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Lying Wonders

hillary“Obviously, Hillary Clinton is a demon from outer space.”

This, according to a poster on the Landover Baptist Church’s message board.  As some may know, the Landover Baptist Church is fictional and its website parodies Fundamentalist Christians, much in the same way the Church of the SubGenius is a satire of Scientology, Evangelicals, etc.  Some obviously do not get the humor and have attacked these groups over the years as real cults.  Back when I was a student of the occult and had an unfavorable view of Christianity, I regularly tuned in to a local college radio station to hear the SubGenius Hour of Slack “radio ministry” program, a mind-warping collage of crazed sermons, radio drama, underground music and, most importantly, calls for financial support.  More than parody genuine Christianity, the humor was directed squarely at quack televangelists, but also the wide variety of UFO and doomsday cults preaching the return of the “ancient ones.”

This is where it gets tricky, because this is sorta what I believe in (not really).  If you’re confused by any of this, then please continue reading, because I promise… it gets weirder.  I will admit, the conclusions drawn here are highly speculative, but the parallels are quite interesting to consider, none-the-less.  Is Hillary Clinton really a demon from outer space?  In this case, maybe the truth really is stranger than fiction.

In the Spring of 1946, a series of occult rituals were performed by brilliant rocket engineer and chemist Jack Parsons, founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL) and his partner at the time, New Age charlatan L. Ron Hubbard, who would later go on to write the bestseller Dianetics and establish the Church of Scientology.  At the time, both men were protegés of infamous British occultist Aleister Crowley, known in the tabloids of the day as the “Most Wicked Man in the World.”  The series of magickal rituals were named Babalon WorkingIn Crowley’s religion of Thelema, the goddess Babalon represents the divine feminine and is alternately referred to as the Scarlet Woman, the Great Mother and the Mother of Abominations.  Crowley’s Babalon is an amalgamation of various goddesses worshiped in the ancient world: the Babylonian Ishtar, Sumerian Inanna, Greek Aphrodite and Egyptian Isis.

The goal of Babalon Working was to incarnate the goddess Babalon in human form.  In theory, this would be accomplished by opening a dimensional gateway through which the goddess Babalon would pass.  The ritual utilized sex magick (ceremonial sexual acts which need not be detailed here) as a sort of astral copulation, paired with a multitude of invocations, by which a “magickal child” would be produced.  The rituals were loosely based on descriptions found in Crowley’s novel Moonchild, published in 1929.

But why would Parsons and Hubbard seek to sire such an entity?  Crowley himself was skeptical and warned Parsons about potential overreactions to the magick he was performing.  In a letter to Karl Germer, head of the O.T.O. lodge (Ordo Templi Orientis) in the United States, Crowley writes, “Apparently Parsons… or somebody is producing a Moonchild.  I get fairly frantic when I contemplate the idiocy of these louts.”  So what was the ultimate motive behind Babalon Working?  According to authors Tom Horn and Cris Putnam in their book, On the Path of the Immortals:

 “… the working explicitly stated the goal of transforming traditional values.  The rituals were aimed at incarnating the archetypal divine feminine and changing culture through her influence.  It is a matter of record that feminism, homosexuality and pantheistic monism were sowed into public consciousness from the ivory towers of academia shortly subsequent to Parsons’ dark invocation.”

In his biography, Parsons declared Babalon Working a success and proclaimed that Babalon would be born approximately nine months later, “Babalon is incarnate upon the earth today, awaiting the proper hour for her manifestation.”  In Immortals, Putnam goes on to say:

“… accordingly, if they’re correct, one would expect a female child to be born either in 1946 or 1947.  Ritual magick aimed at the birth of the archetypal divine feminine … may have more to do with feminism and the mandatory prohibition of all forms of distinction, including gender and sexual preference.  An influential feminist born in 1947 offers the most promise for identifying the putrid and Satanic fruit of Parsons’ infamous ritual.”

In his plan to destroy the human race, a principle tactic Satan employs is to disrupt and uproot traditional values and institutions.  This would include things that human societies have held as fundamental for thousands of years.  Central among these would be the family, composed of a man and woman bound in marriage and their children, often including grandparents and grandchildren as generational extensions living in the same home.  Of primary importance to the survival of the family unit are gender roles, which insure first, procreation and second, an efficient household and village economy.  In other words, the men, who are designed with more physical strength and stamina, engage in hunting, building and warfare, while the women, who are designed with a more nurturing instinct, rear the children, forage, collect water, prepare meals, etc.  They represent different but complimentary roles.  In larger civilizations these tasks become more and more specialized; goods and services are swapped or traded in a free market system.  This is a natural progression of the system God Himself established in the Garden of Eden.

If Babalon, as an agent of Satan, was made manifest upon the Earth in order to transform traditional values then we might expect her to possess certain personality traits, foremost of these would be an unnatural lust for power, arising from the original curse of Genesis 3:16:

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

Many Bible scholars explain that the woman’s desire as described here is not a sexual desire, but a desire to exert authority.  This is frustrated by her submissive position in relationship to her husband, who seeks to rule over her.  I feel I should point out, lest any of my female readers take offense, this was not our Creator’s original intent, but a punishment for sin.  Of course, Adam sinned as well; his curse was to toil over the land and exhaust himself until death returned him to the dust from which he was made- all the while having to endure his wife’s persistent nagging! [Genesis 3: 17-19]

This is the main impetus behind the modern feminist movement, which does not promote equality between the sexes, but seeks to reverse the natural order established by God.  This is a rebellious undertaking, an emotional reaction against the curse, which denies the original sin of Adam and Eve and thus aligns itself with Luciferian ideology.  God, in his mercy, seeks to restore a sense of order to mankind’s fallen state, which can be achieved through obedience to the Law.  But with each generation, man becomes more wicked, continuing to lust after the knowledge represented by the Tree.  Luciferians hold that YHWH is a tyrannical god, who unjustly restricts mankind and demands unwavering worship.  Lucifer is seen as a liberator of mankind, offering him the keys to illumination and immortality.  But this is a lie and a trap.  This false characterization of YHWH does not account for His love and mercy, which would later be proven through the sacrifice of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to atone for the sins of all mankind [John 3:16].

Intricately tied into Lucifer’s strategy is the need to confuse traditional gender roles- a trend which has greatly accelerated in recent decades, primarily in the secularized West.  Today, feminism in its extremist form goes far beyond the ideas of equal pay for equal work or women’s suffrage, but promotes the idea of a “liberated woman,” who not only refuses to be the man’s help meet [Genesis 2:18], but rejects the necessity of men altogether, assuming roles normally reserved for men and rejecting many of the roles reserved for women, namely childbearing and homemaking.  Gender confusion, homosexuality, fornication, contraception, abortion, divorce and a general rejection of traditional family life ultimately leads to a decline in the birth rate.  All of this constitutes a spiritual virus spread by none other than Satan himself, for the sole purpose of destroying the human race.

Our Scarlet Woman would necessarily be one who struggled greatly in “a man’s world” to achieve her power, perhaps even in the shadow of a powerful man.  She would have been instrumental in the shifting of cultural values, the sexual revolution, gay rights, legalized abortion and even Statism, which promotes the state, not God, as the ultimate authority over the lives of individuals.  Because Satan is a deceiver, it follows that Babalon would possess a deceitful nature and be highly skilled at twisting the truth to fit her hostile agenda.  There is a parallel in the Holy Scriptures to the goddess Babalon, and that is, of course, the Whore of Babylon, which represents the final, apocalyptic incarnation of the divine prostitute [Revelation 17].

Hillary Clinton was born on October 26th, 1947.  Now, this doesn’t mean Hillary Clinton is the Whore of Babylon and it doesn’t necessarily mean she is Parsons’ and Hubbard’s moonchild, but one doesn’t need to dig deep to know Hillary Clinton’s policy stances.  She is a rabid supporter of abortion rights and the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.  She has praised Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger- a contemptible human being by most standards of decency- as a role model for women.  George Grant in his book Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood, in reference to Sanger’s paper, The Woman Rebel writes:

“It was an eight-sheet pulp with the slogan ‘No Gods! No Masters!’ emblazoned across the masthead.  She advertised it as a ‘paper of militant thought,’ and militant it was indeed.  The first issue denounced marriage as a ‘degenerate institution,’ capitalism as ‘indecent exploitation,’ and sexual modesty as ‘obscene prudery.'” [pg. 53]

In a speech at the 2015 Women in the World Summit, Hillary Clinton said, “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”  This, for the sake of expanding women’s access to “reproductive health care”- in other words, abortion.  Again, the agenda is transforming traditional values.

