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This Is A Call (Part One)

crossThe world encourages us to trust our hearts.  The Bible warns us however that the heart is deceitful and that we should trust in the Lord [Jeremiah 17:9; Proverbs 3:5-6].  Which is better advice?

My mother converted to Catholicism in order to marry my father, who was from a strict Portuguese-Catholic family. When this is done, the Church insists the children be raised Catholic- and there will be children. My parents made an effort at first, enrolling me and my younger sister in catechism classes and reading us Bible stories; they bragged that I could recite the Lord’s Prayer by age two.  I went on to receive my first communion, but then the religious instruction stopped.  Over time our family attended mass less and less.

My growing up was accompanied by a sense of being “set apart.”  It is doubtful to me that this resulted simply from my baptism as an infant, as many others received the same sacrament.  Did God choose me or did I choose Him?  The Bible tells us that God knows each of us, even before conception [Jeremiah 1:5].  I do not presume to say that I am special in any way, but I do recall praying for the truth to be revealed to me.  I rarely accept things as they appear on the surface; I am always careful to examine my own biases and motives, neither wanting to be deceived by myself or any religious authority.  I believe that God has permitted my questioning in order that He might be reproven in the end.  Because my prayers were always to know truth, I was led naturally back to the God of Creation that I have always had a yearning to understand.  With wavering faith, I walked along to this point, where the seeking ends and the mystery deepens.

As a young adult fresh out of high school, I took to recording music and journaling, which soon developed into a poetic form.  I experimented with marijuana as a way to enhance my creativity and communicate with my “higher self,” literally.  My experience was that it aided in removing mental inhibitions. While most of my friends were interested in getting stoned and getting laid, I was introspective; I took my stash back to my room, where I sought to create my own ecosystem, conducive to my late-night writing and recording sessions.  It was almost ritualistic the way I prepared my bong with ice cubes and bottled water.  My room had to be cool, with the window open and ceiling fan humming, lit only by my aquariums and a few candles.  I would burn amber or sandalwood. My music became more abstract, the poetry more stream-of-consciousness.  I experimented with automatic writing and at times believed I was channeling other “intelligences.” I took my sessions into nature, packing a pipe, a lighter, some water, a granola bar, my notebooks and my mini-cassette recorder.  As I hiked along, I would record whatever thoughts, lyrics or musical progressions that came to me.  I brought tobacco and corn meal as an offering to the Earth, for all the insights provided me that day.  I came to believe that nature was God, intrinsically, inseparably- there was nothing supernatural about it.  I had drifted far away from the Church and was heavily steeped in a new-age mysticism of my own concoction.  I felt a sense of peace and comfort, escaping to this other dimension whenever the real world got me down. I would journal through my problems or channel them into my music. It was therapeutic.

I credit my early interest in occult topics to my father, who kept various Time Life and Reader’s Digest volumes around like Mysteries of the Unexplained.  For a kid, I had acquired a fair knowledge of Spiritism, ESP, UFOs, ghosts, time-travel, Bigfoot, etc.  In college I studied cultural anthropology.  I had a curiosity about world religions and ancient civilizations.  One day while browsing a bookstore I liked to frequent, I happened upon a book by Louis T. Culling called The Pristine Yi King, which is Culling’s interpretation of the ancient Chinese I Ching or Book of Changes from the standpoint of a ritual magician.  I suppose it was something about the figures of the hexagrams that grabbed my interest, like a schematic of the universe, I thought.  It wasn’t long before I was waist-deep in the I Ching, Taoism and Zen.  I started my own pen-pal network and newsletter for I Ching enthusiasts and created my own cards for casting the oracle.  I would consult the I Ching frequently for “insight” into life situations.  As I networked and exchanged newsletters with others in the alternative-spirituality community, my interests expanded to include the pre-Christian religions of Europe.  I became attracted to Native American lore, recognizing the similarities in shamanic practice between the ancient peoples of Europe and the Americas.  Being of European ancestry, yet living in North America, it seemed a logical course.  I discovered the trickster tales of Coyote and Iktome as well as the concept of the Medicine Wheel.  I was building a spiritual framework for myself.  Ok, so I was a stoner, equal parts Joseph Campbell and Cat Stevens.  Incredibly though, there was no shortage of books at Barnes & Noble geared specifically for other armchair shamans like myself, presenting a fuzzy synthesis of new-age and neo-pagan beliefs, backed up by very little academic veracity.

