The U.N. Is Playing Their Hand At A Global Communist Utopia

When government controls too much, the people always pay a high price.

When the government in question is promising “utopia”, you just know the suffering will be proportionally magnified.

Make no mistake – this will usher in a new era of global Christian persecution no matter what social justice Pretoria they spew.

Here’s Michael Snyder’s report:

Have you heard of “the global goals”? If you haven’t heard of them by now, rest assured that you will be hearing plenty about them in the days ahead. On September 25th, the United Nations launched a set of 17 ambitious goals that it plans to achieve over the next 15 years. A new website to promote this plan has been established, and you can find it right here. The formal name of this new plan is “the 2030 Agenda“, but those behind it decided that they needed something catchier when promoting these ideas to the general population. The UN has stated that these new “global goals” represent a “new universal Agenda” for humanity. Virtually every nation on the planet has willingly signed on to this new agenda, and you are expected to participate whether you like it or not.

Some of the biggest stars in the entire world have been recruited to promote “the global goals”. Just check out the YouTube video that I have posted below. This is the kind of thing that you would expect from a hardcore religious cult…

If you live in New York City, you are probably aware of the “Global Citizen Festival” that was held in Central Park on Saturday where some of the biggest names in the music industry promoted these new “global goals”. The following is how the New York Daily News described the gathering…

It was a party with a purpose.

A star-studded jamboree and an impassioned plea to end poverty rocked the Great Lawn in Central Park as more than 60,000 fans gathered Saturday for the fourth-annual Global Citizen Festival.

The feel-good event, timed to coincide with the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, featured performances by Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay.

And it wasn’t just the entertainment industry that was promoting this new UN plan for a united world. Pope Francis traveled to New York to give the address that kicked off the conference where this new agenda was unveiled…

Pope Francis gave his backing to the new development agenda in an address to the U.N. General Assembly before the summit to adopt the 17-point plan opened, calling it “an important sign of hope” at a very troubled time in the Middle East and Africa.

When Danish Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen struck his gavel to approve the development road map, leaders and diplomats from the 193 U.N. member states stood and applauded loudly.

Then, the summit immediately turned to the real business of the three-day meeting — implementation of the goals, which is expected to cost $3.5 trillion to $5 trillion every year until 2030.

Wow.

Okay, so where will the trillions of dollars that are needed to implement these new “global goals” come from?

Let me give you a hint – they are not going to come from the poor nations.

When you read over these “global goals”, many of them sound quite good. After all, who wouldn’t want to “end hunger”? I know that I would like to “end hunger” if I could.

The key is to look behind the language and understand what is really being said. And what is really being said is that the elite want to take their dream of a one world system to the next level.

The following list comes from Truthstream Media, and I think that it does a very good job of translating these new “global goals” into language that we can all understand…

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Translation: Centralized banks, IMF, World Bank, Fed to control all finances, digital one world currency in a cashless society

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Translation: GMO

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Translation: Mass vaccination, Codex Alimentarius

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Translation: UN propaganda, brainwashing through compulsory education from cradle to grave

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Translation: Population control through forced “Family Planning”

Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Translation: Privatize all water sources, don’t forget to add fluoride

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Translation: Smart grid with smart meters on everything, peak pricing

Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Translation: TPP, free trade zones that favor megacorporate interests

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Translation: Toll roads, push public transit, remove free travel, environmental restrictions

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Translation: Even more regional government bureaucracy like a mutant octopus

Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Translation: Big brother big data surveillance state

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Translation: Forced austerity

Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

Translation: Cap and Trade, carbon taxes/credits, footprint taxes

Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Translation: Environmental restrictions, control all oceans including mineral rights from ocean floors

Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Translation: More environmental restrictions, more controlling resources and mineral rights

Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Translation: UN “peacekeeping” missions (ex 1, ex 2), the International Court of (blind) Justice, force people together via fake refugee crises and then mediate with more “UN peacekeeping” when tension breaks out to gain more control over a region, remove 2nd Amendment in USA

Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Translation: Remove national sovereignty worldwide, promote globalism under the “authority” and bloated, Orwellian bureaucracy of the UN

If you doubt any of this, you can find the official document for this new UN agenda right here. The more you dig into the details, the more you realize just how insidious these “global goals” really are.

The elite want a one world government, a one world economic system and a one world religion. But they are not going to achieve these things by conquest. Rather, they want everyone to sign up for these new systems willingly.

The “global goals” are a template for a united world. To many, the “utopia” that the elite are promising sounds quite promising. But for those that know what time it is, this call for a “united world” is very, very chilling.

Someone will benefit greatly from this in the short term (ie before Jesus brings judgment and justice) but it won’t be you or me.

So these elites can play their games of world peace and unity, while we suffer the consequences, but in the end they will all pay for attempting to usurp God.
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/this-happened-in-september-the-un-launched-the-global-goals-a-blueprint-for-a-united-world

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The Grand Mosque In Mecca

The following is an article worth reading on the titular topic.

The first part is interesting but pretty speculative while the second part speaks powerfully for itself about the nature of Islam and the dangers to Muslims from this demonic ideology.

