I originally started this post back in 2014, prompted by what I perceived as an onslaught of skull imagery whenever I would venture out shopping. It was becoming so prevalent that it made me wonder, is death actually being marketed? An insane idea of course, but the proliferation of confounding skull imagery, increasingly aimed at children and teen girls, seemed very suspicious to me. Walk into the clothing section of any department store and skulls are the thing, complete with tribal swirls, swords and flames for the boys and pink bows, roses and hearts for the girls. These designs are often paired with bewildering messages like “peace,” “love” and “girls rock.”
A week or so passed then a co-worker came to work wearing a t-shirt of the Grim Reaper (or other similarly clad, spectral skeleton sporting a black hood and sickle). Behind the Reaper was the full moon and emanating from his outstretched hand, a green, ghostly skull with the “all seeing eye” enclosed within a pyramid on its forehead. Ok. Was this some metal band’s concert shirt? No. Did they screen-print a few dozen of these and pass them out at the local Masonic lodge? No. I later found the exact same t-shirt at, you guessed it, Walmart. $7.99.
Before you take me for one of these paranoid Christians though- the kind who obsess about back-masked Satanic messages secretly lurking between the vinyl grooves of a Led Zeppelin album, consider this: skulls have always been cool and death has always been fascinating to mankind, but never before has the notion of death been so warm and inviting, so generic, so accessible. In other words, this is more than just the latest fashion trend. There is something more sinister at work here and it extends far beyond clothing. No longer are skulls (with optional crossbones) reserved for just rebels, rockers, bikers and… pirates, images of death are now for mass-consumption. We are being primed, so get used to it.
It is a classic programming technique to pair peaceful imagery with disturbing imagery. Death is not puncture wounds, spilling blood and rotting corpses, instead it is cute, pink skulls with hearts for eyes. If we can accept that it is indeed a form of mind-control at work here, then what is the message and who is planting it in our collective subconscious? Aside from the occasional Zen master, fear of death is a healthy thing, so who would want to condition us to believe otherwise? To what purpose? The fear of death is what impels human beings to survive and to procreate. If someone were to work at this deeply rooted instinct, one might be able to convince another to lie down in the face of death and to accept their fate. Furthermore, if the wages of sin are death, but we can make death seem more appealing, then we can stimulate more sinful behavior. If death is not seen as a consequence of sin, but rather just a trippy experience, a warm and fuzzy transcendental passage, then why worry? Not only are our programmers seeking to strip away our resistance, they are working to corrode our moral integrity. So why finish this post now, after a year? Because the threat has not gone away. Because my eyes have been opened. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, my perception has been fine-tuned to see these subtle messages, whereas before they went unnoticed.
Perhaps all of this wouldn’t be so troubling if it were not for the very real manifestations of this corruption. The culture of death is being adopted at an alarming rate and the messages are not so subtle anymore. Our eyes and our souls are being assaulted daily. This is perfectly exemplified by the recent barrage of horrific videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s practice of selling the body parts of aborted babies. The sting videos (five as of this writing with more to follow) have been released over the past few weeks by the Center For Medical Progress, and feature various Planned Parenthood doctors and administrators haggling over the price of baby body parts with activists posing as buyers. The selling of aborted fetal tissue for profit is illegal, but the videos have been largely ignored by the mainstream media, except for some sparse coverage where they have been dismissed as hoaxes or otherwise explained away as an attack on women by radical pro-lifers.
I need to backup though, because, in fairness to those who consider themselves pro-choice, I used to be pro-choice as well. I used to say, “I don’t support abortion myself, but I won’t interfere with someone else’s choice.” I used to believe in strong regulations, to prevent abortion from being used as birth control for the irresponsible and promiscuous. Many Americans take this view; it arises from the idea that the government shouldn’t interfere in what is portrayed as a “women’s health issue.” What’s ironic is that most supporters of so-called “reproductive rights” have no problem with government intrusion when it comes to other issues. Is it just a women’s health issue? Is it not an issue of the sanctity of human life? And just as a society makes laws to protect its citizens from harm, should not the government intervene to protect the unborn?
A couple incidents in particular opened my eyes to the reality of abortion. First was the case of Kermit Gosnell, the abortionist in Philadelphia who was sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of murdering three infants born alive after failed abortions; he snipped their necks to finish them off. Under current federal law, abortionists are not allowed to terminate the life of an infant outside the mother’s womb. It is not clear how common infanticide occurs in abortion clinics, but I am sure Gosnell is not the only doctor guilty of this evil. In the eyes of our warped society, it serves a common good, so is therefore justified. Nobody wants to fill out the extra paperwork when there’s an oops. But is infanticide all that different than the everyday practice of killing and dismembering babies while still fully or partially inside the uterus? It is a legal technicality- a matter of location- that abortionists exploit. Now we’re learning that their tiny organs are being harvested while still alive in many cases, and sold for profit. The second story that tore my heart up was the incineration of miscarried and aborted fetuses to provide heat for some hospitals in the UK. This also happened in Oregon, where an electric plant burned waste it received from British Columbia that contained fetal remains. I was horrified and disgusted. I started doing my own research. I learned about Margaret Sanger, the racist eugenicist who founded Planned Parenthood. I learned about the nearly sixty million babies aborted in America since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
I started to see abortion from another perspective. I will not hide from the fact that my growing relationship with God was a major part of my perspective shift. I could no longer ignore the incongruency between the miracle of God’s creation and the blatant debasement of human life. I was beginning to see the master plan. On one level, we’re dealing with social engineering and the New World Order goal of global population reduction, on a higher level though, we’re witnessing a direct attack on God’s creation. What I realized is this: God, in His graciousness, created mankind with the ability to participate in the creative process, by way of man and woman coming together to conceive a child. But more and more we are denying God, thereby denying our own humanity. While we should expect outrage from Christians and the Pope, we are instead met with a deafening silence. Atheists, while denying the existence of God, often claim to follow a humanist code of ethics. Where are the atheists? Silence. So let’s not kid ourselves, if we take the supernatural out of creation, if we place human beings on the same level as animals, plants, bacteria and other “randomly evolved” forms of life, if we remove the consequences of our actions, then we are fully excused from culpability when it comes to murdering the innocent and helpless because they’re seen as an inconvenience.