I emerged from all this study with a world-view that basically concluded ancient peoples all around the world at one time lived in peace and harmony with the Earth, then Christianity came along and wrecked everything with its doctrines of sin, suffering and salvation.  While I chuckle at my simplistic thinking now, back then it was a very sincere concern of mine.  All the while, I perceived that God was watching over me and that all this knowledge would help me understand His true nature and the purpose of mankind.  I thought, maybe Jesus was misunderstood by the apostles and therefore the message of the Gospel was incorrect.  Or, the Bible was corrupted along the way- something added, something taken away.  Or, some shadowy group of control freaks conspired together to write the books of the Bible as a means to control the masses through fear of damnation, and Abraham, Moses, David, Joseph, Mary, Jesus, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John never really existed.

Despite accumulating all this knowledge, I was hopelessly failing at putting it to good use.  I became melancholy.  I developed a psychological dependence on marijuana.  The increasing responsibilities of work, college and my expanding newsletter began to take their toll.  I was angry.  I was frequently dishonest to cover up my mistakes and inadequacies.  I had neglected my girlfriend, being quite oblivious to the requirements of a relationship.  Then one night, in the midst of our break-up, I had a bad trip.  The stresses of life compounded by my lack of sleep (and one too many bong hits) propelled me into an anxiety attack.  I felt like I was in spiritual danger.  I clutched a silver crucifix that had adorned my grandfather’s casket and pleaded for God to protect me.  I would go to the emergency room that night with heart palpitations.  When I returned home, I attempted to calm down and tell myself that the effects of the marijuana would wear off soon.  I was exhausted, but I resisted the urge to fall asleep for fear I would slip into a coma.  When I finally fell asleep, I had a horrible nightmare:

dog_nightmareI was hiking up in the hills by my home.  This was a familiar location that I hiked to regularly and often stopped there because of the shade to rest and cool down.  There was a small pond there surrounded by trees.  As I approached the pond, I noticed a pack of four or five dogs on the other side.  They were rabidly snarling and snapping at each other as they ripped apart something on the ground- a carcass.  When I came closer to have a look, I realized the carcass was my dead body!  I panicked and started grabbing what I thought were sticks, throwing them at the dogs in desperation until I hit one in the head and they scampered away.  I looked down at my feet and to my horror, I saw that I was picking up bones, not sticks!  In fact, I was standing on piles of human bones!

The nightmare was part of a series of disturbing dreams that night.  For a week, I went about my daily business in what a psychologist would describe as a dissociative state.  I did emerge from this state, but never to be the same again.  Sounds like a ridiculous episode of The 700 Club, you say?  I ditched the I Ching, which proved to be unfathomable, my newsletter, which was expanding into subject matter I had little grasp of, and the marijuana which kept me… stuck.  I focused more heavily on my music for a couple years, until I discovered the internet, which lured me away again into a world of online pagan chats and introduced me to a host of unstable characters, some of which I met “IRL.”  I started smoking marijuana again.  I continued down this lost and lonely road a little further, made a series of bad choices and wound up in a depression again over a couple failed relationships. A buddy of mine who had recently started studying with the Jehovah’s Witnesses started sharing their literature with me, but the message felt a little dumbed down for me.  They were able to familiarize me with several basic Bible teachings, but I was not ready to believe.

