THE RACIAL SPOILS SYSTEM THE
An impossible load
This means that so-called "working-class whites" - which constitute only about 46% of America's total population (as compared to a 30% minority population and another 24% of the population that skates unscathed past this system - i.e., "elite whites") - MUST ALONE BEAR THE UNPLEASANT EFFECTS OF AMERICA'S "RACIAL SPOILS SYSTEM:" That is 46% of the population (NOT 70%) bearing the racial sins of the entire nation, a patently unfair outcome given the fact that their participation in America's "good life" has always been marginal at best.
Poor whites: described as the "Forgotten poor in Michigan;" labeled the "White Scourge" in Texas; and called "Dixie's Forgotten People" in the South.
MOREOVER, THE INJUSTICE OF THIS OUTCOME IS DOUBLED INSOFAR AS WHITE MALES ARE CONCERNED when one takes into account the fact that white females are also "hallowed" participants in this "spoils system." When this is taken into consideration, THE ILL-EFFECTS OF AMERICA'S RACIAL (AND GENDER) ORIENTED "SPOILS SYSTEM" FALLS ON ONLY 23% OF THE POPULATION, SPECIFICALY, WHITE, MALE BUBBAS.
It's in light of this "injustice" that several months ago Glenn Beck, a popular conservative TV "talk-show" host with a large national following, appeared on Fox & Friends and made a statement that terrified many viewers; he warned ominously that a "Bubba Revolution" was brewing:
"We're looking at civil unrest in the United States. You need to prepare. This is something that could be ... really dangerous ..."
Beck says his friends in the military and the FBI share his fear - i.e., that civil unrest caused by the economic downturn could precipitate a civil war between what he calls the "bubbas" and the United States government. Laying out his scenario, Beck suggested that the military is preparing for a situation where -
"... something happens down on the border. You've got the rancher who is protecting his land, people [i.e., Mexicans] are starting to come over ... there's a shot fired, it ignites things. ATF, FBI come in and arrest that rancher. How many people are going to say, 'Wait a minute ... You people knew this was going on and you did nothing to protect us'."
Naturally enough, most liberals chalk this kind of talk up as the inane "ramblings" of America's "White Trash." Matt Wray, a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Fellow at Harvard University, describes how liberals view "White Trash:"
"White Trash. For ... [liberals], the name evokes images of trailer parks, homegrown meth labs, and beat up Camaros, rural poor whites with too many kids and not enough government cheese. It's a putdown for the down and out and white. White trash is the name given to those whites who don't make it, either because they're too lazy or too stupid. On the other hand, white trash these days sometimes gets used as a badge of honor. Much like the way African American youth turned the despised word 'nigga' into a word expressing pride and solidarity and the way that GLBT activists have turned 'queer' into a source of dignity and respect, some white youth now use the term to signal rebelliousness and cultural difference."
John Goodman and Roseanne Barr
"And there is another popular use of the term as well. It's sometimes used to name the rich and famous when they act badly or misbehave. So, despite her millions, Paris Hilton can be called white trash for her pornographic lifestyle, and George Clooney can tell us, in a self-mocking kind of way, that he's really just white trash. This trend, like so much else in the world of white trash, was probably started by Roseanne Barr, who once famously said, 'We're America's worst nightmare'!"
ROSEANNE BARR IS RIGHT - AND LIBERALS ARE MAKING A HUGE MISTAKE IN "WRITING OFF" WHAT GLEN BECK IS SAYING HERE, AND THE DANGER IT POSES INSOFAR AS THE LEFT IN THIS COUNTRY IS CONCERNED. THIS IS WHAT THE FOLLOWING 9-PART ARTICLE IS ABOUT: THE COMING "BUBBA REVOLUTION."
AS YOU READ THIS ARTICLE, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT MUCH OF THE DIVISION BETWEEN POOR WHITES, POOR BLACKS AND POOR LATINOS IS THE RESULT OF A VERY PURPOSEFUL EFFORT BY THE ELITES TO "DIVIDE AND CONQUER" THEIR OPPOSITION: AN EFFORT THAT FINDS SUCH ELITE ORGANIZATIONS AS THE FORD AND ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATIONS FUNDING SUCH EXTREME LATINO GROUPS AS LA RAZA AND MEChA, WHILE HELPING OTHER ELITE GROUPS SUCH AS PEW FIND A CIRCUITOUS WAY TO FUND EXTREME, RIGHT-WING, WHITE ORGANIZATIONS, AND CARNEGIE TO FIND A WAY TO FUND VARIOUS BLACK ORGANIZATIONS. CHRISTIANS MUST NOT ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BECOME INVOLVED IN THIS ELITE-SPONOSRED HATE.
Obama is walking a tightrope in the current fiscal crisis - a tightrope that Roosevelt (FDR) never had to walk during the Great Depression. At first glance, Obama's so-called "Second New Deal" - a reference to FDR's "New Deal" for the American public during the Great Depression - has all the appearances of an expansionary program geared towards creating employment, rebuilding shattered social programs and reviving the real economy.
Obama has promised,
"We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger."
And he went on to pledge,
"Those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account-to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day-because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government."
The stated priorities of the Obama economic package are health, education, renewable energy, investment in infrastructure and transportation. "Quality education" is at the forefront. Obama has also assured the public that he would "make health care more affordable and accessible," for every American. There's not a snowball's chance in hell, however, that Obama can achieve these goals - and that's because Obama is dealing with economic and military realities with which Roosevelt never had to deal.
Unlike the America of the 1930s, Obama has to contend with a MASSIVE military budget (estimated to be $652 billion for 2010) - a budget that cannot be shirked unless one is prepared to see the unraveling of America's New World Order System. [Please our article, "Base World: The Need for Perspective."]
NOTE: This is to say nothing about the fact that Obama is faced with the reality of paying annual interest payments on a huge national debt that never existed during the Great Depression: $11,284,110,407,424 - annual interest payments that will shortly approach the amount of money spent on defense.
Moreover, one should understand something here: There is very little that Obama can cut from the defense budget without imperiling the American Empire - something that would have unimaginable consequences for the world. And make no mistake about it, Obama is well aware of this fact: The presence of such people as Lawrence Summers and Robert Rubin in Obama's "inner circle" as well as the continued presence of such Bush "holdovers" in the Defense Department as Robert Gates and General David Petraeus makes that abundantly clear.
A new Dark Age.
NOTE: For comparison's sake, it should be noted that the defense budget for China is $70 billion - that's about 10% of America's defense budget; Russia's defense budget is less than $40 billion; Europe's combined defense budget is about $50 billion. Putting them all together, these budgets amount to a little less than a quarter of the U.S. defense budget.
The stark fact is, should America default on its military "responsibilities," THE RESULT TO THE WORLD WOULD BE CHAOS! - and it is very possible that the world could descend into a new Dark Age; one that would make the Dark Ages that descended on the world after the collapse of the Roman Empire look like child's play.
The growing threat of organized crime.
