THE UTILITY OF POLICE BRUTALITY IN
THE ELITE'S WAR AGAINST THE POOR
[Winnowing the Church of God]
March 8, 2004
by: S.R. Shearer
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary
is a great and very pestilent effort today by the "religious establishment"
of the evangelical church to portray the backdrop of the "end of the age"
as a CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS or as a CLASH OF VALUES,
and - most particularly - as a clash between Christianity and Islam and /
or as one between Christianity and secularism (with a "New Age" twist); but
it's not that at all, and neither does it have much to do with the occult
(per se), or the Freemasons, or the so-called "Protocols of the Learned
Elders of Zion," ad nauseum, ad infinitum.
It's NONE of these things; the backdrop or environment
in which the "end of the age" plays itself out - the framework around
which all the great events of the "latter years" revolve - is the
oppression of the POOR by the RICH. (Rev.
This, of course, is NOT what most well-to-do American Christians
want to hear; but those who don't want to hear about it are grossly underestimating
the lust for money in human hearts (they have to, they have so much of it),
and the propensity that it has to corrupt. Dom Helder Camara of Brazil has
"I used to think, when I was a child, that Christ might have been
exaggerating when He warned about the dangers of wealth. Today I know better.
I know how ... (impossible) it is to be rich and still keep the milk of
human kindness. Money (or the desire for money) has a dangerous way of putting
scales on ones eyes, a dangerous way of freezing peoples hands,
eyes, lips and hearts."
* * * * *
The Bible calls money "FILTHY lucre" (cf., I Tim. 2:3,
I Tim 3:8, Titus 1:7, I Pet. 5:2) and goes on to say:
"... the love of money is the root of ALL evil: which while
some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves
through with many sorrows." (1 Tim. 6:10)
That's ALL evil; not some, but ALL! That certainly
reduces all the other bugaboos that Christians worry about to secondary status.
Moreover, the Bible goes on to warn:
"... they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into
many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in DESTRUCTION
and PERDITION" (i.e., damnation; hell). (1 Tim. 6:9)
the Bible saying here? It's saying that if you desire wealth - if that's what
you want, and you are an unbeliever - your desire for it will prevent you
from finding Christ as your savior:
"... Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into
the kingdom of heaven.
"And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the
eye of a (sewing) needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom
of God." (Matt. 19:23-24)
And if you are saved, your desire for money will inevitably drown out Christ
in your life and "choke the word of God" in your heart (Matt. 13:22). Indeed,
Peter says that those Christians who desire wealth will inevitably find that
insofar as their Christian life is concerned, they have become -
"... wells without water, clouds that are carried (about) with a tempest
..." (2 Pet. 2:17)
It's not without reason that Jesus said:
"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love
the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot
serve God and mammon." (Matt. 6:24)
heavy! No equivocation here: IF A MAN LOVES MONEY HE WILL HATE GOD!
- I know that's hard for American Christians to grasp, but that's what
the New Testament says, and it says it in very unambiguous terms. And if that's
the case, that really makes the elites of the Republican Party - THE VERY
ELITES WITH WHOM THE LEADERS OF THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH WILL BE RUBBING SHOULDERS
WITH THIS SUMMER AT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CONVENTION IN NEW YORK CITY -
"GOD-HATERS," all their protests to the contrary notwithstanding.
[It is, after all, not without some justification that the Republican Party
is known as the party of "Big Money."]
not only are the elites "haters of God," they are also "haters of man" - an
aristocracy of wealth that doesn't want anything to do with ordinary men and
women, and who want to put as much distance between themselves and average
people (especially the poor) as is humanly possible. That, of course, is -
as historian Edward S. Herman points out - exactly what's been happening.
[Please see our articles, "The Elites, Money, and the End of the Age" and
"In Search of Babylon: What Does The Bible Say?"]
Indeed, Herman says that one of the many ironies of George Bush's American
New World Order System is the way in which the elites increasingly meet in
remote places out of the reach of their citizenry, like Qatar and Cancun,
and how within each country larger and larger areas are blocked off to prevent
protesters from getting within range of TV cameras and the media. In the same
undemocratic mold, agreements like NAFTA are prepared in secret and without
public participation, just as WTO decisions are made in non-public meetings
by unelected (elite-controlled) bureaucrats. [Please see our article, "Lee
Kyang: the Rich and the Poor! America and God."]
this is no haphazard process of alienation: it is one that has been carefully
designed by the rich to disconnect themselves from the poor, and to cruelly
oppress and heartlessly subjugate them - and it is being pursued with a ruthless,
unyielding efficiency. [Please see our article, "The Versailles Phenomenon."]
For example, in the United States this process has been carried out for years
under the misleading name of the "War on Drugs," and has been aimed largely
at minority communities and "white, trailer-park trash;" but it is now being
expanded to encompass a broader cross-section of the American public under
the rubric of the "War on Terror."
truth of the matter is - despite their sometimes shrill protests to the contrary
- the rich are simply not open to the "things of God," and so much so that
when Jesus - "by whom all things were made ... and without him was not
any thing made that was made ..." (John 1:3) - came into the world 2,000
years ago, He didn't much bother with the rich, but instead was born into
the lowly home of a poor carpenter and made the downtrodden of the earth His
friends. (Luke 2:7) Indeed, when Jesus announced Himself to the world and
began His public ministry, He said:
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because HE HATH ANOINTED ME TO PREACH
THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR (To whom? - the poor, not the rich); he
hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives,
and recovering of sight to the blind, TO SET AT LIBERTY THEM THAT
ARE BRUISED ..." (Luke 4:18)
Clearly, the great danger to the Gospel in all of this is as the
American elites continue to separate themselves from ordinary
people, they are dragging the church (with whom they have
partnered) along with them, and in the process alienating
it from the poor and dispossessed of the earth, the very people
that Luke 4:18 (see above) says that Christ came to preach
the Gospel to.
If you fail to grasp this dynamic that is being "played out" in the world
today, you will - in your effort to understand what's occurring - be forever
consigned to chasing phantoms and shadows (e.g., the Freemasons, the Illuminati,
"new agers," etc.), stabbing at the air with a stick, and fruitlessly tilting
at windmills like Don Quixote. The facts are as plain as the nose on your
face, and you had better "wise up to them" because this new war (i.e., the
"War on Terrorism") is coming directly at YOU, and by the time
it is finished rolling over you, you may find that you have joined the blacks,
Hispanics, and "white, trailer park trash" on the economic, social and even
criminal "trash heap," or - WORSE - you may find that you've
been co-opted by the "system."
Every now and then a single, isolated event occurs that illuminates in a sudden,
brilliant flash the "course of our age" - and it does so in a way that filters
out the cacophony of ancillary sounds and images that attend our daily lives
and are apt to obscure our view of where we as a society are really headed.
Such an event occurred when Mitchell Crooks - who was on vacation during the
weekend of July 4th 2002 in Inglewood near downtown Los Angeles - heard a woman
scream, "Don't resist." Crooks, who is white, grabbed his camera and ran outside
his motel in time to catch on video tape the now infamous beating of Donovan
Jackson, a black youth, by a GANG of Inglewood cops. His videotape
clearly shows how the cops took the 16-year old Donovan and beat him mercilessly,
and then brutally slammed the half-conscious young man onto the hood of a car
and beat him some more.
THE COPS COME AFTER MITCHELL CROOKS
After Crooks realized that the cops had seen him videotaping the event, you
can hear him say on the tape, "They're gonna come up and come after me now."
Worried about turning the video over to the police, Crooks took the precaution
of separating the tape from his camera and giving it to some other guests. Within
minutes, SEVENTEEN armed sheriff deputies were combing through
the motel looking for Crooks. And for what? - committing a crime? No! - for
simply videotaping the police in the "routine course of their duties" in downtown
Los Angeles. Obviously, the police didn't want the "general public" to know
what those duties consisted of.
said, "Ninety percent of the people there knew I'd taped it, but no one said
a word. We all knew that if they got it, it would be the end of it, it would
disappear." Think about that! - that's quite an indictment against the crude
methodologies of the L.A. police by average people in Inglewood - or maybe they're
all wrong and the police (and the elites who protect them) are all right.
Is that what you think? - if you do, then you are a victim (like almost everyone
else in the United States) of the pervasive and very wicked propaganda of the
corporate media against the poor in this country as purveyed to average Americans
in such TV programs as "Cops," "Most Wanted," "FBI Files;" etc. - the kind of
propaganda that predisposes middle-class Americans to take the word of the few
(the cops) against the many (the poor). This isn't a ringing endorsement for
the assumptions that are supposed to underpin a democracy.
The cops didn't find the tape. And - much to the horror of the Los Angeles
law enforcement and judicial communities - Crooks, with the help of other eyewitnesses
to the event, made sure that the media got copies of it the next day. His footage
was aired on all the major L.A. news broadcasts, and it was picked up nationally
and even internationally. But in making sure that the media got a hold of his
tape, Crooks of necessity was forced out of the shadows and into the open where
the law enforcement community could at last "draw a bead on him."
TRUMPED UP CHARGES
The next day, while Crooks was being interviewed live on the radio, the Chief
Deputy District Attorney of Los Angeles phoned in and said threateningly, "Mitchell,
there's a grand jury subpoena out on you; I suggest you honor it? Show up at
the Criminal Courts Building." Crooks, however, was under no obligation - absent
a subpoena that had been PERSONALLY served on him (and absent
a criminal indictment) - to volunteer to be interviewed by the grand jury. Crooks
knew that by delivering himself up to the grand jury he would at the same time
be delivering himself up to the "tender mercies" of the D.A. who controlled
the grand jury. And then what?
Crooks didn't want to find out. He told his interviewer, "They're coming after
me because I shot the video. I fear for my life." That kind of statement would,
of course, sound like an absurd exaggeration to most white, middle-class Americans,
but to the denizens of the underclass, it isn't - as the recent exposes of the
TERROR TACTICS of the Ramparts Division of the L.A. Police Department
Obviously, the subpoena "ruse" wasn't working, and the cops had to find another
way of stopping Crooks; so - as Crooks made his way around Los Angeles being
interviewed by the media - the cops busied themselves in a painstaking "warrants
search" and found an old traffic violation (can you imagine, an old, very routine
traffic violation?) and a BOGUS petty theft charge (alleging that
Crooks was guilty of theft of his grandmother's property - charges that she
repudiated) that they felt they could arrest him on and get him off the streets
and away from the media. And that's exactly what they did. When Crooks
arrived at CNN the next day for a nationwide interview that the network had
arranged with him in advance, undercover cops jumped out of unmarked cars and
arrested him when he tried to enter the station.
BEATEN UP AND JAILED
As they spirited him away in a SUV, Crooks' screams, "They're gonna kill me,"
could be clearly heard. Later that night he was treated for unspecified injuries
at a hospital (he had plainly been beaten up by the cops), and the next day
he was extradited to a remote, rural county in northern California (far from
all the "action" in L.A.) to face the "trumped up" charges against him.
He was kept in custody for SIX MONTHS, locked down 23 HOURS
A DAY, and allowed no mail and no contact with the outside. By the time
he finally got out, the incident had largely "blown over." Later, in an interview
on radio station KPFK after he had finally been released, Crooks said, "It's
really scary to challenge the SYSTEM, and I knew that's what I
REALLY SCARY TO CHALLENGE THE SYSTEM
Really scary to challenge the system? You bet it is! - which is exactly what
we in Antipas are doing. Make no mistake about it, when you challenge the system,
you risk being treated by the "establishment" in precisely the same way that
Crooks was treated.
Your past will be searched and scrutinized, and if there is anything there
- and I mean anything - it will be used against you! And who doesn't
have something he would prefer the public didn't know about? Only a fool would
say that he doesn't, so you can be sure that by challenging the system, you
will be attacked on a personal basis in a way that you never thought possible,
and if there is nothing to dig up on you, it will be "manufactured."
MANUFACTURED EVIDENCE: BOBBY SEALE
AND THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY
Evidence that's been "manufactured?" The police "manufacture" evidence? You
doubt this happens in the real world? Well, for the sake of those who think
that doesn't happen, it's perhaps necessary to digress a little to point out
the facts of the matter, because it happens a lot, especially when the poor
challenge the rich.
Take, for example, what happened to Bobby Seale and the Black Panther Party
back in the 1960s; and remember here that what happened then is beginning to
happen all over again - only this time in SPADES! As they say,
"Same tune, second verse, should get better, but it only gets worse."
