THE NEW, PERMANENT
OBAMA COALITION

By: S.R. Shearer
March 4, 2013


PREFACE

More and more Americans no longer see America as a divinely-inspired SUPER-STATE.

It seems that American Christians – tied like Pastor John Hagee and his CUFI followers are to the concept of America as a divinely-inspired SUPER-STATE - are unable to grasp the fact that more and more average Americans, including many sincere Christians, are no longer motivated by such thinking; to them, America is no "Shining City on a Hill," as Ronald Reagan put it, but a place of growing poverty and dashed dreams ruled over by selfish, dishonest, mean-spirited cheaters and charlatans who have little or no concern for them or their welfare. It's an elite of wealth whose members, as Professor C. Wright Mills of Columbia University says, have -

"... transcended the ordinary environments of ordinary people; by their decisions they set up and break down the destinies of others - their daily lives, the places where they live, the security which is ultimately afforded them, etc. They are not 'confined' by their 'responsibilities' as are 'ordinary' people. They are not bound by their communities. They need not merely 'meet the demands of the day and hour'; in some part, they create these demands, and cause others to meet them. Whether or not they profess their power, they wield it in a manner which far transcends that of the underlying population. What Jacob Burckhardt said of great men, could be said of them: 'they are all that ordinary people are not'."

Mills continues:

"The pursuit of the moneyed-life is ... [the elite's] commanding value, in relation to which the influence of other values has declined, so ... [that they have] easily become MORALLY RUTHLESS in its pursuit ... [They have] narrowed the meaning of 'success' to big money and in these terms condemn failure as the chief vice, raising money to the plane of absolute value."

Greed renders those who have been trapped by it into empty shells who no longer possess substance or meaning to their lives.

Greed renders those who have been trapped by it into empty shells who no longer possess substance or meaning to their lives. While it's true that many such people continue to preserve a certain facade of "purpose" and "idealism" in their lives, there is nothing behind that "front" except a vacuum - a hollowness that resembles the emptiness of a body without a soul. Their idealism is nothing more than a subterfuge, a contrivance, a masquerade - an excuse for what really drives them, which is the actual process of accumulation. [Please see our articles, "The Evil in Our Midst" and "Population Control."]

The sad thing in all of this is that these are the kind of people with whom the American church has allied itself, thinking by doing so, they can use the elite's power and money to "return America to Christ and the church," and thwart Obama's effort to "un-do" "traditional values."

THE STUPIDITY OF SUCH THINKING, HOWEVER, IS MIND-BOGGLING, and more and more Americans are beginning to grasp how idiotic such thinking is – much to the dismay of Christians such as Billy Graham, Richard Land and even my twin brother who were willing to support a committed Mormon for the presidency rather than see Obama win again. [Please see our article, "Evangelicals and the Mormon Church."]

What follows is a report that most Christians may find distasteful because it presents Obama in a light they will probably find objectionable, if only because it attempts to see Obama the way that downscale voters see him: as someone honestly attempting to help those who have been the victims of the fat cats of today's economy – a view of Obama which is probably more honest than the view that FOX News and the leaders of today's church have of him. [Please see our article, "The Theory of the Muslim AntiChrist."]

OBAMA: someone who honestly is attempting to help those who have been the victims of the FAT CATS of today's economy.

The refusal of Christians to see Obama's effort to cut the military budget and tax the rich "until they scream" as an HONEST attempt to help the "down-and-out" victims of today's economy rather than as an attempt to denigrate Christianity and America's standing in the world is mendacious; this steadfast refusal to see Obama as he may really be opens up Christians to belief systems concerning him that are hateful and most often untrue; and more than that, it opens them up to the "DECEPTION OF THE LAST DAYS."

Finally, it is extremely important to take note of the so-called racial component in the Obama coalition. Pundits on both the right and the left tend to attribute much of Obama's success to his appeal to the black and Hispanic communities and the country's changing demographics that aid the growing influence of these populations. But the fact is, whites still account for between 70% - 75% of the population (depending on how one counts the Hispanic population). This gives evidence to our claim (see above) that more and more white voters are joining Obama's downscale coalition, a fact that cannot but terrify America's elites who have subtly been playing the "RACE CARD" for years and years: it doesn't seem to be working anymore in light of the white community's worsening economic situation.

NOTE: The view of Obama presented here does not touch upon his stinted stance regarding Israel, which, sadly, most Americans, if not so-called "born-again Christians," now see as relatively unimportant given the dire economic straits in which they find themselves. There can be little doubt that Obama is no friend of Israel. [Please see our article, "Obama's Mideast Policy: Making Peace with Islam by Throwing Israel under the Bus."]

-- Antipas


NOTE TO READERS

We have decided to "off-put" leaving the country in the hope that by staying (at least for a while longer) we can persuade Christians here to take the kind of stand that Sophie Scholl and the White Rose took in Germany against the Hitler regime. WE ASK YOU TO JOIN US IN THIS EFFORT - have the courage of Sophie Scholl: Pass out our flyer, leave it in libraries, affix it to trees and posts, put it on the wind-shields of cars, especially those in church parking lots.

