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In my last article, “The Republic We Couldn’t Keep,” I showcased the Israelite and American republics (at their best) as examples of “self-government under the rule of law” – God’s design for optimal human civilization, balancing the need for social order with the blessing of personal freedom. In direct contrast to that is the Satanic system of human slavery under centralized tyrannical power – first observed in the Biblical account of Nimrod, the “mighty hunter before the Lord” whose prey were human beings whom he could enslave into service to himself in the construction of the massive city and tower of Babel.
Nimrod was the first human agent of the post-flood world who exemplified the simple rule for acquiring tyrannical power on earth, articulated by Satan himself to Jesus Christ in Matthew 4:8-10: “the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. ‘All this I will give You,’ he said, ‘if You will fall down and worship me.’ ”
Significantly, Jesus did not declare that boast was a lie, but replied “ ‘Away from Me, Satan! … For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.’ ” His quote, from Deuteronomy 6:13, reflects the biblical principle of “ordered liberty” : if we serve and obey God individually and collectively, He will be our only true master.
Humanity has always fought the war of freedom vs slavery in every sphere of life, but especially in government, and that war has always followed a cycle in which freedom is earned through obedience then lost through disobedience, only to be restored by repentance.
Both biblical and secular history have shown that disobedience to God’s law of civilization – even by secular societies — always leads to the loss of personal liberty under human masters. The Israelite republic required its long parade of Judges (deliverers) because of the people’s continual cycle of backsliding, judgement, repentance, restoration, backsliding – and in the end quit freedom for a monarchy. The pagan Roman republic surrendered its limited self-rule to Imperialism. The early Christian church surrendered its “Presbyterian style” representative republican freedoms (e.g the Jerusalem Council) for an “Episcopal-style” religious imperialism under the Roman Catholic church (which, though usually benign, nevertheless represented top-down dictatorial control instead of self-government.) The short-lived freedoms of the secular French Revolution and it’s (misguided) high idealism degenerated rapidly to brutal tyranny. And on and on.
The American republic was uniquely Bible-based and republican by design. It’s roots were in 16th Century Scottish Presbyterianism, with its system of self-government under “covenantal oaths” entered into by elders. Familiar American examples of such oaths include the Mayflower Compact of 1620 and our Declaration of Independence, which closed with this covenantal seal: “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” These were the actions of sovereign citizens creating their own self-government through a social contract subject to the overarching law of God.
Through the first decade of our independence, our bottom-up control of our government was the strongest. We were called the Confederation of States, with heavy emphasis on the superior authority of the individual states relative to the national government. That changed in 1787 when the Constitutional Convention created a new government called the United States, upon a new US Constitution with greater national power.
This history explains why, in the Civil War, the Confederacy named itself so, and why to this day many people in its former states insist that war-for-secession was first and foremost about states-rights vs national control, with human slavery being just the most contentious one of numerous state-sovereignty issues in dispute (and in my view the chief reason – ironically – that the freedom-demanding Confederacy lost God’s blessing). After the Civil War, centralized national power grew exponentially and has never reversed course. Today, in the aftermath of the globalist coup of 2020 that captured our national government, talk of secession is again on the rise while simplistic propaganda-driven narratives are again supplanting the complexities of objective truth.
Just as America was unique in world history, the form of despotism we are transitioning to is also unique. We’re not becoming a monarchy, an empire, or even a Marxist dictatorship in the traditional sense. We’re becoming a client-state of a new global order in the China model of global socialism, which married the Chinese communist slave-state with predatory multinational corporations hungry for slave labor (e.g. Nike, a pioneer of slave-labor profiteering ). The China model was nurtured and cultivated by the Bush and Clinton political dynasties, who tag-teamed on foreign and trade policy to turn China into an economic superpower by (literally) selling them our manufacturing base (and much of the infrastructure of our country) over the course of decades.
And now ruling us at home during this absorption into the emerging Beast government, are our own home-grown Big-Tech and Chamber of Commerce oligarchs, who have apparently been serving as the Biden/Harris/Obama brain trust and election guarantors for over a year, and whose surrogates heavily populate the current putative presidential administration.
But behind it all is Satan himself, whose worldly power has always been rooted in “trade:” “By the abundance of your trade You were internally filled with violence, And you sinned” said God to Lucifer in Ezekiel 28:16, “Therefore I have cast you as profane From the mountain of God. And I have destroyed you, you covering cherub, From the midst of the stones of fire.” And that same trade-based wealth and power defines “Babylon the Great” in Revelation 18, (which has yet to fall).
Per the Nimrod protocol, human beings have always been the ultimate commodity, as the Antichrist figure King Bera of Sodom made clear to Abraham in Genesis 14:17-24: “The king of Sodom said to Abram, ‘Give me the people, but take the goods for yourself.’ ”
But human liberty has always been the goal of God for men, and of Godly men for all humanity.
