07/3/20

Face Masks: The Radical Leftist Symbol of Submission

By: Linda Goudsmit | pundicity

Masks have been a part of societies for 9,000 years. The earliest masks were used for rituals and ceremonies. Later, they were used in hunting, feasts, wars, performances, theaters, fashion, sports, movies, and then as protection against medical and occupational hazards. Masks have become symbols for their various functions.

Different masks worn by different people have different motives. A masked bank robber is very different from a masked Halloween trick-or-treater. Masks are coverings that can also disguise messages. So it is with political masks.

The two most controversial political masks in America today are the Muslim niqab and the COVID19 face mask. What do these seemingly disparate face coverings have in common? Both are marketed as protective face coverings with the connotation of safety, both are worn with pride by their adherents, and both disguise a powerful political message of submission. The mask is the message.

Muslim women following supremacist Islamic religious sharia law are subservient to their fathers, husbands, and brothers no matter where they live in the world, and no matter how protective equal rights laws for women are in the country where they reside. Sharia law does not recognize the authority of the United States Constitution.

Muslim women who embrace sharia law wear their niqabs with pride. They value their submission and, for them, wearing the face-covering is virtue signaling. For most Americans, the face mask worn by Muslim women is a detestable symbol of submission that violates American principles of equality and freedom. It is almost incomprehensible for Americans to understand these Muslim women without understanding that sharia law teaches the supremacy of Islam.

The 1991 Muslim Brotherhood Explanatory Memorandum explains in precise detail the strategic goal for the Muslim Brotherhood in North America. The plan is for settlement, not assimilation. Settlement is another word for submission. In its own words:

“The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

For decades the radical leftist Culture War on America has been attempting to collapse America from within and replace our constitutional republic with socialism. The leftist promise is that destroying free-market capitalism and replacing it with socialism will provide social justice and income equality. The radical leftists have a common cause with the Islamists to destroy America from within.

The leftists and the Islamists both have established educational wings to propagandize Americans toward their respective ideologies. They both have established violent paramilitary factions in the United States to terrorize the public and impose their ideologies when persuasion and propaganda are not enough. The Islamists have their jihadis and the radical leftists have ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter (BLM); all unapologetic domestic terrorists. Hawk Newsome, the president of the BLM of Greater New York movement, clarified his willingness to use any means necessary in a jaw-dropping June 23, 2020 interview with Fox News Martha MacCallum on “The Story.”

“You said ‘burn it down, it’s time,'” MacCallum told Newsome.

“I said if this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it. All right?” he replied.

The radical 2020 Democrat party platform kneels to both radical leftism and Islamism. Blue state governors, mayors, and local Democrat authorities are exploiting the coronavirus with COVID19 mask mandates to prolong the economic shutdown, prevent economic recovery, and collapse the U.S. economy in hopes of defeating Trump in November.

Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama’s chief of staff, famously said, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” The coronavirus outbreak was a bonanza for the radical left, an economic bioweapon unleashed by the communist Chinese designed to collapse Trump’s roaring economy. Political medicine from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the globalist-infested Center for Disease Control (CDC) has been deliberately exaggerating the threat of COVID19 to create panic and social chaos to destabilize the country in advance of the 2020 election.

The stunning June 19, 2020 article by Patrick Wood in Technocracy News, “The Miserable Pseudo-Science Behind Face Masks, Social Distancing And Contact Tracing,” exposes the entire hoax. Wood begins, “Once upon a time, there was something called science. It included the discovery of the truth about nature . . . Then certain other scientists and engineers rose up and made a discovery of their own. If true science was ever-so-slightly skewed and engineering principles were applied to society at large, then they could indeed use their ‘knowledge’ to dominate and control other people, groups, entire societies, or even, heaven forbid the entire planet. The first group pursued science. The second group pursued pseudo-science.”

Patrick Wood explains that pseudo-science is the principal domain of technocrats. The fraudulent predictive models that the WHO and the CDC relied on to terrify the public were developed using politically driven data. The acronym GIGO means garbage in garbage out – it describes with precision British scientist Neil Ferguson’s doomsday pandemic model. Ferguson’s Imperial College report predicted that 2.2 million Americans would die from the virus, that hospital beds would be overflowing, and that there would be a critical shortage of ventilators. The report was used by CDC globalists Fauci and Birx to persuade President Trump to shut down the U.S. economy. Ferguson’s model was also used by the radical leftist Democrat site COVID Act Now that posted the disinformation used by local and state officials in the U.S. to issue shelter-in-place mandates.

Ferguson retracted his wildly inaccurate model but the economic damage was done and the political hysteria continues. The equally fraudulent Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) report from the University of Washington written by institute director Christopher Murray was used by Fauci and Birx to support more political medicine mandating lockdowns to close businesses, schools, and keep people from their right to assembly. The mitigation measures were not intended to flatten the curve, they were designed to flatten America. IHME is committed to globalism and the United Nations 17 sustainable goals.

Medical science does not warrant any of the wildly exaggerated projections or draconian measures, the pseudo-science of political medicine does.

Technocracy is the science of social engineering, the scientific operation of the entire social mechanism to produce and distribute goods and services to the entire population. What this means is that the pseudo-science of leftist “settled science” is being used to achieve the radical leftist political agenda of fundamentally transforming America. Islamists want to make America Muslim. Leftists want to make America socialist.

The Culture War on America is part of the overriding globalist war on American national sovereignty. The leftist, Islamist, globalist, Chinese communist axis participating in the war on America now has its own symbol disguised as public health – the COVID19 face mask. The mandated face mask represents political medicine disguised as medical science. Leftists wear their face masks with pride because, for them, it is virtue signaling.

For those Americans who value their freedom and individual rights, the COVID19 face mask is the symbol of submission to radical leftism. It is almost incomprehensible for Americans to understand the radical leftist commitment to collapsing America without understanding that cultural Marxism teaches the supremacy of radical leftist socialism. A Washington Times article 8.22.2019 written by James Veltmeyer defines the issue.

“Cultural Marxism is the father of the Democratic Party’s identity politics and political correctness. It is the father of transgender insanity and racial polarization. It is the father of open borders and rights for illegal immigrants. And, yes, it is even the father of the anarchy and nihilism that gives rise to mass shooters and to Hollywood movies that portray hunting human beings for sport as ‘entertainment.'”

The enemies of America are exploiting public fear of death and dying for political gain. It is a colossal humanitarian hoax. Mandated masks, mandated social distancing, mandated prolonged business and school closures are sinister efforts to establish a new normal of submission in America. This is how the radical left intends to settle America!

COVID19 face masks are now the symbol of submission in the United States. Leftist Democrat governors, mayors, and local authorities mandating masks are presenting their mandates as altruistic. Joe Biden just announced that he would use his federal powers to force Americans to wear face masks if elected. The COVID19 face masks are radical leftist Democrat pseudo-science and virtue signaling designed for submission.

Say NO to settlement by Islamists. Say NO to settlement by radical leftists. Say NO to settlement by globalists. Say NO to settlement by Chinese communists. Say YES to freedom in our constitutional republic, the United States of America!