Hillary appears less ideological when it comes to so-called gay marriage, having openly opposed it as recently as 2013.  When it became politically convenient, Hillary swung to support gay marriage, hoping to align herself with a changing Democratic base, increasingly under the influence of LGBT interests.  I surmise this was to shore up her chances in the upcoming presidential election.  Is it any wonder some of the most influential people in the LGBT community stand with her?  She has great potential to effect them as a powerful political figure. With her support for unbridled immigration from the Muslim world however, she stands to betray them, as devout Muslims have absolutely no tolerance for homosexuality.  And need I mention the reprehensible and cruel treatment of women under Islam?  Hillary Clinton, champion of women’s rights, would serve to betray them as well.  Because, underneath her progressive veneer, she is nothing but a channel for confusion, destruction and death.

I have written before about the radical Left and their alliance with Islam; both believe in totalitarian government and both share a common enemy- Christianity.  Unfortunately for those caught up in the LGBT movement, they may find themselves abandoned by the Left as Muslims in the West push for an expansion of Sharia Law.  As a Christian, I do consider homosexual behavior a sin against God.  I’m not talking about same-sex attraction necessarily and I do think some of our notions about gender roles can be restrictive.  But I certainly do not advocate for killing homosexuals and transgender people or otherwise discriminating against them.  I advocate for spreading the Gospel to them, which they are free to accept or reject.  In so much as their movement doesn’t seek to overthrow the natural foundations of society, then their right to exist and live freely should be protected.  Allowing for the spread of militant Islam would endanger these freedoms.  Still, progressives defend Islam and unchecked Muslim migration to the West.  In most instances, this is due to ignorance about Islam, which is not simply a religion but a political system, which is rooted in conquest and fundamentally incompatible with our Constitutional Republic.  Remember, the devil is a liar [2 Corinthians 4:4].  We must not be ignorant of his schemes.  Behind the facade of LGBT rights is a far darker plan.

Hillary Clinton has, as a matter of principle, demonstrated support for socialist policies- an outgrowth of her formative years as a disciple of Saul Alinsky, who, in his book, Rules For Radicals, published in 1971, acknowledges Lucifer as the first radical:

“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”

Again, the end result of advancing these policies is the empowerment of Satan’s kingdom, which is constantly at war with God’s kingdom. Despite her constant banter about her “Methodist faith,” Clinton’s policies are a direct threat to religious liberty and Christians in particular.  Notice how she never talks about her faith in Jesus Christ?

Far from being a peace-loving liberal, Hillary Clinton- especially during her tenure as Secretary of State under Barack Obama- made even the most hardcore neo-cons envious with her annihilation of Libya and the fomenting of radical Islam throughout the Middle East, brilliantly re-branding it as a democratic uprising.  Clinton also laid the groundwork for the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Ukraine in 2014, when her chief spokesperson for the State Department, Victoria Nuland was promoted to Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs by Obama in 2013.  Nuland promptly made the coup in Ukraine her top priority, setting up our current adversarial position with Russia.

Hillary Clinton is a con-artist.  Her and her husband, Bill Clinton, through the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative, systematically robbed poor Haitians of billions in aid following the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that devastated the island nation in 2010, by funneling aid money meant to help Haiti recover and rebuild into contracts for the Clinton’s corporate friends.  Homes that were promised for the Haitian people were never built, job creation fell far short of expectations, and Haiti is still in dire straits six years later.

There comes a point where one moves beyond political spin, beyond omission, beyond misspeaking, beyond even careful wordings and cover-ups to protect individuals and government secrets.  There comes a point where lying becomes an entity.  Hillary Clinton is such an entity.  And I do mean this in a Christian context; I believe she has been inhabited, and is controlled by a spirit of deception- a demon.  The woman is incapable of speaking without lying.  Every statement, every sentence, every word that flows from her mouth is a purposeful deception.

Then there is this little nugget, found in Jack Parson’s writings describing the Babalon Working: “And within seven years of this time, BABALON, THE SCARLET WOMAN HILARION will manifest among ye, and bring this my work to its fruition.” According to Parsons, this message, part of The Manifesto of the Antichrist, was communicated to him from Babalon herself.  The distinction between Babalon and Hilarion is not clear to me.  But while these channeled messages could easily be dismissed as the narcissistic rantings of a disturbed person, I have to wonder if Parsons really achieved- in Hillary- what he hoped to accomplish in 1946.  He would never live to witness her rise to power; in 1952 he died as a result of injuries suffered from a chemical explosion in his Pasadena, California workshop.

Like her father the devil, she comes to steal, kill and destroy [John 10:10].  Can anyone identify another prominent feminist, born in 1946-47 having the same degree of political power and influence as Hillary Clinton?  Interestingly enough, Crowley keeps coming up in connection to Hillary.  As the most recent Wikileaks data dump reveals, there are strange references to Thelema in the hacked emails of John Podesta- Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman and former advisor to Barack Obama- as well as correspondence between John Podesta’s brother, Tony Podesta and Marina Abramovic, the shock artist known for her occultic performances.  According to former Clinton hitman, Larry Nichols, Hillary regularly traveled to California to participate in ceremonies as part of a witch’s coven.  At the very least it appears that Hillary is shadowed by some very peculiar individuals.  She certainly appears to embody much of what Parsons’ and Hubbard were shooting for as the incarnation of Babalon.  Considering her record, her policies and her unbalanced persona, a further investigation of these connections seems reasonable, but unlikely.  No, these inquiries are reserved for brave researchers of the fringe… and certain curious bloggers.


How Shall We Proceed, Nibiru?

nibiruThe shocking death of Prince on April 21st formed a focal point whereby our discussion about chemtrails- and other stuff- swirled about.

Although I have been working on about four separate articles, it has been three months since I last posted here (this one has been backdated).  If you are awake- and having searched out information leading you to this blog post, I would speculate that you are- then I should not need to explain the exponential acceleration of disturbing events occurring since my last post or the bombardment of ominous news stories- each one more astonishing than the previous.  As the entire world blindly hurtles toward some inevitable calamity, there is a heavy sense of foreboding in the air.  It becomes difficult to pull the trigger and write about any one thing when one is constantly besieged on all sides.  For a blogger who is married with a tween daughter and works two jobs in the real world, days can quickly turn into weeks and weeks into months.  Ask me how the title for this blog post came to be or how it relates to the subject matter and I will tell you, I don’t know.  For me it has been a process of overcoming disillusion and fear.  Maybe it’s the effect of Planet X approaching or maybe it’s the chemtrails creating brain fog.  The point is, I used to ha-ha this stuff.  If I could ask Prince, I would.  I’m sure he’d have something thoughtful to say.  As it turns out, he was saying a lot- maybe too much.

As was the case just prior to the death of David Bowie, which I wrote about here, Prince had been on my mind.  I had recently heard on one of the podcasts I listen to that Prince had brought up the subject of chemtrails on the Tavis Smiley Show.  I knew that Prince was outspoken against the Illuminati and the entertainment industry in particular, so I reminded myself to look up the video on YouTube.  Sure enough, although it was from several years ago, I found it.  In an interview from 2009, Prince referenced comments by civil rights activist Dick Gregory at a State of the Black Union event in which he (Gregory) called into question whether the spraying of manganese was causing outbreaks of violent behavior in his community.  In the interview, Prince encourages everyone (especially white folks) to watch the State of the Black Union video and recalls his own experiences with chemtrails.  Several days after I watched the video, Prince was discovered dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park compound outside Minneapolis.  My wife and I marveled at the fact that we had just been talking about him and his comments about chemtrails.  Keep in mind that as the news of Prince’s death was breaking, I had already been casually keeping track of the chemtrailing here in Western Montana.