Also, as you read the following material, you should bear in mind that if you
stay with Antipas, you must steel yourself for it to happen to you. It will
happen! Believe me, you will be attacked! - and the attacks will come from both
the RELIGIOUS establishment, as well as the POLITICAL
establishment. It's not without reason that the Bible warns us:
"But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils;
and in the ... (churches) ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before
rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them." (Mark 13:9)
In the late 1960s the Black Panther Party started a Free Breakfast program
for children in Oakland, California. Concerned that the program would spread
"anti-establishment" propaganda, the elites sicced the FBI on them. The FBI
decided on a "preemptive strike," as George Bush and his cronies would call
it today. The bureau produced a 24-page coloring book, making it appear as if
it had been created by the Panthers. Intending to gut public support for the
group, the book contained inflammatory pictures, some of which featured young
black kids shooting pigs dressed up as policemen.
The FBI sent copies of the coloring book to the Panthers' white contributors
and to businesses that supported the free breakfast program, such as Safeway
and Jack-in-the-Box. When copies of the forgery reached the Panthers' national
leadership, Bobby Seale destroyed it, saying it "did not correctly reflect the
ideology of the Black Panther Party."
Nonetheless, the FBI ruse worked, and the Panther's sponsors withdrew from
the program. For years and years afterwards copies of the "Black Panther Coloring
Book" circulated in conservative circles and was accepted as "Gospel" - despite
the heated denials from leaders in the Black Panther Party that the coloring
book "was none of theirs." It wasn't until years later that the "Senate Committee
on Intelligence Activities" chaired by the late Senator Frank Church of Idaho
discovered that the coloring book had been a ruse invented by the FBI to discredit
the Black Panther Party - but by then the ruse had done its "dirty work:" the
coloring book had ignited a firestorm against the Black Panthers resulting in
a spate of "cooked up" criminal prosecutions against the leaders of the party
that landed most of them in jail. After the Church Committee revelations, many
of the leaders of the Panthers were freed "on appeal," but only after they had
spent years and years in prison and their reputations forever FIXED
in the American public's mind as "cop killers."
MARTIN LUTHER KING
of course, there's what the FBI did to Martin Luther King. In the late 1950s
the government began spying on MLK because the elites had become convinced that
King was a "frontman" for the Communist Party and his Civil Rights Crusade was
nothing more than an instrument of communist subversion. Indeed, in a 1963 internal
memo, counterintelligence specialist Charles D. Brennan stated that civil rights
agitation represented a clear threat to "the established order" of the United
States, and that "King is growing in stature daily as the leader among leaders
of the Negro movement." COINTELPRO head William C. Sullivan responded in a letter,
"We must mark [King] now, if we have not before, as the most dangerous Negro
in the future of the nation from the standpoint of communism, the Negro, and
national security ... it may be unrealistic to limit [our actions against
King] to legalistic proofs that would stand up in court or before Congressional
instead of sticking within the constraints of the law, THE FBI AIMED TO DISCREDIT
KING BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. Agents tapped his phone, bugged his
rooms, trumpeted his supposed commie connections, and his sexual proclivities,
and sicced the Internal Revenue Service on him.
When it was announced in 1964 that King would receive the Nobel Peace Prize,
the FBI grew desperate. Hoping to prevent King from accepting the award, the
Bureau mailed him an anonymous package containing an audio tape of King's alleged
extra-marital affairs and a threatening letter. And what was the threat? In
barely concealed language, King was told to commit suicide before the award
ceremony or risk seeing his "filthy, abnormal fraudulent self" exposed to the
about that for a minute! The absolute HORROR of it all. An official
agency of the U.S. government - the FBI - suggesting to King that he should
commit suicide! Fortunately, King ignored the FBI's advice. He accepted the
award and lived for four more years until the elites finally had him gunned
down in Memphis. [Again, we urge you to please read our article, "Now Is The
Time To Do Something; It May Be Too Late Tomorrow" for the story of how and
why the elites made war on Martin Luther King; please also see our articles,
"MK-ULTRA: The Search for the Manchurian Candidate; A Study of the Mindset Behind
Today's New World Order," and "Conspiracy Theories;" please also see our follow-up
report on MK-Ultra entitled, MK-Ultra and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy
- More Evidence."]
BACK TO JACKSON AND
THE COPS WHO BRUTALIZED HIM
IN CONTRAST TO WHAT HAPPENED TO CROOKS, THE COPS WHO BRUTALIZED JACKSON DID
NOT SPEND A SINGLE DAY IN JAIL and have by now all "beaten" a very half-hearted,
lackadaisical attempt to punish them - an attempt that seems to have been specifically
designed by the L.A. District Attorney to fail.
This brings us to the point of the Donovan Jackson / Mitchell Crooks story
- that is, what the real job of the police is today insofar as the poor are
concerned: KEEP THE POOR BEATEN DOWN AND "IN LINE." TO THIS END,
THE KIND OF NAKED POLICE SAVAGERY THAT WAS VISITED UPON DONOVAN JACKSON ON
THE WEEKEND OF JULY 4, 2002 IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TO THE WAY THE ELITES
DEAL WITH THE "HUMAN TRASH" THEY HAVE BEEN CREATING OVER THE YEARS AS THEY SHIFT
JOBS TO OVERSEAS SWEAT SHOPS THAT PAY THEIR LABORERS PENNIES A DAY WHILE AT
THE SAME TIME THEY CREATE VAST POCKETS OF UNEMPLOYMENT IN THIS COUNTRY -
unemployment that is not being honestly reported on by the government or the
corporate media. [Please see our article, "Making Men Cogs in a Machine: The
Reformation of the Bankruptcy Laws" for a discussion on the misleading way the
government reports on unemployment.]
once one grasps this fact, it is easy to see that the brutality that the police
were inflicting on Donovan Jackson on the weekend of July 4, 2002 was no anomaly;
it wasn't an aberration or a deviation from their normal way of doing things.
It was "standard operating procedure" (SOP).
DEMONIZING THE POOR IN
ORDER TO BRUTALIZE THEM
things being equal, one would think that this kind of police cruelty would shock
ordinary Americans - most of whom don't understand what's really happening,
and don't grasp the "UTILITY" (insofar as the elites are concerned)
of police brutality against the poor.
Plainly, however, it doesn't shock them, and it doesn't do so because the elites
have been extraordinarily successful over the years in DEMONIZING
the poor as lazy ner-do-wells, drug addicts, crack-crazed moms, and welfare
cheats who - to hear the elites tell it - possess an insatiable propensity for
violence (in contrast, I suppose, to the elites' presumed inclination toward
gentleness). [Please see our article on this subject, "Racism and Right-Wing
Christianity" for a thorough and detailed discussion of the way the elites demonize
the poor (especially minorities) in order to justify the violence they use against
them, a discussion that revolves around Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray's
horrid book, The Bell Curve.]
great numbers of ordinary Americans - and, sadly, most Christian evangelicals
- enthusiastically "buy into" this horrible and (insofar as the poor are concerned)
very demeaning mindset, A MINDSET THAT MALICIOUSLY INSISTS THAT POVERTY RESULTS
FROM PERSONAL FAILURE RATHER THAN WHAT IT REALLY RESULTS FROM: THE RUNAWAY GREED
OF THE AMERICAN ELITES. And it is precisely because so many Americans believe
this lie that the elites have been given license to expand their savagery against
the poor in this country (and around the world) and cower them with ever increasing
doses of brutality into accepting their status in life as the castoffs of the
American New World Order System.
DON'T BUY THE ELITES' FALSEHOODS
ABOUT THE POOR AS LAZY "NER-DO-WELLS"
But you, dear brothers and sisters in Christ - you of all people - should
understand (that is, if you read your Bible and believe it) that sin (and, ipso
facto, the crime that results from our propensity toward sin) is not the
exclusive domain of the poor. The Bible says that we -
"... are ALL gone out of the way ... there is NONE
that doeth good, no, not one." (Rom. 3:12)
OR do you think that's not really the case? - that
the possession of money somehow or other insulates us from our penchant toward
sin. If you do, then you're not being biblical! - and you have NO
right to call yourself an evangelical Christian! Indeed, the Bible suggests
the exact opposite: that the possession of wealth increases one's appetite toward
sin; again, the Scriptures say -
"... they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and
into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and
"For the love of money is the root of ALL evil ..." (1 Tim.
The fact of the matter is, there is as much cheating, stealing, drug-dealing,
etc. that goes on in the neighborhoods of middle-class America as there is in
the neighborhoods of the poor; but it's dealt with differently; when middle-class
white kids are caught using or dealing drugs, the "powers that be" allow their
parents to pretty much deal with it "under the table;" it rarely results in
police involvement. Kids are shipped off to private clinics and treatment programs
rather than to jail as poor kids are. It's the same thing when cars are stolen
for "joy rides" in middle-class neighborhoods. And insofar as "broken homes"
are concerned, there is certainly as much divorce in the families of the middle-class
as there is in the families of the poor - but money covers it all up in these
neighborhoods, while the poor lack the means to cover their failings and misdeeds.
THE REAL JOB OF TODAY'S POLICE FORCES:
COWER THE POOR AND KEEP THEM IN THEIR PLACE
Nonetheless, if it's the job of the police to uncover crime wherever it
exists - if that's their real job - then one's ability to hide his crimes
by using money shouldn't make any difference. Crime is crime - whether it's
hidden or in the open. So why is it that crime (so-called) is pursued so relentlessly
in the neighborhoods of the poor and not in the neighborhoods of the middle-class
and the rich? Why is it that poor neighborhoods are subjected to random road
blocks, and warrantless searches and seizures? Why is there so much police BRUTALITY
in the neighborhoods of the poor rather than in the neighborhoods of the middle-class
and the rich?
Again, the reason is that the BRUTALITY the police routinely
employ against the poor has NOTHING TO DO WITH A LEGITIMATE
LAW-ENFORCEMENT FUNCTION OF THE STATE, AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH
CLAMPING DOWN ON A RESTLESS POPULATION THAT IS DESPERATELY POOR AND ONE THAT
THE ELITES FEAR IS ON THE VERGE OF "REVOLUTION" AGAINST THEM. Plainly, the
tactics being used by the police in these areas are designed to intimidate the
populations of the underclass, and "keep them groveling in their place" - i.e.,
to accept their lot in life as "human refuse."
This brings us back to why the Inglewood police who so ruthlessly beat up Donovan
Jackson got off scott-free, and why Mitchell Crooks was jailed for exposing
what the police had been up to - and that is this: IF THE ELITES EXPECT THE
POLICE TO USE BRUTALITY IN SUPPRESSING THE POOR, THE POLICE HAVE THE "RIGHT"
TO EXPECT THAT THE ELITES WILL PROTECT THEM IF THEY GET CAUGHT "DOING THEIR
JOB." And this is exactly what happened insofar as the police who brutalized
Jackson are concerned! It's the same kind of "tit-for-tat" that the elites use
to protect their death squad functionaries in the Third World. The authorities
used the trial not to punish the Inglewood cops caught beating up Jackson, but,
in Mitchell's words, "to deflate the balloon of people's anger."
they moved the trial out of the predominantly African-American/poor-white-trash
community of Inglewood into the nearby South Bay, an upper middle-class L.A.
neighborhood with a reputation for being unfriendly to anybody who isn't "loaded"
financially. Then, during the trial, the prosecution didn't even call Crooks
or any of the 20 other eyewitnesses to the beating. And their "use-of-force
expert" was a L.A. County Sheriff's Department commander who expressed empathy
for the cops and testified that he thought the cops should never have been charged
in the first place. In other words, prosecutors used an "expert" who directly
undermined their case. What this clearly indicates is that the D.A.'s effort
was one that had been PURPOSEFULLY designed to fail.
This is exactly what happens in government prosecutions of death squad functionaries
in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Colombia, etc. Like Bogota / like south-central
L.A.! - there's not a penny's worth of difference! The elites' methodologies
are remarkably the same all around the world.
USING DRUGS TO "PROGRAM"
THE POOR AS "HUMAN TRASH"
now we come to something that most white, middle-class Christians will find
difficult to believe - although the facts of the matter are plain enough to
see for anyone who really wants to see them, so that - as Jesus said - "Having
ears to hear, they hear not, and eyes to see, they see not." (cf.
What we are talking about here is a crime so ENORMOUS in its
impact and reach, and so MALICIOUS and HATEFUL in
its intent that it fairly boggles the mind and dwarfs anything that Hitler,
Stalin, and Mao ever dreamed up: THE INTRODUCTION BY THE ELITE AND THEIR
AGENCIES (LACKEYS) - i.e., THE FBI, THE CIA, etc. - OF CHEAP DRUGS INTO THE
NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE UNDERCLASS IN ORDER TO INSURE
THAT THE ASSIGNMENT OF THE POOR AS "HUMAN TRASH" WOULD BE A PERMANENT ONE, AND
TO "FIX" IN THE MINDS OF MIDDLE-CLASS AMERICANS THE PICTURE OF THE POOR AS FRENZIED
DEMONIACS THAT MUST BE SUBJECTED TO THE UTMOST BRUTALITY IN ORDER TO
KEEP THEM CAGED LIKE ANIMALS WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF WHAT THE ELITES CALL "CIVILIZED"
BEHAVIOR - for the underclass, that means cowering in chains at the elite's
feet. [We URGE you to please see our article, "The Drug Epidemic,
Viruses, Ebola, and Aids;" please also read the material that Gary Webb of the
San Jose Mercury News developed on this subject for his series "Dark
heartlessness of it all! It gives one some idea of the madness and insanity
that has taken root in the hearts and souls of the rich. The truth is, DRUG
ADDICTION HAS KILLED MORE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY THAN ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WERE
KILLED BY HITLER IN THE OVENS OF AUSCHWITZ, SOBIBOR, TREBLINKA, DACAU, ETC.
