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Proliferation

cold_beerI originally started this post back in 2014, prompted by what I perceived as an onslaught of skull imagery whenever I would venture out shopping.  It was becoming so prevalent that it made me wonder, is death actually being marketed?  An insane idea of course, but the proliferation of confounding skull imagery, increasingly aimed at children and teen girls, seemed very suspicious to me. Walk into the clothing section of any department store and skulls are the thing, complete with tribal swirls, swords and flames for the boys and pink bows, roses and hearts for the girls.  These designs are often paired with bewildering messages like “peace,” “love” and “girls rock.”

A week or so passed then a co-worker came to work wearing a t-shirt of the Grim Reaper (or other similarly clad, spectral skeleton sporting a black hood and sickle).  Behind the Reaper was the full moon and emanating from his outstretched hand, a green, ghostly skull with the “all seeing eye” enclosed within a pyramid on its forehead.  Ok.  Was this some metal band’s concert shirt?  No.  Did they screen-print a few dozen of these and pass them out at the local Masonic lodge?  No.  I later found the exact same t-shirt at, you guessed it, Walmart.  $7.99.

Before you take me for one of these paranoid Christians though- the kind who obsess about back-masked Satanic messages secretly lurking between the vinyl grooves of a Led Zeppelin album, consider this: skulls have always been cool and death has always been fascinating to mankind, but never before has the notion of death been so warm and inviting, so generic, so accessible.  In other words, this is more than just the latest fashion trend.  There is something more sinister at work here and it extends far beyond clothing.  No longer are skulls (with optional crossbones) reserved for just rebels, rockers, bikers and… pirates, images of death are now for mass-consumption.  We are being primed, so get used to it.

It is a classic programming technique to pair peaceful imagery with disturbing imagery.  Death is not puncture wounds, spilling blood and rotting corpses, instead it is cute, pink skulls with hearts for eyes.  If we can accept that it is indeed a form of mind-control at work here, then what is the message and who is planting it in our collective subconscious?  Aside from the occasional Zen master, fear of death is a healthy thing, so who would want to condition us to believe otherwise?  To what purpose?  The fear of death is what impels human beings to survive and to procreate.  If someone were to work at this deeply rooted instinct, one might be able to convince another to lie down in the face of death and to accept their fate.  Furthermore, if the wages of sin are death, but we can make death seem more appealing, then we can stimulate more sinful behavior.  If death is not seen as a consequence of sin, but rather just a trippy experience, a warm and fuzzy transcendental passage, then why worry?  Not only are our programmers seeking to strip away our resistance, they are working to corrode our moral integrity.  So why finish this post now, after a year?  Because the threat has not gone away.  Because my eyes have been opened.  Through the power of the Holy Spirit, my perception has been fine-tuned to see these subtle messages, whereas before they went unnoticed.

Perhaps all of this wouldn’t be so troubling if it were not for the very real manifestations of this corruption.  The culture of death is being adopted at an alarming rate and the messages are not so subtle anymore.  Our eyes and our souls are being assaulted daily.  This is perfectly exemplified by the recent barrage of horrific videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s practice of selling the body parts of aborted babies.  The sting videos (five as of this writing with more to follow) have been released over the past few weeks by the Center For Medical Progress, and feature various Planned Parenthood doctors and administrators haggling over the price of baby body parts with activists posing as buyers.  The selling of aborted fetal tissue for profit is illegal, but the videos have been largely ignored by the mainstream media, except for some sparse coverage where they have been dismissed as hoaxes or otherwise explained away as an attack on women by radical pro-lifers.

I need to backup though, because, in fairness to those who consider themselves pro-choice, I used to be pro-choice as well.  I used to say, “I don’t support abortion myself, but I won’t interfere with someone else’s choice.”  I used to believe in strong regulations, to prevent abortion from being used as birth control for the irresponsible and promiscuous.  Many Americans take this view; it arises from the idea that the government shouldn’t interfere in what is portrayed as a “women’s health issue.”  What’s ironic is that most supporters of so-called “reproductive rights” have no problem with government intrusion when it comes to other issues.  Is it just a women’s health issue?  Is it not an issue of the sanctity of human life?  And just as a society makes laws to protect its citizens from harm, should not the government intervene to protect the unborn?