Sophie Scholl

At the age of 21 Sophie was executed by guillotine after being convicted of high treason. Her crime was publishing some anti-war leaflets that were printed by the White Rose (a non-violent resistance group that encouraged people to passively resist the Nazis) in 1943 at Munich University. Eventually a copy of the leaflet made it out of Germany and millions of copies were made and then dropped by plane over parts of Germany. Its was re-entitled The Manifesto of Munich Students.

Do you possess the courage that Sophie possessed? ARE YOU WILLING TO DOWNLOAD OUR FLYER AND PASS IT OUT? [Please see our article, "We Are Your Conscience: The White Rose Society."]

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THE RISE OF THE LEFT & THE DEMISE OF THE
RIGHT: OBAMA'S NEW "ENTITLEMENT COALITION"

"The Law of Averages" according to the rich

INTRODUCTION

A sea-change in the nation's politics has taken place with grave implications for America's wealthy elites: Obama has constructed what appears to be a PERMANENT, left-wing, majority coalition of the "down-and-outers" of American society that the elites may find impossible to dislocate for years and years to come. New York Times columnist Thomas B. Edsall writes:

"The slow implosion of the Republican Party — along with the growing strength of a new Democratic coalition dominated by low-to-middle-income voters — threatens the power of the corporate establishment ..."


NOTE: Obama won by an astounding 332 electoral votes to Mitt Romney's 206; and for the first time in years for a presidential election, he garnered over 50% of the popular vote – 51% to 47%.

Edsall continues:

"The signs of this threat to corporate power are everywhere ... The potential institutionalization of a majority Democratic coalition of the downscale is extremely ominous for members of the top 0.1 percent and for the corporations that have profited over the past 40 years."

"The signs are everywhere ... The potential institutionalization of a majority Democratic coalition of the downscale is extremely ominous for members of the top 0.1 percent and for the corporations that have profited over the past 40 years."

WHY THE DOWNSCALE
ARE ENRAGED AT REPUBLICANS

Chuck Collins, author of ''99 to 1'' writes:

  • The 1 percent has 35.6 percent of all private wealth, more than the bottom 95 percent combined.
  • The 400 wealthiest individuals on the Forbes 400 list have more wealth than the bottom 150 million Americans.
  • In 2010, 25 of the 100 largest U.S. companies paid their CEO more than they paid in U.S. taxes. This is largely be-cause corporations in the global 1 percent use off shore tax havens to dodge their U.S. taxes.
  • Between 1983 and 2009, over 40 percent of all wealth gains flowed to the 1 percent and 82 percent of wealth gains went to the top 5 percent. The bottom 60 percent lost wealth over this same period.
  • The world's 1 percent, almost entirely billionaires, own $42.7 trillion dollars, more than the bottom 3 billion resi-dents of earth.
  • Between 2001 and 2010, the United States borrowed over $1 trillion to give wealthy taxpayers with incomes over $250,000 substantial tax breaks, including the 2001 Bush era tax cuts.
  • The American 99 percent has seen their national share of annual income decline from 91 percent in 1976 to 79 percent in 2010. The share of total wealth owned by the bottom 90 percent declined from 19.1 percent in 1962 to 12.8 percent in 2009.
  • In 2010, average CEO pay for an S&P 500 company was $10.8 million, a 27 percent increase over 2009. The gap between CEO and average U.S. worker pay is 325 to 1, up from 42 to 1 in 1980.
  • The corporate 1 percent dominates the lobbying for federal and state policies. In the last 30 years, the ranks of official lobbyists have exploded. In 1970, there were 5 registered lobbyists for every one of the 535 members of Congress.

Edsall goes on to say:

"Voters in this new ascendant Obama coalition believe politicians help the rich get richer and corporations collect record profits while refusing to hire or increase wages or salaries for workers."

Edsall sums up:

"The more workers recognize that their wages are not keeping up with their productivity gains, the more they are likely to press for redistributive government action through tax policy or by other means."

As a result, Max Baucus (Republican, Montana) believes that the Republican Party is in very real danger of being submerged by a surge of redistributional demands coming from voters in the bottom half, income-wise.

Remarking on what appears to be the permanence of the New Obama Coalition, conservative Pat Buchanan writes:

"In the 20th century, only two presidents shaped new governing coalitions that outlasted them.

  • The first was FDR ... Roosevelt would win four terms, and his party would win the presidency in seven of nine elections between 1932 and 1968.

FDR: Driving the Money Changers out.

  • Richard Nixon was the next craftsman of a governing coalition. While he won with only 43 percent in 1968, by 1972 he had cobbled together a New Majority that would give the GOP four victories in five elections between 1972 and 1988. In two of those victories, Nixon and Ronald Reagan would roll up 49-state landslides.

"Roosevelt and Nixon both employed the politics of conflict and confrontation, not conciliation, to smash the old coalition. 'They hate me, and I welcome their hatred', said FDR in the 1936 campaign. He believed that if a slice of the electorate was incorrigibly hostile to him, one ought not appease or court them, but use them as a whipping boy to rally the majority. With FDR, the foil was Wall Street, the 'money-changers in the temple of our civilization'."

FDR

MONEY CHANGERS

FDR believed that if a slice of the electorate was incorrigibly hostile, one ought not appease or court them, but use them as a whipping boy to rally the majority. With FDR, the foil was Wall Street, the "money-changers in the temple of our civilization."

