America: Gone With the Radical Wind


America’s Far Left Future toon by Ben Garrison (Cancel American Heritage)

 

If you are afraid or too blind to call the violent civil chaos exploited by Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Dems, the MSM and other assorted Marxist-oriented groups a coup, then get ready when the victims of violence grow weary of the failure of protection AND RISE UP. Then the word “coup” will be irrelevant as America’s Leftist race-baiters experience a cultural reprisal that history will mark the current civil unrest as the beginnings of an American Civil War.

 

Justin Smith examines Leftist historical revisionism trying to cancel America’s heritage that made our nation an exceptional beacon on a hill – until creeping Marxism began openly shoving open the door of totalitarianism.

 

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America: Gone With the Radical Wind

Destroying Every Last Vestige of American History – None Are Spared 

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 6/18/2020 3:27 AM [UPDATED 6/19/20]

 

Detest all those white men if you will, but they were the ones who created the nation we inherited.”  ~ Pat Buchanan, June 15th 2020

 

America witnessed a fairly intense campaign to remove or destroy statues memorializing revered and honored men of the Confederate States of America in 2017, and in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by a policeman in Minneapolis, once again, America is seeing a broader range of destruction aimed at any and all statues, monuments, and memorials honoring all those men of impeccable character, who had some part in making America exceptional. Rioting, looting and burning American cities are no longer enough, and in their ignorance of historical fact, they peddle their revisionist history without factual foundation, and they also seek to destroy every last vestige, right down to the tiniest bit, of American history, even the movie ‘Gone With the Wind’, while police and public officials stand down, and even encourage them.

 

The new word for “racist” is “white”. If one is white in America today, Her radical element views one as a racist, and as such, every statue of any white person is a statue of a racist and is subject to being vandalized and pulled down. Decades of propaganda that taught blacks to continue to claim grievances against white people for the sins of slavery that happened centuries ago have now shown their grim results, and it is a dark day for all America.

 

Regardless of what part they played in America’s founding, or even if they were simply those early explorers to the New World, none are now spared, from Christopher Columbus to Thomas Jefferson and Spanish Conquistador Juan de Onate. It is no longer the Confederacy under attack. These radical young turks desire the obliteration of Western principles in America and a clean slate so they can recreate the nation as they believe it should exist, casting aside history and all the outstanding achievements of so many, along with those terrible deeds and the institutions of slavery and Jim Crow.

 

In Richmond, Virginia, the Capitol of the Confederate States, a statue of Christopher Columbus was pulled down and thrown in nearby Fountain Lake. This same scenario has played out over the past few years, as America’s radicals claim Columbus represents “genocide”. The Antifa, MLK and La Raza, Che Guevara commie types, forcefully assert that Columbus’s discovery brought the European invasion of the indigenous Native Indian tribal lands, something that the entire United States has been experiencing from Mexico, Africa and the Middle East since 1965.

 

All the nations of the globe have suffered an invasion of some sort at one time or another in their history. Why should the arrival of Europeans to the New World be seen as such a horrible historical event, when such an Exceptional Country was birthed from it? These anti-American detractors are pure evil and solely interested in destroying a country and a system that gave rise to freedom for more people than any other system or nation in the entire history of all mankind.

 

Some of our young turks refer to Columbus as “another notorious figure in the history of slavery”, even though 1492 far preceded the black Kingdom of Dahomey++ that created the black slave trade and the days that such a labor force was needed in the colonies. However, facts are irrelevant to these madding masses, and their “truth” is anything they pull from their nether regions that is emotionally satisfying.

 

++[Interesting Dahomey history:

 

 

 

 

So ignorant are they, it is surreal. Do they truly not know Columbus was merely searching for a new trade route to India, China and the Spice Islands?

 

The radicals in the streets and their hand-holders in Congress are now also going after all U.S. military bases named after Confederate generals

 

In continuing, please understand that nothing herein is an attempt, in any way, shape or form to justify the reprehensible and despicable evil of slavery or Jim Crow laws that were an inherent part of our heritage for much too long. It should have ended long before it did, but it shouldn’t have required a civil war and all that followed to see that black people were granted full rights as human beings from the very start.

 

The second week of rioting across America was coming to a close, when the radical Antifa and Black Lives Matter groups pulled down the statue of Thomas Jefferson, in Portland, Oregon on June 14th. They also defaced its base with vile graffiti and slogans.

 

Even though Thomas Jefferson owned many slaves, the times were such that any move to free the slaves shortly after our War for Independence would have virtually assured that the original thirteen colonies never would have joined in common cause in a “Union” of the states to form the United States of America. The “three-fifths” clause counting slaves as three fifths of a person for representation purposes was a compromise, one founded in the evil that would not easily relinquish its hold on those early day Americans. [See Also: Three-fifths Compromise; By Hans L. Eicholz; Center for the Study of Federalism; Last updated 2006]

 

Jefferson, the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence, noting “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”, was also a fine common sense analyst of the complexities of the times. Regarding the incongruity between the words of the Declaration and the fact of slavery enshrined in the Constitution, in 1820, he would later write: “But, as it is, we have the wolf by the ear, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go. Justice is in one scale, and self-preservation in the other.”

 

Confederate statues have also recently been damaged and toppled in Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee, while Virginia has had the Richmond Howitzers Monument vandalized and the statue of Confederate leader Williams Carter Wickham toppled. The out-of-control lawless groups, in Richmond, even toppled the monument of Confederate President Jefferson Davis on June 10th, 113 years to the date of its dedication on June 3rd 1907.

 

Rioters in Portsmouth, Virginia beheaded four Confederate statues that encircle their Confederate monument on June 10th, without any regard for the law. They acted pre-emptively, because they were angry over Portsmouth’s City Council’s decision to delay moving the monument.

 

The radicals are apoplectic over Jefferson Davis who was the President of the Confederate States of America for approximately four years of a life well lived. Most of his life was spent in the service of the United States of America, as a military officer, a U.S. Senator and as the U.S. Secretary of War. During his military career, he fought in the Mexican-American War, leading a successful charge against Fort La Teneria in the Battle of Monterrey. Davis was also U.S. President Zachary Taylor’s son-in-law and he argued against secession. The statue of Davis was erected for good reasons.

 

Ironically, while Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls for the removal of 11 Confederate statues in the Capitol, her own father, Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr. dedicated monuments to two Confederate generals, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, in 1948, when he was Baltimore’s mayor. D’Alesandro suggested that people should be inspired by these men and should “emulate Jackson’s example and stand like a stone wall against aggression in any form that would seek to destroy the liberty of the world.”

 

Congressional Democrats are now also wailing and screaming for all military installations and ships bearing the names of Confederate generals, such as Bragg, Benning, and Hood, to be renamed. Initially, President Trump insisted he would not even begin to consider such a move, since very often these places were the last places seen by those fighting men who were sent to Europe, Asia and the Middle East, over the decades, and in the words of White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, “to suggest these forts were somehow inherently racist and their names need to be changed is a complete disrespect to the men and women.”

 

Unfortunately, President Trump is now revisiting the matter, as if he might be open to renaming them. This developed shortly after the Senate Armed Services Committee approved Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass) amendment to the annual military spending bill — by a voice vote —  that would require the Defense Department to change the names of all installations and assets named for Confederate leaders. And incredibly, some GOP Senators, such a John Kennedy of Louisiana, are standing ready to help push this anti-American rename agenda.

 

As Pat Buchanan, noted author and former consultant to President Nixon, Ford and Reagan, recently observed: “Liberals will fight for the right of Marxist radicals to burn the American flag to show their hatred of it but cannot tolerate working folks flying the battle flag of the Confederacy to show their love of it.”

 

On June 10th, HBO Max announced it was removing ‘Gone With the Wind’ from its movie library. This 1939 movie, one of the best all-around stories one might ever watch on the Big Screen, or one’s 13″ television, is based on a bestselling novel that romanticized the Civil War. HBO has stated it could bring the movie back, after some discussion of its historical context and importance.

 

In part, the Democratic Party’s goal is to once again hijack the narrative by presenting a one-sided view of American history that is now ascendant, as the nation’s official “truth”, something they are challenged to deliver in reality. They want all Americans to see the South’s secession from the Union as an act of treason based in an ideology of white supremacy.

 

Far from the revisionist historical idiocy peddled by the anti-American media and their communist ilk in Antifa and Black Lives Matter, the Civil War was the result of irreconcilable differences over states’ rights, economic policies, slavery and a long litany of other complex issues, and the resulting defeat of the Confederacy was a crucial turning point in U.S. history. And even General David Petraeus has succumbed to the same brand of idiocy, accusing General Robert E. Lee of treason, without regard to the fact that it was Lincoln who violated the U.S. Constitution by invading sovereign states who freely joined the Union and had the inalienable right to freely leave the Union; any treason was committed by Lincoln to force the Union upon the Secessionist states, regardless of Lincoln’s noble or ignoble intent.

 

These ignorant revisionists shouting “racism” fail to understand that in the days of the Civil War, the general view was one’s home state was one’s country. The U.S. Constitution gave governing power to the sovereign states, and anything not specifically granted to the federal government by the Constitution fell under the auspices of the states. All of this changed after Lincoln’s war, and largely independent states became vassals of Washington, D.C.

 

General Robert E. Lee, a graduate of West Point, spent a lifetime fighting wars for the United States, against the frontier Indians and the Mexicans, as a Union officer. Lee had no plantation, or 200 slaves as falsely asserted by some graduates of the public “fool” system, who simply wish to defame the Good General. And he was so highly regarded that Lincoln first offered him a Union command, when the Civil War appeared to be inevitable; but, Lee was a Virginian and so he refused to lead an army to invade his country, his home, to ensure his fellow Virginians were not force-marched back into the Union they had just voted to leave, as was their right as a free people.

 

Lee simply fought for Independence, the same as George Washington, who owned slaves his entire life. That shouldn’t disqualify Lee from the company of decent men.

 

Far too many Americans, including some Republicans, in their rush to jump aboard the Purge America wagon, seem to forget our Declaration of Independence set America’s course and enabled Her to become this exceptional country that has created more liberty for more people worldwide in the entire history of all mankind. The Constitution carried the mechanisms that eventually moved America to free Her black people from slavery and end Jim Crow laws.  And, although our nation and culture would fight and endeavor over the centuries to rise to meet its creeds, inherent within our founding document was equality for slaves, the poor, our indigenous Native American Indians, women and the UnBorn Children. Our Founders had a dream that one day all Americans would live free and equal, regardless of race, or creed or the color of one’s skin, a dream that Dr Martin Luther King Jr. would echo on August 28th 1963.

 

On May 8th 2017, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Fox News: “I am a firm believer in ‘keep your history before you’ … Confederate heroes should be viewed in the context of their time instead of through the prism of modern values.”

 

But all of this is smoke and mirrors utilized effectively by the Democrats and their evil cronies, their Brown Shirts in the streets. The Declaration of Independence and the fine oration of Dr. King do not mean a damn thing to this new breed of American. [The new breed Communists] haven’t any real answers other than to cry for America’s downfall and hope something better rises from the chaos and the ashes.

 

America could destroy every Confederate monument, and rename all 109 public schools carrying the name of Lee, Davis or some other Confederate icon to the Martin Luther King Jr. or the W.E.B. Du Bois Middle School, and that would still not satisfy the left, especially the Black Caucus and some black and Hispanic communities across America. They would continue this cultural cleansing aimed at white society. Behind their remorseless drive against white culture is an egalitarian extremism rooted in hate and envy.

 

Constitutional conservative-minded Americans — All Americans who love this country — must stop the recently accelerated movement to erase America’s heritage in its entirety, because it is a tool used by the racists of the regressive Democratic Party and the Black Caucus and their foot-soldiers in Antifa and BLM to gain more power and destroy our constitutional republic. Their campaign, as always, uses “white supremacy” as the excuse to attack the Western and Judeo-Christian principles that built America.

 

And, as we ask again, where will this all end, most of us already know that it doesn’t end, until the radicals have destroyed us, or the good and decent Americans have stopped them.

 

In their zeal to create a sanitized fantasy world, where every bad thing to ever happen in America’s history is “Whitey’s” fault, the Democratic Party and their radicals in Antifa and Black Lives Matter and the anarchists and nihilists, in general, are destroying American and black history and eliminating anyone, and anything, they deem “racist” from the public square and the annals of history. The radicals are racing full steam ahead to destroy Western civilization and America’s founding, in order that they may seize the reins of power and create their hellish vision of an authoritarian socialist regime in America.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

Text embraced by brackets and embedded links are by the Editor.

 

© Justin O. Smith

 

A Brief History of Antifa: Part I


The irony behind George Floyd’s murder by fired and arrested former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin and his three accomplices is the Communist anarchy the American Left backs. Communism will bring injustice to America not the cloaked lie of Social Justice that will NEVER happen in a Communist America.

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With that sentiment the Gatestone Institute has begun to paint the actual Communist agenda behind Communist Antifa.

 

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A Brief History of Antifa: Part I

 

By Soeren Kern
June 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

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  • Empirical and anecdotal evidence shows that Antifa is, in fact, highly networked, well-funded and has a global presence. It has a flat organizational structure with dozens and possibly hundreds of local groups.

 

  • Antifa’s stated long-term objective, both in America and abroad, is to establish a communist world order. In the United States, Antifa’s immediate aim is to bring about the demise of the Trump administration.

 

  • A common tactic used by Antifa in the United States and Europe is to employ extreme violence and destruction of public and private property to goad the police into a reaction, which then “proves” Antifa’s claim that the government is “fascist.”

 

  • Antifa is not only officially tolerated, but is being paid by the German government to fight the far right. — Bettina Röhl, German journalist, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, June 2, 2020.

 

  • “Out of cowardice, its members cover their faces and keep their names secret. Antifa constantly threatens violence and attacks against politicians and police officers. It promotes senseless damage to property amounting to vast sums.” — Bettina Röhl, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, June 2, 2020.

 

A common tactic used by Antifa in the United States and Europe is to employ extreme violence and destruction of public and private property to goad the police into a reaction, which then “proves” Antifa’s claim that the government is “fascist.” Pictured: A senior citizen flees after being brutally beaten by members of Rose City Antifa on June 29, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Moriah Ratner/Getty Images)

 

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has blamed Antifa — a militant “anti-fascist” movement — for the violence that has erupted at George Floyd protests across the United States. “The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly,” he said.

 

Barr also said that the federal government has evidence that Antifa “hijacked” legitimate protests around the country to “engage in lawlessness, violent rioting, arson, looting of businesses, and public property assaults on law enforcement officers and innocent people, and even the murder of a federal agent.” Earlier, U.S. President Donald J. Trump had instructed the U.S. Justice Department to designate Antifa as a terrorist organization.

 

Academics and media outlets sympathetic to Antifa have argued that the group cannot be classified as a terrorist organization because, they claim, it is a vaguely-defined protest movement that lacks a centralized structure. Mark Bray, a vocal apologist for Antifa in America and author of the book “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,” asserts that Antifa “is not an overarching organization with a chain of command.”

 

Empirical and anecdotal evidence shows that Antifa is, in fact, highly networked, well-funded and has a global presence. It has a flat organizational structure with dozens and possibly hundreds of local groups. Not surprisingly, the U.S. Department of Justice is currently investigating individuals linked to Antifa as a step to unmasking the broader organization.

 

In the United States, Antifa’s ideology, tactics and goals, far from being novel, are borrowed almost entirely from Antifa groups in Europe, where so-called anti-fascist groups, in one form or another, have been active, almost without interruption, for a century.

 

What is Antifa?

 

Antifa can be described as a transnational insurgency movement that endeavors, often with extreme violence, to subvert liberal democracy, with the aim of replacing global capitalism with communism. Antifa’s stated long-term objective, both in America and abroad, is to establish a communist world order. In the United States, Antifa’s immediate aim is to bring about the demise of the Trump administration.

 

Antifa’s nemeses include law enforcement, which is viewed as enforcing the established order. A common tactic used by Antifa in the United States and Europe is to employ extreme violence and destruction of public and private property to goad the police into a reaction, which then “proves” Antifa’s claim that the government is “fascist.”

 

Antifa claims to oppose “fascism,” a term it often uses as a broad-brush pejorative to discredit those who hold opposing political beliefs. The traditional meaning of “fascism” as defined by Webster’s Dictionary is “a totalitarian governmental system led by a dictator and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism, militarism, and often racism.”

 

Antifa holds the Marxist-Leninist definition of fascism which equates it with capitalism. “The fight against fascism is only won when the capitalist system has been shattered and a classless society has been achieved,” according to the German Antifa group, Antifaschistischer Aufbau München.