A couple incidents in particular opened my eyes to the reality of abortion.  First was the case of Kermit Gosnell, the abortionist in Philadelphia who was sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of murdering three infants born alive after failed abortions; he snipped their necks to finish them off.  Under current federal law, abortionists are not allowed to terminate the life of an infant outside the mother’s womb.  It is not clear how common infanticide occurs in abortion clinics, but I am sure Gosnell is not the only doctor guilty of this evil.  In the eyes of our warped society, it serves a common good, so is therefore justified.  Nobody wants to fill out the extra paperwork when there’s an oops.  But is infanticide all that different than the everyday practice of killing and dismembering babies while still fully or partially inside the uterus?  It is a legal technicality- a matter of location- that abortionists exploit.  Now we’re learning that their tiny organs are being harvested while still alive in many cases, and sold for profit.  The second story that tore my heart up was the incineration of miscarried and aborted fetuses to provide heat for some hospitals in the UK.  This also happened in Oregon, where an electric plant burned waste it received from British Columbia that contained fetal remains.  I was horrified and disgusted.  I started doing my own research.  I learned about Margaret Sanger, the racist eugenicist who founded Planned Parenthood.  I learned about the nearly sixty million babies aborted in America since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.

I started to see abortion from another perspective.  I will not hide from the fact that my growing relationship with God was a major part of my perspective shift.  I could no longer ignore the incongruency between the miracle of God’s creation and the blatant debasement of human life.  I was beginning to see the master plan.  On one level, we’re dealing with social engineering and the New World Order goal of global population reduction, on a higher level though, we’re witnessing a direct attack on God’s creation.  What I realized is this: God, in His graciousness, created mankind with the ability to participate in the creative process, by way of man and woman coming together to conceive a child.  But more and more we are denying God, thereby denying our own humanity.  While we should expect outrage from Christians and the Pope, we are instead met with a deafening silence.  Atheists, while denying the existence of God, often claim to follow a humanist code of ethics.  Where are the atheists?  Silence.  So let’s not kid ourselves, if we take the supernatural out of creation, if we place human beings on the same level as animals, plants, bacteria and other “randomly evolved” forms of life, if we remove the consequences of our actions, then we are fully excused from culpability when it comes to murdering the innocent and helpless because they’re seen as an inconvenience.

Heck, according to Emily Letts, the abortion counselor in New Jersey who filmed her own abortion last year and posted it to YouTube, abortion can even be cool, when you’re stuck with an (eww, gross!) unintended pregnancy.  A more recent pro-abortion ad from Carafem features the tagline: “Abortion, yeah we do that.”  In the ad, a young, hip, black girl corrects three conservative white women who are hesitant to mention the word abortion- as if there’s something shameful about it.  Imagine that.  I wonder if this hip chick realizes that in New York City, more black babies were aborted than were born in 2012, according to a report released by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Vital Statistics.  I wonder if the actress used in the ad realizes she’s being used as a tool to encourage population reduction in the black community?

Thankfully, some do understand that abortion is just another form of extermination disguising itself as social responsibility, with its false promise of lessening the economic impact of unwanted children on the welfare system.  In 2006, Cecilia Fire Thunder, then tribal leader of the Oglala Sioux of the Pine Ridge Reservation, drew fire from other tribal members for her proposal to establish a Planned Parenthood clinic on tribal land, in reaction to a South Dakota law banning most abortions statewide.  Many members of the tribe marched in protest of the proposed clinic.  Will Peters, another council member, explained to a reporter from the Rapid City Journal that the Lakota see abortion as contrary to their traditional values.  “We say, ‘Wiconi kile lila Wakan,'” which means, “This life is sacred.”  As a result of charges related to the abortion clinic controversy, Fire Thunder was suspended as Tribal President and later impeached by the Tribal Council.

Do not be deceived.  There is a very specific reason these videos are being paraded in front of our eyes at this time.  God is revealing to us the true nature of evil, in all its horrific detail.  I believe this is the same reason we are being exposed to the gruesome execution videos by ISIS.  We are under judgement.  We are being given this “grace period” in order to allow each of us to decide where we stand.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

[Isaiah 5:20]

As appalling as it is, many people have come out in defense of Planned Parenthood, despite the obvious wickedness observed in this series of videos.  Our politicians and our churches turn a blind eye to the barbaric torture and murder of Christians, Jews and others by ISIS in the Middle East.  Astonishingly, during the so-called “Arab Spring,” our media described them as “protesters” then later “rebels.”  Nevermind that ISIS is just a re-branding of Al-Qaeda, and whatever their particular faction, they’re all wahhabis who have vowed death to all who do not subscribe to their particular form of radical Islam.  We’ve all seen the HD videos showing human beings being beheaded, buried alive, burned alive, chopped up, even eaten.