A construction crane has crashed through the roof of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, killing 107 people and injuring nearly 400. The disaster was the result of a violent rainstorm that swept over the city.

For the past four years, a series of cranes have been used for a massive expansion of the northern area of the Grand Mosque. The work is part of a $10.6 billion project that, after completion, will allow it to house over 2.5 million worshipers.

The failure of the crane begs for comment on its incredible irony. The devastating crash occurred right on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. First, the crane was struck by lightning, and then it was blown over by a fierce thunderstorm that occurred in a nation that only gets two inches of rainfall each year. Also the owner of the crane is the Saudi Binladin Group; the family of the late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

I looked at dozens of news stories on this event, and not a single news organization has dared mention the ironic nature of the situation. This is the type of willful ignorance that we have come to expect from a politician; “If I’m lying, may the Lord strike me dead.” (And then is promptly killed by a bolt from the blue.)

The press is certainly in one accord about the use of the word “holy” in covering all things related to Islam. The accident happened on a Friday, the “holiest day” of the Islamic week, in the “holy city” of Mecca, at the world’s “holiest” mosque in Islam. Of course, this incident happened two weeks ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage: the “holiest” Muslim holiday.

I find the Grand Mosque more spooky than holy. It has been the epicenter of an endless series of disasters. Here is a list of what I would call the less significant events:

December 1975: An exploding gas cylinder caused a fire in a tent colony and resulted in the deaths of 200 pilgrims.

November 1979: Over 500 young jihadists seized control the Grand Mosque. It took two weeks for a massive Saudi army effort to retake the Mosque. By the end of the fighting, 127 soldiers as many as 1,000 civilians lost their lives

July 1987: A clash between Iranian demonstrators and Saudi security forces brought death to more than 400 pilgrims and injury to thousands more.

April 1997: 343 pilgrims were killed and 1,500 injured in a tent fire that raged for two hours. Since then, all tents are required to be fireproof.

January 2006: A concrete multi-story building located in Mecca close to the Grand Mosque collapsed. The building, the Al-Ghaza Hotel, is said to have housed a restaurant, a convenience store, and a hotel. The death toll was 76 and the number of injured was 64.

A more significant and creepy list cites the calamities that have a direct link to the Stoning of the Devil Ceremony. As pilgrims pass by to throw small stones at pillars representing Satan, deadly stampedes have been a regular part of this ritual. Some notable incidents include:

July 2, 1990: A stampede inside a pedestrian tunnel (Al-Ma’aisim tunnel) led to the deaths of 1,426 pilgrims.

May 23, 1994: A stampede killed at least 270 pilgrims at the stoning event.

April 9, 1998: at least 118 pilgrims were trampled to death and 180 injured in an incident on Jamarat Bridge.

March 5, 2001: Thirty five pilgrims were trampled to death in a stampede during the stoning ritual.

February 11, 2003: The Stoning of the Devil ritual claimed 14 pilgrims’ lives.

February 1, 2004: 251 pilgrims were killed and another 244 injured in a lethal crush.

January 12, 2006: A stampede, during the ritual on the last day of the Hajj, killed at least 346 pilgrims and injured at least 289 more.

September 24, 2015: Over 700 pilgrims are killed in the crush at Mina; which is a crossroads on the way to performing the Stoning of the Devil ritual.

It’s not like the Grand Mosque is such a uniquely busy place where mass deaths are to be expected. On the list of the largest peaceful gatherings in history, the Islamic Hajj only ranks in the 17th place. Pope John Paul II had some gatherings that were twice as large, and there was no death angel that plagued his events. On every New Year’s Eve, one million spectators pack into Time Square. After the ball drops, everyone goes home in one piece.

The Saudi government has done everything humanly possible to prevent more tragedy. The Grand Mosque has a small army of security forces, and every new incident results in more safety measures. These untimely deaths keep coming because the spiritual head of Islam is Satan himself. Because Lucifer is also the god of this world, he is able to cover his tracks after each kill.

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8 NIV).

“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” (2 Corinthians 4:4 KJV).

It cannot be emphasised enough that Muslims are equally among the victims of Islam. 

They need to hear about Jesus and get free.
http://raptureready.com/rap16.html

The Greens Don’t Like The Idea Of A “Radicalisation Awareness Kit” Because They Are Radical, Ideological Terrorists Who Are Afraid Of Being Exposed

Whenever the Greens get angry about something, it usually is a strong indicator that someone is doing something moral, just, righteous, true, or indeed Christ-like.

When they start accusing that conservatives and even faux-conservatives of being responsible for “social division” and “fear and intollerance” – the very things these modern Marxists have perfected and practise wholeheartedly themselves – you know that a nerve has been sliced and diced.

The latest example of their venting – brought to us by the far-left ABC -certainly seems in line with the aforementioned:

Environmentalists and teachers are up in arms over a new Federal Government anti-radicalisation kit that links green activism and “alternative music” to terrorism.