I’m a skeptic; I’ve avoided writing about chemtrails for years because, well, it sounds nuts.  It first came into focus for me Memorial Day 2014.  It was a mild, sunny day with clear, blue skies.  I was supervising my daughter as she played at the park.  As I looked up, I noticed two airplanes making repeat passes, leaving curiously long, slow-evaporating trails behind them.  I had heard about the so-called “chemtrails” at this point, but was still quite undecided on what I believed about them and the “conspiracy theories” that were out there.  I took video footage of the planes, as they flew back and forth, creating parallel rows of white clouds above me.  Ordinarily I would assume the trails were simply condensation trails or contrails, which are a completely normal phenomenon.  But over a period of several minutes, these trails slowly dispersed creating a thin white haze that lingered in the sky for well over an hour.  It seemed to me that sunny days were of particular interest to these pilots; whenever the skies were blue, out came the planes to create cloud cover.  Could this be part of a globalist scheme to cool the planet from the perceived threat of global warming?  As it turns out, this is not a wild conspiracy theory at all, in fact, the idea of spraying our skies to block solar radiation (SRM or Solar Radiation Management) has been discussed in scientific, military and government circles for decades.  Surely it has already been tested and is likely now being employed on an ever-increasing scale, as evidenced by increased public awareness- all you have to do is look up.  As Prince pointed out in his interview with Tavis Smiley, we have never seen our skies blanketed in jet trails like this before.

I have reviewed the evidence and considered the arguments against chemtrails by scientists and government agencies, who maintain that the so-called “chemtrails” are nothing more than ordinary condensation trails.  They claim that under the right atmospheric conditions (temperature, humidity and wind shear), jet contrails can linger in the sky for hours and also dissipate to form sheets of cloud cover.  Has the atmospheric temperature dropped significantly over the past twenty years?  Has there simultaneously been a dramatic increase in humidity?  Has commercial air traffic increased to such a degree?  Has the technology of jet turbines fundamentally changed?  The answer is no, no, no and no.  In my opinion, what has changed is the rapid deployment of various covert spraying programs, of which SRM is just one.  A vital step in the scientific method is observation.  If people have been observing jet trails for years and they have always appeared the same, why the cause for alarm?

Keep in mind, this is Western Montana, not Los Angeles or New York.  We are not situated near any major international airports, and commercial flights through the airspace above us is very infrequent.  I wondered, how is it that I am seeing multiple planes (sometimes up to four or five) flying over me within a period of thirty minutes?  If I were to do a more in depth investigation, I would look up flights, destinations, departure and arrival times and compare them with what I was observing in the sky above me, but I was fairly certain they wouldn’t match up.  Were they military flights?  After trying out the Siri feature on my wife’s iPod which allows you to ask, “Hey Siri, what flights are above me now?” It became obvious that Siri was just cross-referencing a flight schedule with any reported delays and not tracking the physical location of the planes or even a specific flight path.

So the technology exists.  The motive exists.  It was only recently that I learned of already disclosed “cloud seeding” operations which have been utilized for agriculture on a local scale for years.  Then there is Operation Popeye during the Vietnam War, in which the U.S. military seeded clouds with lead iodide and silver iodide in an effort to extend the monsoon season and hinder traffic along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.  Looking further into the chemtrail phenomenon, I discovered some amazing facts.  One of which are the hundreds of patents taken out for weather manipulation technology and aerosol dispersion systems for aircraft.  The overwhelming amount of evidence for the existence of such technologies and their use easily defeats blanket “conspiracy theory” dismissals that argue these augmented jet trails are nothing more than water vapor condensation.

Instead of blotting out the sun in order to combat global warming, perhaps the real motive is reducing our exposure to sunlight (specifically UVB) which the body manufactures into vitamin D3, which is essential for the body’s overall health.  Other, more sinister programs may now be in use to poison the environment for the purpose of shutting down family operated and organic farms, allowing for the takeover of corporate, pesticide and chemical-dependent GMO food production.  Biological and chemical agents can be sprayed on a population for the purpose of weakening the immune system or causing neurological damage, mental illness, infertility and other afflictions. Perhaps, as Dick Gregory and Prince suggested, certain agents can be sprayed on a population in order to affect our behavior or reduce our numbers.  Or, are such outlandish claims just a means to divert blame for the social ills of the inner city?  Other theories abound, some plausible, some paranoid- including the idea that the trails are being used to cover up views of Nibiru as it approaches planet Earth.  As ridiculous as it sounds, nothing would shock me anymore.

Did Prince die from the “chemtrail flu” or was he killed because he was outspoken about the phenomenon? Apparently neither.  Although Prince had been battling the flu, the toxicology report, released on June 2nd clearly indicated the artist died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, which is a powerful opioid painkiller “50 times more potent than heroin.”  What was not immediately known is how the drug was obtained.  Those close to Prince acknowledged his long battle with hip pain resulting from years of wild stage performances.  It appears that the artist may have developed an addiction to the drug and was seeking help.  An addiction specialist in California was contacted by Prince’s representatives on April 20th.  Dr. Max Kornfeld of Recovery Without Walls dispatched his son, Andrew Kornfeld to meet with Prince on April 21st to discuss his options; he was present when Prince’s body was discovered by staff.

I suppose we could theorize that someone who wanted Prince dead administered the fatal dose of fentanyl, but there’s no indication that anyone had entered or left the Paisley Park compound the night before- he was alone.  What is perhaps the strangest detail surrounding Prince’s death is the fact that he was discovered in an elevator, which, as many people have pointed out is ironic considering the lyrics to his song, “Let’s Go Crazy”:

… ‘Cause in this life
Things are much harder in the afterworld
In this life
You’re on your own

And if the elevator tries to bring you down
Go crazy
Punch a higher floor! …

… Are we gonna let the elevator
Bring us down?
Oh no let’s go! …

The elevator symbolizes the directions in which a soul might travel in the afterworld- “up” being towards Heaven and “down” towards Hell.  The idea of an afterworld consisting of different strata or levels is very much a pagan concept which crept into Judaism and Christianity.  It is reflected in the Catholic Church’s teaching on purgatory, which is a place or state that one enters after death in order to achieve purification prior to entering into the full glory of heaven.  It is of little significance that Prince was not Catholic, as the bulk of these beliefs have been a part of popular lore for centuries.  In fact, much of what we tend to believe about the afterworld comes from Dante’s famous work of poetry, The Divine Comedy and is- for the most part- not Biblical.  The metaphor of the elevator is merely a modernized version of this idea, where different floors represent different levels of the afterworld.  What’s interesting here is the notion that to prevent the elevator from bringing you down, you can “go crazy” and frantically press the “up” button- which seems a little futile once you’re dead.  Perhaps you’ve wondered, as I have, which way was Prince heading?  The basement, the roof or… ladies wear?

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

For men shall be lovers of the their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.

Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good.

Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

[2 Timothy 3: 1-7]

It is worth noting that in my youth I was a huge fan of Prince, in fact, my very first concert was Prince and the Revolution at the Cow Palace in San Francisco during his Purple Rain tour- the height of his success and popularity.  It was 1985 and I was nine years old.  My best friend and I (accompanied by our mothers) sat towards the back and needed binoculars to see the action on stage.  From time to time our moms would snatch the binoculars from us when Prince was squirming around on stage barely clothed or crawling out of a mock bathtub.  We came home with glossy, full-color programs and Purple Rain t-shirts featuring the now iconic image of Prince posing on his customized purple motorcycle.  This of course provoked the envy of our classmates when we wore them to school the following Monday.

When you’re ten years old, you don’t really analyze song lyrics, although we were aware that much of it was taboo.  This was puzzling I guess to our young, impressionable minds, because Prince always seemed to possess a form of godliness.  Prince’s ongoing relationship with the Almighty culminated years later when he became a Jehovah’s Witness in 2001 and renounced his promiscuous lifestyle.  He opposed gay marriage, causing his relationship with the LGBT community and former bandmate Wendy Melvoin to chill.  Again, there is a theme here of recognizing God, in this case, Jehovah (YHWH) or God the Father, but denying the power thereof, which is Jesus Christ.  The Jehovah’s Witnesses deny the Holy Trinity- a triune God comprised of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; they insist that Jesus was the son of God, not God Himself.  Other beliefs held by the Jehovah’s Witnesses which eschew the significance of Jesus Christ, some believe, disqualify them from the designation “Christian,” but then again, most Christians believe and practice un-Christian things.