The grey area of confusion, apathy, indifference and ignorance is being dispelled.  The battle between good and evil is becoming more black and white.  God has permitted this time so there can be no excuses.  The difference between good and evil will become crystal clear.  You are being asked to make your choice before the final judgement falls.

And if you doubt that abortion falls into the category of evil, I refer you to the webpage for The Satanic Temple, the same entity that unveiled a statue of Baphomet in Detroit in July.  Displayed prominently on their homepage is a statement of support for women’s “religious reproductive rights” along with a link to their IndieGoGo account, where you can donate to fund their campaign of media stunts.  To a Satanist, abortion is simply institutionalized child sacrifice.  The altar has been replaced by an examination table and God has been replaced by the government.  While Baphomet is not an image of Satan himself, the hermaphroditic, goat-headed deity does represent an amalgamation of false religion originating with the fallen ones.  The blood of children provides the devotee of Satan supernatural power and influence.  In the same manner, women are lied to and told that their “choice” to abort is empowering– some sort of freedom from the restraint of traditional gender roles.  The lie of empowerment covers up the inherent selfishness of abortion, whether a child’s life is terminated for the sake of a career or a carefree sex life.  Interestingly, many Satanists will say, “We don’t actually worship Satan, we worship the self.”  Indeed, selfishness is at the core of Satan’s rebellion against God and the basis of Satanic worship today.  Am I calling every disadvantaged fourteen-year-old girl who seeks an abortion a devil worshiper?  Certainly not.  But they are victims of Satan’s scheming.

I predict not much will come from these videos.  There will be no Congressional investigations; the fervor died when the proposal to defund Planned Parenthood died in the Senate.  As far as our contemptible media is concerned, the issue is now settled.  Further coverage of the remaining videos will be almost non-existent.  At best, Planned Parenthood may be charged a fine and I’m certain Cecile Richards, their reprobate President, will make a statement pledging to implement stricter rules of conduct for employees… but the slaughter will continue unabated.

For those of us in the pro-life movement, we need to understand that these videos will not bring down Planned Parenthood.  However, we do need to continue to expose evil by bringing it into the light.  We do need to continue educating people about the driving force behind the abhorrent practice of abortion.  And, we need to pray for the eyes and hearts of all people to be opened, so that more may join the forces of good.  Women’s empowerment comes from recognizing and honoring the fact that God created them as a most sacred vessel to carry forth his favored creation, in his likeness, from generation to generation.  Can there be any greater calling?  Can there be anything more empowering?

So, the next time you find yourself heading to the local convenience store, craving that ice cold beer, and your eyes are drawn to that mystical and trendy six-pack of Oculto in the cooler, who’s package design is curiously similar to Dia De Los Muertos regalia in Mexico, perhaps like me, you’ll stop and ask yourself, what exactly are they selling me?


Battle Flag, Freak Flag

flagsWell, the Fourth of July (Independence Day for those who need a refresher) has come and gone and no terrorist attack from ISIS.  I am certain this is due to the astuteness of the great men and women at the Department of Homeland Security.  It is a testament to the effectiveness and necessity of our NSA spy programs.  But seriously, does it matter if ISIS were to attack us, when we all live in fear anyways?  Is not the goal of terrorism to terrorize?  While the jihadi’s ultimate goal may be the conquering of America and the adoption of Islamic Law, what is the ultimate goal of their controllers?  After the attacks of September 11, 2001, we have all become accustomed to the new fear state.  Our fears have already allowed us to be conquered by a much more sinister enemy, through anti-Constitutional legislation like the Patriot Act, NDAA, CISPA, SOPA and a host of other laws, mandates, agreements and executive orders which have undermined the very foundation of our Republic.  We have come to accept TSA molestations, unlawful search and seizure, indefinite detention, torture and warrant-less spying as the new normal.  In other words, ISIS is merely a weapon in the arsenal of our real adversary, who has already scaled the fortress walls and captured us.  We have not been vigilant.  We have been entranced by our entertainment and gadgets, deceived by our media and weakened by our sense of entitlement.  Now, will we wake up and rebel against the coming enslavement?  Or, will we sheepishly resign ourselves to that as well?  Personally, I would rather see the TSA abolished.  Yes, I would rather risk being blown out of the sky than continue to live under this totalitarian nanny state!  When did we all become such cowards?

