THE POLICE AND
AGENTS PROVOCATEURS

By: SR Shearer
February 15, 2012

An agent provocateur (plural: agents provocateurs, French for "inciting agent(s)") is an agent employed by the police to act undercover to entice or provoke the government's enemies to commit an illegal act. More generally, the term may refer to a person or group that seeks to discredit or harm another by provoking them to commit a wrong or rash action.

INTRODUCTION

Unremarked upon by the "mainline media," the growing use of agents provocateurs by the elites and the police forces under their command as a means of discrediting their opponents - especially those involved in the Occupy Movement" - is growing exponentially; agents provocateurs whose actions influence great numbers of Christians to denounce those who protest the actions of the government as violent malcontents. [Please see our article, "Christians: Once Again on the Wrong Side of History."]

NOTE: One should carefully take note of the fact that in a country where the elites control the media to the degree they do in the United States, the only way those who oppose the elites can bring attention to their concerns without those concerns being dishonestly "spun" and deceitfully warped is by public demonstrations. [Please see our articles "The Corporate State and the Mass Media" and "The Mainline Media: One Enormous Propaganda Machine."]

Ravenaus reported on the threat posed by agents provocateurs working for the police to the Occupy Movement several months ago: the report read as follows:

"Occupy' protests face the possibility that HSA, FBI, and CIA operatives may infiltrate their ranks as agents provocateurs. This can't happen in the US, right? They only do this kind of thing in those foreign countries shown on the national news channels. Actually, during the WTO-G20 protests in Seattle the instigators of the riot that caused damage and resulted in the beatings, gassing, flash-bangs, and arrests of peaceful protestors were proven to be covert FBI agents[Please see our article, "The WTO and the Masses, Athens, and the Battle for Seattle."]

"They were identified and seen leaving by passing through the police lines after showing their identifications. This is fact, not fantasy. During the Republican National Convention, protestors were infiltrated by local, state, and federal officers who used mace and pepper spray on quietly protesting groups in an attempt to incite a riot. They were later proven beyond a doubt to be provocateurs associated with the police agencies."

NOTE: It should be noted in this connection that American citizens are afforded the RIGHT to assemble WITHOUT ANY EXCEPTIONS. This means that insofar as the Constitution is concerned, we should not have to pay for permits or even ask for permission. It means we have the RIGHT to assemble without asking for the approval of the very institutions we are protesting against. Any media outlet that denies this RIGHT or any government agent or official who denies this RIGHT is acting against our RIGHTS that were established by the Constitution. To infiltrate for the purpose of photographing, identifying, and "tagging" those involved is also a violation of our RIGHT to assemble.

Agents provocateurs:
Provoking police brutality

Ravenaus continues:

"When they [i.e., the government's agents provocateurs] infiltrate for the purpose of instigating violence in order to provoke a brutal police reaction against peaceful protests, this is a bastardization of the very foundations of our nation. These are the very actions that our own government railed against in the nations overseas who have stood up to the EXACT SAME institutionalized criminals who did the same to their nations as our elected officials and the banking industry have done here. It is not a coincidence that there are overlapping "Boards of Directors" and international conglomerates in those nations and ours.

"Nor is it coincidence that we have the same problems here as those Arab nations have been plagued with. In light of the recent increase in support and the outrage of the American public toward banking institutions and the cooperative nature of the US Senate and Congress, it is very likely that one or many of the "Occupy" groups has already been infiltrated.

"The real menace to our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen... .At the head of this octopus are a small group of powerful banking houses. The little coterie of powerful bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties."

New York City Mayor John F. Hylan, 1922

From Rolling Stone Magazine

Very obviously, these are the same banking institutions that Occupy Wall Street is demonstrating against - at least until the elites shut them down recently. [Please see our article "What Happened at UC Davis Was No Aberration."]

"It is also most likely that the same tactics that have been used to incite police violence against peaceful protestors in Seattle and other places will likely be used in the major gatherings of the "Occupy" groups (such as NY, Chicago, Atlanta).