The theme of this article is central to Scott’s book “Dynasty of Darkness: Satan’s long serpentine trail through human history in the form of successive Antichrists, and the imminent rise of his last days kingdom” which he offers freely by email request to email@example.com
The Republic We Couldn’t Keep
It was Benjamin Franklin who famously replied “A republic, if you can keep it,” when a group of citizens asked him what form of government the Founders had created for them. Few remember that he also said “[This republic] is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in Despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other,” and added “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” Notice that he said “when,” not “if.”
Franklin’s prophecy has come true: the putative Biden “presidency” is proof that our republic has been replaced by despotism – the consequence of our loss of virtue as a people. Sure, we can blame the Marxists for usurping our institutions and indoctrinating generations of Americans in Atheism, hedonism and the victim/plunder mentality, but we nevertheless remain responsible for our own choices. “The devil made me do it” defense can’t save you in this life or the next.
What Franklin meant by “virtue” was Christianity, saying to the assembly at the 1787 Constitutional Convention which wrote the US Constitution: “In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for Divine protection. Our prayers…were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending Providence in our favor.… and have we not forgotten this powerful Friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance? [T]he longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: ‘that God governs in the affairs of man.’ And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”
Just one decade after independence our national leaders needed Franklin’s rebuke to jar their conscience. Yet, compared to our generation, these men were veritable Christian zealots. No, we have no one to blame but ourselves. By God’s standard we have a government we deserve: a cabal of lying and cheating degenerates whose contempt for the rule of law is exceeded only by their greed for self-enrichment through the abuse of power.
Modern dictionaries define a republic as “a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.” But the Founders had a different view. Their new constitution was so strongly opposed by states-rights advocates that it took two years before New Hampshire became the necessary 9th state to ratify it. The factor that broke the log-jam was Rev. Samuel Langdon’s sermon to the New Hampshire officials titled “The Republic of The Israelites an Example To The American States.”
Any competent Bible student knows that the Israelite nation never fit the modern definition of a republic. But to the Founders, what defined both the Israelite and the American republics was “self-government under the rule of law.”
From the time Joshua led the Israelites into the promised land until the Israelites grew so rebellious against God that they demanded a monarchy, their God-created government was self-rule under the Mosaic Law, administered by the Levite priests and tribal authorities. God didn’t intend for the people to be ruled by Judges, He only raised up Judges to rescue the people from the political consequences of their sin after they repented and cried out for help (Judges 2:6-19, esp v. 18). In His plan, His people would have what our Founding Fathers called “ordered liberty:” freedom from human masters through mutual agreement to obey God’s laws.
America, from its founding under the Mayflower Compact in November,1620, until November, 2020, was also defined by self-government under the rule of law. It was “well administered for a course of years” but declined through cycle after cycle of rebellion and repentance until, just like Israel, the sins of the people became so deeply institutionalized there was no willingness to repent – only a demand that God deliver us just as we are.
If Donald Trump was America’s Judge, as I believe, he fits the mold of Samson (complete with iconic hair) – who furiously fought the corrupt Philistines and in the end (January 6th) pulled down their temple on all of their heads. What followed Samson in Israel (under Eli and Samuel) was the transition to a monarchy led by Saul, who transformed into an Antichrist figure during his reign, who was followed by David, the Christ figure.
This pattern also fits the last days timeline of prophecy. If so, it could be that Biden is the Eli figure – famous for the criminality of his sons – and Trump could even return in 2024 for a second term as the transitional Samuel figure, but either way there was not in Israel, nor would there be in America, any restoration of the republic, just a possible continuation of the reprieve, consistent with God’s longsuffering nature.
It all comes down to the hearts of the people ourselves, and, just as was true under the final Judges of Israel, there is today no apparent hunger for a return to national godliness that would manifest in repentance.
With apologies to the patriot prophet Benjamin Franklin, it must now be said that he was right, and due to our own collective loss of virtue, America was the republic we couldn’t keep.
The Murder Trial of Andrew Cuomo
First Published May 18, 2020, WND.com
In the matter of The People v Andrew Cuomo, on the charge of murder, I am Attorney Scott Lively, representing The People. You have been empaneled as the jury in this matter, and it will be your job to determine the guilt or innocence of the defendant in this case, Mr. Andrew Cuomo, Governor of the State of New York, on the charge of murder in the deaths of thousands of elderly Americans who lost their lives in nursing homes as a consequence of infection with Covid 19 disease caused by exposure to infected individuals intentionally discharged from hospitals and placed in these homes. These initial facts are uncontested and news reports have informed the entire world of the great human tragedy suffered by these victims and their families. But the question before you today, is the degree of responsibility for those deaths that should be borne by the defendant. This is a question of fact that only you, the jury, can decide.
What the evidence will show is that in the first five months of 2020, as the Covid-19 Pandemic raged through the State of New York, more than 5000 of New York’s citizens most vulnerable to the ravages of this terrible disease were killed by this virus in nursing homes. We will show that these nursing home deaths represented 25% – literally a quarter – of all Covid-19 deaths in the State of New York, a vastly disproportionate number of victims compared to the size of the general population of infected persons.