In addition, should the economic crisis be prolonged (as it no doubt will be), Tertrais predicts the collapse of regimes vital to maintaining international order in the so-called "Developing World." That can only spell more chaos similar to the chaos that resulted following the collapse of the Somali state - the kind of chaos that has spawned the peril of piracy in key international shipping lanes off the Horn of Africa. This kind of chaos would be replicated all over the world if other authoritarian regimes in the world that keep the peace on behalf of the West are toppled - something that would become inevitable if these regimes lose the ability to distribute food to placate their restive populations; food that to a large extent is dependent on the economic largesse of Western nations. [Please see our article, "Inside the American New World Order System."]
Food riots in Egypt.
NOTE: Pakistan was rocked by food riots last year, and its foreign-currency reserves are now exhausted, leaving the government dependent on International Monetary Fund support at a moment when the domestic Taliban challenge is growing among the impoverished and marginalized sections of society.
"The risk of [state] failure exists for fragile countries as diverse as Yemen or Pakistan, or even Mexico, where governments could find themselves heading toward failure if the recession proves long and hard. The potential for failure is particularly troublesome in the case of Yemen, which already has a relatively large population of Islamist radicals and is increasingly unstable. Falling oil prices might be the straw that breaks the camel's back. If state breakdown happened there, we'd likely see the country become a full-fledged haven for extremists."
Admiral Dennis Blair
President Barack Obama's intelligence chief Admiral Dennis Blair warned that 1 in 4 countries of the world have already experienced some degree of instability as a result of the economic downturn, and those effects aren't confined to exotic hot spots. On Feb. 20, for example, growing social unrest and violence spawned by the economic crisis brought down the government of Latvia, a member nation of the European Union and NATO. A month earlier, Iceland's government collapsed in the face of a banking crisis.
Such unrest is becoming ever more common in Europe. Greece was rocked by weeks of rioting in December, while in January, 2.5 million people took to the streets of France during a general strike to protest the government's handling of the economic crisis. And just last weekend, 120,000 marchers brought downtown Dublin to a standstill in protest of government austerity measures.
Riots in Latvia, Greece and Paris.
One can only wonder what would happen if American power was unavailable to "backstop" the efforts of indigenous governments to curb the worst excesses of the rioting and instability that is coursing through the world today. It's precisely for this reason that Obama cannot "fudge" on America's defense budget.
Russian peasants revolting against the Czar; picture of the wreckage of the Russian aristocracy: There is nothing that frightens the elites more than what happened to them.
Speaking concerning Obama's budget for 2009, Michel Chossudovsky says that rather than being a budget calculated to help working Americans find economic relief from the fiscal downturn, the budget is instead -
"... a 'War Budget'. The austerity measures hit all major federal spending programs with the exception of the Defense budget and the Middle East War."
In other words, it is a budget that - while masquerading as a "relief budget" - is really a budget calculated to maintain America as a world hegemon.
NOTE: Dr. Michel Chossudovsky is a professor of economics at the University of Ottawa; he has also taught as visiting professor at academic institutions in Western Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia, has acted as economic adviser to governments of developing countries and has worked as a consultant for international organizations including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Development Bank, the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (AIEDEP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). In 1999, Chossudovsky joined the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research as an adviser.
In addition to preserving America's military budget and continuing interest payments on America's staggering public debt, Obama is also committed to bailing out the "big banks." Bailing out the "big banks" is essential to the "good health" (such as it is) of the world's financial system; it's through the strength of these financial institutions plus American control of the IMF (the International Monetary Fund), the World Bank and the WTO (the World Trade Organization) that America maintains a strangle-hold on the economies of the world - a stranglehold backed up by America's overwhelming military power. [Again, please see out article, "Ninnies, Know Nothings and the Falling Dollar."]
Chossudovsky explains what's going on:
"Obama's budget diverts tax revenues into financing the war. It legitimizes the fraudulent transfers of tax dollars to the financial elites under the 'bank bailouts'. The pattern of deficit spending is not expansionary. We are not dealing with a Keynesian style deficit, which stimulates investment and consumer demand, leading to an expansion of production and employment.
"The 'bank bailouts' (involving several initiatives financed by tax dollars) constitute a component of government expenditure. Both the Bush and Obama bank bailouts are hand-outs to major financial institutions. They do not constitute a positive spending injection into the real economy. Quite the opposite. The bailouts contribute to financing the restructuring of the banking system leading to a massive concentration of wealth and centralization of banking power [in American hands].
"A large part of the bailout money granted by the US government will be transferred electronically to various affiliated accounts including the hedge funds. [Please see our short article, "The Derivatives Market."]
NOTE: Hedge funds are open only to a limited range of wealthy investors. They are heavily involved in derivative contracts.
"The largest banks in the US will also use this windfall cash to buy out their weaker competitors, thereby consolidating their position. The tendency, therefore, is towards a new wave of corporate buyouts, mergers and acquisitions in the financial services industry. In turn, the financial elites will use these large amounts of liquid assets (paper wealth), together with the hundreds of billions acquired through speculative trade, to buy out real economy corporations (airlines, the automobile industry, Telecoms, media, etc.), whose quoted value on the stock markets has tumbled." [Please see our article, "The $700 Billion Dollar Bailout: Saving the Rich and Letting the Poor Sink."]
"In essence, a budget deficit (COMBINED WITH MASSIVE CUTS IN SOCIAL PROGRAMS AIMED AT HELPING THE WORKING POOR) is required to fund the handouts to the banks as well as finance defense spending and the military surge in the Middle East war."
THESE ARE PROBLEMS THAT ROOSEVELT NEVER HAD TO CONTEND WITH - DEMANDS ON THE BUDGET THAT WOULD HAVE MADE HIS ECONOMIC PROGRAMS IMPOSSIBLE TO IMPLEMENT.
The working-class bowing
NOTE: And one should take little comfort in the current rise in the stock market; all that means is that Wall Street is profiting from Obama's policies while layoffs continue in the American economy. Moreover, one should not be put off by a slackening of the rate of job losses; all that means is that as those who have been drawing unemployment benefits exhaust those benefits, they are no longer counted as "unemployed," but as "no longer looking for work;" this is a hideously clever device conceived by the government (with the help of both Democrats and Republicans alike) to hide the real unemployment figures. [Please see the article, "Unemployment Is Much Higher than Is Being Reported."]
Sweeping the facts under the rug.
At present the facts relating to the gravity of the economic crisis are being hidden from the American public, but there will come a time when it can no longer be "swept under the rug."
Soon the government's fake statistics regarding unemployment, home foreclosures, the degradation of living standards, the increase in hunger, etc, will begin to clash with the reality people see all around themselves: Relatives moving in on them, the increasing numbers of foreclosed homes in their neighborhoods, friends and neighbors without work, the ever increasing number of homeless encampments, and so forth. [Please see our article, "Making a Crime out of Being Poor and Homeless;" please also see our short articles, "The Housing Crash" and "Foreclosures Soar."]
"Obama's populist rhetoric conceals the true nature of his macro-economic policy. Acting on behalf of Wall Street, the administration's economic package, which includes close to a trillion dollar "aid" package for the financial services industry, coupled with massive austerity measures, CONTRIBUTES TO PRECIPITATING AMERICA INTO A BOTTOMLESS CRISIS."