Buchanan continues:

"With Nixon it was urban rioters and campus anarchists and their academic apologists and elite enablers, and the demonstrators who blocked troop trains and carried Viet Cong flags as they chanted: "Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh! The NLF [The national Liberation Front of the Viet Cong] is going to win!"

"In the late '60s and early '70s, Southern conservative Democrats and Northern Catholics and ethnics left the party of their fathers [meaning the Democratic Party] in droves to join The New Majority of Richard Nixon, which they saw as representing their values and standing for peace with honor."

Black urban riot in Detroit; Campus protest at University of California

Buchanan concludes:

"Barack Obama seems to be taking a page out of the playbook of these coalition builders. Since re-election, he has been actively seeking out confrontations to drive wedges through the Republican Party. 'Positive polarization', it was once called ... With more and more Americans becoming dependent upon government, it will take a miracle not yet visible to rescue the Republican Party from the fate that Barack Hussein Obama has in store for it."

FUNDING OBAMA'S NEW "ENTITLEMENT
SOCIETY" BY CUTTING THE DEFENSE BUDGET

The power and might of the American military undergirds the American elites' ability to rape and pillage the earth.

To make matters worse for America's wealthy elites, Obama intends to fund his "ENTITLEMENT COALITION," as his enemies derisively call his new coalition of downscale voters, with money stripped from the military budget - and if Obama strips enough money out of the Defense Budget it could spell the end of the American New World Order System which is dependent for its survival on the strength of the American military. THAT'S ENOUGH TO TERRIFY THE ELITES WHOSE WEALTH IS BASED ON THE VIABILITY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE. [Please see our documentary, "Greed Is Good."]

Paul E. Vallely and Monica Morrill, two well-known, rigid defenders of the elites' prerogatives, concur; regarding Obama's attempt to rip money out of the military budget to financially assist his new coalition of downscale voters, they believe it to be nothing less than an insidiously evil effort aimed at ending America's sway as the world's sole super-power - which is precisely what Dinesh D'Souza postulated in his movie, "Obama: 2016."

NOTE: In the movie, "Obama: 2016," D'Souza (adapting his book The Roots of Obama's Rage) accuses the President of sharing the anti-colonialist doctrine of his father, Barack Obama Sr., and of planning to weaken and impoverish the United States in furtherance of that doctrine. He suggested that Obama didn't act more directly to these ends in his first term because of the need to get re-elected; but now that he has won a second term, the mask will drop and Obama, having bamboozled American voters, will put his nefarious plan into motion.

Vallely and Morrill are of the same opinion. They write:

"President Obama is working very hard to destroy US military superiority ... to the advantage of our global enemies ... Obama is determined to ruin the Defense Department ... and commit national suicide. He prefers that Americans surrender the country's sovereignty to the United Nations."

Vallely and Morrill assert that Obama prefers Americans surrender their sovereignty to the United Nations. THIS IS THE NIGHTMARE OF THE COUNTRY'S PATRIOTIC GROUPS AND THE RELIGIOUS-RIGHT WHO SEE OBAMA AS THE ANTI-CHRIST."

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VERY IMPORTANT NOTE CONCERNING
THE FALSE NOTION BY CONSERVATIVE
CHRISTIANS THAT OBAMA IS THE ANTICHRIST

It's necessary to divert from the main narrative here in order to address the fallacious notion that Obama is the antiChrist – a belief that many evangelical leaders are promulgating including Pastor John Hagee and his ilk, as well as a number so-called "theologians" at Liberty University, one of the flagship universities of today's evangelical church. It is absolutely essential that one disabuse himself of such thinking if he is going to get anywhere with the Prophetic Scriptures. [Please see our articles, "Whose Purposes Are Being Served When AntiChrist is Presented as a New-Age Guru."]

Christians prostituting themselves out to the American elites.

The fact that American Christians today "buy into" such a ridiculous concept concerning the antiChrist – one that has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BIBLE (and is in fact based on Satanically-inspired myths connected to the ILLUMINIST CONSPIRACY and the PROTOCOLS OF THE LEARNED ELDERS OF ZION) – exposes the shallowness of their thought processes – a shallowness that has allowed the elites to use them in a very disgraceful way: as prostitutes willing to surrender themselves to the money lusts of the elites. [Please see our articles, "The Origins of the Illuminati Conspiracy" and "Pat Robertson, Illuminism and the New World Order."]

As a result of this "bargain with the devil" the church has made with America's elites, there exists today a very stark dichotomy between the Bible's description of the antiChrist at the "end of the age" and the portrait of the antiChrist that the leaders of today's church are presenting to their congregations: as a peace-loving, Obama-like figure.

The truth is, the Bible PLAINLY describes the antiChrist in terms that reveal him as the antithesis of the New-Age, Obama-like figure most Christians are anticipating; a person who is instead a bloody man of war - specifically as:

AntiChrist

  • The Bloody and Deceitful Man (Ps. 5:6)
  • The Violent One (Ps. 140:1)
  • The Desolator (Dan. 9:27)
  • The Wicked One (Ps. 10:2-4)
  • The Adversary (Ps. 74:8-10)
  • The Spoiler (Isa. 16:4; Jer. 4:26)
  • The Nail (Isa. 22:25)
  • The Vile Person (Dan. 11:21)
  • The Son of Perdition (2 Thess. 2:3)
  • The Beast (Rev. 11:7)
  • The King of Fierce Countenance (Dan. 8:23)

Where, then, does one get the idea that antiChrist will present himself as a "Man of Peace" as Obama is currently presenting himself? - certainly not in any of these BIBLICAL titles and appellations.

