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Discernment is not knowing the difference between right and wrong. It is knowing the difference between right and almost right.— Charles H. Spurgeon
When it comes to discerning truth from error, sometimes it’s in plain sight. The error sticks out like the ugly duckling. But oftentimes false doctrine is hidden with biblical words, Christian clichés, half-truths, and near-truths. Spurgeon’s words sum up discernment succinctly; it’s usually knowing the difference between right and almost right. It’s like examining a well-done counterfeit painting—we need an expert, well-trained eye to see the tiny detail differences between the genuine and the fake.
But how is this eye for detail trained? How do we strengthen our discernment muscles? We begin in God’s word—studying it well and hiding it away in our hearts—and we turn to church history and qualified sources to help guide us.
Beginning in the Word
There are a group of people in the book of Acts who were deemed more noble than others because of their discernment skills. What made their discernment so noble?
The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. Many of them therefore believed, with not a few Greek women of high standing as well as men. (Acts 17:10-12; emphasis added)
To be like the Bereans is to examine and search the word of God for the truth. When we have the word hidden in our hearts, we won’t easily be satisfied with falsehood and contradictions. In order to be discerning, we need to know our Bibles.
As we come to Scripture to find answers, humility should be our posture; we don’t come to the Bible to be proven right, but to be shaped and taught by God. Start with one particular verse on the subject, study it in context, then turn to the cross-references (verses on the same topic) and repeat the process. This shouldn’t be to the neglect of the entire Bible either; topical studies are good, but we should also spend time considering what the whole of Scripture says. As we study the Bible—the whole Bible—we grow and begin to develop a systematic theology.
This isn’t a skill that’s developed quickly. As we spend more time in God’s word studying it, reading it, listening to it, and memorizing it, we fine-tune our discernment muscles. I’m impatient. I want the answer immediately, but this process has taught me to be okay staying in the unknown “in-between” stage as I study for an answer.
Consulting Church History and Qualified Sources
As we test what we are learning by Scripture, it’s important to consider the creeds and confessions of church history. Though they were written by men long ago (and not inspired by the Holy Spirit like the Bible), many of them come with proof texts for what they affirm and deny. They act as a summary of what Scripture says on important subjects and confirm what the church has affirmed for hundreds of years. Many of the creeds and confessions define orthodoxy (the true tenets of the Christian faith). If someone denies a doctrine that is clearly affirmed in Scripture as shown by these creeds and confessions, that should alarm us.
As the saying goes, history often repeats itself. Many (if not all) the false doctrines we face today have already appeared in years past, and the church has already proven them false by Scripture. This is where some of our confessions and creeds came from—a false doctrine was spreading like a disease, and church leaders and theologians came together to speak out and confirm what the Bible really says. This is how church history strengthens our discernment.
But great theologians and teachers don’t only exist in the past. Today we have many reliable and qualified teachers, writers, pastors, and theologians whom we can consult when we are unsure. We also need to learn in community. While it’s good to understand the Bible for ourselves, part of this comes from learning under qualified teachers who know the vital doctrines of the Christian faith and strive for truth.
What If I’m Led Astray? What If I Get It Wrong?
There can be a fear that comes with discernment—What if I’m led astray? What if I make a mistake? Our knowledge will always be incomplete on earth on certain things. We’re imperfect and we make mistakes. But what is necessary has been made plain in Scripture. As the Westminster Confession of Faith states,
All things in Scripture are not alike plain in themselves, nor alike clear unto all: yet those things which are necessary to be known, believed, and observed for salvation, are so clearly propounded, and opened in some place of Scripture or other, that not only the learned, but the unlearned, in a due use of the ordinary means, may attain unto a sufficient understanding of them. (WCF 1.7)
This is where the body of believers and especially our church leaders are necessary to keep us accountable—both those in our local churches and those long ago dead. When we start to say something that is out of line with the truth, they can point us back to Scripture.
But most importantly, above all this, it is Christ who holds us fast. It is God who will reveal the truth to us in his word and apply it by the Holy Spirit. Jesus is our Shepherd who sacrificed his life for us to save us from sin and its deception—and rose again to lead us to eternal rest in heaven. He will guard us from being led astray into grievous error. He will finish what he has started in us (Phil. 1:6). We can look to him as we discern and trust that he will persevere us.
Discernment Is Hard but Good
Teachers and preachers are gifted by God to shepherd and explain the difficult truths of the Bible. But they aren’t infallible or inerrant. Like the Bereans, we should eagerly receive God’s word and search the Scriptures to be sure their teachings align with it. This is why discerning is hard. No matter how great a teacher may be, they still make mistakes and still have an incomplete understanding of God—like we all do. We always need to be discerning, even with our favorite teachers and those who hold to the same beliefs as we do.
Discernment is more complicated than simply checking out the endorsements or letting someone decide for us who is good and who isn’t. By discerning, we have the opportunity to grow. We have the opportunity to become more rooted in what we believe. This is the kind of noble discernment the Bereans had, and it is the kind we should strive for as well.
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The Creedal Imperative by Carl R. Trueman
I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever. – Psalm 52:8B
Scripture reading: Psalm 52
We started with Psalm 1 and the comparison between the good and the wicked man. We sang from Psalm 50, the words of God Who calls us to right worship and living. He promises curses upon the wicked and blessings for the good man. In Psalm 51, we repented because of the renewal that the creation of a new heart and pure spirit brings. Then we sang from Psalm 52, “Do not take God’s mercy for granted; see the foolishness and destruction of the wicked. Trust in God.”
Some of the verses of these Psalms make us cringe just a bit. Let us trust that these songs are given by God, Whose love is steadfast. We are coming out of darkness into light. He is bringing us from the destruction of wickedness and into the blessings of obedience that we may live and prosper like a tree planted beside the living waters—like a green olive tree. These songs sing about our God, Who is God with us and in us. But we also sing to minister to one another, always with thanksgiving in our hearts. Singing the Psalms, we love God and our neighbor as ourselves.
Let us never forget God’s love to us in the One Who is the olive tree, yet hung on a tree that we may know the love of God. Sing of the faithfulness and trustworthiness of the LORD. Trust in the steadfast love of God forever.
Suggestions for prayer
Pray for joy to sing of all the Psalms of God, trusting His inspired words as being the excellent, right and true things that we and the whole world need to hear.
9 Therefore, thus pray you; Matthew 6:9a (translated from the NA28 Greek text)
The context of Matthew 6:9-13 from which we get what is traditionally called “The Lord’s Prayer,” is, of course, Matthew 6, which is part of our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount. The theme of Matthew 6:1-18 (the context of vv 9-13) is found in v1,
“But be careful to not demonstrate your righteousness before men with the aim to be seen by them; otherwise, you have no reward with your Father in Heaven.”….
Our Lord gives an example in vv 2-4 of believers giving alms to the needy. Their motive is to be seen by others in order to receive praise from men. Then in vv 5-18 our Lord gives uses the examples of prayer, fasting, and forgiveness, which will be the subject of this post. View article →
Hurricane “Laura” aftermath: at least 54 people dead, widespread destruction across the Caribbean and US Gulf Coast
Hurricane “Laura” entered history books as a deadly, very powerful, and damaging hurricane that tied the Last Island Hurricane of 1856 as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in Louisiana, U.S. Laura is the 12th named storm, 4th hurricane, and 1st major hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. At least 53 people were killed, as of August 30, 2020 — 31 in Haiti, 4 in the Dominican Republic and 18 in the United States (10 in Louisiana, 7 in Texas and 1 in Florida).
NYT: Portland Homicide Victim Had ‘Patriot Prayer’ Hat
The New York Times reported Saturday night that the victim of a deadly shooting in downtown Portland, Oregon, earlier that evening was wearing a hat associated with “Patriot Prayer,” a right-wing group.
New CDC report shows 94% of COVID-19 deaths in US had contributing conditions
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data last week that depicts how many Americans who have died from COVID-19 also had contributing conditions.
Tomato gardeners: The latest victim in the government’s war on drugs
“They came again this morning at about 8:00 o’clock. A large cargo-type helicopter flew low over the cabin, shaking it on its very foundations. It shook all of us inside, too. I feel frightened … I see how helpless and tormented I am becoming with disgust and disillusionment with the government which has turned this beautiful country into a police state … I feel like I am in the middle of a war zone.”
Oops: It Looks Like the Vast Majority of Positive COVID Results Should Have Been Negative
Testing, testing, testing — that’s how Pelosi and the Democrats say we’ll defeat the coronavirus. Meanwhile, President Trump and his administration are conducting “operation warp speed” at breakneck pace to develop therapeutics, diagnostics, and a vaccine for the Wuhan flu. Unlike testing, treatments will actually do something for you when you come down sick with the disease. But now we’re learning the overwhelming majority of those who have tested positive for the coronavirus should really have been found negative after all.
Hawaii rolling out mandatory COVID-19 testing checkpoints on major Oahu highway… with mandatory vaccines and quarantine camps soon to follow
The State of Hawaii is turning the H-3 freeway on Oahu into a mandatory COVID-19 road block checkpoint, blocking traffic in both directions and subjecting travelers to mandatory testing, reports Hawaii News Now. It means that Hawaii is being rapidly transformed into a medical police state which will soon morph into mandatory quarantine camps like we’ve already seen rolled out in Australia and New Zealand.
Did Biden Use Brain Super-Pill During Convention Speech?
Donald Trump asked Joe Biden be tested for illicit substances before their first debate. Yet many already wonder if he took ‘pep pills’ before his recent speech. While Joe wasn’t sharp, he didn’t make his typical inane mistakes, confusing dates, people, or subjects. Instead, he was steady but out of sync, like an old Ma Bell ringer, dated 40 years, barely functional.
