in a remedy other than war. They include: Neo, Morpheus, Trinity,
the Oracle, Niobe (Jada Pinkett Smith), and (the head of the Council for the People of Zion).
[Do you believe in a remedy other than war?]

Resolving a War in Matrix Revolution
It is not rational to structure your society on habitual warfare. But this is exactly what a
“democracy” is. The ultimate cause/effect riddle or question that one can pose is: “How do you
bring a society that is at constant warfare to peace?” The ultimate underlying cause is
commercial debt. Commercial debt causes all war. To end war, one must either make
arrangements to end the debt liability of the debtor side of the war by discharge, forgiveness, or
as an operation of law. Or else, the creditor must be offered some concession which would end
the war by offering something that is more desirable than the collection of the debt. In the story
of Matrix- Revolution, the age-old war between the Matrix and the People of Zion is ended by
one of these causes.

The cause of the war that plagued the People of Zion and the Matrix is not set forth in the
story of any of the trilogy movies. The cause of the war was studied in an extra set of stories set
forth artistically in the DVD The Animatrix. The Animatrix tells nine short stories dealing with
collateral issues involving the Matrix and the People of Zion. In the story- The Second
Renaissance Part 2, the events which led up to the war between the People and the Machines
are told. The war started when machines wanted representation in government. The machines
felt that they contributed to commerce and needed representation. Most of the people believed
that the machines should not have political representation. People started to rebel against
machines by destroying them. The machines defended themselves and attacked the people for
self protection. As the machines got the upper hand, they subdued the people and placed them
into servitude. The cause of the war was the dishonor of the people in not “accepting” the
machines’ draft request to have representation in commercial government. The non-acceptance by the people made the people the commercial debtors to the machines who became the commercial creditors. In commerce, a debtor cannot win. A creditor cannot loose.
In today’s world, the Patriots are upset at the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the
United States. This Amendment changed the representation of the “citizenry” of the political
and commercial government. Under the 14th Amendment, “artificial things” are now citizens of
the government instead of real people. An “artificial thing” (a machine- if you will) could well
be defined to be a “machine” or an entity that performs without civil or commercial life. The
14th Amendment person is a perfect definition of a machine. So when the Patriots fight the 14th
Amendment and its definition of an artificial entity as a citizen, the patriots are dishonoring the
One World Government’s draft request for commercial representation for fictions. This makes
the One World Government (or the Matrix) the creditor and the Patriot the commercial debtor by dishonour. This creates a commercial warfare, which is exactly what we have in today’s society.

This is why the people who act as persons are described as the commercial enemies in the
Trading with the Enemy Act that was passed in the First World War as a protection from
enemies, and updated in 1933 under the new Deal when the United States government had to call upon the States to help defray the debt and the “persons- citizens of the United States” became the enemies of the UNITED STATES government by decree of President Roosevelt.
If one followed the character of Neo in the Matrix trilogy, Neo evolves from group 1 to group
2, and finally to group 3. Neo starts out as an ostrich with his head in the sand. In the first
movie he is awakened by Morpheus and becomes a Patriot rebel in group 2. In the second
movie, Neo learns that it might not be possible to obtain a military victory over the Matrix. By
the time Neo is seen in the third Matrix movie, he is convinced that he must change his
perspective in order to provide a remedy to go to peace. He is now in group 3. [Are you? Will
you want to go to peace?]

Notice Neo’s character in Matrix-Reloaded. He does not get involved in fighting an offensive
war against the Matrix. In fact, the only time Neo uses force at all is to defend himself against
physical attack by Agent Smith or from characters in the Matrix which attack him. He protects
his life and the lives of others without going on the offensive.

The public critics of the Matrix trilogy complain that Neo’s character shows little or no
emotion. Why should his character? Neo is seeking knowledge and wisdom as to cause and
effect of relationships. In the immortal words of the Merovingian, Neo truly wants to understand
the “WHY.” Neo wants to serve the People of Zion and Trinity, whom he loves. Neo is not
seeking self-gratification by fulfilling emotional needs. Nor does Neo act as a direct and
proximate result of purely emotional pressure.

