Mar 2, 2020

The Prefab Fake News

The major network news reporting has become so predictable, there are several times each week that I don’t bother to watch the evening newscast. On a good night, I’m lucky to watch 10 minutes of the broadcast. I realize this a huge departure for someone who has watched the 5:30 news since my early teens.

It’s not that the internet has drawn me away from network news. Because ABC, CBS, and NBC are still the only broadcasters with a large news budget, they still offer more superior coverage than any web-based news organization. What has caused my fallout with the major networks is how predictable their news coverage has become. By the time we reach the evening hour, I know 95% of the time what is going to be the lead story and how they are going to present it.

When President Trump was being impeached in the House, all the anchors spoke in phony somber tones; giving every step of the process a “historic” label. The build-up to the Robert Mueller Report was likened to the Constitutional Convention. When the report came out, it was found to be a giant waste of time and money.

The only thing that stands out in my mind of the Special Counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election is how poorly Mueller did in his congressional testimony. For months, the media talked him up as the savior of Democracy against the great red menace. When he finally spoke before Congress, we were confronted with a feeble old man who couldn’t recall basic facts about the investigation.

Since the left has run out of new lies to take down the president, they decided to borrow a tactic from Joseph Goebbels. “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” This is why the news has become so predictable. It’s mostly recycled, prefabricated, fake news.

Three times in as many weeks, billionaire George Soros has attacked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, demanding he be removed because he is working to re-elect Donald Trump. Zuckerberg is under attack from Soros because Russian agents placed some ads to support Trump in 2016. Like most of the tech giants, Facebook is run by liberals. The only way Zuckerberg can get out of the doghouse is by helping to defeat Trump.

One of the most common pre-fab fake news tricks today is the signed letter ploy. A couple weeks ago, more than 2,600 former US justice department officials called on Attorney General William Barr to step down for “doing the president’s personal bidding” in imposing a recommendation of a reduced sentence for Roger Stone, a longtime friend of the president. The list of names came from the liberal media working with the Federal Judges Association.

I hope that Barr just laughed off this one-day news story. Here we have former DOJ officials claiming to stand for the rule of law, but the association makes it clear that it sides with district court judge Amy Berman Jackson. Normally, the president should not comment on pending legal matters. Since now facing an Obama-appointed Judge means you have no chance of getting a fair trial, every Republican politician should be raising their voice.

The flip side of the media trying to control public thought by liberal committees is by giving voice to leftist individuals. One of my favorites was the Creepy Porn Lawyer Michael Avenatti. After he was found guilty of extortion, conservative sites began circulating a montage of his 250 appearances on various news shows. I was stunned to hear one woman compare this slime ball to the Holy Spirit.

The liberal media deserved to be mocked for thinking that the Avenatti & Stormy Daniels road show would have any impact on Trump’s poll numbers. They have worked for decades to normalize sexual depravity.

I find it amusing that celebrities of any stripe who decide to vent hatred at Trump only need to wait their turn in getting a diatribe in print. Last week, Neil Young’s number came up; letting him show his contempt for the Donald:

“You are a disgrace to my country,” Young writes in a long, scathing open letter to Trump on his Neil Young Archives website. “Your mindless destruction of our shared natural resources, our environment, and our relationships with friends around the world is unforgivable.… Our first black president was a better man than you are.”

I think it is very timely for Bible prophecy that Donald Trump is one of the most hated men in world history. He will make a fitting contrast to the Antichrist. After spending what I hope is eight years spewing every form of abhorrence at Trump, the liberal media will be more than ready to lavish the Beast with endless praise.

“The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, ‘Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?’” (Revelation 13:1-4).

— Todd

Denying Climate Change While Declaring Changing Weather

It’s a thing one might accurately say is a prophetic paradox. Some even might claim it’s being two-faced, wishy-washy, or hypocritical. But, it is fact.

To declare that the world is in the midst of climate change is a truism. But that change isn’t out of ordinary for our planet. It is something that happens continually; the climate goes from one season to the next. The Bible edicts that there will be changes in the seasons until God remakes the heavens and earth one eternal day.

The globalist, progressive purveyors of the “global warming” mantra, now altered to the mantra of “climate change,” mean by their diatribes that mankind is wrecking the environment. Mankind alone, therefore, can fix “Mother Earth.” Only humans, not some existential God, at best (who probably isn’t there at any rate), can save the environment.

Those who observe Bible prophecy, especially from the pre-Trib perspective, almost always come down on the side of the view that people are not destroying the planet’s ecology—at least, not through physical activity. We can’t destroy the earth, because we haven’t got the power to do so. Like all of His creation, including human history, God ultimately has His almighty hand on it. He is in complete control, even though He granted us volition, the right to self will.

Those who believe that humans are here by happenstance, such as in the theory of evolution or some other model, believe that we, following our random placement in the sphere of the living, are masters of our own destiny. Many among these religiously believe that through our technological development, using fossil fuels that contaminate and corrupt the geophysical elements, we’re making life unsustainable.

America is seen as the greatest culprit in all of this, even though China, India, and others put far greater amounts of pollutants into the atmosphere. America is held as chief culprit by the globalists elite, of course, because they want our nation’s great wealth (or, I should say “perceived wealth” because of the national debt) to be brought into the internationalists’ orbit so they can plunder it as they see fit. This is why, as we’ve looked at many times, there is such hatred for a nationalist like President Donald J. Trump. He believes American citizens should be in control of America’s assets. Of course, this, too, is subject to violation by the corrupt government practices within the US. The Congress and entrenched, corrupt, bureaucratic entities siphon America’s wealth unabated.

All this said, the climate-change mantra continues and grows with a religious fervor that will be the feverish rallying cry around which Antichrist will one day build his regime, at least initially.

So it would seem that we who look at things from the pre-Trib perspective deny climate change.

Well, yes and no.

We believe and report events that point to the wrap-up of the Church Age, the Age of Grace. We acknowledge that changing weather patterns are primary indicators that Jesus Christ will one day—we believe soon—step out on the clouds of glory and call all born-again believers to Himself in the Rapture!

The growing weather disturbances and other strange phenomena within the natural world indicate the wrap-up of this phase of human history, setting the stage for all biblically prophetic fulfillment.

However, we deny climate change taking place that is caused by our sins against nature—i.e., polluting the atmosphere, etc. Rather, we say it is our sin nature, our anti-God, spiritual transgression that is bringing on nature’s rebellion against such comportment.

Remember Jesus, when He came into Jerusalem riding the little donkey while the people shouted “Hosanna!” The Judaizers told Him to make them shut up. However, Jesus said that if they were to keep quiet, the very stones would cry out. Nature, itself, would shout that He had arrived as Israel’s Messiah.

Well, Jesus is about to arrive again, this time as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Mankind is for the most part denying Him. This anti-God rebellion is causing the very elements of creation to cry out in acknowledgment of His majesty and power.

We who observe prophecy acknowledge that the proliferating weather and other strange geophysical phenomena, many stories about which you can read on any given day on Rapture Ready news, are indeed taking place. However, the earth will not be destroyed by man or any other entity. Earth will be judged by God’s wrath because of mankind’s rebellion. Our atmosphere and existence in general will be judged for Israel’s sake and to bring about a remnant for a magnificently restored earth.

The thing you and I should do with regard to observing these things is to make sure we know Jesus Christ for salvation and forewarn others after giving them God’s salvation message. Then, we will one eternal day hear the Lord say, “Well done, good, faithful, servant. Welcome into the Kingdom, of which you are now joint heir.”