"That they use government agents as provocateurs and purveyors of the original violence is the means they have used for 30 years to justify police action. That it was their agents that started the riots has been given little press although it has also been well known to be the case.

This is a collage of picture of AMERICAN POLICE BRUTALITY against PEACEFUL AMERICAN PROTESTERS at Occupy rallies in recent months! Notice that Democrats and Republicans will speak out against government brutality directed against protesters in OTHER countries, but won't say a WORD about it in OUR OWN COUNTRY! In fact, they've got to be the ones DIRECTING it! The police aren't just "magically" doing this on their own, with no orders! So not only is their SILENCE about this proving that they CONDONE this police brutality, but they are actually the ones ORDERING it! There can be no other conclusion. (unless you think police just magically do whatever they want under no orders from anyone, but they all happen to be doing the same thing nationwide, by coincidence, not coordinated by anyone, which the odds of this would be astronomical).

"Should any violence among the protestors begin after 30+ days of peaceful gathering, those who actually begin the riot should be identified and carefully studied. The last 30 years has shown that the instigators of past riots and those promoting violence were not truly part of the protesters.

NOTE: This article was written prior to the effort by the elites to shut down the encampments of the Occupy Movement that began in November. Since then ALL the Occupy encampments have been shut down; and in every case, agents provocateurs were used against the demonstrators in order to justify the police brutality that was used.

"They were provocateurs from government agencies put in place with the intent and insidious purpose of inciting violence that would be blamed on the protesters."

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Agents provocateurs used in Oakland to justify
a police crackdown on the demonstrators

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Governor Scott Walker

SCOTT WALKER

Moreover, it's not just against the Occupy Movement that the elites have been using agents provocateurs; take what has been going on in Wisconsin as governor Scott Walker has been battling to discredit those who have been opposing his efforts to "downwage" workers in that state. According to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Republican lawyer Carlos F. Lam recommended that Governor Walker implement a "false flag operation" in Wisconsin by using agents provocateurs.



NOTE: False flag (aka Black Flag) operations are covert operations designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities. The name is derived from the military concept of flying false colors; that is flying the flag of a country other than one's own.

Carlos Lam

Proof of this was gleaned from emails from the Republican activist to Walker that read in part:

"As an aside, I've been involved in GOP politics here in Indiana for 18 years, and I think that the situation presents a good opportunity for what's called a 'false flag operation' [i.e., the use of agents provocateurs]. If you could employ an associate who pretends to be sympathetic to the unions' cause to physically attack you (or even use a firearm against you), you could discredit the public unions. Employing a false flag operation [i.e., agents provocateurs] would assist in undercutting any support in favor of the unions.

"God bless,

"Carlos F. Lam."



NOTE: "God bless!" - is that what Lam said? Well at least he's a good Christian - or NOT; what about the Ninth Commandment:  "Bear No False Witness."  Lam, like so many other Christians today, evidently lives by a code of hypocrisy. It is precisely this kind of hypocrisy that turns so many unbelievers off to Christ. Jesus said of such people:

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith ...

"Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

"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.

"Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

"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." (Matthew 23:23-27)

USING AGENTS PROVOVATEURS BEGINNING WITH
THE HAYMARKET RIOT IN 1886 - IT'S AN OLD GAME

The report by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism on the planned use of agents provocateurs against demonstrators in Wisconsin continues:

The 1886 Haymarket riot instigated by police provocateurs that besmirched the labor movement for decades afterwards.

"There was another time when agents provocateurs were used to fight worker movements—back in the very beginning of the labor movement. One such event was the Haymarket Affair in Chicago on May 4th, 1886.  Don't be surprised if you've never heard of the Haymarket Affair: the motivations of the various groups involved, the symbolism of the protests and the aftermath are generally a pack of lies, whitewashing and disinformation.

"Nevertheless, it is instructive to return to this date before we consider Carlos F. Lam's false flag operation idea, so as to couch it in some historical context. It's also educational in how governments dismantle grass-roots, direct-action groups who seek a paradigm shift in civilization—a more progressive vision for humanity.