"WHEN PEOPLE ACROSS AMERICA, WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN SHATTERED AND DESTROYED, COME TO REALIZE THE TRUE FACE OF THE GLOBAL "FREE MARKET" SYSTEM, THE LEGITIMACY OF WALL STREET, THE FEDERAL RESERVE AND THE [OBAMA] ADMINISTRATION WILL BE CHALLENGED.
A latent protest movement has already begun.
Indeed, according to Chossudovsky, this "challenge" has already begun; he writes:
"A latent protest movement directed against the seat of economic and political power is unfolding. How this process will occur is hard to predict. All sectors of American society are potentially affected: wage earners, small, medium and even large businesses, farmers, professionals, federal, state and municipal employees, students, teachers, health workers, and unemployed. Protests will initially emerge from these various sectors. There is, however, at this stage, no organized national resistance movement directed against the administration's economic and financial agenda."
Street riots, once they get started, have a way of building into a revolution; only this time it is the white, middle-class that will be in revolt
THE INTERNATIONALE" - TRYING TO ESTABLISH JUSTICE
WITHOUT GOD: A DREAM THAT COULD NEVER WORK
Chossudovsky concludes that the only way that Obama will be able to curb the inevitable social unrest among white, middle-class workers is to resort to "Orwellian Solutions." He writes:
"At this particular juncture, there is no economic recovery program in sight. The Washington-Wall Street consensus prevails. There are no policies, no alternatives formulated from within the political and economic system.
"What is the way out? How will the US government face an impending social catastrophe?
"THE SOLUTION IS TO CURB SOCIAL UNREST. The chosen avenue, inherited from the outgoing Bush administration is the reinforcement of the Homeland Security apparatus and the militarization of civilian state institutions."
However, there is something new here: OBAMA INTENDS TO DIRECT THIS POWER AGAINST WHITE, MIDDLE-CLASS WORKERS RATHER THAN THE LEFT AND AMERICA'S MINORITY COMMUNITIES, AS THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION HAD INTENDED TO DO.
"The outgoing administration [meaning the Bush Administration] has already laid the groundwork. Various pieces of 'anti-terrorist' legislation (including the Patriot Acts) and presidential directives have been put in place since 2001, largely using the pretext of the 'Global War on Terrorism'."
All Obama has to do is build on the foundation that Bush laid.
"Directly related to the issue of curbing social unrest, A COHESIVE SYSTEM OF DETENTION CAMPS IS ALSO ENVISAGED, under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon."
Plainly, what Obama is doing is amplifying those policies and redirecting them against white, working-class conservatives. IN DOING SO, OBAMA IS PLAYING INTO THE WORST FEARS OF THE RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL RIGHT - a series of detention camps run by the ultra-liberal Obama Administration? Isn't this precisely what The Turner Diaries envisaged? [Please see our article, "The Left Is in Danger of Creating a Monster."]
NOTE: The Turner Diaries is a RACIST, ANTI-SEMITIC novel written in 1978 by William Luther Pierce (former leader of the white Nationalist organization National Alliance) under the pseudonym "Andrew Macdonald". The Turner Diaries depicts a violent revolution in the United States which leads to the overthrow of the United States federal government, nuclear war, and, ultimately, to the extermination of all Jews and non-whites, leaving an all-white U.S. population of fifty million.
WILLIAM PIERCE READING
THE TURNER DIARIES
The novel was initially only available through mail order and at gun shows, and partially serialized in National Alliance publications. The novel is now available for sale through mainstream book sources, or freely available from white supremacist websites. The novel has been associated with a number of real-life violent crimes. Most notably, some have suggested that a scene depicting preparation for the bombing of the FBI national headquarters served as the inspiration for the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 by Timothy McVeigh, who had promoted the book. After the bombing, Pierce was quoted as saying it was proof that "someone may have read the book."
"A bill entitled the National Emergency Centers Establishment Act (HR 645) was introduced in the US Congress in January. It calls for the establishment of six national emergency centers (i.e., detention centers) in major regions in the US to be located on existing military installations. The stated purpose of the "national emergency centers" is to provide 'temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster'."
Six national detention centers scattered across the nation! - that's more than any similar building program that the Bush Administration was planning for.
THINK ABOUT IT! A LIBERAL NATIONAL GOVERNMENT PRESIDED OVER BY A BLACK PRESIDENT WHO FAVORS ABORTION RIGHTS AND HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE; A GOVERNMENT SUPPORTED BY LIBERAL JEWS, MILITANT FEMINISTS (e.g., NANCY PELOSI, DIANNE FEINSTEIN, etc.) - AND THE SO-CALLED HOLLYWOOD ELITE - BUILDING PRISON CAMPS TO DETAIN ANYONE STIRRING UP UNREST IN THE "HOMELAND."
This is the kind of "stuff" from which revolutions are made, at least insofar as the Religious and Political Right are concerned.
Try to explain away all this to blue-collar whites, especially as the current economic crisis worsens. And try to do that when people such as Robert Reich, former President Clinton's Secretary of Labor (and, incidentally, a liberal Jew), say that most federal aid should go to the black community; that it should not be "wasted" on working-class whites. IT'S ALMOST AS IF OBAMA AND HIS LIBERAL COHORTS ARE PURPOSEFULLY INVITING A REBELLION BY WHITE, CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS.
One white worker (RJS) responded to these comments by saying, "So help me God, I will not tolerate the growing attacks against whites. Pardon my French but I will deal with these bureaucratic scum bags one by one, I will confront them and I will attack them. Robert Reich is the scum of the earth in my opinion - he's down right despicable. The white man is fair game and I will not tolerate it, I have too much pride and we have given and continue to give far too much."
As the legislation now stands, ANYONE WHO DONATES MONEY TO A CHARITY THAT TURNS UP ON THE GOVERNMENT'S "TERRORIST LIST" (AND REMEMBER HERE, WE ARE SPEAKING ABOUT A "TERRORIST LIST" CONTROLLED BY OBAMA AND HIS LEFT-WING ALLIES), OR WHO SPEAKS OUT AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S POLICIES COULD BE DECLARED AN "UNLAWFUL COMBATANT" AND IMPRISONED INDEFINITELY. So far, very few white, working-class Americans have ever heard of HR-645 and its implications. But when they do, there will be hell to pay!
NOTE: The Obama Administration no longer refers to terrorists as "unlawful combatants" - meaning people who fight without a uniform; but the category remains. No new term has as yet emerged.
Of course, there is a lot of hypocrisy here: Insofar as most white, evangelical Christians are concerned, it's okay to target Muslims and members of the Left, but legislation targeting them is "out of bounds."
Peter Dale Scott, writing for NPR's New American Media, expands on what Chossudovsky had to say regarding Obama's effort to continue Bush's "police-state" policy of building detention camps as proposed by HR-645:
"A Halliburton subsidiary has just received a $385 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security to provide "temporary detention and processing capabilities."
"The contract -- announced Jan. 24  by the engineering and construction firm KBR -- calls for preparing for "an emergency influx of immigrants, or to support the rapid development of new programs" in the event of other emergencies ..." [MEANING, OBVIOUSLY, A REVOLT BY WHITE, WORKING-CLASS AMERICANS.]