In Matrix-Reloaded, we learn that both Neo and Agent Smith have been decoupled from the
control of the Matrix. Agent Smith is no longer a program executing within the mainframe of the
Matrix. Both Agent Smith and Neo are gaining personal energy and ability now that they are not
feeding energy to the Matrix. There is a vast difference in the characters of these two entities.
Neo has learned love and service above self. Neo does not work for consideration from the other
party. Agent Smith is a “Satan” to Neo. A “Satan” is defined as an adversary or one who
opposes you. Agent Smith is applying all his energy toward destroying Neo and all that is good.
Since they are both decoupled from the Matrix, they both possess free will to lead their lives as
they choose, unbridled by the constraints of the Matrix controllers and its social programming.
Neo seeks life. Agent Smith seeks death. [Peace and War]

In Matrix-Revolution, the People of Zion are fighting a war against the superior force of the
machines. In this war, the People of Zion can only hope to survive, but by all odds they will
lose. The Zion military command puts their faith in implements of war and their manpower to
use them. No military strategy is based upon using outside plans or programs to stop the war.

Only a few living souls within the People of Zion have any outside faith in the belief that
Morpheus has; that the road to peace is somehow dependent upon Neo and what he might be
able to accomplish in some way outside the scope of the military.

Symbolism in the City of Zion
The ultimate stronghold of the People of Zion was their city, deep in the earth. It had an outer
receiving dock, an inner city, and finally, a temple where the People of Zion worshipped. The
military plan was to first protect the dock. If it was breached, they would fight in the city. If the
city was lost, the last defense would be the temple. The approach to the temple was a narrow
passage where the machines could not overpower the people with their might because of the
close confines of the passage. Isn’t it just like these People of Zion to get it backwards. Instead
of using the “temple” as their last defense against their enemy, should they not have relied upon
their Creator and their spiritual temple as a first defense to help defend them? Should not the
temple have been the origin of their first efforts instead of their last? Also, if the People of Zion
believed that the temple was a physical place where their Creator would gather with them, they
were wrong. The true temple is a place within us where the Creator dwells in our hearts.
Without the understanding that the Creator dwells in you, they were seeking an ultimate place of refuge external to their being, which is only a de facto fiction.

Neo realised that the way to peace was not to run away from or fight with one ‘ s “enemy,” but
to go to one’ s “enemy” and make of him a friend by writing a peace treaty that will end the war
and give each party a new beginning.

In a world at war, one does not create peace by fighting one’ s enemy, but by negotiating a
peace treaty in which both parties receive just consideration and an overwhelming logical reason to offer concessions that will end the war. After all, isn’t the purpose of all warfare to end
dishonor, adjust the wrongs, and bring back a condition of peace? Isn’t that what the movie –
Saving Private Ryan was all about? It was about Ryan being sent home to the ‘private’ world of
civilian peace and prosperity. Not the military man ‘Private Ryan’ continuing into an ongoing
war which would bring death and not life.

In the case of Matrix- Revolution, Neo and Agent Smith are alter egos. Neo and Agent Smith
are the same coin- two different sides. Agent Smith is the bad “Adam.” Neo is the good
“Adam.” In the language of Paul in the New Testament: Neo is the spiritual man. Agent Smith
is the fleshly man. Scripture says that to live, the spiritual man must kill the fleshly man. If you
do not give up your life, you cannot save your life. Post Matrix- Reloaded, Agent Smith and
Neo have become joined in their DNA and become alter egos of the same entity. The Oracle, in
one of her discussion with Neo in Matrix- Revolution, has alluded to this. She tells Neo that both
personas cannot continue to exist. Agent Smith has become a problem for the People of Zion.
He is as formidable an enemy as the Machines. Worse yet, Agent Smith is a threat to the Matrix
since he is gaining power and is no longer controlled by the Matrix. Although Neo only exists
for love and service, Agent Smith would destroy Neo, Trinity, the People of Zion, and then
would tum to the Matrix. His hatred knew no bounds.

