Democrats had all of the answers to immigration when Trump was in office. But now that the ball is in their court, here’s how they are actually handling things.
Democrats had all of the answers to immigration when Trump was in office. But now that the ball is in their court, here’s how they are actually handling things.
THE FUTURE OF AMERICA IS INSEPARABLY LINKED TO THE CHURCH IN AMERICA.
MEANWHILE AMERICAN EVANGELCIALISM HAS LOST IT’S WAY AFTER DECADES OF FOLLOWING POOR AND SUBVERSIVE LEADERSHIP WHO “TRAFFIC” IN THE FAITH OF OTHERS.
Rev Thomas Littleton
Whether or not America represents Paradise to the reader of this article may be up for debate. Yet America has always represented something very unique to millions of people around the world. America has provided opportunity and freedom from religious persecution and oppressive regimes for almost 250 years. America has offered hope to many seeking refuge and a new life. But America is under siege from within and the Paradise it has represented to millions of refugees IS being lost to a manufactured “Refugee crisis” backed by open society money and fronted by faith based hustlers who traffic in the faith of those who heed it’s sirens call to serve modern day human migration efforts and “refugee resettlement”.
Today, instead of offering escape and refuge for the oppressed peoples of the world , American progressivism has perverted the vision for refugees into becoming an opportunity for globalist /open societies deconstructionist of national borders and the sovereignty of America and Europe. The agenda doubtless will leads to a new type of tyranny practiced , planned and executed by a global cabal made up of a club of corporate billionaires, governmental puppets and preaching grand deception of a civil society based on common ground for the common good i.e. global socialism. THE big shock for many here in this scheme to take down nations and establish their twisted global goals for global citizens is a sick, emaciated and blind evangelical Church. No other entity can provide a more seductive and dishonest vision than the false prophets and the thriving partnership of a false church. Nothing is a greater threat to humanity, to freedom in the world, to the dereliction of truth and wisdom and than the church which has become a whore to the Babylonian influences of globalist.
The greatest danger for true refugees in the world is engineered mass human migration marketed on the backs of Christian compassion and aimed at teaming hoards strategically placed humans who are themselves being trafficked into play by governments and agencies to alter the face of America and religious freedom forever.
This article is to provide both proof and limited commentary on the “State of the Church” in America. In many ways both are crumbling and the seduction of the church is the primary cause of it. The Church in America is no longer standing in contrast to the culture or serving as salt and light within it. We have lost our Christian press and our institutions to progressives. Our ability to speak truth to power like Paul before Agrippa or Festus of Felix has been eclipsed by fear and appeasement while the backbone of our pulpits have given way to wishbones for popularity and expanding the growth of it’s brand.
At the end of this article we will look a JUST ONE MINISTRY as a PRIME EXAMPLE of how greed, self interest, progressive politics and globalist goals compliance have made World Vision (and those who work with it) an enemy to Freedom, to America, to the Gospel and to GOD. Sadly there are hundreds if not thousands of examples but a revealing Christianity Today article July 20 2021 inadvertently exposes much of the motivation, the history, the politics and grand scheme of ministries in the RED LIGHT DISTRICT of a global AMSTERDAM of vision casting and greed.
This is the kind of stuff Jesus and the angels visited Patmos to warn John and the church through the ages to watch for and reject or else lose their place among the true church. Much is at stake in this dance of fools and international faith trafficking. World Relief and others are currently posturing for compliance clear as must all who wish to bed down the church for money.
NO MORE DOES THE CROSS GO BEFORE US
Of late the church has come to behave like professional sports teams with Native American mascots as we seek to dump and distance ourselves from the CROSS and the SHAME, REPROACH, AND OFFENSE it brings with it. No longer does the ancient symbol of Jesus love and sacrifice represent Christians who are more concerned with alienating the culture than preaching a Gospel which confronts sin, calls for repentance and offers transforming hearts and saving souls via the timeless message of the Cross.
The clouds of political rhetoric and talking points of manipulative think tanks blur their vision of both time and eternity. American Christians have become ashamed of the wrong things while they march in the pride parades of the wicked. They are allowing deceivers to make them ashamed of their nation and the freedoms for their own faith to thrive and grow. All the while the vision of ministry is being reimagined and recast as social justice driven schemes like refugee care, community development, and mere humanitarian aid.
AGAIN- Was America ever PARADISE? Well for some that is a stretch but for almost 2 1/2 centuries it has been the closest thing to it to have existed on earth. But PARADISE IS ALWAYS LOST at some points because of those entrusted to preserve it. In our case that job fell to the pulpits whose presence and devotion to the true Gospel is needed to maintain the fragile similitude of freedom by steadily calling the nation to it’s knees in both in times of crisis and in times of plenty. It has been a LONG TIME since a pulpit in America called its nation to repentance. Paradise is in the eyes (and hearts) of the beholder. The only way America could have any hope to offer anyone would be if it held to the core protections of the ministry of true freedom of the soul found only in the Gospel.
CIVILITY AND PRINCIPLED PLURALISM VS CHRISITAN NATIONALISM
Suddenly a few years ago the coordinated messaging from “preachers” like Tim Keller and Jonathan Leeman and a complicit Christian fake news media replaced patriotism with pointing long fingers and making accusations like “Christian Nationalism” is “killing the church”. Few noticed the back room training these same men have had with Frankfurt School think tanks like IASC and Fabian Socialist London School of Economics. Their crafted rhetoric has prevailed among many. It is now fashionable to be anti American as a Christian while hoards of persecuted believers around the world seek the freedoms we are now despising and throwing away. Soon we will ALL watch those freedoms become vapor.
The only kind of Prophets welcomed in many circles are the false prophets of Baal whose image now resides in the temples of “cultural engagement” and “human flourishing”. Globalism and its finely tuned anti-christ false gospel are now successfully calling Christians to offer the Gospel up in exchange for Community Service and Community Development on a global scale. Meanwhile foreign entities have come in like Antiochus IV (Epiphanes), the king of Syria and are offering the swine of Global Goals upon our alters in defilement of all that is obtained by the Cross. In this the Church has exchanged the truth of God for a lie and the hope and power of the empty tomb for the empty promises of the doomed and damned.
IS THE AMERICAN DREAM TRUE OF FALSE?
For generations of those seeking true freedom and a better life for their families America has been the land of Dreams. It is true to say many have used the idea of an “American Dream” to promote and pursue fulfillment of greed and pleasure in the name of freedom. It can also be accurately said that the American Dream has produced success stories which have birthed some of the greatest philanthropy and altruism any generation has even known. But in doing so has made itself a target of globalist who want to “harness” the power of philanthropy for it’s own purposes.
PREACHERS ARE TO BLAME
It has been well said that “as the Church goes so goes the world around it”. It can also be said “as the pulpits corrupt the church falters and blindness , hardness of hearts, and delusion set in like rigor mortis once the vision is lost.”.
America has a Gospel history. That is not to assert that America was ever a “Christian Nation” but it a nation influenced by the Gospel and for many generations it’s culture was both impacted and held to some degree accountable to it. There are many in the pulpits today who bemoan America and the Churches decline over the last decades but few who are willing to admit that the decline happened on their watch.
A PRIME EXAMPLE OF ALLOWING THE ENGINEERED LOSS OF PARADISE WHILE TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN FAITH AS A COMMODITY.
World Relief is the “Humanitarian arm” of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). The fact NAE is hardly a pristine organization can be confirmed by the fact that leaders have included people like disgraced homosexual Ted Haggard and Leith Anderson who played a key role in the grand seduction of thousands of pastors via Leadership Network founding in 1984 and 40 years of stealth influence and media manipulation.
ORGANIZATIONS EXPLOITING CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS ARE ENGAGING IN A PARTICULAR TYPE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
Transferring the concept of exploitation involved in human trafficking and sex trafficking a fitting definition of TRAFFICKING Christians faith to be exploited by globalist could read this way:
(From Homeland Security definition of human and sex trafficking with only the word “faith” substituted in as the group identified as being exploited.)
“Faith trafficking is one of the most heinous forms of modern slavery. This form of human trafficking occurs when people enslave other people for the purpose of faith based exploitation. Faith trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial faith act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States. It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality. Traffickers might use deception, manipulation, or false promises of well-paying jobs or faith based relationships to lure victims into trafficking situations.”
“Traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to lure their victims and force them into labor or commercial exploitation.”
AN UNFAIR CHARATERIZATION? HARDLY. FAITH BASED DECEIVERS ARE TRAFFICKING IN RECRUITING HUMAN VOLUNTEERS TO MAN THEIR SCHEMES AND PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS WITH GLOBALIST.
The deception begins with marketing a ministry vision where true spiritual ministry is forbidden as Faith Based Partnerships do not allow ANY EXPLIXCITLY RELIGIOUS ACTIVIST ,ESPCIALLY CHRISTIAN EVANGELISM, Bible study, worship, proselytizing, or even prayer. So the vision of partnering with global goals entities ,when being sold as Gospel ministry, is fraudulent at the very core. Those selling such assertions are committing fraud when the Gospel is strictly forbidden from the programs. Christians should ALREADY know that government agencies and global organizations are not going to pay them to evangelize and do the work of the Gospel. Constitutionally they CANNOT use public funds to aid in the Establishment of any particular faith. Interfaith humanitarian aid is the only possible -legal middle ground in such efforts. Is this a place for the church to be seeking to “Thrive”? If it is then it must leave the Gospel behind.
HIGHER AND GRANDER SCHEMES
Recently a member of the United States Conference of Bishops was reported to have said that Americans need to “share their wealth” with immigrants and refugees. In such a case, well beyond the exploitation of free labor in the form of volunteers, FAITH traffickers are also luring their victims in for wealth redistribution in the NOT TOO DISTANT future.
AN EVEN GREATER OFFENSE -PROMOTING A DEADLY RIVAL FAITH ON AMERICAN SHORES.
Baptist and other faith leaders have been advocating for the protection of Religious Liberty for Muslims as the refugee numbers surged. False narratives like “God is bringing the people of Islamic nations to America for the Gospel instead of us having to go to them”. Also the push of false assertions that “Islam is pro religious liberty ” or that “Sharia and the U S Constitution are compatible “. continue to be marketed far and wide among evangelicals. These talking points are false and deceptive and dangerous.