"Because the bill (i.e., HR-645) passed through the US Congress with lightning speed, few Americans noticed that it empowers the President to declare not just aliens, but also US citizens, "unlawful enemy combatants"
Daniel Ellsberg, a former military analyst who in 1971 released the Pentagon Papers (the U.S. military's account of its activities in Vietnam) writes:
"ALMOST CERTAINLY, THIS IS PREPARATION FOR A ROUNDUP ..."
One should take note of the fact that as Obama is forced to pursue economic policies that are patently designed to favor the Wall Street elites, and as he continues Bush era military policies designed to protect America as the world's hegemon, he will incur the wrath of the Left-wing of the Democratic Party; in order to forestall a revolt by his allies on the Left, he is liable to begin relentlessly pursuing far-left social polices designed to tamp down the Left's rage. While this hasn't started yet, it most likely will once Obama pushes through most of his economic agenda - probably the first of next year.
And there is quite a history regarding detention camps in the U.S. homeland (e.g., camps built to house socialists and communists during the infamous "Palmer Raids" that went on from 1919 to 1922, and, of course, the detention camps built to house Japanese / Americans during World War II). Speaking concerning the history of detention camps in the "American Homeland" since World War II, Scott goes on to say:
"Plans for detention facilities or camps [since World War II] go back to fears in the 1970s of a national uprising by black militants. As Alonzo Chardy reported in the Miami Herald on July 5, 1987, an executive order for continuity of government (COG) had been drafted in 1982 by FEMA head Louis Giuffrida. The order called for 'suspension of the Constitution' and 'declaration of martial law'. In 1985, President Reagan signed National Security Decision Directive 188, one of a series of directives that authorized continued planning for COG by a private parallel government. Two books, James Mann's Rise of the Vulcans and James Bamford's A Pretext for War, have revealed that in the 1980s this parallel structure, operating outside normal government channels, included the then-head of G. D. Searle and Co., Donald Rumsfeld, and then-Congressman from Wyoming Dick Cheney."
"After 9/11, new martial law plans began to surface similar to those of FEMA in the 1980s. In January 2002 the Pentagon submitted a proposal for deploying troops on American streets. One month later John Brinkerhoff, the author of the 1982 FEMA memo, published an article arguing for the legality of using U.S. troops for purposes of domestic security.
"John Brinkerhoff, the former Associate Director for National Preparedness of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) later commented on PBS that, 'The United States itself is now for the first time since the War of 1812 a theater of war. THAT MEANS THAT WE SHOULD APPLY, IN MY VIEW, THE SAME KIND OF COMMAND STRUCTURE IN THE UNITED STATES THAT WE APPLY IN OTHER THEATERS OF WAR."
AGAIN, WHAT MAKES THE DETENTION FACILITIES THAT OBAMA IS BUILDING SO DIFFERENT IS THAT THESE FACILITIES ARE TARGETED AGAINST BLUE-COLLAR WHITES WHO MOST LIKELY WILL BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF ANY REVOLT THAT OCCURS AS A RESULT OF THE ECONOMIC DEPRESSION THAT IS RAPIDLY BUILDING IN THIS COUNTRY.
All this makes one wonder that all of Obama's talk concerning the illegality of the Bush Administration's "illegal" suspension of civil rights is just that: TALK.
It appears to many on the Right that he is saying one thing, but doing another - only he is not talking about locking up the Left (and Muslims) in prisons, but the Right (and conservative Christians).
Lee Rogers a civil libertarian, and no friend of the Right, clearly recognizes the danger to the Right that HR-645 poses; he writes:
"This is an incredibly disturbing piece of legislation considering that the powers that be have already set in motion an agenda to setup a nationwide marital law apparatus through U.S. Northern Command and the Department of Homeland Security. Apparently, the fusion centers, militarized police, surveillance cameras and a domestic military command is not enough."
"Even though we know that detention facilities are already in place, they [i.e., the Obama Administration] now want to legalize the construction of FEMA camps on military installations using the ever popular excuse that the facilities are for the purposes of a national emergency."
Rogers goes on to say:
"WITH THE PHONY DEBT BASED ECONOMY GETTING WORSE AND WORSE BY THE DAY, THE POSSIBILITY OF CIVIL UNREST IS BECOMING A BIG THREAT. With this in mind, it appears as if these so called national emergency centers will be used in a national emergency ... [requiring] large groups of people to be rounded up and detained."
And make no mistake about it - Rogers has in mind conservative whites.
In addition to detention camps, the Obama Administration is building so-called "Fusion Centers" to share information and intelligence between and among different local and state jurisdictions as well as with the federal government.
The Department of Homeland Security through the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, provides personnel with operational and intelligence skills to the fusion centers. This support is tailored to the unique needs of the locality and serves to:
Help the classified and unclassified information flow,
Coordinate with local law enforcement and other agencies, and
Provide local awareness and access.
As of February 2009, there were 58 fusion centers around the country. The Department has deployed 31 officers as of December 2008 and plans to have 70 professionals deployed by the end of 2009. The Department has provided more than $254 million from FY 2004-2007 to state and local governments to support the centers.
The Homeland Security Data Network (HSDN), which allows the federal government to move information and intelligence to the states ... is deployed at 27 fusion centers. Through HSDN, fusion center staff can access the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), a classified portal of the most current terrorism-related information.
In addition to the fusion centers mentioned above, the government has come up with a new HIGH-TECH POLICE CAR called the Carbon E-7 which is a moving high-tech information center and tactical vehicle capable of speeds up to 160 mph. The surveillance system attached to the car can scan 1,500 car license plates a minute, and check to see if the occupants are "wanted" on any out-standing warrants - warrants, of course, that can be "manufactured" by the government for just about any reason; THINK ABOUT THAT! - 1,500 LICENSE PLATES A MINUTE. IT SEEMS THAT NO ONE ON THE GOVERNMENT'S "WANTED LIST" WILL BE ABLE TO TRAVEL THE NATION'S ROADWAYS IN A VEHICLE; the surveillance system is also equipped with facial imaging capabilities.
Finally, the Department of Defense has ordered the 3rd Infantry's 1st Brigade Combat Team from Iraq to be reassigned to the "homeland" to assist law enforcement activities within the US. The 1st BCT's soldiers are being trained to use "the first ever nonlethal package that the Army has fielded," 1st BCT commander Col. Roger Cloutier said, referring to the use of "non-lethal" crowd control equipment and techniques designed to suppress "civil unrest."
The BCT combat unit was attached to US Army North, the Army's component of US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). The 1st BCT and other combat units would be called upon to perform specific military functions in the case of "civil unrest." This is the first time ever that a U.S. military unit has been deployed for full-time use inside the United States to deal with emergencies, including "civil unrest."
Bill Van Auken of the WSW writes:
"The unit-known as the "Raiders"-is among the Army's most "blooded." It has spent nearly three out of the last five years deployed in Iraq, leading the assault on Baghdad in 2003 and carrying out house-to-house combat in the suppression of resistance in the city of Ramadi. It was the first brigade combat team to be sent to Iraq three times ...
"According to military officials quoted by the Army Times, the deployment of regular Army troops in the US begun with the First Brigade Combat Team is to become permanent, with different units rotated into the assignment on an annual basis."