The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Terrorism Michael Keenan launched the Radicalisation Awareness Kit in the form of a 32-page booklet on Monday.

Through a series of examples and fictitious case studies, the booklet aims to illustrate the circumstances which can lead young people to become radicalised.

But one surprising example cites the power of the alternative music scene and environmental activism in the radicalisation process.

The case study in the ‘Violent Extremism’ section tells the story of a girl called ‘Karen’ who becomes involved in the “alternative music scene, student politics and left-wing activism” when she leaves home.

‘Karen’ ends up sabotaging logging machinery and being arrested “on numerous occasions” while becoming “totally cut off from her family”.

What do you think of the Government’s new Radicalisation Awareness Kit? Have your say below.

Jonathan La Nauze from the Australian Conservation Foundation said the booklet was misleading and potentially dangerous.

“This is very disappointing,” he said.

“It sounds like something that’s been dreamt up in the cigar room of the Institute of Public Affairs. There’s no resemblance to the way that people in Australia feel about their environment and the need to stand up to protect it.

“To link standing up for the places that we love, standing up for the future of our children, to violence and extremism and terrorism, does nothing to combat a real threat to the safety of people or to respect the very peaceful and very meaningful protests that people engage in from all walks of life to ensure that we have a safe future in this country.”

Despite the environmental case study, Mr Keenan said the main targets of the booklet were young people at risk of being radicalised by Islamist groups such as Islamic State.

“Of course radicalisation can take different forms but certainly their radicalisation that comes from contact with ISIL (Islamic State) – who make an enormous effort to groom people, particularly young people to commit violent acts here in Australia – is of primary concern to the government at the moment.”

He said the kit was designed to help teachers understand how the radicalisation process worked, and how to respond if they felt there was somebody in their community who is susceptible to it.

“We wanted to explain to teachers who are really on the frontline of this – because we know that school children are being radicalised – to look out for certain signs that would lead them to be concerned about somebody, and if they are concerned about somebody moving down the dark path of radicalisation, moving down the path of violence, then they’ll know what they can do about it,” Mr Keenan said

Radicalisation Awareness Kit ‘designed to engender fear and intolerance’

Maurie Mulheron, the president of the New South Wales Teachers’ Federation, has also slammed the launch of the kit, describing it as a cynical exercise designed to generate fear in the community.

“I think it’s a fairly cynical move by the Federal Government not to make anyone feel safer but to engender fear and intolerance,” he said.

“I’m very doubtful that the Federal Government has pure motives in this area.

“They’ve got a track record now of trying to engender division within the community on these issues and I don’t think that what they’re proposing will make one iota of difference.”

Mr Mulheron believes that teachers are already well trained to know when students are at risk of being radicalised, and that the Radicalisation Awareness Kit has been a massive waste of time and money.

“Schools are already happy, safe and tolerant places that bring children together, particularly public schools that bring children from all the different walks of life, different religions, different backgrounds, different socio-economic groups.

“We as teachers are very good at bringing a diverse group of young people into our schools and turning them into a community so they can take up their roles as citizens within the broader community.”

Mr Keenan said groups seeking to radicalise young people started by separating them from their communities.

“ISIL go and they try to groom young people in in the same way that a paedophile might try and groom a young person. We want to make sure that the people who are on the frontline, teachers and other service workers, members of the community, are able to identify if this is happening and then know what they can do to arrest it from happening.”

Few people have actually held a copy of the booklet in their hands. It was released on the first day of the school holidays, but it is available for download on the minister’s website.

Assessment of the kit will continue in earnest when schools go back in two weeks’ time.

I suppose that it does sound pretty dangerous to link alternative music to terrorism…apart from the fact that is exactly what alternative music has achieved in the West over the past seventy years.

Music has been used to radically and extremely reshape our entire culture, creating subgroups and dividing society, just as Mr Keenana mentions in the article above.

Just think about the rejection of authority that accompanied the music and drug fuelled rebellion of the 1960’s.

We literally had the youth of that generation caught up in a movement that transformed the culture known for Millenia as “Christendom” into the “progressive” Marxist-styled cesspool of the contemporary West.

So where teenagers were once taught to accept authority and responsibility, the alternative music of the 60’s served to propagate ideologies of antiauthoritarianism that have led us to a culture where families are broken by divorce, generations of elderly rot alone in “nursing homes”, and sexual depravity and murdering children by the billions is taught to every successive generation as the cornerstone “rights” and “freedoms” of our civilisation.

So it sounds clever to say that listening to a song never drove anyone to terrorism but let’s look a bit further than rhetoric.

It’s funny how just as the West was warring against the oppressive revolutionary Marxism in the East which led to the murder of tens of millions of people, a movement of Western youth rose up against our own governments with an anti-war message born from cultural Marxism.

It would almost be righteous if they werent drug-fuelled, sexual deviants whose cultural impact led to not only a passive US foreign policy in the face of the worst terrorist threat up to that point in history, one that overtook South East Asia murdering millions, but also toward a significant contribution to the very worst mass-execution of human beings in history: abortion.