Politics is theater, a clever distraction from the real mechanisms of control.  Just as ISIS is used as a weapon, so too are all the flags that have been paraded around lately.  They whip in the wind and catch your eye, they captivate your heart with emotional attachments and powerful messages: freedom, submission, rebellion, equality.  But human beings make these associations.  One person’s freedom flag is another person’s imperialist flag.  Flags are unfurled, not to create unity, but division.  This is not a call to ban more flags, but an urging to examine how symbols are frequently used to manipulate and mislead groups of people.  A great example is the co-opting of the swastika by the German Nazi Party in the 1930’s.  Prior to this time, it was revered by many societies as an ancient symbol of good fortune-  a visual representation of either the sun or the spiral galaxy.  Today, the swastika continues to be used in Hindu and Buddhist religious practice, but in the Western world it has been tainted by the horrible legacy of the Nazis.

In light of this, can we now understand how the “Confederate flag” (actually the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia under General E. Lee, which was rejected as the national flag of the Confederacy) is being misrepresented as a symbol of slavery?  It is a historical fact that while slavery was an issue of contention during the Civil War, the war was fought mainly over the concept of state’s rights, or, the debate over where governmental power should rest, with a strong, centralized government (Federalism) or with state and local governments.  This had been a long-standing dispute since the days before the Constitution was ratified, which came to a head when many in the South felt the power of the federal government was growing too strong.

The reality is, your masters are cleverly seizing upon the tragedy of the Charleston church shooting, using suspiciously precise photographs of the shooter, Dylann Roof posing with the Confederate flag and the ubiquitous lone-wolf manifesto to stir up more racial tension as well as make another push for gun confiscation.  Observe the prompt obedience of Walmart, Amazon, eBay and other retailers to yank items featuring the Confederate flag at the request of the federal government.  This establishes a dangerous precedent for the feds to ban whatever they see fit.  This is hardly a case of businesses yielding under pressure to a tyrannical government- they are incorporated with the tyranny.  It’s an inter-office memo.  We live in a fascist state.  We have reached the point where government, media and business work in near perfect harmony to socially engineer the public.  And since nobody makes a fuss, it follows that now we’re going to dig up the graves of Confederate generals and remove stained glass windows depicting Civil War battle scenes with the Confederate flag.  Why stop there?  Let’s erase the flag from history entirely, let’s forget it ever existed- in fact, let’s forget this nation ever had a Civil War- we sure don’t want anyone getting any ideas.

And wouldn’t you know it, the FBI controlled Ku Klux Klan is rearing its coned head again in the midst of the Confederate flag debate to ensure that anyone less inclined to think for themselves might never disassociate the flag from white supremacy.  The Klan plans to hold a pro-Confederate flag rally July 18th at the South Carolina statehouse in Columbia.  As reported by USA Today, the Klan’s new rhetoric, “… standing up for our Confederate history and all the southerners who fought and died against federal tyranny,” according to a message on the Loyal White Knights’ answering machine.  Ironically, the Klan has never flown the Confederate flag, opting rather for the American flag.  Keep in mind, this is all done to tie together state’s rights advocates with hateful extremists as a way to discredit the larger patriot movement.  The Klan burns crosses, so are Christians racist too?  Just the white ones?  Now we’re hearing calls to ban the American flag because its the “true” racist flag.  And while that may be true in the sense that more racist policies were instituted under the American flag, we would be wise to understand what the American flag represents:  “… one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”  The United States of America, with our Constitution and Bill of Rights does not represent perfection in freedom and justice, that is reserved strictly for God’s kingdom.  Only in so much as we subject ourselves to the Lord, will we ever experience prosperity and peace on Earth.  There was a time when America held God in esteem, and our country was blessed, despite the futility of human governance.  That era, I’m afraid, has come to a close.  Thus, the American flag is also a mutable symbol; either we defend the values it has historically represented, or it becomes a banner of pure evil.