Van Auken continues:
"It is noteworthy that the deployment of US combat troops 'as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters'-in the words of the Army Times-coincides with the eruption of the greatest economic emergency and financial disaster since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
"Justified as a response to terrorist threats, the real source of the growing preparations for the use of US military force within America's borders lies not in the events of September 11, 2001 or the danger that they will be repeated. Rather, the domestic mobilization of the armed forces is a response by the US ruling establishment to the growing threat to political stability.
"Under conditions of deepening economic crisis, the unprecedented social chasm separating the country's working people from the obscenely wealthy financial elite becomes unsustainable within the existing political framework."
Non-lethal weapons? - is that what the 3rd Infantry's 1st Brigade Combat Team is being trained to use? God help us! Take one type of these so-called "non-lethal weapons:" Microwave weapons.
Microwave technology has been around for years and it is well known that it can be deadly if focused into a beam. Has it already been used? The answer is yes! - in Iraq for "crowd control." And the results? Horrible beyond belief - see pictures below of incinerated Iraqis against whom these weapons were deployed (the pictures were provided to the American Gulf War Veterans Association by a vet who had to smuggle them out of Iraq).
Then there is the Pentagon's new "pain beam weapon" which was unveiled for the first time in 2001. It is designed to incapacitate crowds with a powerful microwave blast.
The system is called the Active Denial System (A.D.S.); it sends a beam of energy that heats a person's skin to a hundred and thirty degrees.
Then there is MAD (magnetic audio device), a device that uses magnets to transmit loud, incapacitating sound up to a mile away.
There's also the army's new laser cannon meant to "visually dissuade" assailants.
All this in addition to such "non-lethal" weapons as "kinetic projectiles:"
There are also these devices:
These have been described as "the most universal modern tool of the torturers" by Helen Bamber, director of the British Medical Foundation for the Treatment of the Victims of Torture. Crude electronic devices, in wartime Europe, and electric cattle prods, in Latin America, were used as torture instruments long before the private sector took the idea up, commercialized it and mass produced electro-shock batons. They are extensively used and manufactured in China. British Aerospace sold 8,000 electro-shock batons to Saudi Arabia in the late 1980s as part of the multi-billion pound Al Yamamah arms deals.
Causes respiratory irritation, pain in the nose and chest, a burning sensation in the eyes and on moist skin and with more extensive exposure coughing and vomiting. It accentuates illness when inflicted on sufferers of bronchitis, asthma, liver or kidney diseases and epilepsy, and according to the findings of an official committee set up after the 1969 Derry riots it can cause deaths from heart failure. It has also been associated with second degree burns and respiratory illness.
Six times more potent than CS gas. High exposure produces temporary blindness. This was used in the townships in South Africa in the late 1980s, where it caused fatalities, particularly among children.
OC or PEPPER SPRAY:
The Los Angeles Times has reported at least 61 deaths associated with its use in the US in its first five years (1990-'95). OC can cause temporary blindness, a burning sensation on skin, upper body spasms and coughing which inhibits breathing and speaking. It has been used as a torture instrument in US prisons. Pepper spray is widely used to suppress demonstrations, for instance in New York on February 15th, 2003, during the international day of protest against the Iraq war.
The M26 Advanced Taser is a handgun which fires two barbed darts up to seven meters, the darts are attached by wires to the gun, and along those wires a 50,000 volt electric shock travels to the victim. After firing, the gun itself can function as an electro shock baton. They have recently been issued to British police.
Finally, we have a whole host of weapons that are just coming "on line;" weapons such as:
Human capture nets, which can be electrified or laced with chemical irritant.
Foam guns, which stick the target to the ground.
Foam barriers, which can be laced with chemical irritant.
Strobes, which pulse in the critical epileptic fit-inducing frequency.
UV lasers, which enable an electric charge to be sent across some distance through the air.
ALL THESE WEAPONS - MOST OF WHICH HAVE BEEN "TESTED" AGAINST IRAQI CIVILIANS - ARE NOW BEING DEPLOYED BY THE THIRD INFANTRY'S FIRST BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM TO FIGHT "CIVIL UNREST" IN THE UNITED STATES.
"We have lost the battle for America."
And again when he said,
"We tried to defend the unborn child, the dignity of the family, but it was a holding action. We are now awash in evil ..."
Moreover, it seems that many of our readers agree; one dear sister recently wrote us:
"I don't ever see the religious right coming back into power UNLESS they give up their ideas on homosexuals and abortion. And unless they agree that all paths to God are valid. Christians would have to agree that Christ is only one way --- not the only way ...
"The majority of the country doesn't care at all that babies are being murdered and the elderly are no longer wanted and are encouraged to die with 'dignity' ... The majority of the country is just fine with homosexuals flaunting themselves and influencing the new generation. I don't ever see this changing."
For the most part, these are people who have bought into the ILLUMINATI MYTH - a myth that postulates a belief in a hidden conspiracy directed against Western Civilization, Christianity, and the "American free enterprise system;" a conspiracy of a small, secretive group of GOD-HATERS organized and directed by Satan who rule the world "behind the scenes" through such organizations as the Bilderbergers, CFR, Skull & Bones, etc. [Please see our articles, "The Origins of the Illuminati Myth" and "Pat Robertson, Illuminism, and the New World Order."]
But the Bible speaks of no such conspiracy - NO WHERE! "NO HOW!" The so-called "Illuminist Conspiracy" is an entirely EXTRA-BIBLICAL fabrication, with NO basis in the Scriptures! NONE!
NOTE: Of course, such organizations as the Bilderbergers, the CFR and Skull & Bones actually exist - and that they wield an extreme amount of financial power, there can be no doubt; but the members of these organizations are not black-robed Satan-worshipers who meet once a year in a black mass to sacrifice little children or beautiful damsels. They don't worship Satan outright; what they do worship is MONEY - and it is this love of MONEY that has so gnarled their personalities. [Please see our article, "The Elite, Money and the End of Days."]
Jesus didn't say that the "Love of Satan is the root of all evil;" but He did say:
"The love of MONEY is the root of ALL evil." (1 Timothy 6:10)
It's the love of MONEY that leads one step-by-step into the kingdom of darkness and makes people the servant of evil - and all the while, like Rockefeller and Carnegie, believing they are servants of God.
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven ..." (Matthew 7:21)
The first disjointed pieces of the Illuminati Myth can be traced back to the French Revolution, specifically to the French cleric, the Abbe Barruel. [Please see Norman Cohn, Warrant for Genocide (New York: Harper and Row)]
As early as 1797, nine years after the revolution, Barruel, in his five-volume Memoire pour servir a l'histoire du Jacobinisme, argued that the French Revolution represented the culmination of an age-old conspiracy of the most secret of secret societies. Down through the centuries this secret society had purportedly poisoned a number of monarchs; and in the eighteenth century it had captured the Order of Freemasons. In 1763, the conspiracy supposedly created a secret literary academy consisting of Voltaire, Turgot, Condorcet, Diderot, d'Alembert and other luminaries of the "French Enlightenment." This group of men ostensibly met regularly in the house of Baron d'Holbach and through its publications had undermined all morality and true religion in France.