Albert and Lucy Parsons

"On May 1st, 1886, strikes were held in major US cities, including New York City, Milwaukee and Detroit, with thousands upon thousands coming out in support of the strike. The epicenter of the strikes was Chicago, which was leading the charge for a forty-hour work week.

"On May 3rd, Chicago held its rally. Forty thousand people went on strike. A march was held by the union activist Albert Parsons and his wife, who led the march of 100,000 people down Michigan Avenue in the heart of Chicago.  (You'll note that this is essentially the same Chicago detailed by Upton Sinclair in The Jungle—a Chicago of factories that trampled on the rights of workers.)"

NOTE: In The Jungle (1906), Sinclair gave a scathing indictment of unregulated capitalism as exemplified in the meatpacking industry. His descriptions of both the unsanitary and inhumane conditions experienced by the workers shocked and galvanized readers. Sinclair's account of workers falling into rendering tanks and being ground, along with animal parts, into "Durham's Pure Leaf Lard", gripped public attention. The morbidity of the working conditions, as well as the exploitation of children and women alike that Sinclair exposed showed the corruption taking place inside Chicago's factories.

The report continues:

August Spies

"On this very same day, striking workers met at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. plant, from which they'd been locked out since February of that year.  This group was led by August Spies, who was a labor activist like Albert Parsons, but also a journalist for Arbeiter-Zeitung (The "Workingman's Newspaper"), a Chicago-based labor paper published in German to rally German workers.

"At McCormick, August Spies gave a speech to the striking workers—who had been non-violent—to cling to their resolve.  The end of the work day approached, and this is where the distortion manifests.  The government, industrialists and mainstream media of the time would have us believe that suddenly, and without provocation, striking workers decided to rush the gates of the plant; and that they would do this with a garrison of 400 police officers protecting replacement workers.

"When the dust had settled, Chicago Police officers had killed at least two striking McCormick workers (others had reported six worker deaths).

Many people believed that the men had not been given a fair trial and in 1893, John Peter Altgeld, the new governor of Illinois, pardoned Oscar Neebe, Samuel Fielden and Michael Schwab. Altgeld argued: "It is further shown here that much of the evidence given at the trial was a pure fabrication; that some of the prominent police officials not only terrorized ignorant men by throwing them into prison and threatening them with torture if they refused to swear to anything desired but that they offered money and employment to those who would consent to do this. Further, that they deliberately planned to have fictitious conspiracies formed in order that they might get the glory of discovering them."

"Over night, Chicago labor activists printed fliers calling for a rally.  Certain of the fliers read 'Workingmen Arm Yourselves and Appear in Full Force'!  The 'Arm Yourselves' was removed and replacement fliers printed.  August Spies then agreed to speak at a rally to be held at Haymarket Square the following day.

"Spies reaffirmed the worker's non-violent stance and called attention to the "warlike preparations" of the "so-called law and order."  In attendance was the Chicago Mayor Carter Harrison, Sr., who—after observing the rally for some time—decided to leave for home.

"10:30pm: the police start marching to disperse the crowd and then again—as if on cue—violence.  A pipe bomb was thrown at the advancing policeman, which killed officer Matthias J. Degan.  Such confusion was there that when the police began firing their weapons, they hit each other, eventually wounding 60 of their number and killing eight.  Four protesters were killed in the mayhem as well.

"Eight labor activists were put on trial for the Haymarket Affair: Albert Parsons, August Spies, Michael Schwob, Louis Lingg, Adolph Fischer, George Engel, Samuel Fielden and Oscar Neebe.  And this is where the truth begins to fray at its edge and the most convenient scapegoats are found and executed in ritual sacrifice to refresh the order of commerce and corrupt politics with the blood of social visionaries.

"This is also the point in time in which the propaganda of the "bloody' labor activists takes hold, which has been used ever since to frighten Americans away from any movement that would seek to advance the working class or labor interests.  Much of this sensationalism came directly from the ink and paper of The Chicago Tribune.