Take off your masks America and refuse to submit!

07/2/20

Christians: Pray for Immediate and Consistent Justice in America (Summer, 2020)

By: Arlen Williams | Gulag Bound

Initially attempting to introduce this short entry, I began to explain new developments in my own personal subject matter in and out of Gulag Bound. That was making this short entry long. Especially since this Independence Day marks our Ten Year Anniversary (Yay Gulag! Yay Bound! Yay what we still have of America going on…) I’ll save it for another entry.

The changes have to do with items such as this and my hope is that fellow believers in the Good News of Jesus Christ, along with the ongoing “Acts of the Apostles,” will find it of assistance. In the last few years, the Lord has turned up the dials on his gifts of prophecy and related affections of the Holy Spirit, something it is safe to say I have been looking into, over the years. Many believe this is a part of what was prophesied, long ago, in the Book of Joel and by Jesus Christ, Himself. A portion of this has to do with matters of patriotic concern.

Something noted in Facebook last week, Thursday:

When such a thing occurs, we do wish to pray, now don’t we, brothers and sisters. Since God has perfect integrity and consistency, we also tend to look around and find others saying corresponding things. Here is one, by one of the most gifted of prophetic voices at present, especially regarding the Lord’s own concerns for our society and government, Jeremiah C. Johnson, also from Facebook, on this past Thursday.

A prior post of brother Jeremiah, from Saturday the 20th, got into a bit more detail but is somewhat complicated, see it if you wish. When a true prophetic declaration of this kind is made, it is meant to be in some part conditional. How great a part in any instance, God knows. It calls for our attention, our righteous considerations, sincere prayers from sincere hearts, and our responsive, obedient behavior, to meet it so that it’s full fruition may come about.

Speak out, to remain free…

I am very confident that in addition to the prayers of many, there are many believers who have been led by our Lord to gain solid faith in this positive outcome, of much greater justice in America, very soon. When He engenders us such faith, then we become encouraged to speak out in the encouragement of others, who may then confidently pray, too. We can also proclaim what we have gained, into the realms of both the natural and supernatural in our intercession. Other terms for this are to declare, or even to effectually decree. In less than two minutes, another of our most gifted Christian servants, Jennifer LeClaire elucidates, please listen (again on Facebook).

There are so many angels with prayer answers in their hands and they’re trying to deliver the answer to you, by the grace and the power of God. But the Lord says the principalities are at war with those angels. And the Lord says, begin to empower [those angels] to war with you and for you, with your decree, says God, for when you decree a thing, says the Lord, according to my word, the angels hearken, the angels listen, and the angels are sent on assignment to fight for you like they did for Daniel, says the Lord.

If you wish not to do such a thing in public, well, that is what a “prayer closet” is for and there you may find not only shirts and pants hanging in the air and waiting for you to decree.

The reasons for this particular intercession for America are many, they are critical, and they are obvious to a reader smart enough to ferret-out this humble article. Remember, the basis of all we do of lasting value is our turning (repenting) to God from our own sin, confessing His truth in Christ, and obeying in His Spirit. And so, if you please, without undue hesitation…

Watch and pray, watch and pray, and speak out! God is bringing justice in America!

Father in Heaven, bless those who bring justice, in America and the world, for the sake of your own word and name and for the lives of those you would call to yourself in Jesus Christ. Bless the utterly strong working of your own hand, of your angels, and of the people you choose, including those who are reading this right now.


Arlen Williams, GulagBound.com‘s publisher, has been honored to write for numerous venues, to interview Christian and patriot leaders and activists, and to organize electoral volunteers for pro-life patriots, sometimes taking part in campaign management. (And he’s had day jobs where he’s actually earned a living. 😉 In: GabParlerLinked-InMeWeTwitterFacebook.

06/1/20

Maoist Thugs Target Christians, With Support from Justice Roberts

By: Cliff Kincaid

With all that’s happening in the United States and the world, you may have missed the ruling from our “conservative” Supreme Court on May 29. The “conservative” Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Roberts, joined the four liberals in ruling that churches are not entitled to First Amendment protections and that they have to obey the dictates of liberal governors.

Two days later, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. went up in flames as rioters were threatening to attack the White House.  The more than 200-year-old church sits near Lafayette Park, across from the White House, where Secret Service agents and police fought with communist agitators.

It appears that arsonists have better access to churches than the parishioners.

In other anti-Christian actions, graffiti was written on St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York that included BLM, standing for Black Lives Matter, and “F–k F–k” in red letters. In Louisville, Kentucky, professional protesters broke windows in the rectory of the Cathedral of the Assumption. They were then boarded with plywood.

I returned to the disgraceful Roberts ruling after contemplating the Bible readings for May 31, including the Gospel of John 20:19-23, about the disciples of Christ hiding in a room because they were scared of the religious authorities of the day. Suddenly the resurrected Christ appeared and they were given the spirit of God and the authority and power to defeat the demonic forces of the secular world. The rest, as they say, is history, except that many of today’s ministers are hiding in rooms, conducting fake church services over the Internet, some with “spiritual communion,” rather than the real thing. They defend their sanitary “church services” with a camera crew while wondering when the state will decree that they can meet with real people. Many such “virtual” services conclude with requests for online donations for the invisible collection plate. After all, the religious bureaucracy that depends on the state for favors and even grants must be fed.

I watched one “virtual” service over the Internet on Sunday night, with the minister reciting the reading about Jesus appearing to his disciples after rising from the dead and showing them his hands and his side, the evidence of the crucifixion. The reading says, “The disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Lord, and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’”

The minister reading these words didn’t seem to comprehend the significance of telling the story of disciples hiding in a room while he read the Bible from a small room himself, filmed in isolation so it could be presented to his flock through a computer connection.

It’s a fact that many of today’s ministers are afraid to challenge the secular authorities of this era, such as “Lockdown Larry” Hogan, the Republican Governor of Maryland, or Gavin Newsom, the Democrat Governor of California.

A major exception is South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California, which challenged Newsom’s lockdown order that resulted in the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling against the First Amendment.

Charles LiMandri, the Chief Litigation Counsel for the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, handled the case for the church and its pastor, Bishop Arthur Hodges. He insists it was not a complete dismissal of South Bay Church’s case but was “largely based on the very high standards required for our obtaining an emergency injunction.”  LiMandri noted that Roberts’s ruling was “a solo concurring opinion with little to no precedential value.” That is true but the implications of this 5-4 opinion are nonetheless startling. This is a real decision with practical consequences.

The four dissenting justices, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch, said the California restrictions were clearly discriminatory. The dissenting opinion noted, “In response to the COVID–19 health crisis, California has now limited attendance at religious worship services to 25% of building capacity or 100 attendees, whichever is lower. The basic constitutional problem is that comparable secular businesses are not subject to a 25% occupancy cap, including factories, offices, supermarkets, restaurants, retail stores, pharmacies, shopping malls, pet grooming shops, bookstores, florists, hair salons, and cannabis dispensaries.”