Eee GADS, IN ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY I CAN THINK OF NO WORSE CRIME THAN
THIS. NOTHING JUSTIFIES IT: NOT THE WAR AGAINST COMMUNISM, NOT THE WAR AGAINST
THE CONTRAS, NOT ANYTHING! AND THESE ARE THE PEOPLE - i.e., THE ELITES - WITH
WHOM THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT IN THE UNITED STATES HAS ALLIED ITSELF? YES! - THESE
ARE THE PEOPLE!
utter cruelty these people have involved themselves in! Think about it for a
moment! It's as if someone had injected you with a contagious pathogen, and
then used the fact that you were now diseased to justify killing you off to
prevent the further spread of the disease. That's justice? - well, that's what
the so-called "War on Drugs" is all about! - which is really not a "War
on Drugs," but a war against the poor. [Please see our articles on the U.S.
government's involvement in the drug trade, "A Short History of U.S. Involvement
in the Drug Trade," "A Story Concerning the Drug Lords the United States Has
Allied Itself With In Kosovo," "The Caucasus Mountains, Gog, Magog and Chevron
Oil," "The Elite's Explanation of What's Happening in Kosovo," and "Kosovo and
America: What's Going On?"]
to me here: THIS IS NO SMALL THING! - INFLICTING THE SCOURGE OF DRUG ADDICTION
ON THE POOR IN ORDER TO JUSTIFY BRUTALIZING THEM. There will be a special
place in hell for the people responsible!
The truth of the matter is, the lust for money has deranged the American elite
and made MONSTERS out of them all - freakish FIENDS
capable of anything, EVEN THIS GREAT CRIME!
make no mistake about it! - it's the lust for money that is driving the elites
here. Not anything else! Money is what incites the elites to their frenzied
criminality! The late Professor C. Wright Mills of Columbia University has written,
"The pursuit of the moneyed-life is ... (the elite's) commanding value, in
relation to which the influence of other values has declined, so ... (that
they have) easily become MORALLY RUTHLESS in its pursuit ..."
"(They have) narrowed the meaning of 'success' to big money and in
these terms condemn failure as the chief vice, raising money to the plane
of absolute value."
Bible wasn't kidding around when it said:
"... the love of money is the root of ALL evil ..." (1 Tim.
And now one can begin to understand why Mills said that the men and women who
compose the American elite are not the kind of people any HONORABLE
man should want to pattern his life after.
"The American elite is NOT composed of ... men (and women)
whose conduct and character constitute models for American imitation and aspiration
... (This) is no set of men with whom members of the mass public can rightfully
and gladly identify ..."
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?
And who exactly are some of the leaders of today's American elite? Well, one
can get some idea as to who they are by scrutinizing the "goings on" at this
year's meeting of the Kappa Beta Phi (not Phi Beta Kappa) "fraternity" at the
St. Regis Hotel in New York City. Alan Greenberg, former chief executive of
Bear Stearns was there; as was Richard Grasso, former head of the New York Stock
Exchange; Kenneth G. Langone, chairman of the exchange's compensation committee;
Martin Lipton, a founding partner of Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, the powerful
Wall Street law firm; David H. Komansky, the former chairman and chief executive
officer of Merrill Lynch; Sanford I. Weill, the chairman of Citigroup; Laurence
D. Fink, the chief executive of Black Rock, the investment management company;
Thomas G. Maheras, the head of the fixed income group at Citigroup; Leslie Goldwasser,
a top bonds executive at Bear Stearns; J. Ira Harris, a former senior partner
and mergers and acquisitions banker at Lazard Freres; Lawrence Zicklin, the
retired chief executive of Neuberger Berman, the asset management company and
so forth and so on.
what were they all doing? - making fun of Eliot Spitzer, the courageous New
York Attorney General who began a series of investigations into fraudulent Wall
Street trading practices, and who helped expose Richard Grasso's obscene $151
million compensation package (from a semi-public agency, which - after all -
is what the New York Stock Exchange is) that led to Grasso's resignation last
summer. [Grasso is an especially invidious individual; please see more on Grasso
- particularly his half-crazed effort to "buy-off" the FARC in Colombia in the
interests of Wall Street - in our article, "Colombia: America's New Vietnam
- & Your Sons and Daughters Will Be the Ones to Fight It - All in the Name
of Christ." Indeed, Grasso is so PAST ALL FEELING and so jaded toward
average people that he thinks anybody can be "bought off" - even the FARC.]
One of the highlights of the evening at the St. Regis was when Diana L. Taylor,
who was accompanied to the party by Mayor Blomberg, a former hot-shot salesman
at Soloman Brothers, donned mock prison garb and ran through a series of songs
and skits lampooning Wall Street's many scandals - scandals that have cheated
millions and millions of ordinary Americans out of their life savings. It was
all just a laugh to them. Interestingly enough, Taylor is the New York banking
superintendent. Her presence there made a joke out of what she is supposed to
be charged with doing: watching out for the welfare of average people. It's
all such a lark to the elites, and gives credence to the notion that ordinary
people possess their money ONLY at the elite's sufferance. Mills
"These are men and women who have transcended the ordinary environments of
ordinary people; by their decisions they set up and break down the destinies
of others ..."
What do they care about average people; they don't! As Mills says, they "break
down the destinies of others" without even bating an eye. Whole communities
- sometimes even whole nations - live or die at their whim; they are selfish,
mean-spirited wretches whose souls are twisted and gnarled with GREED,
and who worship money as a god -
"Having ... (their) understanding darkened, being alienated from the life
of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of
"Who being PAST FEELING have given themselves over unto lasciviousness,
to work all uncleanness with GREEDINESS." (Eph. 4:18-19)
A VICIOUS GROUP OF DEGENERATE SCOUNDRELS
What an insolent, vicious little group these people are - parading around
as they do in such an open and bold display of their wealth while making a mockery
of average people. Truly, as Mills says, "The American elite is NOT
composed of ... men (and women) whose conduct and character (should) constitute
models for American imitation and aspiration ..." Hideous REPROBATES
- ALL OF THEM. There is no humanity left in any of them. These
are the people about whom the Bible says run around like banshees -
"Professing themselves to be wise, they (have) become FOOLS,
"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave
them over to a REPROBATE mind ...
"Being filled with all unrighteousness ... wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness;
full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
"Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil
"... implacable, unmerciful:
"Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are
worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do
them." (Rom. 1:22, 28-32)
- as Mills says, these people are not "... men (and women) with whom members
of the ... public can rightfully and gladly IDENTIFY ..."
Nonetheless, these are EXACTLY the people with whom the leadership
of the church has IDENTIFIED itself in the Republican Party -
Christian leaders like Paul Crouch, Jack Hayford, Charles Stanley, D. James
Kennedy, Tim LaHaye, the late John Wimber, Juan Carlos Ortiz, C. Peter Wagner,
Beverley LaHaye, Ern Baxter, Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, Oral Roberts,
Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Chuck Colson, David Yonggi Cho, Robert Stearns,
Mike Bickle, Reuven Doron, Che Ahn, Frank Hammond, Cindy Jacobs, Bill Hamon,
John Eckhardt, Bobbie Byerly, Dutch Sheets, Jim Goll, John Paul Jackson, James
Ryle, Frank Damazio, Ed Silvoso, Carlos Annacondia, Claudio Freidzon, Roger
Mitchell, Ted Haggart, Paul Cain, Chuck Pierce, Rick Joyner, Kingsley Fletcher,
Jim Laffoon, Barbara Wentroble, ad infinitum, ad nauseum.
THESE LEADERS - EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM - ARE SLAVISH DEVOTEES OF THE "GREEN
GOSPEL" AND FERVENTLY BELIEVE THAT A "LIFE OF VIRTUE" WILL RESULT IN FINANCIAL
SUCCESS. [Please see our article, "Strange Bedfellows: The Religious Right
and the Secular Right;" please also see our articles, Capitalism and Christianity,"
and the "Deceitfulness of Riches and the Marxist Paradigm."]
These Christian leaders (so-called) are the very people about whom Jesus said:
woe unto you ... HYPOCRITES! FOR YE SHUT UP THE KINGDOM
OF HEAVEN AGAINST MEN: FOR YE NEITHER GO IN YOURSELVES, NEITHER SUFFER YE
THEM THAT ARE ENTERING TO GO IN.
"Woe unto you ... HYPOCRITES! for ye devour widows' houses,
and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater
"Woe unto you ... HYPOCRITES! FOR YE COMPASS SEA AND LAND
TO MAKE ONE PROSELYTE, AND WHEN HE IS MADE, YE MAKE HIM TWOFOLD MORE THE
CHILD OF HELL THAN YOURSELVES." (Matt. 23:13-15)
NATHANIEL "SKIP" JONES
These Christian leaders (again, so-called) think that if a man dresses up in
an expensive three-piece business suit that he is "okay with God," as if the
clothes make the man; as a result, they think nothing of identifying themselves
with the elite's social, economic and police polices - policies THAT TREAT
THE POOR WITH LESS RESPECT THAN ANIMALS WHO HAVE RUN AMUCK. And that's
exactly what they do: treat the poor like animals.
You don't think so? Well, consider how the police treated Nathaniel "Skip"
Jones who recently ran afoul of the police in a poor neighborhood in Cincinnati
(and bear in mind that what happened to Jones - like what happened to Donovan
Jackson - was no anomaly). He was brutally beaten to death by the police on
November 30, 2003.
Nathaniel was killed in a White Castle parking lot where he was set upon while
he was sleeping by police and mercilessly bludgeoned to death. The police claim
to have a video showing that Jones attacked them, but 96 seconds of the video
were stripped from the video tape, and police say they don't know what happened
to it. EYE WITNESSES claim that the missing video shows that the
police assaulted Jones without provocation and / or warning, and Jones did nothing
more than fight back.
Monica Williams from the Coalition for a Just Cincinnati, which has led a boycott
of downtown businesses since the killing a year earlier of another police murder
victim, Timothy Thomas, said:
"HAD NATHANIEL BEEN A BLACK BEAR INSTEAD OF A BLACK MAN, HE'D BE ALIVE
TODAY. They would have contained him, they would have tranquilized him,
they would have taken him someplace safe. Being a black man in this city,
in the eyes of the police, Nathaniel had zero value whatsoever.
"Case in point, we had a cow a year ago that was running amuck in this city.
She charged police officers, she crossed highways, she placed lives in danger.
They didn't shoot her one time ... We have a young man who was doing absolutely
nothing wrong, and he lost his life. And now Police Chief Streicher said yesterday
the video will be used within 10 years as a training video to train officers
to take down suspects."
Again, as in the case of Donovan Jackson, after promising to "investigate"
the incident, Cincinnati authorities did nothing and put the six officers responsible
for the beating (and the killing) back on duty ("tit-for-tat," remember). A
black resident who witnessed the incident said,
"After the fact, they going to put the cops back on the street to show us,
'YOU ALL ARE NOTHING, YOU DON'T HAVE A VOICE, NO ONE GOING TO LISTEN TO
YOU ALL. WE WILL DO IT AGAIN."
I AM AFRAID
Tiffany, a friend of Nathaniel, said,
"I am the mother of a 24-year-old black man - and I am afraid for his life
whenever he goes out. And that's serious. If he is ever in a situation where
the police are around or called - it could be an innocent situation - it could
escalate to where it would cost him his life. And that's what I am afraid
of. When he leaves, I pray that he never has an encounter with the Cincinnati
police. Not even to ask for directions. We tell our kids to speak respectfully,
keep your hands out in the open. But it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter."