PROMOTING REUGEES AND ISLAMIC PROLIFIRATION IN AMERICA AS MINISTRY
World Relief is big in the Refugee Business.
it serves as the go to evangelical partner and recruiter of evangelicals for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops into the vision of “Refugee Resettlement”, World Relief lobbied against the Trump era ban on Muslim migration.
2019 WORLD RELIEF PRESS RELEASE
“World Relief Sponsors Side Event to Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom to Urge the Restoration of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program.”
***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
July 15, 2019
World Relief Sponsors Side Event to Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom to Urge the Restoration of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program as an Essential Part of a Robust International Religious Freedom Agenda
BALTIMORE, Md. – “Today, World Relief, HIAS, The Episcopal Church, the National Association of Evangelicals and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS) cosponsored an official congressional briefing as a side event to the State Department’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. These organizations, plus panelists including representatives from the Free Yezidi Foundation, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and a Liberian refugee and pastor, called U.S. leadership to increase the number of refugees accepted in the U.S. as well as to continue robust refugee funding. While expressing gratitude to Secretary of State Pompeo for his commitment to pursue an international religious freedom agenda, the groups urged that having a robust refugee resettlement program can bolster the success of that mission.”
MOTIVES EXPOSED BY CHRISTIANITY TODAY
Christianity Today in its recent article /INTERVIEW celebrating the new World Relief President and CEO and the Biden policies shifts on immigration did a huge reveal of the motivations and end game of World Relief’s political activities. As part of the scheme World Vision has a new President and a new program pushing the false “justice and equity” gospel.
WORLD RELIEF IS A LEADING VOLAG
Volag or VolAg, is an abbreviation for “Voluntary Agency
According to the Center for Immigration Studies in 2018 :
“Inside the United States, nine non-governmental organizations work with, and are funded by, the Department of State to resettle refugees. These religious or community-based organizations referred to as voluntary agencies (or volags) help resettled refugees with the following: reception upon arrival; support with housing, food, and clothing; community orientation;”
(By 2018) The nine volags are:
The report covers the 2015 grant dollars and other matching support of World Vision for Refugee Care. $50 million in one year was not bad pay for Faith Trafficking Christians and the church.
Form 990, 2015
Contributions and Grants: $66,262,886
Government Grants: $46,776,420 (70.6 percent)
“Myal Greene is optimistic about resuming robust refugee resettlement programs under the Biden administration.” INTERVIEW BY STEFANI MCDADE|
THE ANTI TRUMP MOTIVATIONS OF WORLD RELIEF AND ITS PARTNERS LIKE RUSSELL MOORE
” In the past few months, World Relief began ramping up their resources and rebuilding infrastructure under President Biden. Ministry leaders were also among the advocates holding the Biden administration accountable to his promise to raise the refugee ceiling after the move was delayed by months.
WORLD RELIEF IS ELATED WITH BIDEN ADMIN POLICY
“World Relief had shut down eight of its 27 national offices due to yearly cuts in refugee admissions and resettlement funding under the Trump administration’s restrictive policies.”… ” We believe there’s going to be strong support for refugee resettlement from the Biden administration. We’ve learned that they were open to listening to the opinions of stakeholders and we’re really encouraged by their responsiveness, their concern and the seriousness with which they’re taking these issues. We’re encouraged by the ceiling raising to 62,500 for this fiscal year, and we’re optimistic that the ceiling will be raised to 125,000 next year. We’re excited about that. And while this comes with a need for resourcing and organizational capacity building after years of reduced numbers, we know there are many churches and community organizations eager to participate in the process and ready to respond to the opportunity to welcome more refugees into this country.”
NEVER MIND THE SLAUGHTER OF THE UNBORN”
The Biden administration, like the Obama administration before it and the Hillary Campaign of 2016 deep devotion to Planned Parenthood and the international KILLING FIELDS of global abortion have not deterred World Relief and others from supporting and partnering with globalist.
WE BE PARTNERS YALL- NEVER MIND THE SMELL
“Our work overseas is quite robust and dates back to the origins of our organization. We have three major areas of emphasis: The first is humanitarian or emergency response, which is serving people in refugee camps or internally displaced people (IDP) camps, and those returning to their home community—so there’s a lot of synergy and connectedness to the work that we do in the US. The second area of our work is in community and public health, where we’ve found great support from donors and collaboration with USAID and UNICEF. And then the third is a church-based community development initiative, an integrated model where we engage churches in meeting the needs of their neighbors—from economic and social to strengthening marriages and working with children.”
COMPLIANCE PROGRAM FOR EQUITY DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
“Earlier this year, Greene was also involved in a large-scale initiative at World Relief called Forward Together, which developed a strategic plan to increase a focus on fostering greater diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization and across its programs.”
Equation is simple- more compliance = more grant funding.
World Relief according to some sources has already profited some $300 million from bedding down with globalist.
MOTIVES ? THE WORST POSSIBLE $$$$$ JUST FILTHY LUCRE
Both here and abroad, a key feature of World Relief’s humanitarian work is its reliance on partnerships with local churches and ministries in addition to public or government grants.
THE PLANS TO SEDUCE THE CHURCH
“Since 1944, the Christian nonprofit has focused on engaging with church networks to raise support, advocate, and mobilize volunteers to join their mission.”
BACK IN BUSINESS
“We felt very strongly at that time that we wanted to be able to increase the number of resettlement sites that we operated in. And going forward, we see that as a very healthy way to conduct this work—to have more opportunities and locations for resettlement to take place. An increased number of resettlement cases really necessitates a larger footprint. As far as the dream vision, I would say we want to be at a place where we’re able to meet and respond to our full share of those being resettled among the other implementing partners. This means we’re looking at a variety of options to rapidly increase our scale, consider partnership opportunities, as well as open new offices or reopen locations that have previously been closed.”
THE PLANS TO PUSH HUMAN MIGRATION ESPEPCIALLY ISLAM “REFUGEES” EXPANDED TO INCLUDE “COMMUNITY ACTIVIST”.
“The season of ministry where we were less engaged in refugee resettlement allowed us to focus on working with churches and other community activists to offer broader services to the larger immigrant community, not just refugees—to consider how we engage local churches in being part of an environment of welcome for immigrants of all backgrounds. We think about advocacy in terms of relationship to public policy and to public opinion, and what we’ve learned is there are a lot of different messages in churches across the country. So as this has become a very polarizing issue, we see the role World Relief can play in advocating on behalf of immigrants and refugees to churches and faith communities.”
COVID FUNDING ABOUNDS SO WORLD RELIEF IS THERE FOR THE PANDEMIC INDUSTRY.
TRINTY FORUM AND THE SOROS FUNDED NATIONAL IMMIGRATION TABLE- A FAVORITE TRAFFICKING STOP FOR WORLD VISION.
“May 23, 2016 / contentsupport2 / Trinity Forum Evening Conversation with Michael Gerson and Stephan Bauman This is the full, unedited version of the Trinity Forum Evening Conversation with Michael Gerson and Stephan Bauman. In our first event in our five-part Evening Conversation series on faith and international development, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson and World Relief President Stephan Bauman discussed”
TRINITY FORUM /WORLD RELIEF PARTERING ORGANIZATIONS HAVE INCLUDED SOUTHERN BAPTIST
(From Capstone Report article November 2020)
“Earlier this year, Baptist Standard ran an article disputing “rumors” that Russell Moore received funding from Soros’ foundations. Dr. Moore and the ERLC have found themselves in the crosshairs of Soros-related debates because of Moore’s active involvement with the EIT. A document from November 13, 2012, addressed to President Obama clearly lists the ERLC alongside nine other groups as the groups comprising the EIT: World Relief Corporation, Sojourners, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Bread for the World, Liberty Counsel, National Association of Evangelicals, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, National Latino Evangelical Coalition, World Vision, and G92.”
“In 2013, spokespeople for the EIT had already admitted to Breitbart News that their group “does not exist as its own non-profit” and “sought a neutral third-party institution, the NIF, to help facilitate our work.” Despite the strenuous denials that Mr. Soros’ money was involved, it is clear that the “facilitation” of the EIT depends on a structure financed by Mr. Soros, the NIF. Any doubt of separation between the initiatives now hold no weight since Dr. Moore is prominently listed as a speaker for the 2020 convention of the NIF and has his own webpage on the NIF website.”
NOTE: documents confirming over $2.5 million in Open Borders Society funding went into the establishment of the NIF and the faith trafficking bed fellows has been presented by this and many other publications including Captstone Report.
WORLD RELIEF AND LEADING EVANGELICALS WHO DROVE THE ANTI-TUMP NARRATIVE FOR 6 YEARS HAVE A A SELF SERVING CONFLICT OF INTEREST TO SAY THE LEAST.
It is clear that Christians are growing tired of being “pimped out” by these kinds of leaders and averse to being shamed for their political convictions , “White Nationalism”- “White Privilege ” and “Fragility.This often happens even when they are people of color with the wrong political alignment. So good news may be on the horizon.
The Christianity Today interview confirms in total what many like this author have been warning about for a decade. Key players are “Trafficking the FAITH of American believers in the global marketplace of VOLAGS and NGO’s and to those in secular government and foundations who hate them, their faith and their nation of origin. Their motives look to be pretty simple and easy to discern. The Government and large global goals Foundations will pay them well for the Souls they lure in.
If this is not the case then World Relief and others should step up to public forums and explain ALL of the fault lines, false narratives and gospel hinderances and be honest abut their full motivation providing notes from all backroom meetings and policy agreements inspiring initiatives like “Forward Together” for more ” equity, diversity and inclusion”. World Relief and other agencies need to stop preying on our faith AND on our College age Children in our Christian Institutions .They need to be accountable for full disclosure about all funding, sources and the restriction of Gospel ministry AND forced compliance to progressive compromise to which they have signed on. They also need to explain their rationale behind promoting Islamic proliferation in America. Western Europe is a stark reminder of how failed this policy is and, from any Biblical perspective, how anti American and anti Gospel the end game is.
CHRISTIAN VOLAGS COME CLEAN – HOW MUCH OPEN SOCIETIES AND OTHER AGENDA DRIVEN DOLLARS HAVE YOU TAKEN?
A RAY OF HOPE : IS GOD SWEEPING THE HOUSE?
Has God had enough? Is Jesus once again driving the moneychangers from His house?