That’s right: the secular authorities have determined that marijuana businesses selling dope have more rights than churches. It appears that the stoners are more inclined to vote the way the liberals want them to vote.

The conservative Catholic writer, Vic Biorseth, noted that it was the “conservative” Roberts who approved Obamacare when he changed the nature of the legislation in a controversial court ruling and “illegally adjudicated it into law.” Yet, it was unconstitutional on its face, to begin with. “So it doesn’t matter what the law under consideration says, nor does it matter what the Constitution says; all that matters is the balance of the partisan division on the Court and which way the political wind is blowing at any particular moment in time,” commented Biorseth.

The wind in today’s “moment in time” is to close down churches while keeping pot shops, abortion clinics, and liquor stores open. That’s how communist riots in the streets can be termed “unrest” and “peaceful” by the secular press. But when five members of the Supreme Court, including the Chief Justice, accept this garbage, you know we as a nation are in deep trouble.

Biorseth concludes, “If a purposeful violator of the Constitution who is a sworn officer of the government is not a domestic enemy of America and a traitor, then there is no such thing, and the Constitution itself is without meaning, and America has lost it very purpose for being.”

Those are strong words. But when Roberts joins the four liberal justices to restrict Christian worship in California, can we explain it any other way? And isn’t it a fact that the churches, for the most part, have become slaves to the state, willing and even anxious to please the corrupt authorities?

*Cliff Kincaid is president of America’s Survival, Inc. www.usasurvival.org.

05/28/20

Raised In Unreality

By: Tabitha Korol

This is another in a series of children’s propagandist storybooks distributed to libraries nationwide and in other countries, another facet of the many war strategies used against the west, overtly about Israel, but covertly about changing opinions and accepting Islam.  The facade of victimhood is usually at play; one need only be alert to recognize how it’s employed.  

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Tasting the Sky, by Ibtisam Barakat, is a story told through the memories of a three-and-a-half-year-old girl in Ramallah, West Bank, the heartland of Biblical Israel and known through the centuries as Samaria.  it is categorized to be read by Middle Graders, ages 6 and up, who know nothing of the region’s history.   Without guidance, analysis, and clarification, they would conclude that Israel is the interloper and Palestinians the natives, and by extension, western civilization is evil.  This is Islamic indoctrination, inappropriate for distribution.

It begins with a sketchy historical note that the conflict over the State of Israel, the background of the story, continues to this day, but the conflict’s origin is ignored.  For over fourteen centuries, Arabs have been following Mohammed’s decrees by attacking and slaughtering the Jews within the land and brutalizing Christians, Romans, Persians, Ethiopians, Berbers, Turks, Visigoths, Franks, Egyptians, Indians, and more, elsewhere.  Unable to deny 1400 years of Jewish presence in the land, the Arabs embellish the discord with lies of shared history, prophets, and archaeology.  But the land has only ever been the ancestral homeland of the Jews, who reestablished their national independence in Israel after 2,000 years, its legality endorsed by the United Nations, in 1948.  Israel also received the recognition of Yusaf Diya al-Khaldi Mayor of Jerusalem (1899), Lord Robert Cecil (1918), Emir Faisal, leader of the Arab World (1919); and Sir Winston Churchill (1920).

To devalue Israel’s legitimacy, the author alleges that the State of Israel was founded solely because of the Holocaust, but that is not the case.  “Zion” is the age-old name for Jerusalem; “Zionism” is the love of Zion, and the national liberation movement begun in the late 1800s with the creation of 20 new Jewish cities in what was then called Palestine (a Roman appellation).  It is also the political movement of restoration and return founded by Theodor Herzl in 1897, decades before the Holocaust.  After World War I, when Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria were created from the defeated Ottoman Empire, so were Palestine’s boundaries created and recognized as the Jewish homeland.  This is what Mohammed’s successors repudiate.  Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, established 1000 BCE, has held a majority Jewish population since the late 1860s.

Barakat’s personal story begins at age 19, returning home from Birzeit, West Bank, where activist students ignore the barbaric crimes of Islamist groups – lynching, beheading, whipping, crucifixion, castration, rape-to-death, burning alive and other unspeakable tortures – but fight with Israeli soldiers, protesting the “occupation.”  “Occupier” is legal terminology that does not apply to Israel, as Israel’s legal title and rights were established in the San Remo resolution, adopted by the Allied Powers after World War I, confirmed by the League of Nations, and incorporated into the UN charter. Calling Israel an occupier is equal to calling the Arabs occupiers of Arabia.   This is “projection,” attributing one’s own qualities or ideas to another.  After losing their aggressive war in 1967, they self-identified as Palestinians and occupy this land as their strategy.

In the book, Ibtisam is returning to Ramallah, once a Christian city, now renamed “Hill of Allah” by Arab forces that took the town in the first Arab-Israeli war, 1948-49.  When her bus is stopped at an Israeli checkpoint, she expresses fear for passengers’ showing their ID and tickets, although identification is commonplace at border crossings between jurisdictions.  Because Palestinians have proven an aggressive people, Israelis also check for weapons or passengers swathed in explosives, their parents’ sacrifices to Allah for monetary reward.  The naïve readers are influenced to fear.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) operate on strict commands that, as representatives of Israel, they must behave with humanity.  Passengers are not raped, tortured, or beheaded.  Rather, once cleared, they are free to proceed.  In fact, Palestinians have begun producing fictitious film enactments to blame Israelis for mistreatment because they cannot confirm their claims, Israelis being known for their morality.  The author even writes that one soldier attempts to return her fare because they will be rerouted to the  Military Rule Center, a detention center.

As her story unfolds, she is three years old when an Israeli soldier comes to their house and allegedly makes sexual gestures to her mother.  Mother tells Father that she fears rape if he returns, but I question why he didn’t rape her right then.  The accusation is possible but since Ibtisam’s story is fraught with fabrications, both the checkpoint accusation and this one might be projections.   Muslim men have endangered the streets of Germany, France, and London, and made Sweden the Rape Capital of the West and India, the Rape Capital of the World. Mother could assume the same of Israeli soldiers.

Israelis are held accountable for their actions under Israeli law; rape is not sanctioned as in Islam.  A noteworthy phenomenon: reports indicate the lack of Israel’s military rape, which “merely strengthens the ethnic boundaries and clarifies the inter-ethnic differences – just as organized military rape would have done.”   A Seattle university professor declared at a BDS event, “You IDF soldiers don’t rape Palestinian women because Israelis are so racist and disgusted by them that you won’t touch them.”  In any case, Father accepts Mother’s word and they leave.

As Ibtisam’s bus is en route to the detention center, she ponders her postal box, her foreign pen-pals, and recalls her father’s nightmares as he relived his loss of freedom in 1967.  He’d told his children that the war came to them, not that five Arab nations initiated an offensive against the new Israel in 1948.  He excluded that the Arabs ignored the UN and Israel’s decision to designate Jerusalem an international city, home to Israelis and Arabs.  Instead, they forced the Jews out, destroying graveyards and at least 50 percent of the city’s synagogues.  Nineteen years later, 1967, following Israel’s warning that Nasser’s closure of the Straits of Tiran against Israeli shipping and his forces mobilized at the border would be casus belli, Israel preempted Egypt’s action by destroying its air force and initiating a ground offensive.  The result was Israel’s acquisition of the West Bank/Judea-Samaria, the Golan Heights, the Sinai Peninsula, and Gaza.  Although Israel immediately offered to return land for peace, the Arab governments refused to talk or recognize Israel.  Father’s story is misleading; the reader misled.

