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    July 27, 2015

    Propaganda Media 24/7

    It has become far too clear that all the major media outlets have totally abandoned traditional news reporting. What has taken its place is a convoluted system that tailors all news to fit the liberal agenda. Our nation is crumbling from a hundred different problems, and all the press wants to do is yap about is the Confederate Flag, Donald Trump, and Caitlyn Jenner. When the liberal media does talk about substantive issues, it takes the most bizarre angles.

    For years, the press has been staunch apologists for Islamic terrorists. There have been 29 attacks in America by the followers of Muhammad, but the media fails to see a trend. Their goldfish memory is the reason why 9/11 is no longer mentioned as being carried out by Muslims.

    I was at lunch at Chili’s when reports of the Chattanooga terrorist attack first aired. I didn’t need to read the name Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez to know the killer was a Muslim. Rather than this being a simple case of here-we-go-again, the news networks decided to play stupid—wondering why this young man decided to go on a shooting rampage.

    The insanity finality reached a limit when overwhelming evidence surfaced that pointed to Abdulazeez being motivated by Islam. At the same time, Obama was forced to give into public pressure that demanded he lower the White House flag to honor our fallen military members. If a Republican president had pulled this stunt, the press corps would have crawled up his backside.

    The most disturbing news event related to the media bias is the reaction to the undercover investigative video of Planned Parenthood. A pro-life group filmed a Planned Parenthood executive talking casually about the body parts of aborted babies, using the partial-birth abortion procedure to ensure the baby parts stay intact. The press took a couple days to figure out how to create the right spin to convolute the truth about the sickening video. The AP was the first to say it was only about the “disposition of fetal remains.”

    The Washington Post followed with columnist Petula Dvorak proudly declaring, “Planned Parenthood deserves to be supported, not attacked.” In it, she called the video “nothing more than another one of those graphic abortion protest posters,” or “totally out of context and totally horrible.”

    Cosmopolitan magazine used the use the same boldfaced denial tactic with the headline, “That Planned Parenthood Video Isn’t the Scandal Abortion Opponents Are Making it Out to Be.” Now, frankly, I’m just going to yawn,” wrote writer Robin Marty. While she “shuddered” at watching the video, she reasoned that “medicine overall is often gory and gruesome.”

    Samantha Allen from The Daily Beast attacked the financial claim in an article titled: “Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Sell Fetuses: The Real Story Behind That Shady Video.” She unconscionably comes to this conclusion because “payments are for processing and transportation costs.”

    The minds of these reporters are so sick and twisted, if they had worked for the Nazi state media they would easily have explained away Hitler’s death camps by saying, “Oh, these people died from a mass suicide” or “maybe the Red Army committed these atrocities.”

    We’ve reached the point where you can’t trust anything being presented as a basic fact. The New York Times list of bestselling books used to be the standard for book sales. Now you need to make it past their ideology filter to get on the list. Already this year, Ted Cruz’s, A Time for Truth, and Michael Savage’s Countdown to Mecca were excluded because the paper didn’t like their conservative content.

    Another indication that the media has been completely taken over by demonic despotism is the number of attacks on Franklin Graham, one of the only major Christian leaders who is willing to stand up against the evils of homosexuality and Islam. Yahoo News had a story that said, “In recent months Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, has been in a downward spiral.” In writing his response to the Chattanooga shooting, “Graham used language that can only succeed in radicalizing Americans.”

    I think the only way we can break this spell that has taken over the nation is for a calamity to occur that would cause the public to turn against the media. When the Chernobyl nuclear disaster occurred on April 26, 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, it took 18 days for news of the event to get out.

    It was Sweden that sounded the alarm bell when the radiation drifted into its territory. When millions of Soviet citizens realized the government did nothing while they breathed in deadly particles, their faith in the Communist system was shattered, and Chernobyl is one of the reasons why the USSR suffered a sudden collapse.

    The liberal media’s talent at modifying news events will come in very handy soon. When the Rapture takes place, the press will have quite a challenge in providing a logical explanation why millions of Christians suddenly disappeared.

    “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2: 9-12).

    --Todd


    Clark's Camps for Crises

    Every day that passes seems to bring into focus that the conspiracy paranoia might have at least an increased degree of credence. Retired General Wesley Clark, the progressive Bill Clinton pal whose presidential aspiration star exploded while on the rise some time ago because of sexual scandal, has just thrown fuel on that fire of FEMA camp fears.

    Clark said the other day during an interview on MSNBC: "If someone supported Nazi Germany at the expense of the United States, we didn’t say that was freedom of speech, we put him in a camp, they were prisoners of war.”

    He continued, “If these people are radicalized and they don’t support the United States and they are disloyal to the United States as a matter of principle, fine. It’s their right and it’s our right and obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict.”