Notice that the Matrix had control over the People of Zion, notwithstanding the fact that the
People of Zion were not physically in the Matrix. The Matrix computers could track all the
People of Zion. It was only Neo and Agent Smith that became invisible to the Matrix computer.

Even the monitors on the vessels belonging to the People of Zion that could tap into the Matrix
computers could not pickup and locate Neo or Agent Smith any more, even when Neo was
aboard the vessel.

Neo ‘ s dedication to, and desire to serve, the People convinced him that he had an opportunity
to bring about a negotiated peace treaty with the Matrix. Agent Smith was converting programs
from the Matrix into Smith clones. Agent Smith was even converting some of the People of
Zion into Smith clones. Smith was creating a replicant army (a private independent army) from
both the Matrix and the People of Zion that were not loyal to anyone except Agent Smith. If
Smith was not stopped soon, his private army might take over this world. Neo realized that he
could not defeat Agent Smith in a one-on-one battle. They both possessed equal levels of power and energy. However, Neo devised a strategy guaranteed to defeat Agent Smith based upon Agent Smith’ s ego and hatred.

Neo went to his enemy- the Machine City in the Matrix to negotiate a peace treaty between
the People of Zion and the Matrix. Neo did not have the approval of the People of Zion, nor its
governing counsel, to carry out the peace mission. Neo was not invited by the Machines to come to a peace treaty negotiation. What Neo did have was honor, logic, and consideration that could not be refused by either the Machines or the People of Zion. Neo did not ask the Machine world to give up anything. Neo took on all liability and responsibility in the plan to end the war by settling and closing the matter between the Machines and the People of Zion. There was no risk to the Machines, only the potential for gain. In any peace treaty, consideration must be offered as a means of persuasion to both parties to adopt concessions necessary for peace.

The People of Zion were being physically defeated. No concession was offered to them except their own lives by ending the conflict. The Machine world, or the world of commerce, had a problem offering persuasive consideration that could not be refused.

Neither Neo nor Agent Smith was under the control of Zion. In today’ s world, this would be
equivalent to a “patriot” who would learn how to be “outside the system” and not be under the
legal control of the One World Government. Knowledge to achieve this goal could be conceived
to be a direct threat to the One World Government’ s system of universal control if the one who
possessed this knowledge did not possess the character trait of honor. What if a person outside
the control of government was a terrorist bent on destruction, such as Agent Smith? Would an
all powerful “Agent Smith” outside the control of government worry the system? You bet !
[What if such ‘men’ were not terrorists or at war – would there be need to worry? NO ! ]
Neo proposed to the Machine world that if Neo would neutralize Agent Smith s o that Agent
Smith could pose no threat to the Matrix, would the Matrix in return stop the war against the
People of Zion and allow the People of Zion to exist in harmony with the Matrix? It was further
proposed that those within the Matrix who wanted to leave and join the People of Zion, be
allowed to exit the Matrix peacefully.

Isn’t the proposed peace treaty between the People of Zion and the Matrix an embellishment
of the (second) 13th Article in Amendment to the Constitution of the United States? There shall
be no involuntary servitude ! Aren’t the people lodged in the Matrix the artificial 14th
Amendment persons who are not living souls? If the people want to come out of the Matrix so
that they do not have to serve as slaves, will they not gain the capacity of living people again?
Can you see how the Matrix movie trilogy is a restatement of the history of the United States?
Wasn’t the peace treaty with England in the 1780′ s (after the Revolutionary War) a grant of
ability of living souls to emerge from the “Matrix” government style system England had
superimposed on the living souls of the colonies?
 
The only problem that Neo had in fulfilling his offer to remove Smith as an adversary to the
Machine world was how to carry out the task. Neo was incapable of physically defeating Agent
Smith in a battle.