"Terrorism happens in Cincinnati against black people every single day. There
is more black people in jail than anyone else, more arrests done. For simple
misdemeanors. On any single day there are 25 to 30 black men arrested for
And so it goes all over the country: for instance, in Chicago's ghettos, police
pound on poor people's doors in the middle of the night. If you open it a crack
they push their way in. There is no search warrant. They pull the poor out of
their houses and interrogate them. When the poor speak up for themselves or
ask what is happening, the police tell them to shut up. The cops threaten jail
or even worse. Poor people are routinely picked up off the street by the police
and charged with petty offenses. Records are kept; many are thrown into jail
with little recourse. One-strike evictions from public housing hang over the
people's heads. One wrong move, be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and
you and your family are out on the streets. This is what's happening all over
America in the neighborhoods of the underclass. The name of the game here is
not legitimate law-enforcement, but INTIMIDATION! As Natasha said
"Terrorism happens ... against black people EVERY single day.
There is more black people in jail than anyone else, more arrests done. For
simple misdemeanors. On any single day there are 25 to 30 black men arrested
for ... jaywalking."
as Natasha's friend said:
"After the fact, they going to put the cops back on the street to show us,
'YOU ALL ARE NOTHING, YOU DON'T HAVE A VOICE, NO ONE GOING TO LISTEN TO
YOU ALL. WE WILL DO IT AGAIN."
The question that fairly begs to be asked here is, WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN WHAT'S GOING ON HERE AND WHAT'S HAPPENING IN BAGHDAD WHEN THE MAN-HUNTERS
OF TASK FORCE 121 GO LOOKING FOR VICTIMS? The answer is, there isn't much
difference. [Please see our article, "The Power of Self-Sacrifice: Taking Up
Your Cross and Following Him," for a detailed description of this unit's activities
THE NAME OF THE GAME
name of the game is INTIMIDATION! IT'S A GAME BORROWED FROM THE TACTICS
THE ELITES HAVE BEEN USING FOR YEARS IN THE THIRD WORLD TO COWER THOSE POPULATIONS
INTO SUBMISSION - populations that the elites view as nothing more than
"commodities" to be used up and discarded; "throw-aways" to be worked to death
in virtual "slave-labor" factories for pennies a day and then cast off as "human
trash" the way the I.G. Farben Company in Nazi Germany did to the Jews in Auschwitz-Birkenau;
the way the British elites did to indigenous workers in India, Kenya, Malaysia,
etc.; and the way the old Planter Aristocracy did to black slaves in the ante-bellum
South. [Please see our articles, "The Third World as a Model for the New World
Order," and "The American Empire and the New Global Elite."]
YOU THINK YOU ARE IMMUNE?
think that you're immune from all this. You're not black; you're not Hispanic;
you're not poor, white trash; you don't live in a trailer park. Well, let me
tell you, YOU'RE NOT IMMUNE! The elites are coming after you. So long
as there is money to be had, they want it; and if you possess any, you are a
target of their concupiscence and lust. The greed and avarice that drive Nike,
Liz Claiborne, DKNY, etc. to use what amounts to "slave-labor" in their overseas
sweat shops, that drives Enron, Global Crossing, etc. to "cook the books" and
steal from their investors, and drives Martha Stewart to "inside trade" ImClone
stock are not anomalous.
You're surprised that the elites are targeting you? You don't have that much
money? Well, if you're surprised, you still don't understand how the elites
view the matter of money: MONEY IS THEIRS BY DIVINE RIGHT, AND IF
YOU POSSESS ANY, YOU CAN POSSESS IT ONLY AT THEIR SUFFERANCE - AND ONLY
IF YOU ARE WILLING TO BE A BROWN-NOSER. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BROWN-NOSE THE
ELITES, IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE THEIR TOADY, IF YOU REFUSE TO BE A SYCOPHANT
TO THEIR DESIRES, YOU MUST SURRENDER YOUR MONEY AND BE WILLING TO BE CONSIGNED
TO THE FRINGES OF SOCIETY AS "HUMAN TRASH." This is exactly how people like
Alan Greenberg, Richard Grasso, Kenneth Langone, Martin Lipton, David Komansky,
Sanford Weill, Laurence Fink, Thomas Maheras, Leslie Goldwasser, Ira Harris,
Lawrence Zicklin, Diana Taylor and all the others who gathered at the St. Regis
Hotel a few weeks ago view things. They really do! - AND THESE ARE THE KIND
OF PEOPLE WHO CONTROL THE AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM.
Listen to me here, dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, if you want to hold
on to a shred of dignity as a human being, and - as a result - you refuse to
be reduced to the status of a boot-licker to the elites, THERE SIMPLY IS
NO PLACE FOR YOU IN THE AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM, fulfilling the
grim lyric on the lips of the ghostly specter astride the Black Horse
of the Apocalypse:
"A measure of wheat for a penny [literally - denarius, a Greek
coin which represented a WHOLE DAYS wage in the ancient
world], and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the
oil and the wine." (Rev. 6:6)
[As we have indicated before, the meaning of this is that the condition of
the poor at the "end of the age" will be reduced to such that a poor man will
have to labor a whole day simply to buy a loaf of bread or three measures
of barley. But the second part of the saying ("... and see thou hurt
not the oil and the wine ...") means that the poverty of these days
will not extend to those SYCOPHANTS and "TOADIES"
who ally themselves with the American New World Order System and assist it
in plundering the world - only the rich in the ancient world could afford
oil and wine!]
THERE IS A PROPHETIC IMPERATIVE AT WORK HERE
THERE IS A PROPHETIC IMPERATIVE AT WORK HERE! - and there is no
escape from it. It will grind relentlessly on until at last it has run its course.
That IMPERATIVE relates directly to your willingness or unwillingness
to be "marked" as a boot-licker to the elites - i.e., to the American New World
Order System. How you adjust to this IMPERATIVE will "manifest"
the real nature of your Christianity: whether it is REAL, or whether
it is FAKE!
fact of the matter is, THE CHURCH IS GOING TO BE WINNOWED AS EACH OF US DECIDES
WHAT OUR RELATIONSHIP IS GOING TO BE WITH THE AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM!
The truth is, what we today call the Church is surely a mixture of
wheat and tares - good seed and bad seed. In a day when
it has become so popular - even fashionable - to be referred to as "born-again"
that political figures [whom the Bible calls the basest or lowest of people
(Daniel 4:17)] refer to themselves as "born-again" to get votes, there
certainly can be no doubt concerning this matter. [Please see our article, "George
Bush, The Promise Keepers, And The Principles Of Messianic Leadership."]
THE WINNOWING OF GOD
Yes, there is a WINNOWING coming! John the Baptist, speaking
prophetically, said of it:
"I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming
after me (i.e., in the "end of days") is mightier than I ...
"His WINNOWING fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly
purge His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will
burn up the chaff [tares] with unquenchable fire." (Matthew 3:11-12)
the Baptist was a forerunner, a precursor to Jesus. His work was a work of separation
- to separate the HYPOCRITE from the BELIEVER, the
wheat from the chaff, the Pharisees and the Sadducees from those in Israel who
genuinely longed for the Messiah. And this is precisely what is about to occur
insofar as the coming distress of the church is concerned - to which John specifically
pointed in this prophecy. [We URGE you, if you have not already,
to read chapter IV of the Antipas Papers, "The Great Escape: Misconceptions
Concerning the Rapture" - and we URGE you to take your time and
study this matter carefully. We ask you to do so because what Tim LaHaye and
others like him are teaching concerning the Rapture is NONSENSE,
and if you "buy in" to the "Secret Rapture Theory" of the church, you will be
UTTERLY unprepared for what is about to occur.]
The work of tribulation - in the first instance - is a work directed NOT
at separating the atheist from the believer, or the idolater from those who
worship God [idolaters and atheists are people who obviously and openly are
not Christian], or any other such thing; but rather it is a work SPECIFICALLY
directed at separating those who claim to be Christian [out of convention or
advantage] from those who truly are. And this is precisely the work of tribulation
in the Parable of the Sower: to separate the believer from the hypocrite. Jesus
"The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed
in his field.
"But while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares also
among the wheat, and went away.
"And the servants of the landowner came and said to him, Sir, did
you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?
"And he said to them, An enemy has done this! And the servants said
to him, Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?
"But he said, No; lest while you are gathering up the tares, you may
root up the wheat with them.
"Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of
the harvest I will say to the reapers, First gather up the tares and bind
them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.
"Then He left the multitudes, and went into the house. And His disciples
came to Him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.
"And He answered and said, The one who sows the good seed is the Son
of Man and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the
sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one;
the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the
age; and the reapers are angels.
"Therefore just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire,
so shall it be at the end of the age.
"And will cast them into the furnace of fire; in that place there
shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
"Then THE RIGHTEOUS WILL SHINE FORTH AS THE SUN in the kingdom
of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear." (Matthew 13:24-30;
36-43) [Once again, we URGE you to read chapter IV of the
Antipas Papers, "The Great Escape: Misconceptions Concerning
SEPARATING THE GOOD SEED FROM THE BAD SEED
in connection with the parable above, it is interesting to note how the harvest
was carried out in the ancient world and how the wheat [the good seed] was separated
from the tares and the chaff [the bad seed]. BOTH WERE HARVESTED TOGETHER!
Then through a process of WINNOWING, the wheat was separated from
the tares and the chaff. [Please see Chapter XI of the Antipas Papers,
"Tribulation and Judgment."]
The process of WINNOWING was accomplished in this manner: first,
the harvest was crushed and spread out on a large floor; then workers took shovels
and threw the harvest into the air by the shovel-full. The tares and chaff,
being lighter than the kernels of wheat, were blown away by the wind, usually
into another bin, while the kernels of wheat, being heavier, fell again to the
threshing floor. In this way the wheat was separated from the tares and the
The chaff and tares, being good for nothing, were then gathered together and
burned, while the wheat was gathered up, bundled and stored in the barn. The
purpose of the entire process is quite simple: to separate, and by separating
to MANIFEST or DISCLOSE, or REVEAL
(cf. Romans 8:19) the wheat from the tares and the chaff. And that's
precisely what the "time of trouble" we are all about to enter will do: it is
designed to WINNOW us; to separate the wheat from the chaff; the
believer from the hypocrite.
THE TRIBULATION AS A PROFOUND WORK OF
TRANSFORMATION IN THE BELIEVERS HEART
Yes, tribulation SEPARATES, but there is another more sublime
work of tribulation; and this work is not a separating work, but a purifying
work directed not at the hypocrite, but at the believer. This work elevates,
ennobles, glorifies, and transforms the believer. Paul says:
"... but we also EXULT in our tribulations, knowing
that tribulation brings about perseverance;
"And perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;
"And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured
out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us."
Indeed, tribulation is the gate through which all true believers must pass
into the kingdom of heaven; transformation is impossible without it. The Bible
"And when they had preached the gospel to that city and made many
disciples, they returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch,
"Strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue
in the faith, and saying, WE MUST THROUGH MANY TRIBULATIONS ENTER
THE KINGDOM OF GOD'." (Acts 14:21-22)
TRIBULATION: GODS WAY OF
MANIFESTING HIS GLORY IN THE SAINTS
The Bible says:
"There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job, and that man
was BLAMELESS, UPRIGHT, fearing God, and turning
away from evil.
"Now there was a day when the sons of God [angles] came to present
themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.
"And the Lord said to Satan, From where do you come? Then
Satan answered the Lord and said, From roaming about on the earth
and walking around on it.
"And the Lord said to Satan, Have you considered My servant
Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a BLAMELESS,
UPRIGHT man, fearing God and turning away from evil.
"Then Satan answered the Lord, Does Job fear God for nothing?
[Why shouldnt he respect you since you take care of him so well?]
"Hast Thou not made a hedge about him [havent you put
a wall around him to protect him from me?] and his house [his family] and
all that he has, on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands,
and his possessions have increased in the land.
"But put forth Thy hand now and touch all that he has; he will
surely curse Thee to Thy face." [but take away the wall and let
me at him, and he will hate you]
"The Lord said to Satan, BEHOLD, ALL THAT HE HAS IS IN YOUR
POWER ..." (Job 1:1, 6-12)
Why does God allow his servants to suffer? Why does God allow Satan access
to them? Why does God allow tribulation to enter their lives? Many in todays
Church, of course, deny that God does - but this is obviously not what the Scriptures
say. But these same people would retort that God only allows suffering when
there is sin - and, apparently, this is what Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar, Jobs,
friends said about Job during his sufferings: that Job was suffering because
there was "hidden sin" in Jobs life, and that this was the only
reason that God would allow such suffering in one of his servants. But God was
greatly angered by such thinking:
"And it came about after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, that
the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against
you and against your two friends, because you have not spoken of Me what
is right as My servant Job has.
"Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams,
and go to My servant Job, and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves,
and My servant Job will pray for you. For I will accept him so that I may
not do with you according to your folly, because you have not spoken of
Me what is right, as My servant Job has." (Job 42:7-8)
GODS PURPOSE IN TRIBULATION: TO MANIFEST &
DISPLAY HIS OWN GLORY IN THE SAINTS
GOD WAS GLORIFIED IN JOB!! Satan had said that Job loved God only because
of the "things" God bestowed upon him. What a terrible thing to say.