Soon I would fall in love with my future wife. We separated from the online chat room where we met, as it was quickly degenerating into a den of gossip and debauchery. We chatted online and over the phone for two years before she bravely made the move from Missouri to California to be with me. We soon married and she became pregnant with our daughter.  I was happier than I had ever been in my life, but as marriage inevitably does, all the problems I had sought to escape in my early twenties were exposed.  I had developed an issue with pornography over the years, which worsened in times of stress.  For thirteen years, I hid. I failed to confront my issues with anger, intimacy and honesty, still preferring to escape problems instead of dealing with them.  Years of financial instability, constant moving and ongoing family disputes- but especially my repeated betrayals, including a shameful affair- destroyed my marriage and left my wife in pieces. I felt empty inside too.  I was blessed with a wonderful family, but struggled to connect with them because, essentially, I had lost my connection to the true and living God.

If it were not for my faithful and loving wife, I might have exited the story here. For months I threatened to leave, I acted incredibly selfish and cruel; I was in full recoil.   I once told my wife that she was just holding on to me for fear of being cast into the void. When she asked a nun what she should do to help our marriage, the nun responded by telling her to pray for me, because it was I who was in the void. Despite my reprehensible treatment of my wife, she prayed for me; she prayed for our marriage, through all her fear and pain. Her commitment to our marriage taught me invaluable lessons about faith, sacrifice, trust and love.

In an effort to save my marriage, I went to my first confession and broke down about all my transgressions.  I would meet monthly with the priest who heard my confession, a Jesuit.  I desired spiritual counseling, as opposed to secular, psychological analysis.  The priest was surprisingly down-to-earth and easy to talk with, to a fault; what I really needed was Jesus, not an easy-going priest.  I wanted a moral reprimand; I wanted His love and direction.  I felt I wasn’t getting the help I needed, and was left to fend for myself.

I was drawn to reggae music for a time.  The idea that we were all living under oppression in a figurative Babylon seemed appropriate to living in America circa 2014.  Biblical themes of justice, perseverance and reliance on God run throughout reggae music, with bands frequently incorporating Scripture into their song lyrics.  While I understood the incompatibility of Rastafarianism and Christianity, I overlooked that for the moment and sought to connect with the broader, mystical “Jah” vibe.

Although I felt I was drawing closer to God, my heart was still languishing in sin.  I continued to pray on a regular basis, for strength to defeat my demons and lift up my family.  I did not understand what surrendering to God meant.  It did not mean trying harder, it meant giving up and admitting defeat.  Understanding this was the key to my conversion.  I let go the reins of my life, handed them over to Jesus and said, “Only you can do this.”  Instead of praying for strength, I began to pray for Jesus to transform my heart. He responded. Apparently, He was well aware of my lacking faith and skepticism.  I was working out an intellectual understanding of God and Creation, but I was missing that heart-to-heart relationship with Jesus.  Then, I experienced a visitation while at work:

angel_visitationI work in wood manufacturing.  As I would normally do, I was sorting through wood frame pieces and grading their quality as they scooted toward me on a conveyor belt.  From there I banded the pieces together and stacked the bundles on pallets.  It is fast-paced and repetitive. Often the work becomes automatic and I find myself lost in my thoughts and the music playing in my headphones.  One particular morning around 10 a.m. I noticed the ambient light of my workspace increase dramatically.  Although I did not physically see it, I sensed a presence slightly behind and to the left of me that was very tall, radiating a golden-white light.  I recognized the holiness of this being as it communicated with me, not with words but telepathically, through an “emotional uplink” of sorts.  It is very hard to describe how this communication occurred.  It was like having an intense spotlight on me, a light that burned through all my layers of protection, all my deceptions, all my excuses, from which there is no hiding.  It was overwhelming and frightening but understanding and merciful at the same time.  I was brought to tears. This was a messenger from God- an angel.  I am henceforth convinced!  I received the moral reprimand that I desired and the confirmation that my skeptical mind needed.  This was a communication from God the Father, for it was a spiritual father whom I needed to direct me.  I thought, if this is what it feels like to be in the presence of an angel, how incredible it must feel like in the presence of God Himself.

