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Night Of The Deplorables

deplorablesOrchestrated media hoax fails.  Donald J. Trump elected 45th President of the United States in stunning victory!

Like most Americans, me and my family congregated around the television Tuesday evening to follow the media spectacle which is election night.  Replaying in my head was an alert issued days earlier by Jon Rappoport, to beware of early network projections.  As the night wore on, we sighed and shouted and gasped as each state turned red or blue.  We watched the percentages go back and forth like a geographical tug-o-war.  To mask the deception and make it not appear to be the utter mind control that it is, not all the networks called states at the same exact time.  We made a point to flip from channel to channel, so we didn’t miss any updates.  It didn’t take long to realize the coverage was fairly synchronized across the spectrum.  Of course, we’ve come to expect this sort of thing from the controlled media, but I wondered, who was really orchestrating this show behind the scenes?  Who was working the spotlight and the curtains?  As Rappoport explains in the article I linked to above, “… declaring the winner is a media event, owned and operated by the networks.”

I checked into Infowars’ 52 hour live election coverage, but we had problems streaming it, with my wife running Brian Craig’s Periscope feed simultaneously (remind me to call about our wi-fi when I’m done writing this, ok?).  So, not only was our home filled with the sound of me and my wife screaming at the television, it was filled with the sound of Brian and his wife’s screaming too! Infowars didn’t have the national map up with the blue states and red states.  As much as I understood I was watching a dog and pony show, I needed to fixate my eyes on that damn map with the red and blue states!  Maybe it was the tornado of graphics rushing around the screen, but I was getting sucked into it.  This was truly a twenty-first century experience.  We could feel the tension rise as the hours went on.  We couldn’t even break for a snack or a quick cruise around town to get some fresh air.  I started getting a headache.  I thought for a second, were all the GWEN towers firing off simultaneously, bathing the country in psychotronic waves?  Nah!

As swing states started to fall in Trump’s column- Ohio, Florida, North Carolina-  we watched the looks of anxiety, then horror, then dejection spread across the faces of Rachel Maddow, Wolf Blitzer, Megyn Kelly, George Stephanopoulos and Van Jones.  It was glorious!  And they have nobody to blame but themselves.

From the very beginning of the campaign, it was obvious that not only did the media favor Hillary Clinton over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to represent the Democratic Party, they uniformly ridiculed and dismissed Donald Trump as a serious contender for the Republican nomination.  As it turns out, Wikileaks revealed to the world, through various hacked emails, that the DNC had already presupposed a Clinton nomination and actively worked against Sanders despite his string of primary victories and young, enthusiastic crowds.  The day before the California primary, the DNC declared Clinton the nominee, which may have stunted voter turnout for Sanders and influenced the early shuttering of his campaign.

In a leaked audio recording, Clinton describes Sanders’ supporters as “living in their parents’ basement.”  Then, there was her infamous comment describing Trump supporters:

 “To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.  Right?  Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.”

Let’s not forget misogynist, Hillary.  The Left was writing history before it happened and the narrative was to be this:  Powerful female, champion of women, children, minorities and average Americans, defeats rich, white, bigoted, sexist, racist male to become the nation’s first female president; it’s right in line with their progressive worldview.  Donald Trump was to be painted as a greedy and arrogant real-estate tycoon in the tradition of the fat cat industrialists and opportunists who built America.  “Make America Great Again!” was a hearkening to our past, something the Democrats wanted to equate with racism and oppression.  Hillary Clinton would offer voters the perceived option of a more equitable, all-inclusive, international future.  The major problem with this?  The narrative was a total lie.  If anyone represents a corrupt and arrogant opportunist, it is certainly Hillary Clinton, who used every public office she occupied to gorge herself along with her husband Bill through their money laundering operation, the Clinton Foundation, which poses as a charitable non-profit.  Donald Trump, while not perfect, is a successful businessman and believer in good, old-fashioned Americana, prosperity and freedom.

The media perfectly worked everyone into a frenzy of emotion as election night came to its crescendo.  It appeared as if Donald Trump would reach the 270 electoral votes needed to be elected president; all he needed was Pennsylvania or Michigan and it would be over.  Then, PBS quietly awarded Pennsylvania to Trump.  We watched the electoral numbers change as well as the map behind the commentators.  The state of Pennsylvania turned from neutral gray to Republican red, but the anchors seemed oblivious to the change.  There was no alert, no update.  Word circulated that the AP and New York Times had called Pennsylvania for Trump.  FOX and the other networks were holding out.  We watched Shepard Smith desperately defend FOX’s hesitance to call Pennsylvania, as if he already sensed a controversy brewing.