Liberal professor wants “morality pills” to be laced into water supplies to make people wear masks, socially distance
In order to force compliance among those who are resisting wearing a mask and socially distancing, Prof. Parker Crutchfield, a “bioethicist” from Western Michigan University, is calling for water supplies all across the nation to be laced with “morality pills.”
Everything the Left Touches It Ruins. Now Add Science.
More than two years ago, I wrote a column titled “Whatever the Left Touches It Ruins.” I listed eight examples: The universities, The arts: music, art and architecture, Sports: Mainstream Judaism, Protestantism and Catholicism, Race relations, Women’s happiness. Children’s innocence. And, perhaps most disturbingly, America’s commitment to free speech. One should now add the sciences.
The Attempt To Overthrow America
“Today our nation is facing the most serious threat to establish such a tyranny in our entire history…”
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Vaccines have been controversial for many decades. Anyone and I mean anyone from well informed citizens, pediatricians to scientists – anyone who even questions the efficacy or safety of vaccines is branded an ‘anti-vaxxer’ conspiracy nut.
Well, that’s gotten quite old so now the vax manufacturers and the prostitute MSM are using “you’re selfish if you don’t get the vaccine”. Why even the uber liberal TV show, Law & Order did an episode on a woman who didn’t vaccinate her child. Another child came down with, I forget, measles or something and died. Could be the vaccinated child died of complications from the jab. Anyway, the mother and the coppers blamed it on the first mother who didn’t vaccinate her child. Shame, shame!
‘Shame’ and ‘guilt’ campaign planned to coerce COVID-19 vaccination: “First, there’s ‘no guarantee’ a COVID-19 vaccine will work and second, it could ‘backfire,’ strengthening the virus, CCHF said.”
The truth is no vaccine is 100% safe and corporations who manufacture them don’t give a damn about you or your child. It’s all about money – BIG money. Coronavirus ‘disappearing’ so fast Oxford vaccine has ‘only 50% chance of working’– “We’re in the bizarre position of wanting COVID to stay, at least for a little while.”
The race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 is fierce because it means tens and tens of billions of dollars in revenue. And, for what?
The rough number right now is 73,733 poor souls died in nursing homes – a place where elderly people are because they have serious health issues and can no longer live at home or in assisted living.
This column was a month long in the making. I had 345 articles and videos saved. Over the weeks I went through them one by one; some videos were basically junk so those were easy to toss. There is a tremendous amount of information in this column. Don’t be overwhelmed.
I’m doing it this way to give you as much credible information and data all in one place. We are talking about a shot that can destroy your child and you. I hope Americans who want the truth vs the slags out there glued to their phones, too busy, too drunk, too hopped up on drugs or so brain washed to even question what’s in a vaccine shot, will take the time to go through each article and watch every video.
Now, some videos are an hour to an hour and a half. Some, 15-20 minutes. But, the content is well worth the time as are the articles. No duplicates, all important. Just book mark this column and start working your way through the links when it’s quiet in the evening, over lunch if you work at home. Please find the time.Despite all the hype, they probably won’t roll out a vaccine until January or longer.
How many times have we heard pro-baby killers scream, “It’s my body” or “Keep the government out of my body”? Ad nauseum. Yet, I’m sure a majority of those individuals will have no problem getting a jab in the arm for the COVID-19 vaccine without concern for what’s in it.
As I have written before, in my life I’ve only had only 3 vaccines as a child, not an infant or toddler. Mother says 5, 6 years old. No flu shot, no other shots or vaccines to this day. I am so grateful I only allowed my daughter to have the same three; she was born in 1975. In the 1980’s children were given 23 doses for 7 vaccines by age 6! Today it’s 69 doses for 16 vaccines! – many of which are given to infants as young as two months old! My, God, how could any mother allow such a thing?
Well, in one of the videos you’ll see a mom, a psychiatrist, who trusted her doctor and the vaccine. Her two-month old baby died shortly after being given the jabs. I wanted to cry watching her pain. Looking at that beautiful baby now dead. Heart wrenching.
State legislatures are the culprits for passing mandatory vaccine bills signed by ignorant, equally culpable governors for children to attend school. In a pig’s ear would I stand by and cave in to their “law” forcing me to hurt, maim or kill my own child.
Compare how healthy America’s children were prior to 1980 who only received 2-3 vaccines. Despite the continuing rise in autism, vaccine manufacturers, ignorant elected public officials and the even dumber and lazy MSM say vaccines have nothing to do with it.
What has to be done and it’s too late this election cycle, is for parents across this country to take a stand and not back down. You send your governor, state rep and senator a snail mail letter signed by as many people as possible.
Inform them if they voted for mandatory vaccine bills you will work day and night to see they are defeated in 2022. What I would like to see are class action lawsuits across the country representing not just children but adults alike sue the state for putting their health and lives at risk. I’m not a lawyer and I know there are immunity laws for elected public “servants”, but I’m sure good lawyers out there know the law.
What needs to be done all across this country is thousands of mothers and fathers outside your state capitol for rallies demanding mandatory vaccine laws be rescinded. No, that’s not irresponsible. If a parent wants to vaccinate their child, fine. Hopefully they will have taken the time to educate themselves about vaccines. He who yells the loudest gets heard.
And please get this out on all social media. It will save lives and keep potentially thousands, if not more Americans from being harmed by vaccines or more dead babies.
Once you work your way through the links, videos and articles, there’s no way anyone can dispute the fact not all vaccines are safe and shoving all those jabs into kids is what’s irresponsible. And, this rush to get a COVID-19 vaccine goes beyond reckless. I will NOT be a guinea pig for corporate profits or a population drowning in fear over this coronavirus.
Back in February 2007, our then governor, Ricky Perry signed an EO which would force young females up to age 18 to get the HPV vaccine (3 doses) manufactured by Merck who donated to Ricky’s campaigns. Known as Gardasil, that vaccine has killed and maimed thousands of young women in many countries including ours. Gardasil should have been taken off the market over a decade ago.
That EO caused a firestorm here in Texas. The legislature wasn’t even consulted before Perry signed the EO. Perry yields on HPV vaccines, chides lawmakers
“But the author of the bill overturning Perry’s order, Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, said it’s much better to allow parents to decide what’s best for their daughters.
“This drug has not been properly studied to know the impact on 11-year-olds and what the long-term impact might be on those young girls’ fertility,” Bonnen said.” Parents then had an opt out. For more information on that here in Texas, click here.
This is a must read: Six of 10 Vaccines Studied Increase Mortality
“On average, 1 in 43,478 women will die from cervical cancer. If 2.3% of girls develop an autoimmune disease from Gardasil, then that translates into 1,000 per 43,500. Even if a 1 in 43,478 chance of dying from cancer is eliminated (which there is absolutely no proof of), girls and young women trade that risk elimination for a much larger 1 in 43 chance of getting an autoimmune disease from the vaccine.”
And yet, our legislature continues to force vaccines on school children through the Texas Dept of State Health Services: Texas mandates vaccines for all kids in public school, even if learning online – You see, more and more parents are opting out their children getting vaccines with good reason. If you child gets the measles like I did, you stay home, get over it and then back to school.
Problem is today, schools are baby sitters for sick students in a household with two working parents. Child care is expensive so they send their sick child to school. I covered this in one of my columns about a jr high student. I was a substitue for the day. That poor kid had the whooping cough, no question so I sent him to the office so a parent could come and take him home where he belonged.
Same draconian demands for you: No jab, no job? NEJM says everyone needs to be vaccinated for coronavirus in order to go to work – I also think a few class action lawsuits against bigger employers will send a clear message to company’s who demand in exchange for employment, you have to harm your health. Just like wearing a mask.
Dentists declare ‘mask mouth’ a new phenomenon as they see an explosion in patients suffering from tooth decay and gum disease after wearing face coverings: “Two top dentists in New York City say mask-wearing makes people breathe through their nose and subsequently causes their mouth to dry out. This results in a decrease of saliva in the mouth, which works to neutralize acid and prevent tooth decay and gum disease. ‘Gum disease will eventually lead to strokes and an increased risk of heart attacks,’ one dentist claims, saying the long-term effects can be serious.”
The majority of Americans have no idea what’s in those vaccines and that’s exactly what politicians and vaccine manufacturers are counting on. However, what they didn’t count on is the Internet and so over time, millions of Americans have been learning the truth and are saying NO.
Back in 2015, I wrote this column, Polio Vaccine, Cancer and Dr. Mary’s Monkey. I cover another issue, so scroll down close to halfway where it begins about what’s inside vaccines. It is well worth your time. Book at Amazon.
Without doubt some vaccines have been life savers for billions of people. Eventually the polio vaccine became safe – for most:The tainted polio vaccine that sickened and fatally paralyzed children in 1955 – In that article, Bernice E. Eddy, is mentioned. She is the woman murdered covered in Dr. Mary’s Monkey.
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The Greater Good – Real Stories of Vaccine Injury – Will you or your child be next?
9 partdocu-series – I couldn’t find episode 7.
This web site has a lot of videos dealing with issues like fluoride, water and much more. I have not watched them.
Doctors lay out plan to ‘punish’ people who refuse coronavirus vaccine: ‘There is no alternative’ – ‘Simply put, getting vaccinated is going to be our patriotic duty,’ and America should consider making it difficult for the unvaccinated to participate in society, three doctors wrote.”
“Dr. Janet Napolitano says mandatory flu shots will “lessen the chance of being infected with COVID.” However, prevailing research suggests that flu vaccines actually raise the risk from coronavirus infection.
“A January 2020 US Pentagon study (Wolff 2020) found that the flu shot INCREASES the risks from coronavirus by 36%. “Receiving influenza vaccination may increase the risk of other respiratory viruses, a phenomenon known as “virus interference…’vaccine derived’ virus interference was significantly associated with coronavirus…”
“Many other studies suggest the increased risk of viral respiratory infections, including coronavirus, following vaccination for influenza.”