You and Your Enemy
An enemy is an alter ego. When one fights a fiction (or alter ego), it makes the fiction
stronger. The way to defeat a fiction is to stop warring against it. Become one with your enemy
or the fiction. Let your enemy possess you and take you over. Since he is a fiction, he cannot
defeat you when you do not give him energy by fighting him. The Oracle tells Neo that Agent
Smith is Neo. He is Neo ‘ s opposite. The Oracle tells Neo that within 24 hours, in one way or
another, the problems would be resolved. Neo is to Agent Smith as the People of Zion were to
the Matrix Machines. Neo seeks life. Agent Smith seeks death. The People of Zion are living.
The Machines are dead. If Neo resolves the conflict with Agent Smith, peace will prevail and
the Machine world will end their conflict with the People of Zion. If on the other hand, Agent
Smith prevails against Neo, the People of Zion will be exterminated by their alter ego- the dead
Machines. The choice every living soul has in this world is: Do you choose to side with that
which gives life or do you choose death?

Man Wrestles Not With Himself, But With God Who Is In Us
In Scripture, the most famous Old Testament fight was the battle between Jacob and his
adversary at Peniel. Jacob wrestled with him all night. Jacob was physically defeated. It was
only when Jacob stopped wrestling with his adversary that he realized that he could win. In fact,
Jacob learned that he was wrestling with the Creator who appeared to Jacob as Jacob’ s enemy.

When Jacob stopped wrestling, the Creator praised him and renamed him Israel. This name
means “God rules.” The Creator always tests us by bringing us an enemy to see if we will allow
our enemy to give us a remedy by being at peace with him or whether we will war against our
enemy and be denied our remedy. One ‘ s enemies are always sent to you by the Creator as a test.

The name “ISRAEL” is not a name that belongs to a nation or to a race or a religion. It is a
name of honor that is bestowed upon those who learn the lesson of serving and remaining at
peace with those who might appear to be your enemy.

Neo ‘ s remedy to neutralize Agent Smith’s possible threat against the Matrix, the People of
Zion and the Machine world, was to allow the Machine world to plug Neo back into the Matrix.
By this act, the Machine world and the Matrix would again have control over Neo. Neo devised
a very simple strategy to defeat Agent Smith. He would fight Agent Smith as though Neo was
trying to win. Then Neo would allow Agent Smith to defeat Neo and possess his body. When
they would become one with each other in Agent Smith’ s victory, the Machine world would shut
down the “Neo” program running in the Matrix. This would also shut down Agent Smith whose
DNA, being joined with Neo’ s, would perish. Remember, die in the Matrix and you die in the
real world.

Think of the metaphor that Hollywood is describing here. Neo is a form of the Messiah. He
came into this (not the) world (the Matrix) free and independent of the constraints and control of this world (the Matrix). However, the Messiah, as did Neo, allowed Himself to be placed under
the control of this world (as a man of flesh instead of a man of spirit). As a man of flesh, the
Messiah died in the flesh. Neo was deleted as a program in the Matrix while voluntarily
subjecting himself to the world of the Matrix. In the real world, the Messiah destroyed the man
of sin or the man of the flesh that is at war with the man of the true spirit. As such, the Messiah
conquered death. Remember, to live, one must first die and be reborn in the spirit. In the movie,
Neo placed himself in the flesh (back into the Matrix)- or he became united as one with his
adversary (a “Satan” is an adversary) Agent Smith. Agent Smith was indeed a Satan in that he
was interested in being the king over the dead instead of the king over the living. [Public
government today is a kingship over the dead just like the Matrix was a system of political rule
over the civilly dead.] Neo defeated Agent Smith by “acceptance” of Agent’ s Smith war against
Neo to defeat him. It was in this act of allowing Neo ‘ s enemy to defeat him that allowed Neo to
win by not resisting. Likewise, neither Neo nor the Messiah died to save themselves. They
allowed the enemy, death, to take them so that they would be set free as well as securing the
freedom of their brothers from the adversary. Also, neither in the movie nor in real life did the
People of Zion ask Neo or the Messiah to carry out their acts of redemption in their behalf. The
acts of Neo and the Messiah were both free acts of love and totally noncommercial.