"The eight defendants were eventually convicted of murder (despite non-existent evidence of any of the defendants actually throwing the bomb).  Seven of  the eight were set to be executed.  At the trial, the defendants claimed that an industrialist agent provocateur had launched the bomb to discredit the worker's movement and turn public opinion against them.  Spies, Fischer, Parsons and Engle walked the gallows on November 10, 1887, wearing white robes. Just before being hanged, Spies was heard to say, "The time will come when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you strangle today!"

"We will beat them to death with the cross of Christ." [please see our article, "The Business Right and the Christian Right: An Alliance Made in Hell."]


NOTE: Years later it was revealed that Rudolph Schnaubelt was the man who threw the bomb acting as an agent provocateur in the pay of the authorities, specifically the Pinkerton Detective Agency, essentially a group of thugs in the pay of the elites of that era.

THIS BRINGS US AGAIN TO CARLOS LAM

The report goes on to say,

"And so we come again to Carlos F. Lam.

"Lam, by recommending a false flag operation [again, the use of agents provocateurs], apparently has studied the history of espionage.  He advised, via email, that Scott Walker launch a false flag operation in Madison, Wisconsin, to discredit the labor union protesters and their supporters.

"Make no mistake: the Republicans now in power and their corporate counterparts SEE THIS AS WAR. And Lam, as a stand-in for the dark Id of the Republican party, wants someone to become the phantom terrorist of Haymarket reborn, updated for the 21st century Republican campaign to destroy what could not be destroyed in 1886." [Please see our articles, "The Elites Want High Unemployment" and "The United States: Replicating the Slave Economy of the Old South & Leaving Average Citizens to Sink into Poverty."]

RECENT EXAMPLES OF THE USE BY
THE ELITES OF AGENTS PROVOKATEURS

Then there is the even more recent example of the efforts by the government to defame those who oppose its activities; we speak here of the growing use by the government of "killer drones" not only abroad but here in America. A few months ago, demonstrators from "Stop the Machine" attempted to unfurl a banner protesting the use of killer drones at the National Air and Space.

A banner reading "No Drones, End Afghan War" was dropped inside the Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.

And one should not discount the seriousness of this message (see above banner): it is of vital importance because the government is now flying such drones over the United States to "ferret out" so-called "enemies of the state." [Please see our article, "Wall Street Attacks the Occupy Movement with the Support of the Religious Right."]

"KILLER DRONES" - THERE IS
REASON FOR AMERICANS TO BE CONCERNED!

They are being flown over the American heartland now. [Please see our article, "Wall Street Attacks the Occupy Movement with the Support of the Religious Right."]

The protesters did not want to scare families and children or shut down the museum.  BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTED PEOPLE TO BELIEVE.

PATRICK HOWLEY AND THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR

In an article that appeared on the Occupy for Accountability website, one observer writes:

"That [the demonstrators were peaceful] was not on the agenda of admitted agent provocateur Patrick Howley, assistant editor at the right wing publication American Spectator. He brags about running ahead of other protesters into the main museum area, and in the process shocking and startling tourists and 'forcing' the government to shut down the exhibition.

The American Spectator Magazine is a virulent right-wing publication that promotes the alliance between the business elites of the nation and the American Christian community.

"Howley reports in his braggadocio filled American Spectator article,

'Under a cloud of pepper spray I forced myself into the doors and sprinted blindly across the floor of the Air and Space Museum, drawing the attention of hundreds of stunned khaki-clad tourists (some of whom began snapping off disposable-camera portraits of me). I strained to glance behind me at the dozens of protesters I was sure were backing me up, and then I got hit again, this time with a cold realization: I was the only one who had made it through the doors. As two guards pointed at me and started running, I dodged a circle of gawking old housewives and bolted upstairs'.

"Howley's story, however, does not hold up. We know because Opednews photojournalist, Cheryl Biren, took a picture showing Hawley INSIDE the doors - proving that his triumphant claim to be the "only one who made it through the doors," is patently inaccurate."