And the impact of music in driving this movement can be overlooked only by those who partake in this evil Marxist ideology.

Anyone with open eyes has to give at least one solitary though to how we went from Nat King Cole and Doris Day to the likes of Slipknot, Chris Brown and Lady Gaga.

The underlying question is really how a society goes from valuing things like Christianity, family, morality and objectivity to things like hedonism, subjective emotions, and people with penises claiming to be girls, using the ladies changerooms, and being championed across every form of mainstream media as heroes (an oppressive, white, rigidly traditional, patriarchal society sometimes refers to these people as “boys”).

This insane deviation from pretty much every cultural trajectory in all history wouldn’t have anything to do with the dominating art form of music, one that bypasses rational thought and successfully targets the emotions with catchy tunes and memorable lyrics, legions of which promote casual sex, the rejection of parental authority, sticking it to authority in general, living recklessly, doings drugs, being born homosexual, objectifying women as sexual objects, and everything antichrist, etc.

Back to terrorism. 

What greater terrorists are there than those who war against objectivity and truth?

What greater terrorists are there than those who target the weakness of human flesh to encourage every perverse act as the embodiment of “freedom”?

What greater terrorists are there than those who celebrate the “dignity” of murdering children in the womb by the hindered of millions?

What greater terrorists are there than lead a culture away from God towards the worship of self?

Satan, the original terrorist and father to terrorists everywhere, is behind all these things and his children delight to do his will.

So my guess is these Radicalisation Awareness Kits have hit the leftist nail on the head.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-24/anti-radicalisation-kit-under-fire-from-green-groups-teachers/6803024

Europe’s Limited Immigration Options

It is certainly Christ-like to help people and if refugees are in the West, then Christians should invite them into Christian community and help them towards independence in their new homeland. 

Governments, on the other hand, are established to protect the people they govern and opening the borders of the West to millions of refugees does not protect people, it endangers them – native and refugee alike.

On top of this, it enables Middle Eastern and African governments to escape their own responsibilities to their people, something they really don’t need our help in doing.

So what is happening today in Europe really is the makings of serious civil conflict, even civil wars. 

For the moment, we can all pat ourselves on the back for taking in unsustainable numbers of refugees but when the religious and cultural baggage they bring drives us into inevitable conflict – it’s already happening – then our politically correct righteousness will be exposed for what it really is: idiocy.

Here’s an interesting article by Antony Carr that sums up Europe’s limited options in the face of mass immigration:

In Africa and the Middle East whole countries are emptying. But from what are their people fleeing? In essence, they are fleeing from themselves, and when they enter other countries they bring with them all that implies: failed cultures, intolerant insularity and ancient animosities

In recent months, we’ve seen pictures and read reports of thousands of people, mostly males from Muslim lands, swarming into Europe, overpowering all attempts to halt the flow. Just a few years ago, this was unimaginable to almost everyone except Osama bin Laden, who is proving to be the prophet of the age and whose death, according to Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of the British Labour Party, was a tragedy. What will happen now? Here are three possible scenarios.

Scenario 1: There is no change from the present – border controls remain down, people continue to pour in, numbers grow to millions, governments bleat helplessly, disorder spreads, the welfare state collapses under the strain, society haemorrhages, the young migrate and a new European dark age begins.

Scenario 2: Barriers are put up to prevent the invasion and colonisation of Europe. John Howard’s approach is adopted – “We will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come.” Pleas from the usual suspects are ignored; legal objections are overruled or circumvented. Those attempting to breach the borders are repelled with whatever force is necessary. Those who evade the border controls are rounded up and expelled. National and regional border controls are reintroduced to ensure defence in depth.

Scenario 3: Europe tackles the problem at source – effectively taking control over the failed states concerned and ensuring they are run properly for at least a century.

Scenario 3 is clearly impractical. Europeans do not have the belief, the confidence, the will or the financial and military capacity to undertake such a herculean task.

Scenario 2 will certainly be attempted but, from what we can see at present, in a half-hearted, spasmodic and ineffective fashion, for nationalism is now considered wicked — akin to racism — and multiculturalism implies that all cultures and religions must be given equal respect. The political classes, Brussels bureaucrats and others of their kidney throughout Europe will sponsor endless statements condemning violence and pleading for community understanding, and they will promote a plethora of ineffective laws. But the situation will prove beyond them. If the people fail to rise up and throw out their betters, one can foresee their retreat to protected compounds where they will lament the death of the European dream (for which they will blame the unenlightened lower orders, not themselves) and adopt the foetal position if and when crowds bent on loot pound on their gates.

In Africa and the Middle East, whole countries are emptying. But from what are their people fleeing? In essence, they are fleeing from themselves, and when they enter other countries, they bring with them what they fled from. We can expect all the toxic hatreds that have festered for centuries in their countries of origin to be imported with them. Is this the end, a kind of zombie apocalypse? Has the once robust civilizational confidence of Europeans been so undermined in recent years that they will be helpless in the face of those who would destroy them, the fate eerily foreshadowed by the French writer, Jean Raspail, in his 1973 novel Camp of the Saints.