So, it is not for me to judge Prince.  At least two of his female protegés, including the late Denise Matthews (Vanity) and Shelia E. became born-again Christians.  Certainly Prince was an intelligent, observant and talented man.  I think ultimately he found a belief system in the JW’s that he was compatible with.  It gave him the structure he needed to grow from a pretentious and narcissistic pop idol to a studious man devoted to God.  But is that good enough?  Clearly his extravagant persona and the music he created in his early career were overflowing with lustful indulgence and sexual perversion, but even in his last musical incarnation, he appeared to be under an occult influence, with the symbolism of the “third eye” dominating his album cover art and stage performances with his backing band, 3RDEYEGIRL.  Being “spiritual” does not equate with salvation in Jesus Christ.  This void may have left our much-adored artist vulnerable in the end.

I fully expect to be criticized for this casual analysis and the argument will be that I am making a big deal out of nothing or that I’m diminishing his spirituality.  And perhaps that is so.  In the larger contexts of popular music or even Rock n’ Roll history, Prince does not stand out as particularly unique in the topics he explores in his songs or his gender-fluid costuming.  The so-called “love symbol” which Prince briefly changed his name to in the late nineties is obviously a combination of the male and female gender symbols.  Again- big deal right?  We have been buffeted by ambiguous gender imagery- especially through the entertainment and fashion industries- for decades now.   We need not single out Prince; it is my opinion that it is the vehicle of popular music that we need to take a deeper look at.

Here on Earth, Prince’s memory will live on as a talented multi-instrumentalist and an electrifying performer.  His most celebrated music defied genre classification.  His religion provided an imperfect framework for his criticism of society.  But Prince’s is a case of stepping out and getting snagged up.  I am not one to question God’s capacity for mercy and forgiveness when the heart is repentant.  And so I pray that Prince Rogers Nelson’s openness to God does not go unnoticed, when many musicians fail to acknowledge God at all, or worse, blatantly bow down to Lucifer, himself the most talented musician among the angels.


Concern ≠ Hate

target_montanaThere are a few ways to spin the current refugee crisis and then there is the truth.  If you are on the Right you may believe the refugee crisis is a masked Islamic invasion force, sent to destroy the last vestiges of Western society and Christendom and establish Sharia Law in its place.  If you are on the Left you might see the crisis as emerging from decades of war for oil in the Middle East in which America has played a significant role, resulting in waves of displaced victims who need our help.  In reality, each viewpoint contains some of the truth, but not all the truth.

The International Rescue Committee recently announced it had obtained permission from the State Department to open an office in Missoula, Montana to facilitate the resettlement of refugees.  This came at the urging of Soft Landing Missoula, a group of soft-hearted liberals headed up by Mary Poole.  Poole has said that the idea to bring refugees to Missoula arose last fall, while discussing the tragic situation in Syria with friends from the comfort of her living room.  It will be the second time Missoula has hosted a refugee resettlement office (the first time was in 1979, to help Hmong refugees from Laos after the Vietnam War, according to the Missoulian).  The plans were given a green light despite opposition from communities throughout Western Montana.  Similar efforts have been derailed in nearby Flathead and Ravalli counties, but does it even matter?  Public opinion is being overridden from on high.  City councils, churches, state governments and tribes are being brought into the fold.  Since escalations in the Syrian conflict last year, Montana has been under more pressure to open its gates, as Idaho and Washington continue to struggle with refugee populations.

If you want to know who I am and where I come from, go here:  One American (An Introduction).  You can spare me your accusations of racism and hatred.  I do not care about your politics, nor am I interested in converting you over to conservatism.  I am only interested in the preservation of America.  If you love this country like I do, then you will want to read further, because your life is about to change suddenly and dramatically.  If you genuinely despise America and would like to see it dismantled in favor of, I dunno, a totalitarian dictatorship, then stop.  Ok, were you hoping for a more egalitarian society, a utopia where borders do not exist, people respect one another and all (or no) religions are valid?  I am willing to concede that most people reading this have a genuine concern about the situation and would like to see America do the right thing.  We can start there, because the engineers behind the refugee crisis do not share your sentimentality for an America that used to be a force for good in the world.

How do we decide what the right thing to do is?  Well, a strong moral foundation goes a long way.  Facts help too.  Of course, it is hard to make good decisions regarding the future and security of our nation when we are being lied to.  And we are absolutely being lied to with regard to the Syrian refugee crisis.  While the crisis is real, it is a manufactured crisis, a fact obscured by a carefully orchestrated media deception.  The actual plan to inundate the West with third-world populations begins with the United Nations and ends with people like Mary Poole, who, despite their concern, simply do not understand the larger agenda.  They are the poop-end of a global beast system that has been set loose to devour nations- economically, culturally and politically.

We should all be busy examining the real threats facing Montana and the rest of the nation, but instead we are locked in a cage match, shouting insults back and forth at each other.  Oh yes, that’s part of the plan as well.  Meanwhile, migrants are already being brought in, housing is being built and public assistance funds are being reallocated.  This “public debate period” serves only to create the appearance that ordinary citizens have a say in the matter.

Missoula is just a few miles south of the Flathead Indian Reservation.  Home to the University of Montana, students, along with scores of California transplants have been steadily transforming this once conservative lumber town into their own Rocky Mountain version of Berkeley.  In their desire to appear legit, they have signed on to just about every progressive, George Soros, MoveOn.org, Ford Foundation funded scam to come down the pike for the last decade or so, from Occupy to Black Lives Matter.  Care to wager on whether The Satanic Temple will be erecting a beastly edifice here in the next year?

On March 12th, concerned citizens held an American Security Rally on the steps of the Missoula County courthouse in defiance of plans to resettle refugees in the area.  According to attendees, a group of protesters led by Mary Poole, at one point held up a sign with an arrow pointing toward the group that said “racists.”  How predictable.  But when a group of Native Americans, including members of the Blackfeet and Assiniboine tribes, showed up to speak out against the resettlement plans, the sign was quietly put away (locked back up in the hatch of somebody’s Subaru no doubt).  Poole’s group initially assumed the Indians were there to support their cause.  The Left is always trying to draft American Indians for their Marxist causes.  But the depressed economy of Montana, which is even more pronounced on its seven Indian reservations, will certainly be strained even further by hundreds of refugees being fast-tracked into low-wage jobs and low-income housing.  And when they are not able to hold down these jobs, they will put even more pressure on the welfare system.

This illustrates what opponents of refugee resettlement and illegal immigration are facing across the country- accusations of racism and hatred.  It does not seem to matter that Islam is a religion, not a race.  Nor does it matter if you are Black or Latino or Native American- if you do not support the agenda of the authoritarian Left- which is to transform America into a “global community” through massive migration, then you will promptly find yourself on their hit list.  In response to objections from the public, supporters of refugee resettlement held a “March Against Hate” in downtown Missoula on March 1st, again promoting the idea that expressing concern about security is equivalent to hate-speech.

These are the same kind of tactics being used by protesters against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, who has called for a halt to the stream of Muslim refugees into America until we can devise a better screening process.  He has also said he will secure our borders and infamously, “build a wall and make Mexico pay for it.”  This is not driven by racism, but a desire to protect the citizens of our country from those who seek to harm us.  It is common sense in a sea of lunacy, and the precise reason why Trump is so popular.  Trump recognizes that our southern border with Mexico is not being crossed illegally by just folks from Mexico and Central America seeking a better life, but by people from all over the globe, including hostile regions in the Middle East and Africa.  He has called attention to the crisis in Europe, who rolled out a red carpet for the Muslims only to be viciously attacked time and time again, most recently in Brussels, Belgium.

Atrocities committed by Muslims across Europe are only going to grow in frequency.  For decades, European society has been indoctrinated with multiculturalism and socialism, and Christians there long ago abandoned their faith in Jesus Christ in favor of atheism, humanism and the New Age.  It is because of this spiritual void that Europe has become the target of Islamic jihad.   And now, America is on suicide watch, as we follow the same pattern we have seen in Europe.  This has either escaped the comprehension of those like Mary Poole or, it is welcomed.  Many on the Left hold to the idea that the prosperous, industrious West is to blame for the ills of the world and must be stopped.  It is the same ideology that elected Barack Obama in 2008 and props up current Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders.  That ideology is socialism, and as a recent article from politicallyshort.com points out, there is a growing coalition between the radical Left and Islam.  Don’t think so?  Here is an excerpt from the Islamic State’s own manifesto titled Black Flags from Rome:

“A growing population of left-winged activists (people who are against; human/animal abuses, Zionism, and Austerity measures etc) look up to the Muslims as a force who are strong enough to fight against the injustices of the world. Many of these people (who are sometimes part of Anonymous and Anarchy movements) will ally with the Muslims to fight against the neo-Nazis’ and rich politicians. They will give intelligence, share weapons and do undercover work for the Muslims to pave the way for the conquest of Rome.”