These are NOT signs of the antiChrist.

Moreover, antiChrist is being portrayed to the church by today's evangelical leaders as possessing -

  • A hostility toward the church;
  • A hostility toward the military;
  • A deference towards Islam.

Now, while it's true that these attributes fit Obama, the fact is NONE of these notions concerning the antiChrist are endorsed by the Bible; instead the Bible says that -

These are the signs of the anti-Christ.

  • He will promote himself as Israel's champion. (Dan. 9:27)
  • He will deceive God's people (i.e., the Christians) by posing as their champion insofar as their social policies are concerned. (Rev. 17:3; please also see Matt. 24:24)
  • He will put his trust in military power. (Dan. 11:38)
  • He will oppose a confederacy of ISLAMIC nations that will array themselves against Israel in the "Latter Days") [Ezek. 38:1 - 39:25; (cf. Ezek. 38:15; 39:2) Dan. 11:40; Joel 2:1-27 (cf. Joel 2:20) Isa. 10:12; 30:31-33; 31:8-9].

In addition to all this, the leaders of today's church fraudulently depict the antiChrist as supporting the aspirations of such "New Age Values" as homosexuality and militant feminism - the kind of feminism that "destroys the family," "emasculates men," and leads to the ridiculous notion of women in the military.

But once again, NONE of this is supported by the Bible; instead, just the OPPOSITE - Daniel 11:38 plainly states -

"... he [ANTICHRIST] shall NOT regard the desire of women ..." (Daniel 11:38) [We urge you to see our article, "The War against Women."]

AntiChrist will instead present himself as the ENEMY of women as well as gays and lesbians, not as their friend as Obama presents himself.

To the exact contrary, the Bible presents him as a great warrior-king - a SUPERMAN, who, as the Resitiutor Orbis, stands ready to emerge and rescue Christianity from the chaos and confusion of "this present evil world."

AntiChrist as a warrior-king - the Resitiutor Orbis.

One begins to get an idea of how tragic all this is when he begins to finally comprehend that the descriptions of the antiChrist as an Obama-like figure originate from material connected to the Satanically-inspired PROTOCOLS OF THE LEARNED ELDERS OF ZION – the central thesis behind the so-called "Illuminist Conspiracy." We find this faux description of the antiChrist first mentioned in Gougenot des Mousseaux's book La Juif, le judaisme et la judaisation des peuples chretiens, a book which became the "Bible" of the Protocols. In the last chapter of his book, des Mousseaux pictured Antichrist as a 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:

Sadly, this Satanic tome is where the leaders of today's church get their description of the antiChrist.

"... Satan will raise up a man with a genius for political imposture, a sinister bewitcher around whom fanatical multitudes will cluster. He will be hailed as the Messiah. He will unite mankind in one great universal brotherhood and bestow on it a superabundance of material goods. For these great services, the 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.]

DIMWITS AND NAIFS

ALL of the "conspiracy theories" which swirl and surround the "extra-biblical" material purveyed by such NAIFS and DIMWITS as Alex Jones, Pat Robertson, Tex Marrs, Paul Joseph Watson, Jeff Rense, ad nauseum find their origin in anti-Semitic literature; take the Illuminist Conspiracy! Illuminati enthusiasts and devotees like to paint the myth as extending back into the misty past, but that simply is not the case. The Illuminati Myth did not exist as literature prior to the French Revolution - and even then only as disjointed pieces, not as a consistent whole. Not until 1905 did the myth explode on the world as a coherent body of literature during the uprisings in Russia as a means by the aristocracy to combat the revolutionary fervor sweeping the country.

Sadly, it is from these devilish sources that the leaders of today's church get their description of the antiChrist. [We URGE you to read Part 4 of Chapter VI of the NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS, "The Origins of the Illuminati Conspiracy;" also, please read, "Pat Robertson, Illuminism and the New World Order," "Anti-Semitism and the Economic Crisis" and "What's Really behind the Phenomenon of Anti-Semitism."]

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Vallely and Morrill continue in their frenzied depiction of Obama's effort to cut the defense budget and emasculate the military – a depiction that plays straight into the belief system of antiChrist as a peace-loving Guru as postulated by Gougenot des Mousseaux in Le Juif, le judaisme it la judaisation des peuples chretiens and as modern-day Illuminist enthusiasts and devotees such as Alex Jones, Pat Robertson, Tex Marrs, Paul Joseph Watson, Jeff Rense, ad nauseum picture him; they write:

"What were Obama's intentions toward the military after taking office? What impact has he had on the military thus far?"

After reiterating their belief that Obama's intentions toward the military were (and are) negative, Vallely and Morrill continue by asserting that such an off-putting attitude toward the military -

"... places the future security of America in a very precarious position; a certain clear and present danger."