 

Germany’s BfV domestic intelligence agency, in a special report on left-wing extremism, noted:

 

“Antifa’s fight against right-wing extremists is a smokescreen. The real goal remains the ‘bourgeois-democratic state,’ which, in the reading of left-wing extremists, accepts and promotes ‘fascism’ as a possible form of rule and therefore does not fight it sufficiently. Ultimately, it is argued, ‘fascism’ is rooted in the social and political structures of ‘capitalism.’ Accordingly, left-wing extremists, in their ‘antifascist’ activities, focus above all on the elimination of the ‘capitalist system.'”

 

Matthew Knouff, author of An Outsider’s Guide to Antifa: Volume II, explained Antifa’s ideology this way:

 

“The basic philosophy of Antifa focuses on the battle between three basic forces: fascism, racism and capitalism — all three of which are interrelated according to Antifa…. with fascism being considered the final expression or stage of capitalism, capitalism being a means to oppress, and racism being an oppressive mechanism related to fascism.”

 

In an essay, “What Antifa and the Original Fascists Have In Common,” Antony Mueller, a German professor of economics who currently teaches in Brazil, described how Antifa’s militant anti-capitalism masquerading as anti-fascism reveals its own fascism:

 

“After the left has pocketed the concept of liberalism and turned the word into the opposite of its original meaning, the Antifa-movement uses a false terminology to hide its true agenda. While calling themselves ‘antifascist’ and declaring fascism the enemy, the Antifa itself is a foremost fascist movement.

 

“The members of Antifa are not opponents to fascism but themselves its genuine representatives. Communism, Socialism and Fascism are united by the common band of anti-capitalism and anti-liberalism.

 

The Antifa movement is a fascist movement. The enemy of this movement is not fascism but liberty, peace and prosperity.” [Blog Editor bold emphasis]

 

Antifa’s Ideological Origins

 

The ideological origins of Antifa can be traced back to the Soviet Union roughly a century ago. In 1921 and 1922, the Communist International (Comintern) developed the so-called united front tactic to “unify the working masses through agitation and organization” … “at the international level and in each individual country” against “capitalism” and “fascism” — two terms that often were used interchangeably.

 

The world’s first anti-fascist group, Arditi del Popolo (People’s Courageous Militia), was founded in Italy in June 1921 to resist the rise of Benito Mussolini’s National Fascist Party, which itself was established to prevent the possibility of a Bolshevik revolution on the Italian Peninsula. Many of the group’s 20,000 members, consisting of communists and anarchists, later joined the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War (1936–39).

 

In Germany, the Communist Party of Germany established the paramilitary group Roter Frontkämpferbund (Red Front Fighters League) in July 1924. The group was banned due to its extreme violence. Many of its 130,000 members continued their activities underground or in local successor organizations such as the Kampfbund gegen den Faschismus (Fighting-Alliance Against Fascism).

 

In Slovenia, the militant anti-fascist movement TIGR was established in 1927 to oppose the Italianization of Slovene ethnic areas after the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The group, which was disbanded in 1941, specialized in assassinating Italian police and military personnel.

 

In Spain, the Communist Party established the Milicias Antifascistas Obreras y Campesinas (Antifascist Worker and Peasant Militias), which were active in the 1930s.

 

The modern Antifa movement derives its name from a group called Antifaschistische Aktion, founded in May 1932 by Stalinist leaders of the Communist Party of Germany. The group was established to fight fascists, a term the party used to describe all of the other pro-capitalist political parties in Germany. The primary objective of Antifaschistische Aktion was to abolish capitalism, according to a detailed history of the group. The group, which had more than 1,500 founding members, went underground after Nazis seized power in 1933.

 

A German-language pamphlet — “80 Years of Anti-Fascist Actions” (80 Jahre Antifaschistische Aktion)” — describes in minute detail the continuous historical thread of the Antifa movement from its ideological origins in the 1920s to the present day. The document states:

 

“Antifascism has always fundamentally been an anti-capitalist strategy. This is why the symbol of the Antifaschistische Aktion has never lost its inspirational power…. Anti-fascism is more of a strategy than an ideology.”

 

During the post-war period, Germany’s Antifa movement reappeared in various manifestations, including the radical student protest movement of the 1960s, and the leftist insurgency groups that were active throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

 

The Red Army Faction (RAF), also known as the Baader-Meinhof Gang, was a Marxist urban guerrilla group that carried out assassinations, bombings and kidnappings aimed at bringing revolution to West Germany, which the group characterized as a fascist holdover of the Nazi era. Over the course of three decades, the RAF murdered more than 30 people and injured over 200.

 

After the collapse of the communist government in East Germany in 1989-90, it was discovered that the RAF had been given training, shelter, and supplies by the Stasi, the secret police of the former communist regime.

 

John Philip Jenkins, Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University, described the group’s tactics, which are similar to those used by Antifa today:

 

“The goal of their terrorist campaign was to trigger an aggressive response from the government, which group members believed would spark a broader revolutionary movement.”

 

RAF founder Ulrike Meinhof explained the relationship between violent left-wing extremism and the police: “The guy in uniform is a pig, not a human being. That means we don’t have to talk to him and it is wrong to talk to these people at all. And of course, you can shoot.”

 

Bettina Röhl, a German journalist and daughter of Meinhof, argues that the modern Antifa movement is a continuation of the Red Army Faction. The main difference is that, unlike the RAF, Antifa’s members are afraid to reveal their identities. In a June 2020 essay published by the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Röhl also drew attention to the fact that Antifa is not only officially tolerated, but is being paid by the German government to fight the far right:

 

“The RAF idolized the communist dictatorships in China, North Korea, North Vietnam, in Cuba, which were transfigured by the New Left as better countries on the right path to the best communism….

 

“The flourishing left-wing radicalism in the West, which brutally strikes at the opening of the European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt, at every G-20 summit or every year on May 1 in Berlin, has achieved the highest level of establishment in the state, not least thanks to the support by quite a few MPs from political parties, journalists and relevant experts.

 

“Compared to the RAF, the militant Antifa only lacks prominent faces. Out of cowardice, its members cover their faces and keep their names secret. Antifa constantly threatens violence and attacks against politicians and police officers. It promotes senseless damage to property amounting to vast sums. Nevertheless, MP Renate Künast (Greens) recently complained in the Bundestag that Antifa groups had not been adequately funded by the state in recent decades. She was concerned that ‘NGOs and Antifa groups do not always have to struggle to raise money and can only conclude short-term employment contracts from year to year.’ There was applause for this from Alliance 90/The Greens, from the left and from SPD deputies.

 

“One may ask the question of whether Antifa is something like an official RAF, a terrorist group with money from the state under the guise of ‘fighting against the right.'”

 

Germany’s BfV domestic intelligence agency explains Antifa’s glorification of violence:

 

“For left-wing extremists, ‘Capitalism’ is interpreted as triggering wars, racism, ecological disasters, social inequality and gentrification. ‘Capitalism’ is therefore more than just a mere economic order. In left-wing extremist discourse, it determines the social and political form as well as the vision of a radical social and political reorganization. Whether anarchist or communist: Parliamentary democracy as a so-called bourgeois form of rule should be ‘overcome’ in any case.

 

“For this reason, left-wing extremists usually ignore or legitimize human rights violations in socialist or communist dictatorships or in states that they allegedly see threatened by the ‘West.’ To this day, both orthodox communists and autonomous activists justify, praise and celebrate the left-wing terrorist Red Army Faction or foreign left-wing terrorists as alleged ‘liberation movements’ or even ‘resistance fighters.'”

 

Meanwhile, in Britain, Anti-Fascist Action (AFA), a militant anti-fascist group founded in 1985, gave birth to the Antifa movement in the United States. In Germany, the Antifaschistische Aktion-Bundesweite Organisation (AABO) was founded in 1992 to combine the efforts of smaller Antifa groups scattered around the country.

 

In Sweden, Antifascistisk Aktion (AFA), a militant Antifa group founded in 1993, established a three-decade track record for using extreme violence against its opponents. In France, the Antifa group L’Action antifasciste, is known for its fierce opposition to the State of Israel.

 

After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the collapse of communism in 1990, the Antifa movement opened a new front against neoliberal globalization.

 

Attac, established in France in 1989 to promote a global tax on financial transactions, now leads the so-called alter-globalization movement, which, like the Global Justice Movement, is opposed to capitalism. In 1999, Attac was present in Seattle during violent demonstrations that led to the failure of WTO negotiations. Attac also participated in anti-capitalist demonstrations against the G7, the G20, the WTO, and the war in Iraq. Today, the association is active in 40 countries, with more than a thousand local groups and hundreds of organizations supporting the network. Attac’s decentralized and non-hierarchical organizational structure appears to be the model being used by Antifa.

 

In February 2016, the International Committee of the Fourth International advanced the political foundations of the global anti-war movement, which, like Antifa, blames capitalism and neoliberal globalism for the existence of military conflict:

 

“The new anti-war movement must be anti-capitalist and socialist, since there can be no serious struggle against war except in the fight to end the dictatorship of finance capital and the economic system that is the fundamental cause of militarism and war.”

 

In July 2017, more than 100,000 anti-globalization and Antifa protesters converged on the German city of Hamburg to protest the G20 summit. Leftist mobs laid waste to the city center. An Antifa group called “G20 Welcome to Hell” bragged about how it was able to mobilize Antifa groups from across the world:

 

“The summit mobilizations have been precious moments of meeting and co-operation of left-wing and anti-capitalist groups and networks from all over Europe and world-wide. We have been sharing experiences and fighting together, attending international meetings, being attacked by cops supported by the military, re-organizing our forces and fighting back. Anti-globalization movement has changed, but our networks endure. We are active locally in our regions, cities, villages and forests. But we are also fighting trans-nationally.”

 

Germany’s domestic security service, in an annual report, added:

 

“Left-wing extremist structures tried to shift the public debate about the violent G20 summit protests in their favor. With the distribution of photos and reports of allegedly disproportionate police measures during the summit protests, they promoted an image of a state that denounced legitimate protests and put them down with police violence. Against such a state, they said, ‘militant resistance’ is not only legitimate, but also necessary.”

 

Part II of this series will examine the activities of Antifa in Germany and the United States.

 

Soeren Kern is a Senior Fellow at the New York-based Gatestone Institute. Follow Soeren Kern on Twitter and Facebook

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Wuhan Bats – Biolab or Bioweapon Mishap?


John R. Houk

© April 14, 2020

 

More and more credible scientists are concluding the Coronavirus/COVID-19 was the result of a Chinese biolab mishap. On a personal level I believe the ChiCom military was working on a bioweapon and screwed up. BUT no credible source will be willing to jump there due to the implications of bioweapon lab mishap in China. WHY?

 

Tian Junhua – bat virologist & Horseshoe Bat

 

Such information would mean an act of war by the ChiComs largely due to the tens-of-thousands of Americans expected to die.

 

Think of it. A bioweapon mishap happens in Wuhan China. FIRST the ChiCom government tries to hide the incident from its own people by permanently silencing the doctors that figured out what the virus was.

 

THEN lying to the world about the enormity of how contagious it was to human-to-human contact.

 

THEN lie to the world the U.S. Military unleashed the virus among the Chinese populace.

 

AND NOW the ChiComs expect us to believe they’ve solved their virus issues in China.

 

I watched Jesse Watters on Watters’ World Saturday 4/11/20. Great episode and you can watch the video in entirety on Fox News. Toward the end of the show Watters had Steven Mosher (a positive Roman Catholic bio and a negative leaning Wikipedia bio) on to discuss the likelihood that COVID-19 was a biolab mishap. Watters and Mosher go out of their way to stipulate the biolab mishap was not a bioweapon mishap (which I am not sold on). Rather the two discuss that in the process of studying an infectious disease from bats, carelessness infected China then the world.

 

Steven Mosher

 

Mosher provides decent facts pointing to a biolab mishap rather than mere bat-to-human at a Wuhan wet market epicenter. Below is my video cut of the 4/11/20 Watters’ World episode interviewing Stephen Mosher:

 

VIDEO: Watters’ World Wuhan Lab Bat Virus 4-11-20

 

And here are some more Steven Mosher details on his belief of a Wuhan biolab mishap:

 

 

 

 

 

 

JRH 4/14/20

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Anti-Marxist Thoughts Leading to JOS COVID/Liberty Essays


John R. Houk

© April 9, 2020

 

A lot of independent minded Conservatives seeing their Constitutional Liberties and God-given Rights slip into oblivion because of a global infectious disease are beginning to believe the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic is a made up event by Marxist oriented Globalists to ultimately activate top-bottom State control of human lives. Below are two erudite essays by Justin Smith demonstrating some very good logic for a made up pandemic.

 

I on the other hand do not believe it is made up. I believe the pandemic is real. YET I do see a Marxist hand and agenda. That hand is a Communist China. And here is where I am probably relegated to more a Conspiracy nut than those that believe the pandemic is made up.

 

It is my unproven speculation that Globalist Marxists believing in One-World governance are looking to Communist China to manage a New World Order. For me it all fits the United Nations, the UN Globalist agencies (e.g. WHO, UNHRC, Agenda 21 (or is it Agenda 2030) and so on UN Marxist tentacles. The continent that American blood was spilled to protect from Nazism and Soviet Communism is now gripped by the of Communism often under the disguise of Democratic Socialism. Yes Europe, no matter what feel-good Socialist description you deceive your voters with, Europeans are slowly brainwashed into despotic Communism. EU Communist manipulative development:

 

 

 

 

 

 To be honest the Liberty being eviscerated in America resulting from Globalist intentions led by Communist China taints the Office of the best President this nation has experienced since Reagan. If you have read my past posts, you aware becoming a Trump supporter has been a process for me. I was a Cruzer (i.e. Ted Cruz) until he was mathematically eliminated. Trump’s 2016 campaign against Crooked Hillary was both amusing and effective against one of America’s most evil candidates for President that included the likes of Obama, Bill Clinton and Aaron Burr coming to mind.

 

I have never been under illusions that Donald Trump might have some Globalist leanings due to the nature of his international business. BUT I have been pleasantly elated at exposing the MSM (that loved before his Presidential run), showing the evils of Socialism among Dems, protecting the borders, managing a robust economy until COVID, promoting the 2nd Amendment, supporting Christian Liberty and I have been ecstatic about Originalist Judges to the Judiciary.

 

The downside is the Communist Chinese unleashed pandemic has brought a question mark about some of those things that led to to appreciate Trump. For example, I am convinced the current U.S. Constitution is shot and beyond salvation. So what does that mean for Judge appointments, the 2nd Amendment and Christian Liberty.

 

Changes are in America’s future. I suspect chaos and bullets will be a part of that change. God help us keep Marxist despotism from ending American Liberty.

 

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The Suspension of Constitutional Liberties

An Unprecedented Battle for Liberty

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 4/7/2020 1:23 AM

 

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”  ~ Henry David Thoreau

 

Americans who love this great country of ours, weep for America in anger, frustration, and disdain for the new tyranny that has become the rule, rather than the exception, in most of the states, by simple illiberal politicians seizing the day on a whim and, in some instances, by plan, even though President Trump has tried to push back, to some degree, at the federal level against a total national shutdown. The American compact is being abandoned in the name of an illusion of government protection from the COVID virus that is no more effective than what the doctors and nurses would already be doing through private concerns; and, in the meantime, some of the Communists, Globalists, and Statists in the “elite” governmental hierarchy, on the fringe of President Trump’s inner circle, are now advancing and implementing a new totalitarian state that will monitor every aspect of our lives, monitor movement, continuously surveil us, control all monetary transactions, behavior, communication, social contact and travel, in what can only be described as a government takeover of epic proportions and a war against humanity.

 

It is hard to tell where President Trump’s true loyalties lie, although it is obvious he really does genuinely care for the American people, as documented in many kind gestures over the years, which makes it all the more frustrating. He may be pushing back some on the more draconian measures, but his early willingness to go along with a largely unnecessary shutdown emboldened left leaning governors, such as Andrew Cuomo of New York to push for more harsh and stringent controls. And, in light of his signature on the socialist, Globalist, Statist anti-American sovereignty USMCA, we are still left begging the question of whether Trump is complicit in the reset of the global economy that seeks to exert more control over America, to surveil us more and usher in a cashless society, such as suggested by Christine LaGarde of the International Monetary Fund, who has also urged the use of RFID chips on humans, i.e. Brave New World, or, is Trump merely a clueless, well-meaning scapegoat being misled by people around him? He does have far too many Leftists and Globalists just on the fringe of his inner circle, such as Dr. Anthony Fauci [Fauci connected to Gates and Fauci connected to T.A. Ghebreyesus of WHO], who has many unsavory, undesirable associations, like Bill Gates and Tedros Adhanom [Ghebreyesus].