This passage not only reveals how psychotic ISIS is, but how gullible they think you are.  Isn’t it interesting that the Left is always comparing those on the Right, the Tea Party, Donald Trump, etc. to the Nazis?  They forget that Hitler was a Socialist.  Hitler was also enamored with Islam and thought it to be far more compatible with Nazism than Christianity.  In a private conversation with his Minister of Armaments, Albert Speer, Hitler said, “The Mohammedan religion (Islam) too would have been much more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness?”  Hitler lamented that Europe was conquered by Christians instead of Muslims.  A fact that is not covered in modern high-school history books is that the Nazis were allied with the Islamists in the Balkans, North Africa and Palestine during World War II.  Though Hitler viewed the Arabs as inferior, he admired their fanatical devotion to their religion and therefore found them useful.

The trouble is, the West has been spoon-fed the idea that Islam is a religion of peace.  The media has been instructed to downplay the notion of Islamic terrorism or simply not cover acts of terror carried out by Muslims.  For example, the recent massacre in San Bernadino by two Muslim extremists was treated as “workplace violence,” and even when it became apparent that it was an act of terror, blame was placed on the killer’s co-workers, who must have been insensitive to his Muslim ideology. Since the 1990s, school curriculums across the country have been incorporating teachings on Islam.  So, where are the lawsuits from the Freedom From Religion Foundation?  Where have all the declarations of “separation of church and state” gone?  Or does that only apply when we are trying to curtail the influence of Christianity?  Where are all the feminists screaming about the abuse of women under Islam?

Ahead of this planned resettlement operation, an Arabic professor from the University of Montana is being trotted across the state to offer “Perspectives On Islam” lectures. The lectures have been held at public libraries and amazingly, Christian churches.  In his presentation, Samir Bitar explains the “Five Pillars of Islam” to bewildered Montanans and conveniently leaves out any mention of jihad or “holy fighting.”  Lessons in our public schools similarly leave out any mention of jihad.  Maybe that’s because this insidious plan to brainwash our kids wouldn’t go over too well if we were honest.  I wonder if all the innocent people blown to bits by Islamic suicide bombers were neo-Nazis and rich politicians?

Are they then secure from Allah’s scheme?  None deemeth himself secure from Allah’s scheme save folk that perish.

Qu’ran [Al-A’raf 7:99]

It is not entirely your fault that you’ve been led to believe the mythology surrounding the refugee crisis.  In concert with prominent world leaders like Angela Merkel, Barack Obama and Pope Francis, all the major corporate media outlets are engaged in an overt propaganda campaign to misrepresent immigration issues and those who oppose their agenda.  The confusion is by design.  What they were not counting on was the explosion of the alternative media, made up of journalists, bloggers and ordinary citizens- armed with cell phones, digital cameras and a moral imperative to expose the truth.  Our overlords have not been completely successful at silencing the voice of the people; they are behind the curve and scrambling desperately to beat us to the finish line.  The sole authority (save the Word of God) standing in their way is the First Amendment of the Constitution and believe me, as I write this, they are busy strategizing a work-around.

Although the refugee crisis has been in the planning stages for decades, special thanks  for its recent escalation is due the Obama Administration and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who plotted the Arab Spring of 2013 as a phony democratic uprising, laid waste to Libya, toppled the government of Ukraine, and continue to support radical Sunni militants (including al-Qaeda and ISIS) against President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.  Because of these policies, large swaths of territory across the Middle East and Northern Africa have become lawless war zones, allowing militant wahhabists to gain control.  Thousands of Christians and Muslim minorities in their path are being forced to flee their homes to escape butchering and enslavement.  Their target is anyone who refuses to renounce their beliefs and declare that Allah is supreme.  ISIS treats Shiite Muslims as apostates and they are killed in similar fashion.  In some areas, the infidels are given the opportunity to pay the jizya (tax), which permits them to live, but in humiliating conditions, in subjugation to Islamic authorities.

If it were displaced Christians and Kurds and Yazidis flooding into Europe, the United States and Canada there would not be an issue, but this is not what is happening.  The overwhelming makeup of “refugees” arriving at the borders are young, Muslim males culled from all over the Muslim world, many of whom are sympathetic towards ISIS or otherwise favor Islamic Law and are therefore not targets.  So who are they fleeing?  It’s not the Syrian Army and it’s not Russia.  The reality is anybody and everybody who wants a free pass into Europe and the West are using this opportunity- this lack of discretion- to enter in.  ISIS has explicitly said they will exploit the refugee crisis to gain entry into Europe and the United States, and they have.  In a poll released back in November, close to a third of Syrian refugees indicated they either supported ISIS completely or had mixed feelings about the terrorist group.  Mary Poole and her group have misrepresented their role in this resettlement process from the beginning, assuring the public that Missoula’s refugees would be a special group, hand-picked for safety.  It is clear however that the United Nations and the State Department have been running this operation from day one.  Now under the Obama Administration’s “surge” policy, the time generally required to process refugee admissions is being cut from two years to three months.  In simplistic terms, the idea is not to help more people, the idea is to get as many in before regime change or public opinion sways, whichever comes first.

Explain to me again why American citizens must give up our Fourth Amendment rights and endure humiliating pat-downs and intrusive body scans at the airport, when the primary candidates for terrorism are given a green light and our southern border remains unsecured.  There is no reasonable explanation other than the orchestrated take-down of the United States.  The FBI stated months ago they were investigating ISIS threats in all fifty states.  Resident Obama says that refugees shouldn’t be subjected to a religious test before being permitted entry to the United States.  Then why is it that Christians, who are suffering genocide across the Middle East and Africa are given such low priority?  Anyone with a shred of common sense can detect that something is very wrong here, but we cannot ask these questions without being eyed as a domestic terrorist.  It does not matter that these facts have been confirmed by our own government, when you have a population that is largely ignorant and apathetic and a Church that is asleep.

All refugees are not terrorists.  But we currently have no practical means of determining who is a terrorist and who is not.  Clearly there are refugees seeking escape from war torn areas, but many are economic refugees being lured to the E.U. and United States by our overly generous welfare system.  Despite being “rescued” from the spread of radical Islam and despite the free housing, food, jobs, cash, high-speed internet, etc. many retain a deep distrust and animosity towards the West and have no intention of assimilating into our society or adopting our culture.  Like the “global citizens” who support them, they hate America, but will gladly take the freebies anyway.  If you were living on the run from bloodthirsty warlords for weeks or months, wouldn’t you be grateful towards the nation that took you in and provided for your most basic necessities?  Instead, they have clearly demonstrated their ingratitude and complete disregard for law and order.  They still retain their hatred for Jews and Christians; they still champion the destruction of America and the subservience of women.  They have brought their medieval culture of mayhem, misogyny, pedophilia, rape and murder to our shores.  They live among you, in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and increasingly, small town America.  If they cannot have autonomous areas where Sharia is enforced, they will seek to subvert our laws at the city, county, state and national level.  Certainly there will be a sharp rise in the number of ISIS linked (or inspired) attacks in the United States as a result of this resettlement.

The socialist rags that pass for newspapers around here have been busy drawing comparisons between the current crisis and the resettlement of Hmong refugees in Montana throughout the 80s.  These are not Hmong refugees, who were grateful for the opportunity to resettle in the United States, where they gradually assimilated and became contributing members of society.  There was culture shock on both sides and snags along the way in the resettlement process, but the Hmong people desired to become part of America and honored what America stood for.  Even in “backwoods” Montana, they thrived.  Are we really supposed to believe that in 2016, xenophobia has suddenly exploded to epidemic proportions across America?  In a recent article it is recalled that in 1980, Charlie “Cha” Moua, a prominent member of the Hmong community in Missoula said of his people, “We do not want to be a burden to other Americans.  It is our highest ideal to work together for our mutual benefit.  We need lots of help- but most of all, we need your friendship and understanding.  In return we can only offer you ours, and a common will to work for the good of the United States and her citizens.”  This is the complete antithesis of what Muslims hope to accomplish by resettling here.