The People will call witnesses from the State Health Department to explain a March 25th policy directive of the state health department directive requiring nursing homes to take coronavirus patients. These witnesses will testify that this legally binding directive barred nursing homes from requiring incoming patients “to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.”
They will also affirm that this policy was not just holdover bureaucratic red tape that forced nursing homes to accept infected patients, but was a premeditated policy change, specifically implemented at the height of the pandemic, in response to it!
We will show that the March 25 order states, “Residents are deemed appropriate for return to a [nursing home] upon a determination by the hospital physician or designee that the resident is medically stable for return.” And we will call witnesses to verify that while the notification gives no specific definition of “medically stable,” health experts insist that those patients should have been assumed to be contagious.
We will further show that even when the disease began rampaging through these care facilities like a hurricane, the state would not reverse the policy. We will call the head of Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill Health Center and introduce as evidence his frantic email exchange with state health officials on April 9th begging for permission to send suspected covid cases to the Javitz center or the medial ships in New York harbor. He will testify that he was denied permission and more than 50 residents at his home died. Other nursing home officials from around the state will tell similar stories.
The Defense will argue that Governor Cuomo should not be held responsible for the actions of his state health officials, and that in the month of May he eventually did intervene to rescind the March 25th directive, but we will show that Governor Cuomo’s policy recision occurred only after calls for an independent investigation had begun circulating in the media, and we will call a Cuomo aide who will state that the May policy change was not a reversal in recognition of error, but simply a new policy based on increased hospital capacity and testing. We will also show that Governor Cuomo wielded defacto dictatorial power during this period.
The People will call witnesses who will testify that the Cuomo administration intentionally withheld the data on nursing home deaths from the public, and it will be up to you, the jury, to decide whether this evidence proves knowledge of guilt, and whether precious lives could have been saved by an earlier public outcry.
In this trial, there will be a lot of back and forth about just how deadly the Covid 19 disease really is, and how many of the Governor’s actions and policies that now seem erroneous to critics can be justified by the exigent circumstances at the time. And surely the people would agree that no leader can bat a thousand in the best of circumstances, let alone under the pressure of a major public health emergency.
However, we will argue that this case is not about any one bad choice or policy, but a pattern of choices that reflect at the very least a gross and callous disregard for human life, and at worst, a deliberate intention to sacrifice the elderly and infirm as more expendable than others in the battle against Covid 19, or, even worse, considering them so disposable as to not be worthy of efforts to sequester them in less contagion-susceptible facilities.
That’s an extremely serious charge, but we will show that it is not an unreasonable conclusion, and that other policies enacted under Governor’s leadership bolster it. We will, for example, take a close look at an April 17th directive of New York state health officials ordering emergency service workers not to revive anyone without a pulse, stating in a memo, the change is “necessary during the COVID-19 response to protect the health and safety of EMS providers by limiting their exposure, conserve resources, and ensure optimal use of equipment to save the greatest number of lives.” Like the nursing home directive, this policy was also eventually rescinded, but only after public outcry.
In the end, however, your determination of Governor Cuomo’s culpability may have less to do with the enormous volume of evidence The People will present, than with the simple common sense observation that while the Governor was justifying the near total lock down of the State of New York, sacrificing hundreds of thousands if not millions of jobs, suspending the peoples’ most fundamental constitutional rights, and forcing mandatory masked-up social distancing on everyone in the name of protecting the most vulnerable – he was knowingly and intentionally sending hundreds of disease carriers into the very facilities where the very most vulnerable were congregated in conditions most optimal for the spread of the disease.
If that’s not murder, then words have lost their meaning.
Yes, unprecedented election fraud was HOW the Uniparty stole the presidency, but the bigger question is WHY God allowed it to happen.
The Real Reason Trump Lost the Election
Before the Trump presidency, the hard-working patriotic common people of America who make up the bulk of the Trump base – the “silent majority” – were not generally politically-oriented. They pretty much minded their own business and adapted to the seasons of change in our society and culture without necessarily agreeing with it all. Things that didn’t affect them personally they ignored, and the rest they resisted quietly, inside their trusted social circles and family networks, limiting their push-back to grumbling complaints or anonymous warfare in the comments section of Internet media sites.
As those cultural changes racheted farther and farther leftward into the realm of lunacy the common people grew increasing uncomfortable, until, under Obama, their discontent took a more overt political turn in the Tea Party movement. But, being political novices, they were easily manipulated by the Republican Establishment which used its skills and resources to entice them into its party machinery where they were easily diffused and neutralized as a political threat. Yet, being experts at “ostensible compliance” while silently dissenting, their movement languished but did not die. Like a smouldering forest fire starved for oxygen, it roared back to life bigger than ever when the Trump campaign came sweeping over the political landscape like hurricane. The rest is history.