Then, the unbelievable happened.  The percentages froze- as if the votes themselves stopped being reported.  Surely the votes were still coming in, but the media stopped updating the numbers across the board.  The networks were stalling.  Then, in a cowardly move, the Clinton campaign sent head reptilian scumbag John Podesta out to speak to the crowd of bewildered Clinton supporters in New York City.  Essentially he told everyone to go home and go to sleep – Hillary Clinton would not be addressing the crowd that night.

I about hit the roof at this point, because it became obvious they were trying to pull some shenanigans- at the very moment when Trump clinched the victory.  Could it be that the Associated Press blundered by calling Pennsylvania without permission?  Did this thwart the Democrats’ plan to obfuscate the vote count?  I was certain the announcement by Podesta was to allow for overnight ballot stuffing or we would wake up in the morning to news that the UN election monitors had detected Russians hacking into voting machines and they would need to conduct a recount.  John Podesta had successfully entranced the sobbing crowd to head back to their cars and hit the highway.  It was a pathetic sight.

No doubt Hillary was backstage, throwing a temper tantrum, rolling around on the floor, hissing, spitting and projectile-vommiting in a fit of demonic rage.  Or maybe her brain short-circuited and they were trying to resuscitate her.  As it turns out, rumors started surfacing days after the election that Clinton had to be restrained after she lashed out at campaign managers John Podesta and Robbie Mook.  Whether or not that actually occurred, the shrewd maneuver revealed to the world the true nature of Hillary Clinton and her camp and how she really feels about the American people- not even showing the common decency to confront them face-to-face, concede the election and thank her supporters.  Of course this sort of smug, elitist behavior is typical of the true Hillary Clinton, finally exposed for the fraud that she is, in easily the most contentious presidential election in modern times.

As the cameras panned across the tear-streaked faces at the Javits Center, where Clinton was to give her acceptance speech beneath a literal glass ceiling, I found myself feeling pity for the pour deceived souls who had so fervently supported their Babylonian goddess on her scandalous rise to power- First Lady, New York Senator, Secretary of State- only to watch her deteriorate almost immediately upon entering the 2016 presidential race.

Although the Left will undoubtedly blame “backwards” Americans for rejecting the idea of a woman as president, what really sunk Hillary was the ongoing scrutiny of her illegal private email server while serving as Secretary of State and her gross mishandling of classified information.  Benghazi continued to haunt her, amid still unanswered allegations that Washington ordered a stand-down, resulting in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.  Despite the truth behind Hillary’s email scandal and the attack in Benghazi never being fully exposed by the media, Americans continued to question Hillary’s integrity.  For those of us who have diligently done our research though, we know Clinton’s private email server was set up deliberately for the purpose of hiding illegal practices, including a clandestine CIA operation providing weapons to Syrian rebel groups via Benghazi, Libya.

Additionally, sting videos emerged from James O’Keefe and Project Veritas revealing top DNC officials openly admitting to instigating violence at Trump rallies and wholesale election fraud on hidden camera.

It was also the regurgitation of Bill Clinton’s notorious womanizing, including multiple rape allegations and his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.  Back in May, FOX obtained flight logs revealing that Bill Clinton traveled on Epstein’s private jet a total of 26 times.  Hillary Clinton was also shown to have traveled aboard the “Lolita Express” six times, to Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean, which was allegedly supplied with underage girls to service his friends among the wealthy elite.  According to the FOX News article, in 2007, a secretive deal was reached whereby Epstein served a 30 month sentence (18 months jail time, 12 months house arrest) and “… agreed to pay dozens of young girls under a federal statute providing for compensation to victims of child sexual abuse.  In exchange, the U.S. Attorney’s Office promised not to pursue any federal charges against Epstein or his co-conspirators.”