Speaking of pure evil, did anyone spot that ISIS flag at the gay pride rally in London recently?  In a goof for the ages, reporters for CNN mistook a parody flag for an actual ISIS flag, in which the Arabic script normally seen on the terrorist flag was replaced with images of dildos and other sex toys.  While CNN’s original story is laughable, (mainly because it epitomizes their incompetency in news reporting) most of the story’s criticism, like this story from Vox, focuses on the error, pointing out that the flag was really just a harmless dildo flag.  Harmless or pervertedThe story that got lost here is the fundamental depravity of the homosexual lifestyle and the true goals behind the LGBT agenda.  The photo, shows the “dildo flag” being flown among a sea of rainbow flags- the more common and less threatening gay pride symbol.  So now we come full circle.  It’s not an accident that the rainbow, the very symbol of God’s covenant with man to never again destroy life on Earth with water, has been adopted by the gay pride movement.  Underneath the messages of love, equality, justice and acceptance is a great deception.  By adopting the symbol of the rainbow, LGBT propagandists have essentially given God the middle finger.  I’m not calling out all gay people as responsible for this, for many this struggle really is about equal rights as they see it.  But many individuals and couples with same-sex attraction have been suckered into a larger cultural movement, which, at its core, seeks to destroy all that God created and called good: man and woman, love, marriage and family.  When the Supreme Court took it upon themselves to redefine the timeless definition of marriage as being between a man and woman for the purposes of producing children, gay rights advocates wasted no time in rampaging across the internet, specifically targeting Christian websites and social media outlets with hateful messages, pornographic images and threats.  The common theme was not “love wins” but “in your face.”  As the Missoulian reported, one LGBT activist admitted that the marriage issue was “low-hanging fruit” at a gay pride march back in June here in Montana.  In other words, marriage equality is just the beginning of an all out assault on traditional values.  Other events coinciding with the march: a nude photo shoot (supposedly to help men who have body-image issues) and a striptease show.  “Marriage equality” is merely a politically-correct vehicle for more rebellion, immorality, selfishness, decadence, and pleasure-seeking.

Pride is a very dangerous thing.  When God placed the rainbow in the sky after the Great Flood and promised to never again destroy life on Earth, there was a caveat- with waterI’m convinced that judgement is here for America and because of our significance on the world stage, our judgement will be severe.  Not only have we embraced immorality, we now export it to other nations through our global influence.  In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, The Russia United party, with ties to Vladimir Putin, released a “straight pride” flag at the annual Day of Family, Love and Fidelity.  The flag features a mother, father and three kids joining hands.  The hash tag below the design reads #ARealFamily.  At least somebody is fighting back.  The world is grieving for America.  The next time the Earth becomes wholly wicked, as in the days of Noah, the Earth will be consumed by fire:

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

[2 Peter 3:10-12]

As the Bible says, this world is passing away.  When the end comes, for America and for all nations, will you be standing there, waving your flag proudly?  Keep in mind, the Lord only has eyes for the white flag of surrender- to His will.


Jade Helm: What’s In A Name?

jade_helmSpeculation about Jade Helm 15 has been mushrooming ever since Infowars broke the story back in March about the Army training exercise set for this summer.  1,200 Green Berets, Navy Seals and other special forces personnel will participate in the eight week drill, over a ten state area.  Most of the outrage has focused on a map of the Southwestern United States, included with the US Army Special Operations Command document on Jade Helm, identifying Utah and Texas as “hostile territory.”  This has lead to concerns the military training is targeting Americans in these traditionally conservative states.  The mainstream media immediately moved to discredit Alex Jones and Infowars by falsely claiming he said Jade Helm was a “martial law takeover.”  While Jones never made such a statement, he did say it appeared to be training designed to engage the American people, not unlike numerous other exercises which are steadily on the rise.

Perhaps in reaction to the unanticipated response from the American public, it seems the military has rolled out Jade Helm ahead of the official July 15th start date. Military exercises within Jade Helm states and elsewhere have already begun, most notably Operation Raider Focus out of Fort Carson in Colorado and urban warfare drills in Flint, Michigan.  Earlier this year, US Special Operations Forces along with Broward County police practiced detaining American citizens in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  These are just a few examples of the frightening increase of military activity on American soil- outside of military bases and in the “human domain.”

According to Army officials the training will require some participants to be in “civilian attire” and drive “civilian vehicles” and “some individuals may conduct suspicious activities designed to prepare them for complex environments overseas.”  The Army has repeatedly stated that the training is to help solders familiarize themselves with different terrain overseas.  But if the training is designed to prepare them for deployment overseas- say Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. then why train in American cities and towns?  Why attempt to blend in to the civilian population?  Why are farmers and ranchers being approached and offered money to utilize their land?  It’s clear the military is not being honest about what Jade Helm really represents, but I think we’re asking the wrong questions here.