Heck, according to Emily Letts, the abortion counselor in New Jersey who filmed her own abortion last year and posted it to YouTube, abortion can even be cool, when you’re stuck with an (eww, gross!) unintended pregnancy. A more recent pro-abortion ad from Carafem features the tagline: “Abortion, yeah we do that.” In the ad, a young, hip, black girl corrects three conservative white women who are hesitant to mention the word abortion- as if there’s something shameful about it. Imagine that. I wonder if this hip chick realizes that in New York City, more black babies were aborted than were born in 2012, according to a report released by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Vital Statistics. I wonder if the actress used in the ad realizes she’s being used as a tool to encourage population reduction in the black community?
Thankfully, some do understand that abortion is just another form of extermination disguising itself as social responsibility, with its false promise of lessening the economic impact of unwanted children on the welfare system. In 2006, Cecilia Fire Thunder, then tribal leader of the Oglala Sioux of the Pine Ridge Reservation, drew fire from other tribal members for her proposal to establish a Planned Parenthood clinic on tribal land, in reaction to a South Dakota law banning most abortions statewide. Many members of the tribe marched in protest of the proposed clinic. Will Peters, another council member, explained to a reporter from the Rapid City Journal that the Lakota see abortion as contrary to their traditional values. “We say, ‘Wiconi kile lila Wakan,'” which means, “This life is sacred.” As a result of charges related to the abortion clinic controversy, Fire Thunder was suspended as Tribal President and later impeached by the Tribal Council.
Do not be deceived. There is a very specific reason these videos are being paraded in front of our eyes at this time. God is revealing to us the true nature of evil, in all its horrific detail. I believe this is the same reason we are being exposed to the gruesome execution videos by ISIS. We are under judgement. We are being given this “grace period” in order to allow each of us to decide where we stand.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
As appalling as it is, many people have come out in defense of Planned Parenthood, despite the obvious wickedness observed in this series of videos. Our politicians and our churches turn a blind eye to the barbaric torture and murder of Christians, Jews and others by ISIS in the Middle East. Astonishingly, during the so-called “Arab Spring,” our media described them as “protesters” then later “rebels.” Nevermind that ISIS is just a re-branding of Al-Qaeda, and whatever their particular faction, they’re all wahhabis who have vowed death to all who do not subscribe to their particular form of radical Islam. We’ve all seen the HD videos showing human beings being beheaded, buried alive, burned alive, chopped up, even eaten.
The grey area of confusion, apathy, indifference and ignorance is being dispelled. The battle between good and evil is becoming more black and white. God has permitted this time so there can be no excuses. The difference between good and evil will become crystal clear. You are being asked to make your choice before the final judgement falls.
And if you doubt that abortion falls into the category of evil, I refer you to the webpage for The Satanic Temple, the same entity that unveiled a statue of Baphomet in Detroit in July. Displayed prominently on their homepage is a statement of support for women’s “religious reproductive rights” along with a link to their IndieGoGo account, where you can donate to fund their campaign of media stunts. To a Satanist, abortion is simply institutionalized child sacrifice. The altar has been replaced by an examination table and God has been replaced by the government. While Baphomet is not an image of Satan himself, the hermaphroditic, goat-headed deity does represent an amalgamation of false religion originating with the fallen ones. The blood of children provides the devotee of Satan supernatural power and influence. In the same manner, women are lied to and told that their “choice” to abort is empowering– some sort of freedom from the restraint of traditional gender roles. The lie of empowerment covers up the inherent selfishness of abortion, whether a child’s life is terminated for the sake of a career or a carefree sex life. Interestingly, many Satanists will say, “We don’t actually worship Satan, we worship the self.” Indeed, selfishness is at the core of Satan’s rebellion against God and the basis of Satanic worship today. Am I calling every disadvantaged fourteen-year-old girl who seeks an abortion a devil worshiper? Certainly not. But they are victims of Satan’s scheming.
I predict not much will come from these videos. There will be no Congressional investigations; the fervor died when the proposal to defund Planned Parenthood died in the Senate. As far as our contemptible media is concerned, the issue is now settled. Further coverage of the remaining videos will be almost non-existent. At best, Planned Parenthood may be charged a fine and I’m certain Cecile Richards, their reprobate President, will make a statement pledging to implement stricter rules of conduct for employees… but the slaughter will continue unabated.
For those of us in the pro-life movement, we need to understand that these videos will not bring down Planned Parenthood. However, we do need to continue to expose evil by bringing it into the light. We do need to continue educating people about the driving force behind the abhorrent practice of abortion. And, we need to pray for the eyes and hearts of all people to be opened, so that more may join the forces of good. Women’s empowerment comes from recognizing and honoring the fact that God created them as a most sacred vessel to carry forth his favored creation, in his likeness, from generation to generation. Can there be any greater calling? Can there be anything more empowering?
So, the next time you find yourself heading to the local convenience store, craving that ice cold beer, and your eyes are drawn to that mystical and trendy six-pack of Oculto in the cooler, who’s package design is curiously similar to Dia De Los Muertos regalia in Mexico, perhaps like me, you’ll stop and ask yourself, what exactly are they selling me?