[Part 2 in our series on Mexico & Latin America]

February 25, 2007
by: S.R. Shearer

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, TO SET AT LIBERTY THEM THAT ARE BRUISED."

Luke 4:18


We spoke in our last article of a REVOLUTION that is brewing in Latin America against America's imperial system - a revolution that appears to be uniting the anti-American regimes of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela, Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua, Rafael Correa in Ecuador and Evo Morales in Bolivia.

Now Mexico is threatening to join this coterie of nations allied against the American New World Order System, something that sends shivers up the spines of America's elites. David Pyne, speaking for the American elites just prior to last year's Mexican election (elections that the American elites helped rig in favor of America's lackey-elite in the center-right PAN coalition), wrote excitedly:

"It is perhaps the most significant potential threat to U.S. national security with regards to our southern neighbor since Pancho Villa raided a U.S. border town in 1916. Mexico will be holding its presidential election on July 2, which will determine whether Mexico, with its nearly 2,000 mile border with the U.S., joins an emerging anti-American Marxist alliance in Latin America. IT WILL DECIDE WHETHER MEXICO FOLLOWS VENEZUELA'S EXAMPLE IN BECOMING A STATE SPONSOR OF TERRORISM with a potential pool of 12-20 million illegal immigrant recruits already inside our borders, a couple of million of whom recently conducted mass demonstrations against our country, or continues to be ruled by the much more mainstream PAN party."


What a charge! - that a "revolt" by the poor in Mexico against Mexico's moneyed Oligarchy makes one - ipso facto - a supporter of state sponsored terrorism. But believe me, that's what Wall Street believes. Pyne continues in his elitist, pre-election blather:

"Ultra-left Marxist candidate of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, continues to outpoll his more mainstream socialist PRI and center right PAN party opponents in the in the final run-up to the Mexican presidential election scheduled for Sunday. Obrador is a close ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who is himself a close ally of Communist Cuban President Fidel Castro. Together, Chavez and Castro have been the two principal supporters of Communist and Marxist revolution throughout Latin America."

Labeling Obrador (the "people's candidate") "a slavish devotee of both Chavez and Castro" - as if that would make any difference to the poor and downtrodden of Mexico - Pyne admits that prior to the Mexican election, Obrador was leading both the PRI and PAN candidates for the Mexican presidency by a large margin. It seems that casting Obrador as a "Marxist" and as an ally of Chavez and Castro didn't hurt Obrador at all, NOR DID IT MATTER THAT OBRADOR LABELED AMERICA AS AN "OPPRESSOR NATION" THAT WAS - IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MEXICAN OLIGARCHY - ROBBING THE MEXICAN PEOPLE OF THEIR WEALTH AND REDUCING THEM TO DEBT SLAVERY (PEONAJE).  


But somehow, in the last two weeks of the run up to the election, PAN candidate Felipe Calderon managed to pull ahead of Obrador and win the election. It was all a fraud, of course, cleverly manipulated by "American election managers" brought in to "fix" the election in favor of Calderon - MANY OF THEM THE VERY SAME "ELECTION FIXERS" THAT FIXED THE AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 2000 FOR BUSH.

Mexico’s leading news weekly, Proceso, cried FRAUD, and when the IFE [Mexico’s Federal Electoral Institute (IFE, in its Spanish initials)] claimed that it had made a partial recount which lowered Calderon's margin of victory to 0.58 percent of the total vote, Proceso cried FRAUD again, and claimed that all the so-called "recount" showed was how much the IFE -

"… has been an ally of the federal government in its goal of avoiding, at all costs, the arrival of Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the presidency."

Realizing that if the "recount" were to proceed any further, Obrador would become president by as much as a million votes (a claim made by reporter Al Giordano) IFE chairman Luis Carlos Ugalde hastily usurped the legal role reserved for the judicial electoral tribunal (known as the Trife), by rushing to declare Calderón the "official" victor.

The fraud was so obvious, that it took everyone's breath away in Mexico. But, then, the fear by the American elite and their "toady elite" in Mexico of an Obrador victory called for drastic action.

Pyne hysterically describes the pre-election fears of the American elites of just such an outcome:

"The PRI's presidential candidate, Roberto Madrazo, has warned that "there are clear similarities between (Venezuelan President Hugo) Chavez and Lopez Obrador. … They have very similar attitudes. I see authoritarianism in them both." Madrazo further said that Obrador, like Chavez, does not respect the rule of law and that foreign investors would shun Mexico if Obrador were to come to power. Madrazo also accused Obrador of being in close contact with Chavez aides and suggested that Chavez was trying to sway the Mexican elections towards Obrador, accusations Obrador did not deny. OBRADOR'S POPULIST APPEAL AND HIS SOCIALIST-STYLE HANDOUT PROGRAMS AS MAYOR OF MEXICO CITY HAVE FUELED THE COMPARISON WITH CHAVEZ."