DECEPTION RISING IS IN ITSELF PART OF THE HOPE OF REDEMPTION TO COME.
Revelation 13 :
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.”
6 Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord God of the [b]holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place.
7 “Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”
8 Now I, John, [c]saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.
9 Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. [d]For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” 10 And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him [e]be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”
12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the [f]Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
14 Blessed are those who [g]do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 [h]But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
18 [i]For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, [j]God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God[k] shall take away his part from the [l]Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
Angels Walk the Earth Unseen
2 Kings 6:15–17; Psalm 91:11; Luke 16:22; John 20:11–13
Millions of spiritual creatures walk the Earth
Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep:
All these with ceaseless praise his works behold
Both day and night. How often, from the steep
Of echoing hill or thicket, have we heard
Celestial voices to the midnight air,
Sole, or responsive each to other’s note,
Singing their great Creator! Oft in bands
While they keep watch, or nightly rounding walk,
With heavenly touch of instrumental sounds
In full harmonic number joined, their songs
Divide the night, and lift our thoughts to Heaven.
Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
He Who Loves Superiorities Is a Slave
Matthew 23:1–12; Luke 14:7–11; 18:9–14
He who loves superiorities and dignities, or the indulgence of his desires, stands before God, not as a son who is free, but as one of mean condition, the slave of his passions.
JOHN OF THE CROSS
Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
100:3 Translations of this verse differ (“not we ourselves,” KJV, NASB; “we are his,” RSV, NIV) because of textual emendation by some translators, supported by a marginal note in the MT. The Hebrew text reads literally, “He made us and not we.” However, the negative particle loʾ is usually used with verbs; another form of negation is used for nouns or pronouns. It is likely that the original reading was lo (without the unvoiced final letter aleph), meaning “His,” which sounds the same as the negative particle. An error could have crept in when a copyist misunderstood what was being dictated to him. The psalm refers to the Lord’s covenant loyalty (hesed, “love,” v. 5) so the worshipers are His; the other reading, of course, is also theologically correct since they did not create themselves.
100:3 the sheep of his pasture. See Ps. 23:1 for note on royal overtones of the portrayal of God as a shepherd.
100:3 Yahweh, he is God The psalmist exhorts his audience to know that Yahweh is God (elohim). He may be drawing from Psa 99, which uses the phrase yhwh elohenu (“Yahweh our God”) four times (99:5, 8, 9).
made The psalmist is probably referring to Yahweh’s activity in making Israel into a people for Himself, though the psalmist could also be referring to Yahweh as the creator of humanity. Compare 96:6–7.
we are his. We are his people Israel’s status as God’s people draws strong connections with the exodus and subsequent events (see Exod 6:7; 19:5; Deut 7:6).
the sheep of his pasture The psalms portray God as a shepherd who watches over His people. See Ps 95:7 and note.
100:3 he who made us. This could be a reference to God’s work as Creator of all; but, in view of what follows in the verse, it seems to be more specifically, “made us [Israel] to be his people.” and we are his. Earlier English translations read “not” in place of “his” (see ESV footnote, “and not we ourselves”); the Hebrew for both sounds almost identical (“his,” Hb. lo; “not,” Hb. lo’), but “his” is the better reading. his people, and the sheep of his pasture. For the image of God’s people as his sheep and the Lord as their shepherd, see note on 74:1–3. See also 95:7.
100:3 Know. In the sense of experiencing and being completely assured of the truth. the Lord Himself is God. A confession that Israel’s covenant God, Jehovah, is the only true God. made us. Though God’s actual creation of every human being is understood here, this phrase seems to refer to God’s making and blessing Israel as a nation (cf. Dt 32:6, 15; Ps 95:6; Is 29:22, 23; 44:2). His people … His pasture. The shepherd image is often ascribed to the king of Israel, as well as to the Lord (cf. Ps 78:70–72; Is 44:28; Jer 10:21; Zec 10:3; 11:4–17; also Pss 23:1; 28:9; 74:1; 77:20; 78:52, 53; 80:1; 95:7). The figure suggests intimate care (cf. Lk 15:3–6). According to the NT, the Lord is also the Shepherd of saints in the church age (Jn 10:16).
100:3 — Know that the Lord, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
God is the Shepherd; we are His flock. God is the Creator; we are His creations. God is the Father; we are His children. When we remember these basic truths, life goes a lot smoother for everyone.
100:3 The words the Lord, He is God reflect the great confession of faith in Deut 6:4–9. To know that the Lord is God is very similar to the command to “hear” in Deuteronomy. And not we ourselves is sometimes read “and His we are.” sheep of His pasture: An inversion of these words can be found in 95:7.
100:3. The Lord should be praised and worshiped joyfully because He is sovereign. He is the Creator, and those who trust Him are His possession. They follow Him, for they are the sheep of His pasture (cf. 74:1; 79:13; 95:7; also note 23:1; 80:1).
Thanking God for His Gracious Election (100:3b–c)
100:3b–c. The psalmist continued his exhortation to praise and thanksgiving by declaring, on behalf of Israel, that It is He (the one and only God as affirmed in the previous clause) who has made us. This refers not to God’s creation of humankind in general, but rather to His choice of Israel as His unique people (cf. Dt 32:6, 15; 1Kg 8:51; Pss 28:9; 74:2). Furthermore, the psalmist affirmed that because God had made them, they are His people and the sheep of His pasture (cf. comments on 2–3 and 95:6–7).
100:3 Acknowledge. This imperative is fourth of seven in the poem, marking it out as the central imperative. While the word yada‘ [3045, 3359] sometimes means “acknowledge,” the clear examples of this sense are in the context of acknowledging sin (51:3 ; Isa 59:12; Jer 3:13; 14:20; DCH 4.99). When followed by the particle ki [3588, 3954] (that), yada‘ regularly means “know/realize/be aware” (DCH 4.100). “Know” is conceptually different from the other six liturgical imperatives, further marking it out as the central imperative (McCann 1996:1078).
and we are his. Some Hebrew mss read welo’ ’anakhnu [3808/587, 4202/636], so the KJV and NASB have “and not we ourselves.” The NLT (so too the NIV) follows other word texts and the Qere that read welo ’anakhnu [3807.1/2050.2/587, 4200/2257/636]; this reading is supported by some ancient versions as well. There are 14 other passages where lo [3807.1/2050.2, 4200/2257] is to be read for lo’ [3808, 4202]; the Masorah indicates 17, but 2 are doubtful (see Delitzsch 1982:105). See Howard 1997:92–94 for a full discussion of the issue.
his people. The word ‘ammo [5971A, 6639] is the central word of the poem, having 20 words before and after it. That we are “his people” is the heart of the psalm (Howard 1997:96).
3. Know ye that the Lord he (is) God—Hebrew, ‘Jehovah is Elohim;’ as contra-distinguished from all whom the heathen called ‘gods’ (cf. Ps. 46:10, based on Deut. 7:9). The destruction of Sennacherib, in Ps. 46, is a type of the coming overthrow of the antichristian faction, the result of which will be the recognition of Jehovah by all nations. (it is) he (that) hath made us, and not we ourselves: (we are) his people, and the sheep of his pasture. These are the two grounds for our recognizing Jehovah as God; first, that ‘He hath made us;’ secondly, that ‘we are His people and His sheep’—viz., by His having redeemed us (Acts 20:28). The same two-fold ground appears in Ps. 95:6, 7. “Not we ourselves” is added to mark how altogether of God’s grace, not of our working even in part, our creation and our redemption alike are (Eph. 2:8–10; Ps. 98:1). Contrast Pharaoh’s vaunt (Ezek. 29:3). “Made us,” as applied to the Israelites, the literal and the spiritual, includes adoption by grace, as well as creation. The result of His making us (in this sense) is, “we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.” Cf. 1 Sam. 12:6, marg.; Deut. 26:18; 32:6; Isa. 29:23; 43:7. The Chaldaic and Jerome substitute the bad Hebrew marginal (Keri) reading [לוֹ for לֹא], ‘And His we are’ for ‘not we ourselves.’ The LXX. and the other old versions, with the English version, support the Hebrew text (Chetib), which suits the sense better.
3. To know is to have firm ground underfoot, the prerequisite of praise (cf. 40:2f.), and this knowledge is ours by gift; indeed by command. In the brief space of this verse we are first reminded who God is (revealed by name, Yahweh [the Lord], a name richly annotated by his words and works); then whence and whose we are; and finally in how favoured a relation we stand to him.
The middle line of the verse, in the written text and the oldest versions, runs ‘… and not we ourselves’. Almost all modern translations, however, supported by Massoretic tradition and some ms(s) and versions, take it in the sense ‘and we are his’. The ambiguity arises from the Hebrew words for ‘not’ and ‘his’ (lōʾ and lô), which sound alike. Either of them would be appropriate here. But the Hebrew sentence continues more smoothly with the second option (his), as the av’s need of two extra words in italics confesses. The rsv could have dispensed with these, letting the sentence run: ‘and we are his; his people, and the sheep …’.
Ver. 3.—Know ye that the Lord he is God; or, be sure—“recognize the fact as a certainty” (see the Prayer-book Version). It is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; or, according to another reading, and his are we. This latter reading is preferred by De Wette, Kay, Cheyne, and the Revised Version. But the other, which was the reading of the LXX., and is supported by the Vulgate and the old commentators generally, should, however, be retained, as yielding a better sense (see the arguments of Hengstenberg, ‘Commentary on the Psalms,’ vol. iii. p. 201, Engl. trans.). We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture (comp. Pss. 74:1; 79:13; 95:7).
3. Observe the motives, and the encouragements, to this cheerful service. Our God, is God; and he is a good God; and he is our God, as our Creator: and we are his, by right of creation, like sheep that have an owner. And, being his property, shall we not be his care? Yes, for he is good. Sweet thought! both by creation, and by redemption, we are his; and therefore he hath an undoubted right to all our services; and well may we give him the tribute of praise.
100:3 Know that the Lord is God. Knowing God is accepting his lordship (1 Chron. 28:9). This verse may have been recited outside the gates of the temple while the worshipers were waiting for entry (cf. Ps. 24). If we consider the psalm a miniature treatise on universal salvation, then this is a call to the nations to recognize that Yahweh is the true God.