Apparently this was just the tip of the iceberg, though.  Buried within one of Wikileaks’ last data dumps before the election, we learned that the Podesta brothers were invited to a repulsive “spirit cooking” dinner put on by Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic, who is known for her shocking, blood-soaked exhibitions.  Despite Abramovic’s objection to being labeled a Satanist, her performances clearly double as occult rituals, inspired in part by Alister Crowley’s Thelema religion.  A publicly available video shows Abramovic and other participants performing the spirit cooking ritual in 1997, in which demonically inspired “recipes” are painted across a wall using coagulated pig’s blood.  Other ingredients for spirit cooking can include semen, breast milk and urine.  The vile mixture is then dumped over a sculpture of what appears to be a mummified child.  Abramovic then stands in front of a pre-recorded projection of herself with a snake writhing around her head.  Pictures and videos from more recent art exhibitions show Abramovic palling around with celebrities like Lady Gaga, the Illuminati pop-priestess and star of the psycho-sexual television series, American Horror Story.  In a series of pictures, Lady Gaga and others appear to conduct a taste-test by spooning off the body of a nude model floating in a tub full of fake (?) blood.  At another event, spectators participate in the “art” by cannibalizing cakes baked in the form of human cadavers.  Abramovic is adored by sleazy Hollywood celebrities like James Franco and music industry puppets like rapper Jay-Z, who all became vocal supporters of Clinton’s candidacy.

In an even more sinister twist, according to law enforcement experts, some of the Podesta emails appear to include pedophile code words.  As I write this article, more details continue to emerge surrounding Comet Ping Pong, a Washington D.C. pizza parlor owned by James Alefantis, and possible ties to a vast pedophile ring.  I could write an entire post about that alone, but the point is, any one of these scandals would have derailed the campaign of a less protected candidate.

For there is nothing that is covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.

Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

[Luke 12: 2-3]

Many of Hillary’s supporters really believed she was the one being cheated, because she was… a woman.  With a straight face, Hillary Clinton actually blamed the biased media (along with FBI director James Comey), for her loss.  When all along, it was the Clinton campaign, working in lockstep with a complicit media, who perpetuated a complete deception on the American public. The major polls were rigged- that is, they over-sampled Democratic voters and, naturally, got results that seemed to favor Hillary.  Commentators, pundits, newspapers, and magazines ignored the people of America and projected all their wickedness, violence, racism and bigotry onto Trump and his supporters- ordinary folks from all walks of life who dared believe in an end to fruitless wars, secure borders and a fair shake for the American worker.   It is true that Donald Trump garnered much of his support from the white middle class- but this is the same group that gave Obama commanding victories in 2008 and 2012.

The morning after the election, liberal commentator Joe Scarborough, from MSNBC’s Morning Joe, delivered a lashing to the New York Times, Washington Post and the rest of the defunct media to which he belongs:

“… they stopped being journalists over the past month and began being cheerleaders, and began being people who had a conclusion that they reached and then searched for facts to show that Hillary Clinton was a 92, 93, 99.999 percent chance winner…

… it was much easier for you to stay in Manhattan and say, ‘You know what?  They’re only voting for Trump ’cause they’re racists and bigots.  There’s no way he can win ’cause they’re all just racists and bigots.’  Well, if you really do believe that, then you believe that fifty million people in America are racists and bigots.  And if you really do believe that, then I take pity on you.”

Hillary’s mis-characterizations of Trump mirrored her own glaring sins.  What is it about Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton that had so many entranced?  Her supporters showed up at the polls to cast their votes for her despite all the Wikileaks revelations- despite an entire political career marred by corruption and a trail of mysterious deaths; they wanted a woman to be our next president, no matter whatDoes the Daemon-Foetus Hilarion really command that much loyalty?  I wonder.  Is the reason why the Clinton campaign hasn’t demanded a recount because they really don’t want the votes scrutinized?  In my opinion, Hillary’s win of the popular vote seems highly suspicious, especially considering Donald Trump was able to attract crowds numbering in the tens of thousands everywhere he went, while Hillary Clinton struggled to round up a few hundred on her sporadic campaign stops.

The next day, I’m counting how many celebrities really plan on following through with their plans to depart the country or, have they quietly discovered that actually, they are quite comfortable where they are, in the land of the free and the home of the brave?  Whoopi Goldberg?  Samuel Jackson?  Barbra Streisand?  Amy Schumer?  The narrative now is, “Trump won because of support from lesser-educated whites.”  Van Jones called it a “whitelash.”  Should we be surprised that the media- yet again- pulls the race card out?  They also said, “African-Americans didn’t show up at the polls for Hillary like they did for Obama in 2008 and 2012.”  Well, that’s because they showed up for Trump.  So did large segments of Latinos and women.  I beg the question again, who are the real sexists and racists?  It seems to me the media has spent an inordinate amount of time insinuating that only rednecks voted for Trump and Blacks didn’t turn out for Hillary because she’s white.