 

[Blog Editor: Here is a brief post from a Christian website that appears to look at prophetic headlines affecting the USA & UK. I’m not taking the time to confirm if I agree with the website’s theology or not, but the headlines are eerily apparent: COMING SOON DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS – MORE GOVERNMENTAL POWER OVER THE PEOPLE, A CASHLESS SOCIETY, TRACKING SYSTEMS, MORE SURVEILLANCE AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE MARK OF THE BEAST – THE WORLD NEEDS THE TRUTH – THE WORLD NEEDS THE 3 ANGELS MESSAGE! EndTimesProphecy.org; 3/24/20]

 

Many dynamics are ongoing in a modern day battle plan used by America’s enemies from within, who are currently waging the hardest assault ever seen on our Republic, with great skill. The endgame: To force the largest segment of the United States’ population, millions of Americans, to meekly accept the suspension of their constitutional liberties, the Bill of Rights.

 

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, America has already seen somewhere between 40 to 50 million flu cases, since October, that required some five-hundred thousand people to be hospitalized, of which some 24,000 died, and yet, our hospitals weren’t overwhelmed by this “crisis”. Nobody suggests that COVID-19 isn’t extremely serious for some of the population, but the scare tactics being used by those who would be king, our corrupt politicians and corporate and media heads, is beyond excessive, and it reveals a far more nefarious intent.

 

One should note that eight thousand Americans, nearly three million a year, die on any given day. When that statistic is placed next to the 2,400 deaths in March from COVID-19, one must question the necessity of shutting down the entire country to a full cold stop. Fear and panic from this move is now being used as an excuse to move further towards the suppression of all Americans’ liberties and freedoms across the board of the Bill of Rights.

 

Nothing warranted or necessitated creating a Greater Depression in America in order to combat a virus that represents a minimal threat to 98 percent of all people, making it quite clear that the criminal enterprise, special interests, that represents the leadership of this country created this crisis to once again commit a major theft — the largest theft of wealth in U.S. history — and wipe-out the American taxpayers’ 401ks and add another mammoth debt burden to their futures, all the while trying to persuade us that they are “protecting” us. But the facts fully exhibit this is a controlled implementation of the destruction of our system and nothing less than a cover-up for their fraud, criminal schemes and the looting of the U.S. Treasury.

 

Insane as it sounds, Americans on both sides of the political aisle, in the streets and Congress too, supported and cheered for the eight-hundred and seventy-three page bill and the $2.2 trillion welfare check for bankers, massive corporations and every special interest one cares to mention, that is above the $4 trillion in secret payoffs from the Federal Reserve Bank. Somehow, the included paltry sum of $1200 a person payout seems to have assuaged many Americans’ anger over the situation; how cheaply they sell their souls to the company store, as the criminals who started all this walk away unaccountable, as if absolved of their sins.

 

And in order to hide their despicable acts, their criminal cronies in Congress added Section 4009 to the Temporary Government In The Sunshine Act, that authorizes the Federal Reserve Board and any government officials to meet in secret without any oversight constraints; keep in mind, this is the same institution that controls our currency, responsible for three financial collapses in the last two decades. One boom and bust cycle after another serves to further impoverish the American worker, while enriching the Big Bankers and their “elite” Cronies and Congressmen who do their bidding.

 

In 2008, America saw massive mortgage fraud schemes bring about a global economic collapse, that also found immoral people using fear and panic and bribes to force feckless, corrupt Congressional poltroons and quislings to pass TARP and other bailout schemes that built a facade of recovery. But there never was an actual economic recovery, since the unpayable mountain of debt was simply hidden under a more massive mountain of trillions of more unpayable debt, until we saw it all crumble down on March 16th 2020 [Blog Editor: Perhaps Justin is referencing Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act which occurs in the 3/16 timeframe but is not limited to that day].

 

Those in power have hyped the COVID virus to give cover for their own criminal behavior and complicity in the current economic crisis, and they have increased the economic damage by implementing a largely national economic shutdown, while they also try to increase the fear and panic, through propaganda techniques and scare tactics, to something similar to what characters in George Orwell’s 1984 experienced. And, they are bullying Americans into becoming subservient and conforming, by utilizing their hold on the police and military forces to enforce their dictatorial decrees, creating a dystopia that hasn’t been seen in decades, in any nation, guaranteed to become worse, if it is not stopped immediately.

 

Travel and movement is becoming harder each day as local police have taken on the task of stopping anyone out and about for any reason, just because they can, to ask them what their purpose is for being out, in states with “safer-at-home” orders, and people in the communities have become the eyes and collaborators with the police who are charged with controlling them. Along with this, the suggestion to create a digital money system is out in the International Monetary Fund and even here in the U.S. and other nations, which would further facilitate the destruction of freedom, and the “temporary” distancing mandates are now being promoted for the future, as the shutdown is set to last until June or longer, with the entire economy shutdown, resulting in a shortfall of goods and services for many, due to hoarding; we also are witnessing necessary surgeries being cancelled.

 

Approximately ten million Americans have filed for unemployment in the past three weeks, due to this government mandated national shutdown, as the numbers set new records four to five times higher than previous highs. Never before have we witnessed so many millions suddenly furloughed, by businesses closing around the country on the orders of the State, with unemployment on track to hit at least thirty percent of the nation’s workforce, as Americans seem to be trapped in our homes due to this invisible menace and the Leftist mainstream media hysterically reports the running totals each day, interviewing self-proclaimed medical experts, in their reach for ratings. And the economy continues to implode, heading for the largest decrease in GDP in history.

 

Additionally, America finds that some who refuse to self-isolate in certain left leaning areas are being forced to wear tracking devices [Kentucky ankle bracelets and Other Measures], along with Google helping authorities with location data for the purpose of tracking all in states with mandated lockdowns. There are also calls for forced vaccinations and RIFD implants for those who have received any new vaccine and the “cure” for COVID; these have primarily emanated from people such Bill Gates, the eugenicist and population control advocate, who is well connected in American political circles.

 

[Blog Editor: SEE ALSO:

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by integraDA87 (Actually an Alex Jones borrow)

10 subscribers – Apr 7, 2020

 

 

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4.73M subscribers – Apr 8, 2020]

 

Dr Anthony Fauci was in opposition to using hydroxychloroquine, that was found to prevent deaths, by doctors working in real time field situations. Curiously, Fauci readily supported Gates’ vaccine, while calling for a year study of hydroxychloroquine before allowing its widespread use.

 

Now the World Health Organization is advocating actually going into people’s houses, in order to remove the sick by force, if necessary.

 

Dangerous times are rapidly approaching.

 

America’s own Dr. Anthony Fauci is an associate of Bill Gates, who donated $100 million to Fauci’s National Institute of Health, along with $13.5 million to the CDC. Please recall, it was Gates who jumped the gun and called this a major pandemic, ahead of all the “experts”, on February 28th. And to this date, the number of deaths does not warrant such a massive economic shutdown, in the manner advocated by Fauci and Gates.

 

The scenario seen in America wouldn’t take much more of a push to reach the level of the horrific Holodomor that occurred primarily in the Ukraine, Europe’s Breadbasket, and the USSR too, where entire villages were prevented from taking possession of a single grain of wheat they had grown themselves, upon a penalty of death, from their Communist masters. Later similar cases have risen in Cuba and now Venezuela, but it is this type of centralized government policy that can easily devolve into a policy of starving a people to death, forcing millions to die and disappear into the ground. [Blog Editor: See a pattern for society control?]

 

Now, forty-three states and the District of Columbia are enforcing a “stay at home mandate”, in jurisdiction after jurisdiction. And far too many Americans seem to have ultimately decided to meekly accept the suspension of the Constitution, by way of the closure of the Church, the arrests of pastors and religious leaders, city bills violating and suspending the Second Amendment and our right to keep and bear arms, the suspension of the right to assemble and petition the government and the censorship of information by Leftwing (please read “Communist”) corporations and media outlets.

 

This is only one of many moves yet to be seen as the psychopathic elected officials and despotic bureaucrats, who express their contempt and hatred for humanity as an act of “love”, by trying to rule over us rather than govern righteously. They deal in compulsion, not voluntary and natural cooperation and power, pull and politics rather than competition, incentives and honest solutions and resolutions, as they reject virtue and embrace every depraved thing.

 

The small number of Americans who die today above the number of those who would normally die on any given day in America is simply what happens in a free society, when people go about their everyday business and their day to day lives. Outbreaks have always been a part of our existence. People dying is a natural part of life. And as such, America must not allow this manufactured “crisis” and any associated COVID deaths to be used to bring harm to the greatest percentage of Americans, as an instrument of control that further erodes and eviscerates our individual liberty.

 

As a new brand of totalitarian horror unfolds before our eyes, with a speed no one thought possible in America, only the willfully blind will ignore it. Only those who refuse to engage in cogent thought and reason will fail to grasp the implications of what is now happening in our country, and only the malevolent and irretrievably corrupt will accept it.

 

Real freedom and liberty apparently have ceased to exist in this country, although for the teeming dummied-down masses this reality remains elusive, and yesteryear’s tyrants are smiling at the vision of the United States today, as a perfect totalitarian storm builds. The time has arrived when all are told each step to make, as far as freely travelling from one point to another, what we can do or purchase, what medical care we may or may not receive, how long we must remain in home prisons, forcing many to obey or comply with their illiberal orders. Complete control over ‘We the People’ is very nearly totally accomplished, as the government is still working to strip away all individuality, our culture and religion, and any independent views and thoughts, in order to usher in a new world order, that will oppress the many.

 

That’s the propaganda ploy at work. All these deaths, those who died of COVID-19, are conveniently being used to make America look a lot more like China. They have attempted to eradicate the hard-earned recognition of the individual, and they have done so in an unconscionable, blinding fear-filled propaganda-fueled moment wasting centuries of human achievement in the process.

 

Leaving individuals to make their own way in the world as they see fit generally works pretty damned well for independent minded righteous and moral men and women who wish nothing more than to make a decent life for themselves and their children, setting out each day meaning no harm and doing no wrong; however, once the central planners arrive on the scene, they tend to poison anything they touch. The more power they have, the greater is their inclination to interfere with the individual and the more toxic they are to one’s liberty. This has been readily observable across the span of time, and more often than not, it requires the people of the land to resort to arms, in order to stop the tyrannical and despotic intelligentsia and leaders who attempt to take powers unto themselves by force that by right can come only through the freely given consent of the people.

 

America is approaching a great time of upheaval and civil strife, and matters will turn pretty nasty, soon, because, in case one hasn’t been paying attention, our world has just changed forever over the past few weeks. The future is in our hands, and we must stand and fight for truth, knowledge and the future of our children and their children’s children and this America we love so well. The battle between good and evil has just gone from average hot to a blazing inferno.

 

Look around and the truth is there to see. Americans are facing an unprecedented battle for liberty. None of this has happened by accident, and none of this was due to the COVID virus. This has been a long-term plan to destroy America’s republic, exposed on many occasions in the past; and now, the threat of absolute rule has taken the advantage and looms more possible than at any other time in America’s history, unbelievable as that seems, since nobody in many decades has ever thought the loss of freedom in America was possible. Little time remains to stop the dictatorial regulation of society by those who would be king, and the decimation of freedom and liberty is at hand.

 

Hell can’t be far behind, or the day the Tree of Liberty is watered with the Blood of Tyrants.

 

By Justin O. Smith

 

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Prepare to Fight

Authority and Chaos

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 4/7/2020 8:58 PM

 

Authority, when first detecting chaos at its heels, will entertain the vilest schemes to save its orderly facade but always order without justice, without love or liberty, which cannot postpone their world’s descent to pandemonium.”  ~ Alan Moore, ‘V for Vendetta

 

At what point do we stand up and say, ‘This is fu***n’ crazy. These numbers are not adding up for all this to happen’?!! At what point does that happen?!! Because this is beyond anything we will ever see in our lifetime again.”  ~ Krystal Tini

 

Liberty, equality under the rule of righteous law, and freedom are not entities and ideas that anyone should be so willing to cast aside, in some adventure of misrule by the powers that be, since without such virtues in our society, order, peace and tranquility cannot long endure before any nation reaches towards malevolent depths beyond one’s imagination. And today, as we see “volunteer drones” flying over Manhattan warning people to practice social distancing, there isn’t any doubt that America and the U.S. government is already being relentlessly pushed in that direction, as we are currently being told we must conform to state rules and regulations, that no citizen has voted to see enacted, under threat of huge fines and lengthy jail sentences; so we fall further under the all-consuming power of the state, where it would seem increasingly apparent that we are no longer free to dissent, to assemble and speak out against injustice, and to disagree with the government without fear of retribution or penalty.

 

[Blog Editor – VIDEO: A drone flying over a Manhattan park on Saturday, urging pedestrians to maintain social distancing.

 

Posted by It’s Just Smoke & Mirrors 1

207 subscribers – Apr 5, 2020]

 

The COVID-19 virus will come and go, but the government career bureaucrats and new politicians entering the arena of governance will never forget how easy it was to take control of our entire lives, as they took control of every church, classroom, roadway, airline, restaurant, sporting event, grocery store and park bench. And the largest segment of society praised it as the right thing to do.

 

What happens when they decide another virus is causing a “pandemic”, when it’s not? This is a scheme we may see over and over, as they tell us COVID has mutated into a worse killer, or something similar.

 

Even the everyday average person, such as actress Krystal Tini, know that something isn’t right about this entire event, as she recently stated in a video [JOS embedded link], with a smattering of blunt but effective cursing:

 

Krystal Tini

 

More watching news, more listening to the news, more bullshit … UuHhmmm … I was driving in the car and Fox News was on, and one reporter came on saying, ‘If we have to push the shutdown to the end of the summer’, so … are all of us around the world and in America just supposed to lay down and die, at the expense of a fuckin’ virus that is not a pandemic by any means? If you don’t realize yet that you are being lied to about the numbers, about how you are catching it, about all of this, you need to seriously research, and research now, because the complicity that is going on is really scary.

 

So basically what whomever is in charge here … all they have to say is you must stay in your house, you can’t do this, you can’t do that and all of your rights are taken away from you. And everybody is complicit and saying, O.K., what should we do next? Should we open our windows and jump out, so we don’t catch the virus? Cuz we’ll do that.

 

So at what point do we say, “We need to fu***n’ stand up together and take charge of this whole thing? Our lives are being ruined right before us, and we’re all just complicit and in agreement to it.”

 

Many people who hold graduate degrees, such as Professor Michel Chossudovsky [Fake Coronavirus Data and the Fear Campaign – LewRockwell LewRockwell.com – JOS embedded link] of Global Research, would totally agree with her own well founded erudite statement, even if she is a “Q” follower and not negated by the fact. He has recently affirmed much of what I have written in previous articles, as he states:

 

The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext to powerful financial interests and corrupt politicians to trigger the World into a spiral of mass unemployment, bankruptcy, extreme poverty and despair.”

 

Going a step further, Chossudovsky adds:

 

Do not let yourself be misled by the fear campaign, pointing to a Worldwide coronavirus calamity with repeated ‘predictions’ that hundreds of thousands of people are going to die. These are boldface lies. Scientific assessments of the health impacts of the COVID-19 have been withheld, they do not make the headlines. According to the WHO and John Hopkins Medicine, the risks of dying from influenza are higher than from COVID-19. Moreover, the media fails to acknowledge that there are simple and effective treatments for COVID-19. In fact, the reports on the treatment of COVID-19 are being suppressed. And the issue of ‘recovery’ is barely mentioned. Persistent headlines and TV reports. Fear and panic. Neither the WHO nor our governments have taken the trouble to reassure us.”

 

This current economic crisis was well on its way shortly after the 2008 economic collapse. The subsequent disastrous solutions — the taxpayer bailout of Wall Street — the government created to preserve the so-called “elite” ruling class’s wealth, power and control should have been called “no banker left behind”, as more mind-boggling debt was piled on top of the U.S. taxpayer. The masses have been indoctrinated over generations spent in public, i.e. government, schools and conditioned by the American Marxist Corporate Mainstream Media to such a large degree, they have been convinced that the abnormal criminal behavior and pillaging of our Treasury by the powers that be, “the ruling class”, are somehow a normal fact of life in America and acceptable, and our current unpayable debt is now so large, that the average person cannot quite fully comprehend all the implications and dire and detrimental consequences that must follow.

