VIDEO Global Coup – Veterinarian wins round in free speech fight over talks with pet owners – Americans of biggest public health crisis

“A Global Coup Has Been Carried Out Across the World – Has Destroyed the Very Foundations of the Rule of Law” – Archbishop Vigano’s Message to America (Transcript and Audio)

By Joe Hoft December 19, 2021

Italian Archbishop Vigano shared with The Gateway Pundit his transcript and audio message to the American people this week.  

Italian Archbishop Vigano sent a message to the American people.  He continues to speak out against the globalist threat this Christmas season.

He shared his message below:

DEAR AMERICAN PEOPLE, DEAR FRIENDS, for two years now, a global coup has been carried out all over the world, planned for some time by an elite group of conspirators enslaved to the interests of international high finance. This coup was made possible by an emergency pandemic that is based on the premise of a virus that has a mortality rate almost analogous to that of any other seasonal flu virus, on the delegitimization and prohibition of effective treatments, and on the distribution of an experimental gene serum which is obviously ineffective, and which also clearly carries with it the danger of serious and even lethal side effects. We all know how much the mainstream media has contributed to supporting the insane pandemic narrative, the interests that are at stake, and the goals of these groups of power: reducing the world population, making those who survive chronically ill, and imposing forms of control that violate the fundamental rights and natural liberties of citizens. And yet, two years after this grotesque farce started, which has claimed more victims than a war and destroyed the social fabric, national economies, and the very foundations of the rule of law, nothing has changed in the policies of Nations and their response to the so-called pandemic.

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Here is the full transcript of Archbishop Vigano’s message to the American people.

Message for American People Vigano Dec 19 by Jim Hoft on Scribd

Here is the audio of Archbishop Vigano’s message:

‘Giving advice online’ is protected by 1st Amendment

By Bob Unruh December 18, 2021

A Texas veterinarian has won a round in his fight with the state of Texas over his plan to offer advice to pet owners – over the phone and online.

The Institute for Justice says a federal judge has ruled that the state’s Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners must meet the requirements of the Constitution’s highest standard for free speech if it wants to restrict what Ron Hines tells pet owners.

Online medical advice has turned from a novelty to being relatively common under the COVID-19 pandemic, and now patients routinely access their physicians online, or by telephone, for consultant, even prescriptions.

But in Texas, the state has required veterinarians to see the pet before offering any advice.

The threats of disciplinary action from the state prompted Hines to get the assistance of the Institute for Justice, which is suing the state on behalf of the Brownsville, Texas, doctor.

The IJ said the recent ruling from U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas means that Hines’ free speech arguments will continue in court.

“Today’s decision recognizing that Dr. Hines’ advice is entitled to the greatest constitutional protection is the latest milestone in a long fight in which, for years, courts insisted that he had no First Amendment rights at all. Giving advice online is speech protected by the First Amendment,” explained IJ Senior Attorney Jeff Rowes.

“Especially in the wake of the pandemic, more and more people are serving their clients online. Just as Dr. Hines’ speech with pet owners is protected by the First Amendment, so too is the speech of others, like doctors and psychologists. Dr. Hines’ victory here will protect not only him and other vets, but people across the country who speak for a living and find themselves targeted by government licensing boards.”

Hines earlier fought the state’s requirement that he first examine an animal in person before giving any kind of advice in a case that erupted in 2013. It was two years later that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals claimed his advice was not protected by the First Amendment.

But after a landmark 2018 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, in NIFLA v. Becerra, the so-called “professional speech doctrine” was abandoned.

And the case brought by Hines against the state was restarted.

In 2020, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that occupational speech is protected by the First Amendment, then sent Hines’ challenge down to the trial court to assess whether Hines’ advice counted as “speech” or “conduct,” the IJ reported.

“Unsurprisingly, the court agreed with Dr. Hines’ position that advice is speech. Now, Dr. Hines will have the opportunity for the court to declare once and for all that his First Amendment rights were violated,” the organization reported.

“A victory for Dr. Hines is a victory for all Americans who want to seek or give advice online,” said IJ Attorney Andrew Ward, who also represents Dr. Hines.