In Scripture it is said that by one man (the first Adam) sin entered into the world and death by
sin. In a mirror image to this, Paul, in the New Testament, said that by one man (the Messiah or
the second Adam) the remedy to obtain redemption and salvation from sin also entered into the world. In the first Matrix movie, Neo first met the agents of the People of Zion at a place called the Adam Street Bridge. This bridge was a link from the first Adam to the second Adam.
There is a double witness to the redemption by Neo of the People of Zion and the Matrix.
When Neo is possessed by Agent Smith and they are being “de-rezzed” by the Matrix, Neo
makes a statement. He says: “It is done !” One gets the second witness by the Machine world
when the head Machine states : “It is done.” Is this anything like the words that came from the
cross in John 1 9 : 30, “It is finished?” You see, a military society is also an ecclesiastical society.
In order to stop the democracy and tum it back into a republic, it takes a sacrifice or a
redemption. [Is there any wonder why this world is not too happy with those people who speak
of the process of Redemption today?]

The End is a Grand Beginning
In the closing scene of Matrix- Revolution, we have four entities in the scene. The number 4
represents the things of the world. There is one animal, two persons from the Matrix, and one
living soul. The scene opens by looking out on a city street on the surface of the planet. A
young girl wakes up from a sleep on the sidewalk as though she were a “bag” person or homeless individual. A cat walks the street toward her. As the cat moves toward her, there is a ripple vertically that moves through the visual scene. The ripple starts in the location of the cat and moves, line by line, rapidly from left screen to right screen. As the visual scene ripples, the
green hue of the old world takes on the true colors of a real world. It is a sign that the old world
controlled by the Matrix and the machines has transitioned into a real world where the surface of the planet again belongs to the living. The sky is blue again instead of darkened with smoke and pollution. The sun is rising in the east. The scene shifts to a park in the city where the Oracle is seated on a park bench with the figure of the Architect of the Matrix walking toward her. The
cat represents nature. By the ripple starting through the cat, the cat has just been reborn into one of its “nine” lives. In other words, the cycle starts over again. The girl is the last exile from the
old Matrix. She represents the true church (or overcomer, or the first fruits of the harvest) who
has been redeemed by the acts of the Messiah (Neo) into a new life. A life filled with peace and
hope. The Oracle represents the legislative character of the Matrix (or the controllers of this
world), which establishes the mind and the plan of its activities. The Architect of the Matrix
represents the executive character of the Matrix which carries out the plan of the Matrix. He is
reactive and not proactive.

The final scene of Matrix- Revolution is not an ending. It is a beginning. It presents an
opportunity. The Architect makes a snide remark to the Oracle about whether she is happy that
she got her way in helping Neo bring about a peace between the Matrix and the People of Zion.
The Oracle replies that she is happy. The Architect then asks if she was not afraid of the
consequences of her actions. She replies that all acts taken to secure honor face great risks. The Architect then asks the Oracle how long she believes that the peace will last. She replies, “As
long as they can keep the peace.”

I am reminded about this nation in 1 787. When the founding fathers came out of the
Constitutional Convention after proposing the Constitution of the United States as a foundational document of government, a woman asked them: “What kind of government have you given us?”

The response was: “A republic, if you can keep it !” The Constitutional Convention was not an
end. It was a beginning. A republic is built on a noncommercial foundation where the people
remain in honor and pay their debts at law. A democracy is when the people are in dishonor and the debts cannot be paid. A democracy is a military government constantly at war. [Like the civil war, the war in Viet Nam, the war on poverty, the war on drugs, the Desert Storm, the
Bosnian war, the war on terrorists, the Iraq War, etc. Wars that never end.

When the People of Zion came out of the Matrix after Neo ‘ s redemption, the question was :
“How long could the world remain at peace?” The question might as well have been: “How long
can the People of Zion live in a newly created republic that was provided for them?” The answer
was, as long as they could keep it. Do they understand what was provided for them? Do they
understand that if they break the peace and go back to war that their republic will be destroyed?

Do they understand that if they do not pay their debts, they cannot live in a Republic? Probably
not. It didn’ t take the American colonies very long to destroy their republic and be placed under
a democracy- or the rule of the Matrix.