It is he who made us, and we are his. The first-person plural object and subject (“us” and “we”) put this statement on the lips of the earth’s inhabitants or kings. Significantly, this is the abbreviated covenant formula on the lips of the inhabitants of the earth, acknowledging the Lord as God and confessing themselves to belong to him. We hear the covenant formula on Israel’s lips in 79:13 and 95:7, and elsewhere, but here on the lips of the inhabitants of the earth or their kings it is both shocking and hopeful. The nations have come to confess Yahweh as God!
The clause “we are his” is written in Hebrew as “and not [lo’] we ourselves” (see the NIV footnote; this reading is supported also by the LXX and the Targum). But the Jewish scribes of the Middle Ages (Masoretes) provided a correction in the margin (lo; lit., “to him”), giving the meaning, “and we belong to him” (i.e., “we are his”). The parallel text of Psalm 95:6–7 supports the corrected reading (“we are his”), but either meaning is theologically within bounds.
100:3 / In the context of public worship, the Hebrew verb for know (Hb. ydʿ) denotes both internal recognition and external acknowledgment. Knowledge was a key component in Yahwistic faith. The congregation is commanded both to understand its rationale and to make it known. The primary datum is that the Lord, as opposed to other claimants to deity, is God. The rest of the verse unpacks the significance of this. The claim, it is he who made us, can refer to God’s roles as creator of humankind and as creator of a covenant people (cf. Isa. 43:1, 15; 44:2). The designations, his people and the sheep of his pasture (cf. 23:1), point particularly to the latter role. These phrases, among others, are closely paralleled in Psalm 95, where both divine roles are in view: he is both cosmic Creator and “our God” in particular (vv. 3–7). Thus, in Psalm 100 Yahweh has a right to this confession of him as God because he is our maker, possessor, and provider. Our dependence on him is clearly implied in the sheep-shepherd image—we belong to him and we need him.
To assume this psalm teaches that all the earth (v. 1) are his people, the sheep of his pasture (v. 3) would be to misread the psalm. While the psalm summons “all the earth” in the opening imperative, only the worshiping congregation that actually makes the acknowledgment of verse 3 and brings the offerings of verse 4 can lay claim to being his people.
Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture (v. 3). Following the call to worship comes a declaration regarding Israel’s covenantal status. To ‘know’ God is to confess him, making open acknowledgment that he, the Lord, is the only God. An alternative rendering would be, ‘Acknowledge that the Lord alone is God.’ The nations should know that it is the Lord who formed the Israelites into a nation for himself, and that nation belongs to him. For ‘and we are his’, there is an alternative translation, ‘and not we ourselves’. It comes from an ambiguity in the Hebrew text because two Hebrew words share the same pronunciation but differ in both their written form and meaning (Heb. lô; it can mean either ‘not’ [loʾ], or ‘belonging to him’, ‘his’ [lô]). The thought of Israel as the Lord’s flock has already been presented in Psalm 95:7. This concept is developed further in the New Testament with the teaching concerning Jesus as the shepherd (John 10:2; Heb. 13:20; 1 Pet. 2:25), with a special people (Titus 2:14) whom he has purchased as his servants (1 Cor. 6:20; 7:21–23).
3 This verse shares the language of 95:7. The imperative “know” (from ydʿ) signifies acknowledgment or confession (cf. Dt 4:39; Isa 43:10). They confess him as covenantal Lord (“the Lord”), their only true God (cf. 1 Ki 18:39). In addition they confess their accountability to him (“It is he who has made us”; cf. Dt 32:6, 15; Isa 43:1, 21; 60:21) and their privileged position (“his people, the sheep of his pasture”; cf. 74:1; 79:13; Isa 40:11; Eze 34:31). The lordship of God connotes benefits, also clearly brought out by the shepherd imagery of “sheep” and “pasture” (cf. Ps 23; Lk 15:3–6; Jn 10:1–18).
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“You can trust the Lord to protect you. He will not let you fall into harm. “ Proverbs 3:26 (ERV)
It is thrown around so loosely that we forget it’s connotation. Anytime we are going through challenging times the first words off the lips of others is normally “Just trust God, it will work out.”
What does it really mean to trust God? I have found in my very own life that trusting God required me to put forth some type of action to show that I believed what God was saying to me. Trusting God required me to stand still at times and knowing with sheer confidence I did not have to be in control. I did not have to come to my own rescue. It assured me that I had help, a reliable source and strength backing me. Proverbs 3:26 here in the Amplified version paints this picture clearly; For the Lord shall be your confidence, firm and strong, and shall keep your foot from being caught [in a trap or some hidden danger].
I implore you today not to take trusting God lightly. He will always be by your side. He is a source of strength in our times of weakness. He is a shield and a buckler whenever we find ourselves in danger. He is a provider when we are in need. And most of all He loves us with an everlasting love. We can rely on His faithfulness. We can trust His heart towards us.
Father even when my trust in You begins to wane. Remind me of Your faithfulness in my life. In Jesus name Amen
By Mary Pinckney
Used by Permission
Often, as a child, when I complained about some ache or pain that had no clear physical explanation, the simple parental diagnosis was: “It’s just growing pains.” I used to imagine my muscles and bones actually hurting while they stretched and grew. While I know nothing about the scientific nature of this evaluation, I do know it has a spiritual application that is entirely accurate. It hurts to grow.
We place a high premium in life on dying peacefully, but in reality dying almost always is accompanied by pain. We have dependencies with coping mechanisms that have enslaved us. It’s hard letting go of our security blankets.
In a touching scene from an older romantic comedy, Mr. Mom, Michael Keaton has to coax his toddler’s “whoopee” blanket away from him. Upon rendering it up, the little boy asks for a moment to himself to grieve the loss and we can almost touch his pain. We would like similar moments to grieve our little daily deaths, but we have to learn to move on, because the pain of losing is followed by the greater joy of finding God always meets us on the other side of our loss.
It hurts to grow because growing usually means facing into some fear or weakness that has limited us. Though God saves us through no effort of our own, he asks for our cooperation when it comes to our spiritual growth. Real spiritual growth only happens when our effort to act upon God’s word meets the provision of the Holy Spirit in us.
Or as Paul teaches, “Put into action God’s saving work in your lives, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey Him and the power to do what pleases Him.” Philippians 2:12-13 (NLT).
This is always the spiritual principle of growth. We obey by stepping into our weakness or our fear, trusting in the fact that because it is something He asks of us, He will meet us somewhere along the way with the power to do it. This is almost always a painful proposition because it requires a step into the unknown. What if God doesn’t show up? I suppose we can ask that question, but we will never get the answer on this side of the risk. We have to take the step, believing that there is something there that we can’t see. And if that doesn’t hurt, it’s probably not faith.
By John Fischer
Used by Permission
Fire Quenched by Money
Nothing I am sure has such a tendency to quench the fire of religion as the possession of money.
J. C. RYLE*
Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Judged More Severely the More You Know
Matthew 25:24–27; Luke 19:21–24; James 3:1
The more you know and the better you understand, the more severely will you be judged, unless your life is also the more holy. Do not be proud, therefore, because of your learning or skill. Rather, fear because of the talent given you.
THOMAS À KEMPIS*
Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Will Russia try to close Syrian airspace to further Israeli airstrikes?
Russia could be moving to pressure Israel to stop airstrikes in Syria. Reports began to surface this weekend, beginning with an article at London-based Asharq al-Awsat that cited a “well-informed” Russian source. The report was carried in Turkey and other media in the region with interest. According to these reports, Russia might even strengthen the Syrian regime’s air defenses.
Israel officially launches direct flights to Morocco
Direct flights between Israel and Morocco began Sunday, seven months after the two countries officially signed an agreement to normalize relations. El Al and Israir both launched their first flights to Marrakesh on Sunday with a ceremony marking the historic flights. Jerusalem and Rabat agreed to normalize relations last December following the Abraham Accords.
Typhoon sweeps into eastern China after flooding chaos
A major typhoon has hit China’s eastern coast just days after deadly floods devastated parts of the country. Typhoon In-Fa, known in China as Yanhua, made landfall in the city of Zhoushan at 12:30 local time (04:30 GMT), state media reported. Transport links are suspended and people have been told to stay indoors.
Wildfires spread from California to Nevada
Fire crews are battling extreme temperatures as they try to control wildfires in California and Nevada. Hundreds of people have been evacuated. Across the country, in Washington DC, the moon turned a bright orange colour due to the smoke from the fires.
Hezbollah commander, IRGC senior official killed in Israeli strikes
Israeli strikes in Syria reportedly killed a Hezbollah military commander and an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) senior official. The Kan public broadcaster reported that Hezbollah military commander Imad al-Amin was killed in western Syria. The Lebanese terror group confirmed on Telegram that al-Amin was killed “while fulfilling his duties” but did not specify when or how.
‘Justice prevailed’: Christian street preacher wins case after being fined, prosecuted for evangelizing
A court in London has ruled that a Christian street preacher who was fined and prosecuted by the police for evangelizing during lockdown did not do anything illegal.
Visualizing Asia’s Slide Into A Dangerous New Ballistic Missile Race
US-China standoff fueling missile proliferation which “will fuel suspicions, trigger arms races, increase tensions, and ultimately cause crises and even wars.”
Riding Out The Storm With The Savior Of The World
Seek the Savior living deep within your heart. Find Him, stay with Him, keep Him, pray and ride out this latest heinous storm with Him, knowing full well that the wicked are riding through time on the Devil’s coat tails
George Soros Funnels $1M to Defund the Police as Violent Crime Surges
Soros gave $1 million to Color Of Change PAC on May 14, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission. It is the progressive billionaire’s largest political contribution of the 2021 election cycle and his first to the political action committee since 2016.
Tokyo Olympics Open In Japan With Celebrities Singing The Atheist National Anthem ‘Imagine’ Inviting People To Live In A World Without God
This is the dream of all God-rejecting Liberals everywhere, to live in a world unencumbered by the perfect, righteous and holy God who will hold them accountable, and instead invite you to ‘imagine’ a a place where there is no hope of Heaven. That place is called Hell in the Bible, and you better pray that the imagination portrayed in that song does not come true for you. So after 17 months of a global pandemic, the whole world is coming together to imagine living without God.
Former intelligence officer: Pentagon has “compelling” 23-minute video of UFOs moving in strange patterns
The U.S. Pentagon has a 23-minute video that shows UFOs moving in a very strange pattern, one intelligence insider has admitted.