Yes, your narrative has failed.  Your race-bating experiment has failed.  Your Marxist agenda to seize the United States- failed.  And as for the hoards of orphan zombies who remain behind for your fumbled scorched-earth scheme, you have successfully dumbed them down- maybe too much- they literally do not understand what just hit them.  Did you not consider the fact that most of these social justice warriors- ehem- will head for home after the “protest,” rip open a bag of Doritos and hop on their X-Box?  Tisk. Tisk.  Direct that to George Soros or whoever is there, in the dark.  Remember how the media went bonkers when Trump, convinced that the entire election was rigged against him, said he would “look at it” when questioned about accepting the election results during the final debate?  Isn’t it ironic that it is Hillary’s supporters having a total meltdown now that the election is over and their candidate has lost, with riots in Portland, riots in Oakland, riots in New Orleans and liberals pissing and moaning all over television?  Ultimately, Hillary Clinton couldn’t lie her way into the White House and we should all thank the Lord above for that.

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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.


One American, 2014

eagle2013 was a tough year for freedom, here in America and around the world.  But as we saw with the crisis in Syria, we will be heard when we stand up collectively and say, “No!”  Thwarting the globalist agenda in Syria was a small victory in a year where liberty took some major blows.  As we head into another year of looming financial and environmental disasters, corrupt politics and massive media distractions, I thought it important to reflect on the reasons I started this blog back in August.  Already, 2014 promises to be a touchstone year for how this battle will play out.  Fukushima is near total meltdown with the Earth basking in deadly radiation, teenagers mindlessly rampage throughout suburbia and an “unknown” virus is on the loose.  Meanwhile, the dear leader is conveniently on a two-week family vacation in Hawaii playing golf.  We must, as a nation and a species, wake up from our trance!

“Governments fall from sheer indifference.  Authority figures deprived of the vampiric energy they suck off their constituents are seen for what they are: dead, empty masks manipulated by computers.  And what is behind the computers?  Remote control, of course.  Look at the prison you are in- we are all in.   This is a penal colony that is now a death camp, the place of the second and final death.”

– William S. Burroughs, The Western Lands

08/24/13: One American (An Introduction)

With politics more divisive than ever, it’s nothing special when another political blog pops up featuring the hallmark, “I want my country back!” rant.  It’s just another red-state, right-wing, rifle-toting redneck who somehow managed to figure his way ‘round the internet, right?  Or, it’s one of these regular, disenfranchised, middle-aged white guys just looking out for their families, who turn into raging xenophobes when their wallet is targeted.  Except, if you read a little further, you’ll see I don’t quite fit these profiles, and that’s important.  Because those who seek to control you want you to believe there is no common ground among the American people; they want our country polarized and divided, because it serves their purposes.

I was born in 1975 and grew up in a working-class family in the San Francisco Bay Area.  My dad was a Portuguese immigrant and my mom was born in Mississippi to Scotch-Irish parents.  Upon their families converging in California, they met and married.  My dad was a Teamster and drove a forklift.  My mom became a teacher and also worked at a semiconductor fab in Silicon Valley.  Our household was white, blue-collar and Democrat.  Ours was that mythical, normal, suburban life.  You know, Cub Scouts, soccer, skateboards and Nintendo.  We shared that lifestyle with families from many different backgrounds:  Black, Filipino, Korean, Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, etc.  And on Independence Day, we would all have block parties, barbeques, water balloon fights and shoot off fireworks together.  We were the melting pot.

As a teen, I was repulsed by politics and politicians.  I was spiritually minded, introspective and non-competitive; I leaned about as far left as possible in my manner of thinking.  Eventually, I reasoned I should be a good citizen and participate in the election process, so I cast my first vote for Bill Clinton, who defeated Bob Dole (and Ross Perot) in 1996.  In the 2000 election, not impressed with either George Bush or Al Gore, I voted for Ralph Nader on the Green Party ticket.  The events of September 11, 2001 changed my trajectory.  I remember wondering to myself that day why our jets weren’t in the air within hours.  Why the delay?  I started to open my eyes, but not in the way you might be inclined to think.  I didn’t develop a fear of Osama Bin Laden or Muslims.  Living in the Bay Area gifted me with great cultural diversity.  I had friends and classmates who were Muslim.  I studied world religions in college and as a personal interest.  I read poetry by Rumi.  When the Bush Administration decided to invade Iraq in 2003, despite no evidence of weapons of mass destruction, I started having serious doubts about the true motives of our government.  I remember the distinct feeling that something was wrong while watching the media coverage of the “shock and awe” bombardment of Baghdad.  In 2004, I voted for John Kerry and in 2008, I voted for Barack Obama, disillusioned with the declining state of the nation under Bush, but hopeful.  In 2012, I decided not to give Obama my vote for a second term and instead voted for Gary Johnson, candidate for the Libertarian Party.