NOTE: The term, "CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER" is a term used very purposefully by Vallely and Morrill. It was first used in connection with the communist threat in the 1950s. As the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States intensified in the late 1940s and early 1950s, hysteria over the perceived threat posed by Communists in the U.S. became known as the Red Scare.

The Red Scare led to a range of actions that had a profound and enduring effect in the U.S., producing an all-consuming climate of fear and government-inspired oppression. IT IS PRECISELY THIS KIND OF FEAR THAT CONSERVATIVES ARE DESPERATELY TRYING TO REIGNITE IN THE AMERICAN POPULATION TODAY WITH REGARD TO THE "ISLAMIC THREAT." [Please see our articles, "Birth of a Christian Police State," "The Watchers are Watching You" and "The Development of a New National Security Apparatus - Part 2: Life in a Surveillance Society."]

Vallely and Morrill conclude:

"President Obama seeks worldwide peace through low profile appeasement in opposition to President Ronald Reagan who sought and achieved 'peace through strength'. Reagan took seriously the first charge of the Federal government, which was to provide protection to its citizenry from enemies both foreign and domestic.

"Reagan understood a healthy military was the key to achieving respect from anyone who would consider disrupting America's peace. History demonstrates that Reagan achieved peace with very little military actions; the threat alone was enough to bend the knee of America's greatest opponents.

NOTE: This is the same charge that the John Birch Society leveled against President Eisenhower – i.e., that he sought to appease the communists. The charge, of course, was outlandish insofar as Eisenhower was concerned; but with Obama there is a certain element of truth to the charge. [Please see our article, "Obama's Mideast Policy: Making Peace with Islam by Throwing Israel under the Bus."]

"Obama's new clarion call of the US Military is being witnessed today: 'Draw down, draw back, and stand-down' ... Gone is the fear of the US military, and quickly fading is the respect that would make any enemy think twice before challenging the US."

THE DEFENSE BUDGET:
WHAT IS ITS REAL PURPOSE?

This is not the Jesus depicted in the Bible; we URGE you to see our article, "The Good News of the Coming Kingdom."]

BUT what Vallely and Morrill fail to see is that Obama and his coalition of downscale voters are no longer in the mood to support the economic suffering imposed on them by the exigencies of the elites' New World Order System given their relentless economic downscaling; nor are most of them willing to "buy into" the pestering of the elites' regarding their sense of patriotism and "traditional values" – the rallying cries the elites have used to such good effect in rallying their troops in times gone by; it's one thing to "buy into" such arguments when times are good, but times are no longer good for many Americans. The fact is, more and more Americans see this pandering as merely camouflage used to justify the projection of US power around the world in support of the elites' greed and avarice. [We URGE you to see our documentary, "Greed Is Good."]

We get some idea of the disgust Obama's downscale constituency feels regarding the burden the Defense Budget has imposed on them by examining the Defense Budget itself. The Defense Budget authorizes $549 billion in defense spending per year; but this figure does not include the per year $159 billion cost of America's foreign wars, making total defense spending $711 billion per year. If defense spending were cut in half - to $355 billion per year (still three times greater than China and five times more than Russia) – THE MONEY SAVED COULD REDUCE THE DEFICIT TO NOTHING OVER A RELATIVELY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME WITHOUT MENACING EFFORTS TO ALLEVIATE THE SUFFERING OF THE MIDDLE-CLASS AND THE POOR.

It is precisely this fact that makes more and more average Americans ask the question, Is all the money spent on "defense" ($711 billion) really for defense, OR is it in fact a means of PROJECTING AMERICAN POWER in order to underpin American control of its world-wide system of client-states? - a system that does not benefit them, but only benefits America's wealthy elites. The answer seems fairly obvious to most Americans.

The chart below exposes the lie Vallely and Morrill, as well as others in the conservative right, would have us believe: that China and Russia pose some sort of military threat to the United States. We say again, if defense spending were cut in half - to $355 billion - the U.S. Defense Budget would still be three times greater than China and five times more than Russia. This is more than enough money to fund the U.S. military IF the purpose of the military is "merely" to provide protection for the homeland from foreign enemies.

It's in light of all this that Obama is moving to slash the defense budget – i.e., cut defense spending to a level that would accommodate defense of the homeland (the Heimat), but not necessarily to defend the American Empire. Very obviously, Obama has concluded that, given the horrendous US budget deficits of recent years, one or the other --- meaning,

  1. programs dedicated to alleviating the suffering of the unemployed and under-employed, the aged, etc., and the maintenance of such programs as social security, food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. (again, programs made all the more necessary given the horrible recession the country is suffering through)

Hands off Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, WIC, Food Stamps, TANF, and all social services!

OR

  1. defending the far-flung American Empire --

-- will have to be cut.

Obviously, Obama has opted to slash defense spending even if it means subordinating America's interests to international organizations.

We repeat, what Obama and the downscale voters who support him have obviously concluded (and rightfully so) is that the purpose of today's defense budget is not for the protection of the American Homeland (the Heimat) and the American people, but the defense of the American New World Order System - a system that –

  1. provides security for the manufacturing base that U.S. companies have sent overseas in order to take advantage of "cheap labor,"
  1. protects the American elites' ability to rob the Third World of its commodities (oil, zinc, gold, precious metals, forest products, etc.), and
  1. provides a way for America's subordinate elites around the world – in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Japan and even China - to participate in this looting as payment for their subordination to U.S. dictates.