Storing medical information below the skin’s surface–“ Specialized dye, delivered along with a vaccine, could enable “on-patient” storage of vaccination history.”
“The implication is this: when a new vaccine is invented then mass produced, it will not necessarily be mandatory, but everything else in your life, such as work, school, community, and sociality, will all become privileges granted by the state under the condition that you take the new vaccine.”
That is not freedom and liberty it’s totalitarianism. Oh, and by the way, here’s a little more population reduction targeting black people from the article above: “In fact, two French doctors recently explained on live TV why Africans would make the best test subjects for a vaccine.” It doesn’t say why Africans would make the ‘best test subjects.’
Is Mandatory Vaccination Legal in Time of Epidemic? – “Furthermore, it is immaterial whether or not the vaccine is actually effective, so long as it is the belief of state authorities that the mandatory vaccine will promote common welfare and is a reasonable and proper exercise of the police power .” So if a vaccine is not effective why should we be forced to take it? I don’t call that reasonable.
Trump says coronavirus vaccine will be voluntary: ‘Not everyone is going to want to get it’ –States pass their own laws to maim or kill us.
Sexual deviants (LBGTQ) upset over this: Christian group opposes coronavirus vaccine research because it used aborted fetal tissue – “They say Christians will refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus because of their “religious convictions.” Can’t have that.
The thought of using cells from an innocent little baby with a beating heart silenced by murder is beyond heinous.
“One of the more interesting questions Mr. Kennedy asked Dr. Deisher was why the manufacturers of vaccines switched from exclusively using animal tissue to culture viruses for vaccines, to start using aborted fetal tissue some years back.
“Dr. Deisher’s reply was that the industry was getting a lot of pressure from the animal rights movement to stop using animals for experimentation.
“Mr. Kennedy was shocked, and stated: “It’s kind of weird to think that the animal rights activists have more clout with the vaccine companies than do the anti-abortion activists.
“Dr. Deisher replied: “They do. And you know what’s really alarming is the lack of outcry over human babies born alive at five to six months old so that their hearts can be obtained beating. And they have to be beating to be used in the research that’s being done.
“If the heart has stopped beating, it’s not useful. You cannot use it.And so these babies are delivered alive, and their hearts cut out without anesthesia.”
Abortion is murder. They are monsters.
“SCANDAL ONE: In 2013, Dr. Peter Doshi, writing in the online BMJ (British Medical Journal), revealed this monstrosity.
“As Doshi states, every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory samples are taken from flu patients in the US and tested in labs. Here is the kicker: only a small percentage of these samples show the presence of a flu virus.
“This means: most of the people in America who are diagnosed by doctors with the flu have no flu virus in their bodies.So they don’t have the flu.”
Do you want your children to be tracked? An Invisible Quantum Dot ‘Tattoo’ Could Be Used to ID Vaccinated Kids
Do you want to be one of their guinea pigs? If so many died from COVID-19 who had underlying medical conditions, think what could happen with a vaccine rushed through in record time? Volunteer Describes His Serious Reaction in Moderna’s mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
Obesity can increase coronavirus-related death risk by almost 50%, report says – Individuals with obesity were more likely to be hospitalized and admitted to the ICU
Book if you can find a copy: Murder by Injection – The Story of the Medical Conspiracy Against America
August 31.—Morning. [Or April 29.]
“My word shall not return unto Me void.”
THE same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
A most delightful instance of out-of-door preaching, of which the more the better, for without it great numbers of our fellow-men will never hear the gospel. The natural objects around him no doubt supplied the Lord with his illustrations, and these were so homely and full of meaning, that they arrested the attention of all.
3, 4 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, (on the trodden pathway) and the fowls came and devoured them up:
5, 6 Some fell upon stony places (or spots where the rock was near the surface) where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up and choked them:
8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. (Carnal minds foolishly put a literal meaning upon expressions which are evidently figurative, and so discern not the meaning. To understand the gospel is a gift of divine grace.)
12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
Those who will not see may expect to fall into such a state that they cannot see.
16–21 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty some thirty. (Four bad soils are mentioned, and only one which is good. A lesson to us to examine ourselves carefully, lest we be found barren.)
Sow in the morn thy seed,
At eve hold not thy hand;
To doubt and fear give thou no heed;
Broadcast it o’er the land!
Thou canst not toil in vain:
Cold, heat, and moist, and dry
Shall foster and mature the grain,
For garners in the sky.
Then, when the glorious end,
The day of God, shall come,
The angel reapers shall descend,
And heaven sing, “Harvest home!”
August 31.—Evening. [Or April 30.]
“He shall separate them one from another.”
Matthew 13:24–30; 36–43
ANOTHER parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
All the spiritual good in the world comes from him. Whoever the servants may be, the Master who sent them to sow good seed is Jesus, our Lord.
38 The field is the world; (for everywhere is the gospel to be preached, and the church to be formed is in the world, though not of it. The whole world belongs to Jesus: let Satan rage as he may, he is only an usurper. Despite all opposition, it is in this great field of the world that the Lord has sown a church, and maintained it in being.) the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; (Satan is a busy agent, and is always doing his best to hinder the good work of Jesus. The seed of the serpent, and the seed of the woman are at deadly enmity.)
39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; (Our Saviour did not mean such tares as grow in our country, but a sort of mock wheat common in the east. The evil one could not prevent the springing up of the good seed, and therefore he tried to impede its growth, and spoil its harvest by throwing in among it noxious seed. The devil cannot destroy the church, and therefore he endeavours to mar its beauty by the introduction of hypocrites. These are in many respects so like to true Christians that it is not possible to remove them without expelling genuine believers with them by mistake. Open sinners we can easily remove from the church; but not those who have the outward manners of Christians; however wrong at heart they may be, we are unable to judge them, and must let them remain.) the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
The true character of men will develop itself in due season, and will be clearly seen at the last day. Angels will have no difficulty in discerning between sincere believers and mere formalists. Men may deceive the church to-day, and do it much mischief by creeping into it while they are unconverted; they ought, however, to tremble, for the hour comes in which the unquenchable fires of divine wrath will consume all pretenders.
43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
The church, while yet she ripens here,
Mix’d and imperfect must appear;
Sinners and saints together meet,
The tares are mingled with the wheat.
But a dividing day will come,
And hypocrites must hear their doom,
“Depart, accurs’d, to endless woe,
Prepared for devils and for you.”
Lord, may I then accepted stand
Among the wheat at thy right hand;
Before the angels stand confest,
And hear thy lips proclaim me blest.
It has been heartbreaking to watch what has been transpiring on the streets of America in recent months. Our founders intended for us to be united by a common set of values, but now our differences are literally tearing our nation to pieces. Americans are fighting other Americans in the streets, and that should make all of us incredibly sad. Does anyone out there actually believe that all of this violence will be resolved by the upcoming election? If anything, rising political tensions are likely to make the violence even worse, and if the result of the presidential election is contested by either side that could easily take things to an even higher level. We have entered such a dangerous chapter in American history, and I am extremely concerned about the months ahead.
In Portland, there have been nightly protests for more than three months straight. We have never seen anything like this before, and I really wish that the violence would have been put to an end long ago.
Because now people are dying. On Saturday, the death of a supporter of Patriot Prayer that had gone into Portland to counter the protesters made headlines all over the globe…
The fatal shooting of a supporter of Patriot Prayer in Portland, Oregon, this weekend shone a spotlight on the right-wing group based in Washington state and its founder, Joey Gibson.
The name of the victim in Saturday’s shooting was not immediately released. Portland police tried to determine Sunday whether the shooting was related to clashes between Trump supporters going through the city in a caravan after a rally and Black Lives Matter protesters engaged in their own demonstration Saturday night.
Of course this comes on the heels of the deaths that we just witnessed in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
And there will almost certainly be more needless deaths in the months ahead, because much worse civil unrest is coming.
Washington D.C. is likely to be a focal point for protesters as we approach election day in November. I still remember the days when I could roam the streets of Washington without any concern at all, but unfortunately those days are long gone.
Today, if you are a recognizable figure, you are a potential target. Just ask Rand Paul. What happened to him and his wife the other night was deeply alarming.
And then on Saturday night authorities actually had to use rubber bullets and stun grenades because protesters were becoming so unruly…
Chaos erupted outside the White House on Saturday following another night of Black Lives Matter protests that saw police clash with demonstrators, striking them with rubber bullets and detonating stun grenades, as they moved to clear out crowds.
Sadly, this is just the beginning, because much worse is coming.
I just wish that everyone would calm down and go home, but of course that is not going to happen.
In this environment, being a police officer is going to be one of the most difficult and one of the most dangerous jobs in America.
At this point, every officer has become a potential target, and this is especially true in our major cities. For example, two officers were just shot during an incident in St. Louis…
Two St. Louis police officers responding to a shooting call were shot themselves Saturday by a gunman who was arrested after he barricaded himself in a home in the Tower Grove South neighborhood, police said.
And two others were just shot during a traffic stop in Chicago…
Two Chicago cops were shot and the suspected gunman was wounded by police early Sunday after a traffic stop in the Homan Square neighborhood on the West Side.
When I go online and I see people cheering when someone gets shot, that grieves me so deeply.
Our desire should be to see healing, not more violence.
I never imagined that we would ever see so much anger and hatred be directed at the police in this country. A few days ago, rioters in Seattle actually “tried to trap officers inside their burning precinct using quick-dry cement”.
How evil do you have to be to do something like that?
But as bad as things are already, much worse is coming.
And it appears that multitudes of Americans share my assessment, because gun sales are absolutely soaring…
Gun sales were up 72% compared to this time last year, with first-time buyers leading the pack. Americans are likely sensing that something is horribly wrong with the rigged system we are forced to live under.