IT'S THE CURSE OF WEALTH.
How does a rich man ever know that he is truly loved? The sad truth is, he
doesnt so long as he retains his wealth. But should he lose it, then he
will find out. Great crowds of people followed Jesus so long as he fed them
and healed them of their diseases. But when tribulation arose because of the
Word He spoke, the crowds disappeared.
Oh, to be loved because of who you are, and not just because of the "things"
you have! This is the love that God desires from those who follow Him. It is
the love that Ruth gave to Naomi, and this even after Naomi had asked Ruth to
depart from her because she [Naomi] had nothing further to give Ruth - she no
longer possessed any "things" with which to "purchase" Ruths
"But Ruth said, Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from
following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will
lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.
"Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. Thus
may the Lord do to me, and worse, if anything but death parts you and me."
THE LORD IS LOOKING FOR SUCH TO FOLLOW HIM - THOSE WHO WILL FOLLOW HIM LONG
AFTER THE "THINGS" ARE GONE, THE CROWDS HAVE LEFT, THE POPULARITY FADED; WHEN
THE CLOTHES ARE TATTERED AND TORN, THERE IS NO FOOD ON THE TABLE, AND PERSECUTION
RAGES ALL AROUND. THESE ARE THE TRUE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS. These are
the disciples who can say with the prophet Habakkuk:
"Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though
the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the
flock be cut off from the fold, And there be no heard in the stalls -
"YET I WILL REJOICE IN THE LORD, I WILL JOY IN THE GOD OF MY SALVATION."
It is in this kind of love that the TRUE Church will be "revealed,"
"disclosed," "manifested" (Romans 8:19)! It is this kind of love which will
expose the hypocrites for what they really are. It is this kind of love which
will separate the wheat from the tares. AND IT IS ONLY IN TRIBULATION THAT
THIS LOVE IS TRULY REVEALED.
AND SO WINNOWING OF GOD BEGINS
AND SO, AS WE SAID, THE WINNOWING OF GOD BEGINS, AND IT WILL CERTAINLY
TAKE HOLD ON YOU. There is no way of escape from it. How you adjust to this
imperative will "reveal" the real nature of your Christianity. And MONEY
- and how you view money - will play a crucial part in what happens to you.
(cf. Rev. 13:17) The question then is, Where do you stand with regard
to the matter of money? How important is it and the things that it can buy in
YOUR life. And remember here, it's not what you say that counts,
but what you do.
The fact is, as the elites continue to tighten their grip on the American economy,
people will begin to discover that the only way they can participate meaningfully
in the economy any longer is as a sycophant to the elites. IF YOU ARE UNWILLING
TO BE A BROWN-NOSER TO THE ELITES, IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE THEIR BOOT-LICKER,
IF YOU REFUSE TO BE A FLUNKY TO THEIR DESIRES, YOU WILL FIND THAT YOU WILL HAVE
TO SURRENDER YOUR PLACE IN THE ECONOMY, AND BE WILLING TO BE CONSIGNED TO THE
FRINGES OF SOCIETY AS "HUMAN TRASH." YOU WILL DISCOVER THAT THERE
SIMPLY IS NO "WORK" FOR YOU IN THE AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM OTHER THAN,
PERHAPS, AS A DAY-LABORER. If, on the other hand, you "give up" and surrender
yourself as a flunky to the elites, you will find that that is tantamount to
giving up your Christianity.
The choice before you is God OR mammon - and there is NO
middle ground between the two of them. Again, it's not without reason that Jesus
"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love
the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot
serve God and mammon." (Matt. 6:24)
THE WAR ON TERRORISM: SEPARATING
THE WHEAT FROM THE CHAFF
You still think that you can hide from this process? - that you can "secret"
yourself in some "hidden-away" job in a company like Bechtel Corporation, Halliburton,
Colgate-Palmolive, Swift and Company, ADM, Union Carbide, etc. and no one will
be the wiser? And from the safety of your "hidden-away" job - and quite anonymously
- you can discreetly speak out against what the elites are doing in impoverishing
American workers (and others all over the world).
Well, you're mistaken! The elites will not tolerate that; they will brook no
opposition; they will ferret you out and crush you - THAT'S WHAT THE "WAR
ON TERRORISM" IS ALL ABOUT!
The "War on Terrorism" is nothing more than an euphemism for a war on all those
who oppose the elites and - ipso facto - George Bush's American New World
Order System. WHAT IT AIMS TO DO IS DO TO THOSE IN THE MIDDLE-CLASS WHO OPPOSE
THE ELITES WHAT THE WAR ON DRUGS HAS DONE TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY - AND
THE GROUNDWORK NECESSARY TO FACILITATE THIS ATTACK IS BEING METICULOUSLY ATTENDED
TO - ALL UNDER THE RUBRIC OF THE "WAR ON TERRORISM."
And attack they will: the elites have no choice in this matter; after all,
their rapacious economic policies can only engender rage, AND THAT RAGE MUST
UNMASKING THE WAR ON TERRORISM
You doubt all this? You do? - well back up a little, take a long, hard look
at the USA Patriot Act and other similar legislation, then ask yourself, who
is the real target of the so-called "War on Terrorism?" Al Qaeda or YOU?
For example, consider what local police forces have been doing: using the "War
on Terrorism" as an excuse, police forces throughout the nation have been expanding
their "intelligence units."
in point: the Maryland State Police has expanded its "intelligence unit" FIVE
FOLD since the attack of 9/11, and - according to Robert Dreyfuss, a
contributing editor of the Nation Magazine - what's happening in Maryland
is indicative of what's happening all across the nation. [Please see our article,
"The Events of September 11, 2001: What's Going on?"]
"From New York to Chicago, from Florida to California, police departments
are creating and strengthening intelligence units and anti-terrorism squads
... Some of the momentum is coming from police departments ... and some of
it is coming from the Feds, in an effort to create 'a seamless web' ... uniting
local law enforcement, the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community."
"(And) ... ALL THIS IS OCCURRING IN THE COMPLETE ABSENCE OF ANY ACTUAL
"In Maryland, FBI and police officials could not identify even one recorded
incident of terrorism in the state. And the same is true elsewhere. Chicago,
for instance, which is in the process of substantially relaxing restrictions
on police surveillance activity, has experienced zero incidents of terrorism
WHAT'S GOING ON?
What's going on then? Who are the police really targeting? David Mitchell,
superintendent of the Maryland State Police, says that they are "targeting"
EVERY DISSIDENT GROUP THEY COME ACROSS, building files and creating dossiers.
"We read their literature, we interview people who've attended their rallies.
A lot of stuff we collect, IT'S OFF THE INTERNET."
went on to say that when necessary, his police INFILTRATE ORGANIZATIONS AND
DEVELOP INFORMANTS INSIDE THEM. When Dreyfuss interviewed Mitchell, it was
only a week or so before a major protest in Washington against the International
Monetary Fund (IMF). Mitchell said:
"We'll have troops down there. We know there's a history of groups that are
hell-bent on violence, and we've got some intelligence activity going on there
... We're keeping our ear to the ground."
AL QAEDA IS NOT THE TARGET OF
THE "WAR ON TERRORISM:" YOU ARE
think about what Mitchell said here. Was he "targeting" Al Qaeda-type groups?
No! - plainly, he was "targeting" domestic groups, and not just any so-called
domestic group like the KKK, BUT GROUPS THAT ARE SPECIFICALLY ARRAYED AGAINST
GEORGE BUSH'S AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM - the kind of groups that
were demonstrating against the IMF in the spring of 2002 in Washington D.C.;
the same kind of groups that demonstrated against the WTO in Cancun recently.
[Please see our article, "We Are All Being Played for Suckers;" also, we URGE
you, if you have not already, to read our article on the WTO demonstration in
Cancun, "Lee Kyang: The Rich and the Poor! America and God;" please also see
our article, "The WTO and the Masses."]
it's not just Antipas that thinks "ordinary" citizens are being targeted; THAT'S
EVEN WHAT THE STAID NEW YORK TIMES THINKS AS WELL. INDEED, ACCORDING
TO SEVERAL INTERVIEWS AND A CONFIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM OBTAINED BY THE NEW YORK
TIMES, THE FBI HAS COLLECTED EXTENSIVE INFORMATION ON THE TACTICS, TRAINING
AND ORGANIZATION OF ANTI-WAR AND ANTI-GLOBALIST DEMONSTRATORS, AND HAS ALSO
ADVISED LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS TO REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
AT PROTESTS TO ITS COUNTER-TERRORISM SQUADS. Now, please carefully note
to whom local law enforcement officials are reporting this information: to the
FBI's counter-TERRORISM unit. Obviously, then, anti-globalists
and anti-war demonstrators are being treated as terrorists.
that say about Antipas? - we were at the IMF demonstrations in Washington in
2002. Are we a "domestic terrorist group" now? Is that what we are going to
be called for protesting against the obscene alliance the leaders of the church
have made with the American New World Order System? [Please see our article,
"A Woman Riding a Beast Going forth Conquering and to Conquer."]
Yes! - and it's going to happen to YOU too, unless you decide
to crawl into a corner somewhere and say nothing. But by crawling into that
corner and saying nothing you will have been - whether you realize it or not
- WINNOWED by God. And why is that? - because as disciples of
Christ we cannot stand aside and allow His name to be linked by the leaders
of our church to the inhumanity of the elites. If we fail to protest this, how
will it be possible any longer for us to call ourselves Christians? We will
have become TRAITORS to the name of Christ.
225,000 SEPARATE INDIVIDUAL TARGETS
And believe me here: the attack the elites are launching against their enemies
is all-encompassing; no one is being left off their "enemies list." Anyone and
everyone who has ever spoken out against them and their policies is being targeted
- and, as Dreyfuss suggests, all the law enforcement agencies of the country
are being enlisted in this attack. For example, in order to induce the cooperation
of local law enforcement in domestic spying, the federal government has pledged
billions of dollars in extra spending. Each state is being asked to conduct
a county-by-county assessment of potential terrorist groups in order to qualify
for the federal largesse. In each city and county, the police and sheriff's
department is being required to identify at least fifteen groups or individuals
as "targets" or "potential threat elements" (PTEs). The Justice Department has
said that they really don't care what is motivating each PTE, it could be "political,
RELIGIOUS, racial, environmental, or special interest."
There are 17,000 separate jurisdictions involved in the PTE program,
which translates into at least 255,000 individual "targets." And
that's the least amount of "targets." If tiny jurisdictions like Winnamuca,
Nevada and Bishop, California have to come up with fifteen "targets," one can
only imagine what a jurisdiction like Chicago, New York, Houston, L.A. etc.
will come up with. Undoubtedly, the "target" list runs into the millions and
Eee gads! Given these numbers, there certainly is a good chance that Antipas
is one of these "targets" (and, as a result, YOU are too), especially
when one considers the expansive way in which the government interprets the
word "terrorist" to mean anyone who speaks out against George Bush's American
New World Order System, or anyone who - according to the New York Times
- is involved in "suspicious activity at protests." The question fairly begs
to be asked. What is suspicious activity? - carrying a sign reading, "The Religious
Right and the Business Right: An Alliance Made in Hell?"
Very obviously - none of this has anything to do with Al Qaeda! AGAIN,
THE WAR ON TERRORISM IS JUST A RUSE THE ELITES ARE USING TO DO TO WHITE,
MIDDLE-CLASS AMERICANS WHO OPPOSE THEM WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN DOING FOR YEARS TO
BLACK DISSIDENTS UNDER THE RUBRIC OF THE "WAR ON DRUGS:" LOCK THEM UP AND THROW
AWAY THE KEYS; and it's coming straight at YOU (if
you protest what the government is up to, and - again - you MUST
if you want to continue calling yourself a Christian) replete with all the paraphernalia
that the black neighborhoods are so familiar: constant police surveillance,
police sweeps, police break-ins of private residences, road blocks designed
to harass and intimidate, traffic stops using made-up pretexts in order to run
a warrant search, etc., etc. You still don't see it? - well, let me enlighten
you further on this matter.
MAKING TRAVEL A PRIVILEGE
RATHER THAN A RIGHT
One of the most effective tools in controlling a population in a Police-State
is the ability of the police to impede a citizen's ability to freely move about,
and to subject him constantly to questions and background checks. Those of you
who have ever visited one of America's Third World client-states know what I'm
talking about here - like Colombia, Peru, etc. Roadblocks are everywhere! The
police are forever asking you for your personal papers and your I.D. And if
you stand around long enough at a roadblock - which is not a very smart thing
to do - you will every now and then see someone pulled out of a car or a bus,
roughly interrogated, and sometimes hauled away to who knows where.