That's how Pyne describes government help for the poor: as "handouts." The condescending, elitist attitude of Pyne and his right-wing sponsors is pathetic! And these people call themselves "Christians."

But how can Christians square such attitudes with the Bible? - after all, it's the poor for whom Jesus came. Jesus said:

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, TO SET AT LIBERTY THEM THAT ARE BRUISED." (Luke 4:18)

To set at liberty them that are bruised [or oppressed]? - bruised by whom? The rich, of course. The Bible says:

"… DO NOT RICH MEN OPPRESS YOU, and draw you before the judgment seats?" James 2:6)


And that's PRECISELY what the rich in the United States have been doing to the poor in Mexico for more than 150 years - and complicit in this oppression by the American elites over and against the poor in Mexico have been some of America's most well-known Christians - "robbing the poor to give to the rich."

Take Lyman Stewart (1840-1923), the founder of Union Oil Company (now Unocal) - a company notorious for setting up and pulling down Mexican governments to suit their own pecuniary interests. Stewart was the financial founder of R.A. Torry's Bible Institute of Los Angeles in 1908.

Stewart was an intensely religious man, who habitually reproved his drillers for profanity. His headquarters located in Dewitt Canyon, just east of Pico Canyon, become known as "Christian Hill." Lyman and his brother Milton provided the money for the publication of a series of twelve volumes on the "Fundamentals of the Faith." Contributors to the Fundamentals included such well-known men as James Orr, W. J. Eerdman, H. C. G. Moule, James M. Gray, and Warfield. Union Oil also funded much of the early work of Cam Townsend's Wycliffe Bible Translators. AT THE SAME TIME, HOWEVER, STEWART WAS DEEPLY INVOLVED IN PILLAGING MEXICO OF ITS OIL WEALTH.


In 1910, two modern-day Robin Hoods - Pancho Villa in the north, and Emiliano Zapata in the south rose up to lead a peasant's revolt against the Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz - who was in bed with Union Oil. The revolt was a genuine "people's revolt' against El Norte ("The North" - meaning the United States). The revolt was successful when Villa's and Zapata's forces entered Mexico City and overthrew Diaz, replacing him with Francisco Madero.

Zapata and Villa championed a quasi-socialist state that would strip Mexico's plantation holders of their land and guarantee it to the peasants of Mexico in inalienable allotments; a state that would also guarantee to the peasants Mexico's mineral wealth - including its oil. They took for their slogan the maxim of Flores Magón: "Tierra y libertad" or "land and liberty." But Madero was a revolutionary and a "man of the people" in name only. Comfortably installed in the Presidential Palace in Mexico City, Madero was soon "bought off" by Mexico's plantation owners and money from Union Oil.

At the behest of Mexico's oligarchs and Union Oil, Madero asked Zapata and Villa to disarm and demobilize.

Zapata and Villa responded that, if the people could not win their rights now, when they were armed, they would have no chance once they were unarmed and helpless.

Zapata and his chief lieutenant Otilio Montaño Sánchez, fled south; Villa fled north.


Madero was soon thereafter overthrown by Victoriano Huerta, a former porfirista general who murdered Madero in February of 1913. But he proved as worthless as Madero. Huerta gave amnesty to Díaz and suppressed Zapata's and Villa's land reforms. In May, Huerta closed the "House of the World Worker" - a socialist organization supported by both Zapata and Villa. The "House" was largely made up of intellectual radicals including Antonio Diaz Soto y Gama.

The peasant reaction to all this was a furious one, and thousands of them flocked to Zapata in the south, and Villa in the north. Once more Zapata and Villa marched on Mexico City. This time they installed Venustiano Carranza. But he too was "bought off" by Mexico's oligarchs and money from Union Oil. Carranza put a bounty on both Zapata's and Villa's heads. The bounty was paid for by Union Oil.

On April 10, 1919, Col. Jesús Guajardo, who had been compromised by Union Oil money, invited Zapata for a meeting. No sooner had Zapata arrived at the appointed place on April 10 – the Hacienda de San Juan, in Chinameca, Ayala municipality – when Guajardo's men riddled him with bullets.

The same fate befell Pancho Villa in 1923 in the Mexican City of Durango. Again, Union Oil money was suspected to have been behind the assassination.


These are the kind of ghastly and terrifying "games" that American oil interests have been playing in Mexico for years and years now - painting all those who oppose them as atheists and Marxists. And this is exactly what they are doing once again insofar as Obrador is concerned. For example, Pyne writes:

"Madrazo's comparison of Obrador to Chavez is chilling given the fact that Chavez is a self-proclaimed Communist who has declared Communist Cuba as his primary model for Venezuela. The People's Weekly World, the official newspaper of the Communist Party USA, has staunchly supported Obrador and has noted that his party "was formed in 1989 by … the Communist Party of Mexico, and other left and progressive groups."