I developed a hunger for the Word.  I began listening to Catholic radio.  I began reading the Holy Scriptures.  I began seeing the world through new eyes.  It was like I was re-aligning myself with Truth; my questions were being answered; things I failed to understand starting making sense.  I considered returning to the Church with a full confession to receive my confirmation.  Thanks to my wife, I was already listening to The Alex Jones Show regularly and was quickly awakening to the state of the world.  Not only was I transforming in my spirit, but my politics and worldview were changing as well. I recognized that Alex was a Christian.  It was through him that I learned of Steve Quayle, whom he interviewed about Jade Helm back in April.  I gravitated to Steve instantly, and sought out more of his interviews.  I too had gotten swept up in the Ancient Aliens craze, but felt as if the alien explanation was missing something.  After hearing a Steve Quayle interview in which he discussed the fallen angels and Nephilim, everything clicked. I found The Hagmann & Hagmann Report, where Steve is often brought on to speak with Pastor David Lankford, who became another favorite speaker of mine.  I discovered Rick Wiles, Paul McGuire, Nathan Leal and other watchmen, all of whom resonated with me because of their passion for Jesus Christ and in-depth analysis of Scripture and Bible prophecy.  Their general scorn towards the Roman Catholic Church, in particular the Pope and Vatican, has caused me to rethink where I belong within the body of the Church, but I’ll save that discussion for another post, This Is A Call (Part Two).

I abandoned ideas for novels and screenplays I was working on. The focus of this blog shifted.  I have no doubt that it is the Holy Spirit who has acted on me and led me here, pulling me down from the fence and back into camp.  I suppose it is the urgency of our times that is compelling people to decide on which side they fall.  I believe there is a sorting occurring now.  I predict in the coming weeks, months and years, we will experience many surprises as celebrities and other public figures choose sides.  Those we thought were atheist may suddenly proclaim Jesus Christ; those we once thought righteous will come to embrace the Evil One. We will see this sorting amongst our friends and family as well.  Believers will be challenged and faith will be put to the test.

While Christians are looking to science to prove the existence of God, scientists are turning to God for answers.  It is strange that I am being called back to God and the Church at a time when Christians are under attack around the globe and the Catholic Church is headed up by a Pope that seems all too comfortable in the political realm.  I find it ironic that I am returning to God during such a tumultuous time, when it would be far easier to embrace the wind and drift along with the current of the world’s hedonistic, YOLO ideology. Now more than ever, perversion is excused, blasphemy is celebrated and immorality is protected by law. The world today provides a very cozy environment for the unrepentant sinner.

But I know what that spotlight feels like…

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Never Forget, Again

forgetAs we approach the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, once again we hear emboldened calls to “never forget.”  But what exactly are we being asked to remember?  If your answer is the brave firefighters, police and individuals who acted heroically that fateful day, then I say fair enough.  The lessons of 9/11 have been long forgotten however, mostly because we have never understood the realities of 9/11 to begin with.  We have forgotten about the ineptitude of our intelligence agencies.  We have forgotten about all the incongruencies in The 9/11 Commission Report.  Indeed, we have forgotten the sense of national unity and patriotism that followed 9/11.  But most significantly, we have forgotten our own values of liberty and justice.  We have forgotten who we are as Americans.  We have forgotten that we are one nation, under God.  This makes us vulnerable to another attack.

Following the astonishing attacks of 9/11, the world stood with America.  Multitudes in the international community wept for knowing what the attacks, focused squarely on our symbols of financial and military might, represented.  The world prayed for America, only to watch her implode.  Now, the world has forgotten America because our response to the attacks has accomplished nothing but to further the spread of terrorism and erode the foundations of democracy worldwide.