Why are so many reduced to wittering helplessly? Perhaps in large part it’s due to the Western world being weakened by the malign cultural influence of the left, many of whose members have followed the precepts first advanced by the Italian Communist, Antonio Gramsci, who proposed that rather than standing for elections, which they would lose, those on the left should bring about a cultural revolution by infiltrating key institutions. This has been substantially accomplished. Educational institutions and much of the media throughout the Anglosphere now spread the message that Europe’s record in relation to the rest of the world is one of racism, xenophobia and oppression — the Australian story, for example, being one of exploitation, cruelty and dispossession. How can a people, so unworthy, with faith in neither God nor themselves, resist a people whose religion insists they should have primacy, that they are entitled to what they seek as of right?

Ethnic conflicts in the past were resolved with borders, partitions, ghettos – devices that were always necessary to keep the peace unless there was a hegemon, such as the British Raj. Expulsion of whole peoples would sometimes occur. For example, after World War II, at least 12 million ethnic Germans were expelled or fled from Eastern Europe.
History has shown that the Europeans are capable of anything and with the collapse of the European project we can expect new leaders to emerge from the ruins, many of whom will not be nice. There will be new Nazis, new Communists. New Identities, loyalties and borders will be established. Our descendants will live in interesting times!

http://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2015/09/death-europe/

The Long, Leftist History Of Malcolm Turnbull

Want to know what our latest Prime Minister stands for?

The one place that can tell you accurately is not the polls, nor the mainstream media, nor your friend’s and family’s opinions of the polls and the mainstream media reports, but rather simple and straightforward history.

It’s the one place most voters don’t care for – in fact, history is something that most people in general have no time for nor interest in.

Nonetheless, here is a nice, long record of Malcolm Turnbull’s political choices and actions:

http://stopturnbull.com
This one sums Turnbull up quite nicely I think:

27th November, 2009 – Turnbull’s frontbench collapses, with mass resignations, but he maintains support among the more left-leaning elements of the party.

Turnbull goes on ABC radio to launch a vicious public attack on the conservatives who have resigned. Meanwhile, the Labor party praise Turnbull for his co-operation on their Emissions Trading Scheme, with Julia Gillard saying:

“I would like to pay a tribute to Mr Turnbull. Mr Turnbull has been acting constructively, in the nation’s interests, on this matter.”

Why vote for the Turnbull-led Liberal party when you can vote for Labor?

They are essentially the same thing in terms of morality and in politics, this is really the only thing that matters.

Nonetheless, we should pray for Turnbull as the leader of our nation and ask that God might make a righteous leader out of him.

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” ‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭2:1-4‬ ‭ESV‬‬
http://stopturnbull.com

The Climate Change Religion Is Gearing Up To Burn The Heretics

If only we all bow to government, we shall be purged of our sinful, climate-changing ways and ushered into the promised land.

The UN serves as the papacy of this watermelon religion and they have placed their Cardinal Obama particularly well so that the “land of the free” need not be bothered anymore by that whole pesky freedom thing.

In a scenario chillingly reminiscent of the story about Galileo’s punishment for going against the scientific orthodoxy of his day, a Democratic senator and a posse of enraged climate scientists are looking to string up anyone who denies their vision of climate change.

Not literally string them up, just criminalize them, investigate them, fine them, possibly jail them and certainly ruin their careers and lives.

Twenty scientists, mostly from universities, signed a letter to President Obama supporting Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s call to use the RICO racketeering laws to shut up anyone who disagrees with the warmistas.

In the letter, the scientists compared global warming “deniers,” that is anyone with common sense, to the evil tobacco industry that allegedly hid information about cancer from the public to sell their product.

The shadowy villains in this scenario are the omni-evil oil companies, environmentalists’ favorite bogeyman.

“If corporations in the fossil fuel industry and their supporters are guilty of the misdeeds that have been documented in books and journal articles, it is imperative that these misdeeds be stopped as soon as possible so that America and the world can get on with the critically important business of finding effective ways to restabilize the Earth’s climate, before even more lasting damage is done,” the self-appointed inquisitors wrote in the letter, which was addressed to President Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren.

All three of them are probably drooling at the prospect of persecuting us benighted souls who think the planet can take care of itself and global warming is a fraud.

Even supposing for one moment that there was something to the whole global warming thing, that the Earth’s climate never varied according to natural forces like solar cycles, volcanic activity, cyclical ocean current shifts, etc., didn’t I read something in the Constitution about the government not being able to restrict free speech?

I’m sure the proponents of using RICO to enforce leftist dogma would counter that this tactic would only ever be used against big, bad companies that are trying to wring out profits from the gullible.

But we all know that’s a bunch of bull hockey. This is an intimidation tactic. If it were to actually be deployed, it would be to say to the world, “Look what we can do to the big companies that don’t get in line, now what are you little people going to do?”

It would really have nothing to do with saving the planet because the planet doesn’t need saving. It’s all about pushing a Marxist Progressive agenda of increasing control over the populace of the United States.