CNN: Segregate Unvaccinated, Make Them Pay For Tests Every Day
“Experts” suggest getting “very aggressive” with those who choose not to get vaccinated…
Opinion: Shark Tank billionaire Mark Cuban shilling for dirty vaccine industry by bribing NFL player with Pfizer stock to promote Covid jabs
..For healthy people, the blood-clotting, heart inflaming Covid vaccines are much more of a risk of death than Covid-19 or any of its variants. That’s why it’s a criminal act to coerce people into taking them, and it’s an act of terror because those dirty vaccines are killing thousands of people and injuring hundreds of thousands, for no scientifically-backed good reason.
Taco Bell, Starbucks warn of product shortages due to “covid”
Trouble is brewing in fast-food paradise as junk chains Starbucks and Taco Bell warn customers that they are running out of food and beverages, allegedly due to the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19).
Russia staged a communist plandemic back in 1979 similar to “covid”
It was the year 1979 when a mysterious pneumonia disease started spreading throughout the Russian Urals city of Yekaterinburg, ushering in a localized medical police state much like the one that is now being birthed on a global scale via the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19).
Forecasters Monitor Tropical Disturbance Off Florida’s Southeast Coast
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is tracking an area of disturbance off the east coast of Florida and Georgia that could develop into a tropical system within the next 48 hours.
Spike in coronavirus vaccine-related death reports caused by “a mistake,” claims CDC, as they delete thousands from their database
“The new figure means CDC has now received more reports of deaths following [COVID-19] vaccination than all other vaccines combined in the 30-year history of vaccines,” investigative journalist Alex Berenson, first to report the increased cases, said on Twitter. “We don’t know at this point why the number of death reports in the system doubled in a week. Probably the answer is not a new surge in deaths, but older deaths being added to the system. But given VAERS’s importance as a monitoring mechanism, CDC must explain quickly,” he added.
Protests Erupt In Italy After New “Health Passports” Revealed
Thousands of people flooded the streets of Turin, a city located in northern Italy, Thursday evening to protest harsh government restrictions for unvaccinated citizens, dubbed the “green pass.”
New World Order Denied By Jacob Rothschild
New World Order and the Federal Reserve were brought up to Jacob Rothschild (aka Lord Jacob Rothschild) and quickly dismissed. Jacob Rothschild was confronted on the street by Luke of “We Are Change.” Jacob Rothschild answers questions regarding New World Order not with words, but with actions and facial expressions. Words only say so much; you can tell this Rothschild is lying.
Source: 25 Jul 2021 – Rapture Ready
|Health expert says Vaccine mandates will be likely following full FDA approvalPosted: 24 Jul 2021 08:13 PM PDTAs the Biden administration struggles to convince unvaccinated Americans to voluntarily take widely available COVID-19 vaccines in the face of rising infections and hospitalizations, one health expert believes vaccines could likely become mandated by businesses and government agencies once they receive full approval from the Food and Drug Administration.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 56% of the U.S. population has received a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.Continue reading Health expert says Vaccine mandates will be likely following full FDA approval at End Time Headlines.|
|Grocery chain CEO warns grocery prices could rise 10 to 14 percent by OctoberPosted: 24 Jul 2021 05:25 PM PDT(OPINION) – American families are already struggling amid mounting price inflation that’s eating away at their budgets, with higher costs for housing, vehicles, and more. Yet a top CEO is warning that the growing inflation problem facing Americans could get much worse in the coming months.The latest June data already show price inflation at a 13-year high, with prices having risen 5.4 percent year-over-year. Proponents of the big-government policies driving much of this increase insist the uptick in prices is only temporary.Continue reading Grocery chain CEO warns grocery prices could rise 10 to 14 percent by October at End Time Headlines.|
|Cleveland Indians changes name to “Cleveland Guardians” to appeal to the “Politically Correct”Posted: 24 Jul 2021 05:19 PM PDTThe Cleveland Indians — as they’ve been known — is a thing of the past. One year after the Washington Redskins dropped the controversial moniker from its name, rebranding itself the “Washington Football Team,” the Cleveland baseball team has followed suit.The newly minted Cleveland Guardians announced its name change Friday with a video narrated by actor Tom Hanks. In a statement, team owner Paul Dolan said he is “excited to usher in the next era of the deep history of baseball in Cleveland.”“Cleveland has and always will be the most important part of our identity,” he said.Continue reading Cleveland Indians changes name to “Cleveland Guardians” to appeal to the “Politically Correct” at End Time Headlines.|
|Deadly heat wave continues to rip through the Pacific Northwest endangering countless animals in its pathPosted: 24 Jul 2021 12:46 PM PDTRecord heatwaves have scorched the Pacific Northwest in recent weeks, prompting raging fires and devastating droughts across the region. Extreme weather has been blamed for the deaths of hundreds of people. But the toll among the region’s animals has been far greater, with the shifting climate threatening to permanently alter the area’s biodiversity.Conservationists and scientists say the changes have been coming for years: Rising temperatures have coincided with drier conditions in parts of the Pacific Northwest, shaping the ways habitats interact with organisms.Continue reading Deadly heat wave continues to rip through the Pacific Northwest endangering countless animals in its path at End Time Headlines.|
|“Doomsday Plane” makes a highly unusual visit to secretive Tonopah test range airportPosted: 24 Jul 2021 12:29 PM PDTIn a highly unusual move, one of the U.S. Air Force’s E-4B Nightwatch aircraft, also known as National Airborne Operations Centers, or NAOCs, touched down today at Tonopah Test Range Airport (TTR), one of the most famous secretive aircraft operating locations in the United States, only surpassed by nearby Area 51.What might have triggered this highly unusual visit is puzzling, to say the least, but it seems it could (me must stress could)have been related to a possible visit to the facility by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J.Continue reading “Doomsday Plane” makes a highly unusual visit to secretive Tonopah test range airport at End Time Headlines.|
|St. Louis reinstates mask mandate and more cities may soon followPosted: 24 Jul 2021 12:19 PM PDTFaced with a rising tide of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, St. Louis and St. Louis County leaders announced Friday that they will reinstate a mask requirement, for vaccinated and unvaccinated residents alike.It is one of a few regions in the country to mandate masks again. “We’ve lost more than 500 St. Louisans to COVID-19, and if our region doesn’t work together to protect one another, we could see spikes that overwhelm our hospital and public health systems,” St.Continue reading St. Louis reinstates mask mandate and more cities may soon follow at End Time Headlines.|
Senator Ron Johnson criticized what he described as a “cabal between social media, mainstream media, and our federal health agencies and big government” that is covering up the truth about COVID-19, everything from the effectiveness of early treatments to gain-of-function research. He disclosed that, based on information from Israel on Wednesday morning, “New cases of COVID in Israel are about 84% with vaccinated individuals.” -G Edward Griffin
On Saturday, KTTV-TV reporter Bill Melugin tweeted video that was captured by Fox’s drone team down in the Rio Grande Valley, where the border crisis has been felt most acutely. In it, a busload of migrants can be seen getting dropped off by the Border Patrol to get tickets elsewhere.
Melugin wrote the illegal immigrants were “given bus tickets to travel out of town after they are processed & released from custody” with notices to appear for a later court date.
NEW: Our FOX drone team in the Rio Grande Valley shot this video of Border Patrol dropping off bus loads of migrants at McAllen Central Bus Station where they are given bus tickets to travel out of town after they are processed & released from custody w/ NTA’s. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/xbsvrRKwid
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 24, 2021
“Our team says they’ve seen at least 4 bus loads of migrants being dropped off today,” he added. “[The New York Post] reports that buses at McAllen station can’t keep up with demand because there are so many migrants coming in, and locals have to wait 2 days to get a bus ticket.”
Our team says they’ve seen at least 4 bus loads of migrants being dropped off today. NYP reports that buses at McAllen station can’t keep up with demand because there are so many migrants coming in, and locals have to wait 2 days to get a bus ticket. https://t.co/NZlHjUfZhI
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 24, 2021
The Post report, published Thursday, indicated buses leaving McAllen’s Central Station have been “full of illegal immigrants released into the US by overwhelmed Border Patrol agents.”
“Since the crisis erupted following President Biden’s election, the four bus companies that operate out of the Central Station bus terminal in McAllen, Texas, have added as many as six daily routes, totaling 250 seats — but it’s still not enough, City Manager Roy Rodriguez said,” the Post reported.
“We don’t have enough private bus seats to get everyone out,” he told the newspaper.
“All seats are already purchased for tomorrow,” he added during the Wednesday interview.
“So, if somebody wants to buy a bus fare to head north, they have to wait two days.”
Greyhound Lines, which is one of the four bus companies that provide service to McAllen and is the largest bus company in the U.S., confirmed to the Post that there had been a sharp rise in demand and that “some of the increase can be attributed to migrant travel.”
The bus company added it had received no federal help to expand operations to the border but that it “would welcome assistance from the government as we continue to work diligently to provide travel support to migrant families.
“While it is not Greyhound’s responsibility to specifically transport migrants, Greyhound strives to treat all passengers with dignity,” the company stated.
The bus companies have a lot of work to do. As the Post noted, 260,000 migrants have been stopped in the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector since Feb. 1, making it the busiest in the nation. Almost half of those were in family units.
Once they’re caught, they’re processed, sent to a COVID testing facility across from the bus station, put in a center run by Catholic Charities, and then given travel arrangements further into the United States.
On average, the center sees 7,000 migrants a week; half go to their destination by bus and another half by plane.
They’re supposed to appear in court, but that’s not always what ends up happening.
“Although migrants are supposed to be released from custody with a manila envelope containing instructions on when and where they’re supposed to appear in federal immigration court, the Department of Homeland Security acknowledged earlier this year that doesn’t always happen,” the Post noted.
The DHS acknowledged that was the case as early as March, just as months of record illegal immigration began being recorded. While the extent of the DHS letting illegal immigrants board buses to the interior of America without notices to appear isn’t known, one imagines it could be a bit higher now.
And when will the floodwaters crest? No one from the administration seems able to tell us. During his first news conference in office, President Joe Biden tried to pawn it off as seasonal migratory patterns. Since the Central American desert was scorching during the summer, Biden claimed, there was a surge of illegal immigrants arriving during the winter months.
Now it’s summer and June was another record-breaking month, with 188,829 illegal immigrants encountered by the Border Patrol.
