The phrase “Never again” has long been linked to the aftermath of the Holocaust. The first usage of Never Again is murky, but most likely began in postwar Israel. The phrase was used in secular kibbutzim there in the late 1940s; it was used in a Swedish documentary on the Holocaust in 1961.
The “never again” cry is one that could have been declared several times in history. There have been at least 20 occasions when some power has decided to wipe out the Jewish race. When the Spanish Inquisition chased them out of Spain and Portugal, the Sultan of Turkey issued a formal invitation to Jews, and they started arriving in the empire in great numbers. He couldn’t believe that the Catholic church was driving out doctors, lawyers, and men of good business skills.
In the Western world, the lessons of the Holocaust have for decades maintained a no-tolerance policy against any form of anti-Semitism. I remember when anyone who dared to downsize the horrors of World War II would be in immediate trouble. Even the liberal press would get on their case. In many countries, it was illegal to own a copy of Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
In the past few years, there has been a rapid erosion of the “never again” pledge. Then-President Barack Obama used the phrase in a universal sense in marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2011. In Parkland it was used as a call for gun control. In other ways, it’s been a call for anti-militancy.
We have quickly reached the point where it is possible for people who are openly anti-Semitic to have a foothold in society. Most of these people are members of the Islamic faith. In Europe, there are continuous anti-Semitic hate crimes committed by Muslims, and they go unpunished because the citizens of Europe are too timid in dealing with the massive problem.
Last year, Robert D. Bowers shot and killed 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the United States. Bowers had no previous criminal history. His evil act just came out of nowhere.
The recent election of Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is very troubling because she is clearly a person with deep-seated anti-Semitic views. Since she has been in office, her fixation has been on making racist remarks again Jews. When one mistake turns into six anti-Semitic remarks, you have someone who has proven herself as a Jew hater.
Omar was appearing at a forum in Washington, and she claimed everything she says about Israel is construed as anti-Semitic because she’s Muslim. Omar is a racist because she says racist things about Jews, which she did at the forum. Omar revived an old trope about divided loyalties among Jewish-Americans when she criticized the idea that it’s “OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country.”
Omar repeated her remorse for the pain that her previous comments have caused. This is a standard excuse used by racists. They regret the pain caused by their words, but not the words themselves.
The House Democrats had planned to vote on a resolution to formally condemn recent anti-Semitic statements by Omar, but it was shelved after several progressive groups and lawmakers came to Omar’s defense. What finally passed was a motion to condemn all forms of prejudice. Since Omar thinks that she is being singled out because of her Islamic faith, she will see no rebuke in this pointless resolution.
Noura Erakat, a leftist assistant professor at George Mason University, came to Omar’s defense with the insane logic that permeates the Democratic Party. She said, in addition to being a visible, black, Muslim woman who is also a refugee, it becomes too easy for Omar’s attackers to lean into racist, Islamophobic attacks to silence her.
There is a meme poster that has sparked controversy on social media. It consists of two photos. The upper photo was a picture of the World Trade Center towers during the 9/11 attack. A caption read, “‘NEVER FORGET’ – YOU SAID…” Below it was a photo of Omar wearing a hijab. That picture’s caption said, “I AM PROOF – YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN.”
I think the creator of the poster makes a fair point. Omar has proven herself to be a friend of terrorists. I think the people of her district have lost their minds to have this dingbat represent them.
To have a freshman congresswoman able to be an Unabashed anti-Semitic will open the floodgates of anti-Jewish hate. Many years ago, I realized that Bible prophecy seemed to indicate that America would likely become hostile to people of the Jewish race. Just as quickly as the tide has changed in Europe, the day may soon come when American Jews would feel safer in Israel.
“For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land” (Ezek. 36:24).
“I will bring back the captives of My people Israel; they shall build the waste cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them… I will plant them in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them” (Amos 9:14-15).
Tearing Down the Walls
I preface this commentary with an acknowledgement that rumors have it that the Trump administration might insist that Israel tear down some of its walls that separate that tiny nation from its blood-vowed enemies–thus to put together “the deal of the century.”
This, of course, brings to mind the prophet Ezekiel’s foretelling that Israel will be a ”land of unwalled villages” at the time of the Gog-Magog attack. We will address that at another time, if true that this administration will make that wall removal part of “the deal. And I assure the assessment here, if this turns out to be fact, will not be gentle.
Most people as young as 20, and certainly those of us of sufficient age in the late 1980s, know the source of the phrase. President Ronald Reagan demanded, while standing at the Berlin Wall in Germany: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
The reference, of course, was to that hideous, concrete and iron edifice that scarred the middle of Berlin, separating the western part of the city from the east.