Immigrants (both legal and illegal) from the founding of our nation to the present have come to America seeking a better life and have been instrumental in building and shaping America for the benefit of all.  My own father was a Portuguese immigrant from Bermuda, who came here legally when he was sixteen and became a U.S. citizen in the 1980s.  These groups desired to become part of American society and reap the benefits of freedom and opportunity.  They continue to come to America and they are welcomed, because they love America and have something to contribute.

But now, at the beckoning of the United Nations, Pope Francis and other globalist authorities, Americans are being coerced into accepting immigration from groups who have no intention on assimilating American culture or contributing to it.  At best, they are coming to cash in on all the promised benefits (this makes for the “soft landing” I suppose) at the expense of hard working Americans.  Who can blame them?  We’re offering them a magic carpet ride out of countries that have already been wrecked by war and corruption.  They will fundamentally change the landscape of America to look more like the places they come from.  In the eyes of our globalist masters though, the days of American prosperity are over; in order for the world to be “fair,” America must also be impoverished.  At worst, the migrants are consciously using this opportunity to infiltrate our nation.  Since there is no practical screening process in place any longer to weed out criminals and terrorists, and border agents are being asked to look the other way, they are free to expand the scope of their criminal and terrorist operations.  We have become a land of lawlessness.  The migrant influx will strain our nation’s resources to the breaking point, forever changing our way of life.

We should ask, why are none of the wealthy Gulf states taking Muslim refugees?  Surely they would be more easily assimilated into their society versus ours.  But the plan is not to send the migrants to other Muslim lands, it is to send them to the West.  And whether you believe it is an invasion or not, it is certainly aimed at disrupting the homogeneity of Western, Judeo-Christian society.  Although I emphatically disagree with the Islamic religion, I do not hate Muslims.  I recognize that they are being used as part of a larger agenda which, in time, will mean the outlawing of all religious expression along with free speech in general and the stripping of all our God-given rights under the Constitution.

Whether or not you agree that America is a Christian nation, you cannot argue that Christianity did not play a foundational role in the structuring of our society.  And although our Constitution guarantees freedom of religion for all, Christians have abandoned their posts as representatives of Jesus Christ.  If you want to know why were are under the threat of radical Islam it is because we have yielded that territory.  As Christians we are supposed to occupy until the return of Jesus Christ.  That means we are supposed to stand upon the Word and fight, not roll over and expose our soft bellies for the slaughter.  If we should die in the cause of defending God and country, then it is a noble death.  Jesus does not expect us to foolishly buy into a Satanic globalist agenda, in fact, he warns against it [Revelation 17].  But the Church has joined forces with the world, accepting practices and beliefs that are an abomination to the Lord, priming the machine that will eventually pick our country apart.  We are witnessing the execution of a globalist operation to undermine American sovereignty and turn our great nation into an international “region” governed by the United Nations where they (not we) get to decide the composition of our population and the moral relevance of our laws.  Under globalist rule, the Constitution becomes nothing more than an arcane document.

Ever notice how everyone blames the elite for the ills of the world, yet somehow the elite never become the target of war, terrorism, protest, embargo, etc.  That’s because they are playing us all off each other.  Everyone believes their enemy supports or is being supported by the elite.  They know someone is oppressing them, but they can never break through the matrix and expose them.  They are the enemy of all the people of the world.  That is why concern does not equal hate.  They can operate in a capitalist system or a communist system, a democracy or a dictatorship.  They have equal disregard for Islam and Christianity; they merely use religion to divide and conquer us.  They fight like wolves amongst themselves for ultimate control of this New World Order, in which all human beings are disposable.  They control the religions because they formed the religions.  The answer is to stop being religious and start forming a relationship with Jesus Christ.


Who Is The Blackstar?

black_starA week before David Bowie’s death on January 10th, my wife sat me down in front of the music video for his new single, “Blackstar.”  The album by the same name was released on January 8th (his 69th birthday) just two days prior to his death, and received wide critical acclaim.  And so I sat for nearly ten minutes, mesmerized.  I was a little shaken- not as badly as the trembling devotees featured in the video, but close.  Because here we have a clear antichrist drama playing out.  My wife suggested that I write a review.  “I don’t really want to do reviews,” I told her.  Not since 2000’s Machina/The Machines of God by the Smashing Pumpkins had I written an album review.  Besides, I was quite sure the Vigilant Citizens of the world had already picked “Blackstar” apart for its Satanic symbolism or forecasting an encounter with Nibiru or whatever.  I was already late to the party.  Says Bowie in his song “Lazarus,” “Everybody knows me now.”  This is an attempt to understand the esoteric meaning that Bowie has woven into his final offering; in true One American fashion, an abstract of various observations having a loose theme, which we can then interpret through a Biblical lens.

For all the gods of the people are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.

[1 Corinthians 16:26]

The song and video set the tone for the whole album, which is dark and unsettling even for Bowie and makes his death, which rocked the entertainment world, seem all that more mysterious.  But why?  It seems apparent that Bowie was attempting to come to terms with his mortality, having been diagnosed with cancer, but at the same time Blackstar is a revelation- Bowie’s final chapter.  This is evidenced by many of the album’s lyrics- and certainly the occult imagery of the record’s two videos- which leave fans with a sense that somehow, David Bowie, the enigmatic space man, lives still.  Indeed, Bowie the rock star and Bowie the star of film and fashion will live on, if only as an archive of enormous influence, but is there more to the story of David Bowie’s career?   Who is the Blackstar?

Blackstar documents Bowie’s final transformation; throughout the album his distinct voice can be heard requiverating over an elegant mix of jazz noir and electronica.  This time he teams up with a New York jazz combo to extend his reign as pop music’s premier trendsetter.  Bowie’s visionary artistic talent and breadth of influence in music, film and fashion cannot be denied.  Commenters around the net mourning his death have referred to him as a “genius” and even a “god.”  Music critics uniformly fell on their knees to worship the Space Oddity and his final statement to mankind.

What bothers me is that although Blackstar finds Bowie doing quite a bit of soul-searching, it seems to have amounted to little more than a shoulder shrug in the end.  There is no redemption here.  The underlying message is there is no God.  Really, this is the dominant worldview now, where if God is to be believed in at all, it is only as a mere abstraction.  Although we are presented with a tale of transcendence on the surface, the mood of the album is one of emptiness and melancholia- a Gnostic ode to oblivion.  And in this case, oblivion feels a lot like a New York street corner.

The life and times of David Bowie has become a modern mythology, where our hero desperately strives for immortality through mystical knowledge.  He ultimately fails, but we say “close enough.”  As if that’s all we have to look forward to- an orchestrated drama that compels the adoration of one’s contemporaries.  Bowie seems to enjoy the praise, but at the same time reviles the poor suckers who get wrapped up in the mythos.

Major Tom, having exhausted all available oxygen, has detached his hoses and restraints and succumbed to his fate: an image preserved floating through the vacuum of space for all time.

In the video for “Blackstar” we find that Major Tom has found his eternal resting place on a distant planet, and although his body has wasted away, his jewel-encrusted skull remains to later be found by a young woman and brought back to the “villa of Ormen,” where it is worshiped as a powerful relic.

It appears that something happened when Major Tom was orbiting the Earth.  In awe of the blue planet below him, he became enlightened or illuminated, “The stars look very different today.”  Major Tom lost contact with ground control and a few years later he descended from the heavens as the androgynous alien Ziggy Stardust.  From then on, he lived out his life disguised as a peculiar human being, finding employment as a rock musician and appearing in a dozen or so film roles.  Or so the story goes.

It is hard to think of another entertainer in recent times so universally adored than David Bowie.  At least from the perspective of his fans, Bowie was successful at achieving god-status.  It is well known that Bowie had a deep interest in the occult, practiced Kabbalah and was enamored with Aleister Crowley- a major figure in Western occultism.  It seems this is the mistake we make when it comes to our idols; we elevate them to the status of gods (or extra-terrestrials) and then it becomes blasphemous to suggest that they are mere human beings.