The greatest weakness of the Trump base, and of Trump himself – the real reason why we lost the election – is the continuing unnatural and self-deluding separation of “bread and butter” fiscal issues from “not my business” social issues. Trump tried to rectify this problem but was only partially successful because he followed the example of the corrupt Republicans who have always used the pro-life issue as a panacea to the working-class Christian right, while simultaneously pandering to the big-spending “gays.” Trump was vastly better for the pro-life cause, which he actually championed, than the continually head-faking Republicans, but in pretending that being more zealously pro-life could substitute for being pro-family in the broader, more fundamental meaning of the term, he undermined his own cause and lost the favor of God.
Trump – and his base – lost the election because we did not fight the dragon at center of the Marxist agenda, but allowed that snake inside our own camp: homosexual perversion. On this score, billionaire Trump’s family had been undermined by the same Cultural Marxist social-engineering that infiltrated every poor and middle class home in America since the 1960s. His own daughter Ivanka was seduced by the allure of “Queer Theory” pop-culture propaganda in all of its insidious forms, becoming (apparently) the Eve in the garden of Trump’s own family, convincing him to eat the apple of pro-“gay” political correctness.
Despite being a self-avowed Orthodox Jew, Ivanka persuaded her father to openly defy God’s unequivocal command in Leviticus 18:22 calling male homosexuality “toeva” (abomination) the harshest form of condemnation in Scripture, and expressly warning in verses 26-28 “you must not commit any of these abominations—neither your native-born nor the foreigner who lives among you. For the men who were in the land before you committed all these abominations, and the land has become defiled. So if you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it spewed out the nations before you.”
If God had wanted Donald Trump to remain in the presidency, nothing in heaven or earth could have dislodged him. Instead, just as first Israel and then Judah were expelled from the Holy Land by wicked conquerors for ignoring Leviticus 18, God allowed Donald Trump to be expelled from the White House by obviously corrupt and senile Joe Biden and his sneering Jezebel side-kick, riding a tidal wave of insultingly blatant election fraud.
Now, I’m not rejecting Donald Trump as a political leader as a result of this assessment. Despite his flaws he remains the single most potent human force for constitutionalism in America and I no longer subscribe to the Evangelical requirement of moral perfection in political leaders. Most importantly, I still believe Trump was God’s man in the White House during his term and that God is not done with him any more than he’s done maturing and shaping the rest of us to be more like Jesus Christ.
However, to regain God’s favor, Trump must repent of his defiance of God, and toward that end I offer the following facts that he, and his well-intentioned but deceived daughter/advisor, should consider.
Trump’s worst enemies are either homosexuals or their closest political surrogates. Obama is almost certainly a homosexual. Hillary, whom many believe is a lesbian, landed her hardest punch against Trump and his base – the “Deplorables Speech” – at a massive LGBT fundraising event.
The Lincoln Project, the most effective anti-Trump effort in 2020 represents the homosexual core of the GOP establishment, co-founded by its most noxious agent Steve Schmidt – who followed his senior advisor role for uber-Rino John McCain (and “strategic communications” manager for George Bush’s installment of John Roberts to SCOTUS) pushing “gay marriage” in the GOP for the ACLU. Co-founders Ron Steslow and Mike Madrid are both open homosexuals. Co-founder Rick Wilson, lobbied the Supreme Court in favor of “gay marriage” (and is now bent on destroying Ted Cruz).
The token woman in the group Jennifer Horn, was a board member of the openly homosexual Log Cabin Republicans (likely the source of the “Lincoln Project” name).
The token “happily married man with children,” co-founder John Weaver, recently resigned in shame after a sex scandal involving young men.
More important is the fact that “Queer Theory” which insists – militantly — that DNA-based binary male/female gender is actually fluid and changeable (and not binary), while feelings-based and self-assessed “sexual orientation” is fixed and unchangeable, has always been the central core of progressivism – more foundational even than the “Critical Race Theory” of BLM (founded by a pair of Marxist lesbians). And anyone who claims to be “conservative” while normalizing false LGBT theories by claiming to be innately and proudly “gay,” (instead of telling people to mind their own business on all sexual privacy issues) is an intentional or self-deceived Trojan Horse for sexual anarchy, the most socially destructive force in human civilization.
My advice to President Trump is to first apologize to God for defying His command and then, at minimum, pivot to a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” philosophy, the only workable compromise between the secular society and the MAGA millions who rightfully insist that Christian family values and traditions MUST be protected for the survival of not just our nation, but humanity.
How We Take America Back
I went to bed last night planning to write this article, and, as I sipped my first coffee of the morning read David Kupelian’s superb summary of the cultural, political and spiritual state we’re in. David is one of the last genuine journalists in America and one of the few writers I envy both for his analytical and writing skills and his productivity. He has again “nailed it” and shown why WND deserves the strongest level of support the constitutionalist remnant in America is capable of providing. We’ll need to zealously protect our supply lines of truthful news coverage and commentary through the emerging season of Maoist “cleansing” and “reeducation,” and WND – which literally pioneered Internet news coverage from a conservative perspective — should be at the top of our priority list.