Of course, all this has been going on for sometime now in the neighborhoods
of the poor - and I know what I'm speaking about here: I live in a very poor
neighborhood in Sacramento, and I cannot begin to tell you how often I have
been stopped at "police roadblocks" to undergo a "warrants check" on the flimsiest
of technicalities (defective tail light, mud on a license plate - anything will
do including looking at the police cross-eyed), and now all this is being expanded
to the middle-class. That's what the new screening system for airline passengers
is all about - AND IT MAKES WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING IN THE THIRD WORLD AND
IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE POOR LOOK "STONE-AGE" IN COMPARISON.
For example, take what Jamie Chapman of the WSWS news agency has discovered:
the TSA (the U.S. Transportation Security Agency) recently gave the go-ahead
for a new screening system at U.S. airports: the Computer Assisted Passenger
Prescreening program, known as CAPPS 2. The CAPPS 2 system involves a two-stage
process for determining who will be subjected to additional security checks
at airports, and who will be denied the right to fly. Denied the right to fly?
WOW! Chapman writes:
"CAPPS 2 REPRESENTS A MAJOR BUILDUP OF THE POLICE-STATE APPARATUS THAT
THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN DEVELOPING UNDER THE GUISE OF THE "WAR ON
TERROR." TURNING AIRPORTS INTO INTERNAL CHECKPOINTS, SIMILAR TO ROADBLOCKS,
IT CREATES A BLANKET SYSTEM FOR MONITORING AND CONTROLLING THE COMINGS AND
GOINGS OF CITIZENS AND NON-CITIZENS."
And what Chapman says is true: the TSA is setting up what amounts to be an
internal passport system just like the one the old Soviet Union had. They don't
call it that, of course, but it has the same effect. If you are a "good communist"
you can travel about freely; if you are not, you can't. TRAVEL BECOMES A
PRIVILEGE RATHER THAN A RIGHT - A PRIVILEGE THAT THE GOVERNMENT DOLLS OUT TO
ITS SYCOPHANTS AND TOADIES, AND DENIES TO THOSE WHO AREN'T TOEING THE PARTY-LINE.
ASSIGNING A NUMERICAL VALUE TO ALL TRAVELERS
As described by Chapman, stage one of the new CAPPS 2 system has the airlines
turn over each passenger's reservation data, including name, address, telephone
number, and even travel itinerary to the government, which will now also require
airlines to obtain the passenger's date of birth when he makes a reservation.
The data is given in turn to a private contractor, who checks it against large
databases developed commercially from public records and other sources such
as credit bureaus and marketing lists. Social Security numbers are added to
the passenger data from these records.
The contractor assigns a numerical value to each traveler, designed to rate
the likelihood that he is the person he says he is. The rating is passed back
to the TSA, which then cross-checks the information against federal "do-not-fly"
lists. Up until now the government has claimed that only suspected terrorists
were tracked. Now, however, the TSA has expanded the list to include supposedly
violent criminals. The TSA has not said whether a conviction or simply an arrest
will earn someone a place on the list, nor exactly what crimes are considered
This expansion of the list has the effect of making the detention of a passenger
seem more routine and even justified. Anyone targeted, either mistakenly or
strictly for their political activities, will be even more isolated as they
are being led away, since they will be assumed to be a common criminal. A common
criminal? - think how embarrassed people will be - YOU for instance!
- being pulled out of line and taken away. And remember here, under CAPPS 2
you're being pulled out of line not so much as the result of a so-called "random
search," but because you don't score high enough on the CAPPS 2. And what was
the reason for that? What will your friends be thinking?
GOOD TOADIES BECOME
Hand in hand with CAPPS 2 will come another program for "trusted travelers"
under which "good toadies" and "trusted sycophants" of the state can submit
their personal data - possible to include a fingerprint and retina scan - in
advance to the TSA, which will issue them an identity card that automatically
earns them "green status" when they check in. Chapman says,
"This creation of a preferred class of travelers will automatically throw
greater suspicion on those who have not obtained the special ID (i.e., the
"green pass"), adding to the pressure for people to participate. One would
expect that soon the identity card would be used in other business sectors
- perhaps to check into a hotel - as well."
Wow! - a "Green Card" - kind of like having a gold or platinum Visa card: something
that says, "I'm better than the rest of you. I don't have to stand in line like
the peons." One can only imagine the brown-nosing that will go on to get one
of those! - and the concomitant embarrassment that will accrue to those who
don't qualify for such a card!
WHAT WILL CHRISTIANS DO?
What will Christians do then, especially when so much "face" is involved? What
will they do when their business associates are passed through the security
gates at an airport because they possess "green passes" and they don't? The
pressure on Christians at this point to cave into the system, compromise their
faith, and obtain a "green pass" will be overwhelming. And, moreover, the pressure
to break off any relationship with a brother or sister in the Lord who has the
courage to stand up against the system will be enormous; after all, to continue
in such a relationship with a person like that could not help but jeopardize
one's "green status." And then what? [And, again, remember here, we're not talking
about some kind of imaginary Orwellian program to be implemented sometime in
the obscure future, but one that is being implemented right now! Indeed, Chapman
says THAT THE PROGRAM IS EXPECTED TO BE FULLY IMPLEMENTED BY THIS SUMMER.]
FORCING THE AIRLINES TO COMPLY
In the works for over a year, the implementation of CAPPS 2 has been delayed
because of passenger resistance to turning their personal information over to
the government. When Delta Airlines initially agreed to submit its passenger
data to use in testing the system, opponents of the plan set up a web site promoting
a boycott, and Delta withdrew. Then in September, when JetBlue Airways acknowledged
releasing 1.5 million passenger records to a military contractor, angry passengers
filed a class action lawsuit over the violation of their privacy.
Northwest Airlines, the fourth-largest U.S. carrier, has now admitted that
it secretly provided the government with three months of confidential passenger
data for use in a security project for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's
(NASA) Ames Research Center. The reservation data covered the period from October
to December 2001, when close to 11 million people traveled on the airline. As
recently as September 23, 2003, Northwest denied that it had turned over the
information, but last week admitted it had done so. The lying never seems
To overcome public opposition to providing such data to the government, the
TSA has indicated it will order all airlines to uniformly turn over the requested
information. In the meantime, it will conduct tests using data that European
airlines have agreed to provide, despite concerns about violations of European
Union privacy rules - AND THAT'S PRECISELY WHAT ALL THE FUSS WAS ABOUT A
FEW WEEKS AGO WHEN BRITISH FLIGHTS OUT OF LONDON'S HEATHROW AIRPORT AND FRENCH
FLIGHTS OUT OF PARIS' CHARLES DEGAULLE AIRPORT WERE CANCELED.
effect, the Europeans were being told "SUBMIT" or don't fly to
the United States. There was never any terrorist threat, as the government cryptically
suggested to the media; that was just for public consumption. The Americans
were playing a game of "hardball" with the Europeans, and the Europeans knew
it. It was infuriating! But there was nothing they could do - flights in and
out of the United States are the most lucrative in the world, and the Europeans
simply cannot afford to be cut out of this market. So they submitted. When "hardball"
is the game, the Europeans don't have a chance with the Americans. The Europeans
can win only when the Americans let them win. They just simply don't have the
muscle to oppose the Americans. [Please see our article, "Europe vs. America."]
Once the Europeans fall into line, then the government can begin working on
the American airlines: "Look, the Europeans are doing it - and their privacy
rules are much more stringent than ours - so you can safely do it as well."
No definite information is being released on the specific criteria established
for assigning a "red" or "yellow" rating. In addition to being an extensive
identity check, the stage one numerical rating incorporates an assessment of
whether the traveler is "rooted in the community." Does this mean that someone
without a long credit or shopping history will be considered a high risk, which
means anyone who uses cash rather than credit or debit cards? Now stop and think
about the implications of that for those of you who think you can outsmart the
government by using only cash - USE CASH ONLY AND YOU RISK BEING ASSIGNED
A "YELLOW" OR "RED" RATING FOR NOT BEING "ROOTED IN THE COMMUNITY." Then
go ahead and try traveling around the country and see how far you get.
Will those who recently moved be more likely to be denied the right to travel
than those who have not? How this is determined remains secret, supposedly to
prevent terrorists from figuring out how to "work" the system.
secrecy invites abuse - and, in fact, IT HAS BEEN SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO
ACCOMMODATE ABUSE! The government can "target" political opponents to be
put in the "red" category without having to make any accounting for the action.
Someone who finds himself banned from travel has no recourse. In truly KAFKAESQUE
fashion, he cannot find out how his name got on the "do-not-fly" list, nor how
he would be able to get it removed. He may suspect the reason why he is on the
"do-not-fly" list, but he cannot know for sure. The TSA claims it will have
an ombudsman to whom those who feel they have been erroneously subjected to
restrictions can complain, but there is no indication as to what authority the
ombudsman will actually have. [Please see our article, "Now Is The Time To Do
Something; It May Be Too Late Tomorrow" for an ominous explanation of "Kafkaesque."]
TSA spokesmen expect that the new system will reduce the number of passengers
subjected to additional searches from the current 14 percent to as low as 5
percent. However, the computerized background and criminal record checks are
expected to significantly increase the number of people who are denied permission
to fly. And be clear here, your association with Antipas is not going to help
you in the years to come. If you have ever spoken out against the government,
if you have ever attended an anti-globalist rally, if you have ever demonstrated
against any of the institutions of the American New World Order System - the
IMF, the World Bank, or the WTO - expect that someday soon you will receive
a "yellow" or "red" rating.
Speaking specifically concerning CAPPS 2, Nat Hentoff of the Village Voice
"(CAPPS 2) ... is not the innocuous, though annoying, collection of information
done by telemarketers and other so-called solicitors that is used to deluge
our postal boxes and computer accounts with targeted junk mail. This is a
compilation of private information, from various sources, that you may not
want collected and distributed without you knowledge or consent ... Once this
coloring scheme (i.e., green, yellow and red) is in place, why limit it to
airline passengers? To maximize homeland security, the government could extend
this system to railroad depots, bus stations and beyond.
CARS, BRIDGES, TUNNELS, AND TOLLWAYS
And Hentoff is right! - if turning airports into "internal security checkpoints"
is REAL now, can establishing checkpoints for private cars passing
through bridges, tunnels, and expressway toll booths be far behind? Those who
have earned a "green rating" will, no doubt, be issued an electronic pass; all
others will have to stop and submit to a "search" to get through - analogous
to the search at airports for those passengers having a "yellow rating."
At this point, if you have a "red rating," you might as well push your car
over a cliff and start "hoofing" it. So much for those Christians who think
they can wait around until the last moment to flee. How are they going to get
out of the United States, or even travel from city to city? Walk? - all the
way to the Canadian border from Memphis, Sacramento, St. Louis, Columbus, etc.?
Again, as Chapman says, there is a direct parallel between what happened in
the old Soviet Union and the East Bloc to what is happening today in the United
States. The government is imposing internal travel restrictions on the American
people, and in doing so, it is essentially following the Soviet textbook. That's
what Hentoff thinks too! He writes:
Once a computer system is developed, by its very nature, it's child's play
to share its results across a broad range of groups, in this case, government
agencies. We would then be constantly screened through a network of government
checkpoints, which, ironically, is an image often ominously mocked in American
movies as part of a Communist or fascist nation's modus operandi."
"In his new book, Terrorism, Freedom, and Security: Winning Without War,
Harvard Law School professor Philip Heymann, a former deputy U.S. attorney
general, warns about the coming of a NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE STATE 'where
information about citizens is gathered extremely broadly and the activities
of the intelligence agencies are unconstrained'."
Hentoff says that we are almost there! - and God help all those who oppose
George Bush's American New World Order System when we finally arrive.
GO TO A DEMONSTRATION; GET A
BEATING; AND GET A "RED RATING"
Moreover, it's not just travel restrictions - ala the old Soviet Union
- but demonstrations and the "right of assembly" that are under attack by the
elites as well, again, using the "War on Terrorism" as the mechanism to do so.
Indeed, the police and the FBI are flooding demonstrations with "agents" taking
pictures of demonstrators and ADDING THEM TO THEIR DATA BASES - THE
SAME DATA BASES THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS INTENDING TO USE TO ESTABLISH WHO AMONG
THE POPULATION WILL BE ISSUED "GREEN RATINGS" FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF TRAVEL,
AND WHO WILL BE ISSUED "RED RATINGS."
And believe me, the government is clamping down on demonstrators and protesters
with great violence and brutality. It's like nothing experienced by
protesters in the past - not even during the 1960s. Jeremy Scahill,
a producer and correspondent for the nationally syndicated radio and
TV program "Democracy Now!" (www.democracynow.org)
describes the police violence in Miami:
"We were loading our video equipment into the trunk of our car when a fleet
of ... cops sped up and formed a semi-circle around us. The lead cop was Miami
police chief John Timoney, the former police commissioner of Philadelphia.