The author recalls June 5, 1967.  She is three when Father returns from work without his usual treats, announcing that Israeli planes are targeting Palestinians, soldiers combing their homes, and butchering everyone.  Again, this is untrue, but projection.  (Mohammed’s conquests included beheading the men and enslaving the women.)  The Arab countries initiate, and Israeli forces repel the onslaught, yet the Israeli government nevertheless invites the Arab residents to remain safely in their homes and become citizens.  Some families stay, but many heed their own army’s orders to go to Jordan or the caves, expecting to return triumphant.  Mother and children escape with the rest; the father leaves to see if he can be of help.

Yes, Ibtisam remembers gunshots, air raids, but she cannot name the aggressor, and the reader assumes they run to escape the Israelis.  The child knows they lost the war, her home, and her shoes. and they cannot return to Ramallah.  Her mother is 24,  with three children in tow, ages 8, 7, and 3,  and she soon gives birth to her fourth child.  Father is 44.  At the time of their marriage, Mother was 15, Father 35.  In a culture where there is no loving courtship, marriage is described as a series of rapes interrupted by childbirth.

When a little boy has drowned in the river, they say the water stole him.  We often see signs of Islamic projection.  The young reader cannot alone grasp that Muslims take no responsibility for their behaviors, attacks or plight, and lies are routine.   With the announcement that they “lost Palestine” comes the stinging victimization, not the realization that their wounds were self-inflicted.

Radio announcements of refugees who may return to the new Israel include Ibtisam’s family, but many are refused entry to their countries of origin, the surrounding countries that pursued war.

And because so much of the humanitarian aid is redirected to the Palestinian Authority, for weapons and payments to families of “martyrs” who are killed while killing Israelis, the dispossessed are destined for neglect for generations to come, their victimhood worsened, their futures bleak.  To this day, they blame Israel for “colonizing their land,” when there is no evidence that “Palestinians” were ever an identifiable people, with history, government, culture, or language.  They were Arabs from surrounding lands or nomadic Bedouins.

Facts are facts: Jews (Hebrews) are the indigenous people of what the Romans called Palaestina.  Despite Israel’s overtures of peace, unilaterally returning land to Egypt and Lebanon, and signing a peace treaty with Jordan, Palestinians continue their attacks.  Do the young readers see Israel’s offers of peace and opportunities to prosper?  Do they know that the Palestinians refuse?

Back in Ramallah, the Israeli soldiers marching in formation down the streets, armed but carrying Israeli flags and “chanting” (singing), are a source of anxiety and entertainment.  When Ibtisam hears “sounds of war,” she does not know that they are the Palestinians’ ongoing, daily attacks against Israelis – throwing rocks and missiles at Israeli vehicles, firing rockets and mortar into Israel, or youths hurling firebombs at troops who then return fire with their weapons.   The Palestinians are consistent.  They will continue to attack until one day, with Allah’s help, they expect success.  Meanwhile, generations of people endure stagnant misery and perceived victimhood.

When Jamel Abdel Nasser dies, Father exclaims, “Now we are all orphans.”  It is likely that Father, if not mother also, has his roots in Egypt.  “Barakat” is a Muslim name, and common to Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh; its definition is “blessings.”  When the women of the family gather for the boys’ circumcision, dressed in “the styles of hundreds of years,” the embroidery may indicate their country’s design or that of the nomadic Bedouin.  It cannot represent a Palestinian country that never existed.

Ibtisam’s family has survived whole, parents and six children, but there are others who have endured much hardship.  She does not speak of the many victims of the Palestinian leadership’s greed and complete disregard for the people’s suffering.  During the same years since 1948, while Israelis create a prosperous nation, are happy, and live in comparative freedom and security, generations of Palestinians wallow in poverty, hardship, self-pity, and resentment – squandered lives with the fear of another war looming over their heads.    This book has hidden many truths, and a new generation of readers grows up to take on Mohammed’s legacy of war, to side with the tyranny of Islam, and to resent the freedoms of Israel and America.   Rather than reading propaganda, American children should be learning more about the humble beginnings and magnificence of America’s ideals and, by extension, Israel’s.

05/21/20

Great Agreement: Time to Gather in Our Churches, Pentecost Sunday, May 31st

By: Arlen Williams | Gulag Bound

Last I read, thousands of churches in California alone are committing to open on Sunday, May 31st. I hope to find one here in the northern Driftless Area of Wisconsin. “Driftless” means it is filled with ancient bluffs never raked down by the glacial flow of the wanes of Ice Ages.

I like that stalwartness, to stand up and be what one best and truly is. It reminds me of my favorite epistle (letter) in the New Testament, Ephesians — firmly founded, rooted and grounded, not pushed around by climates, but growing-up dynamically, with other believers to be fully equipped in Christ, in His love eternally.

Most pertinent to our present time, about worshiping together, through a very relevant passage of Scripture, Hebrews 10:19-25, the Lord tells us:

Therefore, brothers, since we have the confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

What time is more fitting for the renewal of church in person, than Pentecost Sunday, an anniversary of Jesus’ disciples’ worship together in the upper room of one building, shortly after Christ ascended to Paradise, where he remains to this day. Suddenly, they found themselves anointed by the Holy Spirit for their new times.

Two videos, one by a pastor in California, the other in Colorado, spell out the need to resume personal worship together and on Pentecost Sunday.

Pastor Jack Hibbs, Calvary Chapel, Chino Hills, California, on May 5th.

It’s Time To Open Our Doors Again from CCCH Online on Vimeo.

R. Loren Sandford, New Song Church, Denver, Coloradi, on May 11th.

Pentecost Sunday is coming up May 31. It’s a special day and I want to tell you why.

Many prophetic voices, going all the way back to David Wilkerson in the 1980s up through today, have been prophesying that this coronavirus crisis will be followed by a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit. I don’t like setting dates for such things. We’ve seen too many prophecies with dates attached come and go without real fulfillment, but I do believe the greatest outpouring of the Spirit of God in history is coming and I don’t believe it will be long before we see it unfold.

Some say it will actually begin on this coming Pentecost Sunday, May 31. I can’t verify that. I can’t say that God has spoken this to me, but this I do know. That date is significant. Historically, Pentecost Sunday is the day the church remembers and celebrates the outpouring of God’s Spirit and the baptism in the Spirit that John the Baptist prophesied before Jesus began His earthly ministry.

It was the day that the sound of a mighty rushing wind filled the upper room where the 120 were gathered. It was the day that flames appeared on their heads and they began speaking in tongues, praising God in languages they had not learned. The power of it drove them out of seclusion in the upper room into the street to become witnesses for Jesus, making disciples of all the nations. Three thousand men and their families came to Jesus that day because of the power they received.