As our society continues to unravel, safety and security have become top priorities for so many people. Earlier today, I posted an article about the unprecedented mass exodus out of our major cities that we are witnessing right now. A few months ago, the pandemic was the main reason why so many people were suddenly moving, but now the violence on the streets has become the primary factor.
And as I recently explained during an interview with Greg Hunter, we are moving into a time when things are going to get even more chaotic.
I am sure that tomorrow we will be bombarded by more headlines about violence that has happened somewhere in the country, and each new incident pushes us even closer to the point of no return.
A house divided will surely fall, and America is more divided today than it ever has been in my entire lifetime.
I wish that there was an easy answer, but at this point our nation no longer has a single set of values that unites us.
I truly wish that we could all learn how to love one another. When you truly learn to love others, it changes everything, but unfortunately the vast majority of us have been trained to deeply hate those that are on “the other side”.
There is no way that this is going to end well, and I think that most of you realize that.
So get everything done that you need to get done, because August is ending and September is almost here.
1. (Most) churches shut down.
2. Churches quickly improvised with “home worship.”
3. New technology was quickly utilized to connect safely.
4. Church leaders called for an end to the ban on church gatherings and defended the church’s role in promoting the well-being of the community.
5. Services were amended for greater safety.
6. Some argued that banning of church gatherings was a violation of the First Amendment.
The Dems won’t get their civil war – but they will suffer the blowback for their attempts to destroy the United States…
If you have not already seen this, check out this video of Hillary Clinton stating that, quote, “Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances“:
“Any” means “any”. That would include the (admittedly hypothetical) case of Trump clearly winning in by landslide. Again, “any” means “any”.
The direct implications of that is that the Dems should re-take the White House by any and all means and under any and all circumstances.
That is also a direct appeal to sabotage the US democracy which, as flawed as it is, is the only rule of law based option currently available to the people of the USA.
Will that result in a civil war?
That is rather unlikely, because for a civil war you need to have at least two credible parties which can coordinate attacks and defensive operations on, at least, a regional scale. I don’t see that in the USA.
But I don’t see how local/regional violence (at times severe) and political chaos can be avoided.
We already know that the Dems will never accept a Trump victory.
We also know that the Trump supporters will claims that the USPS cannot be trusted with mail voting (I totally agree with them, the USPS is one of the worst postal services of any developed country on the planet).
Then there is the following issue: as police departments are “defunded” and cops are resigning en masse (and I sure can’t blame them!), simple citizens will have to increasingly protect themselves, which many of them can do, but the problem here is that these citizens are then charged while the surviving BLM and/or Antifa thugs walk free, even if they attacked first.
In some US states (like Florida, thank God for that!), the local Sheriffs will stand by their citizens and the local DAs will not prosecute those who used lethal force to defend themselves against a short list of forcible felonies (including home violations, carjackings, rapes, etc.).
Just listen to this selection of FL sheriffs:
I have been a Florida resident since 18 years now and I can sincerely say that I don’t recommend BLM/Antifa try to loot or riot in Florida, because they will be met with a lot of force and a legal system which strongly favors the law abiding citizen, including in cases of self-defense.
But in northern states?!
So far, if I am not mistaken, most of the riots so far have taken place in northern states (Atlanta is in the south, but it is also not truly a “southern city” since it is run by BLM/Antifa sympathizers; the same could be said about Miami, FL, by the way).
This is probably not a coincidence. And this has nothing to do with “southern racism” (in my experience southerners are no more racist than northerners), but much more with a culture of self-defense, rooted in the land, which makes southern people much more likely to “circle the wagons” and act together.
And while I never bought the (rather silly) arguments that “guns protect the people from tyranny” (tyrants typically have trained and professional forces which can make minced meat of any armed civilians!), I do believe that armed citizens can very effectively stop rioting thugs (just remember how the Koreans of L.A. defended themselves and their stores during the L.A. riots).
Luckily, southern states are much more faithful to the US Constitutionthan those northern states which have “castrated” the 2nd Amendment “by a thousand (legislative) cuts” (there are, exceptions, of course).
This is not widely known, but in about 25%-30% or so of cases or armed robbery by thugs, their guns either don’t work, or they are fake. Their ammo often sucks too (either bad condition, or completely inadequate). Why? Because criminals are too stupid and too cheap to invest in quality firearms and training. As a result, if BLM/Antifa thugs try to storm a residential neighborhood or some small town in the South, they might be “greeted” by a lot of very competent firepower.
I think that it is pretty clear that the US deep state and the Dem Party are using BLM/Antifa as footsoldiers to create chaos and prepare for even worse violence should Trump win.
There are also some signs that the Dem leadership does not want to let the (totally senile) Joe Biden go against Trump in a debate. Here is an excerpt from a ZeroHedge report:
The message is clear: we do not recognize Trump as a legitimate opponent and should he win, this will be because of Chinese interference and/or and Russian interference and/or “Republican bullying” (whatever that is supposed to mean).
Bottom line: we will under no circumstances accept another defeat.
Dunno about you, but to me this sounds like sedition. Here is how Wikipedia defines this concept:
I don’t see any evidence that Trump and/or the GOP leadership are guilty of sedition, at least not inside their own country – outside, of course, they are currently the single most subversive force on the planet. In fact, I would argue that in spite of all the many major differences, Trump is facing a situation not dissimilar to what Lukashenko faces in Belarus. The biggest difference is that Trump is not backed by Putin. In fact, he is backed by nobody (besides bone fide nutcases like Jair Bolsonaro and Ivan Duque Marquez or cheap prostitutes like Andrzej Duda or Dalia Grybauskaite).
I do see overwhelming evidence that the Clinton Gang & the US deep state & (pseudo-) “liberal” “elites” are all guilty of sedition. As a result of this egging on of rioting thugs, things happen which would have been quite unthinkable just a year ago.
For example: a US Senator and his wife almost got lynched by a mob just outside the White House. Is that even possible? Yes it is, see for yourself:
Friends, this is not Afghanistan or the Central African Republic. And a senator is one of the highest possible offices any man or woman can achieve. Yet in this country capital city, right outside the White House, cops were unable to protect a senator from a mob.
Yet this is how the mainstream media presented this: “Protesters confront Rand Paul outside White House after Republican convention“.
Since when are criminal thugs who attempt to lynch a senator and his wife called “protesters”?! And does “confront” not suggest that Senator Paul somehow deserved to be “confronted”.
Can you imagine what the media would have said if this had happened to a black senator?
Does this kind of mainstream “reporting” not show that this country’s political system is collapsing?
I don’t see a civil war happening in the US. But I do think that this country can, and probably will, break-up into different zones so to speak. In some regions, law and order will be maintained, by force is needed, while in others something new will appear: what the French call “des zones de non-droit“, meaning “areas of lawlessness” in which law enforcement will be absent (either because the political leaders will refuse to engage them, or because they will simply have to withdraw under fire). Typically, such zones have a parallel “black” economy which can make the gangs which control such zones very wealthy (think of Russia in the 1990s). Eventually, a lot of people will flee from such zones and seek refuge in the safer areas of the country (this process has already begun in New York).
Right now, there are a little over two months before the election, and I think that it is safe to say that the situation will deteriorate even faster and much worse. By November 2nd the country will be “ready” (so to speak) for a massive explosion of violence followed by months of chaos.
Many will probably vote Trump just because they will (mistakenly) believe that he is the only politician who will stand against what the Dems promise to unleash against the majority of “deplorables” who want to keep their country and traditions.
At the core, the conflict we are now witnessing is a conflict about identity, something which most people deeply care about. Sooner or later, there will be push-back against the Dems attempt to turn the USA into some kind of obese transgender liberal Wakanda run by crooks, freaks and thugs.
The Dems won’t get their civil war – but they will suffer the blowback for their attempts to destroy the United States.
Modern man is now entering realms of dystopia only imagined before by the likes of Aldous Huxley and George Orwell, with more than a hint of Philip K. Dick…
I can remember them saying that ‘everything changed after 9/11’. It did, but certainly not for the better. I think we can all agree on that. I remember how everyone surrendered their rights and key aspects of democracy, all in the name of ‘keeping us safe’.
Back then, world-changing decisions were made in reaction to an exaggerated threat, with sweeping ‘emergency measures’ and laws enacted. Usually, nothing good follows from a government that is making decisions and formulating permanent policy, suspending constitutions and rights – imposing all of this on a population operating from a position of fear. That much we did learn. Some of us did anyway.
In January, like a leviathan sprung forth from the titans Oceanus and Ceto in ancient Greece, the global coronavirus pandemic was born. Like 9/11, it was a disruptive event, but this time on a scale unimaginable. Whether or not one believes this was naturally-occurring or a biologically-engineered pathogen (there is every reason to believe it could be), it is beyond argument that this ‘crisis’ is and will be used to advance a multi-pronged globalist agenda, likely to feature more wars between the great powers.
Modern man is now entering realms of dystopia only imagined before by the likes of Aldous Huxley and George Orwell, with more than a hint of Philip K. Dick. What makes all of this difficult for so many is that the sudden transition has been almost instantaneous, leaving people in a near callow state of bewilderment, wondering what just happened to their old life.
No matter which way this situation goes, it’s almost certain life will never be the same.
By now we should be familiar with the story: a novel coronavirus, scientifically known as SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19, has made its way across the planet, infecting millions of people and registering over 100,000 deaths (as of the time of writing) across 180 countries. The victims of this outbreak are overwhelming elderly persons over the age of 70 and those in palliative care, most of who have severe and chronic underlying medical conditions.