Progressivism, which goes back to President Woodrow Wilson, has only ever successfully moved forward when there has been a sense of dire emergency fixed in voters’ minds. In Wilson’s case, the excuse was World War I, and his Administration planted the seeds of fascism in American soil, providing a model of a regimented and planned society that fanatical leftists looked to around the world. You may recognize some of the guys who cited Wilson as a role model — guys with names like Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, etc.

Yes, it can happen here because it did already. It’s just been whitewashed out of history books that Wilson was a raging dictator, who was very into things like speech codes and punishing dissidents.

Ever since then, whenever an Administration, on the Left or the Right, wants to advance a Progressive agenda and doesn’t have a war, it’s time to manufacture a crisis, like health care or a gas attack in Syria or a flood of illegal immigrants or …

Now we have an Administration that aspires to the Wilson model but hasn’t got half the brain power, and it’s embarked on a project to create an existential terror, a threat to the very planet itself.

Granted, the global warming scam didn’t start with the Obama Administration, it’s been a project for decades. But Obama wants to be the one who can finally eliminate the opposition and bring the long-awaited scheme to fruition by shackling the common folk and swelling the bank accounts of the rich who are lurking in the wings for their chance to gamble in “carbon credits” and “alternative” power.

There are a lot of problems with the anthropogenic theory of global warming, obvious problems, but we live in an age where the average person seems to be crippled in his capacity for logical reasoning. And just to add insult to injury, people who are most lacking in that faculty have been trained to ape their masters and label political opponents as being “anti-science,” a cry which then gets picked up and repeated in the equally irrational media.

The warmistas have nothing to support their pseudo-scientific cause, and they know it. So now it comes to the phase of persecuting dissidents through the authority of government, rights be damned.

And real science takes the hit.

Using RICO to force the global warming agenda is the last refuge for scoundrels hoping to find their place at the public trough.

If anyone promises to save you and they ain’t Jesus, don’t trust ’em.

http://godfatherpolitics.com/25189/democrats-scientists-want-deniers-of-global-warming-arrested-punished/

If All Cultures Are Equal, Why Are Millions Of Refugees Fleeing The Thoroughly Islamic Middle East?

Leftists love to insist that all cultures are equal. 

What they really mean is that if you disagree with them, you should shut your mouth and go die in a hole otherwise they will organise a hole for you to be murdered in.

They did it in numerous Communist states and while they haven’t worked their way up to murder in the West yet, ominous signs abound.

While Christians have been culturally scorned for decades now, the past decade has seen the progression to using the law to oppress believers through fines and even jail time.

Anyone who wants to claim that history will not repeat itself is either ignorant or part of the agenda to make the brutally historic Christian persecution happen again today.

In the mean time, we see entire nations worth of refugees pouring out of the Middle East and Northern Africa, locations where the population is almost entirely Islamic and that have been ruled by Islamic empires for the best part of fourteen centuries.

So what happened? 

Did these refugees not get the memo that all cultures are equal?

Are they racists?

Or are they uniquely positioned to understand that plenty of cultures actually suck hard?

The answers from Jerry Newcombe are worth some serious thought, especially from Christians who ought to know better:

Masses of people are leaving countries in the Middle East and North Africa and streaming into Europe for the chance of a better life. It’s an enormous tragedy. More than four million refugees have come out of Syria since 2011 because of its civil war.

How did such a disaster happen? No one takes a perilous journey to leave home unless home has become unsafe or impossible to stay in. No parents put their children on a dangerous, rickety old boat unless it is better than the alternative. They are desperate. Our hearts go out to them.

Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Walter Russell Mead penned “A Crisis of Two Civilizations.” He described this migration as “one of the worst humanitarian disasters since the 1940s.” He noted that even “the sick and the old are on the road.”

The main reason behind the mass migration appears to be the suppression of freedom and the violence wrought under various Islamic governments and the relative freedom afforded by formerly-Christian Europe.

Mead writes, “Today we are watching the failure of Islamism. From the Muslim Brotherhood to Islamic State, Islamist movements have had no more success in curing the ills of Arab civilization than any of the secular movements of the past.”

This crisis shows how cultural relativism — the idea that one culture is just as good as another — and that all cultures are basically equal — is just not true. People are voting with their feet, whether they realize it or not, and going to countries with a Christian base.

I am not saying that European nations, or America for that matter, officially acknowledge the contributions of the Christian faith to their civilization. But it is Christianity that has helped shape the positive aspects of the West.

Daniel Lapin, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, who appreciates the contributions of Jesus, made an interesting point when I interviewed him years ago for our television special, What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?, which was based on the book that I co-wrote with Dr. D. James Kennedy.

Said Rabbi Lapin, “The easiest way to answer the question of whether life on planet earth is better because Jesus walked Jerusalem or not is very simple, and that is: Just watch the way people vote with their feet. Watch where the net flow of immigration is in the world today. Is it from Christian countries to non-Christian countries or the other way around? It is so obvious.”