All across this nation and the world, churches have been forbidden to gather during this crisis. Most have willingly complied with government orders while at the same time a chorus of voices have risen, at least in the United States, to protest this violation of our first amendment rights to freedom of religion and freedom of assembly. Most have gone along with it because they believed they were saving lives, and because they believed they should submit to the governing authorities, but as the days and weeks have passed, both the issue of whether we are actually saving lives and the issue of submission have been legitimately called into question.

Now in many states businesses are gradually being allowed to open. Marijuana shops and liquor stores never did close. They were deemed “essential services” by our government officials while churches were ordered to remain shut. We were labeled “non-essential”. We were supposed to be content with going online, but going online will never be a satisfying substitute for in-person contact and eyeball to eyeball ministry to one another in an atmosphere of the presence of God.

Some states – and yes, I will say states ruled by Democrats – have forbidden churches to open for many more months to come. But the worship of God and the gathering of the saints is indeed an essential service for the mental and emotional health of a stressed out and fearful people. We need that touch of God and the encouragement of fellowship face to face and eyeball to eyeball. As human beings we are built for this. It’s the way God made us.

Continues at rlorensandford.com

This is a new time for us all. Time to stand up, not be drawn down and raked away. Time to warm up to the Lord, not be put on ice. Perhaps, time for the healthiest kind of fire, a new rush of the Holy Spirit as we worship together, in conjunction with one-on-one time with Him and by his living, written Word.

Clearly, we face new challenges and new opportunities. I am looking for a renewed church fellowship fit to meet it all in the flow of new blessings as well as old, by the King’s storehouse. I pray you find your best open doors.

05/15/20

Lessons for Liberators

By: Tabitha Korol

“A Little Piece of Ground,” by Elizabeth Laird, is a propagandist book available to all children in many libraries across the country.  It concerns 12-year-old Karim who lives in Ramallah, historically an Arab Christian town, now a Palestinian city in central West Bank (Judea and Samaria), 10 km north of Jerusalem, Israel.  He hears of nothing but violence and aspires to be the Liberator of Palestine. 

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Karim resides with his parents and three siblings on the fifth floor of an apartment building.  He hates living under the occupation, yet no one has told him that the Israelis ceased its occupation three years before he was born.  He knows that a Palestinian gunman shot two people in an Israeli café two weeks ago and, as a consequence, the next building was demolished.  His building is on lockdown, guarded by an Israeli tank to ensure that no one may enter or leave until further notice.  The residents may not go to work or shop for food, and his school was leveled, the computers confiscated.

More recently, a Palestinian gunman opened fire in Jerusalem, gravely injuring five adults and three children.  Three days later, new curfew hours were announced for his area, allowing two hours for shopping and errands.   That evolved into free daytime hours, but confinement continues from evening through dawn.  Now his father may tend his store and inventory, his mother may take the baby to the doctor, and Karim and Joni meet a new friend, Hopper, with whom to play soccer – until dusk.

Karim’s father does not understand why the children must also be punished or why he can’t tend his store when others committed a crime.  The Palestinians are not remorseful of the killings; Laird writes of no regrets.   There is no family discussion to correct the occupation narrative, to discredit the violence, or confirm the value of life.  An effective way for the Israelis to discourage suicidal crimes is to ruin the homes of terrorists’ families, although Mahmoud Abbas reverses the effect with largesse and new homes to the martyr’s family, appropriated from generous humanitarian aid.

The children hear only of their inconveniences.  Karim’s father curses the Israeli occupation that began when he was ten years old, which actually resulted from his own parents’ pivotal decision.  It was 1948 when the United Nations granted statehood to Israel on a little piece of ground, 1/6th of one percent of Arab land, that had always been inhabited by Jews but ruled by a succession of foreign powers. The Jews accepted the offer, the Arabs rejected it, and five Arab armies set outbut failed – to destroy the new Israeli state.  Some of the Arabs welcomed becoming citizens of Israel; Karim’s ancestors chose to remain in Judea and Samaria, renamed West Bank under Jordan’s 19-year rule.  After years of deadly attacks, the armies again mobilized for a full-scale war against Israel in 1967.  Israel was victorious again and captured Sinai, Gaza and Judea and Samaria (Left Bank), and became a reluctant occupier.  As often as Israel offered a land trade for peace, the Arabs refused.  They are waiting for their failsafe victory over the Jews to fulfill Mohammed’s vision.

Since then, the Arabs renamed themselves Palestinians as a strategic tie to the land, living first under Arafat’s Palestinian government rule that began in 2000, followed by Abbas. Israel is not an occupying force, but its forces will control all who may endanger Israeli citizens, by checkpoints and any means necessary.

During some free time, the family decides to visit their family during the olive-picking season.  On the way, they are redirected to a new road that has been cut through the main road, which is now prohibited to non-Israelis.    Karim and the young readers know only that Palestinians are forbidden to use that road; the author does not explain this as a security measure.  Palestinian youths have been hurling rocks and explosives at passing cars for years, causing accidents and death.  The road is now safer, and the Palestinians may use this new route to their destination.  Karim’s parents view this as another deliberate inconvenience because it increases the driving time.  Further down, they come to a roadblock; Palestinians had been killed and one “settler” wounded, the causes left unexplained.  Adult men are asked to leave the car and made to strip down to their underwear.  Karim hates to see his father ridiculed, hates that the IDF is dominant over his people.  Again, no one clarifies this as a response to a confrontation, or that the term “settler” is used to delegitimize the centuries of the Jewish connection to the land.

At his grandparents’ home, after dining and socializing, the visitors learn that the olives are no longer theirs to harvest.  Palestinians had been hurling firebombs at Jews, and the IDF seized the little piece of ground on the hill and announced its zoning for a new Israeli development.  The construction has begun.  The culprits had been apprehended and imprisoned, but these Arab residents are not peaceful or trustworthy.  Later, Karim’s aunt proudly recounts that their cousins and neighbors continue to throw stones and Molotov cocktails at the soldiers.  We are uncertain that Karim makes the connection between criminality and consequences.

Karim still dreams of being the Liberator of Palestine, of being the one to return the olive trees of four generations to his family.  He has never been told that this little piece of ground had belonged to the Jews through many centuries.  Another announcement on TV states that a suicide bomber has killed eleven Israelis, four of them secondary-school students.  The family deliberates the reprisals, while Karim considers the bomber’s heroism.   The author allows a voice of reason, as though to suggest that there are Palestinians who seek peace.  As the lone voice of conscience and temperance, his uncle speaks privately to Karim, that had the Arabs won the war of 1967, they would be doing precisely what the Israelis are doing now.  He appears to suggest that Karim considers that there is no morality to bombing Israelis, causing blindness, severe disabilities, death, and misery to so many and that it may be time to seek a peaceful solution to their existence, but the opportunity of meaningful conversation is short-lived.  They are called to dinner, where the group recounts the Arabs’ past victimization, the Turks, the English, now the Israelis. There is no mention of Hamas, the terrorist branch of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.  On the way home, the newscaster reports of tanks entering Bethlehem, and clashes between Arab youth and the IDF in Ramallah.  This, then, is what surrounds Karim.