In my last article I offered 5 Steps for Surviving the Marxist Purge. It outlines a short-term defensive strategy for protecting our community from a tidal wave of leftist wrath and vengeance. My focus today is on the specific actions We the People must take to reclaim cultural dominance and restore the infrastructure of our republic after that wave has begun to subside. Much preparation can be done in the interim.
My plan rests on the powerful truth that even some on the left are beginning to acknowledge as they pivot from their 4-year anti-Trump coup toward the task of destroying the MAGA movement: that Donald Trump did not create “Trumpism” – Trumpism (going all the way back to the Reagan Revolution of the 1980s, and exploding into a global populist counter-insurgency during the poisonous Obama presidency) created him. He will rightfully remain our Commander in Chief, but as we patriots transition to the new reality of being an American version of the French Resistance under the Nazis, we should embrace the greater individual and tribal autonomy, and the greater moral authority and exigency it offers us.
Calls for “unity” (meaning submission to the triumphant Marxist usurpers who have captured the White House and Congress by fraud and violence) are an insult to intelligence and vile mockery of every American who has ever shed blood in the cause of liberty. The second American Revolution has begun, just as the first one began two and half centuries ago, and just as the Christian church began two millennia ago: under aggressive occupation by an evil regime determined to crush us. And even as we must undermine, sabotage and otherwise resist it’s inhuman agenda, we must organize and implement a plan to overthrow and replace it. The Biden/Pelosi/Schumer Nazis and their Vichy boot-lickers in the GOP will call this “sedition,” but a government must first be legitimate before it can claim a right to defend its existence.
My simple plan, detailed below, is the fruit of more than thirty years of Christian social and political activism, including my early years running ballot-measure campaigns and more recently two runs for Governor of Massachusetts, balancing the aspirations of Christianity with the realities of politics, and (just as America’s Founders did) drawing heavily upon the wisdom of the Old Testament (tempered but not invalidated by the New Testament), where most of the Lord’s guidance on dealing with political matters is found.
My political philosophy is called RESET – Run Every Seat, Every Time. It is perfect for the MAGA Movement. We throw out the professional “campaign consultant” playbook, which focuses on public relations and forcing candidates to compromise on their principles to minimize media criticism. We reject turf-protecting efforts by the GOP establishment to push MAGA candidates out of the process on the grounds that “they can’t win” and instead make it our goal to “move the ball down the field as far as possible in every game on every play,” build an army of brave patriots with hands-on experience in campaigning, and educate the electorate on the reasons true constitutionalism is better than Marxism.
It’s a win/win strategy whether we take the seats the first time or not. Starting immediately in the 2021 off-year municipal elections, we send hundreds of willing patriots into the political arena to force the other side to spend money and defend their crazy positions and conduct to the voters, and to maximize our chance to win some races even if it’s just because we’re there when the opponent self-destructs or resigns due to scandals. We make especially sure that every RINO everywhere is primaried every time and that the establishment learns this will be their “new normal” until they surrender to MAGA control.
The plan is this:
1) We focus on organizing our people into a national grassroots network in 2021 and 22 (I’ve started my own model for this called Swamp Rangers) with emphasis on local and state politics.
2) We set our sights on MAGA control of 3/4 of the states, emphasizing the issue of election integrity in every state, and also taking back control of the House of Representatives in 2022, making every race a referendum on election integrity.
3) In 2023 we use our control of the state legislatures to convene a Convention of States per Article 5, Option 2, to strip the federal government of powers we did not delegate to it, restore the parts of the constitution that the left has neutralized over the past century, add new amendments for a balanced budget, term limits and election integrity, and strip the Supreme Court of power to thwart the will of We the People as established by this convention.
4). With constitutional originalism and limitations on federal power restored, we take back the Congress and the Presidency in 2024.
The centerpiece of this plan is the Article 5 Convention of States, which conservatives should not confuse with the “runaway Constitutional Convention of 1787″ when this nation was called the “Confederation of States,” not the “United States.” No Article 5 Convention of States has ever been held, but the option can be assumed to be a safe process since it was deliberately adopted by the Founders in 1789 as a part of the brand new United States Constitution, which was written by the Founders specifically to fix the problems raised in and by 1787 event when those problems were still fresh in their minds.
Now that the entire federal government has been hijacked by the left, the genius of the founders in including a Convention of States in Article 5 is now made clear. As Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 85, it’s purpose was to provide a mechanism to “erect barriers against the encroachments of the national authority.” The Marxists now have absolute top-down authority that will be impossible to break by traditional means. But the Founders gave us a back-door to solve this very problem. My plan is to use it to the fullest to restore citizen controls from the bottom up.
(This article has been corrected based upon a reader comment pointing out the distinction between the oft-condemned Constitutional Convention or “ConCon” of 1787 and the “Convention of States” option of Article 5, which has never been used since the adoption of the United States Constitution in 1789.)