The Abbe Barruel and Adam Weishaupt
From 1776 onward, Barruel maintained, Condorcet and the Abbe Sieyes had built up a vast revolutionary organization of half a million Frenchmen who were the "Jacobins" of the French Revolution. But the heart of the conspiracy - the real leadership of the revolution - was supposed to rest in a Bavarian group known as the Illuminati under the headship of a certain Adam Weishaupt.
Over the next sixty years the myth went through a number of metamorphosises and finally appeared as a coherent piece of literature with the publication of Gougenot des Mousseaux's La Juif, le judaisme et la judaisation des peuples chretiens.
Mousseaux had become convinced that the world was falling into the grip of a mysterious body of Satan worshippers whom he called "Kabbalistic Jews." In reality, the Kabbalah is nothing more than a body of Jewish mystical and theosophical doctrine dating in the main from the late medieval ages. It has been fully expounded in such works as the Zohar.
While there can be no doubt that the Kabbalah falls outside the mainstream of Western (and Jewish) religious thinking, there is nothing secret about it.
The Kabbalah and a Kabbalahistic Jew
Des Mousseaux, however, imagined the Kabbalah as something quite different: a secret demonic religion, a systematic cult of evil, established by the devil at the beginning of the world.
According to des Mousseaux, the first practitioners of this cult were the sons of Cain, who after the flood were succeeded by the sons of Ham - these were the Chaldeans. In due time, they passed their secret on to the Jews who in turn controlled the Gnostics, the Manichees, and the Moslem sect of the Assassins. They at last transmitted their diabolical lore to the Templars who handed it to the Freemasons. But at all times the Jews, as the "representatives on earth of the spirit of darkness," had supplied the Grand Masters.
None of this, of course, is in the Bible - NONE of it; and for Christians - especially evangelicals - to accept such drivel and to pattern their "mindset" around it is tantamount to calling upon themselves the curse of Revelation 22:18:
"For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book."
Why? - because isn't that what one is doing by embracing such extra-Biblical material? - i.e., religious material which is so all-consuming in its nature that it helps to shape one's world-view, but material which, nonetheless, CANNOT be found in the Bible.
According to des Mousseaux, the cult centered on the worship of Satan or Lucifer; the chief symbols of the cult were the serpent and the phallus. The rituals included exotic orgies of the wildest kind. But this was not all: by murdering Christian children, the Jews - who in reality were supposed to be witches - acquired demonic power. All this was supposed to be a part of the Kabbalah. Of course, it never was! Never! - except in the imaginations and innumerable forgeries produced by devotees of the Illuminati Myth.
Finally, in the last chapter of his book, des Mousseaux pictured Antichrist as a Jewish king whom all nations would accept as their savior. As he neared the 500th page of his manuscript, the author began to ratchet his frenzy up into monumental heights:
"... the Jews will raise up a man with a genius for political imposture, a sinister bewitcher around whom fanatical multitudes will cluster. The Jews will hail this man as the Messiah, but he will be more than that. After destroying the authority of Christianity, he will unite mankind in one great universal brotherhood and bestow on it a superabundance of material goods. For these great services, the Gentile nations will accept him, exalt him, and worship him as a god - but in reality, for all his apparent benevolence, he will be Satan's instrument for the perdition of mankind." [Gougenot des Mousseaux, Le Juif, le judaisme it la judaisation des peuples chretiens, Paris, 1869, pgs. 485-498.]
Moreover, one should understand something here: Belief in the Illuminist Conspiracy cannot help but propel one along the blood-soaked path that the fictional character Earl Turner took in William Pierce's (i.e., Andrew Macdonald') book, The Turner Diaries. The fact is, the Illuminati Myth and The Turner Diaries are but faces of the same coin: One lays down the ideology for BLOODSHED, and the other excites one to take ACTION.
The Scriptures, however, reject that hypothesis - specifically, that antichrist will arrive at the head of an army of "New-Agers;" instead, it sees antichrist emerging out of the church, not the "New Age" - a church that is APOSTATE, to be sure, but the church, nonetheless. [Please see Chapter XI of The New Antipas Papers, "Antichrist, King of Babylon."]
One must remember what the word "APOSTASY" means; it means to "FALL AWAY." TO "FALL AWAY" FROM WHAT? From the FAITH!
"Born-again" Christians who have "fallen away from the faith!" That is a horrible thing to contemplate, especially in light of Hebrews 6:4-6:
"For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
"And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
"If they shall fall away, TO RENEW THEM AGAIN UNTO REPENTANCE; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame." (Hebrews 6:4-6)
Obviously, the Scriptures are plainly talking about "born-again" believers, OR how else can one understand the description of these individuals who have "fallen away" as being, "... once enlightened, and having tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come ..."
It is, therefore, IMPOSSIBLE to understand these "fallen away" ones as anything but Christians, after all, how can one FALL AWAY from somewhere he has never been? Put another way, how can one FALL AWAY from the roof of a building to the ground if he had never been on the roof to begin with?
Clearly, then, when the Bible speaks of APOSTATES, it is NOT speaking of "New Agers" and "liberals" who have never embraced Christ - as is clearly the case with those who constitute the "liberal," mostly non-Christian followers of Barack Obama - the kind of people so-called Christians love to HATE - gays and lesbians, the Hollywood glitterati, etc.
The phrase, to "FALL AWAY," is used once again in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 - and here it is used in association with the "appearance" of the "Man of Sin," which is to say, the antichrist:
"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come [i.e., the day of the rapture and the resurrection], except there come a FALLING AWAY first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
"Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."
Plainly, what the Bible is saying here is that there MUST come a "FALLING AWAY" of Christians in the "end of days" that comports to the description in Hebrews 6:4-6 - that is, a "FALLING AWAY" of people described as "believers," not unbelievers.
If, then, if we are to believe the Scriptures - which we surely must if we believe that the Word of God really is the Word of God - it is IMPOSSIBLE to believe that antichrist will be Obama or anyone like Obama, to say nothing of a Muslim or a Jew.
Plainly, then, people like Texe Marrs, Alex Jones, Steven Clark Bradley, ad nauseum, ad infinitum are way off the mark.
The Bible labels Apostates "adversaries of the Kingdom of Heaven;" "ENEMIES OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST" (Hebrews 6:4-6); specifically, Paul says:
"I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, there are MANY who walk along the Christian road who have become the ENEMIES of the cross of Christ; Their future is ... LOSS ... [for] ALL THEY THINK ABOUT IS THIS LIFE HERE ON EARTH." [Phil. 3:18-19 (Amp.)]
Think about that: "ALL THEY THINK ABOUT IS THIS LIFE HERE ON EARTH" - THAT'S WHAT MAKES THEM CHRIST'S ENEMY. They have "FALLEN AWAY" from a view of themselves as citizens of the Kingdom of heaven to a view of themselves as citizens of this world.
Plainly, then, what the Bible is saying here is that there will come a "GREAT FALLING AWAY" of Christians just prior to the appearance of the antichrist - and it is these people who in the "end of days" will become the "ENEMIES OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST" while all the time professing themselves to be Christians. These are the people about whom Jesus said:
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
"Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity." (Matthew 23:25, 27-28)
AGAIN, These are people about whom Jesus said ,
"ALL THEY THINK ABOUT IS THIS LIFE HERE ON EARTH." [Phil. 3:18-19 (Amp.)]