As I recalled in my very first post One American (An Introduction), after the attacks I expected our jets to be in the air within hours, mounting a response.  That didn’t happen.  I figured surely, with the scope of our intelligence gathering worldwide, we would instantly know who was responsible.  How naive I was, but even then I sensed something was off.  What I came to understand through several years of research and observation, is that a long-standing globalist plan to destabilize the Middle East was secretly deploying;  9/11 was the needed catalyst.  Through Neo-con accomplices in the Bush Administration and especially the Pentagon’s Office Of Special Planning, created in 2002, a dubious justification for the invasion of Iraq and the removal of Saddam Hussein was pieced together.  The American media, perhaps out of a sense of loyalty to the Administration or perhaps through coercion, was complicit in conveying the “evidence” to the American people.  In reality, Saddam Hussein had no connection to the 9/11 attacks.  An astute and independent media would have investigated these claims.  Instead, the media acquiesced to the will of the government, and today serves merely as a propaganda tool to shape public opinion.

Just tune in to FOX News or CNN and you will discover that Muslim extremists are no longer the primary threat to national security, rather, it is the American citizen that poses the greatest danger, especially if they are a veteran, a gun owner, a Christian or just someone who dares invoke the Bill of Rights or Declaration of Independence.  It took just over a decade; the seeds of the so-called “Arab Spring” were planted and al-Qaeda metastasized into the Islamic State as the new chaos control.

Keep in mind, in 2003, on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, in front of a banner declaring “Mission Accomplished,” then President George W. Bush declared, “The battle of Iraq is one victory in a war on terror that began on September the 11th, 2001 and still goes on.”  Similarly, the Obama Administration marked the end to U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan in December of last year, but 13,500 troops remain in “support roles” which still include airstrikes, raids and engaging Taliban fighters.  American soldiers are also tasked with protecting Afghanistan’s ever-more-productive opium fields from the Taliban, who have sought to destroy the crop because of Islamic prohibitions on drug use.  Operation Enduring Freedom was replaced with Operation Resolute Support, but what has really changed?

“Never forget!” cannot possibly be a patriotic battle cry, because the “war on terror” which came as an outgrowth of the attacks is a fraud; what we have endured for the last fourteen years is a war on freedom.  We no longer follow our own Constitution.  We no longer honor the principles on which our nation was founded.  The phrase “never forget” is used to rejuvenate the fear state that holds our people captive.  And every year it is repeated, and paired with images of the Twin Towers burning and collapsing.  The goal is nothing more than to create an atmosphere of paranoia where people willingly accept liberty-crushing legislation like the Patriot Act and NDAA.  Regrettably, we cannot reminisce about 9/11 with any honor and recall that the terrorists acted with cowardice and hit us good, but we stood firm and recovered in the face of evil.  Truth be told, we have given ourselves over to cowardice, lawlessness and evil.  We made excuses.  Are we any safer now?  No. We are perilously close to destruction.  We have accepted more government bureaucracy, by creating the Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration and expanding the powers of the NSA and IRS to criminalize American citizens.

9/11 was a revelation of the perversion that America had become.  It exposed the hypocrisy of the greatest nation on Earth.  I suppose you could say we should “never forget” the day that marked the onset of America’s judgement.  I’m not blaming America for the attacks as others have done.  9/11 was a wake up call that went unheeded, a lost opportunity to root out the corruption and evil that have mutated our representative republic.  Instead of a real investigation, we were given The 9/11 Commission, who’s official report on the attacks served not to uncover the truth, but merely to create a framework in which we would execute the phony “war on terror.”  The 9/11 Commission Report is not an investigation, but a narrative- a blueprint for expanding the faculties of a government poised for complete tyranny.  Curiously, the report never mentioned the collapse of the 7 World Trade Center building and only recently were twenty-eight pages of the report declassified, revealing that Saudi Arabia (our supposed ally) funded and coordinated the operation.  And here we are, fourteen years later.  It took all of these years to complete the One World Trade Center (with the observatory at the tower’s top finally opening just this Spring), not as a monument to American tenacity or faith, but instead, as a repugnant erection to our globalist deities.  By comparison, it took just over a year to complete the Empire State Building in 1931- during the Great Depression.