The truth is, I’m not a Libertarian.  I’m not a Liberal.  I’m not a Conservative.  I’m not a Progressive.  I’m not a Democrat or a Republican.  I’m not the Tea Party.  I’m not a Socialist, a Communist or a Capitalist.  I’m not an environmentalist.  I’m not Occupy.  I’m not Anonymous.  I’m not an anarchist.  I’m not a conspiracy-theorist.  I’m not LGBT.  I’m not a Portuguese-Scotch-Irish-American.  In other words, I don’t have an agenda.  I am One American.  And I don’t own a gun… yet.

Without disparaging these groups, I have to ask, why are we, as a nation of individuals, so inclined to identify ourselves so narrowly?  Liberals are not liberal and Conservatives are not conservative.  I started this blog, in part, to demonstrate that despite our differences and contrary to what the media conditions you to believe, we all have a lot more in common.  And, we all have a lot at stake.  I am proud to be an American.  I love American culture.  I love American values.  I don’t believe in “tolerance” I believe in celebrating and embracing diversity.  I love all people.  I believe in family.  I believe in humanity.  I believe in love and compassion.  I believe in freedom.

Fully acknowledging the many blemishes on the history of the United States of America and the imperfections of the men who founded our country and wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the ideals that we, as Americans, value and aspire to are noble and unmatched in the history of Western civilization.  The values of liberty, truth and justice are worth fighting for.  The errors of the past and present should be held up to this light and made right.  Even if one argues that the Constitution was not originally meant to protect Natives, or Blacks or women or immigrants, it shall, by will of the people.  The problem is, the idea of “government of the people, by the people, for the people” is rapidly being washed awayOur ability to function as a free nation will end if we do not identify the true enemies of freedom and stop them.  In America, the idea of representative government has been usurped by subservience to special interest groups, the military-industrial complex, multi-national corporations and banks.  In this type of society you are not a citizen, you are a subject.

The First Amendment of the Constitution guarantees my freedom of speech.  Despite this, for what I have just written in these few paragraphs, I can now be targeted by our government as a potential terrorist.  That should be disturbing to anyone reading this blog.  In fact, to be considered a terrorist, you no longer need to express disdain for the government, you merely need to proclaim support for the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.  If you’re a veteran returning from war or you proudly display the American flag, you’re dangerous.  I have always been an independent thinker.  As such, I have witnessed my own philosophy and world view morph several times.  Now it’s beginning to crystallize.  My core values and beliefs, those which have been constant throughout, have triggered an alarm inside me.  I am distraught.  Even I, not being a member of any Tea Party group, not owning a gun, not being particularly religious, can see the injustice of the IRS targeting conservative groups.  Perhaps you think this is ok, since you don’t agree with Tea Party politics.  But the fact of the matter is, wrong is wrong.  It is not politically relative.  They’re coming for everyone, eventually.  They’re coming for you too.

Those crying “I want my country back” can’t be so narrowly categorized anymore.  We’re not all “bitter clingers” or “joe sixpacks”.  We are students, engineers, laborers, farmers, veterans, journalists, police officers, taxi drivers, scientists, artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, truckers, doctors, teachers, designers, athletes, mechanics, small business owners- people from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds.

Ironically, in 2004 I stood on a street corner in Northern California with my wife, who is Lakota, and our newborn daughter holding a sign reading “Iraq Lies Cost Lives”.  Even in “liberal” California I was cursed at and threatened.  It distresses me to see people who so vehemently opposed the Iraq War and then President George W. Bush, now lining up in support of President Obama, when he has only extended and deepened Bush’s abuses of executive power.  We are a label-handicapped society.  Is this irrational support of Obama because he’s a Democrat?  Is it because he’s a Liberal?  Is it because he’s Black?  Now, as I witness liberty groups, defenders of the Constitution, gun owners and people opposing President Obama’s policies being labeled as racists and potential terrorists, I have to wonder, who do they think we are?  If you and I are the enemy, who are they?

Originally published: 08/24/13