"Grapski took Biren's photo that included Howley and matched that to Howley profile photo on American spectator, shown above, proving Howley was lying.

What Howley was clearly up to was portraying the demonstrators not as serious citizens concerned with an important matter that should be brought to the attention of the American people - one that was being purposefully ignored by the so-called "mainstream media" - but rather as anarchists bent on chaos. The article by the Occupy for Accountability website continued:

"Grapski comments on Howley's actions and their implications,

'Howley refers to the Museum as 'the scene of my crime'.  In light of his detailed description of his activities today the fact that they clearly document the commission of the crime of inciting to riot. As a result of Howley's activities  a large number of people were subjected to pepper-spray attacks including journalists and tourists who had nothing to do with the protest.  Given the negative light that the press is attempting to spin this incident with regard to the ongoing occupations, from Wall Street and D.C. and now spreading to Main Streets across the country, the presence and admitted activities of this self-proclaimed agent provocateur should be brought to the attention of federal law enforcement officials.

'It is highly likely that the events that occurred would not have taken the turn they did if it were not for Howley's admitted adventure in an effort to discredit the Occupy movement.  So before the public, the media, and officials turn their attention negatively towards the protests and the protesters there needs to be a critical eye turned on the role of the American Spectator and the role played in these events by its editorial staff.  If arrests were made at this incident, and even if none were, the admissions of Howley published brazenly in the pages of his conservative magazine and bragged about on his Facebook page should lead to an official investigation into his role and that of his employer in the events in Washington D.C. today and should be seen as at least part of the causal nexus that led to the inappropriate use of force that along with Howley negatively affected many who were innocent of any crime other than being at the wrong place at the wrong time'."

Howley saw his "criminal" activity as a prank. But as the occupy movement grows, it is realistic to expect that Howley's article will inspire more agents provocateurs actions by right wing frat boy types who think that provoking guards or police to violence is a fun prank.

Naturally enough, because I am a Kappa Sigma (Κ Σ) , I chose to portray someone from Sigma Nu (Σ Ν) - SR Shearer.

YE ARE OF YOUR FATHER THE DEVIL ...

But there will be smarter, GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED agents provocateurs who aim to escalate, disrupt and sabotage peaceful protests. The dangers that these agents provocateurs (especially the government-sponsored ones) pose to peaceful protests are real - and the fact that they base what they are doing on LIES and FALSE FLAG OPERATIONS makes no difference to them.  Concerning such people, Jesus said,

"YE ARE OF YOUR FATHER THE DEVIL ... [he] abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." (John 8:44)

Christians who find such false flag operations by their right-wing business and political allies amusing should bear Christ's warning here in mind. In thinking that bearing "false witness" against those who oppose them through the use of agents provocateurs is something that can be laughed off, Christians are treading on very dangerous ground insofar as the Lord is concerned.

THE RICH: LIVING IN A
MAKE-BELIEVE WORLD

The very real fact of the matter is, the world that America's rich have constructed for themselves is a Potemkin world of make-believe and fantasy based on LIES where the rich live in enclaves of affluence and safety from which the rest of the population is EXCLUDED. The rich don't like their world cluttered up by the "HUMAN TRASH" that their economic system creates; they (i.e., the poor) encroach on the rich's affluent enclaves and wreck their illusion of prosperity. [Please see our article, "The Versailles Phenomenon; Tension in the Empire: Building up to the 'Great Deception'."]

In this world of LIES, the rich keep the poor "off balance" and unable to organize themselves by DEMONIZING them as communists, socialists and thugs - AND, NATURALLY ENOUGH,  THE USE BY THE ELITES OF AGENTS PROVOCATEURS IS CENTRAL TO THIS EFFORT. It is also central to the way America's "privileged class" maintains its grip on the American Christian community.

It justifies the attacks on unions in Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, and many other states; it justifies ever shrinking civil and human rights, including suspension of habeas corpus; it justifies runaway imprisonment of minorities; indefinite imprisonment without trial and torture of political prisoners; and it justifies much, much more.

THE KIND OF MINDSET ...