 

The American people are now experiencing what comes from allowing corporations, by way of lobbyists, to hold too much sway over the U.S. Congress, although it is well within their rights as individual people, i.e. corporation owners, to be represented too; however, their money interests should not take precedence over the vital interests of all the people. It has brought us to this point of distorted institutions and our current insane move towards national suicide, if we stay the course, and an end to our system and our way of life.

 

Pointedly, Ms. Tini nails down her topic:

 

What kind of Sheep-S**t is this that we are all allowing to happen?!!??? I’m not saying that people don’t get sick from this or aren’t getting sick from this. … What I’m saying is, ‘Where the F**k were all of you when people by the hundreds of thousands are dying per flu season?’ 

 

Do you walk out of your house with a mask wrapped around your face? Do you walk around your house, out of your house fearing for your life? Does the government care about you then, when you get a flu that comes around every single year? Do they care? NO. …..So now, what makes you think that they care about a virus that kills one in one thousand people? What makes you think that all of a sudden they care? That this isn’t about something way bigger than a virus?

 

If it had not been this virus, some other disaster or emergency would have emerged magically, like some new war or another act of terrorism. As far too many Americans now comply with many illegitimate “orders” across the nation and stay in their homes, the Gross Domestic Product is projected to contract by 35 percent as this continues, and yet the Career Bureaucrat Drums beat on for the “War on COVID-19”, as the war on humanity continues.

 

America is witnessing a manufactured health scare — the Big Lie, a so-called “deadly pandemic” — being used to essentially make the Constitution impotent in our modern society and neuter the entire Bill of Rights, as we sit on the abyss of tyranny and only steps removed from martial law, in order to eliminate small and medium capital, small businesses, and allow Big Business to prevail by way of a massive concentration of corporate wealth, using fear and intimidation to achieve this end. COVID has been used to create new corporate entitlements, to explode the national debt, to give these psychopathic criminals in the Federal Reserve Bank, Congress and throughout the world of Big Business their “get-out-of-jail-free” card and advance other aspects of the socialist dream.

 

In essence and for numerous reasons, President Trump and the GOP have always had a bit of a nationalist socialist bent, in that they believe in finding and implementing Big Spending, Big Government solutions. They are now joining the Democrats, as they all use COVID as the excuse to spend trillions of more dollars, enriching themselves and their criminal cohorts. Immediately after passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act [Independent Summary], they began speaking of the need for another $2 trillion package for infrastructure, and now there are new rumblings about a Republican constructed national healthcare system and Medicaid for All, in the spirit of never letting a crisis go to waste and after we fought so hard against Obamacare.

 

And now, President Trump and his old, new-found, socialist buddies in both parties, the Democratic Communists and the RINO Globalists, are using COVID to grow and spread Big Government Socialism. In the process, they have trampled on everyone’s God Given Rights, as they race towards tyranny and further assault all Americans’ liberty.

 

Americans have neglected the most important matters in our own lives by believing the very same “leaders” who didn’t see the crisis coming, weren’t prepared and have failed miserably to centrally control the situation to the favor of our liberty. Americans gave them too much power over our lives, and we are currently being led towards the slaughterhouse. Americans have let fear overcome reason and courage.

 

Krystal asks, “What’s going to happen when there’s civil unrest [and] when people say, ‘We’re not doing this shit no more. We are going back to our lives'”?

 

Good for Krystal. I’m standing with her and all the like-minded true American Patriots who are preparing to fight to their last dying gasp, if need be to ensure that our children and their children’s children continue to wake up each morning in a free society where individual liberty is the rule.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Anti-Marxist Thoughts Leading to JOS COVID/Liberty Essays

John R. Houk

© April 9, 2020

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The Suspension of Constitutional Liberties

 

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Musing Leading to ‘We Will Pay the Price’


Musing by John R. Houk, Blog Editor

Original post by Justin O. Smith

© March 31, 2020

 

“… it perfectly exhibits the first inclination of bureaucrats in any crisis situation leans towards tyranny rather than more liberty.” (Justin O. Smith – this post)

 

The thoughts in this post disturbed me. BUT not because I disagree, rather I believe Justin is mostly correct. A new America is arising. Actually a new America has been arising for quite some time. In my humble opinion challenges to the Constitution largely began with Abraham Lincoln. Don’t get me wrong, Lincoln’s challenges to the U.S. Constitution kept America united and more than anything propelled the USA to future powerhouse greatness.

 

AND YET Lincoln chipped away at Constitution by transferring ultimate authority from the hands of the individual States into the hands of an all-powerful national government.

 

After the national government became supreme, the concept of Constitutional Checks and Balances became diluted to depending on ONLY the Federal Three Branches (Executive, Legislative and Judiciary) checking and balancing each other. This is when elements of a Federal democracy began to emerge over the power of WE THE PEOPLE in each State envisioned in a Republic.

 

So Lincoln preserved the Union – good. Ended the disgrace of slavery – good. BUT set the stage for future factionalism to battle for national supremacy – bad.

 

Today’s Left-Right national division of America’s future is unlikely to be settled in a peaceful manner. On a personal level I cannot see America’s Left or Right ultimately looking to our Founding Documents to achieve a national winner of vision.

 

The Coronavirus pandemic will tighten the screws of national government authority over the lives of individuals. I for one don’t want to live in a Marxist oriented nation forced to conform to a culture dictated by the State. Even at age 63 I am willing to exchange bullets to stop that. BUT that willingness also means putting American culture into the hands of the American Right who by necessity will also suspend the Founders’ Constitution to fight a Marxist future.

 

It’s time for a new Constitution. I pray the formers of that new Constitution are NOT Marxists desiring to keep fundamentally transforming America away from the Christian fundamentals original American colonialists sought to preserve.

 

What is America’s future? Will it be Left? Right? In between? Autocratic either way? The blood of displeased Americans on all levels of the political spectrum is the probable future? I suspect the Coronavirus Pandemic is another nail in the coffin of America’s past. God help the future of Americans

 

Below is submission of Justin Smith that inspired my musings. Below Justin’s most recent submission is another that I missed from 3/27.

 

JRH 3/31/20

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We Will Pay the Price

Here a Trillion, There a Trillion

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 3/29/2020 7:41 PM

 

If the dream is won though everything is lost, we will pay the price, but we will not count the cost.”  ~ Rush

 

Madmen in America are in charge and they are driving the nation in a direction that forces Americans to pay the cost of whatever the federal government wishes to incur, as they seem to be attempting to further render the people more dependent on the government for financial handouts, medical services and general sustenance and protection, while Americans are embracing their own chains of servitude. Not only are the state and federal governments tearing asunder the fabric of the Constitution and the country, they are wreaking havoc with shutdown mandates that have further exacerbated the economy and attacked individual liberty, in one more vast overreach and expansion of government power.

 

As Judge Andrew Napolitano noted on March 19th: “Throughout history, free people have been willing to accept the devil’s bargain of trading liberty for safety when they are fearful. We supinely accept the shallow and hollow offers of government that somehow less liberty equals more safety.”

 

On February 29th, I observed that the death rate from COVID-19 appeared to be tracking around two percent, but now, it is apparent it is much less at approximately a little over five one-hundredths of one percent, .05 percent, when the numbers of confirmed cases are placed against those deaths occurring from the virus.

 

This should illuminate for everyone that there is more behind this than meets the eyes, since our government has never before been too concerned with the human cost, when in pursuit of their agendas and goals. The Civil War killed nearly two percent of the population, and any consideration of human lives to be lost didn’t make our leaders shut down everything in any other similar situation, e.g. the Spanish or Swine Flu, or prevent them from waging the Spanish-American War, World Wars I & II, Korea, Vietnam and all the adventures to follow in the Middle East, no matter if the war was necessary or one that could be avoided. Historically, no one in government, any government, has ever really cared about American lives and sacrifices, if it came at a cost to their power.

 

Does anyone out there really believe that the Trump administration, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration in New York and 49 other administrations are eliminating what’s left of our liberty and destroying our economy to protect us from a virus that represents a minimal risk of .05 percent of the American population possibly being killed?

 

Curiously and quite troubling, all America should be concerned that our Department of Justice has been seeking Congressional authority to suspend habeas corpus and court proceedings, in the wake of the so-called “crisis”, since the middle of March; this also includes “any statutes or rules of procedure otherwise affecting pre-arrest, post-arrest, pre-trial, trial, and post-trial procedures in criminal and juvenile proceedings and all civil process and proceedings”. And while it may be unlikely that Congress will grant their wish, it perfectly exhibits the first inclination of bureaucrats in any crisis situation leans towards tyranny rather than more liberty.

 

After this is over, will the political response to this minor virus and manufactured COVID crisis be that shutting down the country and the deaths resulting from government actions and mandates and the economic destruction, worse than the virus itself, were all somehow worth it?

 

Taken in totality, approximately one in five Americans are currently being treated for cancer, lung or heart disease, and diabetes. If a mere one in one-thousand of these people dies due to being unable to acquire their medications, or because hospitals haven’t any more room, that equates to seventy-five thousand deaths alone, not to mention those living paycheck to paycheck who may be going hungry, as they wait for the paltry $1200 dollar government “stimulus” checks that are supposed to come their way, maybe by May.

 

Americans everywhere are under stress and wondering how they will feed their families, pay rent, water and electric bills and other necessities. Some of us may be able to individually step in and assist other family members, but when I hear leaders saying “We have to help everyone”, who is the collective “We” they are speaking of? “We” are all in trouble now, due to this shutdown. How long can we feed everybody when nothing is being produced at the moment? Nobody is producing much of anything at the moment, with most of the nation socially distance into unemployment, and shuttered resources aren’t just turned back on overnight.

 

Sadly, these events have unfolded before all America, as the hypnotized Sheeple cower in their homes, peeking from the shadows and staring at their neighbors with suspicion and disdain for not wearing their “protective” masks and standing six feet apart. One would think they were witnessing another episode of The Walking Dead.

 

And now after $5 trillion simply vanished into thin air in February, along with trillions more on March 16th, President Trump and Congress are utilizing a $2.2 trillion stimulus to supposedly keep the economy afloat, most of which is going to corporations, the largest aid package in U.S. history. The checks going to individuals only account for approximately $4 billion, so once again, companies that have engaged in bad business are being rewarded, just as they were in 2008, and this sort of continued policy smacks of fascism to the Nth degree, as we see a deepening of the convergence between communism and capitalism in America, i.e. a plutocratic led crony-capitalist policy, under a President who just months ago swore, “America will never be a socialist nation”. Coulda’ fooled me.

 

One can almost hear them singing, “Here a trillion, there a trillion, everywhere a trillion … Old McDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o.” It’s almost as though all they need do is bend over and pull it from their arse.

 

Look America! Look at the multi-trillion dollars already spent to “save the economy” and trillions more used to transfer wealth from the lower and middle classes to those who already control the nation’s assets. Watch Wall Street, Big Banks, Big Businesses all reap the benefits of this massive money transfer, and then watch all the politicians who will benefit from the payoffs coming their way, since this couldn’t happen without them.

 

In the meantime, small businesses are being given “secured” loans (with what?), that drives them deeper in debt, unless they can turn them into grants by meeting certain criteria. What a deal … Not! This can only further facilitate consolidation of power through global distribution networks and centralized supply lines, as the remains of Main Street crumbles to dust.

 

America was sold out by the Globalists some time ago, and now, either by design or purposeful intent, the psychopaths in power are using COVID-19 here in America, world-wide too, in order to clamp down and expand their powers and authority over their people, while deflecting attention from the largest economic collapse in history, just in time to avoid too much extra scrutiny that would reveal their criminal actions.

 

A great reset is underway and America and the world is under a lockdown, whether they want to call it that or not, and under the radar, mechanisms are in operation that are much more dangerous to us all than a little “killer virus”, that may or may not kill us. All the current legislation, executive orders and mass control measures emanating from this mess will never be rescinded and will persecute Americans for years into the future. This massive theft, a transfer of wealth, that is being largely ignored due to this government and media driven false pandemic, will only add to the nation’s economic devastation in the unfolding years ahead, creating more havoc leading to one economic collapse after another with increasing frequency, until there is no return; and, with each successive crisis, the government and politicians will use it as a further excuse to take away our individual liberty, our “permission slips”, according to their whims, as they assault our freedom.

 

Perhaps the resolution will come through the people’s own patience, or loss of the same, and their decision to continue their compliance to an orderly self-confinement, even in the face of COVID-19. That moment may be a bit longer away, especially with tightening controls all across the nation and the turmoil in New York at the moment, as the numbers of panicked people and frightening hospital scenes increase. However, whether it’s a week or weeks from now, or Easter Sunday, or any time after, one surely must be wondering what scenes will play out once the average, everyday ordinary American people decide en masse to refuse to be herded and confined any longer and return to the streets in one huge roar, for freedom.

 

One can only hope that from the chaos, the nation finds order and a return of real freedom and liberty.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Lucifer’s Proxy, The State

America Needs a Fearless Church

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 3/27/2020 12:22 AM

 

In such a fearful world we need a fearless church.”  ~ C.S. Lewis

 

One can only imagine how pleased Lucifer is today, as he takes stock of his handiwork through his minions and subordinate demons and the COVID-19 virus, as Mulciber [Blog Editor: Time to check your literary knowledge – here are Mulciber references: Urban Dictionary; Wikipedia entry – Pandæmonium (Paradise Lost); Reddit entry; Milton’s Pandemonium (PeterNewburysblog – About Melbourne); and The Harry Potter Lexicon], his fourth son, stokes chaos and pandemonium across the globe. See him scream gleefully and happier than he has been since the Nazis murdered six million Jews, and so pleased to see his tactics destroying the nations of the world, from Europe, Asia, and Central America throughout the British Commonwealth and America too, as his government and media lackeys’ propaganda and overblown alarm has terrified the world, even though this isn’t the Black Death, smallpox or the Spanish Flu. And in its wake, mankind has basically lost its mind to an unreasonable, hyped fear and moved as a herd in panic to do whatever the Government demands of it.

 

The Godless have attacked America since Her beginnings and none so hard as the foot soldiers of the Democratic Party, who have cooperated with Lucifer and his command operations under Beelzebub, who perverts reason, Belial [Got Questions and Mythology.net], the embodiment of sloth and inactivity, and Mammon [Got Questions and Mythology.net], who would force all to mine in the depths of hell for hidden wealth. Their combined efforts have laid the groundwork for our nation’s demise, advocating “democracy”, i.e. mob rule, Marxism and Communism, evolution and nihilism, and the media and bastardized public “education” system has been largely successful in facilitating their plans, as they reaped hefty rewards and privilege over rights along the way.

 

So many Americans have fallen so far from the God that gave them life and are Christians in name only, filling churches only halfway, most usually on Christmas and Easter, that it isn’t any wonder they are floundering about in a sea of hysteria and panic, as the so-called “elites” and “leaders” drive the panic by insisting that death stalks us all at this moment in time. Our nation’s long journey into godlessness has resulted in a large segment of the population that sees this one earthly life of theirs as the beginning and the end, with nothing to follow, no afterlife, no Heaven, no Hell, and this has made them willing to sacrifice everything, including their integrity, freedom and liberty and all their God Given Rights, to prolong their lives.  And so, they may not look to Lucifer no more than to God for any salvation, but they will turn to Lucifer’s proxy, the State, the Leviathan.

 

In 1965, Paul Harvey, a wise and profound commentary journalist, noted: “If I were the Devil … I’d set about however necessary to take over the United States. I’d subvert the churches first — I’d begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: ‘Do as you please. ….. To the young, I would whisper that ‘The Bible is a myth.’ I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is ‘square’. And the old, I would teach to pray, after me, ‘Our Father, which art in Washington …”

 

[A Youtube version: Paul Harvey – If I were the devil… 1965 – Updated Video

 

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Even now, one can certainly imagine Lucifer reveling in delight over his greatest triumph in centuries, the closing of the Church — churches all across America and across the globe too — at a time when humanity needs God and His Word most, too. Millions of Americans, in their panic and anguish, have forgotten the comfort and solace that can be found in the Church and the pages of the Bible. Never in my lifetime, not even at the start of the COVID alarm, did I ever believe I’d see the day that the land of my ancestors and more Revivals of the Christian Faith than any decent devil could withstand would lock the doors of its churches voluntarily, as Christians now obediently avoid even the smallest of gatherings, Oh Ye of Little Faith.