Our Red Pill Reality in 2020 Hindsight
The Matrix movie has spawned many a political meme on the choice of staying comfortably asleep in a fantasy world where one enjoys free agency and a meaningful role in shaping the future, or awakening to the cruel reality of being an expendable slave to the agenda of a machine designed to control one’s every thought and action. In the film, the protagonist, Neo, is rudely awakened to reality by members of a resistance movement who have broken free from the machine, and, in a meeting with their leader Morpheus, is given the choice to remain free by taking a red pill, or to return to the fantasy dream-state by taking a blue pill. He takes the red pill, and the fight for good (liberty) vs evil (slavery) begins.
Over the past four years, We The People have been Neo, and Donald Trump has been our Morpheus. The MAGA movement chose the red pill. The Dems, Never Trumpers and RINOs chose the blue pill. Today the battle rages on between the MAGA Deplorables and the Machine, but with Morpheus seemingly defeated, and only vaporous QAnon rumors, or the miraculous intervention of God, left to base our hopes for a restored America upon, our collective grasp of reality is being shaken by the Machine’s power to conform human perception to its narratives. Who can we trust and how can know what is real?
I had written and submitted a very different version of this column last night, but this morning I read Joseph Farah’s critically important piece “The night of long knives – tech-style” and I’m rewriting my column in support and in response to it. Please take a moment to read his before you continue with mine.
This election was, as we continuously reminded each other, a winner-take-all battle for control of the nation between hyper-polarized partisans. A post-election purge of the losers was inevitable and we would be happy about it if the purge was removing Marxists from power. However, if we were doing the purging our standards would be truth-based and our tactics honorable and proportionate. Not so with the left. Truth does not matter to the left, only the narratives. And their leaders are by nature malicious, often sadistic people who excel at what Hillary (cynically posing as a victim) called “the politics of personal destruction.” Trust me, I’ve been through their meat grinder. This is going to get really ugly, really fast and last for a long time.
From here on, under their new relentlessly-repeated revisionist narrative, Trump will be the American Hitler and every Deplorable a White Supremacist. In their minds, and to the Blue Pill Public, this will justify their every action against conservative speech, thought, symbol, organization and person. The reprehensible rhetoric and tactics of the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) hate-group will become public policy. BE WARNED: especially in the early stage, any militant bluster or bravado from Trump supports will be characterized as hate-speech and/or sedition. Marxist Brownshirts will look eagerly for people to make examples of. If you doubt me, just ask Adolfo Martinez who is serving sixteen years in prison for the unforgivable crime of burning a “gay pride” flag.
How can the MAGA movement not just survive the purge but emerge from it stronger when it finally wanes? Use your 20/20 hindsight and consider what you would do if you were a Russian Christian during the Bolshevik takeover of 1917.
1) The most important action constitutionalists can take right now is to fully document what really happened over the past four years. The fatal flaws in the Marxist plans are their lies about the election fraud and all of the other dirty tricks and tactics they orchestrated to take down Trump. The left will soon begin to purge the evidence from the public record, so TODAY start getting downloads and screen-shots of everything! Load all digital documentation on off-the-grid external hard drives and store them in EMP-proof containers. Make paper copies of the most important items. If you have skills, create media to disseminate the truth, from one-page bullet-point flyers to feature-length documentary films. If you lack those skills, volunteer in the projects of others.
2) Go low-tech at least part-time from now on. Get a land-line telephone as a back-up communications method. Export all of your electronically-stored data and print it out, especially your contact information with fellow constitutionalists, and start keeping hard-copy paper back-ups of everything important to you. Get back to using the US Postal Service for some of your correspondence so it doesn’t go bankrupt and deprive us of the only truly confidential communications method we have. Start using paper currency more often to counteract the push toward a cash-less society. Start thinking about bartering among your friends and family.
3) Go Natural. Start categorizing the things in your life as either natural or artificial, and adopt the general rule of preferring the natural. The most artificial thing in our lives is the virtual world which the elites want to replace the natural in all things because, as we’re beginning to experience, they can exercise total control over everything in it. It IS the Matrix! As a starting point for breaking free, I offer you my Declaration of the Natural Life Movement (a red pill).
4) Go Underground. In 2019 the Holy Spirit began prompting me to begin preparing to establish a network of “underground” Christian believers and congregations, in the expectation that this final generation leading to the return of Christ would face circumstances similar to what the Christians of the first century endured. I formally launched First Century Bible Church in March of 2020. I believe the current Marxist purge of MAGA members will include the persecution of Christians, and I urge Remnant believers to act accordingly. If you agree, and can accept our model of unity in the essentials, tolerance in all else, you are invited to join or affiliate with FCBC.