This is not intended to disparage David Bowie.  In fact, I have been a fan of much of his music over the years.  While some have been quick to accuse Bowie of being a Satanist, based on the videos for “Blackstar” and “Lazarus,” or citing his androgynous incarnation during the 70s, or his admitted bisexual past, I see another side to David Bowie.  Although he is an icon in the LGBT community, he chose a heterosexual life.  In 1992, he chose to marry Somali model Iman and live in a monogamous relationship.  In 2000, following the birth of his daughter Alexandria he said, “It is amazing how a new child can refocus one’s direction seconds after its birth.  Everything falls into a feeling of rightness,” he said in a 2000 interview for Hello!.  Here he is, essentially confirming God’s perfect design for the human family.

While most people see David Bowie as many characters, I see two people.  David Robert Jones (the man) and David Bowie (the idol).  In fact, Jones took the name “Bowie” from Jim Bowie’s double-edged knife in the 1960 western, The Alamo.  Likewise, the entity we’ve come to know as David Bowie is also double-edged and sometimes gives way to David Jones, who handles all the questions related to mundane human existence.  David Bowie, being a very perceptive man, was aware of this tendency toward idol worship.  In his song “Ashes To Ashes” from 1980’s Scary Monsters he punches a hole in the image that made him famous with the line, “We all know Major Tom’s a junkie.”  In other words, your space odyssey may just be a delusional mind-trip.

As a musician and writer myself, I understand that artists do not always speak from a first-person perspective.  Musicians can also be actors, on stage or in their music videos, and sometimes represent a viewpoint other than their own.  It can be difficult to discern where the artist stands on the subject matter, especially since they are often ambiguous about it, preferring to leave the listener to the interpretation.  As is the case with Bowie, I often find myself seeking out the heart of an artist.  What causes anxiety for me is not so much the images in the “Blackstar” video, but not knowing where Bowie himself figures in.  This can be troublesome when it comes to artists we admire.  This is especially true as Christians trying to discern whether the music might detract from our walk with Christ.  Is he like a preacher, with a message of impending doom for the impish women foolishly conjuring evil?  Is he like an antichrist, orchestrating a cultic ritual?  Is he an observer, a commentator on a society obsessed with the worship of false idols?  I’d like to offer another opinion.  With Blackstar, David Robert Jones (the man) is offering up David Bowie (the idol) as a sacrifice.  There is a sense of detachment here, a casting off of David Bowie the persona into the cosmic ether which birthed his image.  David Bowie is the Blackstar; he serves as a substitute- an antichrist character.  In the video we see a black star eclipsing the sun.

Echoing throughout the song “Blackstar” is a transmuted voice alternately insisting, “I’m not a pop star” and “I’m not a film star” and “I’m not a porn star” among other refutals.  Underneath the dazzling facade of fame, fortune and even carnal pleasure, we see the true nature of the beast, “I’m a black star.”  The concept of the black star runs parallel to the occult notion of the black sun or midnight sun and from a Christian standpoint is symbolic of the Antichrist.  There can be many antichrists- things we worship in place of Christ, including our beloved pop stars [1 John 4:3].  I’m not saying Bowie is the Antichrist, but he’s certainly displaying the spirit of antichrist, which has a firm grip over many pop musicians.  Undoubtedly David Bowie brushed shoulders with more than a few of the Illuminus in his five-decade career; he was their darling.  Even if Bowie was not himself a participant, surely he was invited.  And clearly he propagated the same insidious ideas, which, through the vehicle of pop music, have entered into the collective psyche of our society.

Curiously though, as it seems to be with many artists who are exposed to the slimy underbelly of the entertainment industry, they have also embedded a warning in their message: Beware what you worship.


True Or False?

pope_francisSo, here I am expecting blow-back over my Christian conversion and instead I get emails criticizing my misuse of verb tense.  I have to laugh, because I can criticize my own writing to no end.  So my writing style is different than what most English teachers try to impart to their students- do they even teach writing in school anymore?  Just asking.  For me, creating an outline has always been stressful- too much forward thinking involved; I like to dive in and revise as I go.  My introduction may be three paragraphs in and my conclusions strewn about here and there.  I do jump around between points and my posts have a tendency to stretch into essays, but I wonder if anyone out there is actually reading them in an attempt to understand what is being said, or are people more interested in skimming through with a red pen?  For eyes that grow weary at the sight of walls of text, I will be launching my own YouTube channel soon and producing short, easily digestible video reports, but my lengthy blog posts are here to stay!

It may seem haphazard how I go about putting together a post, but there is a guiding force behind it.  I spend a good portion of my day listening to interviews, sermons, news and music.  I attempt to read the Scriptures daily.  I observe the unfolding events around me.  For days, sometimes weeks, I ponder what I should write about next.  I often do not know ahead of time, even at the point where I sit down at the computer and start writing, what the focus of an article will be.  Then, I start to see connections.  Or rather, the connections start to appear, as  I do not credit myself alone with this insight, I have only taken up the task of cultivating the ground.  I feel called to share these connections with you.  That is what One American is all about.

This is not Rolling Stone.  A trend these days is for people to be contrary to anything widely accepted as good or normal, just for the sake of being contrary.  Sunsets at the beach are cliché, but somehow Jimmy Buffet is cool.  Huh?  You probably had a friend like this; Johnny Cash is the man when everyone else is listening to Snoop Dogg, but as others discover Johnny Cash, suddenly he becomes overrated and they move on to Miles Davis.  Or, if they are feeling particularly adventurous, they chase after hipster nirvana, a detached state achieved by complete immersion in obscure crap.  I find humor in watching them stumble from one trend to the next as they attempt to outpace the hordes of other arrogant, bearded clones.  The trouble is, they are quickly joined by the masses, because they are not exceptional at all, they are just tools like everyone else, advertising their “uniqueness” to the world through external adornments and peculiar associations.  With God absent from their lives, their sense of self is distorted.  This mental illness has its root in a desire for adoration; in the extreme, you could say worship.

You’re not hip, you’re Megyn Kelly.  The FOX News host, appearing on the O’Reilly Factor last year asserted, “Some things do require the involvement of Big Brother,” when asked a question about mandatory vaccinations.  How bold!  A good number of these miserable creatures have made their way into the world of journalism and author blogs of lesser significance.  Seriously, if you want to study the effects of mind control on the younger generation, just search: random thoughts and blog.  Talk about a lack of vision.  So, if you are just joining us, One American promises to keep the pop-culture references to a minimum and you wont find any snarky liberalism here.  The mainstream press may thrive on shock and sensationalism and faux controversy, but the real revolutionary was Jesus; the world put Him to death on a cross.

The weak-minded fall for the lies of collectivism, feminism, progressivism, atheism, humanism, etc. but it is all unified in Satanism, which places man at the center of creation instead of God.  But this sort of behavior is not exclusive to non-believers. There are a lot of self-righteous people out there who think because they claim to follow Jesus, they should go about wearing sandals and speaking in a gentle, breathy voice.  Or, they believe they must adopt the trappings of teen culture to evangelize the youth.  Please.  Once, before I became a believer, I was stalked in a Walgreens by some dude who looked like Fred Durst (it’s ok if you don’t remember Limp Bizkit) with his baseball cap on backwards.  He cut through the isles and made a direct line to me.  “Jesus loves you,” he blurted.  “Yeah whatever,” I replied.  My point?  Stop being stupid, bro.  People- young people- are starving for the Word of God.  They will respond to the Truth.  They are looking to the Christian community hoping to find something different in us.  Christians should stand out, not blend in.

Does God want me to grow this blog into a ministry?  Is it the Holy Spirit guiding me?  How do I know?  A pastor may find fault with my fledgling understanding of Scripture or prophecy and that is ok, because this blog is for you, the patriot, the seeker, the sinner, the newly awakened, the new Christian.  I suspect there are a lot of ordinary folks like myself in need of the same ministering I received.  Does the Lord desire to use One American to fill a gap not reached by the televangelists and alternative Christian media?  All of us should be asking the Lord what He wishes to accomplish in our lives.  This helps us ensure our motivations and behaviors are in alignment with His will.

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

[1 John 4:1-3]

The antichrist spirit that is described here by John was already at work in his time (the first epistle of John is believed to have been written between 89-95 A.D.).  Its influence has ebbed and flowed in direct proportion to our solidarity in Jesus Christ ever since the crucifixion.  As the late minister Derek Prince pointed out in his sermons on True and False Christ, “anti” means “against” and “in place of.”  Meaning, the antichrist opposes Christ (the Messiah) and serves as a substitute for Christ.