While the debate over Jade Helm continues, Americans from all over the country are reporting a large-scale movement of military equipment, tanks, armored vehicles, humvees, cannons, razor wire, helicopters and more.  People have also observed an unusual amount of construction equipment being transported around the country, as well as FEMA buses, ambulances and mass-casualty units.  Countless pictures and videos have been taken by ordinary citizens in the last several weeks showing military convoys traveling US highways and military vehicles being transported by train, not to mention what appears to be an uptick in helicopter surveillance and aircraft flyovers.  Is this activity related to Jade Helm?  Is Jade Helm a cover for this unprecedented deployment of equipment?  Or are we dealing with something else?  Is Jade Helm just one component of a larger strategy of domination, that includes repositioning of military assets?

Surprisingly, not enough attention has been given to the name “Jade Helm” or its slogan, “Master The Human Domain.”  But herein lies the key to understanding what this training is all about.  While this has been pointed out before, it is worth noting that jade is a precious stone, valued by many ancient societies, but having a particular significance in Chinese dynastic culture where it was highly valued by emperors and believed to possess supernatural powers.  Helm is a naval term used to describe a navigation or control point; the captain’s wheel is the “helm” of the ship.  What are the implications of this?  Could we be saying that China is in control?  Is our government and military admitting that we are entering an era where America is no longer a global superpower?  Our $350 billion trade deficit with China is certainly one indicator of our diminished leverage.  With Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) moving to establish the New Development Bank to rival the Western dominated IMF and World Bank, and a shift away from the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency, the future of the US economy feels bleak.  Meanwhile, the Chinese have been busy buying up American infrastructure, businesses and housing.  If you recall back in 2012, on the heels of the Sandy Hook school shooting, China, through their state-run media, demanded that the American public be disarmed.  Why should China care unless they are anticipating some sort of future conflict with America?

By conducting urban military exercises on American soil, it appears obvious to me that the military is training for war here, but is it to defend against an invasion by the Chinese or Russians?  Doubtful.  More than likely our government is anticipating 1) An economic collapse, leading to rioting and civil unrest, and 2) A backlash against foreign control, globalism, UN peace keeping forces, gun confiscation, etc.  And who would be at the center of a resistance against a totalitarian federal government and foreign occupiers?  Patriots, Constitutionalists, veterans, Libertarians, etc.  In other words, people who believe in our sovereignty, liberty, self-determination and a free-market economy- you know, Americans- all the same groups the Pentagon has identified as the nation’s number one terrorist threat.  Assuming the economy does collapse and chaos ensues, inevitably the military will move in to restore law and order and the continuity of government.  They will attempt to coordinate their efforts with state and local law enforcement.  The UN may be called upon to assist in peace-keeping efforts, humanitarian aid, etc.  A civil war may erupt as martial law is imposed and the federal government tightens its grip on power.  So, in this scenario, its helpful to have all the equipment already in tactical position, as well as have your soldiers trained to comb the streets, going door-to-door, confiscating weapons and rounding up dissenters.  It seems suspect that as Jade Helm kicks off, another mass shooting, this time in Charleston, South Carolina, is being used to push the gun control agenda yet again.  Make no mistake about it, if they cannot succeed in passing gun control legislation through media manipulation and coercion, they will use an economic collapse, race riots, war or other calamities to do it by force.

Another scenario- World War III.  NATO and the US have been relentlessly pressuring Russia by building up forces along the Russian border, in the North Atlantic and the Black Sea.  Claiming “Russian aggression” in Crimea as justification, NATO and the US have been using increasingly provocative language in their condemnation of Vladimir Putin.  Nevermind the fact that the E.U. is responsible for removing the democratically elected government of Ukraine (which rejected E.U. membership) and replacing it with a Nazi dictatorship, who has furthered the persecution of ethnic Russians in Crimea.  If war breaks out, we would undoubtedly face more unrest and, in the case of a nuclear attack, a complete breakdown of our society.