If only we were not as vain and prideful.  While the attacks may have been carried out by Islamic terrorists (if you care to believe the official story) it served as a warning from God.  I’m no Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson mind you, but there are numerous accounts in the Bible where God lifted his hand of protection, allowing a nation’s enemies to overwhelm them.  Most notably is the destruction of the Northern Kingdom of Israel by Assyria in 722 B.C:

And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the Lord their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:

And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the Lord carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the Lord to anger:

For they served idols, whereof the Lord had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing…

… And the Lord rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight.

[2 Kings 17:9-20]

God has a problem with towers it seems.  In other translations of this Bible passage, it is revealed that the Israelites sinned against God by setting up Asherah poles (translated groves in the King James Version), which were sacred trees (think: totem pole) to honor the pagan goddess of fertility, Asherah.  I shouldn’t have to mention the Tower of Babel in the Book of Genesis; countless comparisons have already been made between that ancient tower and the Twin Towers, so I wont bother.

The point is, God allowed the destruction of Israel- his chosen people- because of their blatant disregard for His commandments and their spirit of rebelliousness.  Part of that process of destruction involved Israel’s borders being overrun with invaders.  Now, in discussing our judgement, I’m not suggesting that illegal immigrants are warring for America, but they are being used by the enemy as an instrument of our destruction.  Our country was built by immigrants, who once endured a rigorous process to enter America.  But now, with our deranged immigration policy, which screens for nothing yet offers everything in the form of government assistance, America may very well be taken down by immigrants.  Our enemy uses our sense of fairness, charity and justice to hamstring us.  While most illegal immigrants are hard working people seeking a better life in America, many are hardcore criminals seeking to escape jurisdiction in their countries of origin, which not only include countries in Latin America, but Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  Those with no identification are recklessly given new identities.  If we do not have a common sense immigration policy in place that at least screens for felons and those with links to terrorism, how do we have any clue who is entering our country and what their intentions are?  What infectious diseases will see a resurgence as a result of unchecked immigration?  We are already witnessing strange outbreaks of tuberculosis, dengue fever and legionaries disease.  How does the government justify its ongoing, illegal surveillance of American citizens, enhanced pat-downs, body scanners, roadside checkpoints, etc. while allowing our borders to be wide open?  These things would be unfathomable to our founding fathers.  The only possible explanation?  We are no longer living under the Constitutional authority of the United States of America.

Should we be surprised?  These policies come from the same resident of the White House who releases known terrorists and drug lords from prison to appease rival criminal elites.  These policies originate from a person who sees fit to arm and train radical Islamic militants against Syrian President Assad, who, despite objectionable policies, commands his army to protect Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities in his country against the advance of ISIS, backed by the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Turkey.  We should be outraged.  Russia is lending support to Assad now, and France is preparing for airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria.  How is it that the rest of the civilized world recognizes that ISIS is the enemy?  Could it be because we had more than a little bit to do with their expansion?  Well, according to the Pentagon, that’s precisely the case.  Kinda hard to win a war on terror when you’re fighting on both sides, eh?

Many European nations already have a major dilemma on their hands with Muslim immigrants who have no desire to assimilate into European society.  This is now compounded by a raging refugee problem, as people flee war ravaged stretches the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia.  Their plight is a direct result of our reprehensible foreign policy, orchestrated at the top by those who’s goal is to topple the strongholds of Western, Judeo-Christian civilization.  What happens when refugees start fleeing Western Europe as migrants wreak havoc on their culture?  On one level, you might conclude that our enemy are Islamic militants, but again, they are merely another weapon in the arsenal of globalist authoritarians, who will use any means to conquer America and the rest of the world.  All conflict in the world is a reflection of the greater war occurring in the spiritual realm; it is Satan who is our true enemy, and that battle is raging in the soul of humankind.  We have fallen under the spell of the Great Deceiver.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

[Ephesians 6:12]