This current crisis in Europe reminds me of the plight of Cubans who have desperately been trying to get to America, as they flee the bankruptcy of atheistic communism.

One time I came across one of these Cuban refugee rafts on the beach from Cuba. This homemade craft was composed of three wooden doors, with flotsam at the bottom to keep it afloat.

One of the doors served as the hull and the other two made up the raft’s sides, with window shutters nailed across to serve as crossbeams. It was literally as if someone had torn apart his own home to put this thing together. Items of clothing in the raft indicate that it had held as many as ten people. I don’t know what became of them.

Since it is illegal to leave the island, those fleeing would have had to make this raft secretly. Then they would have to get safely out of Cuban waters. If they were discovered by the Cuban coastal authorities, they could have been shot on sight to prevent them from leaving. Yet they embarked upon the trip nevertheless.

And all cultures are equal?

Having escaped to international waters, the occupants of this doors-turned-into-a-raft had to row it or float a few hundred miles over several days. They would have had to deal with the grueling sun and the potential threat of sharks along the way in order to try and get to America.

Why? So that maybe — just maybe — they could get a chance to enjoy what you and I enjoy every day. Freedom. The chance for a better life.

Meanwhile, millions of Americans born here think little of the freedom we have. The tragedy is that because we are jettisoning our Christian roots, our freedom is now at risk.

Freedom is a great blessing and flows directly from the Judeo-Christian tradition. It may sound like heresy to modern ears, but all cultures are not the same. Some ideas are better than others. Millions of people would not risk everything, even the lives of their own children, if it were not so. There is certainly no mass migration of people into radical Islamic or communist countries. The supposed glories of multi-culturalism are sinking into the Mediterranean.

http://godfatherpolitics.com/25132/europes-immigration-crisis-proves-not-all-cultures-are-equal/

The Left’s War Against Tony Abbott

There’s a spill motion in the Liberal party tonight and it reeks of Leftist interference.

Malcolm Turnbull, essentially a member for Labor, is challenging Tony Abbott to lead the nation and Julie Bishop will apparently stand with him as potential deputy.

You would think that after the previous six years of Labor, these fools would have learned but now the Leftist push into the supposedly conservative Liberal party is well underway.

Consider Lord Monckton’s perceptive take on the situation and pray that we don’t end up with a choice between Labor and Labor at the next election:

Hard Lessons Unlearned From 9/11

The Islamic terrorist attacks on 9/11 made the Western mainstream media fall in love with Islam because they saw in Islam a force of hatred against the West that surpassed their own.

Apparently they didn’t get the memo that in the eyes of Islam, we are all “Christendom”.

Bruce Thornton tells it like it is:

The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 should have been a rude awakening from the dogmatic slumbers of the previous decade. Instead, after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the West went on a vacation from history. The seeming triumph of liberal democracy and free-market capitalism convinced many that all we had left to do was to oversee the inevitable triumph of the Western paradigm throughout the world. Unfortunately, the “world,” especially the Islamic ummah, had other plans, ones that our own bad ideas and cultural dogmas have advanced.
Most broadly, the centuries-long belief that all peoples everywhere are embryonic Westerners should have been shattered by the slaughter in Manhattan and at the Pentagon. The attacks were a horrifically graphic reminder that our core ideals––human rights, sex equality, tolerance of difference, peaceful coexistence, personal and political freedom, material prosperity, the separation of church and state, free speech, and consensual government founded on law––were historical anomalies rather than the destiny of all humanity.

The 19 murderers were acting on a radically different set of ideals and principles––the doctrines of Islam that had destroyed the mighty Byzantine and Persian Empires, and that had invaded, plundered, and occupied southern Europe for 1000 years. We should have learned that nearly a quarter of the world’s people still take seriously what we have reduced to a life-style choice––faith in a transcendent power for whose commands the believer will kill and die, and whose spiritual imperatives trump freedom, human rights, and all the other goods we desire.

At the same time we indulged this universalism, we incoherently endorsed multiculturalism, a doctrine of cultural relativism­­––the idea that all cultures and their differences are equally good and admirable, that no basis exists for judging a culture or saying one is better than another, and that to say one is better is insensitive ethnocentrism or even racism. September 11 should have exposed this superstition as a dangerous lie, and reminded us that all cultures and social practices are not equal. Islamic sharia law, which codifies beliefs founded on fossilized tradition, intolerance, sex apartheid, and justified violence against infidels, are not just “different,” but inferior, for they limit human potential and flourishing by restricting individual freedom.

The next lesson of September 11 should have been the dangerous consequences of the anti-Americanism rife not just in the Middle East and Third World, but among many Europeans and Americans themselves. In the months after the attack numerous American and European intellectuals opined that America had in one way or another “deserved” the attacks. As Obama’s pastor Jeremiah Wright put it, the attacks were “chickens coming home to roost,” and America was paying for its numerous imperialist and racist crimes. This fashionable superstition, whose ultimate origins lie in communist propaganda, had hardened into stale clichés and an unthinking reflex triggered by international envy and resentment of America’s success, and by self-loathing and guilt on the part of Americans who enjoy biting the hand that fattens them.