Apparently, there’s something happening now that makes illegal immigration attractive enough to cross the scorching desert. I can’t imagine what it might be, but perhaps the fact only 33,049 were caught in June of 2020 — back when Donald Trump was president — might provide some kind of clue. Maybe the person in the Oval Office has something to do with it?
There are bigger problems than a bus station so choked with illegal aliens that they can’t get buses for days on end. However, it’s a microcosm of the wider problem that’s come home to roost — and one which the Democratic Party doesn’t think is that much of a concern. We may see a border crisis, but they see future Democrat voters.
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The partnerships reveal how Big Tech and religion are converging far beyond simply moving services to the internet. Facebook is shaping the future of religious experience itself, as it has done for political and social life.
The company’s effort to court faith groups comes as it is trying to repair its image among Americans who have lost confidence in the platform, especially on issues of privacy. Facebook has faced scrutiny for its role in the country’s growing disinformation crisis and breakdown of societal trust, especially around politics, and regulators have grown concerned about its outsize power.
Consider for a moment; a priest offers to hear you confession – in virtual space via Facebook. With all that is known about Facebook’s history of spying and misconduct,…why on Earth would you expose such personal and privileged info in that way? Would you converse with a criminal attorney about your case in such a manner?
Anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine passport protests erupted across Europe on Saturday, according to media photos and videos.
Thousands upon thousands of demonstrators were seen in London, Dublin, Paris, Rome, Athens, and other cities across Europe, according to footage and news reports.
The demonstrations in France appeared to be the tensest, with riot police firing tear gas as clashes erupted in central Paris.
Police sought to push back demonstrators near the capital’s Gare Saint-Lazare railway station after protesters had knocked over a police motorbike ridden by two officers, news footage showed. Scuffles between police and demonstrators also broke out the Champs-Elysees thoroughfare, where teargas was fired and traffic was halted, it showed.
France’s Interior Ministry said that about 160,000 people partook in the protests on Saturday—sharply up from 114,000 a week before that, reported Reuters.
The reason for the protest, in part, was due to pending legislation in France’s Parliament that would set up a vaccine passport system as well as a vaccination mandate for all healthcare workers. The passport bill would force people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result to enter restaurants and other public areas—which critics have described as needlessly draconian.
Protesters railed against the proposed bill, saying, “no to shameful pass” while denigrating French President Emmanuel Macron as a “tyrant.”
“We need to wait a little bit before the French people can decide … I think a part of France is always going to be unwilling and that blackmail and threats won’t work,” protester Ayoub Bouglia, an engineer, told The Associated Press for why he’s demonstrating.
Thousands of Italian demonstrators gathered in Rome, Naples, Verona, and Milan on Saturday, according to videos and photos published online.
In Verona, thousands chanted, “No Green Pass,” referring to Italy’s government decision to implement a vaccine-passport-like system for people to enter local fairs, stadiums, theaters, and other gathering areas.
Also on Saturday, demonstrators in Dublin, Ireland, emphatically called on the government to rescind lockdown and mask measures.
Some 4,000 people, meanwhile, appeared outside of the Greek parliament in central Athens to protest against mandatory vaccinations, DW and other news agencies reported. Greek authorities used tear gas on some protesters.
Reuters contributed to this report.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this week that its PCR test has failed its full review and will have its Emergency Use Authorization revoked.
The Innova SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Qualitative Test, the CDC’s benchmark COVID diagnostic testing system, will be withdrawn for Emergency Use by the end of 2021 due to an inordinate frequency of false positive and negative results.
“The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death,” the FDA stated on its website.
“Labeling distributed with certain configurations of the test includes performance claims that did not accurately reflect the performance estimates observed during the clinical studies of the tests. The performance characteristics of the test have not been adequately established, presenting a risk of false results.”
The FDA goes on to explain the risks associated with false positives and negatives:
False-negative results may lead to delayed diagnosis or inappropriate treatment of SARS-CoV-2, which may cause patient harm including serious illness and death. False-negative results can also lead to further spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including when presumed negative patients are grouped into cohorts in health care, long-term care, and other facilities based on false test results.
False-positive results could lead to a delay in the correct diagnosis and the initiation of an appropriate treatment for the actual cause of patient illness, which could be another life-threatening disease that is not SARS-CoV-2. False-positive results could also lead to further spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus when presumed positive patients are grouped into cohorts based on false test results.
In April, the Innova Medical Group sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter to all affected device users.
“Do not use these tests to screen for or diagnose COVID-19,” the letter states.
“Either destroy the tests by placing them in the trash or return the tests using the FedEx return label that was included with the letter Innova sent to its customers.”
The CDC released a statement in response to the FDA’s recall, urging clinics to abandon the PCR test in favor of an “FDA-authorized” alternative.
“After December 31, 2021, CDC will withdraw the request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel, the assay first introduced in February 2020 for detection of SARS-CoV-2 only,” the CDC website states.
“CDC is providing this advance notice for clinical laboratories to have adequate time to select and implement one of the many FDA-authorized alternatives.”
The PCR test, known as the bedrock of COVID diagnostic testing across the world, has been exposed as just another scam in the ongoing COVID hoax, but you can bet the mainstream media will ignore this extremely important development.
As President Joe Biden completed 100 days in office, the country was optimistic about the coming year, but now, just after hitting the six-month mark, Americans’ optimism about the direction of the country has plummeted nearly 20 points, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott criticizes President Biden and Democrats for misconstruing the meaning behind Texas’ voting reform bill. #FoxNews
*Note — This article details current historical research into COVID-19’s origins, as part of the D.R.A.S.T.I.C. team of scientists, journalists & researchers. Recent news: D.R.A.S.T.I.C.’s research forms a large portion of the basis for investigations begun by the US Senate, House & National Institutes of Health. Recent appearances and/or discussion on 60 Minutes, The Joe Rogan Exp., Fox News, JRE [again], Bill Maher, & CNN.
All references for this and other articles are compiled under my research project The Arc of Inquiry Bends Towards Enlightenment. The files include my statistical analysis of the impact of censorship on the search for the origin of SARS-CoV-2.
More than 100K pages of FOIA documents referenced here have been condensed into 173 pages of the most relevant selections in my appendix Prometheus Shrugged. It was here, last February, that the role of Dr. Fauci in ongoing academic censorship of COVID’s origin was first exposed. A chronological narrative of the events described throughout my research will included in a forthcoming volume of DRASTIC’s set of published collections of evidence.
The philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once wrote that truth goes through 3 stages:
1st, it is ridiculed; 2nd, it is violently opposed; and 3rd, it is accepted as being self-evident
Guess what’s next for us?
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? – Who Watches the Watchers?
Six months ago, I began my first article on scientific censorship during COVID-19 by introducing Dr. Fauci as a surprise character that had emerged unexpectedly while digging through what was then 83,000 FOIA emails, published by US Right-to-Know over the course of the last year:
[see files related to Ralph Baric, Linda Saif, Rita Colwell, Colorado State/Rocky Mountain National Laboratory & the NCBI; other FOIA releases from Judicial Watch, Buzzfeed & the Washington Post include NIH funding of the WIV & Dr. Fauci’s emails]
I’ve been trying for quite some time to get people to understand the full scope of the Dr. Fauci ‘situation,’ but it’s clear that segments of our national leadership are preventing an honest and open inquiry into his actions because they fear the backlash/collateral damage that will result from the tarnishing of their sacred cow. It’s time Americans were told the truth – that the grant money sent to the Wuhan Institute of Virology [WIV] is merely a footnote in this narrative. After all, Dr. Fauci controls nearly $4 billion of annual grant funding for the NIAID, the institute within the NIH he has directed since 1984; over 37 years, more than 50,000 research projects have been supported with more than $50 billion [conservatively] of taxpayer funds have been doled out to them.
It’s reasonable to hold him accountable for the results of his organization’s efforts, but the direct funding received by the WIV for Gain-of-Function (GOF) research represents only a tiny fraction of Fauci’s involvement in enabling risky research – the 2017 repeal of the GOF ban was decided without the consultation of the Trump administration, even though news coverage during the pandemic blamed him for the decision. Neither Fauci nor his boss Francis Collins [the NIH director] bothered to clarify the record, which looks especially disgusting in the wake of persistent rejections of Senator Rand Paul’s assertions [with accompanying evidence] that the NIH ever financially supported such research:
First, do no harm … to Fauci’s Legacy
It’s important to plainly state that I’m aware of the intense politicization of virtually every aspect of the pandemic and the pandemic response. Since many readers may not be aware, I’ll point out that my specific motivation for building a COVID-19 website and speaking to a broader audience about the various facets of the pandemic was to offer unfiltered information to counter the disgusting polarization I observed:
I felt obligated to re-iterate my stance, but the nature and importance of the situation can’t be ignored any longer, because Congress is now actively engaged in investigating the pandemic’s origins, and we must confront the truth if we are to gain meaningful insight that can help us prepare for future crises. There is no level of partisanship that justifies ignoring a tragedy of this magnitude.
“Everything rises and falls on leadership” – John Maxwell
It’s hard to place a dollar value on the impact of Fauci’s leadership decisions upon almost all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why it’s not difficult to understand the willingness of some to avoid a legitimate inquiry into the issue altogether. After all, he sits at the nexus of –
A) the NIH’s role in supporting the research & development of mRNA technology and new antiviral drugs like Remdesivir, and the resulting conflicts of interest that the NIH continues to ignore
B) His role in pushing those NIH-sponsored inventions; specifically, advocating for Remdesivir on the basis of weak evidence while rejecting legitimate investigations into generic alternatives with no less statistical support, as well as…
C) …His role in obfuscating concerning data and censoring public debate over the risk/benefit evidence emerging about COVID-19 vaccines. Had Fauci been bluntly honest about the unknowns involving the new technology throughout the pandemic, Americans would still largely have assumed the risk – at least, assuming that antibody dependent enhancement [ADE] was not a likely outcome. Oops.
D) His evolving stances on masking, lockdowns, school closures and other non-pharmaceutical interventions [NPI], largely the result of growing public awareness that those decisions have consistently been based upon reducing the accountability of cowardly officials, not the best interest of their constituents [Note: this is a conclusion from my research focus last year, that I will return to once the origin issue allows me to do so].