Timoney has a reputation for BRUTALITY and HATRED
of protesters of any kind. He calls them 'punks', 'knuckleheads', and a whole
slew of expletives. He coordinated the brutal police response to the mass
protests at the Republican National Convention. [And Antipas was there complete
with our sign, 'THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT AND THE BUSINESS RIGHT: AN ALLIANCE
MADE IN HELL'] ..."
ALL THE LYING THAT GOES ON! WILL IT EVER END?
Scahill said that Timoney continued to harass them for some time, and then
with a flurry left with his gang of paramilitaries. Scahill continued:
"... on the news (that night), Chief Timoney spoke (to the TV audience) in
sober tones about the tear gas that demonstrators fired at his officers. No
that is not a typo. Timoney said the protesters were the ones launching the
tear gas ..."
What a bold-faced liar Timoney is! How casually he lies here! - and that very
casualness gives evidence as to how pervasive lying has become in America's
police forces. Stop and think about what Timoney said here! The protesters had
fired tear gas at the police? That's nonsense! The police are the only ones
who had tear gas. What does Timoney take the citizens of Miami for? - Fools?
Yes! - that's EXACTLY what he takes them for!
Sadly, the very culture that the police are a part of in the United States
- like the police forces in America's client-states - encourages lying and dishonesty
at a very fundamental level. One becomes inured to it: charged as the police
are to uphold the rule of law and help citizens on the one hand, and brutalize
the poor on the other, they lie to themselves about what they are doing in order
to bridge the two contradictory worlds they bestride, and that lying manifests
itself in how they conduct their "official" lives. This may shock most middle-class
Americans, but it certainly doesn't shock the denizens of the underclass. They
are lied to and lied about by the police all the time.
That's what happened with Donovan Jackson and that's what happened with Nathaniel
Jones: THINK OF ALL THE MASSIVE AMOUNT OF LYING THAT MUST HAVE GONE ON TO
COVER UP WHAT BOTH THE L.A. POLICE AND THE CINCINNATI POLICE HAD DONE. More
than seventeen cops were involved in L.A. - cops who had plainly seen what had
happened, but who lied about it; and the same thing is true for Cincinnati.
All these cops knew they were lying. But they did so anyway, and probably justified
it in their minds by believing that they were "SERVING THE GREATER GOOD"
- kind of the way the SS did at Auschwitz. And this happens over and over and
over again in the neighborhoods of the poor, and this is why the police are
so disliked in those neighborhoods - not because the poor are animals, as the
mainline media portrays the situation on TV shows like "Cops."
THE MIAMI POLICE: A PARAMILITARY GROUP
"... After the Miami protests, no one should call what Timoney runs in Miami
a police force. IT'S A PARAMILITARY GROUP (like the kind one would
expect to find in Colombia) - thousands of soldiers, dressed in Khaki uniforms
with full black body armor and gas masks, marching in unison through the streets,
banging batons against their shields, chanting, 'back ... back ... back'.
There were armored personnel carriers and helicopters.
"The forces fired indiscriminately into crowds of unarmed protesters. Scores
of people were hit with skin-piercing rubber bullets; thousands were gassed
with an array of chemicals. On several occasions, police fired loud concussion
grenades into the crowds. Police shocked people with electric tazers. Demonstrators
were shot in the back as they retreated. One young person's apparent crime
was holding his fingers in a peace sign in front of the troops. They shot
him multiple times, including once in the stomach at point blank range.
"My colleagues and I spent several days in the streets, going from conflict
to conflict. We saw no attempts by any protesters to attack a business or
a corporation ... Even the Black Bloc youth, who have a reputation for wanting
to smash everything up, were incredibly restrained and focused ..."
This is incredible! These are the kind of police tactics one would expect to
see in a dictatorship - and it has made MONSTERS out of those
charged with carrying out these tactics: that's what one of our readers - a
former police officer in the New York Police Department (NYPD) - wrote to us
before resigning from that force. He knew what he was becoming, and he found
that he couldn't reconcile his Christianity with what he was really charged
to do: INTIMIDATE and BRUTALIZE the poor in the
interests of the elites - people like Alan Greenberg, Richard Grasso, Kenneth
Langone, etc. INTIMIDATE and BRUTALIZE - this certainly
is what was happening in Miami.
THE METHODICAL USE OF FORCE BY THE POLICE
Scahill goes on, describing one of many episodes of police violence:
"The police methodically marched in a long column directly at the ... protesters
who believed they had a right to protest. They fired indiscriminately at the
crowds. One person had a part of her ear blown off. Another was shot in the
forehead. I got shot twice, once in the back, another time in the leg. John
Hamilton from the Workers Independent News Service, was hit in the neck by
a pepper-spray pellet - a small ball that explodes into a white powder. After
a few moments, he began complaining that his neck was burning from the powder.
We doused him in water, but the burning continued. When I tried to ask the
police what the powder was, they told me to 'mind myself'.
"Eventually, the police forced the dissipating group of protesters into one
of the poorest sections of Miami, surrounding them on all sides. We stood
there in the streets with the eerie feeling of a high-noon showdown. Except
that there were hundreds of them with guns and dozens of us with cameras and
banners. They fired gas and rubber bullets at us as they moved in. All of
us realized we had nothing to do but run. We scattered down side streets and
alleys, ducking as we fled. Eventually, we made it out.
"The next day, we went to a midday rally outside the Dade County Jail where
more than 150 people were being held prisoner. It was a peaceful assembly
of about 300 people. The crowd sang 'We all live in a failed democracy' to
the tune of 'We all live in a yellow Submarine'. They chanted, 'Free the Prisoners,
Not Free trade' and 'Take off your riot gear, there ain't no riot here'.
"Representatives of the protesters met with the police officials at the scene.
The activists said they would agree to remain in a parking lot across the
street from the jail if the police would call off the swelling presence of
the riot police. They reached an agreement, or so the police said. As the
demonstration continued, the numbers of fully armed troops grew. They announced
that people had three minutes to disperse from the 'unlawful assembly'. Even
though the police violated their agreement, the protesters complied. A group
of five activists led by Puppetista David Solnit informed the police they
would not leave. The police began arresting them. But that was not enough.
The police then attacked the dispersing crowd, chasing about 30 people into
a corner. They shoved them to the ground and beat them. They gassed them at
close range ..."
THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS
LIKE TODAY IN AMERICA
"THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE - THOUSANDS OF SOLDIERS, CALLING THEMSELVES
POLICE, DEPLOYED IN U.S. CITIES TO PROTECT THE POWER BROKERS FROM THE MASSES.
(PARAMILITARIES) ... LIKE JOHN TIMONEY ROAM FROM CITY TO CITY ORGANIZING MILITIAS
TO HUNT THE (SO-CALLED) DANGEROUS RADICALS WHO THREATEN GOOD ORDER."
[NOTE: It isn't as if there can be any question as to what
really happened in Miami - "Independent Media" has documented on film EVERYTHING
that occurred (please contact "Independent Media, Miami" or the "Workers Independent
News Service;" please also see Bill Moyer's website on www.pbs.org for a video
of what happened). The "mainline media" simply did not report on any of this.
What happened in Miami was "off-limits" to the corporate media; it was largely
ignored - as if ignoring it would make it all go away.]
JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG
is just the tip of the iceberg on what's going on today. Where will it all end?
- ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF CHIEF JUSTICE RHENQUIST'S COMMENT THE OTHER DAY
THAT MANY OF THE "RIGHTS" THAT ORDINARY AMERICANS THINK THEY HAVE ARE NOT REALLY
GUARANTEED TO THEM BY THE CONSTITUTION! Wow! - what does Rhenquist mean
And we've only been talking about the government's efforts to suppress street
demonstrators, impose travel restrictions, and reconfigure and expand police
intelligence units. But a lot more than just that is going on.
For instance, How many of you know about the government's plan to operate a
"Phoenix Program" in the United States? [Please see our articles, "The Death
Squads: Bringing in the Kingdom of God through Terror, Torture, and Death" and
"Christian Evangelicals and the Death Squads: Oh What a Tangled Web We Are Weaving
according to Douglas Valentine, who has written extensively on the Phoenix Program,
they exist. In an article entitled "Phoenix And The Anatomy Of Terror" Valentine
alleges that the government is in the process of setting up a "counter-terrorist"
program as an integral part of Governor Tom Ridge's "Department of Homeland
Security." If that is true, than God help us all.
The program that the government is setting up will be run very much in the
same way that Phoenix was run in South Vietnam. Phoenix consisted of a massive
"gulag" of secret interrogation centers and "holding facilities throughout South
Vietnam's 44 provinces. Four regional centers were also built, and a National
Interrogation Center (NIC) was established in Saigon which I visited on many
occasions as an intelligence officer attached to the ill-famed 525th Intelligence
The author - S.R. Shearer - as an intelligence officer at the Phoenix
training center in Vung Tau, South Vietnam. In 1969 and 1970
the author became peripherally involved in the Phoenix Program
in Vietnam as an intelligence officer attached to the infamous
525th Intelligence Group.
The program was run essentially by a cadre of "secret police" advised by the
CIA and American military intelligence officers. Informants were recruited in
every district, village, and hamlet in Vietnam. On the basis of an accusation
made by a single anonymous informant, a VC suspect or sympathizer could be arrested
and detained indefinitely. They were held until they confessed (often under
torture); and then they were sent to Stalinist internal security tribunals (like
the one at Guantanamo) for "further disposition." [And it should be noted in
this connection that hundreds of "holding facilities" are being set up all over
the country now - that is NOT just a rumor, that's a fact (more
about that in a later article).]
Valentine says that like the Phoenix Program, the government will establish
field offices in the 50 states and all of America's major cities. In order to
achieve its elusive goal of "internal security," the Department of Homeland
Security, like Phoenix, will need to extend its informant nets throughout the
country - all this in addition to what local police forces are doing.
Inevitably, EVERY town will probably be required to form a committee
which will be comprised of citizens that the Department of Homeland Security
has deemed "politically reliable." The job of these committees will be to process
reports by "concerned citizens" (i.e., informants) about the activities of "suspected
citizens." Perhaps once a week these reports will be forwarded to the Department
of Homeland Security Committee at the county level. The county committee will
review the reports and send the most urgent ones to the state committee. At
each level, the reports will be filtered through an ideological filter, AND
EVENTUALLY THERE WILL COME A TIME WHEN ALL THOSE WHO DO DON'T MAKE IT THROUGH
THE "FILTERING PROCESS" WILL RECEIVE A KNOCK ON THEIR DOOR LATE AT NIGHT, AND
THEY WILL BE "DISAPPEARED."
YOU'RE EITHER "FOR US" OR "AGAINST US"
What makes such a system especially dangerous is that Attorney General John
Ashcroft has vowed to "arrest and detain any suspected terrorist who has violated
the law," and has further promised "airtight surveillance" of them - but has
yet to define what a "suspected terrorist" is. This is what happened in Vietnam
too. There was never any consensus about the definition of a VC sympathizer
- WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE CAPPS 2 PROGRAM WHERE, ACCORDING
TO JAMIE CHAPMAN, THE CRITERIA THAT CAPPS 2 IS USING TO DEFINE WHO GETS A "GREEN"
PASS, AND WHO ARE ISSUED "YELLOW" AND "RED" PASSES IS LEFT PURPOSEFULLY VAGUE.
The definition of who is and who is not a "suspected terrorist" is tacitly
understood by the security forces as a person who is either "for us" or "against
us." Moreover, it isn't enough to be just "for us" in a passive sense; one has
to be actively "against them." So the definition of a "terrorist suspect" is
deliberately left open, paving the way for political repression.
NEW POLICE POWERS
is to say nothing about all the other new "Police-State powers" the government
has arrogated unto itself recently, such as the new and massive increase of
government surveillance; the "militarization of the police;" the "right" of
the government to wiretap a phone, monitor email and Internet usage, search
a home or business, and seize documents all without a warrant; the government's
new "right" to arrest people without charges and hold them indefinitely (i.e.,
the "right" to "disappear" people); the increasing effort by the government
to blur the wall between the police functions of the state and its intelligence
functions, and so forth and so on. [Please see our article, "The Birth of a
Christian Police State," "Ashcroft: Making a List of Dissenters," and "John
Ashcroft, Theodore Olson and the New National Security State."]
DOES ANY OF THIS
HAVE TO DO WITH AL QAEDA?