 

Voluntarily closing the Church doors is a victory for Lucifer, or Satan if You prefer, because God gifted us all with Free Will to choose, in the hopes we would abide in His teachings and worship and love Him as Our Creator. He built us for love, but now, on the whole, we have allowed ourselves to cleverly be tricked into using this gift of Free Will against God Himself, in fear rather than in the peace and certainty of our deliverance and salvation through Faith and a belief in His Power over all things.

 

Pusillanimous pastors who push a New Age moral relativism and a Marxist liberation theocracy [The Changing Face of Liberation Theology, Liberation Theology and Marxism and Red Pope Francis and the KGB’s Liberation Theology] that has bastardized the teachings of Jesus are largely responsible and complicit in this entire mess, because at the start of the “pandemic” they fell over one another to be the first to show just how obedient they were to “the government”. During a time of great crisis in America, Church elders, the “leaders”, encouraged the sheep to “shelter in place” … to obey their masters … to shut down the Church … because “the government is here to help”.

 

Americans are currently bearing witness to the most mammoth abuse of liberty in all our history as a nation, and all in the name of the government “keeping us safe.” Most of us haven’t asked the government for any help of any kind. I sure didn’t ask them to protect me from this virus, COVID-19.

 

Now the D.C. Bastards want to return our own money to us through this new “Stimulus” bill, that amounts to some $6 trillion once one combines the bill itself with everything the Fed has pumped into the stock market since October 2019. Better than this, they should cancel all taxation for the time being, until the engines of our economy are churning hard and efficient once more, because the nation is basically broke, for all practical purposes, and our money isn’t any better than monopoly money at this moment in time.

 

This Sunday, many Christians will glorify government during their morning services, in some blasphemous cases, more so than they give all the glory and adoration to Jesus Christ. They will praise our warriors and ask God to bless the Leviathan that now seeks to end liberty in America forever, and they will justify their worship of the State through the vehemently anti-State Declaration of Independence, written over 243 years ago, largely over an erroneous translation of Romans 13.

 

Yes, even the most illiterate of Lucifer’s demons will offer up Romans 13 that tells us to obey our governments, when they are acting righteously and aligned with God’s Word and at those times when our elected officials are acting as ministers of God for good for all. But one sees only a band of miscreants in the Congress today, with very few exceptions. Today’s leaders have given us baby murder as a societal staple, government theft as taxation, pornography as free speech and deviancy described as “normal” as they forced homosexual marriage on the nation against the will of seventy percent of Americans. [Blog Editor: The part of Romans 13 conveniently forgotten by Marxist Dems – verses 8-14]

 

More often as not, God admonished his followers against succumbing to the stronghold of the State, as one finds in The Parable of the Trees (Judges 9:7-15) and in Israel Asks for a King (1 Samuel 8) where Samuel says, “When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.” And, through the recorded conversations between Jesus and Satan, we see Satan offer Jesus dominion over all the governments and the world itself. This also just happened to be a huge error on Satan’s part, since one cannot give what one does not own in the first place. [See Matthew 4: 8-10 and Luke 4: 5-8]

 

And anyway, Jesus readily denounced these governments as cruel, brutal, greedy and corrupt. Ultimately, Satan’s bribery attempt elicited the following from Jesus: “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.'”

 

No, I don’t reckon we would find Jesus advising his followers to “shelter in place” or “self-quarantine”. Neither would he be hiding from danger or obeying a corrupt out-of-control government, regardless of any party or illegitimate authority.

 

Let us pay close attention to Hebrews 10:24-25: “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not for forsaking the assembly of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much more as you see the Day approaching.”

 

But if one dares mention this to their pastor, be prepared for Ol’ Lucifer to work his devilment by pumping up the pastor’s false sense of pride. After all, he did graduate from the Seminary and who are we to argue the Bible with him? Some pastors have simply said that it’s their Church (really???) and they would decide whether the Church would be open for services or not.

 

What in the Hell is wrong with You, America? Aren’t You sick to death of the government in general and what it has become? Aren’t You sick of the compliant and cowardly clergy? Aren’t You as sick to death as I am over what has happened to our country? America has the most cowardly Christian leadership in the history of Christendom.

 

We should all hope and pray that more churches across America will follow Pastor Rose Banks’ example, who has rightfully claimed that Colorado Springs Fellowship Church has the Constitutional right to remain open, despite the State Health Department’s ban of gatherings of ten people or more. Speaking to her congregation on March 22nd, Pastor Banks stated: “Now I want you to understand this … if I’m a Christian, if I’m living for God, if I’m doing the right thing, why would God send a virus to kill me? For us to create this type of fear and paranoia in this country … is amazing to me.”

 

And now Lucifer rejoices over the COVID shutdown with Easter just about two weeks away, a day he loathes, because even as he rejoices over every lash of the whip upon Jesus Christ’s body, every thorn and spike piercing His flesh and every drop of blood and sweat, he is always left with his own terrible defeat, when Jesus rose from the grave on the third day. And so he sows doubt asking, why everyone isn’t climbing from the grave, if Jesus is so powerful?

 

Entranced by the buzz and hum of Beezlebub’s soothing assurances in their ears, America’s pastors and too many members of the Church will be staying home on Easter, perhaps watching services online or on television, if they aren’t sidetracked by more interesting earthly pursuits and focused on chocolate Easter Bunnies and springtime rather than Jesus’s victory over death. Fear of penalties has made them ready to abandon their faith.

 

Unfortunately, this entire COVID event and the miserable moves against liberty have made it all too apparent to our leaders, just how easily churches and the people can be made to comply with State demands. They surely must have rejoiced as they measured the speed at which Christians caved to recommendations, understanding how much swifter such compliance will come when they decide to give orders from the barrel of a rifle. Without the likes of a Richard Wurmbrand, martyred in communist lands for his Christian beliefs, or a Dietrich Bonhoeffer, executed for resisting the Nazis,  apparent within the folds of Christian America today, our preachers fall far short of the Black Robes of the 1700s who stood up to the British and were a driving force behind the revolution, and therefore, they will not be there to help the staunch and devout Christians and American Patriots save the country from Lucifer’s godless minions and the communists of the Democratic Party who seek to eventually impose a totalitarian system on us all.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Lucifer’s Proxy, The State

 

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The West Needs to Wake Up to China’s Duplicity


Communists lie. It has been a Communist platform to lie to entice hatred of the world’s population toward Capitalistic marketing and Christian influence which actually brings Liberty and free will. The People’s Republic of China (aka Mainland China or Communist China) has developed into a Communist super power that probably has Lenin (more details in The Epoch Times – registration/subscription may be required), Stalin, Khrushchev et al; (SEE ALSO ‘“The Goal of Socialism is Communism” ~Vladimir Lenin – ‘FEAR’ The Bern! And Learn About His Perversions’ By Geri Ungurean) rolling in their Soviet atheist jealous graves.

 

In full disclosure, America’s Dems have clandestinely adopted Communist ways and repackaged it under Democratic Socialism. ERGO, just like Communists, Dems Lie. Those who support Dems – like the MSM – are liars too.

 

The Communist liars in China are trying to portray themselves as Coronavirus saviors when the truth is the ChiCom liars are COVID-19 perpetrators. Giulio Meotti writing for the Gatestone Institute exposes Chinese Communist duplicity.

 

JRH 3/29/20

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The West Needs to Wake Up to China’s Duplicity

 

By Giulio Meotti

March 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

Gatestone Institute

 

  • In an article in Xinhua, one of the Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpieces, Beijing threatened to halt pharmaceutical exports, after which America would be “plunged into the mighty sea of coronavirus… — Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health, Council on Foreign Relations, Twitter, March 4, 2020.

 

  • China’s leaders are probably hoping that you cannot challenge a powerhouse that is selling you most of your vital medications.

 

  • “Hidden behind declarations of solidarity, China plans to buy out our troubled companies and infrastructure” — Bild, March 19, 2020.

 

  • Italy, a country hit hard by China’s coronavirus pandemic, is now at the center of a strategic Chinese propaganda campaign. Beijing has sent doctors and supplies to Italy and is doing the same all over Europe. In Italy you can see posters saying, “Go, China!” China is trying to buy our silence and complicity. Sadly, that is already taking place.

 

  • China is not helping at this point out of “solidarity”. The Chinese regime is now seeking to portray itself as the world’s savior. Beijing, at the beginning of the pandemic, did not care about the lives of even its own people: it was busy censoring the news.

 

  • “The West is so tolerant, passive, accommodating and naive towards Beijing. Westerners… are seduced like an old man in front of a young girl…. Europe shows all its weakness. It does not realize that the Chinese offensive threatens its freedom and values”. — Liao Yiwu, Chinese writer exiled in Berlin, Le Point International, April 6, 2019.

 

China is waging a double information war: one abroad and one for its own public, both led by the Chinese authorities with President Xi Jinping at its head. They apparently see the West as weak and submissive. We have been. (Photo by Naohiko Hatta – Pool/Getty Images)

 

The Chinese Communist Party is the “central threat of our times”, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo astutely said in January. Back then, coronavirus was already spreading throughout China and over the world; the Communist Party’s attempt to hide the epidemic proved that Pompeo was more than right. “My concern is that this cover-up, this disinformation that the Chinese Communist Party is engaged in, is still denying the world the information it needs so that we can prevent further cases or something like this from recurring again”, Pompeo added this week.

 

Had China responded to the outbreak three weeks earlier than it did, cases of coronavirus could have been reduced by 95%, according to a study by the University of Southampton. In those three weeks, China was busy hiding the truth. According to Steve Tsang, director of the University of London’s SOAS China Institute, “It is the cover-up of the Communist Party for the first two months or so which created conditions to generate a global pandemic”.

 

Chinese leaders, however, seemed obsessed only with the sustainability of their totalitarian regime, and as eager to silence any criticism as they have been in the past. Since January, the evidence of China’s deliberate cover-up of the coronavirus in Wuhan has become a matter of public record. The Chinese government censored and detained brave doctors and whistleblowers who attempted to sound the alarm. One of China’s richest entrepreneurs, Jack Ma, recently disclosed that China hid at least one-third of the coronavirus cases.

 

China has been able to grow into a superpower because it adopted economic practices from the West. No other country ever achieved such rapid economic and social progress for such a sustained period of time. However, hopes placed by the West in the Chinese market also nourished a dangerous mirage. We in the West thought that a modernizing China with a rising GDP would also democratize and come to respect transparency, pluralism and human rights. Instead, the mirage turned into a disaster as we watched China become even more of a “totalitarian state“.

 

The nature of the Chinese regime — its ban on the free press and all critical voices; the absolute domination of the Communist Party over social, spiritual and economic actors; imprisoning minorities and crushing freedom of conscience — is also contributing to the emergence of this public health disaster. The cost, in terms of human lives and world’s GDP, is immense.

The Chinese government’s complicity in the pandemic is now an opportunity for the West to reevaluate its ties to Beijing. According to Guy Sorman, a French-American expert on China:

 

“Like useful idiots, we have not only helped the Party prosper but, even worse, we have given up on our humanitarian, democratic, and spiritual values in doing so.”

 

“It is time”, stated the American columnist, Marc A. Thiessen, “to immunize our economy and national security from our dependence on a deceitful regime”.

 

China is waging a double information war: one abroad and one for its own public, both led by the Chinese authorities with President Xi Jinping at its head. They apparently see the West as weak and submissive. We have been.

 

China seems to believe that it is rising, while the West is in decline. “We find ourselves in what Germans call a Systemwettbewerb, a ‘competition of systems’ between liberal democracies and China’s authoritarian state capitalism, which is increasingly projecting its absolute claim to power beyond its borders”, said Thorsten Benner, co-founder and director of the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin. The Cold War with Russia was clearer.

 

“We had an ideological and security antagonist who was not an economic competitor. There was a Chinese wall between the economies of the West and the Soviet Union. Today, we are confronted with an opponent who is a powerful economic competitor and intricately involved in the political economy of the West. At the same time, we also depend on cooperation with China on transnational issues such as climate change and pandemics. China’s authoritarian state capitalist system with its hegemonic ambitions is by far the most difficult strategic challenge the West has faced to date”.

 

According to historian Niall Ferguson, “China today poses a bigger economic challenge than the Soviet Union ever did”. The Soviet Union could never rely on a dynamic private sector, as China is doing. In some markets — such as technology — China is already ahead of the United States. Not only that; the Chinese economy, the world’s second-largest, is more closely integrated with the West than the Soviet one ever was. China’s totalitarian one-party rule allows greater personal freedoms, at least at the moment, than the Soviet Union did. The coronavirus epidemic is, in fact, partly a consequence of the freedom of movement Chinese citizens enjoy.

 

China has also been able to convince much of the West that it is not an enemy. Beijing’s goal has appeared to be to try to draw the West — and the rest of the world — into its economic and ideological orbit. China opened markets in the West while it offered to its own people a kind of devil’s bargain: give up your ideas and principles and you will enjoy material improvement and societal security. Meanwhile, China became an industrial and technological behemoth, a feat the Soviet Union could only dream about.

 

Consider, for instance, pharmaceuticals. According to Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, Chinese companies supply the US with more than 90% of its antibiotics, vitamin C and ibuprofen, as well as 70% of acetaminophen and 40-45% of heparin. The US was never dependent on the Soviet Union for that.

 

In an article in Xinhua, one of the Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpieces, Beijing threatened to halt pharmaceutical exports, after which the US would be “plunged into the mighty sea of coronavirus”. The Xinhua article was actually entitled, “Be bold: the world owes China a thank you.”

 

Fox News host Tucker Carlson was right to blast members of the American elite for selling out their country to Chinese economic interests.

 

China’s leaders are probably hoping that you cannot challenge a powerhouse that is selling you most of your vital medications.

 

Italy, a country hit hard by China’s coronavirus pandemic, is now at the center of a strategic Chinese propaganda campaign. Beijing has sent doctors and supplies to Italy and is doing the same all over Europe. In Italy, you can see posters saying, “Go, China!” [“Forza China!“] China is trying to buy our silence and complicity. Sadly, that is already taking place. In February, while some Italian officials (on the political right) were urging Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to quarantine schoolchildren in the north who were just returning from holidays in China, Italy’s highest officials were busy trying to please Beijing. Italy’s President, Sergio Mattarella; Minister for Culture, Dario Franceschini, and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Luigi Di Maio, hosted a concert in Rome for “Italian-Chinese friendship“. China’s President Xi Jinping warmly thanked them.

 

China is not helping at this point out of “solidarity”. The Chinese regime is now seeking to portray itself as the world’s savior. Beijing, at the beginning of the pandemic, did not care about the lives of even its own people: it was busy censoring the news.

 

“Hidden behind declarations of solidarity, China plans to buy out our troubled companies and infrastructure”, according to Germany’s leading newspaper, Bild. Italy was the first G-7 country to sign up for China’s global investment program, a deal that rightly raised concerns in the US. China seems to be ready to continue its expansion into the Italy’s economy and strategic interests.

 

China’s Communist Party also seems to be at war with the free flow of information internationally. The regime, in the most sweeping media ejection from China since the death of Mao Zedong, recently expelled US journalists. Beijing has also tried to shift the blame for the pandemic to the US by saying that coronavirus originated with US military personnel in Wuhan. Lijian Zhao, spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry, posted statements to that effect on Chinese social media and Twitter. The coronavirus crisis is now a battleground for Chinese propaganda.

 

The paradox is that the Global Times, a media outlet of the Chinese Communist Party, spreads false anti-US propaganda on Twitter, which is banned in China. Twitter, meanwhile, banned the website Zero Hedge, for publishing an article linking a Chinese scientist to the outbreak of coronavirus. Twitter also unfortunately decided that China’s Communist Party does not violate the rules of social media by spreading lies against the US.

 

Already a few years ago, in 2013, a secret Chinese Communist Party directive known as Document No. 9 called for the rejection of seven Western ideas, such as “Western constitutional democracy”, “universal values” of human rights, Western-inspired notions of media independence and civic participation, ardently pro-market “neo-liberalism,” and “nihilist” criticisms of the Party’s questionable past. Targets to combat included “Western embassies, consulates, media operations and nongovernmental organizations”. Huang Kunming, the Party’s propaganda chief, attacks “some Western countries who use their technological advantages and dominance of discourse that they have accumulated over a long period to peddle so-called ‘universal values'”. China’s Education Minister Yuan Guiren, a former president of Beijing Normal University, threw in: “Never let textbooks promoting Western values appear in our classes”.

 

In speeches and official documents, the President Xi talks about a struggle between “socialism with Chinese characteristics” and “Western anti-China forces” with their “extremely malicious” ideas of freedom, democracy and human rights. The West seems to be their target. According to a new study by the International Republican Institute:

 

“The Chinese Communist Party… is employing a unique set of tactics in the economic and information domains that undermines many developing countries’ democratic institutions and future prosperity as their dependence on China grows.”