And be clear! – none of this ill-gotten gain flows into the pockets of average Americans, or – for that matter – into the pockets of average citizens in America's subordinate states – Europe, Japan, Korea, Canada, Australia, etc. [Please see our documentary film, "Greed Is Good."]

OBAMA: BRINGING THE TROOPS HOME; SERVING
INSTEAD THE NEEDS OF AVERAGE AMERICANS

DRAW DOWN, DRAW BACK & STAND DOWN

Clearly, then, Obama intends to bring the troops home and "reduce America's footprint" in the world. He intends, as Vallely and Morrill put it, to -

"Draw down, draw back, and stand-down" ---

In a very real way, Obama's thoughts regarding the Defense Budget echo what Republican President Dwight Eisenhower, America's supreme military commander during World War II, said in his first major address as President, delivered before the American Society of Newspaper Editors on April 16, 1953:

It's not Obama's constituency that benefits from the military spending that supports the American New World Order System. His constituency has been harmed and debilitated economically by the prerogatives of the American New World Order System.

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed."

And this, very obviously, is how Obama's new downscale coalition views things: they concur with Eisenhower and Obama that the interests of the so-called "one percenters" who dominate the Republican Party are not their interests.

Quite the opposite: Obama's constituency – i.e., the people whom the now defunct "Occupy Movement" labeled the "99 percenters" - has been harmed and debilitated economically by the malicious prerogatives of the American New World Order System. [Please see our article, "The Left-Out and Left-Behind Economy."]

AND MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT HOW AMERICA'S 0.1% HAS OBTAINED ITS WEALTH; NOT BY PRODUCTIVE ENTERPRISE, BUT LARGELY BY WALL STREET SPECULATION.

This chart shows that the poorest 90 percent of Americans make an average of $31,244 a year, while the top .01 percent make over $1.1 million. Moreover, data suggests that those who constitute the richest segment of American society inherited their wealth; in addition this date indicates that the wealth of this tiny minority is NOT based on any kind of constructive activity, but on Wall Street speculation.

It is the reality depicted by the chart above that has caused so many downscale voters to "buy into" what conservatives and the Christian Right derisively call "Obama's Entitlement Coalition." It is a coalition of citizens whose prosperity has been gobbled up by the greed and avarice of the so-called 1 %.

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The rich, really, are not good people. They are selfish, spoiled, greedy, cliquish, clannish, mean-spirited. That's why they're rich. That's how they came to be rich. [Please see our article, "The Elite, Money and the End of Days."]

- Cartoon by William Gropper

These are the people against whom the Apostle James warned us:

Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called? (James 2:6-7)

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CONSERVATIVES WONDER WHY THEIR APPEAL
TO TRADITIONAL VALUES FALLS ON DEAF EARS

Conservatives remain oblivious to the fact that the rage the elites' greed has generated on the black and Hispanic communities has had the effect of cloaking any concern they might have regarding the "traditional moral values" that white conservatives claim are paramount in their thinking.

However, most white conservatives have not yet felt the sting of poverty that their black and Hispanic counterparts feel.

However, most white conservatives have not yet felt the sting of poverty that their black and Hispanic counterparts feel.

BUT -- and this has to be worrying to conservatives everywhere – more and more "working-class" whites are joining themselves to the new Obama "Entitlement Coalition" because of the growing poverty in their ranks, and this phenomenon cannot help but magnify itself in coming years. THE DOWNSCALE GENUINELY SEE THE GOVERNMENT AS THE ONLY MEANS OF BATTLING THE GREED AND AVARICE OF WALL STREET AND THE COMMODITY MANIPULATORS – and they are willing to hold their noses and ally themselves with constituencies whose moral values they do not really support.

This phenomenon was amply demonstrated in the battle over California's Proposition 8 when black and Hispanic church goers overwhelmingly voted with Religious-Right conservatives to defeat the gay marriage proposition. In this particular instance, the defeat of Proposition 8 did not impact their economic concerns. [Please see our articles, "Proposition 8: How Will the Church Respond to Its Defeat," "Evangelicals and the Mormon Church," "Teaching Americans to Hate" and "The Creation of an Enemy Absolute – Beginning with the Gay and Lesbian Community."]

CONSERVATIVES ARE BLIND
TO THESE ECONOMIC REALITIES

Vallely and Morrill ignore these realities; to their minds, Obama is unpatriotic, a black racist, and a "hater of Christianity" – someone who refuses to see America as a "Shining City on a Hill," but as a terrorist nation for which he must apologize, as he did in his so-called "Apology Tour" around the world in 2009.

OBAMA: someone who refuses to see America as a "Shining City on a Hill" (as Ronald Reagan put it), but as a terrorist nation for which he must apologize.

President Obama seeks worldwide peace through low profile appeasement.

They reiterate their belief that -

"... US foreign policy tends to be more about other people liking America instead of other people fearing America ... President Obama seeks worldwide peace through low profile appeasement ..."

