Question: I would like to ask the Masters opinion on the peace deal in Colombia between the guerrilla groups and the government. I also would like to know if the people from a country with a lot of violence, like in Colombia, can govern themselves even though the democratic process can be manipulated by armed groups.
Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at a conference in Washington, D.C. (USA) in 2019.
Well it is clear that the peace process or the peace accord is better than the state of warfare that was there before. It is also clear that it does not necessarily resolve the underlying dynamic where you have these people who are in opposition to the government, and who are willing to use violence to assert their will. You have, in a country like Colombia, a very, very complex situation because of the drug cartels and their influence both on the government and on the guerrilla movements. It is a very, very complex issue there that does not have a simple solution.
But in terms of whether the people could govern themselves, well, the people can always govern themselves if they are not manipulated by an elite. That is what we are trying to say. Of course, this doesn’t mean that we look at any country in the world and say: “Well, sure, tomorrow we could change the situation so that people could govern themselves.” Many countries, in fact, all countries would have to go through a process where gradually, people come to see through the manipulation of the elite and see the various elites that exist in their country and therefore free themselves from that manipulation. What we are giving in our dictations is a higher vision of the potential. And it is clear that if you took the Colombian people, they could certainly create a better situation in the country than the rivaling power elite you have that are seeking to influence the government, that are working through the drug cartels, that are working through the guerrilla movements.
It is clear that the people would not make those kinds of choices, those kinds of violent choices, that people would not be selling drugs, that people would not be kidnapping people for ransom, and all of these kinds of things. If you could free the people from the subtle lies of the elites, then they could indeed govern themselves. But that would be a process that would take some time.
Copyright © 2019 Kim Michaels