Make no mistake about it – this is a disruptive event on a scale the modern world has never seen before. The shock and awe began from the moment the story broke from the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei Province. Global audiences were inundated with images of Chinese authorities putting hundreds of people into biological suits, hosing down the outside of buildings, before quarantining themselves in their apartments. Then began a state-sanctioned medieval-style program that western media and politicians enthusiastically dubbed a “lockdown,” a term aptly borrowed from the prison industrial complex.
Wuhan was an unforgettable spectacle which really impacted the western psyche, such that when the coronavirus made it to European and North American shores, the public was already conditioned to expect a Chinese-style response from their own governments. Not surprisingly, this is exactly what they got and, in fact, it was what they demanded.
On 12 March, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called an emergency press conference where he took to the podium, flanked by his two leading science advisors, Sir Patrick Vallace and Chris Whitty, who proceeded to explain the government plan of action which was centred around the commonly known epidemiological concept of “herd immunity.” Their strategy was a familiar one because it has been the orthodoxy in modern epidemiology – allow a virus to go through approximately 60-80% of the population in order to achieve herd immunity, naturally extinguishing the virus in a single season.
But Johnson made the fatal error of grossly overestimating the death rate at 1% of the total infected, an estimate that would have left the country with some 52 million infected and 500,000 fatalities. Of course, in hindsight, these numbers were pure fiction, but at the time everyone was so enveloped in fear that they believed the ‘experts’. Nonetheless, the herd immunity approach was more or less identical to the ‘no lockdown’ approach taken by European countries Sweden and Iceland, as well as Belarus, Mexico, and Japan. This would entail standard random sample testing nationally and for those exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. The elderly and vulnerable people would be told to self-isolate for a period of time while studies were conducted.
‘Plan A’ didn’t last long. On 24 March, Johnson appeared on national TV, this time without his science team, to announce a nationwide lockdown – an effective shutdown of society and most of the country’s economy. The UK was now following fellow NATO member states France, Italy, Spain and others, which had already imposed draconian national lockdowns, including strict new ‘social distancing’ guidelines preventing people from being together.
It appeared that Johnson’s sudden 180º degree turn was prompted in part by an alarmist report generated by one of the government ‘expert’ teams at Imperial College London, led by controversial computer modeler Neil Ferguson who was previously responsible for the 2001 ‘Foot and Mouth’ crisis, a debacle which ended in the unnecessary culling of some six million livestock in Britain.
This time, Ferguson and his team worked their modelling magic to come up with an estimated half a million coronavirus deaths if the government did not implement “very intense social distancing and other interventions now in place.”
While the figure was completely fictional, the media seized on it, as did government officials, which fuelled fear and panic across Britain’s government-media complex. Frightened and unsure, the public accepted the authoritarian measures, but the government never gave an end date to the quarantine; it was left open-ended at the discretion of the government’s scientific coterie.
Once that bubble of fear had been sufficiently inflated, a medieval-style lockdown was a fait accompli in numerous countries including Australia and New Zealand. The impact of a full national quarantine is yet unknown, but it’s already becoming clear that it will be nothing short of cataclysmic for those countries who agreed to the voluntary self-destruction of their economies and the indefinite suspension of democracy.
It’s worth noting this isn’t the first time the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO), and Imperial College tried conjuring a global panic over a flu virus. Back in 2005, the “range of deaths,” the UN warned of bird flu virus H5N1, “could be anything between five and 150 million.” Officials even drafted in Imperial’s most reliable doomsayer, Neil Ferguson, to help come up with another completely fictional death toll of 200 million people. His high school level math equation was breathtaking in its over-simplicity:
That doomsday prediction led to the culling of tens of millions of birds in Southeast Asia, but the pandemic never really materialised. In the end, human fatalities numbered in the hundreds worldwide. It was a non event.
Similar unremarkable numbers followed the global hype over the H1N1 swine flu in 2009. Thanks to the work of investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the US was caught over-inflating the number of cases – a fraudulent move that had grave implications for government policy and stoking unfounded public fear.
With COVID-19, the globalist medical industrial complex, led by WHO, hoped to repeat the previous public relations campaigns by hyping the novel coronavirus as the next Spanish Flu. This time they were given an extraordinary opportunity thanks to China which put on an incredible media performance and ‘show of strength’ in the month of January by ‘locking down’ Wuhan – inspiring western and other leaders to try the same big government approach.
However, the results would turn out economically disastrous for western ‘lockdown’ countries.
All of this is certain to trigger a protracted global recession marked by at least 12 months of negative growth, with economic and social displacement the likes of which the world has never seen before. The decision by countries like the UK, France, Italy, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the US to voluntarily implode their economies and place most of their populations under house arrest will have a lasting impact not only on national economies but also the global economy for years to come.
In terms of scale, the damage caused to markets and industry has already surpassed the 2008 financial crisis by orders of magnitude, and there’s no end in sight.
To ‘fight the coronavirus’ governments have imploded their real economies and replaced them with nationalised pools of finance earmarked for each section of the economy. This emergency transformation is the same as a wartime mobilisation of an economy, with a heavy focus on the medical and pharmaceutical industrial complex, the military, and selected corporate partners hand-picked by the state. This hard fusion of state and corporate interests is classic corporatism or fascism. In this brutal and constrained environment, these are some of the only institutions strong enough to remain viable.
The net effect of immediately putting millions of workers onto government welfare rolls and pushing hundreds of thousands of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMEs) into bankruptcy will be the largest consolidation and transfer of wealth in modern history. Those with enough capital to ride out the crisis will be able to buy-up companies, and even whole industries, for literally pennies on the dollar. Monopolies like Amazon, Google and telecoms giants will consolidate and solidify their market shares as competitors gradually die off and are swallowed-up in receivership. Formerly independent contractors will now be reliant on government assistance, as will any business qualifying for government ‘relief’ grants and loans. Large corporations will now have governments covering the cost of their payrolls for the duration of the crisis.
There is no semblance of any discernible sound economic model to describe what is now happening with government printing up record amounts of money to cover the enormous cost of the shutdown. For a wealthy country like the US, the Federal Reserve Bank will simply go into overdrive, creating trillions of dollars to be released through various ‘stimulus plans’ and bailouts. The New York Fed is now pumping trillions of new dollars into banks, with the Fed also issuing ‘bridge’ loans directly to businesses. This never happened before in history. The US is also buying up unprecedented amounts of corporate stock in order to keep Wall Street afloat. With these levels of quantitative easing, there are risks of hyperinflation and other systemic problems. This may be coupled with higher food prices due to supply shortages, and stagnant wages due to a glut in the labour market after the government’s domestic scorched earth economic policies. The end result of all these bailouts (if they ever end) will be exactly as with any war in history: a rapid wholesale transfer of power, control and ownership into centralised government and the central banking cartel.
For individuals and families, this means your savings are wiped-out, your property collapses in value, and your future prospects are dim, at least in the short to midterm, and you will have no choice but to load up on personal and family debt to survive.
Before this crisis, we saw the largest wealth gap in modern history since the Gilded Age (1870–1900), with the richest 1% now owning more than half of the world’s wealth. After the first phase of this crisis, that gap may double or even triple. With SMEs wiped out, the only jobs available will be with the government or with a handful of mega-corporations.
As is often the case after any war, developed and developing countries are likely to become dependent on credit lines from either the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or from the United States itself which will have plenty of dollars and US Treasury bonds for sale or loan at near zero percent interest rates. Plenty of funny money to go around, mostly for the elites.
The shutting down of the world’s airlines – along with biosecurity and financial stagnation hitting certain sections of global trade – will severely injure the dominant system of globalisation. This will no doubt encourage already existing regional trading blocs, like ASEAN in Southeast Asia, and the African Union, leveraging their interests to create more regionalised and resilient trading networks. As physical trade and relations are codified regionally, globalisation will increase in the online digital sphere and with international e-commerce, online learning and social networking.
Now, with massive economic recession, marked by record levels of mass unemployment and debt, the balkanisation of formerly open globalisation routes, combined with a new global veil over scarcity of resources, all under a broad cloak of biological insecurity – the soil is fertile for more dismantling of democracy and a rise in fascist regimes, particularly in the West. The trend was already moving in this direction before the crisis, but now it will only accelerate.
Historically speaking, the scene is now set for another world war in which the winner sets the agenda for a ‘new world order’ going into the 21st century.
Full Spectrum Dominance: World War Footing
Just as in 1914 and the onset of World War I, the year 2020 will be a major pivot point for the early 21st century and should be seen as a tangible prelude to a new world war. There are a number of reasons why this is likely.
It is true that you can implement more change in two years of war than you can in twenty years of peace. In the case of the corona crisis, that two years was reduced to two months. Presently, events are being framed by western powers as the “global fight against an invisible enemy,” but the corona crisis has created a number of new paradigms some of which are classic precursors for war. The first and most obvious is the fact thatvirtually overnight, the western countries, especially NATO member states the United States, United Kingdom and France, have effectively mobilised all aspects of their country’s economy and restructured society to reflect both a wartime economy and a state of martial law.
The western bloc countries are now prepared to bunker down for a long war if need be.
The threat of a biological agent presents some serious problems for a globally-embedded military as America’s. Already the US had to cancel major NATO drills in Europe, and pull some of its naval fleet into dock because of the coronavirus and fears of infecting large numbers of military personnel. Other countries may have similar issues. In this sense, the disease has severely slowed fighting across the world – one of the more unexpected, albeit welcome, tertiary benefits of the crisis.
The western powers first obvious choice for instigating either a hot or cold war is China, along with its allies. When US President Donald Trump refers to COVID-19 as “the Chinese virus,” he is signalling to his base and to the war hawks in the Republican Party that the White House is preparing a confrontation. Anti-Chinese rhetoric and media propaganda has increased substantially in the US since the onset of the corona crisis, with many Americans, particularly the right-wing, now blaming the Chinese for releasing this pestilence into the world.