So, what is our current trajectory?  Persecution and violence against Christians is rapidly becoming an international crisis.  This crisis has now spread to the U.S. on the heels of the Supreme Court’s illegitimate decree that the definition of marriage is now to include the bondage of homosexual partners.  Any objection to this perversion means you can lose your job, your business, your home, your children and perhaps soon, your life.  Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky clerk, was jailed for six days without bail for refusing to issue a marriage license to a gay couple.  Put her Christian faith aside for a moment and consider, Kim Davis broke no law.  Supreme Court opinions do not equate with legislation; under Kentucky law, marriage is exclusively recognized as between a man and a woman.  Ordinarily, you might expect a person to lose their job for refusing to perform the duties of their job, if it were not for our society’s disdain for God’s redeeming Word. “The idea of natural law superceding this court’s authority would be a dangerous precedent indeed,” said Judge David L. Bunning before tossing Davis in jail.  Judge Bunning apparently believes he is above the law- even God’s law.  Evangelist Kent Hovind, founder of Creation Science Ministries and Dinosaur Adventureland in Pensacola, Florida was recently released from prison following a ten-year sentence for charges related to tax evasion and “structuring,” which is breaking up a large sum of money into smaller deposits, to avoid scrutiny.  Whether you agree with Hovind’s literal view of Creation or not, it is clear he was targeted for his faith.  Under Lois Learner, the IRS illegally singled out for extra scrutiny, Christian, Libertarian and Tea Party organizations applying for non-profit status, for which nobody was punished.  These assaults on religious liberty will increase in intensity and frequency unless true Christians stand up and speak out.

We have turned to idols like Kali, who’s frightful image was projected on the face of the Empire State Building in New York City on August 1st, as part of an exhibition focusing on endangered species.  The idea behind the ominous display?  According to artist Andrew “Android” Jones, Mother Earth needs a fierce avatar to fight pollution and extinction, reports the Times of India.  Kali, Hindu goddess of time, change and destruction, is often portrayed as a multi-armed, blood-thirsty cannibal, standing upon the body of her consort, Shiva, and wearing a necklace of severed heads and a belt made from human limbs.  Interesting choice of defenders, but Kali doesn’t care about endangered species, she wants to devour youClearly, the artist’s intention was not to actually summon Kali, but the event, to me, was a clear foreshadowing of the terror that’s about to be unleashed in our country.  The image of Kali concluded a series of images which featured various endangered species, one of which was the bald eagle.  It is a grave mistake to (literally or figuratively) call upon demons and false gods to aid in any human endeavor, even charitable ones.  The one sin that always results in destruction is the worship of false idols.

Have we forgotten the fate of ancient Babylon?  Prophetic chatter regarding the judgement of America is off the charts for September 2015.  From blood moons to eclipses to Shemitahs, asteroids and rouge planets, everyone is abuzz about when the collapse will occur and by what means it will be brought about.  Jade Helm 15 concludes this month, but the laying of the grid continues.  Pope Francis is set to visit the United States this month and will address Congress and the United Nations, no doubt to rubber stamp the globalist takeover of America by authority of the Vatican.  This convergence of events (and there are more) has everyone holding their breath and, hopefully, praying.  We have already seen the stock market tumble, what lies in wait for us next?  We are in the midst of another Cold War, because of our policies in the Ukraine, Syria and beyond.  An all out war is looming, but this time we don’t have the moral high ground.  It is my belief that judgement comes in waves, like the plagues the Lord sent against the Pharaoh of ancient Egypt.  Whether a major event will occur in September nobody knows for certain, but there is little denying that we are entering into very turbulent times.  A great, black cloud of deception has descended over the land, people are oblivious to their unfolding fate; the apathetic haze of ignorance and impotence is preferred to vigilance and strength.  In this strange, scorched land, whistleblowers are traitors and prophets are lunatics.  Is this the beginning of the Great Tribulation?  Are we in the end times or is this just the end of America as we know it?  Or will God grant us a little more time?  Hold on tight and stand firm in your faith, you are going to need it.


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.


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 the bully 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.

Since becoming awake, 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…