Plainly, what Vallely, Morrill and other conservatives are unable to grasp is the fact that when a person is one paycheck away from being penniless and homeless, America's standing in the world is not very important – especially when one's economic condition can be ameliorated by cutting the defense budget and shifting the money saved to helping the poor and down-trodden get a leg up in the economic pecking order – and this is especially so now that the downscale are beginning to perceive the unfairness of America's economic system.

ISOLATIONISM & "AMERICA FIRST"

What is occurring on an almost willy-nilly basis insofar as the new Obama Coalition is concerned is a return to the country's isolationist position that most Americans in the 1930s supported. During the 1930s, the combination of --

  1. the poverty generated by the Great Depression

and

  1. the memory of tragic losses in World War I --

-- contributed to pushing American public opinion toward isolationism. These are precisely the two factors motivating Obama's new "Downscale Coalition" to cut the defense budget, bring the troops home and tend to the needs of America.

General Smedley Butler, the recipient of two Congressional Medals of Honor, once said:

WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.

In the World War [I] a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War. That many admitted their huge blood gains in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows. How many of these war millionaires shouldered a rifle? How many of them dug a trench? How many of them knew what it meant to go hungry in a rat-infested dug-out? How many of them spent sleepless, frightened nights, ducking shells and shrapnel and machine gun bullets? How many of them parried a bayonet thrust of an enemy? How many of them were wounded or killed in battle?

Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by the few -- the selfsame few who wrung dollars out of blood in the war. The general public shoulders the bill. And what is this bill? This bill renders a horrible accounting. Newly placed gravestones. Mangled bodies. Shattered minds. Broken hearts and homes. Economic instability. Depression and all its attendant miseries. Back-breaking taxation for generations and generations.

What does it profit anyone except the very few to whom war means huge profits? For a very few this racket, like bootlegging and other underworld rackets, brings fancy profits, but the cost of operations is always transferred to the people -- who do not profit.

The leaders of the 1930s isolationist movement drew upon history to bolster their position. For instance, in his Farewell Address, President George Washington had advocated non-involvement in foreign wars and politics. During World War I, however, President Woodrow Wilson made a case for U.S. intervention in the conflict and a U.S. interest in maintaining a peaceful world order. But, the BLOODY American experience in that war served to bolster the arguments of isolationists, and reinforced the belief that the interests of the rich who had supported the war did not justify the number of U.S. casualties in that war which had been immense given the relatively short time that Americans were actually involved in it. A report by Senator Gerald P. Nye after the war fed this belief by claiming that American bankers and arms manufacturers had pushed for U.S. involvement for their own profit - which is exactly the charge leveled against Bush and the Republicans by today's so-called "peaceniks."

The 1934 publication of the book Merchants of Death by H.C. Engelbrecht and F. C. Hanighen, followed by the 1935 tract "War Is a Racket" by decorated Marine Corps General Smedley D. Butler both served to increase popular suspicions of wartime profiteering and influenced public opinion in the direction of neutrality.

Americans became determined not to be tricked by banks and industries into making such great sacrifices again.

The government should show more concern and attention to domestic problems and to the economic suffering of average Americans.

The Nye Committee, officially known as the Special Committee on Investigation of the Munitions Industry, was a United States Senate committee chaired by U.S. Senator Gerald Nye. The committee investigated the financial and banking interests which underlay United States' involvement in World War I, and was a significant factor in public and political support for American neutrality in the early stages of World War II.


"Merchants of Death" was an epithet used in the U.S. in the 1930s to attack industries and banks that supplied and funded World War I. The term originated as the title of a book by H.C. Engelbrecht and F.C. Hanighen, Merchants of Death (1934), an expose. The term was popular in antiwar circles and was used extensively regarding the Senate hearings in 1936 by the Nye Committee.

It seems that "what goes around comes around" – i.e., that history is repeating itself insofar as the foreign and military policies of the new Obama Coalition are concerned vis a vis the isolationist policies of America between the two world wars. Like Americans in the 1920s and 1930s, it seems today's Americans are no longer willing to pay the price in blood and treasure that it would take to maintain the American New World Order System – a system that seems to benefit only a tiny minority at the expense of the vast majority.

THE RIGHT MUST ACT SOON!! – EVEN IF IT MEANS ILLEGALLY & BY MEANS OF A MILITARY COUP

Given this reality - i.e., that so many downscale voters are no longer willing to pay the cost in blood and treasure to maintain the American New World Order System, a system that impoverishes average Americans while enriching the elites – the elites have little chance to do battle with Obama's new "ENTITLEMENT COALITION" at the ballot box, despite the overwhelming support of America's Christian community as well as America's patriotic groups; as a result, they have little chance of preventing Obama from shifting money from the Defense Budget to entitlement programs meant to aid his downscale constituency.

AMERICA WILL HAVE TO SUBMIT ITSELF MORE
AND MORE TO THE DICTATES OF THE UN

As Obama begins to shift money out of the Defense Budget and into new entitlement programs, the military's ability to defend the American New World Order System will surely begin to atrophy.

Thus, while America, no doubt, will still be the most powerful nation on earth, it will merely be the first among equals, not the world's sole superpower. As a result, it will have to submit itself more and more to the dictates of various international organizations, chief among which would be the United Nations.