Back home with Hopper, his friend talks about his family’s expulsion in 1948, not that they had expected to return victorious to Judea and Samaria after waging and losing their aggressive war against Israel.  At home, he hears of the reprisals for suicide bombers in Bethlehem, eight people killed by tank shells, three houses demolished by bulldozers.  Ramallah is open, but there are roadblocks. He has time to meet his friends, passes a crowd looking at the bridge and at the bomb affixed to its underside.  When he finds Hopper, he learns that Hopper attached a fake bomb, and Hopper rejoices that the IDF has been called to disassemble a sham.  At Hopper’s house, he sees the grandfather’s key from the home they left behind in 1967, in Ramle, which is now in Israel. It endures as a constant reminder of injustice and victimhood.

The three friends had their own little piece of ground near Hopper’s camp, which they have been working to clear for a soccer field.  Hopper had found cans of red and green paint amid the rubble and on his own time, painted stones and positioned them to form the Palestinian flag.  Joni and Karim marveled at his ingenuity.  They had also camouflaged the cab of what was once a car with debris for a perfect hideout.

Today, as they play on their land, a voice suddenly blares, “Being outside is forbidden.”  All but Karim could leave the field quickly.  There are Israeli tanks on higher ground, and his only refuge is the car’s cab.  With nothing but orange drinks to sustain him over two full days and nights, and the companionship of a mother cat and her kittens, he is well hidden.  He suffers from a stray bullet in the back of his leg and bandages it with a piece of clothing, but he remains quiet and concealed until the curfew is lifted and his older brother, Jamal, comes looking for him.  When the small Ramallah hospital staff learns of Karim’s experience and wound, he is hailed as the conquering hero and permitted to return home on crutches after two days.

Karim, home, hears the news, “Israeli tanks fired shells into a crowded building in Rafah last night, killing nine people and injuring . . .”  His friend Joni comes to visit Karim, to tell him that Hopper was shot at last night, but only his arm was grazed, and he would be fine.  Joni also came to say goodbye; he and his family, Christian Arabs, have no future here and are leaving for America.

The lesson learned by the vulnerable reader is that if you suffer nothing but a minor injury in your youth, you may go on to become a full-fledged terrorist.

But the more thoughtful reader should learn that there is nothing to counter the corrosive indoctrination that they are receiving in schools, in their homes, in their mosques, in the news reports.  Ramallah and similar cities in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza are breeding grounds for terrorism.

05/8/20

Smokescreen On Samaria

By: Tabitha Korol

William Sutcliffe. The Wall. Bloomsbury Children’s Books, June 4, 2013. 304 pages, cloth.

Islamists use our country’s laws and multicultural activism to transform our public libraries into venues for spreading Islam. The indoctrination includes stories that skew the truths and conceal their violent history. William Sutcliffe’s The Wall is such a novel, designed to impact the mind of the American 9- to 13-year-old reader. The following is my evaluation of such a book.

The Samaria analog

We meet the thirteen-year-old Jewish boy, Joshua, when he’s playing with his friend David, but he’s left alone to retrieve his new ball from the other side of the fence, “The Wall,” in Amarias. This is an anagram of Samaria, once the capital of the Northern Hebrew kingdom of Israel, founded in the 9th century BCE, long before Islam or Palestinians.

The real modern history of Samaria…

Will the young reader know why there is a fence in Amarias that renders it off-limits? Or that Jordan was among the five Arab states that attacked the new State of Israel in 1948? Or that Jordan then annexed Judea and Samaria and renamed it West Bank? Will they learn that Jordan ruled for 19 years, attacking Israel until finally, in 1967, Israel was victorious? Under the rules of war, Israel must now rule Samaria, the Sinai Peninsula, and Gaza, until someone emerges to work out a peace agreement. Samaria is now home to three million Palestinians and 500,000 Jews, but Sutcliffe calls only the Jews “settlers.” Thus the Islamic deception about Israel begins.

…and the half-truths

The real Joshua would grasp the danger of entering Samaria; the young readers would not. They read of soldiers and checkpoints, but not their purpose, which is to provide protection from Arabs who cross into Joshua’s side and slaughter Jews without provocation – such as the Fogel family massacre in 2011. Joshua finds a working flashlight and a tunnel – not identified as a “terror tunnel,” that provides below-ground access to do harm in Jewish areas, even Joshua’s home – and he begins his trek to the other side.

Conveniently missing pieces

Upon exiting, he sees a demolished home, damaged contents sympathetically described, and bulldozer tracks. Without explanation, the young reader will assume Israeli soldiers destroy homes for sport or spite. We have no history about Joshua’s home. Specifically, we don’t know whether it became available for purchase five months previously after a deadly raid. Was the Arab home’s destruction an act of reprisal to the terrorist’s family? Was this tunnel the entry and escape route? The author provides no critical thought. The real Joshua would have experienced enough terror raids and known enough of his country’s history to understand that these are the enemy of his people.

A distorted view of the Samaria analog

Joshua enters the village’s open-air market that is “strange and depressing,” evoking the reader’s pity. The author never explains why there is poverty and squalor despite the enormous funding given Palestinians by the UN, EU, America, and Israel. For one, it supports the narrative of victimhood, as during the same years that Israel advanced and flourished, the handouts to Palestinians removed all motivation and challenge to achieve as well. For another, it is common knowledge that those who receive foreign income, reroute it to fund terrorism. They send it to the families of martyred murderers. And they buy the many thousands of missiles fired into Israel, 2,600+ rockets and mortars during 2018/2019 alone. Joshua sees broken streets, stagnant puddles, underfed people, and the kindness of a girl who saves him from the violent rock-throwing teenagers.

Errors and omissions

She, Leila, gives him her father’s Palestinian scarf for identification security (the boys would attack him if he were Jewish) and flip-flops to replace his lost shoes and guides him safely to the chain-link fence. He has lost the flashlight but gets through the dark tunnel. He remembers his father who died in combat, but the narrative never identifies his combatants as Palestinians. No Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn adventure, this is a propagandist tale with the purposeful omission of pertinent facts.

No mention of why the Palestinians even remain

He sees the stray ball as he exits the tunnel and returns home, immediately secreting the scarf and sandals. His mother was worried and his stepfather, Liev, explains the demolished house on the other side of the fence as one constructed on disputed land. But he says nothing about the dispute itself.

We never hear that these Arabs, now self-identifying as Palestinians, were not welcomed back to their ancestral Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Jordan when their armies lost their aggressive war against Israel in 1967. They have been abandoned until the Arabs may one day realize their dream of securing all Israel as their own. Hence, they are determined to never negotiate a peace agreement with Israel. Furthermore, they will continue Mohammed’s 14-century vendetta until their last breath, even to the sacrifice of their own children. At this time, Liev should have reminded his stepson of Israel’s history. But Sutcliffe allows no such information to enter the storyline.