The court ruling said, “While the Texas statute may generally regulate the conduct of veterinarians, as applied to Hines, it regulates his alleged speech. First, it is undisputed that Hines did not physically examine any animal. Instead, he alleges that all of his interactions with pet owners took the form of verbal and written communities.

“He consoled distressed pet owners, recommended that pet owners seek immediate veterinary care because an animal’s symptoms indicated a serious medical condition, clarified information that other veterinarians had provided to pet owners, helped pet owners ‘decide how to proceed when local veterinarians had provided conflicting diagnoses’, and generally pointed them to relevant information on the internet.”

But those actions, the court said, “constitute speech, and not conduct.”

“The impact of the disciplinary proceedings upon Hines’s actions further demonstrates that the defendants applied the Texas statute to regulate speech. He alleges that the physical examination requirement, as applied to him, has wholly restricted him from interacting with pet owners, even when his communications do not consist of diagnosing, treating, or prescribing medication…”

The court said, “The overwhelming majority of what Hines sought to do, but which the defendants prohibited him from doing unless he satisfied the physical examination requirement, constituted speech and in no manner could be characterized as conduct.”


Unnerving: Dr. Peter McCullough warns Americans of biggest public health crisis

It’s ‘led to large numbers of deaths, hospitalizations and permanent disability’

By Art Moore December 19, 2021

Dr. Peter McCullough speaks to Joe Rogan on the "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast (Screen capture)

Dr. Peter McCullough speaks to Joe Rogan on the “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast (Screen capture)

In a podcast interview that would not have been allowed on YouTube, medical scientist Dr. Peter McCullough charged that media and government censorship related to COVID-19 treatments have caused untold harm, contributing to many deaths.

Joe Rogan, the nation’s No. 1 podcaster, told McCullough that on nearly every other online platform, including YouTube, their conversation would be censored.

“But what you’re saying is incredibly important,” said Rogan, whose podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” is streamed by Spotify.

“Censorship that has suppressed for two years information on safe and effective early treatment and censorship on vaccine safety has led to large numbers of deaths, hospitalizations and permanent disability,” McCullough said.

“There is no bigger public health crisis than the impact of censorship in COVID-19.”

McCullough has testified before the U.S. Senate on the suppression of early treatments that have been shown to be effective for COVID-19, including hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin. His concern about the COVID-19 vaccines centers on the unusually high number of reports of deaths and severe adverse events, such as myocarditis, compared to previous vaccines.

‘Why won’t they let the vaccine injured tell their stories?’
Social-media networks such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook have been among the chief censors of the opinions of qualified physicians and medical scientists such as McCullough.

YouTube suspended the account of Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., in early November after he posted video of a roundtable event with a panel of medical experts and vaccine-injured people discussing vaccine mandates.

“Once again Big Tech is censoring the truth,” Johnson said in a statement. “Why won’t they let the vaccine injured tell their stories and medical experts give a second opinion? Why can’t we discuss the harmful effects of mandates? Apparently, the Biden administration and federal health agencies must not be questioned. How many more lives will be needlessly destroyed?”

When the renowned British Medical Journal published a report on a whistleblower’s claim, supported by documents, of poor practices in the clinical trial of the Pfizer vaccine that could impact data integrity and safety, Facebook slapped a “false information” label on posts of the article.

Readers were directed to a “fact check” by Facebook contractor Lead Stories. The editors fired back with an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg charging the “fact check” was “inaccurate, incompetent and irresponsible.”

Among other things, they wrote, it failed “to provide any assertions of fact that The BMJ article got wrong.”

In early 2021, Facebook censored WND articles providing evidence to support the theory that the pandemic originated with a leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Now, with evidence continuing to mount, Facebook acknowledges it’s a plausible theory, if not the best explanation.

The mockery and censorship of the theory that the world-changing, novel coronavirus was engineered in a Chinese lab was fueled largely by a letter published in the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet by a scientist with a clear conflict of interest, Peter Daszak. The British zoologist received funding from Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institutes for Allergy and Infectious Diseases to help the “bat lady” researcher, Shi Zhengli at the Wuhan lab manipulate coronaviruses in animals and make them transmissible to humans.

Daszak’s February 2020 stated: “We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin.”