The purpose of the Berlin Wall was not to keep people out of Soviet-dominated East Berlin. It was to keep east Berliners from escaping from the dehumanizing, communist regime that was the puppet of Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev’s Soviet Union.
U.S. President John F. Kennedy had in 1961 stood near the same spot as Reagan and pointed for all the world to see and hear the evil represented by the wall. President Kennedy said to anyone who wanted to see the difference between the free world and the iron curtain regimes: “Let them come to Berlin!”
Today we are inundated every day by mainstream news reports that try to equate that enslaving wall those decades ago to the wall or barrier on the southern U.S. border that President Donald J. Trump is determined to build.
That wall, of course, is to keep invaders from coming into America, not to keep the American people from leaving this nation. And, make no mistake, those who want to enter America illegally are invaders, not innocent people just seeking a better life.
It is true that many among the invaders are innocent in age and motive. These are unwitting tools of those who profit from the invasion.
The evil, criminal forces that are expert at piercing security at the borders profit monetarily. Those among the deep state and “progressive” political elements within the U.S. are intent on gaining greatly and permanently from the invasion. They want the wall torn down where it exists and kept from construction in areas Mr. Trump is determined to fortify against invasion. These political entities–both in government and in media–want as many illegals as possible to keep pouring into the country in order to procure a permanent underclass that will be forever beholden to them. They want voters who will keep them in power in perpetuity.
And this brings us to the crux of the subject of “walls” I wish to address. The tearing down of walls is one of the most relevant of all of the end-times signs.
Worldwide, those of the “progressive” mindset–the deep-state types, if you will–are determined to tear down, on a global scale, all walls that separate humanity. They want all borders erased. They want a return to Babel like times reported in Genesis chapter 11, so that, as Vladimir Lenin dreamed and John Lennon wrote and sang, all the world will be as one.
They are striving mightily to achieve this worldwide condition. The election of Donald Trump to the presidency dramatically disrupted their plans. They are in an absolute rage because of the disruption. It is destined to grow much more intense in every respect.
Satan wants a global platform from which to launch his man of sin–Antichrist. And, there is no doubt about it. According to Bible prophecy, this will be accomplished. The world will pay a horrendous price for welcoming such a tearing down of borders–the walls of separation between nations- that the Lord of Heaven commanded, following Nimrod’s one-world attempt on the plains of Shinar.
The effort is right in our faces, although much of America hasn’t been given much information about the attempt to set up this neo-Tower of Babel. The American and international news media have done their best to not alarm the American public with their plans to control every aspect of life in their planning for their new world order.
We haven’t heard much about the World Government Summit, except in places like Rapture Ready columns by writer/observers like my great friend and authority on global, end-times issues, Daymond Duck.
Here’s a brief summary of what has just taken place in regard to the World Government Summit.
Top globalists are coming out of the closet. Thousands of leading globalists, communists, Islamists and others from around the world converged on the Arabian Peninsula this month for the World Government Summit. Their goal: promote technocratic globalism and plot the future of what they often call their “New World Order.” Senior officials from the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Union, Communist China, central banks, and even the Trump administration showed up to mingle with heads of state and advocates of Islamic Sharia law from across the region. Even Pope Francis delivered a message. As usual, despite top U.S. media outlets partnering with the summit, the establishment press in the United States largely failed to inform Americans about it. (“World Government Summit,” Globalists Push UN Agenda 2030, by Alex Newman, taken from news source posted on SkyWatch TV website)
So-called Christendom, represented by Catholic Pope Francis, has signed on, joining with representatives of Islam and many other religionists, invoking the name of God to give His blessings. We can only surmise, with great trepidation, who this god is whose blessings they seek.
These are UN goals according to examination of the World Government Summit by the writer of the report: national and global wealth redistribution, government control over the economy, globalist indoctrination of all children, surrendering more sovereignty to global institutions, and much more. They are essentially a “master plan for humanity,” as UN bosses put it, to build a global technocratic government that would dominate every facet of human existence.
So, while tearing down the walls of borders that God deemed to be erected following Babel, these minions of the evil one are constructing walls even more dehumanizing, more enslaving than that wall that separated west from east Berlin. It will be the devil’s wall–the wall separating lost mankind from their Creator Redeemer–that will bring about the most terrible era of human history, according to Jesus (Matthew 24: 21).
But the Christian of this age–the Church Age–need not fear what is coming from this evil, supernatural, wall construction. The believer in Jesus Christ for salvation, according to Romans 10:9-10, will go to be with Christ when He calls (Revelation 4:1).
The Rapture will take God’s children out of harm’s way, where they will live gloriously in His magnificent presence for all of eternity.