Nearly two-thousand years later and its hard to argue that the spirit of antichrist is not rampant in the world, indeed, it is everywhere and, tragically, even sanctioned within the Church.  According to the catechism of the Catholic Church, Muslims are included in the plan of salvation because of their belief in the God of Abraham [Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 841].  In an address from 2013, Pope Francis praised Muslims who worship the “one God.”  This notion is directly contradicted by numerous Scriptures, including the above passage from 1 John.  Muslims do not worship the true and living God.  They do not believe Jesus to be the Messiah, they have their own messiah- the Mahdi.  They do not believe Jesus to be the Son of God, but merely a prophet setting the stage for Muhammad, the last prophet.  They do not believe Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins.  Completely absent from Islam in fact, is the Resurrection and the concept of redemption.  These are teachings at the very core of Christianity.  How is it possible that the Pope can make such a statement?  Why do Catholic apologists line up in defense of the Pope’s increasingly disturbing proclamations when they are clearly not based in the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  We cannot value kind words over the truth.  Muhammad did not rise from the dead.  The Qur’an is a counterfeit of the Holy Scriptures, stripped of all its essential and redeeming truth.  Islam is both a religion and a political ideology of the antichrist spirit.  The Pope is not their leader, his role is to tranquilize the Church with deceptive doctrines of global unity.  He is a false prophet; whether he is the False Prophet spoken of in Revelation remains to be seen.

These lies are echoed by the likes of Rick Warren and others seeking to diffuse tension by focusing on religious similarities rather than differences.  The trend is to lump Judaism, Christianity and Islam together as “the three great monotheistic religions,” promoting the idea that it does not matter which path you follow.  Others in the New Age movement lie about the nature of God and Jesus.  They bypass the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ needed for salvation and teach that we can become one with God; all that is required is that we attune ourselves to the proper frequency.  All this squirming around is not a quest for spiritual truth, but rather, a cheap compromise.  The Word is the Rock.  Everything else is just… concrete.  It is philosophy, humanism and ethics, poured into a man-made mold, casting the blasphemous pillars of Babylon The Great.

Satan is a counterfeiter.  Just as a counterfeit bill is not obvious except upon closer analysis, Satanic deception is not always obvious.  That is the nature of deception.  If Satan came directly to you, twisted into a hideous form by sin, and revealed the true nature of his plan, you would run.  Remember though, the Bible describes Lucifer as the most beautiful and talented of the angels [Ezekiel 28].  Those who worship him today, the Illuminus, make war with God; like cunning salesmen, they market peace, harmony, knowledge and immortality.  They even claim to be Christian in many instances and operate with stealth at high levels in the Church.  In this way, they have sought to ensure their acceptance and go about their corrupting from within.  The Word of God is like a counterfeit pen used to detect fake currency.

There is the spirit of antichrist, and then there is the Antichrist.  There are many false prophets and false prophecies and then there is the False Prophet.  Just as the Spirit of God was made manifest in a man, Jesus Christ, the Satanic counter-force, the antichrist spirit of deception and rebellion is coalescing to manifest in the person of the Antichrist.  His regime is supported by the False Prophet [Revelation 19:20].  Although there is considerable speculation about who these individuals are or if they have even been born yet, one thing is clear: God remains in control!

I have to remember this when I lament the crumbling of the foundations, when I try to understand how we have become so deceived, when I try to wrap my mind around the reckless and foolish manner in which our leadership has cast aside all reason, all sanity, all integrity- hurling our once great nation into the fire.  All these things must come to pass before the end.   If they must come to pass, how can we stop it?  It is futility, but not futility without hope.  We are under judgement.  We can sit back and blame Bush or Obama or Ryan, but they have been sent a delusion.  They have been instituted to bring about our judgement.  Apathy amongst the people is a direct result of the absence of the Gospel in their lives.  Therefore, instead of focusing on political change, we need to focus on our own relationship with Jesus first and foremost.

I do not mean we should withdraw completely from our civic duty.  We may be able to slow the nation’s decent into mayhem with our votes, but our focus as members of the Church should be turning hearts towards Jesus.  Remember, we are in the world, but not of the world.  To go about championing Donald Trump or Ted Cruz as saviors is foolish.  We should seek to elect statesmen, people who will uphold our Constitution and who honor God as chief covenant-maker.  In a harmonious environment, civic enterprise radiates our acceptance as stewards and our commandment to love one another is witnessed by the unbelievers.  The system is broken because we are broken, if we have not been made whole again in Jesus.  The world is looking for the “good” Christians without recognizing that Christians are fallen human beings, redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb.  It is only the Truth that has transformative power.  Unlike the world prior to Jesus, ours is an apostate world, having rejected the message of Christ.  There is a new evangelization; it is not set against a pagan world, but a Satanic one.

With most of the world already in tow, Satan focuses much of his energy on crafting schemes against the Church.  As Christians, we should expect this and learn to spot the serpent engineer behind the curtain.  As a new Christian, I found myself especially disheartened over a recent schism that developed over Christmas concerning a Christian doctor mixing New Age teachings into his healing message during an interview on a popular Christian talk-radio program.  The doctor’s errant use of terms like “chakra” and “third eye” as well as repeated assertions that God inhabits the “13th dimension” caught the ear of a pastor, who sought to contact the doctor about the matter privately by phone; the doctor became defensive and hung up.  These ideas are not based in Christianity, but are centered in Hinduism (chakras) and the so-called Christ Consciousness movement, which teaches that Jesus is just one of numerous “ascended masters” or human beings who became gods.  In a separate interview, the doctor made an outrageous claim that the fetal Jesus was a clone placed in the womb of Mary and did not possess any of her DNA.  In other words, Jesus was not born of woman- a direct contradiction of the Word [Galatians 4:4].  Jesus is fully God and fully man [Revelation 1: 17-18].  If this were not the case, his suffering and death would not have been possible.

In an audio exposé, the pastor sought to explain his motivation for withdrawing from a Christian conference occurring in Dallas this spring where the doctor was also invited to speak.  A firestorm of threats and personal attacks quickly grew to dwarf the original dispute, as followers took sides.  Instead of admitting his errors, the doctor moved to save face with an insincere apology that misrepresented the pastor and his claims.  The pastor accused the radio show host of threatening a lawsuit over his use of audio clips from the program to defend his position.

As a new kid on the block, I am hardly qualified to weigh in on this issue, but I wonder if these individuals realize just how damaging to the cause of Christianity these disputes are.  It rattled my faith, because I consider this radio show to be instrumental in my Christian conversion.  However, as I researched developments in this conflict, I came across several blogs bashing all the parties involved, accusing the watchmen of fear-mongering in order to sell precious metals and survival gear- a common criticism against Christians with a message of preparedness which I find no merit in.  In other words, there are more than enough attacks coming from the outside as it is.

It is my understanding that this spat has since been resolved, for which I am thankful. One thing I know for certain, God takes us through the fire, in order that we might be purified by it.  In my estimation, this fire quickly got out of hand because the various individuals involved, instead of seeking the counsel of Jesus, sought instead after their own preservation.  This spawned deception and animosity among brothers.  The parties involved scrambled to save their reputations and advertising dollars instead of humbling themselves before the Lord and one another.  Smoothing things over and deflecting responsibility is not the same as confessing wrongdoing.  The purification fire can quickly turn into a consuming fire if we are not following the lead of Jesus Christ.

When it comes to the alternative Christian media, I think there is a lot of pressure to distinguish oneself as an expert possessing special knowledge, whether the focus is giants or UFOs or prophecy or numerology, etc.  But we are all brothers and sisters in Christ; we must be open to rebuke when we stray and foreign ideas are introduced.  Many new Christians like myself have come in from the world of the occult, witchcraft and mysticism and easily recognize that language when we hear it.  I understand the allure.  For me, the most powerful Christian message is simply this- repentance and being born again in Jesus Christ.  We must be careful not to speak when we do not know all the facts.  I too considered rattling off a few emails when I learned of all this.  Thankfully, I did not have the time to do so.  It’s easy to get caught up in the snares of the Devil; it’s predictable because it all goes back to Genesis.  Our hope as sinners, to escape, is in Jesus, not the campaigns of man.

Carry on.