Now, come on! - what does any of this have to do with Al Qaeda? Nothing at
all! What it has to do with is controlling the population as more and more Americans
families slip out of the middle-class and descend into poverty as the "cast-offs"
of the American New World Order System.
what the elites aim at is controlling that portion of the American population
their greed and avarice have ruined: the anti-globalists, those who protest
the elite's ruinous economic policies at the anti-WTO, anti-IMF, anti-World
Bank, anti-FTAA demonstrations all over the world - and the "War on Terror"
is the ruse they use to hide behind in order to justify BRUTALIZING
the populations they are seeking to control.
THESE ARE THE TACTICS THE
U.S. USES IN THE THIRD WORLD
"This is what democracy looks like today (in the United States)."
Historian Edward S. Herman agrees; he writes:
"Just as the United States trained Latin American military and police in
methods of fighting against 'populism' (citizen protest) in their countries
... so a large, well-trained, and ruthless police is needed in the home country
as it pushes a (ruinous economic) ... agenda that is contrary to the interests
of the vast majority."
Again, what's happening here is - as growing numbers of American workers are
DISGORGED from the economy as "human trash" - serious, internal
dissent is beginning to materialize against the elites, and not just in the
neighborhoods of the poor, but in white, middle-class neighborhoods as well
and on college campuses across the country.
Unfortunately, what this swelling dissent is doing is prodding the elites to
HURRY ALONG their construction of an internal Police-State in
order to cower into submission those the economy has DISGORGED,
and force them to accept their lot as "human trash."
And the tactics that the elites are using here in this country are EXACTLY
the same Police-State tactics the elites use to force the poor in their client
states to accept a similar fate. If it works in Lagos, in Buenos Aires, in Mexico
City, in Bogota, etc., why not in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, etc.
In other words, what the elites are doing is imposing on the citizens of this
country the same kind of ruthless dictatorship that they have imposed on America's
client-state populations abroad in order to force, as Herman puts it -
"... THE MASSES TO SERVE THEIR MASTERS QUIETLY AND WITHOUT PROTEST."
THERE IS NO WAY THIS
OPPRESSION CAN BE STOPPED
Now in all of this, one should understand something: THERE IS NO WAY THIS
OPPRESSION CAN BE STOPPED. No matter what happens in the coming election,
it will continue, even if Bush loses and Kerry is elected.
The very real fact of the matter is, we live in a SHAM DEMOCRACY,
and all Kerry is, is BUSH-LITE. KERRY IS COMMITTED TO THE AMERICAN
NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM EVERY BIT AS MUCH AS BUSH IS. Both Kerry and Bush
recognize the fact that there is simply no way any longer that the United States
can pull back from its New World Order System. Things have advanced too far
for that. The fact is, American corporations are too "invested" in the Third
World to ever get out now. According to Pete Dolack, the difference between
Bush and Kerry insofar as the American New World Order System is concerned is
tactical, not strategic. Bush believes that the way to rule is through the use
of the naked fist; to continually attack; to extract the maximum at all times
with no mercy. Kerry, on the other hand, prefers timely conciliatory gestures.
Kerry thinks that you can't continually press down on people. If you make client-state
populations and workers in the United States too desperate, they will eventually
fight back, feeling they have nothing to lose. Therefore, it's better to push
when and where you can, but also be prepared to make concessions at other points
as a safety valve. Sometimes you only have to give a little. At rare times major
concessions have to be given to keep the "empire" intact.
Besides, over time you can always take your concessions back. Better to give
up something when you must to release pent-up pressures and to give working
people in the United States - as well as the Europeans and America's client-state
populations - the illusion that the American New World Order System works for
them too. After all, concessions are never forever. Once the upsurge in street-level
protest dissipates, you can always start taking the concessions back.
WHAT COUNTS TO BOTH BUSH AND KERRY IS KEEPING
THE AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM INTACT
What counts to the "leading lights" of the Republican and Democratic Parties
are not social issues - i.e., abortion, the flag, gay marriage, the pledge of
allegiance, religion, etc. (they might count to the "plebes" in both parties,
but not to Kerry or Bush); TO POLITICOS LIKE BUSH AND KERRY, THE CULTURE
WAR IS USEFUL ONLY INSOFAR AS IT OBSCURES WHAT BOTH BUSH AND KERRY SEE AS IMPORTANT:
THE PRESERVATION AND EXPANSION OF THE AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM. So
the empire will continue no matter who wins.
The problem is, while social issues in the United States like gay marriage
can still obscure what's really happening to large numbers of ordinary Americans,
in the Third World and in Europe, the American New World Order System has become
so UNPOPULAR that the half measures that Kerry and his Democratic
followers would undoubtedly adopt would only serve to make matters worse. It's
too late to pacify these masses anymore - whether in the Middle East, Central
Asia, Latin America, Africa, etc. Only the IRON FIST will do now.
A Kerry win and the attendant conciliatory foreign police of a Kerry administration
would only serve to muck things up so badly that at the end of four years, the
electorate would turn to Bush (or his successor) in SPADES.
addition, the expansion of gay rights, radical feminism, abortion rights, and
the concomitant diminution of religion from the "public arena" that would inevitably
accompany a Kerry win would create a firestorm among conservative Christians
that would undoubtedly make anything Clinton faced from evangelical Christians
look like child's play. After all, while these social issues don't mean much
to either the elites in the Democratic Party nor the elites in the Republican
Party, they certainly do to the "plebes" in both parties. And when all this
is added together with a "weak" foreign policy and the inevitable cringing and
"cow-towing" to the Europeans and the United Nations that would go with a Kerry
presidency, it would only add to the rage of ordinary Americans. When the Republicans
and the Christian Right come back after a Kerry presidency, they will come back
"loaded for bear." [Please see our article "Irreconcilable Differences."]
My hope, of course, is that Kerry would win; it would "buy" us four more years
to prepare for the inevitable. But I don't think that will happen, especially
in light of the RAGE the gay marriage controversy is generating
in most ordinary Americans - the denials of liberals notwithstanding. Too many
people are blinded by that issue, and will - as a result - vote for Bush. So,
chances are that Bush will win; one way or another, he will win, AND THEN
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
LOOK AT THE FACTS; LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING
to me here, dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, we could sit around for months
on end discussing this or that "end times scenario;" we could talk about amillennialism
vs. pre-millennialism (or even post-millennialism); we could talk about the
Rapture - "pre," "mid," and "post;" maybe even whether Bush is the anti-Christ
or not; or how many angels can dance on the head of a needle, etc. BUT NONE
OF THAT IS RELEVANT HERE! Now, don't misunderstand me: theology is important,
and I believe that the theology that Antipas presents on the pages of this website
is correct, and not really open for debate. The Bible isn't that difficult to
understand if one applies himself to do so; it was, after all, written to be
understood by the "common man." [Please see our "Statement of Faith."]
But theology per se does not change any of the facts that we've been
discussing in this article: the war the elites are waging against the poor;
the clampdown on our right to assemble and protest the policies of the government;
the increasing restrictions on our right to travel, the new and massive increase
of government surveillance; the "militarization of the police;" the "right"
of the government to wiretap a phone, monitor email and Internet usage, search
a home or business, and seize documents all without a warrant; the government's
"new right" to arrest people without charges and hold them indefinitely (i.e.,
the "right" to "disappear" people); the increasing effort by the government
to blur the wall between the police functions of the state and its intelligence
functions, and so forth and so on.
These facts are not matters of theology and endless speculation. What we've
been talking about here is REAL: the transformation of the United
States from a democracy into a dictatorship. To speculate over this reality
is just plain stupid. These facts are all verifiable. They are not open to speculation;
to theological discussion.
GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN
Brothers and sisters, listen to me here: the very real fact of the matter is,
THE UNITED STATES IS FAST BECOMING ONE HUGE TRAP READY TO SPRING ON ALL THOSE
WHO FAIL TO RECOGNIZE IT AS SUCH, AND WHO FAIL TO GET AWAY AS FAST AS THEY CAN
- and once the clampdown begins, there is not much that one can do anymore.
Of course, people who have never seen or lived through such a clampdown think
that that's being "defeatist" and "pessimistic." That's what Jews in Germany
thought in the 1930s too. Moreover, they thought that if things really did get
bad, there would be enough time for them to get out. They had no real idea how
fast Germany would slide from a democracy to a dictatorship.
their failure to rightly assess their precarious situation stemmed largely from
the fact that THEY DIDN'T REALLY WANT TO GO. Leaving Germany and everything
they had worked for there - as well as family and friends - was simply too much
for them to bear. [Please see our article, "Re-Thinking Our Mission: How Shall
We Organize To Resist?"]
As a result, they PURPOSEFULLY chose to underestimate the danger
they were facing, and, what's worse - many of them urged others in their community
to do the same. And more than that, all the talk by these men and women about
remaining in Germany and fighting Hitler "from within" the country was equally
disingenuous. NONE OF THEM REALLY INTENDED TO DO ANYTHING OTHER THAN TO "LIE
LOW" AND LET THINGS "BLOW OVER."
And that's PRECISELY what most Christians in the United States
- even some who are associated with Antipas - think as well. Again, they are
PURPOSEFULLY underestimating the danger they're in, and they are
doing it largely because if they truthfully and objectively measured the danger
that is enveloping them, they would be compelled to take action that they are
not prepared or are too frightened to take - and they cover their fear with
a lot of empty talk about "fighting from within" and saying that if things really
do begin to go bad, there will be enough time to get out. But it's all just
one excuse piled on another to absolve them of their failure to act, each excuse
carefully positioned in the pile to reinforce the other.
The Bible says:
"... COME OUT OF HER (i.e., Babylon), my people, that ye be
not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (Rev. 18:4)
It doesn't say "Stay and fight;" it says "Get out!" - and that's EXACTLY
what we should do! Think about that! - no such warning was ever given to Christians
living in the old Soviet Union, or in China, or in any of the nations of the
Islamic world; only to Christians in the United States. Now that's heavy! That's
Like David before us, we need to "depart thence" (from the United States) and
escape to ADULLAM'S CAVE.
"David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and
when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, THEY WENT DOWN
THITHER TO HIM.
"AND EVERY ONE THAT WAS IN DISTRESS, AND EVERY ONE THAT WAS IN DEBT,
AND EVERY ONE THAT WAS DISCONTENTED, GATHERED THEMSELVES UNTO HIM ..."
(1 Sam. 21:14-22:2)
what Canada is to us! - ADULLAM'S CAVE! - where the "crazies"
and the "ner-do-wells" (1 Sam. 21:14-22:2) can "gather themselves unto Him."
And it seems that there is quite a number that are making plans to do so. [We
URGE you - if you have not already - to take the time and read
our article, "A Plan Of Action For Antipas Ministries."]
A STRING OF CHRISTIAN KIBBUTZIMS
And it's not just people from the United States that are coming, but from everywhere.
We hope to train, build and team them all up, and then send them out into the
world with the "GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM." [Please see our last article,
"Re-Thinking Our Mission: How Shall We Organize to Resist?"]
addition, we will work to replicate what we are doing in Canada in other countries
as well - to establish a worldwide "string of Christian kibbutzims" that we
can then use as "bases" to reach out into local communities and establish "house
THERE IS A WORLD TO BE REACHED
"Behold, I say unto you, LIFT UP YOUR EYES, and look on the
fields; for they are white already to harvest." (John 4:35)
And He continued:
"... the harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
"Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers
into his harvest." (Matt. 9:37-38)
And so I say unto you all, LIFT UP YOUR EYES. Don't be left behind.
You can be left behind, you know! Don't think that God won't; He will! For instance,
after the "rich young ruler" turned down the "calling" of Christ on his life,
Christ left him and never returned. (cf. Luke 18:18-25)
I said in my article, "The Power of Self-Sacrifice: Taking Up Your Cross and
Following Him," I realize that some of you feel you must "tie up loose ends"
here before you can go. But again, I warn you, depending on what you mean by
that, that is a dangerous thing to do. But if you must, then get on with it
NOW - and as you do so, remember us who are going on before
you. We're going to need all the FINANCIAL help we can get
from you - but in return, we will, in a very real way, be preparing a place
(a refuge) for you.
God bless you all!
We need your help to spread the word concerning Antipas Ministries and the
eschatological viewpoint it represents; WE NEED YOUR
HELP BECAUSE WE DO NOT "LINK" WITH OTHER SO-CALLED "CHRISTIAN"
WEBSITES which are, for the most part, "in the tank"
insofar as their loyalty to the United States is concerned
- a loyalty that has made them partners in the BLOODY
trail the American military has left in its TERROR-RIDDEN
rampage throughout the world, as well as making them partners
in the abject poverty that American corporations have
imposed on the peoples and nations the American military
machine has ravaged - A BLOODY, TERROR-RIDDEN RAMPAGE
THAT HAS TO A LARGE DEGREE BEEN CARRIED OUT IN THE NAME
OF THE "PRINCE OF PEACE." [Please see our articles,
"The Third World
as a Model for the New World Order," Inside
the American New World Order System" and "The
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