When I did a simple search for “human domain” I found several documents and instances where this terminology has been used before.  This is old news to military insiders, but not most Americans.  In 2012, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno, along with Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos and Adm. William McRaven, head of U.S. Special Operations forces, authored a paper entitled, Strategic Landpower: Winning the Clash of Wills which highlights the importance of understanding the human domain as necessary for success in future conflicts.  It should be noted that the context of this paper was in relation to growing threats in the Pacific region, but in this paper, “human domain” is defined as the physical, cultural and social environments that exist within a conflict.  It also applies to how humans interact in cyberspace.

“Operations in the “human domain” provide a unique capability to preclude and deter conflict through shaping operations that leverage partners and populations to enhance local and regional stability. Moreover, effective engagement does not rest entirely on the forward stationing of large formations. Interdependent teams of conventional and special operations forces can build local forces capable of handling many situations that previously called for direct U.S. intervention, while maintaining a low-cost, small footprint presence almost indefinitely.”

– Strategic Landpower: Winning The Clash of Wills [pg.6]

What I understand from this is, “Mastering the Human Domain” means gathering information about people, predicting and anticipating responses, blending in and working with locals, establishing who’s friendly and who’s hostile, who’s mailable and who’s resistant.  In town hall meetings, such as the one that took place in Bastrop, Texas, the military has repeatedly tried to portray itself as innocuous.  They are selling the idea that their presence in the community will benefit local businesses.  For example, “Well if our boys stop in for a hamburger after the drill, I hope you’ll have a few tables for them [nervous laughter ensues].”  So, Jade Helm, in my estimation, is purely a psychological operation in advance of a full military roll out.  It is designed to descend on American towns and gauge the local response.  Are people uncomfortable with our presence?  Where is the resistance centered?  Who can we count on for information?  How many explosions in the middle of the night will people tolerate before they start to get cranky?  Notice, the Army is going town to town asking permission from city councils to conduct the training, complete with PowerPoint presentations explaining how wonderful and patriotic it is for their city to participate.

Personally, it makes me want to vomit that any American city would be ok with this obvious infiltration.  We should be praising the likes of Texas Governor Greg Abbot who ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor Jade Helm operations this summer. “During the training operation, it is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed,” Abbott wrote.  Abbot was ridiculed in the media for acting responsibly, in my opinion.

It is important that Americans arm themselves with information and stand up to this incursion now.  The military, under the direction of the tyrannical federal government, is using this time period to evaluate how easily they can subdue a population in the aftermath of a crisis, whether it be food riots, an ISIS attack or any number of tragedies they’re peddling- take your pick.  Will they subdue you?  Will you allow them to commandeer your warehouse for clandestine meetings, where, by cover of night, they plan to strike “enemies” in a Third Avenue apartment building?  Will they have your assurances- your cooperation?  More Americans need to be storming the doors of city hall, demanding that their cities decline participation this “training exercise.”  Some cities, to their credit, have said no to Jade Helm, but acquiescence seems to be the norm.

The military claims to not understand the debate over Jade Helm.  In Bastrop, Army Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria said to a crowd of concerned citizens, “You may have issues with the administration. So be it. But this institution right here has been with you for over 200 years.  I’ve worn this uniform across five different administrations for 27 years.”  In other words, it’s fine to distrust the government, but you don’t question the Army.  Perhaps the Army needs to examine the simple fact that the armed forces are under the direct command of the President of the United States, an office that has become more dictatorial than ever before.  Surely the government, through their NSA spy programs, have taken notice of the pictures and videos people have posted to Facebook of military convoys and massive amounts of weaponry and equipment moving around the country.  If they wanted to quell fears, they could hold a press conference announcing that the transports are simply military equipment returning from scaled-back operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Maybe we’d even believe that.  But the fact that they’re silent on the issue is chilling.

“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”

– George Washington

I’m not a military expert.  I’m not even a veteran.  I admit that I haven’t done months of intense research on this issue, like others have.  I’m sure one can repel much further down this particular rabbit hole.  I’m just One American- of many.  My point is, the Army’s explanations regarding Jade Helm don’t match up with simple common sense or even a cursory understanding of history.  They think you’re stupid.  And in many cases, we are… ignorant.  Turn off CNN and FOX and educate yourself.  Observe.  And then, like in Bastrop, send them packing.


Can We Resurrect America?

phoenixMy last article for One American was written back in January 2014 (Dolly, Google And Original Sin). What has transpired between then and now, both personally and globally, I plan to break down and write about here over the next several weeks.  There are also several posts I had planned on writing this previous year, which were never completed.  Once finished, these will appear on my blog around the original intended time of publication.