After a few more months of economic destruction, social malaise and an increasing death toll in the US, the new ranks of unemployed will be demanding a scapegoat for their terrible suffering, at which time a war with China could become more viable for Washington. This could take the form of an on-off, hot-cold war which lasts for 30 or 40 years, and pulls in other major powers using proxy battlegrounds in third party countries.
For the US empire, one primary objective in confronting China would be to disrupt and possibly derail Beijing’s historic infrastructure and economic development known as the Belt and Road Initiative, designed to link Europe with Asia along various routes over land and sea. If successful, the global centre of gravity would shift away from the US and back towards Eurasia. In the event of a global depression post-corona, the US is geopolitically well-placed to weather the storm as it commands the control of both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. China’s Belt and Road would effectively upend Washington’s plans for Fortress America lording it over all global markets during this new tumultuous epoch.
In some ways, the crisis has disrupted the emergence of a new multipolar world, but the imperative for multipolarism may also be propelled by the economic balkanisation and the fact that the US will continue withdrawing its military assets from stalwart outposts like the Middle East. Any US withdrawal from the world stage will be filled by other emerging powers like Russia, India, Turkey and possibly Japan. Many of these emerging powers require resources and materials, so the scramble to establish trading routes in Africa will be a post-corona feature.
The corona crisis also provides a convenient cover for the aggressive roll-out of 5G networks around the world. These look to be the backbone of a new global surveillance state able to track and record everything in real-time. Along with millions of masts in towns and cities, the network will also feature an array of new satellites with the potential to flood our atmosphere and communities with even more untested high-frequency radiation.
One World Health & Medical Martial Law
The current ‘state of war’ extends internationally with blanket travel restrictions already in place. There looks to be a rapid drive to institute a streamlined global system of mandatory digital tracking and tracing, implemented under the auspices of ‘global health’ and spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO). They are joined by participating governments and the transnational corporations that will roll out these new ‘health surveillance’ systems.
The real question that remains unanswered is what will happen once all the ‘lockdown’ measures are relaxed, and international air travel opens up again?
There are already noises coming from governments and organisations about requiring citizens to pass some form of ‘immunity test’ for COVID-19 to be granted freedom of movement within society by carrying an ‘immunity passport’ or digital certificate stored on a microchip or smartphone.
This dovetails with the rapid drive for a cashless society as a result of the corona scare. Due to corona contagion fears, paper money and coins are being stigmatised as ‘dirty’ with many retail outlets refusing to accept cash. Once this system is adopted domestically, it follows that these same restrictions will be extended to international travellers. Needless to say, this has grave implications for personal liberty and privacy. At present, this juggernaut seems difficult to stop.
If allowed, this new bio regime will become the de facto governance for the world’s population. Microsoft founder Bill Gates (net worth $97.8 billion) has called for a national vaccine tracking system in the US, funded in part by an estimated $100 million he and his wife Melinda’s Gates Foundation have donated to fight the coronavirus to discover ‘a fix’ as quickly as possible. Gates is already heavily invested in vaccine research, development and production and, with his wife, they are a primary driver in the proliferation of vaccines globally. Gates says he will front the investment for seven new vaccine factories around the globe, and as he told Daily Show host Trevor Noah during an interview on 2 April, “until we get the world vaccinated.”
Clearly, he has a vision for vaccinating every person on the planet, presumably for the coronavirus, or until the next big ‘outbreak’.
From oligarchs like Gates, the transnational pharmaceutical corporations, and the government officials in their pocket, the warning is clear: you will not be permitted to resume ‘normal life’ until you accept the latest vaccine. And do not expect the list of newly required vaccinations to end with the novel coronavirus. Once this first precedent is set, countries dependent on international travel and trade will be forced to adopt the regulatory framework of this new ‘one world health’ security complex. The trail is then blazed for a constant stream of vaccine requirements to ‘fight’ various and sundry outbreaks and ‘biothreats’, be they real, exaggerated or completely fabricated. This could be another disruptive force going forward.
Combine this with naked authoritarian statements made by other self-appointed corona tsars like Dr Michael Ryan, Executive Director of WHO, who recently remarked that members of families may need to be removed from their homes by force. “Most of the transmission actually happening in many countries now, is happening in the household at family level…. In some sense, transmission has been taken off the streets and pushed back into family units. Now, we need to go and look at families to find those people who may be sick and remove them, and isolate them in a safe and dignified manner,” said Ryan.
The obvious danger here is that this new state-corporate regime will discriminate against and marginalise citizens based on their immunity records, requiring them to take a new vaccine to receive rights and privileges. This would be a complete abrogation of personal liberty and human rights, effectively turning the clock back hundreds of years – all based on what many leading doctors and epidemiologists agree is no more of a significant public health threat, in terms of infections and fatalities, than seasonal influenza.
A COVID Green New Deal?
One of the clear main political beneficiaries of a COVID-19 global shutdown has been the climate change lobby.
By forcibly shutting down millions of businesses and pulling tens of millions of cars off the road and grounding world commercial airlines, the crisis has delivered young Greta Thunberg the evidence she and her supporters need to demonstrate the virtues of a net zero carbon world in a real-life simulation.
This will also accelerate the adoption of a so-called ‘Green New Deal’ internationally, which may have less to do with saving the environment or ‘changing the climate’, and more to do with the creation of new global financial bubble based on the commodification and financialisation of Earth’s ecosphere. This is essentially a new ‘green-backed’ and fully tradeable monetary credit, bond and derivatives market.
Greta didn’t appear out of nowhere in 2018. She and her handlers have been tasked with a mission, and now in just three weeks they are very close to realising large pieces of their agenda, which also dovetails with UN Agenda 2030 sustainability goals.
Who’s Winning: Globalism or Nationalism?
Another unexpected byproduct of this crisis has been a number of European Union member states kicking Brussels to the curb, either for not reacting fast enough to help, or simply for not releasing enough funds for struggling public institutions and businesses. As a result, countries like Italy and Poland are exerting their nationalist power over Brussels’ relatively weak and ineffectual response to requested assistance from members states.
At the same time, this new global control grid lends itself towards the implementation of a world government structure to be used to fund an international regime that regulates and adjudicates problems, as well as manage future ‘outbreaks’. In late March, former British PM and Chancellor, Gordon Brown, called for world leaders to create a provisional global government body in order to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and manage the global economic collapse.
Screenshot from The Guardian, 26 March 2020
Whatever geopolitical and social engineering agendas were already in motion before the crisis, you can be sure that the coronavirus has accelerated many of them.
In terms of power-grabs, this is the embodiment of “never let a good crisis go to waste.”
Oh, and don’t forget –it’s really all about saving lives.
“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants…”
Concerning economics in the United States today, the hierarchy begins with the top tier of self-proclaimed elites, those in central and high level banking, those in the large corporate world, those at the top of the ‘healthcare’ pyramid, and those controlling monetary and economic policy above the level of government, including the class running the large tax exempt foundations. While government is below this level, it is nonetheless responsible for the economic carnage because it is the initiator and enforcer of policies meant to enrich the few at the top at the expense of the many. This could never be more evident than it is today.
This country has gone through hell this year due to policies put into place to combat what has been called a deadly ‘pandemic.’ Considering our history, and current numbers of total death, this ‘pandemic’ has proved to be a fraud. Apparently, that matters not, as the public at large has accepted the propaganda, and has given in to immense draconian measures that have devastated this economy and the natural health of the population. So far, things have gone exactly as planned, and the people have surrendered to the hype to such an extent as to allow the destruction of their natural immune systems and in many cases their livelihoods. This does not bode well for the future if the current trend is not reversed.
The bloated economic systems worldwide have been inflated by a constant increase in the money supply for at least the past 12 plus years. This year alone, that expansion has exploded exponentially, and with no end in sight, and was of course blamed on a virus outbreak. With this kind of expansion, and the coinciding response of lockdowns, business and travel closures, quarantines, and fear mongering, prices have dramatically escalated and unemployment has skyrocketed. Businesses across the country have been shut down, many permanently, and many have been forced into bankruptcy. These of course are small and medium sized businesses for the most part, the backbone of this country. The unemployment caused by this harsh and unwarranted government response, has been unimaginable, and has led to over 40 million people being out of work. This alone has the potential to destroy the economy of this nation, but this is just the beginning.
The destruction of the economy is a necessary aspect of the plan to advance global governance. The more people out of work and dependent on government means that they will be much easier to control. Already mass poverty is evident, and with food supplies dwindling, and so many unable to support their families, starvation among a large part of the population is certainly possible if not probable. These are agendas sought by those in the ruling class that need total compliance in order to restructure the global economic system. This economic collapse coming was imminent, but now is being pushed forward at great speed in order to use this virus scare as the scapegoat for a desired economic reset.
The biggest threat we face now is this coming fall and winter, as this flu season will most likely be much worse than normal due to the purposeful weakening of the immune systems of most Americans. Refusing to bow to state orders, and not accepting any political authority, would certainly stop this onslaught of tyranny in its tracks, even if just a small percentage of the population were to say no to this government response. That has not happened so far, but without that dissent, this country is doomed in my opinion. Imagine what has happened over just the past 6 months, and then double or triple that response. The response seen to date will be dwarfed by the response this winter if the death toll is higher as I predict, and most all those deaths will be blamed on this thing called Covid-19.
It appears that a manufactured ramp up of the state response is coming very soon, as this has been telegraphed for some time by the government and the state run mainstream media. The warnings have been out in the open, and this is with no knowledge whatsoever of what will occur this season. A set up is in place, and the planned next wave is ready to launch in just the next few weeks. Already around the world, much more brutal and oppressive measures are being advanced for non-compliance of mask wearing, distancing, and quarantine evasiveness. It appears that this is in anticipation of much harsher measures to come, and the rulers need to get the public used to an amplification of enforcement so that necessary changes can be made.