The kind of mindset that allows today's American Christians to embrace the rich in such an uncritical fashion was best expressed several years ago by then presidential-candidate George Bush II when, in giving his "testimony for Christ," he said:

The Bush mansion at Walker's Point - an enclave of wealth in a world where the rich are reducing average people to poverty. It is precisely in this world that the rich derive their remorseless attitude towards the poor.

"... the seeds of my decision [for Christ] were ... planted by the Reverend Billy Graham. [Several yeas ago] ... he visited my family for a summer weekend in Maine. I saw him preach at the small summer church, St. Ann's by the Sea. We all had lunch on the patio overlooking the ocean. One evening my dad asked Billy to answer questions from a big group of family gathered for the weekend.

"He sat by the fire and talked. And what he said sparked a change in my heart. I don't remember the exact words. It was more the power of his example. The Lord was so clearly reflected in his gentle and loving demeanor. The next day we walked and talked at Walker's Point, and I knew I was in the presence of a great man. He was like a magnet; I felt drawn to seek something different. He didn't lecture or admonish; he shared warmth and concern. Billy Graham didn't make you feel guilty; he made you feel loved. Over the course of that weekend, Reverend Graham planted a mustard seed in my soul, a seed that grew over the next year. He led me to the path, and I began walking. It was the beginning of a change in my life. I had always been a "religious" person, had regularly attended church, even taught Sunday School and served as an altar boy. But that weekend my faith took on a new meaning. It was the beginning of a new walk where I would commit my heart to Jesus Christ."

Bush continued:

"During the more than half century of my life, we have seen an unprecedented decay in our American culture, a decay that has eroded the foundations of our collective values and moral standards of conduct. Our sense of PERSONAL responsibility has declined dramatically, just as the role and responsibility of the federal government have increased. The changing culture BLURRED THE SHARP CONTRAST BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG and created a new standard of conduct: 'If it feels good, do it.' and 'If you've got a problem, blame somebody else'. 'Individuals are not responsible for their actions', the new culture has said. 'We are all victims of forces beyond our control'.

"We have gone from a culture of sacrifice and saving to a culture obsessed with grabbing all the gusto. We went from accepting responsibility to assigning blame. As government did more and more, individuals were required to do less and less.

"The new culture said: if people were poor, the government should feed them. If someone had no house, the government should provide one. If criminals are not responsible for their acts, then the answers are not prisons, but social programs ..."

NOTE: For a more honest discussion of the condition the poor find themselves in, please see our articles, "Measuring the Depravity of the Elites: Pacifying the Poor through Drug Addiction," "Der Untermensch" and "The Utility of Police Brutality in the Elite's War against the Poor."]

STOP AND TAKE NOTE
OF WHAT IS BEING SAID

Now stop for a moment and take notice of what's being said here. Note the clever way Bush intermingles MORAL failure and words that connote unethical lifestyles (i.e., "crime," "prisons," "blame," etc.) with FINANCIAL failure (i.e., phrases like, "... the new culture said: if people are poor, the government should feed them. If someone has no house, the government should provide one," etc.) as if the two were one and the same thing; as if financial failure (i.e., poverty) equals MORAL failure.

THIS IS NO ACCIDENT! It is a shrewdly designed stratagem that has been used over the years again and again by the rich to inculcate into the minds of average people the thought that FINANCIAL failure (i.e., poverty - which the rich presume is tantamount to financial failure) results from a MORAL breakdown; and that FINANCIAL success results from MORAL integrity.

If financial failure can be successfully linked to moral turpitude in the eyes of the Christian community, then it makes it all the easier for the nation's elites to reduce growing numbers of Americans to the economic trash bin as moral failures.

HOW CONVENIENT FOR THE RICH! - and it goes a long way in explaining the way the government justified the harsh changes in the bankruptcy laws that occurred early on in the Bush Administration; changes that have had the affect of REDUCING A GREAT PORTION OF OUR POPULATION TO A CONDITION APPROACHING "INDENTURED SERVITUDE" TO COMPANIES LIKE VISA, MASTER CARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, AND BANKS LIKE WELLS FARGO, BANK OF AMERICA, CITICORP, CHASE, etc.