The trilogy of the Matrix is basically a history of the United States of America told
backwards. The people of the United States were redeemed in 1787. They were given a
republic, if they could keep it. Today they are enslaved in a democracy without commercial
liberties. The end of the Matrix trilogy existed in 1787. The beginning of the Matrix trilogy
exists today. The story is told backwards. To unwind the destruction of the acts of the people
requires a redemption from the acts that got them here. The end is in sorts a beginning. For all
of history repeats itself and man is usually destined to repeat the mistakes of history over and
over again.

If you were one of the critics that suggested that the special effects in the movie and the action
was superb, but the stupid and mindless verbal gymnastics of the philosophical discussions
between the leading characters was nonsense and unintelligible, then please take the blue pill and go back to sleep. You are just getting in the way of reality and you are preventing the solution.

On the other hand, if you believe that the resolution of the problem came as a result of
military victory, and not as a result of noncommercial service by one who loved his brother, then you probably believe that the title for the third movie- Revolution, deals with war and protest, instead of dealing with a revolving (revolution) or a turning over of your mental concept to go to peace as a means of acceptance and working with the enemy to end the war, instead of working against or rebelling against the enemy and continuing the war. Freedom is the result of the fruits of acceptance, negotiation, and settlement by consent of the parties (contract) and never as a result of victory of war. Freedom is never without cost (free), but freedom is not purchased with money- it is won on the field of honor, not battle. Your enemy is not your enemy.

Your enemy is the other side of you, your alter ego, your man of flesh who consumes and does not serve.

Zion should be the private side, or the man of good. The man of flesh is the public side. You do
not kill the man of flesh by warring against him. The man of flesh dies when the man of the
spirit takes over by service. See the pattern set forth in Genesis 32.

Some miscellaneous notes on The Matrix:
The Merovingian is the equivalent of the Secretary of State in today’ s governmental society.
He has all authority over foreigners who interface with this world.

Neo did not seek a fight with anyone in the Matrix, especially the Merovingian.
Neo had peace with the Matrix (Babylon).
Neo had adversaries in his own camp of the People of Zion and in Agent Smith.
Neo served for love, not for remuneration.
Smith (the name), means a commercial tradesman who sells himself for money in a profession.
Neo redeemed the People of Zion:
Not with money to buy their liberty. Out of love, service, and duty.

Not even at the request of the People of Zion (No one asked him to do it).
Smith’ s purpose was to kill everything living. He was the king over a realm of death.
Smith would first kill all the people in the City of Zion. Then Smith would kill all the people lodged in the cocoons in the Matrix.

This would destroy the Machine world, which could not exist without the people’ s energy.
Morpheus sensed the tum in the tide of the battle with the Machines in the City of Zion before
the war was officially over. He physically threw down his weapons and emerged from his
protective surroundings when he saw the Sentinels hesitate in their attack. He sensed that Neo
had brought about the peace that had been hoped for.

The Trainman was the commercial transportation link between this world and the world. The
Trainman was controlled by the Merovingian – the Secretary of State – that approved all foreign
commerce (or the movement of property and persons from the realm of the Matrix to the world
of the People of Zion). The Train Station was described as nowhere. It was between two
worlds.

Neo travels to the Machine City to confront the Machine leaders for a remedy in a vessel
called the Logos- or the Word. And the Word became Flesh to fulfill the job of redemption.
Respectfully submitted for your edification and consideration. Jack Smith

NOTE: Neo, came to understand what “he” had to do, to stop the war. He went to the
Machine World and was asked what he wanted. Neo replied, “Peace!” Neo then made an
“agreement” with the Machine World, that if the machine World would “plug” him back
into the Matrix, Neo would go fight Agent Smith. When he and Agent Smith were both at
their lowest point, the Machine World could unplug their “programs” and destroy them
both. This would destroy both the “threat” and the “take-over” by the Agent Smiths. But
in the agreement Neo made with the Machine World, he said, “If you agree, you must let
anybody go free who wants to leave the Matrix!” The Machine World agreed! Neo went to
establish peace by agreement … not by going to war! Each accepts for valuelhonor and
discharge all fines, fees, taxes, judgments, debts, criminal charges, etc., and now
understand “that’s just business!”