Work, family, illness and my own spiritual transformation has kept me busy in other realms for the past year or so, which is a detrimental amount of time in the blogosphere if you’re concerned with maintaining relevance and a readership.

Back in 2013, at the beginning of my quest, my desire for e-mail security led me to hushmail.com, but for a free account one must sign in once every three weeks or it’s deleted.  Easy right?  Yeah, that’s what I said. After going through five (!) hushmail accounts, I decided to settle on Yandex instead.  My new e-mail contact is: just.one.american@yandex.com.  Please contact me here from now on.  Soon my inbox will be overflowing with belligerent comments, death threats and mysterious leads, right?

For the safety of my family I was urged to steer clear of a possible Sandy Hook story, an interview in fact, with a former associate of the alleged shooter’s father, Peter Lanza. In short, she believed the school shooting was staged to cover up a plan to murder the entire Lanza family.  Was Adam Lanza used in an assassination plot?  Did Peter Lanza know something?  She didn’t elaborate on why she came to believe this, but once commented to me that she had left New York because of the politics- this being before Bloomberg took over.  She used the word “fled” so obviously something more than liberal-mania had driven her away to refuge in the mountains of Montana.  This same person also told me that she was once led to a room where she observed dozens of agents sitting around computer screens tapping into security camera systems at will- any camera system, from convenience stores to sports arenas to traffic cameras, home CCTV systems, etc.  I wanted to find out more, but after a short stint here, she was off again to another state.  Perhaps it’s better off that way.

One American went dormant in January 2014.  In April of 2014, I attempted to resume blogging with a post entitled “Life On Earth,” but again had to focus on issues closer to home.  I’ve since deleted that post and I am starting over again here, one year later, a completely changed person with a new perspective.  One American is evolving, in a sense.  So, while it may appear that my posts from here on out repel against earlier ones, have no fear, it is only because I am operating from a fuller and more complete understanding.  I have made no attempt to revise my earlier posts, although I can say I see world events in a new light now.

I am finding that there are other levels of awareness revealed to us, if we remain on the path of seeking truth.  In the span of just a few years, I have traveled from that initial gut feeling of “something is not right” to the realization that at every level our world is under a grand deception.  Is it not obvious that as individuals and as a civilization, we are all being accelerated toward a great revelation?  Lines are being drawn and we are all being called to decide where our allegiances lie.

I am not as well versed in history as say, Alex Jones.  I certainly do not have the time to pour over as much news and information.  I admit, I do not know a great deal about economics, military tactics or even geopolitics.  I am a product of my environment, a laborer.  I am an average person really, rooted in common sense, rational, curious, a seeker of truth.  I have endeavored to educate myself beyond society’s expectations of me.  This is my perspective- and I suspect there are others like me out there.  I have seen enough of the world to understand just how I have been deceived.

One American has never been just about politics.  I feel like I have attempted to illuminate an intersection of politics, culture, science, life and spirituality with my writing.  Now, well into 2015, with our Republic crumbling, it has become increasingly difficult to expect political solutions for what ails our society.  I am now emerging from this extended period of reflection asking this burning question: Will America survive what’s coming?   What is coming?  I may be able to resurrect my blog, but can we resurrect America?  Surely I’m not foolish enough to believe that if we manage to elect, say, a Rand Paul for President in 2016, we can “fix” America.  At best, we may be able to stem the tide of destruction and buy some time, time to help people understand the plot against them, perhaps leading to a revival of American liberty and a return to Constitutional values.  That will not happen though unless we understand these words:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed;

– United States Declaration of Independence

The problem here is this: First and foremost, we have forgotten our Creator.  From this error we have come to substitute the government for God as responsible for bestowing our rights.  Following in this delusion, we have been persuaded to believe that in a democracy, the majority can act to abolish certain rights.  So, not only have we have consented to having our rights stripped away by our silence, but by our collective rebuke of God.

I predict that the 2016 presidential election will be the most rigged in our history.  Or, perhaps not, because, does it really matter who’s elected when the very apparatus of our representative government has been rotted out by reliance on executive action and secretive treaties like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, between global, corporate entities that supersede our sovereignty?   As we solider on, you will find me voting with my conscience and my dollars, but placing my trust in God.

More details to come…


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