Two months after Daszak published his letter in The Lancet, he emailed Fauci to thank him for “publicly standing up and stating that the scientific evidence supports a natural origin for COVID-19 from a bat-to-human spillover, not a lab release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”

“From my perspective, your comments are brave, and coming from your trusted voice, will help dispel the myths being spun around the virus’s origins,” Daszak told Fauci in the April 18, 2020, email.

This week, the editor of The Lancet admitted he knew about Daszak’s links to the Chinese lab for a year before acknowledging the conflict of interests.

‘There is no science without disagreement’
Censorship of medical scientists such as McCullough prompted Hillsdale College to launch a new branch in the nation’s capital called the Academy for Science and Freedom. The aim is to combat “widespread abuses of individual and academic freedom made in the name of science.”

Scholars at the new academy include Drs. Scott W. Atlas of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Jay Bhattacharya of the Stanford School of Medicine and Martin Kulldorff of the Harvard Medical School.

Atlas, who briefly served as a member of the coronavirus task force during the Trump administration, said in a recent interview with Tucker Carlson that he was astonished at the “lack of knowledge about the data” displayed by Fauci and other members of the team.

“They never cited a scientific study. They never knew a critical assessment. They never gave a refutation of any study, nor a refutation or disagreement of each other. Never. Not once. I mean, that’s unheard of in science,” Atlas said.

“There is no science without disagreement.”

In June, amid growing evidence that the novel coronavirus was leaked from a lab funded by his agency, Fauci declared in an MSNBC interview that criticism of him amounts to attacks on science itself.

In October 2020, Fauci was asked by his boss, Francis Collins,  to carry out a “quick and devastating published takedown” of the Great Barrington Declaration, according to an email revealed Friday. The declaration — signed by 15,316 medical and public health scientists, and 45,154 medical practitioners — criticized universal lockdowns, calling for focused protection of the vulnerable older population based on data showing they are more than a thousand times more likely to die from COVID infection than the young.

Collins, who is stepping down as director of the National Institutes of Health, said the proposal came from “three fringe epidemiologists,” meaning Dr. Martin Kulldorf of Harvard, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford and Dr. Sunetra Gupta of Oxford.

Collins: We need to figure out how to influence human behavior
In a recent interview with NPR reflecting on his 12 years with NIH, Collins lamented “the 60 million people still holding off of taking advantage of lifesaving vaccines,” which he said “is pretty unexpected.”

“It does make me, at least, realize, ‘Boy, there are things about human behavior that I don’t think we had invested enough into understanding.'”

Collins said the nation “basically have seen the accurate medical information overtaken, all too often, by the inaccurate conspiracies and false information on social media.”

“It’s a whole other world out there. We used to think that if knowledge was made available from credible sources, it would win the day. That’s not happening now,” he said.

NPR’s Selena Simmons-Duffin asked Collins if more money should be invested “in the behavioral research side of things.”

“We’re having serious conversations right now about whether this ought to be a special initiative at NIH to put more research into health communications and how best to frame those [messages] so that they reach people who may otherwise be influenced by information that’s simply not based on evidence,” Collins replied. “Because I don’t think you could look at the current circumstance now and say it’s gone very well.”


Don’t Give Up on the Blessings of Freedom – epidemic of LAWLESSNESS in the world? – lawyer warns justice system no longer delivering justice

By John W. Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead November 22, 2021

“All we are saying is give peace a chance.”—John Lennon

How do you give thanks for freedoms that are constantly being eroded?

How do you express gratitude for one’s safety when the perils posed by the American police state grow more treacherous by the day?

How do you come together as a nation in thanksgiving when the powers-that-be continue to polarize and divide us into warring factions?

Every year finds us struggling to reconcile our hope for a better, freer, more just world with the soul-sucking reality of a world in which greed, meanness and war continue to triumph.

Fifty years ago, John Lennon released “Imagine” and exhorted us to “Imagine all the people livin’ life in peace.” That same year, Lennon released “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” as part of a major anti-war campaign. Lennon—a musical genius, anti-war activist, and a high-profile example of the lengths to which the Deep State will go to persecute those who dare to challenge its authority—made clear that the only way to achieve an end to hunger, violence, war, and tyranny is to want it badly enough and work towards it.