Think about it! - if financial failure can be successfully linked to moral turpitude in the eyes of the Christian community, then it makes it all the easier for the nation's elites to reduce growing numbers of Americans to the economic trash bin as moral failures. And insofar as "debt collection" is concerned, it allows the banks and credit card companies to seize the moral "high ground" in their uncharitable, hard-hearted efforts at "debt collection."

Wow! - who said it was impossible to squeeze blood out of a turnip? With the help of the Christian community, a "miracle" in this direction may not be all that impossible! My oh my, well miracles never cease!

TWISTING THE WORD OF GOD
TO JUSTIFY WORLDLINESS

There is, of course, no basis in the Scripture for such ideas (i.e., that those who are successful financially are ipso facto men of high integrity); though, no doubt, many people (especially Christians) probably think that there is.

It has been repeated in the language of our culture so often that it has now taken on the aura of biblical truth - for example, take a passage like the following, a passage which has been extracted straight out of the folksy lexicon of one of this country's most well-known purveyors of such thinking, Benjamin Franklin -

"Remember that money is of the prolific, generating nature. Money can beget money, and its offspring can beget more, and so on. Five shillings turned is six, turned again it is seven and threepence, and so on, till it becomes five hundred pounds. The more there is of it, the more it produces every turning, so that the profits rise quicker and quicker. He that kills a breeding-sow, destroys all her offspring to the thousandth generation. He that murders a crown (five pounds), destroys all that it might have produced, even scores of pounds. "

Franklin was a Deist; he was no Christian,
and the advise he gave was not biblical

IT SOUNDS SO BIBLICAL - BUT IT ISN'T

This all sounds so biblical - it even has a biblical cadence to it. The use of terms like "beget," and "to the thousandth generation," lends to it a certain biblical veracity. But Franklin was no Christian; he was a Deist. He had, as a result, no real knowledge of the Scripture. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that the quote used above has little to do with the Bible - at least insofar as the New Testament is concerned - and everything to do with the "wisdom of this world," which the Bible UTTERLY condemns and TOTALLY rejects,

"For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God." (1 Cor. 3:19)

The fact is, as we have said over and over again on the pages of this website, the New Testament does not hold the rich in any kind of esteem or respect; quite the opposite! - it scathingly condemns them in terms which can only be described as brusque and severe; for example,

"Woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation." (Luke 6:24)

and -

"... a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

"... 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)

Not only that, but what's even more frightening, the Bible says that the pursuit of wealth - if unchecked - will actually drive men into DESTRUCTION and PERDITION -

"For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

"And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

"But 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. (1 Tim. 6:7-9)

And one should remember here that the above verses (i.e., I Tim. 6:7-9) are directed at a Christian audience; in other words, it's not just unbelievers that wealth has the potential of ruining, but it also has the very real possibility of destroying Christians as well.

WE URGE YOU THEREFORE ...

We urge you, therefore, beware of what is being reported in the newspapers and on TV - self-serving reports fabricated in the elite newsrooms of today's media that depict those who are demonstrating against the institutions of the American New World Order System as thugs, commies, sex addicts, etc. More likely than not, what is being reported on as the actions of protesters is really the result of agents provocateurs.

Agents provocateurs posing as protesters

YES! - IT HAS COME TO THAT IN OUR OUNTRY - a time when America's mainline media is about as trustworthy as Pravda and Izvestia were in the old Soviet Union.

The "spin" the American media is giving us is meant to defame protesters and justify their arrests and imprisonments. Don't be deceived!

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God bless you all!

S.R. Shearer
Antipas Ministries


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Then make copies and take these copies out to the campuses where you live; pass them out; OR if that seems too "daring" for you right now, post them on telephone poles, the sides of buildings, on campus bulletin boards; post them in union halls, in the neighborhoods of the poor and downtrodden, near employment offices, wherever you can.


Once again, we URGE you to read (or re-read):

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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