The Arabs want Samaria back, so they omit why Israel should have it

Later, when Joshua and David speak of their future in the IDF, Sutcliffe once again omits any conversation about one day protecting their own families and country from invasion and slaughter by another generation of Palestinian terrorists. The Arabs cannot bear to have anyone living on land they illegally claim for themselves, and the author obliges. This is their strategy when they cannot conquer militarily.

Fraternizing with the enemy…

Joshua pines for the girl in Samaria and he begins a series of trips there and back to see her. During one, he reflects on the checkpoints and the variety of license plate colors. This insinuates that these are methods of segregation, which is again fallacious. The colors represent areas, just as American plates define areas. However, in Israel, the colors also serve to distinguish an alien car driven by an infiltrating terrorist. At the same time, the author uses Joshua’s voice to insinuate his own opinions of facial expressions of Palestinians who queue up to cross the border – patience and rage, weariness and defiance, pride, and helplessness. He circumvents the point that if these people were not dangerous, there would be no need for checkpoints.

More distortion about life in Samaria

On one occasion, we learn more about the violent boys, who throw rocks at Israeli vehicles, too often causing fatal accidents. This has been the reason for Israel to build new roads for Israelis, to enable driving out of harm’s way. On another, the author feeds Palestinian victimhood by saying they have no aspirin. Yet there is no credibility to the allegation. Aspirin is not a controlled substance and should certainly be available throughout Judea and Samaria.

On future visits, while Joshua tends olive trees for Leila’s father, he pensively reminisces about the few hundred years of care given these trees by her ancestors. Sutcliffe does not provide the same opportunity to consider the thousands of years of Joshua’s Jewish ancestors on this same land.

An unsatisfactory conclusion

The story ends with an unusual circumstance and drastic changes that baffle me. But it furnishes a reason for Joshua and his mother to leave Liev. They return to a small apartment in the old seaside town. As he feels the olive seeds in his pocket, Joshua hopes to one day plant and tend his own olive grove, and perhaps see Leila again.

So here we see:

  • The omission of facts,
  • Covert revisionist history, and
  • Misleading situations to elicit sympathies.

Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia used these same thought-control techniques. With these, they tried to shape the values, beliefs, and attitudes of future generations in their quest for global domination. These books of deception are part of a patient advocacy of Islamic ideology and incremental social changes that prepare the students to accept Islam over every other philosophy or worldview.

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05/7/20

URGENT: Pray the Schemes of China and U.S. Subversives be Immediately Exposed, this National Day of Prayer

By: Arlen Williams – Gulag Bound

In this morning of a very special, very critical 2020 National Day of Prayer, I hasten to relate an urgent prayer need to the sincere Christian reader.

A very foreboding convergence has occurred, between the most dedicated researchers of subversive communism/globalism and a resurgence of old-style Christian prophets for our new times. To sum up their findings, China has indeed plotted and conspired to spread COVID-19 around the world and this is only one part of a planned battery of attacks in its strategy for global dominance.

What to pray? Pray that China’s and collaborators’ schemes are successfully spied out, whistle-blown, and exposed, immediately, even within the very next few days.

That China intentionally spread the SARS-Cov-2 virus throughout the world is something we must now take as obviously demonstrated, by their continuing to foster travel from Wuhan Province to other nations during COVID-19’s rise, even while banning such travel within their own country.

To save time, rather than an extensive essay, see an outline of warnings, both from the spiritual side, by Christian prophets and from observers of Satan’s ploy, Marxism’s “materialist” craving for global control. (Yes, prophecy is a spiritual gift for those whom God blesses in the church age, as Paul oversaw via I Corinthians, ch. 12-14.) Please pray as you peruse.

In “China’s Secret Speech: A Pandemic Plan to Murder 200 million Americans” (4-26-20) Jim Simpson relates and further contextualizes J.R. Nyquist’s “The Secret Speech of General Chi Haotian” (9-11-19). The gist: circa 2002, China’s military proposed using biowarfare to actually eradicate America, whatever that might cost its own people and the rest of the world. Their maniacal aims: remove their chief perceived obstacle while preparing for invasion and population, for the old warfare goal of “living space.”

In “Prophecy: China Information Bombshell Will Shock the World” (4-24-20) devout, gifted, and diligent Christian prophet, Jennifer LeClaire urgently relates:

On April 23, the Holy Spirit showed me China is hiding information that needs to be released in the next 30 days—information that could impact the next 30 years.

The Holy Spirit described this as “shocking information.” This information has been kept under wraps since before the coronavirus pandemic erupted in Wuhan. However, there is a tie to the plagues—and the Holy Spirit told me there would be two more plagues after this current pandemic.

She goes on to sound the alarm that the plans of China for world domination, along with the devastation wrought by their attempts, must be thwarted by exposure within this window of time.

China’s hidden information goes beyond trade secrets. It goes beyond speculated bioweapons. It goes beyond digital currency. It goes beyond cyberwars to the point of world domination.

All eyes will be on China and shock and awe will follow the revelation of this information; information that needs to be exposed to the world in the next 30 days to avoid a crisis that ripples over the next 30 years.

China will not volunteer this information. We need to pray for a whistleblower to rise up and leak these shocking secrets to the media world. We need this information to be shouted from the rooftops not just whispered to prophets who will be labeled as conspiracy theorists. This hidden intelligence needs to be exposed and trumpeted far and wide for the world to hear and the secular media to validate.

That should suffice. There is more material and from it, I for one, believe the collaboration of mega-criminal Americans with China’s perverse despots will be exposed and prosecuted, but will it all happen soon enough to prevent further devastation?

Yes, this involves in part, a known U.S. focal point in the person of Dr. Anthony Fauci and other Obama holdovers on the med side, in President Trump’s executive branch, including but not limited to Francis Collins, Robert Redfield, and Deborah Birx. Further, it is easy to suspect Bill Gates and the other developers of proposed vaccines. (A COVID-19 vaccine is very dubious as a solution since SARS-Cov-2 is very apt to mutate. Plus, despite the deceitful controls of tyrants in our nation, we have been spreading the virus extensively, successfully building the “herd immunity” of antibodies for all, and thus obviating the need of a vaccine for this present strain.)

Such vaccines are meant by their proponents to be made mandatory and yes, coupled with ID bio-dotting, as research and development would allow, for the tracking and control of entire populations. This would make “mark of the beast” possible, the pretext being vaccination/antibody tracking against pandemics such as our oh so timely COVID-19, and worse.

Witnesses of numerous kinds relating the dangers of the complex which Fauci channels include his former colleague, molecular biochemist Judy Mikovits, PhD, and another prophet of Jesus Christ, Jeremiah Johnson. See his blogging, “Is There a Rat in the White House?” (3-30-20) and his video interview by Sid Roth, both referring to Fauci.

For further reflection by the discerning Christian not faint of heart, come watch another Sid Roth interview, of the gifted traveling minister, Tracy Cooke. One has to listen closely, both for what Mr. Cooke relates through his distinct manner of speech and for where he holds back: “Tracy Cooke Saw Virus Created in Wuhan Lab” (4-20-20). We are about to download that one, should Alphabet Inc’s YouTube dare to remove it.