 

China evidently understands how to use Western media for its own propaganda. “The Vatican and the Western business elite”, wrote Michael Brendan Dougherty, “once instrumental in the West’s winning the Cold War, have been brought to heel by the Chinese Communist party”. The Chinese regime has succeeded where the Soviet regime failed. Last December, a six-year-old girl in London preparing Christmas cards found a message inside: “We are foreign prisoners in Shanghai Qingpu Prison China, forced to work against our will”, read the handwritten note. “Please help us and notify human rights organization”. Western capitalism has even become complicit with Chinese slavery.

 

Western brands are not alone in caving in out of fear of “offending” the Communist Party. Western culture has been eagerly submitting itself to self-censorship about China. “The West is so tolerant, passive, accommodating and naive towards Beijing,” said Liao Yiwu, a Chinese writer exiled in Berlin.

 

“Westerners look at China with incredulous eyes, they are seduced like an old man in front of a young girl. Everyone trembles before Chinese omnipotence. Europe shows all its weakness. It does not realize that the Chinese offensive threatens its freedom and values”.

 

China’s embassy in the Czech Republic is now financing a study course at Charles University, the most prestigious in the country. British universities are today largely dependent on Chinese students; conservative estimates put their combined tuition fees at about $1.75 billion. Australia is now even more reliant, with 200,000 Chinese students. If they go back to China or if Chinese donations stop coming to these faculties, they stand to lose about $4 billion.

 

The 1,500 branches of the Confucius Institute that China’s regime has established in 140 countries offer language and “cultural” programs. However, according to Matt Schrader, a China analyst with the Alliance for Securing Democracy, these institutes are “propaganda tools“. Last October, Belgium banned the head of Confucius Institute in Brussels, Xinning Song, after security services accused him of spying for Beijing.

 

In 2013, when the University of Sydney shut down a talk by Tibet’s Dalai Lama on campus, many saw the university’s links to Chinese interests as being involved in the lobbying efforts to stop the previously approved event. Topics such as Tibet, Taiwan independence, or the dissident Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, are taboo.

 

According to a Bloomberg report, China is also infiltrating Europe’s political landscape by supporting political parties and inviting politicians to China. President Xi, taking his ideological battle abroad, even donated a statue of Karl Marx to his German hometown Trier on the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth.

 

Beijing, unsurprisingly, has been using Western multilateral institutions to its own advantage. As Michael Collins detailed in a report for the Council on Foreign Relations, Beijing has expanded its presence in the World Health Organization. “China’s WHO contributions have grown by 52% since 2014 to approximately $86 million”, Collins states.

 

“This is largely due to China’s increase in assessed contributions which are based on a country’s economic development and population. However, China has also slightly increased voluntary contributions from $8.7 million in 2014 to approximately $10.2 million in 2019”.

 

Like the former Soviet Union, China now seems to be building a giant apparatus of control. They call it the “Internet police“. Try to imagine the former East Germany’s secret police, the Stasi, using the most advanced surveillance system in the world: This is China in 2020.

 

Communist dictatorships always end up following the same script. The Soviet writer Boris Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature but the communist regime prevented him from receiving it. In China, literary critic, writer, poet, and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded Nobel Prize for Peace but was never able to receive it: he died under guard in a Chinese hospital. The Soviet Union had forced-labor camps just as China does. Chinese dissident Harry Wu, who endured 19 years in jail, compared the Chinese camps (laogai) to the Soviet gulag and Nazi concentration camps.

 

In the Soviet Union, writers, politicians, generals and doctors who were silenced and executed under Stalin, were later “rehabilitated” by the Soviet leaders after Stalin’s death. The Chinese Communist Party just “exonerated” Dr. Li Wenliang who warned about the coronavirus outbreak. He was accused of “making false comments and disturbing the social order”, then forced to recant, and soon after, at the age of 33, died of the disease. It is a shameful attempt by the Chinese officials to whitewash their own image.

 

In a column last week for the Spanish daily El Pais, the Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa wrote about coronavirus:

 

“Nobody seems to be warning that none of this could have happened in the world if popular China were a free country and democratic rather than a dictatorship”.

 

Vargas Llosa then likened the epidemic outbreak to Russia’s Chernobyl disaster during the Soviet era. Both dictatorships censored and silenced information about the crises. In response, Beijing’s regime not only called Vargas Llosa “irresponsible“, but also banned his books from Chinese e-book platforms. Vargas Llosa has warned Western “fools” not to believe in China, “the free market with a political dictatorship”, and that “what happened with the coronavirus should open the eyes of the blind”.

 

The risk now is that, instead of Chernobyl which led, in part, to Soviet Union’s downfall, China’s communist regime will enjoy reinforcement — especially if, due to the coronavirus crisis, the American people in November fail to support the first president in the last 40 years who has openly challenged China.

 

The Western dream of a “renaissance of the Chinese nation” has now turned into a globalized nightmare. Hundreds of millions across the world are in lockdown; thousands are dead; the economies of Western countries are paralyzed, with some on the verge of collapse. Empty shops and streets are commonplace.

 

This might be what analysts call “the end of liberal order“. China’s communists today are more capitalist than Marxist, at least at the state level. President Xi has adopted “market Leninism” — mixing a state-run economy with a “terrifying form of totalitarianism“. The West needs to wake up to China’s duplicity.

 

Giulio Meotti, Cultural Editor for Il Foglio, is an Italian journalist and author.

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A 35 Minute Interview (Bill Warner) on Political Islam


 

Here is an interesting interview of Bill Warner from Political Islam. It’s a 35 minute interview. One thing I found interesting is one can understand actual Islam by understanding the Muhammad written about in the Quran, Sira and Hadith.

 

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Topics include: Islamic Golden Age; the future of Islam; reforming Islam; the slave trade; Islamic dualism, poverty and Islam; why Macron will not be able to create a European Islam; the difference between opinion and facts; what I like about Islam and the difference between our civilization and Islamic civilization.

 

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The Malevolent Influence of Pope Francis on Biblical Christianity


John R. Houk

© March 8, 2020

 

In full disclosure I am the kind of Christian that has Protestant roots from Pentecostal-Charismatic and (gasp) Word of Faith. As such even many a Protestant would classify me a heretic. Even so my Christian heritage places great stock in the inerrancy of the Holy Bible. Those that criticize my Christian pedigree largely do so due my understanding of Holy Scripture.

 

With my “full disclosure” being said, I’ve typically counted people as Believers that stand with Christian basics such as Jesus Christ is the Son of God born of the Virgin Mary (fully God and fully human); Jesus was scourged and Crucified by Roman soldiers at the behest of an illegal night trial by fearful Jewish leaders (excluding pro-Jesus leaders) of the Sanhedrin; Jesus died on that Cross and was placed in a tomb; three days after His death Jesus arose in bodily Resurrection to Glorification with pre-birth Divine prerogatives restored. Jesus the Son sits at the Right hand of the Father guiding Believers by their Holy Spirit until Jesus returns in Power Bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth.

 

For me that includes Roman Catholics. Indeed, I was a huge fan of Pope John Paul II and had respect for Pope Benedict XVI. BUT the current Pope Francis who hails from Argentina appears so Left-Wing he seems to admire unbiblical Communist principles even contradicting Biblical teachings on homosexuality (See Also HERE) and unborn baby-killing.

 

Pope Francis and Communism

 

 

 

 

 

It is not surprising that anti-Catholic Protestants are beginning to look at Pope Francis as an Antichrist candidate. Yet take note many of the above articles criticizing and very displeased with Pope Francis’s dilution of morality and faith (keep in mind Communism is anti-religion as part of its core principle) are from Roman Catholic origins.

 

Pope Francis Antichrist Pondering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protestants for centuries have been trying to pin the Antichrist moniker on Popes for centuries. Dear God, the whole point of the Protestant Reformation occurring in the early 1500s was due to corrupt Popes more concerned about power and greed than the message of Christ.

 

Is Pope Francis yet another Pope corrupted? If so, the corruption might differ from the political power and material greed of yesteryear and gravitate more toward Globalist Eco-Marxism seeking human control over Individual Liberty. Check out this Roman Catholic criticism from The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP.org).

 

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Resisting the Grave Errors in Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation Querida Amazonia

 

By Luiz Sérgio Solimeo 

March 3, 2020

Tradition, Family and Property

 

Pope Francis (TFP.org Photo)

Resisting the Grave Errors in Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation Querida Amazonia

 

On February 2, Pope Francis finally made public the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Querida Amazonia. It was eagerly awaited: With joy by those seeking a new and desacralized Church, and with concern by those who love the Church.

 

The Errors in the Synod’s Prior Documents Were Not Condemned

 

Querida Amazonia neither corrected nor condemned the grave errors in the Synod’s previous documents, both the Instrumentum Laboris,1 and the Final Document, titled The Amazon: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology.2 Instead, the Apostolic Exhortation retained those documents’ inspiration, namely the pantheistic evolutionism of the modernist heresy and Fr. Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.

 

Consequently, the serious criticism from cardinals and bishops that the Instrumentum Laboris contains heresies and is implicitly pantheistic remains valid.3

 

Querida Amazonia Quotes Poets, but not Fathers of the Church

 

Querida Amazonia does not quote Church Fathers and Doctors,4 as would be expected in a pontifical document. Instead, it highlights communist writers and poets. This makes the papal document almost surreal.5

 

On the other hand, Querida Amazonia attributes to the Amazonian indigenous peoples beliefs and customs that do not exist there. They belong to natives from other regions. Such is the case, for example, with the Pachamama “goddess”—which became the symbol of the Amazon Synod. Pachamama is not worshiped by the Amazonian indigenous people, but by those of the Andes mountain system.6

 

A Fictional Amazon

 

Like the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region itself, Pope Francis’s Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Querida Amazonia does not discuss the Amazon region as it is. Rather, the exhortation dreams of a Utopia, “an imaginary place or state in which everything is perfect,”7 calling it Amazonia.

 

The Amazon Synod and the Vatican’s Radical Environmentalism

 

Like the “noble savage” (or good savage) dreamed up by eighteenth century Enlightenment philosophy, the denizens of Querida Amazonia are also fictional: Perfect, pure, and wise indigenous living in direct contact with a pristine Nature, a world where both jungle and tribesmen are as yet “uncorrupted” by progress and civilization.

 

Since the “noble savage” myth pervades all of the Pan-Amazon Synod’s documents, the Synod itself, and is one of the keys to understanding Querida Amazonia, it is worthwhile to explore it a bit more.

 

Querida Amazonia and Rousseau’s “Noble Savage”

 

Writing in 2004 on the myth of the good savage, Canadian professor Jany Boulanger offers interesting insights on the topic:

 

“Free, sensual, polygamous, communist, and good: these are the common features, highly caricatured, of the inhabitants of this ‘best of all worlds.’ … Without a doubt, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778) is recognized as the one who most shared this myth by defending this idea, which runs through most of his work: ‘Nature has made man happy and good, but society makes him depraved and miserable.’”

 

For Rousseau, civilization and private property are evil. Prof. Boulanger continues:

 

“In his philosophical essays, Discours sur les sciences et les arts (1750), and Discours sur l’origine et les fondements de l’inégalité parmi les hommes (1755), Rousseau claims that man’s primitive state leads him toward virtue and happiness because his very ignorance of evil prevents it from spreading. The development of his intellect and his search for luxury, property, and power, encouraged by social institutions, are what cast man out of a paradise possibly closer to Nature.”8

 

Querida Amazonia and Aboriginal “Wisdom”

 

And so it is for Querida Amazonia as well. For Pope Francis, the Amazon’s so-called original peoples have not been “corrupted” by social institutions. They have preserved an “ancestral wisdom,” which they should transmit to the civilized world. Moreover, their “wisdom” must inform “Gospel inculturation” in the Amazon region.

 

A grouping of phrases from the exhortation Querida Amazonia illustrates the decisive role it ascribes to the natives’ so-called ancestral wisdom:

 

“The wisdom of the way of life of the original peoples” (no. 22).

 

Integration into urban life “disrupts the cultural transmission of a wisdom that had been passed down for centuries from generation to generation” (no. 30).

 

“Even now, we see in the Amazon region thousands of indigenous communities…. Each distinct group … in a vital synthesis with its surroundings, develops its own form of wisdom” (no. 32).

 

“For centuries, the Amazonian peoples passed down their cultural wisdom orally, with myths, legends, and tales” (no. 34).

 

“The wisdom of the original peoples of the Amazon region ‘inspires care and respect for creation, with a clear consciousness of its limits, and prohibits its abuse’” (no. 42).

 

“To protect the Amazon region, it is good to combine ancestral wisdom with contemporary technical knowledge, always working for a sustainable management of the land while also preserving the lifestyle and value systems of those who live there” (no. 51).

 

“For the Church to achieve a renewed inculturation of the Gospel in the Amazon region, she needs to listen to its ancestral wisdom” (no. 70).

 

“[W]e are called ‘to be their friends, to listen to them, to speak for them and to embrace the mysterious wisdom which God wishes to share with us through them.’ [103] Those who live in cities need to appreciate this wisdom and to allow themselves to be ‘re-educated’” (no. 72).

 

Does Grace “Suppose Culture”?

 

The concept of indigenous “ancestral wisdom” is one of Querida Amazonia’s central points. Where would this so-called wisdom come from? What is its nature? The papal exhortation claims that it was supposedly transmitted “orally, with myths, legends, and tales.” However, the exhortation says nothing about its origin and nature. Is this “mysterious wisdom” of natural or supernatural origin? Is it the result of grace or primitive revelation? Since Pope Francis claims that this “ancestral wisdom” should “inculturate” the Church, then it would seem likely that he considers it to be of divine origin, immanent in man. That is also what the modernist heresy sustains.9

 

The word “inculturation” is used twenty times in Querida Amazonia. It partners, as it were, in tandem, with the “ancestral wisdom” myth. But if the natives already possess wisdom and goodness (“the goodness that already exists in Amazonian cultures” – no. 66), then the role of the Church is not to convert them. Instead, the Church “brings it [the supposed goodness] to fulfillment in the light of the Gospel” (no. 66).

 

A Mission That Baptized No One in Fifty-Three Years:
The Flawed Evangelization Model of the Pan-Amazonian Synod

 

The Apostolic Exhortation exaggerates the role of culture, using the term forty-five times. It urges a dialogue with, an understanding of “Amazonian sensibilities and cultures from within” (no. 86). But Pope Francis goes far beyond this when he changes the classic theological axiom that “grace presupposes nature”10 to affirm that “grace supposes culture” (no. 68).11

 

Now, according to the classic definition, grace is “a supernatural gift of God to intellectual creatures (men, angels) for their eternal salvation, whether the latter be furthered and attained through salutary acts or a state of holiness.”12 Hence “[o]nly a rational or intellectual nature is susceptible to grace since it is by means of grace that the rational creature is lead to its ultimate perfection, which consists in the vision of God’s essence (visio beatifica).”13

 

In asserting that grace “supposes culture,” the human and angelic natures seem to be confused or identified with culture, which has a pantheistic flavor.

 

Inculturate the Church in “Ancestral Wisdom”

 

If grace supposes culture, then it follows that Querida Amazonia wants to inculturate the Gospel in the “ancestral wisdom” of the natives.