5) Join Swamp Rangers. If there remains any chance of saving America (in whole or in part) from Marxist hell, that can only happen from the bottom up through the actions of grass-roots constitutionalists. I formed Swamp Rangers as a ministry of First Century Bible Church to build a national grass-roots network and maximize our combined influence. We officially launched on January 1st and are now accepting members.
Come what may, never give up the fight for truth and liberty! But choose your battles, and your allies, very carefully.
Obama, John Roberts and the Mystery of Lawlessness
It was recently (falsely) reported that in a closed-door meeting of the nine justices of the Supreme Court about the Texas lawsuit against election fraud, Chief Justice John Roberts was heard screaming profanities about President Trump and refusing to consider the Trump-favoring precedent of Bush v Gore as he browbeat the group into rejecting the case. His justification, as supposedly overheard by a whistle-blowing staffer in the outer room, was that the Bush v Gore contest was not attended by rioting, while this one is. While this story was factually false, it rings true emotionally, and as a theory about John Roberts psychological profile seems highly plausible – enough so that (this, now revised) article I wrote while thinking it was true should still be published.
When I first heard the story two thoughts immediately came to my mind. First was a reminder of Benjamin Franklin’s famous axiom “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” The second was that our Supreme Court was granting a “heckler’s veto” of the US Constitution itself to Antifa Fascists, and even the strongest conservatives on the court were willing to allow it, with only tepid dissent from our anchor-men, Thomas and Alito. These are valid reactions regardless of the court’s motives.
Then, when I learned (the factually true report) that attorney Lin Wood was calling for Roberts’ resignation and suggesting that the Chief Justice was thee “John Roberts” seen on uber-pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s Orgy Island in the company of Bill Clinton, the mystery of Roberts’ history suddenly made sense.
I remembered how Roberts flubbed the administration of Barack Obama’s oath of office (which I believe was intentional so that the Anti-Christian, self-admitted Muslim Obama could retake the formal oath the next day minus the Bible). I remember how Roberts contorted himself into a pretzel to save Obamacare with an obviously fabricated pretext, and all the subsequent court rulings where he sided with the liberals amidst constant rumoring that Obama must have something on him.
As I contemplated this relative to the four-year anti-Trump rolling coup – in which all the key players have been increasingly exposed for their links to home-grown Marxism and/or allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party – I was reminded of the Biblical prophecy of Hebrews 12:18-29 often paraphrased “everything than can be shaken will be shaken.” That describes today’s emerging civil war between patriotic Constitutionalists, and a vast web of criminal co-conspirators infesting our key institutions (led, I believe, by Obama). As the MAGA movement gathers on the battlefield for a final showdown of good and evil that will decide the fate of America, everything that can be shaken is being shaken.
There are striking parallels between these current events, and the prophecy of 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12.
“1 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ…we ask you, 2not to be soon shaken in mind…as if…the day of Christ had come. 3Let no one deceive you…for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed…who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped…7For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8And then the lawless one will be revealed…9The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
In 1947 the US Supreme Court did in fact set itself “above all that is called God or that is worshiped” in the case of Everson v Board of Education, by making itself arbiter over the claims of all religions and requiring government to treat them all equally. That ended America’s legal status as “one nation under God” and replaced it with Secular Humanism (the religion of Marxism). In June, 1961, the same “swing Justice” Hugo Black wrote the majority opinion in Torcaso v Watkins defining Atheism as a religion equal to belief in God, empowering the Marxists to use the “equal protection” clause to purge Christianity from public life (staring with school prayer in ‘63). Importantly, this occurred between May 1945 and August 1961 while the United States (the dominant Allied power), had defacto legal possession of the Pergamum Altar (the literal “Seat of Satan” of Revelation 2) in conquered Germany, until the Berlin Wall made it the property of the Soviet Union.
Since then the “mystery of lawlessness” in America has so fully matured that “unrighteous deception” has ensnared millions of Americans in a “strong delusion.” And the total conquest of our nation by the agents of the Father of Lies (John 8:44) is prevented only by “He who now restrains…until He is taken out of the way.” That’s unarguably Trump in today’s political context, even if the prophecy means something else. And IF Trump (the last political barrier to the Marxist plot to “fundamentally transform America”) is taken out of the way, who do we all then expect to emerge as the mastermind of the campaign of lawlessness? Obama! Whom many (including me) have named an Antichrist if not necessarily thee Antichrist of 2 Thessalonians 2.
Have you been asking yourself how it is possible that so many people in power can be this corrupt? That is the “mystery of lawlessness.” Have you been tempted to deny the obvious conspiracy-in-fact of the elites and dismiss it as a “conspiracy ‘theory’ ” because you want so much for it not to be true? That is the lure of “unrighteous (self) deception” you MUST overcome. Have you noticed how so many people we thought were Christians seem to have lost their Biblical worldview? That is the “falling away” which results from surrendering to the deceivers.
Everything that can be shaken is being shaken. In the midst of this we should hold fast to a strong HOPE that God will extend our reprieve by keeping Donald Trump in office (the battle is still far from over), but more importantly, we should be sure that our FAITH in Christ remains unshakeable, regardless of which way this goes.