What's that say, then, about those Christians (so-called) who are seeking to "return America to "Christ and the Church?" Plainly, it says that they are the ENEMIES OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST; THEY ARE APOSTATES.
"MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight ... but my kingdom is not from hence." (John 18:36)
The love of money is
Paul wasn't just kidding around when he said:
"For we brought NOTHING into this world, and it is certain that we can carry NOTHING out; And having food and clothing let us be therewith content, for they that will be rich fall into a TEMPTATION and a SNARE, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in DESTRUCTION and PERDITION, for the love of money is the root of ALL evil; which while some coveted after, have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." (2 Timothy 6:7-19)
Sadly, however, the attitude of most Christians towards money is best evinced by Joel Grey and Liza Minnelli in the movie, Cabaret.
Listen to me here, dear brothers and sisters in the Lord: You MUST get it firmly fixed in your mind that you are no longer citizens of this world, or - for that matter - any nation of this world; You are now citizens of a HEAVENLY kingdom, a kingdom about which Jesus said:
"In my Father's ... [heavenly kingdom] are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU [IN THAT KINGDOM].
"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
"And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. (John 14:2-3)
Commenting on this passage of Scripture, John Lightfoot says:
"They [i.e., Christ's disciples] could not but be exceedingly concerned at the departure of their Master drawing on so very near. But there were other things beside his departure that grieved and perplexed their minds ...
"They had expected he would have entertained his followers with all imaginable pomp and magnificence, splendour and triumph, Matthew 20:20. But they found, alas! all things fall out directly contrary; they had got little hitherto by following him but poverty, contempt, reproach, and persecution: and now that their Master was to leave them so suddenly, they could have no prospect or hope of better things. Is this the kingdom of the Messiah?
"Against this depression and despondency of mind he endeavours to comfort them, BY LETTING THEM KNOW THAT IN HIS FATHER'S HOUSE IN HEAVEN, NOT IN THESE EARTHLY REGIONS BELOW, THEIR MANISONS WERE PREPARED FOR THEM; and there it was that he would receive and entertain them indeed."
NOTE: John Lightfoot (1602-1675) was educated at Cambridge; he is reputed to be one of Christendom's greatest scholars.
Brothers and sisters: What Jesus said to His disciples so many years ago, He is now saying to us! AS CHRISTIANS, WE ARE CITIZENS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, NOT OF THIS EARTH NOR ANY NATION OF THIS EARTH. If we fail to grasp this great fact, we will share the fate that German Christians experienced seventy years ago when they were seduced by Hitler.
And the reason they were seduced? - THEIR EYES HAD BECOME FIXED ON WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN GERMANY, AND THEY HAD BECOME ENFLAMED BY THE FACT THAT GERMANY HAD BEEN OVERTAKEN BY SECULARISTS AND LEFT-WING AVANT GARDE RADICALS WHO HAD NO REGARD FOR GERMANY'S SO-CALLED "CHRISTIAN" PAST. AS A RESULT, THEY WERE ENTICED TO FIGHT FOR THE RESTORATION OF A "CHRISTIAN GERMANY." This is what inevitably happens to all those who fail to embrace the fact that they are no longer citizens of this world. It opens them up to Satanic deception.
My good friend, Constance Cumbey, once told me: "Satan's greatest ruse is to first create a problem, and then offer the solution; the poison is not so much in the problem as it is in the solution."
And there can be no doubt that if one's eyes are fixed on what's been happening in the United States, there is plenty to be disturbed about: For the past fifty years, the United States has been sliding into a kind of cultural chaos which has been tearing away at the fabric of our society - the breakdown of the family, the rise of militant feminism, the recognition of homosexuality as an "alternate life style," the acceptance of "abortion on demand," the spread of pornography, the prohibition of prayer in the schools and at public events, the proscription of Christian symbols during Christmas and Easter, etc. - all these are symptoms of what's been happening.
The chaos that all this has created has produced in countless numbers of American Christians a rage - one that is slowly, but very deliberately, being translated into revolutionary right-wing political activity - RAGE THAT CANNOT HELP BUT BE EXACERBATED BY THE ELECTION OF AN EXTREMELY LIBERAL BLACK PRESIDENT THAT SEEMS TO STAND AGAINST ALL THOSE VALUES THAT WHITE, EUROPEAN CHRISTIANS EMBRACE, AND ONE WHO SEEMINGLY DEMEANS WHITE, WORKING-CLASS AMERICANS.
But in succumbing to this rage, white, conservative Christians may in the end - and in the name of God - perpetrate greater human miseries and dangers on the country than the ones they had at first thought to eradicate, becoming thereby the very evil they had at first professed to combat. Again, without realizing it, what they are in danger of doing is repeating the mistake German Christians made seventy years ago with Hitler.
Germany's defeat during the First World War had led to the rise of a liberal-left, anti-Christian, anti-right parliamentary coalition that seemed to hold in contempt all the values of "old Germany."
Indeed, wherever German Christians looked in the 1920s and early '30s, they found little to comfort them: The cherished national values of hard work, self-discipline, and patriotism embodied in the conservative Lutheran and Catholic value system of the "Old Reich" were being openly undermined and ridiculed.
Pacifist and feminist novels which seemed to deride manhood - and men in general - abounded; on the stage, incest, or - at the very least - marital infidelity were glorified; illustrated magazines featured nude dancers and international gangsters, frequently shown in company with each other; movies like the Blue Angel (Marlene Dietrich) and entertainers like Josephine Baker - who could be found cavorting naked on the stage in Berlin as often as she could be seen in Paris - corrupted the younger generation by glamorizing sadism and rape.
Prostitutes and their pimps were the main heroes of the day. Indeed, it appeared as if only criminals, the blasphemous, and homosexuals were of any interest to modern culture. It seemed as though Berlin had taken over from Paris as the world capital of lasciviousness and obscenity.
Marlene Dietrich as the "Blue Angel" and a poster for Josephine Baker
A kind of left-wing, liberal excess - the Kabarett Kultur - dominated the media, a liberalism which glorified sexual and cultural indulgence and which consigned the values of "ordinary folk" - which the liberal intelligentsia claimed were either stupid or barbaric, "das platte, all zu platte Volk" to the rubbish heap. The literati were in command! - enemies of order, profiteers of chaos! Like tubercular bacilli , they affected all the weak cells in the body politic. Rootless themselves, they bitterly attacked any manifestation of manly patriotism and healthy morality. They had no shame or modesty, they were the apostles of sensationalism forever in search of new trends and fashions, however worthless.
German Christians regarded the left-wing intellects as a noxious and cancerous element - more dangerous than gangsters. Why? - because ordinary criminals were merely engaged in offenses against property and persons, whereas the left-wing intelligentsia was helping to bring about the spiritual murder of an entire nation.
In assessing the moral and cultural decay which surrounded them, most German Christians had come to believe that this pathology of rot and decadence was by no means accidental - it was a concerted and centrally planned process - a deliberate conspiracy by socialists and left-wing, avant-guard radicals to undermine everything that was still healthy in Germany so that the country could never again recover and rise to greatness.
Their stranglehold had to be broken to make a cultural recovery possible. But in attempting to set things right, in attempting to end the left's stranglehold on Germany, German Christians helped to create a nightmare which ultimately not only consumed them, but Germany and German Christianity as well.