 

Indeed, one reads in the exhortation:

 

For the Church to achieve a renewed inculturation of the Gospel in the Amazon region, she needs to listen to its ancestral wisdom, listen once more to the voice of its elders, recognize the values present in the way of life of the original communities, and recover the rich stories of its peoples. In the Amazon region, we have inherited great riches from the pre-Columbian cultures. These include “openness to the action of God, a sense of gratitude for the fruits of the earth, the sacred character of human life and esteem for the family, a sense of solidarity and shared responsibility in common work, the importance of worship, belief in a life beyond this earth, and many other values (no. 70).14

 

These Are the Destructive Goals of the Pan-Amazon Synod

 

This “ancestral wisdom” of the Amazonian aborigines with which Pope Francis wants to inculturate the Gospel included the practice of cannibalism and polygamy.15 Thirteen ethnic groups in the Amazon region still practice infanticide, with some support from Brazil’s Indigenous Missionary Council.16 It is impossible to reconcile these practices with the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

 

Ecclesiastical Tribalism and Pentecostalism

 

The dream presented in the Querida Amazonia of a Church “inculturated” in the tribal molds was foreseen by the great Catholic thinker Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira in 1976 in his essay Revolution and Counter-Revolution:

 

“Obviously, it is not only the temporal realm that the Fourth Revolution wants to reduce to tribalism. It wants to do the same with the spiritual realm. How this is to be done can already be clearly seen in the currents of theologians and canonists who intend to transform the noble, bone-like rigidity of the ecclesiastical structure – as Our Lord Jesus Christ instituted it and twenty centuries of religious life molded it – into a cartilaginous, soft, and amorphous texture of dioceses and parishes without territories and of religious groups in which the firm canonical authority is gradually replaced by the ascendancy of Pentecostalist “prophets,” the counterparts of the structuralist-tribalist witch doctors. Eventually, these prophets will be indistinguishable from witch doctors. The same goes for the progressivist-Pentecostalist parish or diocese, which will take on the appearances of the cell-tribe of structuralism.”17

 

Following in the Steps of Teilhard de Chardin

 

As part of this inculturation of the Church with indigenous “culture,” Querida Amazonia has parts that evoke the Church-condemned pantheistic evolutionism of Fr. Teilhard de Chardin, S.J., the so-called mystic of the “cosmic Christ.”18

 

The Apostolic Exhortation states that “the indigenous peoples of the Amazon Region express the authentic quality of life as ‘good living.’ This involves … communal and cosmic harmony” (no. 71). Querida Amazonia then goes on to this pantheistic-flavored Teilhardian tirade:

 

Certainly, we should esteem the indigenous mysticism that sees the interconnection and interdependence of the whole of creation, the mysticism of gratuitousness that loves life as a gift, the mysticism of a sacred wonder before nature, and all its forms of life.

 

At the same time, though, we are called to turn this relationship with God present in the cosmos into an increasingly personal relationship with a “Thou” who sustains our lives and wants to give them a meaning, a “Thou” who knows us and loves us (no. 73).

 

Querida Amazonia continues, citing Pope Francis’s Teilhardian encyclical Laudato Si’, “Similarly, a relationship with Jesus Christ, true God and true man, liberator and redeemer, is not inimical to the markedly cosmic worldview that characterizes the indigenous peoples, since he is also the Risen Lord who permeates all things. …[T]he Son of God has incorporated in his person part of the material world, planting in it a seed of definitive transformation” (no. 74).

 

The Anti-Pastoral Work of the Amazon Synod. What You Need to Know

 

Again citing Laudato Si’, the Apostolic Exhortation states:

 

The inculturation of Christian spirituality in the cultures of the original peoples can benefit in a particular way from the sacraments since they unite the divine and the cosmic, grace, and creation. In the Amazon region, the sacraments should not be viewed in discontinuity with creation. They “are a privileged way in which nature is taken up by God to become a means of mediating supernatural life.” They are the fulfillment of creation, in which nature is elevated to become a locus and instrument of grace, enabling us “to embrace the world on a different plane (no. 81).

 

Still citing Laudato Si’, the document suggests that matter is divinized and presents the Eucharist as a “fragment of matter”: “In the Eucharist, God, ‘in the culmination of the mystery of the Incarnation, chose to reach our intimate depths through a fragment of matter.’ The Eucharist ‘joins heaven and earth; it embraces and penetrates all creation’” (no. 82).

 

It is clear in these passages, perhaps more than in other places, how Pope Francis’s new document exploits the Amazon and its indigenous peoples, using them as a mere pretext to spread evolutionary cosmic pantheism.

 

Will “Pachamama” Worship Be Part of an Inculturated Liturgy?

 

The exhortation explains the liturgy’s inculturation: “‘[E]ncountering God does not mean fleeing from this world or turning our back on nature.’ It means that we can take up into the liturgy many elements proper to the experience of indigenous peoples in their contact with nature and respect native forms of expression in song, dance, rituals, gestures, and symbols. The Second Vatican Council called for this effort to inculturate the liturgy among indigenous peoples” (no. 82).

 

A telling illustration of how to do this Amazonian inculturation in Church ceremonies was the worshipping of the Pachamama goddess (Mother Earth) done on October 4, 2019, in the Vatican Gardens, then in Saint Peter’s Basilica, and in a procession with two bishops carrying the idol on a kind of float from the Basilica to the hall in which the Synod Fathers gathered. Pope Francis was present on all these occasions and gave the Pachamama idol a blessing during the first one.19

 

Having Worshipped Pachamama, Pope Francis Now Disparages Mary’s Co-Redeeming Role

 

In Querida Amazonia, Pope Francis seeks to justify all these ceremonies worshipping the Pachamama goddess:20 “It is possible to take up an indigenous symbol in some way, without necessarily considering it as idolatry. A myth charged with spiritual meaning can be used to advantage and not always considered a pagan error” (no. 79).

 

Querida Amazonia also reiterates the moral laxity of Amoris Laetitia: “[T]he Church must be particularly concerned to offer understanding, comfort, and acceptance, rather than imposing straightaway a set of rules that only lead people to feel judged and abandoned by the very Mother called to show them God’s mercy” (no. 84).

 

Not a Victory for Conservatives

 

Since Querida Amazonia does not mention the ordaining of married men (viri probati) as priests or women as deaconesses, some conservatives claimed victory. It is true that many liberal Catholics were looking forward to this step, and the Final Document called for it. Thus, in a sense, one can say that the omission was a conservative victory. However, as we will see below, it was not a true victory, but a pyrrhic one.21 Pope Francis transcended the issue, addressing it on a much higher plane and in a devastating manner. The sad truth is that Querida Amazonia points to a change in the priestly ministry and liturgy that achieves the same results in practice, without appearing to do so. This subversive change is in line with the new Church’s understanding of grace and the sacraments.

 

Querida Amazonia points out the way ahead for progressives in the form of a rhetorical question: “Inculturation should also be increasingly reflected in an incarnate form of ecclesial organization and ministry. If we are to inculturate spirituality, holiness, and the Gospel itself, how can we not consider an inculturation of the ways we structure and carry out ecclesial ministries?” (no. 85).

 

Listen to the Amazon Indians Not Liberation Theologians!

 

True, the document states that only an ordained priest can consecrate and “preside at the Eucharist” (see nos. 86–90). However, it also says that Amazonian inculturation “requires the stable presence of mature and lay leaders endowed with authority … requires the Church to be open to the Spirit’s boldness, to trust in, and concretely to permit, the growth of a specific ecclesial culture that is distinctively lay” (no. 94).

 

These “mature and lay leaders” sound very much like the Synod’s “viri probati.” Since the type of authority these male or female mature and lay leaders will receive is not made clear, bishops or episcopal conferences may interpret it as they see fit. This is how the bishops of Malta and Argentina interpreted Amoris Laetitia regarding the admission of divorced and “remarried” Catholics to Holy Communion.22 And, just as those bishops received the pope’s approval and that approval was proclaimed Church magisterium and incorporated into the Acta Apostolicae Sedes, so also now, one can reasonably foresee that Pope Francis will similarly approve these new “Church with an Amazonian face” inculturation steps implemented by bishops in Brazil, Peru, Congo, India … or elsewhere.

 

Inculturating the Priestly Ministry in the New Lay Church

 

This methodology seems all the more likely since Querida Amazonia, as seen, exhorts the fostering of “a specific ecclesial culture that is distinctively lay.” If, as discussed above, “grace supposes culture,” and culture must be clearly and distinctly lay, are we not headed to a lay Church in which the priest’s role is reduced to the consecration of the Eucharist and the absolving of sins, and he is stripped of all authority and superiority over the non-ordained laity?

 

Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez, of La Plata, Argentina, a close friend, ghostwriter for, and adviser to Pope Francis, made a very important remark on this secularization of the Church in an article published by L’Osservatore Romano on February 17, 2020.23

 

Why Priestly Celibacy?

 

After stating that the Pope in Querida Amazonia did not close the door on married priests but only refrained from dealing with the matter, the archbishop states:

 

“In any case, the ecclesial dream expressed by Francis gives new impetus to the renewal of the Church. His appeal to create a ‘distinctively lay’ Amazonian Church (no. 94) is particularly strong. That is why Francis demands that the laity be ‘endowed with authority’ (no. 94). This entails reviewing a way of understanding the priesthood that relates too much to its power in the community. Francis explicitly talks about it in points 87 and 88. Francis specifies that, when it is said that the priest is a sign of Christ the Head, it must be understood as the source of grace, especially in the Eucharist, and not as a source of power. Therefore, the leadership of communities can be entrusted to lay leaders endowed with authority who can create a more participatory Church.”

 

Along the lines of a “distinctively lay” Amazonian Church, one of the reasons Pope Francis presented for not ordaining women as deaconesses is that to do so would be “clericalism”: “It would lead us to clericalize women, diminish the great value of what they have already accomplished, and subtly make their indispensable contribution less effective” (no. 100).

 

An Intermediary Stage Toward a New Synodal Church

 

In addition, it must be pointed out that, the pope has failed to sign an official teaching document of the Church using the classic formula: “Given in Rome, at Saint Peter’s, etc.” In signing the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Querida Amazonia, Pope Francis employed a new and unconventional formula: “Given in Rome, at the Cathedral of Saint John Lateran…

 

This is not a meaningless detail. On the contrary, it signals yet another step toward creating a new Church that is no longer hierarchical and monarchical—with the Pope as its Supreme Authority—but, instead, an egalitarian “Synodal Church” in the mold of the schismatic and heretical Orthodox churches which are governed by synods of bishops. In this new synodal church, the pope would become merely the primus inter pares—the first among equals, having a primacy of honor, no longer a primacy of jurisdiction.

 

Indeed, while Saint Peter’s Basilica symbolizes the pope’s universal power (with the tomb of Saint Peter, Prince of the Apostles, in its crypt), the Basilica of Saint John Lateran is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Rome, of which, the pope is the bishop. By abandoning the classic formula for signing a papal document “at Saint Peter’s…” Pope Francis appears to signal that he is acting only as Bishop of Rome, not as the pope. He does this in a “synodal” document in which he strongly insists on the Church’s “synodality.”

 

Nothing Was Corrected, and New Errors Were Added

 

Except for its form, Pope Francis changed nothing of the Synod’s prior documents in this new exhortation. Querida Amazonia presents the same errors contained in the Synod’s Instrumentum Laboris and Final Document. Appearances were altered, but the essence remained the same. Worse, other errors were added, including doctrinal confusion on grace and culture, the sacraments, and the priestly ministry.

 

Given its depth, global scope, and, above all, its undermining of the papacy and the priesthood, the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon region, and its documents, including the Apostolic Exhortation Querida Amazonia, are symptoms of a crisis the likes of which Holy Church has never known.

 

In the face of this situation, we cannot fail to render special veneration to Saint Peter and all popes who shone for their sanctity on the pontifical throne. The errors and attitudes of Pope Francis should not lead anyone to sedevacantism, the disparagement of the papacy, or diminishing the authority and powers conferred by Our Lord on Saint Peter and his successors. To resist Pope Francis’s error is not to revolt, which is never legitimate. Rather, it is filial obedience. It is to imitate Saint Paul, who resisted Saint Peter on the issue of the Judaizers (Gal. 2:11).24

 

Convinced that Our Lord will be with His Church every day until the end of time, and confiding in the Blessed Mother’s promise at Fatima, that finally, her Immaculate Heart will triumph, with God’s grace, we must continue the fight, resisting every infiltration of error and evil into the One, Holy, Roman, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.

 

Footnotes

 

  1. Pan-Amazon Synod, “The Working Document for the Synod of Bishops,” at http://www.sinodoamazonico.va/content/sinodoamazonico/en/documents/pan-amazon-synod–the-working-document-for-the-synod-of-bishops.html, accessed Feb. 26, 2020.
  2. “Final Document of the Amazon Synod,” at http://www.sinodoamazonico.va/content/sinodoamazonico/en/documents/final-document-of-the-amazon-synod.html, accessed Feb. 26, 2020.
  3. See Maike Hickson, “Walter Cardinal Brandmüller: ‘Everything Is at Stake at the Amazon Synod,’” LifeSiteNews, Oct. 17, 2019, https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/cdl-brandmueller-everything-is-at-stake-at-the-amazon-synod; Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider, “A Crusade of Prayer and Fasting: To Implore God that Error and Heresy do not pervert the coming Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon,” https://www.ncregister.com/images/uploads/BurkeSchneider.pdf, accessed Feb. 26, 2020.
  4. Except two references en passant to Saint Thomas Aquinas which do not provide support for the document’s theological framework.
  5. The poets quoted are communists or socialists: Pablo Neruda, Vinícius de Morais, Juan Carlos Galeano, and Amadeu Thiago De Lello. Poetess Sui Yun’s work is spoiled by eroticism and scorn for moral norms. On the latter, see Ignacio López-Calvo, Dragons in the Land of the Condor: Writing Tusán in Peru (Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 2014), 144.
  6. Pachamama is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes. She is also known as the earth/time mother. In Inca mythology, Pachamama is a fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting, embodies the mountains, and causes earthquakes.” Wikipedia contributors, “Pachamama,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pachamama&oldid=940223563 (accessed Feb. 28, 2020).
  7. “Utopia,” Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries, https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/utopia, accessed Feb. 22, 2020.
  8. Jany Boulanger, “Le Mythe du bon sauvage,” Encyclopédie Syllabus – Section Littérature – le XVIIIe siècle (Cégep du Vieux Montréal), http://www.cvm.qc.ca/encephi/Syllabus/Litterature/18e/bonsauvage.htm (our translation and emphasis), accessed Feb. 17, 2020.
  9. See Pius X, encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis, Sept. 8, 1907, no. 7, http://www.vatican.va/content/pius-x/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-x_enc_19070908_pascendi-dominici-gregis.html.
  10. Summa Theologica, I, q.2, a.2, ad 1.
  11. Pope Francis’s use of “grace supposes culture” at no. 68 in Querida Amazonia is a quote from no. 115 of his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, which he issued on Nov. 24, 2013.
  12. J. Pohle, “Actual Grace,” in The Catholic Encyclopedia (New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1909), retrieved Feb. 18, 2020 from New Advent, http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06689x.htm.
  13. Dr. Rudi de Velde, Aquinas On God: The “Divine Science” of the Summa Theologiae (Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited), 151.
  14. Except where otherwise noted, the emphasis is ours.
  15. Marta Iansen, “A Poligamia Entre Indígenas (E Como os Missionários Jesuítas Lidavam com ela),” História & Outras Histórias, Sept. 9, 2016, https://martaiansen.blogspot.com/2016/09/poligamia-entre-indigenas.html; Giovana Sanchez, “Como eram os rituais de canibalismo dos índios brasileiros?” Super Interessante, Nov. 22, 2018, https://super.abril.com.br/historia/como-eram-os-rituais-de-canibalismo-dos-indios-brasileiros/.
  16. “Tradição indígena faz pais tirarem a vida de crianças com deficiência física: A prática acontece em pelos menos 13 etnias indígenas do Brasil. Uma tradição comum antes mesmo de o homem branco chegar ao país,” O Globo-Fantástico, Dec. 7, 2014, http://g1.globo.com/fantastico/noticia/2014/12/tradicao-indigena-faz-pais-tirarem-vida-de-crianca-com-deficiencia-fisica.html; Sandro Magister, “Infanticide in the Amazon: There Are Those Who Defend It, Even in the Church,” L’Espresso-Settimo Cielo, Oct. 9, 2019, http://magister.blogautore.espresso.repubblica.it/2019/10/09/infanticide-in-the-amazon-there-are-those-who-defend-it-even-in-the-church/; Ana Paula Boni, “Infanticídio põe em xeque respeito à tradição indígena,” Folha de S. Paulo, Apr. 6, 2008, https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/fsp/brasil/fc0604200811.htm; Rita Segato, “Que Cada Povo Trame os Fios da Sua História,” Conselho Indigenista Missionario, Sept. 17, 2007, https://cimi.org.br/2007/09/26510/.
  17. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, Revolution and Counter-Revolution (The American Society for the Defense of Tradition Family and Property, Spring Grove, PA, 1993), 162.
  18. See Arnaldo Vidigal Xavier da Silveira, “Notes on the Unacceptable Philosophy and Theology of Laudato Si’,” TFP.org, Aug. 2, 2017, https://www.tfp.org/notes-unacceptable-philosophy-theology-laudato-si/.
  19. “Video Shows Pope Francis Blessing Controversial ‘Pachamama’ Statue,” LifeSiteNews on YouTube, Oct. 24, 2019, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wjdkrfj5OI; Jeanne Smits, “Cardinal Burke: ‘Diabolical forces’ Entered St. Peter’s Basilica Through Pachamama Idolatry,” LifeSiteNews, Dec. 10, 2019, https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cardinal-burke-diabolical-forces-entered-st-peters-basilica-through-pachamama-idolatry; Anne Kurian, “Les titres du lundi 7 octobre 2019 – L’Amazonie, c’est aussi en France: Les Amérindiens et les Afro-Américains en Guyane française,” Zenit, Oct. 7, 2019, https://fr.zenit.org/articles/les-titres-du-lundi-7-octobre-2019-lamazonie-cest-aussi-en-france/.
  20. On the Pachamama “goddess,” see Juan Antonio Montes, “Pachamama, Just a Symbol or Also an Idol?” PanAmazonSynodWatch.info, Oct. 26, 2019, https://panamazonsynodwatch.info/editorial/pachamama-just-a-symbol-or-also-an-idol/.
  21. “A victory that is not worth winning because so much is lost to achieve it.” “Pyrrhic victory” Merriam-Webster https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pyrrhic%20victory, accessed Feb. 26, 2020.
  22. See Fr. Raymond J. de Souza, “With ‘Querida Amazonia,’ It’s ‘Deja Amoris’ All Over Again,” National Catholic Register, Feb. 14, 2020, https://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/with-querida-amazonia-its-deja-amoris-all-over-again.
  23. Victor Manuel Fernández, Archbishop of La Plata, “Apporti innovativi di ‘Querida Amazonia’,” L’Osservatore Romano, Feb. 17, 2020, http://www.osservatoreromano.va/it/news/apporti-innovativi-di-querida-amazonia [our translation]; see also Maike Hickson, “Pope’s Ghostwriter, Advisor Claims Francis Blazed Path to Married Priests in Amazon Exhortation,” LifeSiteNews, Feb. 20, 2020, https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/popes-ghostwriter-advisor-claims-francis-blazed-path-to-married-priests-in-amazon-exhortation.
  24. “But when Cephas was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.” The Douay-Rheims Bible.