    This sure seems to diverge significantly from the usual liberal, I mean progressive, course of ideological dogma. The call for such intolerant measures from a lefty of Clark's sort was, I guess we are to presume, generated by the latest murderous rampage in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in which four military personnel died at the scene and another has died since from his wounds.

    The governmental, investigators have, apparently after much, much research and soul searching, determined that the attack was a "terrorist" assault. For days, the investigators, thus the White House propaganda minister--I mean spokesman--couldn't say for certain the motive of Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, the gunman of the shootings.

    Every other segment of America's populace knew immediately the motive, upon hearing the gunman's name and who was murdered. But the White House communications office personnel and mainstream media hadn't a clue. This confusion was based, as always, on the need to not be too hasty--to not jump to conclusions.

    So now, General Clark--in the same ideological camp as the president--has jumped to conclusions and wants concentration camps used. (I say "used" instead of "built" in honor of the conspiracy theory-prone who are certain the FEMA and other such incarceration facilities do exist and have existed for quite some time.

    There is a disconnect, it seems at first glance. But, is there, really? Well...I'll have to delve just a bit into the conspiracy mindset to examine the seeming glitch. The glitch or disconnect I mean is that we have an ideology here--the general's and Mr. Obama's--that, in almost every instance of such murderous assaults on America's military personnel--and within America itself at that--refuses to recognize that radical Islam is at the core of the hatred. Yet, now, it is to be presumed, such an ideologue as Wesley Clark wants to put these same Muslim-types in concentration camps. You see the disconnect...

    But, the general didn't exactly say that, at least not in any forum I've read or heard.

    He said, again: “If these people are radicalized and they don’t support the United States and they are disloyal to the United States as a matter of principle, fine. It’s their right and it’s our right and obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict.”

    And here is where I must entertain thoughts from the many people who have emailed, or with whom I've spoken at conferences or elsewhere. These continue to express fears that the government--at least as the executive branch is currently constituted--is itching for the excuse to make use of the FEMA camp incarceration facilities as soon as a crisis of sufficient magnitude is ginned up in some "false-flag" event or occurrence.

    These concerned American citizens holding mindset and ideology that is much the opposite of the ideology the progressives of this administration is foisting on them sense they are possibly facing a future exactly of the sort Wesley Clark envisions. They fear they might, because they oppose the tearing down of American morality and social structure by this government, be considered "radicals," who are "disloyal to the United States as a matter of principle."

    These concerned citizens have legitimate reasons to question exactly who the general means in framing his list of disloyal people. The elitists of Clark's and the president's political party have made some rather disturbing remarks that raise red flags.

    Obama was caught in an uncharacteristic moment of loose language. Referring to working-class voters in old industrial towns decimated by job losses, the presidential hopeful said: "They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations. (The Guardian, "Obama Angers Midwest Voters over Guns and Religion Remark," Ed Pilkington, April 14, 2008).

    Here is another such expression of just who might be considered radical and disloyal. The sentiment represents many such rants against those who hold to America's conservative values.

    Reporting from Washington — NPR is distancing itself from remarks made by a fund-raising executive who said the American "tea party" movement is comprised of "white, middle-America gun-toting" and "seriously racist, racist" people. In the video, which can be seen on the Web, Schiller also says NPR "would be better off in the long run without federal funding" and that that the tea party is a movement that is "fanatically involved in people's lives," "fundamentalist Christian" and "xenophobic" and that it has "hijacked" the Republican Party. (NPR "appalled’ by Its Executives' ‘Tea Party’ Remarks in Video," Los Angeles Times, James Oliphant, March 8, 2011)

    After hearing these kinds of diatribes against middle America spewed by Washington and East and West Coast elitist progressives, it seems it is prudent at the very least to take notice when someone like a Wesley Clark says he wants to place "radicals and those disloyal to America" in concentration-type camps. Words and their definitions are quite important and meaningful--even crucial--as this not-so-transparent Obama government has used the language quite loosely in many, many ways.

    I found an article on these matters to be of interest. Here is the link. General Clark Calls for WWII-type Internment Camps for U.S. Citizens General Clark Calls for WWII-type Internment Camps for ... Retired General Wesley Clark wants the government to send thousands of American citizens to internment camps, just as U.S. officials did during World War II. by Ste... View on www.thenewamerican...

    A major crisis is shaping, particularly in the arena of national and global economics. But, other developing crises are of equal concern to those who fret over seeing the moral fiber of this once Judeo-Christian-based culture dissolve almost minute by minute.

    When the church--all born-again believers in Jesus Christ--leaves the earth's troubled surface, there will be an instantaneous crisis of unprecedented dimension created. God's prophetic Word foretells the ultimate proof that will be required at that post-Rapture moment to demonstrate that one is not "radical" or "disloyal" to the regime.

    "And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed" (Revelation 13: 15).

    There is comfort and assurance to be had in all of this. It is found only in Jesus Christ. Make Him your refuge from the coming time of unrestrained terror on this world that is ripe for judgment.

    —Terry