Fifty years later, we clearly don’t want those things badly enough.

Peace remains out of reach. Activists and whistleblowers continue to be prosecuted for challenging the government’s authority. Militarism is on the rise, all the while the governmental war machine continues to wreak havoc on innocent lives.

For those of us who joined with John Lennon to imagine a world of peace, it’s getting harder to reconcile that dream with the reality of the American police state. And those who do dare to speak up about government corruption (such as Julian Assange) are labeled dissidents, troublemakers, terrorists, lunatics, or mentally ill and tagged for surveillance, censorship or, worse, involuntary detention.

All the while, people still keep looking to the government to “fix” what’s wrong with this country. You’d think we’d have learned—after 20 years of heavy-handed government authoritarianism that started with the 9/11 attacks and has continued through to the present-day COVID-19 tyranny—that the only thing the government can be trusted to do is make things worse.

Now we find ourselves approaching that time of year when, as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln proclaimed, we’re supposed to give thanks as a nation and as individuals for our safety and our freedoms.

It’s not an easy undertaking.

Thinking good thoughts, being grateful, counting your blessings and adopting a glass-half-full mindset are fine and good, but that’s not enough. This world requires doers, men and women (and children) who will put those good thoughts into action.

Remember, evil prevails when good men and women do nothing.

Here’s what I suggest: this year, do yourselves a favor and turn off the talking heads, shut down the screen devices, tune out the politicians, take a deep breath, then do something to pay your blessings forward.

Refuse to remain silent. Take a stand. Speak up. Speak out. Recognize injustice. Don’t turn away from suffering.

Find something to be thankful for about the things and people in your community for which you might have the least tolerance or appreciation. Instead of just rattling off a list of things you’re thankful for that sound good, dig a little deeper and acknowledge the good in those you may have underappreciated or feared.

When it comes time to giving thanks for your good fortune, put your gratitude into action: pay your blessings forward with deeds that spread a little kindness, lighten someone’s burden, and brighten some dark corner.

Engage in acts of kindness. Smile more. Fight less. Build bridges. Refuse to let toxic politics define your relationships. Focus on the things that unite instead of that which divides.

Do your part to push back against the meanness of our culture with conscious compassion and humanity. Moods are contagious, the good and the bad. They can be passed from person to person. So can the actions associated with those moods, the good and the bad.

Be a hero, whether or not anyone ever notices.

Acts of benevolence, no matter how inconsequential they might seem, can spark a movement.

All it takes is one person to start a chain reaction.

For instance, a few years ago in Florida, a family of six—four adults and two young boys—were swept out to sea by a powerful rip current in Panama City Beach. There was no lifeguard on duty. The police were standing by, waiting for a rescue boat. And the few people who had tried to help ended up stranded, as well.

Those on shore grouped together and formed a human chain. What started with five volunteers grew to 15, then 80 people, some of whom couldn’t swim.

One by one, they linked hands and stretched as far as their chain would go. The strongest of the volunteers swam out beyond the chain and began passing the stranded victims of the rip current down the chain.

One by one, they rescued those in trouble and pulled each other in.

There’s a moral here for what needs to happen in this country if we only can band together and prevail against the riptides that threaten to overwhelm us.

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People and in its fictional counterpart The Erik Blair Diaries, there may not be much we can do to avoid the dismal reality of the police state in the long term—not so long as the powers-that-be continue to call the shots and allow profit margins to take precedence over the needs of people—but in the short term, there are things we can all do right now to make this world (or at least our small corners of it) a little bit kinder, a lot less hostile and more just.

It’s never too late to start making things right in the world.

John Lennon tried to imagine a world in which we all lived in peace. He was a beautiful dreamer whose life ended with an assassin’s bullet on December 8, 1980.

Still, that doesn’t mean the dream has to die, too.

There’s something to be said for working to make that dream a reality. As Lennon reminded his listeners, “War is over, if you want it.”

The choice is ours, if we want it.