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An Intro to ‘The Book Ilhan Omar Doesn’t Want You to Read’


Intro by John R. Houk

By Daniel Greenfield

Intro © March 6, 2020

 

Ilhan Omar is a classic example of the hypocritical marriage of the ideologies Marxism and Islam. The two totalitarian ideologies unite for one purpose: The destruction of America’s Founding heritage and traditional American values derived from Biblical Christianity. I am not the only one realizing this Red-Green Axis infamy against true Americans:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The point of the above info is this Red-Green Axis has been a united front against America for quite a while. Below is a cross post of a Daniel Greenfield exposé of Ilhan Omar a cog in the Dem-Marxist-Islamist to destroy the America of the Founding Fathers.

 

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The Book Ilhan Omar Doesn’t Want You to Read

A review of ‘American Ingrate: Ilhan Omar and the Progressive-Islamist Takeover of the Democratic Party.’

 

By Daniel Greenfield

March 4, 2020

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Ilhan Omar – FPM Photo

 

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

 

“A right-wing extremist just dedicated a racist, Islamophobic book to bashing Ilhan,” the Ilhan for Congress fundraising email read. And then asked donors for $5 or $100 because the book might “turn more people away from bold progressive ideas, and incite violence against her.”

 

The book is American Ingrate: Ilhan Omar and the Progressive-Islamist Takeover of the Democratic Party. And in it, Benjamin Weingarten, has written a damning indictment of Omar and her allies.

 

The fundraising letter’s claims that it incites violence and that it’s racist are false. But American Ingrate might very well make people question some of those “bold progressive ideas”, because Weingarten’s scope goes beyond a grifter from Minnesota trailing accusations of infidelity and even incest through her twisted political career, while romancing her fundraising strategist. They go to the very question of how someone like Omar, with all her issues, personal and ideological, was able to rise so high.

 

On a personal level, it’s understandable why Omar wouldn’t want anyone reading, American Ingrate. Her own memoir, This Is What America Looks Like is due out in the spring. And after a series of stories digging into her past, her alleged marriage to her brother, her infidelity to her ex-husband, and her campaign finance issues, not to mention the torrent of anti-Semitism coming from her on Twitter, the Islamist politician would like to change the subject and get back to enjoying some positive publicity.

 

But American Ingrate is more about the political environment that made Omar possible.

 

Omar’s upcoming memoir is mistitled. Her arrogance, disdain for America, bigotry, and embrace of conspiracy theories is not what America looks like. But it is what the Democrat Party looks like.

 

American Ingrate is not just an examination of Omar’s scandals, but of the Democrat scandal.

 

Beginning with her privileged background in Somalia, Weingarten explores Omar’s personality through the lens of her ideology. He charts the mix of Islamism and Marxism of her background, and how it prepared her for her role in the post-9/11 Democrat Party. He describes her rise as “Obamaesque” and, indeed, the parallels are obvious. Both Omar and Obama share deliberately obscured backgrounds, familial hatred for America and embrace of radical politics. And these two elements, the lack of background information and a background built on hatred for this country, are intertwined. Omar and Obama both had to disguise their anti-American roots to realize their American political ambitions.

 

Obama and Omar both redefined their anti-American identities as quintessentially American. Omar’s upcoming memoir is her own attempt at repeating the trick Obama had pulled with Dreams From My Father. As American Ingrate notes, Omar is ambitious and aggressive in seeking higher office. It is unlikely that she intends to climb no higher than the House of Representatives in Washington D.C.

 

Her aggressive fundraising in response to American Ingrate and her biography highlight a politician, who faces few real political challenges at home, but is building a machine intended to elevate her further.

 

Omar, as Weingarten points out, is both a symbol of the transformation of the Democrat Party and of the alliance between Islamists and the radical Left, and one of the engines driving the transformation.

 

“There has never been a U.S. representative so perfectly positioned at the intersection of these two ideologies aimed at undermining our country, who has garnered such widespread support, not only from her Squad but from the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) and the Democratic Party itself.”

 

Anti-Semitism is, in some ways, incidental to this alliance. And yet in other ways it’s the litmus test. It’s often been said that Jews are the canary in the coal mine. Anti-Semitism signals the death of a civil society and the rise of a totalitarian order. The perpetrators often use anti-Semitism because it’s easy. The Jews are a wedge issue for an escalating series of attacks on a society’s norms of decency.

 

Omar’s anti-Semitism isn’t just about Jews. Like most Islamists, she violates the norms of bigotry both to show that the Jews are defenseless, in much the same way that the Nazis did in Germany, but also, because successfully violating them sets the stage for further violations. Similarly, her attacks on America, her dismissal of 9/11, are an escalated version of the same pattern of ideological warfare.

 

Once the Democrats began defending her, they became complicit in her future offenses. And then it was too late for them to stop. Every time she escalated her hateful rhetoric, they had to go on covering for her. It was either or admit that they had been wrong to defend a politician who really is a bigot.

 

Islamic anti-Semitism and leftist anti-Semitism, Weingarten notes, represent a bridge between Islam and the Left. The fusion of the two, which he traces back to the KGB and Edward Said’s Orientalism, transformed racism into anti-racism, and imperialism into anti-imperialism, reversing western morality.

 

Despite her own privileged background, Omar’s status as a minority woman allowed her to legitimize anti-Semitism by reducing it to power relationships. The Left insists that real racism can only be directed by those who have more power at those who have less power. But every racist movement insists that the people it hates have too much power. Even if it has to rewrite reality and truth to make that claim.

 

The Left’s insistence that real racism can only be a function of power relationships legitimizes racism. Its insistence on determining which races really have power and which don’t is a classic racist strategy.

 

Omar is one of the most recognizable figures in the country. Yet she insists that she’s the victim. In her fundraising email, her campaign claims that she risks being “drowned out by the smears and conspiracy theories.” But her upcoming memoir is being put out by one of the world’s largest publishing companies. It’s already being promoted by the mainstream media though it’s a long way from being out.

 

American Ingrate, a critical look at Omar, is unlikely to be reviewed by any major media outlet.

 

Who then has the real power?

 

In American Ingrate, Weingarten asks that, “Rep. Omar be held to the same standard of scrutiny as every other politician.” But the function of identity politics is the obliteration of equal standards.

 

As long as Omar insists that she’s the victim, she can never be held to the same standard.

 

Victimhood creates multiple tiers, whether through a formal caste system such as intersectionality or the informal one of guilt and rage, and lefties and Islamists both excel at exploiting this system.

 

That is why Omar reacted to the publication of American Ingrate with false claims of victimhood.

 

Being a victim means never being held accountable. It also allows Omar to use crybullying tactics in an effort to intimidate and silence journalists like Weingarten, David Steinberg, who did much of the original investigating of Omar, or Scott Johnson and John Hinderaker of PowerLine, and many others.

 

The Omar campaign’s fundraising email calls American Ingrate an “unprecedented attack.”

 

And it is. Not because, as Omar falsely claims, it incites violence, but because it exposes the ideological roots of her hatred for America. That’s why Omar doesn’t want you or anyone else to read it.

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Lessons From Palestinian Rule Over Bethlehem


The facts on Muslim rule over Christians (many if not most of Arab descent) where pseudo-Palestinians have governed are disturbing. It would make a Leftist Multiculturalist proud because the facts include the horrors of depopulation.

 

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Lessons From Palestinian Rule Over Bethlehem

 

By Dov Lipman

January 28, 2020

Honest Reporting

 

The minaret of a Muslim mosque at Bethlehem’s Manger Square is reflected in a gold crucifix during the 2002 Christmas Eve procession outside the Church of the Nativity. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

 

What is so special about Bethlehem?

 

For Jews, the town’s holiness stems from its description as the burial place of Rachel, Jacob’s beloved wife (Genesis 35:19). Later on, the story of Ruth largely revolves around Bethlehem as the childhood home of King David and the place where he was anointed as king (Samuel I 16:1-13). Jewish tradition teaches that the Messiah will come from Bethlehem (Micha 5:2-5).

 

Christian tradition teaches that Bethlehem was the birthplace of Jesus (Matthew 2:1–12, Luke 2:4–20, and John 7:42). The Church of the Nativity was built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century CE over a cave believed to be the very spot where Jesus was born.

 

Bethlehem Now and Then

 

Sadly, this holy city has also become a city of contention.

 

The 1947 United Nations Partition Plan proposed placing Bethlehem, which is just six miles southwest of Jerusalem, under UN control as part of the Jerusalem international zone. During the War of Independence in 1948 which broke out after the Arab countries rejected the partition plan, the Arab Legion took control of Bethlehem. During these 19 years the Christian population declined from in the thousands.

 

Israel took control over the city in June 1967 during the Six Day War. The Christian residents asked Israel to annex the city and make it an official part of Israel but Israel rejected the idea, holding out for the possibility of it returning to Arab hands in the context of a peace agreement.

 

Bethlehem-Jerusalem Map

 

From 1967 until 1995 Bethlehem thrived. Christians came on pilgrimages to the Church of the Nativity in the millions and Jewish worshippers flocked to the revered Tomb of Rachel. Local vendors, restaurants, and hotels experienced great success as people from all faiths felt free to visit and walk the city streets.

 

But then in 1995, Israeli negotiations with the Palestinian leadership led to the Oslo II Accords in which Israel agreed to hand over civilian and security control to six cities – Jericho, Tulkarem, Nablus, Qalqilya, and Bethlehem.

 

Bethlehem’s longtime Christian mayor, Elias Frej, begged Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin not to give the city which has a majority Christian population over to the Palestinian Authority. He was afraid what Muslim rule would do to the Christians living there. But Israel, seeking a breakthrough in its relationship with the Palestinians, handed Bethlehem over to Palestinian rule on December 21, 1995.

 

Rachel’s Tomb

 

This led to a period of horrific unrest in and around the holy city. Palestinian snipers began shooting at Jewish visitors to Rachel’s Tomb and even killed IDF soldiers who were protecting those worshippers. At times, the holy site which was fortified with concrete walls and roofs, had to be closed because of the threats from Palestinian terrorists.  At other times visitors could only travel to the holy site in armored vehicles.

 

Aside from the attacks against Rachel’s Tomb, Bethlehem became a home base for terrorist cells and the launching pad for terror attacks against Israeli citizens. Its proximity to Jerusalem made the capital vulnerable. A few examples:

 

  • Dec. 5, 2001: Palestinian terrorist Daoud Ali Ahmed Saad was sent by the Islamic Jihad base in Bethlehem to blow himself up in the heart of downtown Jerusalem. He did so, seriously injuring five civilians.

 

  • Feb. 18, 2002: Palestinian terrorist Yasser Said Moussa Uda was sent by a Fatah/Tanzim terror group in Bethlehem to blow himself up next to a roadblock on a highway outside Jerusalem. He killed an Israeli police officer and seriously injured two civilians.

 

  • March 2, 2002: Sent by a Fatah/Tanzim terror cell in the Bethlehem district, Muhammad Ahmed Abd El-Rahman Derameh was transported to Jerusalem where he blew himself up next to worshippers leaving a Jerusalem synagogue. He was driven there by Ashraf Hajajara who also lived in the Bethlehem district.

 

  • March 17, 2002: Sent by an Islamic Jihad terror cell in Bethlehem, Akram Ishak Abdullah Nabatiti blew himself up at a major Jerusalem junction, seriously injuring 25 people.

 

  • March 29, 2002: Palestinian terrorist Ayat Mohammed Latfi al-Akhras from the Bethlehem district blew herself up in a main Jerusalem supermarket, killing two civilians and injuring 22.

 

  • March 31, 2002: Fatah operatives in Bethlehem prepared a bomb in a backpack and sent a 16-year-old boy to Jerusalem. The boy  blew himself up next to a health clinic, injuring six civilians.

 

Thus, Bethlehem became a base for Palestinian attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem. The mounting  casualties forced the Israel Defense Forces to enter the city repeatedly to search and arrest the terrorists. Israeli forces also worked to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure in the city. Not only were numerous suicide bombings thwarted, security forces also uncovered mortars and infrastructure for the production of rockets.

 

Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity

 

Israel also had no choice but to construct the security barrier which envelops Bethlehem, giving it the feeling of a city under siege. These measures sharply reduced the number of successful terror attacks, but with a Hamas terror cell strongly entrenched in Bethlehem, attempts continue.

 

Christians and their holy sites suffered terribly from the fighting, especially the Church of the Nativity during a month-long siege. On April 2, during the IDF’s Operation Defensive Shield of 2002, Israeli forces moved to arrest a number of Palestinian fugitives in the city. Fifty fled to the church compound where they held 200 monks hostage. After 38 days, the siege ended peacefully with the Palestinian fugitives agreeing to go into exile, some to Gaza and others to Europe. Israeli security forces found 40 explosives left behind in the church compound, a number of which were booby trapped.

 

Bethlehem’s Declining Christians

 

Aside from the challenges created by the security conflict, Christians see how radical Muslims persecute Christians throughout the Middle East and see that this has been happening since the Palestinian Authority was given control of the city. Examples of Palestinian Muslims intimidating their Christian neighbors include:

 

  • Land theft either by force or by forged documents, with little to no recourse in the PA justice system.

 

  • Muslim men harassing Christian women verbally or sexually.

 

  • Christian businesses forced to pay protection money.

 

  • Discrimination against Christians in job opportunities.

 

  • Churches being broken into, looted or vandalized.

 

  • Muslims who convert to Christianity face ostracism, assaults, even murder.

 

  • Kidnapping and forced conversion of Christians.

 

 

All of this has led to a significant decline in the Christian population in Bethlehem.

 

Bethlehem’s Shepherd’s Field

 

Whereas Christians used to make up a majority of Bethlehem’s residents, today, after 25 years of Palestinian control over the city, Christians make up only 20% of its population. (A similar occurrence took place in Gaza where 5,000 Christians lived in 2005 when Israel pulled out. After 14 years of Hamas rule,  only 1,000 Christians remain, and churches are often demolished.)

 

The situation in now Palestinian controlled Bethlehem stands in stark contrast to Israeli controlled Jerusalem, just six miles to the north. In Jerusalem the Christian population can practice their faith freely and securely. The Jerusalem municipality even provides free Christmas trees to Christian residents.

 

In fact, Israel is the only country in the Middle East in which the native Christian population increased since 1948. By the end of 2019, Israel’s Christian population stood at 177,000, having grown 1.5 percent according to the Central Bureau of Statistics.

 

The lesson is clear. Christians thrive with total religious freedom in Israeli-controlled areas, and suffer when Israel yields control to radical Palestinian forces.

 

Featured image: Rachel’s Tomb via Wikimedia Commons; Church of the Nativity CC BY-SA Dan; Shepherd’s Field CC BY-NC fabcom;

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