E) His refusal to address the blatant censorship of vaccine side-effect data; it takes a disturbing level of cynicism to witness the large-scale skepticism and uncertainty that has resulted from such censorship and then vilify those willing to speak up – and blaming them for any future vaccine breakout when one of the most likely causes would be ADE. ADE with SARS-CoV-2 would most likely result from the specific targeting of the MRNA vaccines, not vaccine hesitancy [in the absence of a simultaneous global administration of the jabs – which was never feasible under the geopolitical and temporal constraints of the pandemic.
Each of those factors has contributed to the fading perception of Fauci as ‘America’s Doctor, but each has also become a divisive litmus test for which the evidence for and against is hotly debated. My purpose here is not to offer judgment on those issues; rather, I want to highlight the fact that Dr. Fauci’s legacy includes elements far beyond the scope of my research – and the context of those debates is directly relevant for the proper framing of the failures illuminated here. The same hubris and gaslighting in defense of ‘Science’ has plagued everything.
My disgust doesn’t stem from casual reflection & an exaggeration of weak assertions to fan partisan flames. It stems from my analysis of 100K pages of FOIA documents, 1,000+ research articles reviewed, and my own published analysis of the the impact of Fauci’s censorship, which was the 1st of its kind:
My approach was external to science – from the perspective of an historian seeking to understand the ‘why’ behind the further collapse of trust in our institutions during the pandemic. My conclusions were formed over six months of investigation, and focused on the realization that one of the worst developments of the pandemic is the evaporation of public trust in scientists [see Edifice Wrecks]. I’ve never sought to inflame conspiracies or ignore evidence in support of zoonosis, but I’ve personally entered into discussions with a half-dozen of the scientists highlighted below, and none of them ever addressed the emerging evidence that, under normal circumstances, would’ve been part of the open debate that Fauci pretends already took place.
Every additional moment spent in denial and suppression just adds fuel to the coming backlash, and thus far discussions have ignored what I believe is the largest and most consequential elephant in the room:
F) Fauci quietly but directly ensured that scientific censorship was implemented, in large measure, to prevent public awareness of the extent of his role in GOF research and the controversies surrounding it. The evidence proves that, at the start of the pandemic, Dr. Fauci and many leading scientists moved to protect themselves – not us, who weren’t yet aware of the potential calamity at our doorstep. Fauci LED the efforts to obstruct research into COVID’s origins, colluding with the President’s Science Advisor Kelvin Dreogemeier and Wellcome Trust head Jeremy Farrar, to proactively undermine consideration of the evidence that directly tied their global research initiatives to the lab at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To date, all of their efforts have been focused on preventing disclosure of embarrassing connections – not preventing another novel pathogen from sparking a global pandemic; to prevent future scrutiny, not future tragedy.
Scientists, if you’re struggling to understand the distinction between degrees of commitment to truth, I offer the example of Thích Quảng Đức, pictured here protesting the corrupt S. Vietnam regime in a prologue of the Vietnam War:
You see, the message for scientists who believe that a threat is existential is that words gain true meaning when they are supported by the actions & sacrifices of the speaker. What message are we supposed to derive from the COVID-19 pandemic?
I’d recommend pausing for reflection – on the image above, specifically – because what the world is beginning to see is that the scientific establishment made a mockery of the trust it had been given. The world’s leading experts in virology and public health called attention to a threat by setting the world on fire, rather than themselves – and then blaming us for being too simple to believe their noble lie.
The baseline assumption of the public at large has been that Dr. Fauci has earned the benefit of the doubt thanks to his five decades of public service and consistency in defending establishment science – the admiration of which has risen nearly to cult worship in recent decades. The cognitive dissonance between appearance and reality have created a situation where trust in ‘science’ has reached its sacred peak at the exact moment when such trust is least deserved.
At the center of this incestuous arrogance is Dr. Anthony Fauci, the recipient of unquestioned adulation by those in the political sphere who have spent more than a century arguing that a Platonic ‘philosopher-king’ ideal must be forced upon intellectually vacuous masses whom, left to their own devices, would inevitably self-immolate.
Scientists reached new heights in the ivory tower when they warned us that man’s evil nature had left previous generations protected only by the horrific death equation of Mutually Assured Destruction. Setting aside the obvious complicity of scientists in the creation of nuclear weapons, trusting science over many decades has simply led to a new formulation of that Faustian bargain – Mutually Assured Corruption.
A Study in Scarlet
Before heading down the long and winding road, it’s important to explain what zoonosis is and why Fauci’s denial of basic facts simply kicks the accountability can down the road. Should we really be surprised that Dr. Fauci is ‘confused’ by the definition of “Gain if Function?” After all, not that long ago, he also ridiculed the idea that the virus could’ve come from a lab before finally admitting that it was a statistical possibility.
Zoonosis in the context of viral emergence doesn’t mean a virus originally sprung from nature – all viruses do. It means that the jump from animals to humans happened in the wild, as the result of a fortuitous combination of mutations that allow a virus to survive the switch. If human intervention artificially encouraged the process of adaptation by experimentation, or simply by virtue of bringing a virus to a lab and increasing the odds of such exposure, then the origin of a viral pandemic is a lab.
What’s sickening about his tortured twisting of language is that Fauci knows this better than almost anyone; thus his lies aren’t borne of ignorance. What he’s done is use his scientific gravitas to pretend that observers’ understanding of literal definitions is flawed because we are too ignorant to appreciate the complexity of the issues. The truth, however, is that our generation’s most prominent infectious disease expert is gaslighting the citizens of the country he swore an oath to protect [one could also use the term epistemic injustice].
We begin this story on 1/31/2020, on the eve of a 4-day stretch that seemingly made true believers out of serious skeptics:
*[Note – I’ve published this article, but I’m still adding in pictures and links]
The brief exchange above was a precursor to a conference call the next day [2/1/20], organized by Jeremy Farrar & Dr. Fauci for the explicit purpose of addressing the swirling rumors that had emerged following the publication of an Indian pre-print that alleged the discovery of inserts identical to sequence segments within the HIV genome
As far as sparking the intense reaction, the proof is in the pudding – between the various collections of FOIA emails, the Indian paper and Zero Hedge commentary are explicitly mentioned. The purpose of this meeting was to address several aspects of the SARS-CoV-2 genome that pointed towards an artificial origin, by means of generating adaptive changes through passaging and/or direct manipulation of the genome. Immediately afterwards, Baric’s 2015 paper was investigated and shared amongst Fauci, his assistant Hugh Auchincloss, and others.
There’s no reason to discuss the meeting’s purpose as a hypothetical – the Indian paper proposed a possible method of tweaking, and the Sirotkins’ paper & Adrian Bond’s arguments, as later magnified via Zero Hedge, discussed the general outline of how the WIV would’ve approached it, based on published experiments. The assembled experts on the conference call knew this, and they also knew [by 2/1, anyway], that Baric’s chimaera and the methods within that paper needed to be compared and considered to determine what to do next. I took it as quite likely that the reference to ‘backbone’ directly stems from that paper.
In retrospect, it makes sense for there to be questions about the lovechild from that 2015 experiment, because the full sequence wasn’t added to the article’s supplementary files
until May 22, 2020– 3 months after that conference call. Given that the experiments immediately triggered renewed debate about gain-of-function [GOF] research, less than a year after the GOF ban began, pretending that repeated corrections [in this case, relatively minor sequence segments] are acceptable for the world’s leading coronavirologist publishing a landmark paper in the world’s most prestigious journal is stupid.
Also completely obscured is the fact that at least one, and very likely all, of the people on the conference call were aware of the existence of the FCS, since Bill Gallaher had pointed it out on 1/29 and Robert Garry reiterated it [just a day before the conference call]: [Analysis of Wuhan Coronavirus: Deja Vu – SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus / nCoV-2019 Evolutionary History – Virological]. There is some confusion as to whether or not Garry actually made it onto the call, given a comment just prior, but further emails show that Garry’s input nonetheless was received by 2/2.
-2/2 was also the day that Marion Koopmans mentioned a “backbone” and an “insert.”
Thus, just like Zheng-Li Shi, the Proximals [the five editors of The Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2, plus their running mates in the virological community] already knew about the existence of the FCS, certainly by the end of the conference call. If not, then they lied later about ‘nothing emerging to change their mind about the possibility of engineering.’ Then, they said nothing for two weeks and let Etienne Decroly & co. break the news. That’s pretty shitty, since the first notions of asymptomatic spread were also arising,
and the implications for many scientific disciplines, diplomatic interactions and public health interventions are profound.
It’s even worse when you consider that 18 months later, they still can’t explain it – the Proximals refuse to respond to the fact that the FCS doesn’t exist within the sarbecovirus sub-genus that SARS-CoV-2 falls under. This is a problem, because members of the sub-genus are too distinct to recombine with the varieties of SARS-like viruses from other branches that do contain the FCS.
In sum, having gone through now 100K pages of FOIA emails and all 600+ articles on my origin-only reference list, I’d be comfortable testifying that:
1) The Proximals were gathered by Farrar & Fauci explicitly to compare emerging arguments with what was known of Baric’s work, the spectrum of experiments conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology [WIV]
2) Whatever specifics they covered that were pulled from the Indian paper & Zero Hedge included elements from Baric’s experiments with SHC014[?]
3) They were nervous about the claims within the Indian paper [even if not tied to HIV per se] even though it had already been pulled – it struck a nerve
4) They were concerned that unrestrained interest would lead back to them directly
5) They were concerned about transgenic mice [header for 1 discussion], the ZH article, the Indian retraction, a backbone, an insert, Baric/Shi’s SHC014 love child, and preventing further inquiries into all of them.
6) They almost certainly also knew about the FCS on 2/1, but Garry might never have made it to the conference call, per the emails, so it’s possible that [if no one saw the virological posting] this news had to wait until 2/3, when the Proximals were summoned again.
7) Based on continuing conversations, the decision to censor might not have been formally made until 2/3.
Public alarm? Lol, that’s not the emotion they’re afraid of.
Why? Because the part that everyone is mostly missing is the far more important aspect of the Baric emails that got lost in their 83K pages. The big news last fall was that Daszak et all conspired to shape the narrative. 3 months later, I found and pointed out that the biggest nugget had been missed. Sadly, It mostly stayed that way even after the Fauci emails, despite my efforts.