In fact, there has never been a great power with the cultural, economic, and military resources of America that has been as restrained in using that power. Muslims in particular have benefited from America’s dominance, which saved hundreds of thousands of Muslims in the Balkans and Iraq, and even after 9/11, liberated millions more from the psychopathic Saddam Hussein and the vicious Taliban. Contrary to anti-American propaganda, the U.S. wasn’t targeted by al Qaeda for its alleged “crimes” against Islam, a specious pretext bin Laden cooked up to appeal to self-hating Westerners and rally disaffected Muslims, but for being the world hegemon that wields the power and influence the faithful believe Allah has destined for his believers. We should have learned on 9/11 that as a great power, we will be hated, envied, and resented merely for our existence, and that there is no number of good deeds we can perform to make like us those whose culture and traditions teach that they must hate us.

We also should have learned that our abysmal ignorance of history lies behind the demonization of the United States and our blindness to the reality of Islam. Too many of us endorse the lie that the U.S. has been a racist colonial and imperial power, oppressing and exploiting people across the globe, even as we gush over myths about Islamic “tolerance” and cultural achievements, and ignore the 1000-year record of Imperial Islam’s invasion, conquest, colonization, slaving, slaughter, raiding, and plundering of Christian lands. No better example of this ignorance has been the President, who has decried the Crusades––an attempt to liberate lands that had been Christian for over six centuries from their Muslim conquerors and overlords––and the Spanish Inquisition, whose toll of dead in its whole existence is about the same as the 5000 Jews slaughtered over a few days in Muslim Granada in 1066. Without history to provide the context for evaluating human behavior, we are vulnerable to the propaganda and duplicitous pretexts of the jihadists.

Finally, we should have connected the ignorance of history to the delusional utopianism that infects the West. The carnage on 9/11 should have restored the tragic vision of human existence, the recognition that humans flawed by destructive passions in a brutal indifferent world of chance, change, and death will never create heaven on earth. We should have relearned what our fathers and grandfather knew in World War II: that good men sometimes have to do things they’d rather not in order to keep bad men from prevailing; that the question is not whether people live or die, but whether some people die today so more people don’t die later; that hard, brutal choices have to be made in order to protect our civilization and its cherished goods like freedom and human rights. The simple fact is, if we had fought World War II the way we are fighting the war against jihadists and the states that nourish them, we would have lost.

The last decade and a half, especially the presidency of Barack Obama, has confirmed that many Americans, most on the left, did not learn those lessons. They still think the Middle East can be fixed by more democracy or economic development, since those peoples just want what we want, freedom, peace, and prosperity. Perhaps some do, but millions want more to live in obedience to Allah and restore the dominance Muslims enjoyed for 1000 years.

These Americans still practice a morally idiotic multiculturalism that idealizes the enemy, rationalizes or ignores Islam’s illiberal beliefs and sanctified violence, and proscribes as “hate speech” anybody who speaks the truth about Islam based on its 14 centuries of doctrine and practice. Even the terms “Islamic” and “jihadist” have been erased from our government’s discourse, and jihadist attacks described as “workplace violence” or their perpetrators called vague “extremists.”

These willfully ignorant Americans still indulge a self-loathing that reflexively blames America for all the world’s ills, and as such emboldens our enemies to persevere in the face of our civilizational failure of nerve. They still know nothing of history, refusing to put America’s actions in the context of what other great powers have done, and remaining oblivious to the bloodstained history of Islamic aggression. There is no better example of this cultural neurosis than Obama’s 2009 Cairo speech, in which he apologized for “colonialism” and flattered the mythic achievements of Muslim Cordoba for the benefit of the jihadist Muslim Brothers sitting in the front row.

Finally, the unschooled pursue utopian ideals that claim civilizational order and peace can be maintained without brutal violence, that wars can be fought without all the permanent horrible consequences of mass violence, that conflict with inveterate enemies can be resolved with talk or material rewards, and that economic development and esteem-boosting flattery of an illiberal religion and culture can transform the faith-based identity of the jihadist into something more like us––all delusions evident in Obama’s disastrous deal with Iran.

Three thousand dead and a multi-billion dollar hit to our economy on 9/11 were not enough to school those still clinging to their delusions. But as the Romans said, experience is the teacher of fools. The implosion of the Middle East and the probability of a nuclear-armed Iran suggest that class is still in session, and more hard lessons are on the way.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/260043/unlearned-lessons-911-bruce-thornton

Even Syrian Refugees Are Warning The West About Accepting Syrian Refugees

Accepting Christian refugees is a very different thing to accepting Muslim refugees.

If you don’t know that, it’s time you figure it out. If you don’t want to know it, then good luck – perhaps you could move to Iraq for a few years and tell us all about how great Islam has made the “cradle of civilisation”.

In the mean time, those with ears to hear should listen to the accounts of former Syrian refugees who escaped to Australia:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-09/sydney-based-syrian-refugee-urges-caution-in/6760346