There is more at some of the sites linked. Do keep abreast. We will be following-up, both at GulagBound.com and in our curated news, The Globe & Malevolence, to which I recommend email subscription (free and see recent issues online).

Ed. note: probably more links to come, as well as video embeds, later in the day… more context.

05/7/20

Pritzker’s Tyranny with Churches in COVID-19 Illinois

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Coronated Virulent Pritzker

The self-proclaimed king of the pandemic in Illinois, a.k.a. Governor J.B. Pritzker has graciously allowed churches to reopen! But no more than 10 people. Right. The following is from the latest proclamation on the subject, 2020-32, issued April 30, 2020.

Here is what he says about “essential” businesses:

And here is what he says about religion:

So, both are required to maintain the magic 6 feet of social distancing (because the Wuhan virus is only able to fly a maximum of 6 feet 0 inches) but he additionally states that no more than 10 people can gather for church. This additional requirement is a clear, arbitrary, and unscientific discrimination against religion. In fact, it’s a mockery of religion because the proclamation speaks twice of “the free exercise of religion”. It’s hardly free when the governor arbitrarily limits it to 10 people.

By pulling this arbitrary number 10 out of his crown, he is stating that 10 people in a large cathedral is the same as 10 people in a house church. But an essential store can have hundreds of people as long as they’re capped at 50 percent, to the greatest extent possible. Lots of leeway there for essential activities like buying flowers but not for the constitutionally guaranteed free exercise of religion.

When will the Christian leaders in Illinois and elsewhere say enough is enough and stand up for our God-given rights?

We do not need permission from the governor to worship God in the manner that we see fit. The pilgrims first came to this country for this very reason, freedom of religion. Are we going to give it up because of a disease?

I am constantly amazed when I hear such leaders in this country quote from Romans 13 and tell us we must always obey our rulers, no matter what. I wonder if they have ever read our constitution. Here is what Paul wrote:

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience. (Romans 13:1-5)

In this land, the supreme authority is the will of the citizenry, as codified in the constitution and laws, it is not government officials. The legislature passes laws, the executive is supposed to carry them out faithfully, and the judiciary resolves disputes—based on the law. Even then, no law must ever be allowed to trample on our God-given rights, such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

We do not elect people to rule over us in the United States. We elect them to carry out our wishes as expressed in law, not the other way around. And when governors like Pritzker take unto themselves power that no constitution or law allows, this is tyranny and it is unlawful. It is they who are refusing to be subject to and and who are rebelling against authority, i.e., the law. To submit to such unlawful tyranny is to abdicate our God-given responsibility as citizens and puts us in danger of forever losing those liberties that so many have fought and died to secure.

We the People  of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


Richard J. Wright, a chemist, and information technology specialist, has been tracking the official Covid-19 epidemic (SARS-CoV-2 virus) data and assessing our government’s disease progression modeling, plus responses, at virtualwright.com.

05/2/20

A Bible, We Have a Bible

By: T.F. Stern | Self-Educated American

I was reading the comment section of a Christian fellowship group and found it interesting, not surprising; but interesting these good people rejected the Book of Mormon as being the word of God on the premise that the Bible was complete and any attempt to include additional scripture was ludicrous.  You could feel them bristle at the mention of any additional scripture.

Rather than be confrontational, something I tend to enjoy; but rather than jump into their comfort zone it might be better to wait at least a day (and then jump on them)… and consider how best to introduce them to a marvelous work and wonder, one which they’ve been instructed to avoid as if it were evil in nature.

I’ve always wanted to know who began telling folks to avoid reading the Book of Mormon and for what purpose?  Why avoid reading information that might actually be from God, information that wasn’t in the canon scriptures of the Bible?  Are you going to let someone tell you what you believe or wouldn’t you rather find out on your own?

Could it have been members of the clergy, individuals who feared they might lose their congregations were they to find the true Church?   I ask only because this certainly was the situation in Jerusalem during Christ’s ministry.

The Sanhedrin, those holding religious power, those responsible for teaching the Law of Moses felt more than a little uneasy about this “new guy” going around preaching doctrine “as if he had authority”.  They didn’t like having to admit the possibility that all the prophesies they’d learned might actually have come to pass with this individual, Jesus of Nazareth, son of a poor carpenter, a man, nothing more than a man; but whom many considered to be the Messiah.  If Jesus was the Messiah the Sanhedrin would then be out of business.

How did the disciples of Jesus determine He was the Messiah?  Then take that same test to determine what is scripture and what is poppy-cock; a test that conforms to the standards set forth in the New Testament.

You’ll find the answer on how to determine all things by carefully reading in Matthew 16, starting in verse 13.

“When Jesus came into the coasts of Cæsarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.” (emphasis added)

I return to the original topic being discussed by the fellowship group, those who so quickly dismissed the Book of Mormon as being worthy to be considered scripture.

A long history of the Bible’s compilation was offered as if it were the “be all end all”, the “ace in the hole” that would trump any discussion regarding the Bible already being complete, that nothing could be added.

I was waiting for Ed McMahan of the old Johnny Carson Show to toss in his familiar challenge line, “Everything you always wanted to know about the Bible….”  At which time Johnny would look into the camera, pause and put on his boyish grin, followed by, “Not everything, Metamucil breath…”

With only a limited search on Wikipedia anyone could find pages and pages about the Christian biblical canon, “the Fifty Bibles of Constantine, the First Council of Nicaea and their determination on the canon, and that by the fifth century the East, with a few exceptions, had come to accept the Book of Revelation and thus had come into harmony on the matter of the canon, at least for the New Testament.”

Perhaps the single most important sentence in all that was offered regarding the Bible as being complete as a canon of scripture, “The idea of a complete and clear-cut canon of the New Testament existing from the beginning, that is from Apostolic times, has no foundation in history.”  (emphasis added)

What does the Book of Mormon have to say about individuals who are too stiff-necked to read and consider other scripture that God intended for His children to have?

The introduction to the contents found in 2 Nephi 29 of the Book of Mormon reads, “Many Gentiles will reject the Book of Mormon—They will say, We need no more Bible—The Lord speaks to many nations—He will judge the world out of the books which will be written.”

“And because my words shall hiss forth—many of the Gentiles shall say: A Bible! A Bible! We have got a Bible, and there cannot be any more Bible.

But thus saith the Lord God: O fools, they shall have a Bible; and it shall proceed forth from the Jews, mine ancient covenant people. And what thank they the Jews for the Bible which they receive from them? Yea, what do the Gentiles mean? Do they remember the travails, and the labors, and the pains of the Jews, and their diligence unto me, in bringing forth salvation unto the Gentiles?”

I’ll end with an invitation and a warning.  Read the Book of Mormon with the idea that perhaps, just perhaps those who’ve been telling you that God’s words could only be found in the Bible, or that He had nothing more to say to His children; perhaps they were mistaken; or worse, afraid you might find the true church of Jesus Christ.