This fall and winter is the most important time for this country, maybe the most important time in history.
If mass compliance continues, and if dissent by large numbers of Americans is not forthcoming, life as we know it could end before spring. The global reset by that time could be advancing at such a pace as to be almost impossible to stop. That would be an untenable situation, as once this reset is in high gear, and even more people are destitute, it will be much more difficult to reverse this totalitarian plot.
With more lockdowns, more quarantine, more isolation, and more destruction of the economy, unemployment will balloon to unheard of levels, causing even more sickness, death, and tyranny at the hands of the state. In addition, the more deaths that occur, the more draconian the policies will become, and the carnage brought by the evil response to this so-called virus will not relent, it will only get worse. Imagine unemployment at 50%, 60%, or more? Imagine no food on the shelves, and no ability to support or feed your families? Imagine hell on earth.
This is all leading to a mandatory global vaccine that will be released some time this fall or winter. If most of the masses line up for this vaccine, something that is now looking possible, the resulting effects of these toxins that are unknown at this time will have already been put into play inside the bodies of most of the population. What harm will that bring, and will it be irreversible?
At this stage, the plan for global governance will have advanced, and we would be on track to establish a cashless society, with all monetary systems becoming digital. This will signal the end of an era that began with freedom, but will end in death, destruction, slavery, and tyranny. This cannot be allowed to happen.
After a series of losses by Los Angelas County against John Mac Arthur and Grace Community Church, the County now has changed its strategy in their unconstitutional attacks against the Church’s religious freedom.
In a letter sent by LA County, Grace community Church has now been given 30-day notice that the County is “exercising its right” to terminate a lease agreement for a large portion of the Church’s parking, which has been leased continually by them since 1975.
Jenna Ellis, Special Counsel for the Thomas More Society representing the Church in its ongoing legal battle against the state of California, responded to the County’s letter saying it is “harassment, abusive, and unconscionable.”
“Los Angeles County is retaliating against Grace Community Church for simply exercising their constitutionally protected right to hold church and challenging an unreasonable, unlawful health order,” Ellis said “In America, we have a judicial system to ensure that the executive branch does not abuse its power, and Grace Community Church has every right to be heard without fear of reprisal. The Democrats’ message to Americans is clear–if you don’t bow to every whim of tyranny, the government will come after you. The Church has peacefully held this lease for 45 years, and the only reason the County is attempting eviction is because John MacArthur stood up to their unconstitutional power grab. This is harassment, abusive, and unconscionable.”
On July 13th, California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the closure of all Churches in 30 California counties to close their doors to in-person worship due to Coronavirus. This resulted in many churches and Pastors’ refusal to shut down, citing not only the Constitution, which protects their freedom to worship but also their Biblical responsibility to assemble for in-person fellowship (Hebrews 10:25).
Grace Community Church was one such Church that refused closure, with Pastor John MacArthur saying in a July 24th letter that “Christ, Not Caesar, Is Head of the Church,” and that government officials had stepped “outside the legitimate bounds of his God-ordained authority as a civic official and arrogates to himself authority that God expressly grants only to the Lord Jesus Christ as sovereign over His Kingdom, which is the church.”
The Church was then sent a cease-and-desist letter, specifically targeting MacArthur, by the County threatening them with a $1,000 daily fine or arrest for non-compliance with Newsom’s order.
“Pastor MacArthur and Grace Community Church are not disobeying the Constitution; it is California’s Governor Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti that are defying their constitutional obligation to protect religious freedom and church assembly,” Jenna Ellis said in response.
This initial harassment by the County prompted the Thomas More Society on behalf of John MacArthur and Grace Community Church to announce August 13th, their filing of a lawsuit against the state of California. The suit sought to “prohibit California from enforcing its unconstitutional and onerous coronavirus pandemic regulations against Grace Community Church” as well as “a judgment that the health orders violate the California Constitution.”
The lawsuit resulted in Judge Chalfant, ruling in favour of the Church, agreeing “that it is the county’s burden to show why they should be permitted to infringe on the constitutionally protected rights of churches to freely exercise religion” and setting the full hearing for September 4th.
LA County immediately petitioned the Court of appeals for an emergency temporary restraining order against the Church, which they did not receive. However, the Court did stay Judge Chalfant order, directing to the previously scheduled hearing for September 4th.
The Los Angelas county then attempted to have the Church held in contempt of Court for continuing in their in-person worship services. Still, Judge Mitchell Beckloff found there is “No Court Order Prohibiting Indoor Worship.”
“This should signal to LA County that California courts will not quickly or easily trample the constitutionally protected rights of churches,” Jenna Ellis stated.
Now the County is going a different route, going after the Church’s parking lots to keep congregants away, giving them notice that as of October 1st, the property leased for the past 45 years by the Church must be turned over to the district.
31.—One thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.—Jno. 9:25.
This is a great thing to say, my soul: on what foundation dost thou rest this knowledge? If the Lord Jesus hath opened thine eyes, then indeed thou canst not but discover thy former blindness; for, during that state of nature, thou literally could discern nothing. And if thy former blindness be discovered, then thy present sight hath brought thee acquainted with new objects. Pause over the review of both this morning. The blindness of nature to spiritual things is marked in scripture in strong characters. A poor blind sinner sees nothing of the light of life. The Sun of Righteousness is not risen upon him. He discerns nothing of the love of God in Christ. If he reads the scripture, the veil is upon his heart. If he hears of Jesus, he sees no beauty in him. Nothing is nearer to him than the Lord, and nothing further from his thoughts. To tell him of the sweetness of the word of God, is strange to him; for he tastes nothing of sweetness in it. To tell him of the loveliness of ordinances and the sabbaths; these are strange things in his esteem. My soul, if indeed thine eyes be opened, thou wilt know that thou wert once indeed blind, in the fullest sense of the word, to all these delightful views of sacred things which now are thy supreme pleasure and thy joy. Say, then, what hast thou seen to justify this saying, “One thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see?” Hast thou seen the King in his beauty? Hast thou seen with the eye of faith the glories of Jesus? Yes! if so be all other objects are obscured. The sight of Jesus, as the Christ of God, hath darkened the glory and excellency of all beside. Jesus, as he is in himself, as he is in his offices, characters, relations—as he is to thee and thy happiness—is the one, the only one thing needful; and thou must count all things but dung and dross to win Christ. These, my soul, are blessed tokens that Jesus hath opened thine eyes, and brought thee out of darkness into his marvellous light. By-and-by thou shalt see him as he is, and dwell with him for ever!
[Editor’s note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Politics.]
By Foster Friess
Real Clear Politics
Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Americans united. Al-Qaeda terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Americans united. Democrats and Republicans in Congress sang patriotic songs from the capitol steps. George Floyd dies beneath Derek Chauvin’s knee. Again, Americans unite in universal disgust.
But then Saint Hypocrisy arrived. The media, political class, and educators had correctly championed the belief that we cannot hold all Muslims responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Now, these same elites want us to justify hurling epithets, spit, and bricks at completely innocent police because of “systemic police racism.”
Life in America did not use to be like this. What happened?
The increased divisiveness is more than just tensions between Democrats and Republicans; between progressives and conservatives; capitalists and socialists. It is more profound — it’s Secularists versus Christians.
Democratic President Harry Truman said in 1946, “In this great country of ours has been demonstrated the fundamental unity of democracy and Christianity.” Harvard, Yale, and Princeton originated as seminaries. Hospitals with names like St. Francis, St. John’s, and Saint Luke dotted the landscape. But these days Secularists have successfully drowned out faith’s role in the founding of our freedom.
The Christian notion that God loves us, created us in His image, and sent His Son to die for us affects the kinds of governments people build. That belief also gives us a sense of worth, of significance, even if we carry bedpans in a nursing home.
Secularists, however, derive their significance from the work of their own hands. From how much power, prestige, status, or influence they attain. Power is the biggest. They don’t see as fundamentally equal the residents of elite neighborhoods and rural farmers, Big Tech executives and hotel maids, Ivy League professors and disadvantaged dropouts.
Secular totalitarian dictators claimed some 169 million victims in the last century. Still, every day in lesser ways, ordinary people choose short-sighted, this-worldly satisfaction over the love of their fellow man. The results are always the same: broken relationships, civil discord, and violations of justice. The Secularist quest for power fuels our increased divisiveness.
We each choose every day whether to be encouragers or denigrators. To make the right choice, we need to carve in our hearts the fact that God considers us important, loves us, helps us overcome the fear of death, and offsets our weaknesses with His grace.
This truth was first revealed to the human race via Abraham and then continued with the Christians – as summed up by Jesus when he quoted the Hebrew Bible, saying, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:36-40)
That’s the man whom true Christians make their role model. He came “not to be served, but to serve.” Our Constitution was built to work with people who believed that to be true. Can it keep working if we cease to have those beliefs? Our Founders didn’t think so.
Thomas Jefferson said,”Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern, which have come under my observation, none appear to me so pure as that of Jesus.”
John Adams went further, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
A pastor friend surmised that of the 22 candidates who sought the Democratic nomination, none possessed such a Biblical worldview. The Christians in “holy huddles” and “hymn-singing country clubs” are waking up and finally responding to the Secularists’ war against them. The beheading of three statues of Mary and one of Jesus and the burning of Bibles in Portland is getting their attention.
Let’s each of us choose “servanthood” over “power.”
CNN and Twitter are at it again. Today CNN slandered President Trump and the Gateway Pundit and encouraged Twitter to take down a tweet based on CDC data that the President retweeted.
CNN and Twitter don’t want Americans to know the full truth about COVID-19.