Contrary to Christmas holiday tradition, Jesus Himself said in Matthew 10:34 “Do not assume that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” The notion that Jesus came to establish world peace (prior to the Millennial Kingdom) is actually a misrepresentation of the Christmas story as told in Luke. What the Angel of God actually said upon the birth of Jesus was this: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests!” (emphasis mine). The final phrase is a qualifier, like the conditional promise of Romans 8:28 that He will make all things work to the good of those (and only those) who love Him and are called according to His purpose. Only men and women on whom God’s favor rests deserve peace. And until He returns to establish the thousand year Sabbath “Day” on earth (the Millennial Kingdom) there will and must be conflict between those on whom His favor rests and those who defy Him.
This conflict exists for the benefit of the lost, since the Devil wants them to be comfortable, lazy and apathetic in spiritual matters because they belong to him by right under the curse of Adam, and will remain his Hell-bound slaves unless they repent and voluntarily accept the free gift of salvation in Christ per John 3:18 (although my Calvinist friends might have trouble with the word “voluntarily” in that sentence, and my Orthodox Jewish friends might defer to their deadline which our Christian Bible sets in Romans 11 — the close of the “age of the Gentiles”). It is only when the lost are confronted with the reality that God created humanity for His plan and purpose — that it becomes possible for the scales to fall from their eyes allowing them to see and understand TRUTH.
Only the enlightened can recognize the great cyclical tumult of human history, waxing and waning from season to season and from valley to mountaintop, as one continuous dramatic performance of His Story: a riveting interactive spectacle which commands our attention and forces us to take sides in the ceaseless battle of good and evil; a non-stop 4-D movie in which we all are both audience and actors in the glorious theater of His Creation, which groans in anticipation of the crescendo toward which it builds: the soon return of the Messiah.
We are exhorted to “contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:7), and commanded by Jesus both to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) and to “occupy until I come” (Luke 19:13).
In my theology of “Whole Bible Christianity,” all the teachings and resources of the Old Testament (tempered by the New Testament in matters of church life and personal morality) serve the Cause of Christ today, and impose a duty upon us to be active stewards of ALL spheres of society — including the social, political, commercial and cultural.
To that end I established First Century Bible Church early in 2020 as a non 501(c)(3) fellowship of individuals and affiliated congregations around the world, united on the essentials of the faith, with tolerance in non-essentials. (In short our essentials are the Revised Nicene Creed of 381, plus the behavioral essentials of Biblical marriage and sexuality without which our self-perpetuating ethics-based human civilization — founded upon God’s covenant with Abraham — is impossible.)
In November 2020, under the spiritual covering of First Century Bible Church, I created “Swamp Rangers: a citizen network for swamp creature pest control” using a strategic satirical theme as a cover for serious cultural/political engagement I call “campy but cunning constitutionalism.”
To many, this concept of church-originated cultural/political engagement without an overt evangelistic theme and tone is unfathomable. But to such people the rise of a Christian rebellion against tyrannical British occupation, under the self-proclaimed legal authority of a “Declaration of Independence,” would have seemed equally mystifying and “un-Christian” had they lived then. But, thankfully, the Founders were Whole Bible Christians, or else this constitutional republic whose Christian works have blessed the world beyond measure (until the Marxist take-over in the 20th Century) would never have been formed.
I ormed Swamp Rangers as a Christian pastor confident in my authority to fight under the banner of Christ for the preservation of this God-blessed Republic and the (indirectly) Bible-based Constitution on which it stands, through an organization that is not overtly evangelical any more than the Continental Army was. As a modern member of the Black Robed Regiment I do not hesitate to fight on a secular battlefield for victories in this world that produce major but largely unseen parallel spiritual victories, just as the forming of this nation did.
Importantly, the presence of clergy (the “Black Robes”) in the fight against the British provided succor and encouragement to the believers in the mixed Christian and non-Christian Continental Army, but they also provided a bridge to salvation for the many non-believers who accepted Christ specifically because they came to trust the Black Robes whom they saw put feet to their faith in a cause they all were willing to die for — rather than just spouting lofty spiritual rhetoric from the safety of church sanctuaries.
I will never give up trying to disciple the weak-of-faith majority in today’s American churches, and to evangelize the deceived-unsaved pew-sitters among them. But having labored in that fruitless field for decades with so little return, and often been scorned by its feckless shepherds, I am elated and energized to have discovered a brand-new mission field in the MAGA Movement: millions of secular but patriotic children and grandchildren of overtly Christian households, who themselves might never or rarely been “to church” but who generally respect God and agree that American greatness is somehow associated with her Christian heritage. These, along with the Christian Conservatives (the remnant) who make up the other half of the Trump base, will be recruited by Swamp Rangers — and by the lifestyle example of Whole Bible Christians in this network — I expect many will be saved.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to join. We launch officially on January 1st.