The Proximals’ 2/4 collusion efforts were spawned by the 2/3 OSTP meeting, of which the stated purpose was to combat ‘misinformation.’ There were obviously still concerns amongst the 2/4 crowd, but they intentionally suppressed them for the OSTP letter. This wasn’t their own secret plan – Kelvin Droegemeier, the recipient of said letter, was a speaker at the meeting on 2/3, so they weren’t obfuscating for him, or Fauci, or the NASEM presidents in whose name the letter was being written.
That was a quick turnaround – this letter was emailed the morning of 2/3, and the meeting it called for took place that afternoon [I’ve added in pictures of the speakers/participants]:
Note) NIAID Director Dr. Fauci coordinated this meeting with Kelvin Droegemeier, the Presidential Science Advisor, and included WMD/PPP expert Chris Hassell & the National Academies’ policy director Alexander Pope.
The meeting’s purpose:
The outcome: This group slapped the table on what the narrative was going to be – not what the science indicated. They hid their conflicts of interest from the NSTC & the President; most still continue to fight tooth and nail to suppress that information. This esteemed group of virologists expended more effort and publications in advancing their cover-up than leading the charge against the exploding pandemic, until at least the summer of 2020.
The biggest picture-the 2/1 attendees included:
1) The world’s largest public (Fauci) and private (Farrar) grant money distributors, whom organized the call; Farrar is also an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine
2) seemingly no GOF opponents
3) Nearly all of the major scientists with conflicts of interest (COI) related to the WIV who later published zoonosis materials
4) Francis Ross but no other HHS, DHS, Ex. branch officials
5) Ron Fouchier, famous for his Spanish Flu concoction
The 2/3 meeting that decided to censor included:
1) The policy head of the NASEM academies that controlled fellowship conferral & published Science
2) Heads of most of the most prestigious virology labs on the planet
3) The president’s science advisor/OSTP head
4) The HHS science advisor/PPP authority
5) A mandate to control the narrative
Therefore, the signal was sent to all scientists that pursuing the lab origins angle meant career death (no academy membership), no funding (via Fauci or Ross or Farrar), no publication in the big 4 journals during the historic pandemic (NEJM, Science, The Lancet & Nature [by virtue of their publishing of the tone-setting pieces]), no executive patronage for things like generic drugs, etc.
The disparity between peer-reviewed articles and everything else is stark:
If sorted chronologically, the impact from February to May of 2020 is even clearer.
It’s disgusting, and the extension of that censorship to all Americans just ices the cake.
I’ve pondered the contents of the emails that were redacted before release, but I can’t imagine what could possibly be redacted that is worth protecting. The West didn’t make COVID-19, even if they taught the Chinese how to do major aspects of it. But, these people did decide to lie from the start, and then continued to do so after it exploded from 40 deaths to 4 million. It means that they refuse to call a spade a spade even now, and the prospect of China getting off scot-free as a direct result is horrifying. The protection of Fauci is a mid-term election decision only, and that means the goal is to drag this out until the electoral damage can be mitigated. Anything that clarifies this to the public negates being worthy of redaction.
The recent Congressional appearances by Fauci, however, have shown that he is willing to drag this fight out forever in defense of his legacy, and many politicians are sympathetic to his plight. Thus, it’s clear that better questions are needed to build the proper level of awareness amongst the public to the full implications of Fauci’s concerted effort to prevent that same public discourse he claimed to support in 2012. Below are the questions I would lead with, were I appearing at his future hearings.
10 questions for Fauci:
1) Where did the buck stop? In 2014, who served as the final approval authority for Baric’s pending research, which ultimately allowed it to be grandfathered under the impending GOF ban? Why did the experiment not get forwarded to Chris Hassell’s committee for review?
-why did no one notice that the experiment included the use of humanized mice to increase human pathogenicity, which David Relman had asked Ralph Baric about directly in November of 2014, and which Baric denied any current research interest in that area?
-Coincidentally, it was also the research that Zheng-Li Shi was in North Carolina working with Baric on, and then immediately returned to the Wuhan Institute of Virology and continued in 2016?
2) Holding Dr. Fauci to his word – In 2012, Dr. Fauci called for an open, public debate on the GOF issue, saying that scientists should justify their research to the broader public any time the risks of such research carried a non-negligible probability of an accident that could affect them. Why then, in 2017, did the NIH rescind the GOF pause – without first engaging the public or its constitutionally elected president/representatives?
3) Secrecy – What did Peter Daszak tell Erik Stemmy & Alan Embry “off the record” on 1/8/20? When did they pass on the contents of that discussion to Dr. Fauci?
4) Redactions – When did you first learn of the existence of the furin cleavage site within the genome of SARS-CoV-2 -What were the insert/backbone referred to by Marion Koopmans? Was the insert the FCS? Why were emails with the topic heading “humanized mice” redacted?
5) Silence – Why did Victor Dzau and the other two academy presidents of NASEM ultimately remove the forceful pro-zoonotic statements inserted by Daszak et al from the final version of their public letter to the OSTP? What reservations justified that decision, and why did they not speak out when censorship prevented the doubts of others from being published?
6) Selective Inclusion – Why was Robert Kadlec, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response, not included in any correspondence with Jeremy Farrar or your gathered audience of world-renowned virologists? His deputy is the chair of the PPP oversight panel and he is an expert on C-WMD & biological weapons. The existence of any doubt in the possibility of a zoonotic source [doubts which you harbored] should’ve made his inclusion mandatory.
-instead, you shaped the information provided to those outside the scientific community.
7) Why were you and Francis Collins the only US officials involved in the 2/1 conference call?
8) Subversion – Did you, Collins or Droegemeier alert Matt Pottinger, Robert Redfield, President Trump or any member of the National Security Council to the substance of the 2/1 conference call, or the decision-making over the next 3 days that led to an un-announced censorship of non-natural origin hypothesis for the origin of SARS-CoV-2? Why not?
9) Diverging Narratives – Jeremy Farrar’s experts decided on natural origins of COVID-19 on 3/17? So, Fauci & the Pres. Sci. Adv. lied to us/Trump in the OSTP letter on 2/7? And in ‘Proximal,’ on 2/16? -written by your future dream team? What was the basis of the 2/4 decision to reject a lab-leak origin and produce “Proximal Origin” – if no additional evidence was added to the 2/16 version prior to its 3/17 online appearance in Nature?
Both Fauci & Farrar explained the general make-up and purpose of a ‘group of experts:’
By this point [2/13] 10 days had passed since the ‘Proximals’ & Fauci had held a second conclave, this time with the OSTP director, that was followed directly by a flurry of peer-reviewed letter, articles and ‘collaboration’ [collusion] to smother the scientific community with pro-zoonotic propaganda.
10) Prove it? Which evidence, specifically, led to the ‘Proximals’ reversal from 2/1 to 2/4? The arguments made in the following weeks were pathetically unsubstantiated. If stronger evidence exists, why wouldn’t it have been shown.
The answer, of course, is that the driving force behind the shift had nothing to do with the quality or quantity of the supporting evidence.
Paved by Good Intentions
The only proper action for Dr. Fauci to take at this point is to resign immediately, and apologizing for prioritizing the suppression of embarrassing & extensive conflicts of interest, double standards and political decisions masked as sound policy. Ideally, such a statement would include a call for the retraction of Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2, the most-read [and potentially most impactful] scientific propaganda published in at least a generation. Each of its 5 authors intentionally framed the COVID origin debate around ‘evidence’ and ‘facts’ that they couldn’t prove, and a finality of their conclusions that the known facts couldn’t justify.
These actions are independent of the ultimate answer to the origin question, because the failures of leadership I’ve described are ethically and morally indefensible, regardless of China’s guilt or innocence in the sparking of the pandemic. Any remaining shreds of credibility left in the public’s perception of scientists must be salvaged by new leaders who are willing to do what needs to be done to clean the Augean Stables.
Sufficient evidence already exists for Congress to do the right thing moving forward. Given the enormity of the failures, and of the efforts to hide, censor and destroy the credibility of anyone who spoke out against lockdowns, vaccines, masks, generic drugs, mRNA efficacy vs. risks, and the curtailment of numerous constitutional/human rights in the last 18 months, it will take historic leadership to honestly converse with a righteously indignant citizenry [in the US and everywhere else]. We must accept that our current representatives have proven manifestly unqualified to assume such leadership – in the last 6 months, censorship has been expanding, not receding.
The COVID-19 pandemic has manifestly proven that there is no lie so ‘noble’ that it overrides the rights and wisdom of a free and informed public. That doesn’t mean that the public will inherently do better.
It’s just acknowledging the inescapable conclusion – that we can’t possibly do worse.
C. H. Rixey
Epilogue: Alan Moore’s prophetic vision, from a generation ago
Update (19115ET): Anti-lockdown protests kicked into high gear around the globe on Saturday, including irate Irish protesters:
And incensed Italians, where the country has restricted public access to restaurants and museums to the unvaccinated.
This is what it looked like today in Australia, Milan, London, and France.
Protests were worldwide today as many are fed up with elites whittling away their freedoms under the guise of COVID.
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Thousands of anti-lockdown demonstrators took to the streets of Sydney and other Australian towns on Saturday to protest new lockdown measures amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in the country.
Dozens were arrested and charged after crowds broke through barriers and clashed with officers, hurling bottles and anything they could get their hands on.
The unmasked protesters marched from Sydney’s Victoria Park to Town Hall. News.com.au estimates 15,000 people took part in the march. Many chanted anti-lockdown slogans and held signs calling for “freedom” and “the truth.”
Footage on social media shows thousands of demonstrators marching through Sydney’s downtown area.
There was a significant police presence, including mounted police and riot control officers in response to what authorities said was an “unauthorized protest.”
The demonstrators defied restrictions on non-essential travel and mass public gatherings that could be extended through October.
The Greater Sydney area has been locked down for a month as infections rise.
Protesters were also seen in Melbourne and Adelaide.
There’s discontent with Australians being forced into lockdowns again as an outbreak of the delta variant began last month.
Protests are not limited to Australia. New COVID rules have been implemented across Europe as Delta infections flare-up, which demonstrators in France and Greece recently took to the streets. The UK has even triggered widespread panic through a new app that notified tens of thousands of people they must quarantine for ten days because of possible exposure.
Multiple US cities are now requiring people to wear masks indoors amid surging cases.
Police clash with protesters after thousands march against mandatory COVID-19 vaccines in Athens