America will have to submit itself more and more to the dictates of various international organizations, chief among which would be the United Nations.

OBAMA IS "OUT OF BOUNDS"

BUT the collapse of the American New World Order System is totally "OUT OF BOUNDS" insofar as the American elites are concerned, and they are more than willing to commit regicide (the murder of an American president) in its defense as the murder of JFK more than adequately illustrated. [Please see our articles, "MK-Ultra and the Search for the Manchurian Candidate," "An Unyielding Theology of Hate" and "The Men who Gathered Themselves together at Clint Murchisan's Dallas Home Forty-Five Years Ago."]

And not only JFK, but a whole host of others whom the elites have in the past believed threatened to excite the "unwashed masses" against them --

The "unwashed masses" the elites think are out to get them. Please see our article, "The Elites: Sleeping with Guns under Their Pillows."]

-- including Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy and Malcolm X - assassinations described by James Frederick Douglas as "interlocking murders." [We URGE you to review the extensive list of various murders compiled by William Blum and carried out at the instigation of the American elites in our article, "The Evil in Our Midst;" please also see our article, "An Unyielding Theology of Hate."]

Interlocking murders instigated by the American elites.

Moreover, whether Christians are prepared to admit it or not – and most are not – a military coup against Obama has already been attempted. [Please see our article, "Seven Days in May" and "Gun Fight at DuPont Circle."]

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74):
At the center of a "military revolt" against Obama

THE ASSASSINATION OF CAESAR, the Ides of March (March 15), 44 BC

The attempted assassination of an American Caesar

And new attempts are sure to be made. [Please see our article, "The Reichstag Fire of 1933 and the Twin Towers of 9-11: Portents of Things to Come."]

Reichstag fire, 1933

9-11, 2001

U.S. Capitol, ??

"This is a God-given signal! If this fire, as I believe, turns out to be the handiwork of Communists, then there is nothing that shall stop us now crushing out this murder pest with an iron fist."

-- Hitler
1933

TEETERING ON THE EDGE

As we indicated in the Preface of our article "The Reichstag Fire of 1933 and the Twin Towers of 9-11: Portents of Things to Come," for some time now the world has been teetering on the edge of the TRIBULATION PERIOD – resisting (as it were) the spiritual forces that are pushing it inexorably toward the precipice and the unmitigated HORROR that lies waiting for all those who descend into its yawning chasm.

NOTE: Please Chapter IX of the NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS, "The Course and Character of the Last Days" for a biblical description of the TRIBULATION PERIOD.

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high (i.e., heavenly) places." (Ephesians 6:12)

BUT the world cannot much longer resist these forces - "principalities," "powers," and "world-rulers of darkness" who, though unseen and little suspected by most people, control our destinies. These are the "spiritual authorities" about whom the Apostle Paul wrote:

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high (i.e., heavenly) places." (Ephesians 6:12)

DO NOT IGNORE THIS TENSION ...

BROTHERS AND SISTERS, THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO IGNORE THE TENSION THAT HAS BUILT UP BETWEEN THE RIGHT AND THE LEFT IN THIS COUNTRY – THE KIND OF TENSION THAT MUST INEVITABLE LEAD TO A MILITARY COUP AGAINST OBAMA - ARE MAKING A BIG MISTAKE; the fact is, there is no other way that the elites can displace Obama and save the "American New World Order System."

While Obama and his "left-wing followers" foiled the coup attempt by the military late last year, his luck is bound to run out. He may possess control of the ballot box, but he does not possess the GUNS OF THE MILITARY nor the MONEY OF THE FINANCIAL ELITESand in this world, money and guns talk louder than votes. Obama may win a few skirmishes in the opening days of this war, but eventually he will be crushed.

The elites have all the guns and all the money; in today's world that trumps votes.

IT IS WITH THIS IN MIND THAT ONE SHOULD RE-CONSIDER WHAT MOST AMERICANS THINK IS AN IMPOSSIBILITY: A MILITARY COUP DIRECTED AGAINST A SITTING PRESIDENT. AS WE HAVE ALREADY SAID, AN ATTEMPTED MILITARY COUP HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE – ALL OF WHICH LENDS AN EERIE CREDENCE TO THE PROPHETIC SCENARIO WE PAINTED IN OUR ARTICLE, "THERE ARE SEVEN KINGS."

God bless you all!

SR Shearer,
Antipas



NOTE TO READERS

We have decided to "off-put" our leaving the country in the hope that by staying we can persuade Christians here to take the kind of stand that Sophie Scholl and the White Rose took in Germany against the Hitler regime. WE ASK YOU TO JOIN US IN THIS EFFORT - have the courage of Sophie Scholl: Pass out flyer, leave it in libraries, affix it to trees and posts, put it on the windshields of cars, especially those in church parking lots.

Sophie Scholl

At the age of 21 Sophie was executed by guillotine after being convicted of high treason. Her crime was publishing some anti-war leaflets that were printed by the White Rose (a non-violent resistance group that encouraged people to passively resist the Nazis) in 1943 at Munich University. Eventually a copy of the leaflet made it out of Germany and millions of copies were made and then dropped by plane over parts of Germany. Its was re-entitled The Manifesto of Munich Students.

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