IN THE END, HOWEVER, THE SOLUTION GERMAN CHRISTIANS FASHIONED FOR THEMSELVES WAS FAR, FAR WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM WHICH HAD AT FIRST SEEMED TO NECESSITATE IT.
Today, it is commonly believed in evangelical circles in America that Hitler was a "New Age" theosophist and that the reason German Christians had been seduced by him is because they had earlier abandoned the "fundamentals" of their faith - largely as a result of the "Higher Criticism of the Bible" which was then in vogue throughout fashionable and intellectual sections of German society.
But that simply is not true! The so-called "Higher Criticism" had no more taken hold on the great majority of German Christians then it had on the great mass of American Christians - as opposed to some church intellectuals - had remained as "fundamental" in their faith as they had ever been - and Hitler, while he may indeed have been a theosophist in his "inner-most being" - and shown himself as such to his inner circle of friends and associates - he was extremely careful to present himself as a traditional Christian conservative to the German people (see Adolf Hitler, Hitler's Secret Conversations 1941 1944 and Ernst Hanfstaengl, Hitler: The Missing Years).
The fact of the matter is, the public persona which Hitler constantly cultivated was that of a "Christian Savior" commissioned by God to save the nation from the liberal rot which had overtaken it. Indeed Hitler - in his first radio address to the German people after coming to power - announced:
"The national government ... will maintain and defend the foundations on which the power of our nation rests. It will offer strong protection to Christianity as the very basis of our collective morality."
Hardly the words of an outspoken theosophist! Two weeks later, on February 16, 1933, Hitler went even further in affirming his devotion to Christianity. In a speech at Stuttgart, Hitler asserted:
"Today Christians ... stand at the head of Germany ... I pledge that I never will tie myself to parties who want to destroy Christianity ... We want to fill our culture again with the Christian spirit ... We want to burn out all the recent immoral developments in literature, in the theater, and in the press - in short, we want to burn out the poison of immorality which has entered into our whole life and culture as a result of liberal excess during the past ... [few] years."
Thus, while it may be true that - despite the rhetoric and the persona - Hitler was no Christian, and that evangelicals are still wrong - very wrong - in believing that German Christians were anything but sincere and "fundamental" in their faith - and the fact is, they are being very self-serving in assuming otherwise. Why? - because it obscures the real reason German Christians were seduced by Hitler - why they didn't really investigate what actually lay beneath Hitler's public persona: after all, it wouldn't have been difficult to do; the evidence - despite Hitler's effort to hide it - was easy to find. THE OBVIOUS REASON IS, THEY DIDN'T WANT TO!
They wanted to believe Hitler! - and anything which got in the way was swept aside! Their perceived need to be rescued from a liberalism which they believed had run amuck had so blinded them that they purposefully ignored any evidence which suggested that Hitler might be something else than what he had presented himself as - and they denounced all those who attempted to uncover the real truth as "unchristian" and "unpatriotic."
William Greider, former assistant managing editor of The Washington Post, has written:
"The decayed condition of American democracy is difficult to grasp ... Symptoms of distress are accumulating freely in the political system and citizens are demoralized ... A climate of stagnant doubt has enveloped contemporary politics, a generalized disappointment that is too diffuse, and intangible to be easily confronted ... This dissonance ... is so discomforting that many naturally turn away from its implications ... In place of meaningful democracy, the political community has embraced a ... culture of false appearances ... [It] responds to the public's desires with an artful dance of symbolic (and vacant) gestures - hollow laws that are emptied of serious content in the private bargaining of Washington. Promises are made and never kept. Laws are enacted and never enforced. When ordinary people organize themselves to confront the deception, they find themselves too marginalized to make much difference."
The words he wrote are particularly apropos for American Christians today.
There is, as a result, an almost palpable yearning within today's electorate to be rescued from all this; a desire for some kind of Arthurian figure to step forward and put an end to it.
Max Mell, a contemporary poet, has said that underneath the thin cosmopolitan surface of today's modern Western World lie all the "old Heroes" still: Parsifal, Guinevere, Roland, Lancelot, Barbarossa, Tristan and Isolde, etc. They are implanted far too deeply in our collective memory to ever be rooted out by the fleeting fashions of modernity, secularism, and democracy - and who, like Arthur (the "once and future king" - the Restitutor Orbis), stand ready to reemerge and rescue us from the chaos and confusion of this present evil world. And there are more people than most would care to admit - many of whom are passing themselves off as Christians - who are calling us to embrace the concept of leadership that these old "warrior kings" represented - A KIND OF MESSIANIC LEADERSHIP BASED ON NOBILITY OF CHARACTER, CHARISMA AND THE ABILITY TO "GET THINGS DONE."
Camelot and Arthur - "The Once and Future King;" the Restitutor Orbis
Indeed, many of the Christian men and women who are crying out for such leadership hold the concepts of what we today call "democracy" in utter contempt. To their mind, messianic leadership - not democracy - is the ideal. To such people, the messy and disordered conditions of "politics as usual" - with all its sordid, back room deal-making and compromises - is a disgusting and vulgar thing, made all the more loathsome by effete liberals that surround President Obama.
The longing for such a messiah rests on the bedrock of Western tradition, a tradition that the secular elites can hide and gloss over, but one that they have utterly failed to stamp out; it is far too deeply embedded in the Western psyche - so much so that British writers Norris J. Lacy and Geoffrey Ashe can write that such a messiah has been -
"... persistently imagined and hoped for ... a new Constantine who will ... end civil strife and [the] usurpation [of political power by the moneyed elite] ... [who will] defeat ... [Christendom's] ... enemies, and bring back peace and prosperity."
And not only that, but - as Carrolly Erickson, a professor at the University of California - writes:
"... One who [like Arthur] dwells in the circle of the miraculous."
It seems that Christians are looking everywhere for the antichrist except where the Bible said to look. As D.R. McConnell, in his book, A Different Gospe, writes:
"It is a strange curiosity that those Christians who are most adamant that our's is the generation that will see the Lord's return - and the end-time deception and apostasy associated with his return - look for signs of this deception outside the church, in such conspiracies as the New Age movement, and in such cults as Mormonism, the Jehovah's Witnesses, and Christian Science.
"Admittedly, these movements pose potential threats to the church, BUT PERHAPS WE WOULD DO BETTER TO LOOK FOR THE DECEPTION OF THE END-TIMES WHERE JESUS AND THE NEW TESTAMENT PREDICTED IT WOULD OCCUR: WITHIN THE CHURCH, WITHIN GROUPS THAT CALL THEMSELVES 'CHRISTIAN' BUT WHICH ACTUALLY PREACH A DIFFERENT GOSPEL." [Please see our article, "Christianity in the Service of a 'Religio-Political-Corporate-Terrorist' State."]
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In connection with item #4 above, we pray that you will remember the Word of God:
"IF WE HAVE SOWN UNTO YOU SPIRITUAL THINGS, IS IT A GREAT THING IF WE SHALL REAP YOUR CARNAL [MATERIAL] THINGS?" [1 Cor. 9:11]
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 American Empire: The Corporate / Pentagon / CIA / Missionary Archipelago."]
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