Pyne continues ominously:

"Having a Hugo Chavez-clone elected president of Mexico, a country with a nearly 2,000 mile long border with the United States is … [a nightmare'].

And it's not just Pyne. Dick Morris recently reported in a column that "Mexico's Hugo Chavez" is -

"… a firm ally of Cuba's Fidel Castro. LOPEZ OBRADOR COULD BE THE FINAL PIECE IN THEIR GRAND STRATEGY TO BRING THE UNITED STATES TO ITS KNEES BEFORE THE NEWLY RESURGENT LATIN LEFT. Between them, Venezuela and Mexico export about 4 million barrels of oil each day to the United States, more than one-third of our oil imports. With both countries in the hands of leftist leaders, the opportunity to hold the U.S. hostage will be extraordinary … Lopez Obrador would be part of the Latin America's new, anti-U.S. left. … Mexico, with its vast oil resources and its long border … with the United States, would be the crown jewel for America's enemies."

Pyne picks up where Morris leaves off:

"A recently published article entitled, 'Who Lost Latin America' similarly noted, 'Washington confronts the distinct possibility of having an explicitly hostile government in Mexico. The implications of such an outcome could be far-reaching for the integrity of our southern frontier …  [and the success of the] Reconquista movement (which is intent on re-conquering at least parts of the United States for Mexico)'."

"If Obrador wins this presidential election, it would herald … the most important victory for Marxist revolutionaries and the biggest defeat for the cause of freedom worldwide since the fall of China to Communism in 1949."


Pretty heavy! - labeling Obrador a communist, and - by implication - an atheist. But like Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua, Rafael Correa of Ecuador and Evo Morales of Bolivia, Obrador - unlike the communists of the old Soviet Union - proclaims himself to be just that: a Christian. As Mark Tooley writes:

"[All these men] … call Jesus Christ a socialist and a revolutionary. And that's the kind of Christ they want to follow."

A Christ that has NOTHING to do with the rich and the powerful? That has nothing to do with Lyman Stewart and Union Oil? A Christ who, as we just indicated, can say:

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, TO SET AT LIBERTY THEM THAT ARE BRUISED." (Luke 4:18) ?

Now that's a Christ that the poor in Latin America can follow; not the false Christ of the American New World Order System who "robs from the poor to give to the rich." A Christ who can say:

"Woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

"Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

"Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets." (Luke 6:24-26)


But that's certainly not the Christ that the church in America wants anything to do with; nor is it the kind of partner that the American New World Order wants to partner with.

No, the church in the United States is the church of Union Oil and of Lyman Stewart. It's the kind of church that forbids profanity and condemns homosexuality, thinking all the while that that's what Christianity is all about; the kind that -

"… devours widows’ houses, and for a pretence makes a long prayer …" (Matthew 23:14)

This is the false Christ that Pat Robertson and his ilk serve; men who can call for the assassination of Hugo Chavez and not bat an eye:

"You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he (i.e., Chávez) thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I THINK THAT WE REALLY OUGHT TO GO AHEAD AND DO ITWE HAVE THE ABILITY TO TAKE HIM OUT, AND I THINK THE TIME HAS COME THAT WE EXERCISE THAT ABILITY. We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with."


Robertson and his kind are the same kind of "men of God" who sought to kill Christ when He preached the truth to them (John 7:1); the same kind of "righteous men about whom Jesus said"

"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.

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,

"And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

"Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.

"Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

"Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

"Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:

"That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar." (Matthew 23:27-35)


Do you know the difference between these false Christians and the true disciples of Christ. I hope so! Jesus said:

"He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth." (Luke 11:23)

There's no middle ground here!


As I have said before on many occasions, truly we are immersed in dark times. But the Bible says:

"We have … the sure word of prophecy; WHEREUNTO YE DO WELL THAT YE TAKE HEED, as unto a LIGHT THAT SHINETH IN A DARK PLACE ..." (2 Peter 1:19)

I URGE you, therefore, with all of my heart to sign up for the TRAINING. Find out for yourselves what the Scripture has to say on the matters we have been discussing. Let the Light of the Word shine in your heart.

You may sign up for the training here and begin putting your life on the line for Christ. This training well equip you for the hard times that are coming, and it well involve you in action. It will bring you out of your isolation into the open field where people will join you or cast insults at you and eventually persecute you for your belief. But isn't this what Christiantiy is about, and isn't this what Christ said:

"Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

"Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for GREAT IS YOUR REWARD IN HEAVEN: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

"Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." (Matt. 5:11-12, 14-16)


Finally, we continue to need your financial support as we begin to transition the ministry out of North America to Germany. So I say to you, if the spiritual treasures that we have ministered unto you have profited you, then please respond with your material treasures. As Paul said under similar circumstances so many years ago:

"If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?" (1 Cor. 9:11)

God bless you all,

S.R. Shearer
Antipas Ministries


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