Last night we posted an article about COVID-19 – SHOCK REPORT: This Week CDC Quietly Updated COVID-19 Numbers – Only 9,210 Americans Died From COVID-19 Alone – Rest Had Different Other Serious Illnesses
The gist of the article is that COVID-19 is not nearly as deadly as first projected by the WHO and then by Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx. Based on CDC numbers this past week only 6% of all deaths attributed to COVID-19 were instances where the only factor in the individual’s death was due to COVI9-19.
From the CDC website.
For all the other deaths reported by the CDC linked to COVID-19, the individuals who passed away had 2-3 other serious illnesses or co-morbidities. This comes from actual data from the CDC and was tweeted by Mel Q on Twitter.
Mel Q shared a calculation which showed that 6% of all COVID-19 deaths as reported by the CDC was only 9,201 deaths.
Only 9,201 people died in the US this year where COVID-19 was their only cause of death.
We used Mel Q’s tweet in our report and the President of the United States retweeted Mel Q’s tweet as well.
But today Twitter took down the tweet. They notified Mel Q that the tweet that used actual CDC data “violated their policy on misleading information about COVID-19.” Her account was suspended from posting for 12 hours.
Next CNN wrote an article about this calculation, the President’s retweet and our article entitled – Twitter removes QAnon supporter’s false claim about coronavirus death statistics that Trump had retweeted
They also tweeted out their work:
Of course they never approached us about their garbage post. Here is what CNN reported:
In CNN’s very first sentence they make a false premise. CNN claims Mel Q’s tweet was false but that is not true – it’s based on actual CDC data from the CDC website.
CNN then makes another false statement claiming the CDC said something other that what the CDC actually reported.
And in their third paragraph CNN claims our post and tweet about the topic is false as well.
Next CNN uses liberal logic and assumptions as the basis for why Mel Q’s tweet and our post are incorrect.
CNN makes the assumption that we were saying none of the other 94% of deaths classified as COVID-19 deaths were not COVID-19 related deaths. That is not what we said. What we did say is that only 9,201 deaths were related only to COVID-19.
CNN then makes that broad statement that 94% of the deaths listed had at least one additional factor. This is true but the CDC is clear that the average number of other issues (co-morbidities) related to the deaths they counted as COVID-19 deaths is 2.6 – meaning most people who died had closer to three other “conditions or causes” related to their death.
CNN then finishes with this baseless statement:
This statement has nothing to do with our article or Mel Q’s tweet and actually supports what we are saying. If the CDC continues count COVID-19 deaths and then add thousands of additional deaths to their numbers which they assume were related to COVID-19, then COVID-19 will be one of the top 10 causes of deaths in the US this year.
To be fair, the CDC has done a horrible job with their reporting related to COVID-19. It would be easy for the CDC to provide data on deaths that could protect identities but provide for a more detailed analysis of results. But it’s likely the CDC doesn’t want us to know the real implications of COVID-19.
We already know that the CDC sent out directives months ago to include COVID-19 on any deaths where COVID-19 is even suspected as being a cause of death. We reported in April that states are forced to include probable cases in their COVID-19 mortality counts. This is really unheard of.
“Today our nation is facing the most serious threat to establish such a tyranny in our entire history…”
The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020 might appear, looking back, as a pretext for mayhem. His reported killing by a white police officer was immediately followed by a wave of riots during which neighborhoods in several major cities were devastated. Stores were looted, buildings were burned and people were murdered as mayors and other local public officials chose to let the rioters run wild, whip up racial conflict and protect the criminals rather than the citizens being brutalized. The riots quickly appeared to have nothing to do with Floyd’s death and everything to do with groups seeking to overthrow America.
In addition, the Marxist movement Black Lives Matter (BLM), which seemed to have disappeared since the election of President Donald J. Trump — who, incidentally, did more for the black and Hispanic minority communities in three years than anyone had done for decades — suddenly reappeared, well-funded and well-organized, at the heart of the riots. BLM received further support from the mayors of several major cities and gained even more popularity while attacking first the statues of former slave-owners, such as George Washington, and then those of the escaped slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. In Washington, DC and New York City, “Black Lives Matter” was painted on avenues in huge yellow letters – in New York by the mayor himself.
This may have been the first time in US history that a Marxist movement received corporate support: Amazon, Microsoft, Nabisco, Gatorade, Deckers and other large American firms donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, now a major beneficiary of US corporate largesse. Many colleges and universities also joined in backing the movement. The trustees of Princeton University decided to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from the university’s school of public policy. They said that they had examined the “long and damaging history of racism in America” and that Wilson’s “racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school or college”. Calls to “#CancelYale” surged across social media, alleging that Yale’s namesake, Elihu Yale, was a slave-owner and slave-trader, and that the university must change its name, as well. Yale University President, Peter Salovey, however, said that would not be done, explaining that Yale was “relatively unexceptional in his own time.”
Also for the first time, mayors of many cities and other local officials have deliberately protected criminals over law-abiding citizens and allowed the destruction to take place. Seattle’s Mayor Jenny Durkan abandoned an entire area of the city, dubbed CHAZ (and later CHOP) to rioters and suggested that the police-free zone would create a “summer of love“, then did nothing while rapes, vandalism and murders took place. Portland’s Mayor Ted Wheeler has allowed for nearly three months an entire district fall prey to rioters. The city councils of New York and Los Angeles, America’s two largest cities, voted to cut the budgets of their police forces drastically. The Minneapolis City Council went even further and voted to disband the city’s police force altogether.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, in a seeming surrender to the mob, began referring to the pandemonium in Portland as the “immense power of peaceful protests” and compared federal law enforcement officers trying to defend a federal building against marauding arsonists to Nazi-era “stormtroopers.”
Former President Barack Obama, speaking at the funeral of a civil rights leader, Congressman John Lewis, compared President Trump to the segregationist governor of Alabama in the 1960s, George Wallace — who happened to be a Democrat. He spoke of “police officers kneeling on the necks of Black Americans,” distorting the facts. In Minneapolis, a single policeman had knelt on the neck of a single black American, once. The police officer is in jail, awaiting trial, and his abuse has been severely and universally condemned.
The idea that the American police are “racist” has been used to justify riots and destruction. Some police officers may well be racist, but accusing all American police officers of racism does not align with the facts. Statistics show that the vast majority of black people killed by police officers are armed and dangerous. Moreover, the police officers involved are sometimes black. Statistics also show that, on average, 94% of the black people killed each year in the US are killed by other black people. But many people who talk about racism do not seem even slightly concerned about those black lives that have been taken. During the riots — in which people were killed by rioters or by looters who used the riots as cover — the main victims were black people, sometimes children.
Already in 2017, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich had worried about the sporadic riots that were breaking out, for instance, when conservative speakers were invited to speak. The United States, he said , “is in the throes of a one-sided cultural civil war…. Surrender or fight – our country is at stake.”
The situation, in fact, had become “worrying” even before the results of the 2016 presidential election were known.
As we now can read in the report by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, the senior levels of government during the Obama Administration were colluding to prevent President Trump from winning the election, and then, after it, to frame him in an attempted coup d’état.
On the day after the election, people took to the streets with signs saying, “Not my President”: President Trump’s legitimacy was immediately questioned. On the day of his inauguration, in the downtown area of Washington DC, violent riots and acts of vandalism took place.
During the weeks that followed, President Trump was accused, with no evidence, of “collusion with Russia”. The false charges lasted for more than two years and may well have hampered the management of the country. Former CIA Director John Brennan claimed that President Trump had “worked with Russians” and was “treasonous“. When the accusations turned out to be unfounded, the president’s accusers, in the hope of impeaching him, turned to a telephone conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. President Trump was described as having “endangered the security of the country”. An impeachment procedure, conducted in violation of all of the rules, followed. When law professor Jonathan Turley pointed out that the procedure was violating the rules, he received death threats. Retired Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz said that “For Congress to impeach President Trump for abuse of Congress would be an abuse of power by Congress”. Left-wing members of the House of Representatives went ahead impeaching the president anyway. They failed.
In the effort to overturn the lawful 2016 election — and to coerce witnesses to “flip” and testify falsely against President Trump — the lives of others were ruined as well.
Evidence now clearly shows that General Michael Flynn, an outstanding four-star general and war hero, was the victim of an entrapment plot that forced him to resign, ruined him financially, and came close to destroying his life. He is now in the throes of an attempt to entrap him again by a politicized judge, Emmett Sullivan, and a politicized judiciary. Although the prosecutor, the Department of Justice, dropped the case after it was disclosed that vast amounts of exculpatory evidence had been withheld — Judge Sullivan decided, illegally and in the finest tradition of the former Soviet Union, that he would be both the judge and the prosecutor, and continue to try the case that he was supposed to be impartially judging. The trial is still ongoing. Carter Page, George Papadopoulos, Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi were among other innocent citizens who also had their lives upended.
Attorney General William Barr recently said:
As Barr said recently when testifying at House of Representatives committee: “Since when is it okay to burn down a federal court?”
Thirty years ago, many things were indeed different. Destructive forces, however, were at work. A few authors attempted to sound an alarm, without success.
In a book published in 1992, The Devaluing of America: The Fight for Our Culture and Our Children, former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett quoted prominent Democrat historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.:
The same year, policy analyst Martin Anderson published Impostors in the Temple: American Intellectuals Are Destroying Our Universities and Cheating Our Students of Their Future. “They pretend to teach”, he wrote, “they pretend to do original, important work. They do neither. They are impostors in the temple. And from these impostors most of the educational ills of America flow.”
The same year again, the esteemed economist and social commentator, Thomas Sowell, who happens to be black, wrote in his book, Inside American Education:
There is arguably more at work than brainwashing. There is also the long march of the radicals through American institutions described by Roger Kimball in his book The Long March: How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s Changed America. Now, as those students have graduated, they are now part of the government and large corporations, subverting Western culture from within.