ABOUT JOHN W. WHITEHEAD

Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president The Rutherford Institute. His books Battlefield America: The War on the American People and A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State are available at www.amazon.com. He can be contacted at johnw@rutherford.org. Nisha Whitehead is the Executive Director of The Rutherford Institute. Information about The Rutherford Institute is available at www.rutherford.org.

https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/imagine_peace_spread_goodwill_and_dont_give_up_on_the_blessings_of_freedom


Why is there an epidemic of LAWLESSNESS in the world?

Joseph Farah points out both the founders’ law and God’s Law have gone largely ignore

Nov 26, 2021

We live in age that could be characterized by one thing – LAWLESSNESS.

Need some examples?

Darrell Brooks is the suspect in the Waukesha Christmas Parade incident. The Milwaukee man has been charged with crimes 10 times since 1999.

The driver suspected of plowing through the Waukesha parade Sunday – killing six people and injuring nearly 50 others – had an ongoing domestic violence case and was out of custody after prosecutors recommended an “inappropriately low” bail in the case, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office said Monday.

The six counts of first-degree intentional homicide would carry a penalty of mandatory life in prison.

More of the victims may die of injuries sustained in the mayhem he fomented that day, but the initial victims were Virginia Sorenson, 79, LeAnna Owen, 71, Tamara Durand, 52, Jane Kulich, 52, and Wilhelm Hospel, 81. The sixth victim was a child.

Some of the dead were members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, a group of grandmothers who perform dance routines for parades and festivals.

Sunday’s attack was not the first time Brooks has been accused of running a person over with a vehicle. In an early November case, a woman told police that Brooks purposefully ran her “over with his vehicle” while she was walking through a gas station parking lot after he had followed her there after a fight, according to the criminal complaint.

The woman was hospitalized for her injuries, court records show.

Brooks was released from jail by posting only $1,000 bond on Nov. 11. He also was charged in July 2020 with two felony counts of second-degree recklessly endangering the safety of others using a dangerous weapon.

We see horrific acts of lawlessness all around the world. But think about how this manifests itself virtually every day … in America, the land of the free the home of the brave. I don’t even recognize our country any more.

Think how Joe Biden ignores the laws he doesn’t like as he does when he ignores duly passed immigration laws to defend the borders of the U.S.? He must be the largest human trafficker in human history by now. Think of how he has mandated vaccinations in violation of the laws of the land. Think of how he has kept those without charges or misdemeanor accounts in solitary confinement for months because they were led into the Capitol on Jan. 6 by undercover police. Think of how so many Democrats advocate “defunding the police.” Think of how Biden broke the tradition of not leaving American citizens behind after a conflict, in Afghanistan – and, at the same time, transferred Afghans to the U.S., taking no precautions to determine their qualifications and worthiness.

What is the endgame of those actions?

It’s LAWLESSNESS!

And it’s not usual in the history of mankind.

For centuries now we have been ignoring the law – both the law established under the men who founded this country and the Commandments established by God for the welfare of mankind.

It couldn’t be clearer.

God told us that there were a set of rules, that if followed, would lead to LIFE. Whereas there were some acts that were sure to lead to DEATH.

Deuteronomy 30:15 makes it plain: “See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;”

Deuteronomy 30:19 underlines it: “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:”

It’s rather simple. And the Commandments – as well as the founding laws based on it – are not grievous.

It’s called the Torah, God’s law for anyone who would hear it and obey.

But today we have become wise in our own eyes.

Not only do we disobey the laws of land, but the laws of God as well.

In John 5:24, Jesus repeated this simple Commandment so we would not forget – and turn away, or repent, of our sins.

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life,” He said.

It’s the same message today.

Are we going to follow our Savior, or are we going to follow the counterfeit, the Anti-Christ, the deceiver of men – also known as “the man of LAWLESSNESS”?

We’ve got a choice – very simple. We’ve always had it. It’s still the same. It’s been the same message from the end to the beginning and from the beginning to the end. It couldn’t be clearer.

Choose life and not death – and “work out your salvation with fear and trembling.”

“The Gospel in Every Book of the Old Testament” by Joseph Farah is available in both hardcover and e-book versions.


Famed lawyer warns justice system no longer delivering justice

‘Basically everything’s about race’

By WND News Services November 26, 2021

Alan Dershowitz (screenshot)

Alan Dershowitz (screenshot)

The American justice system, long considered the epitome of fairness, has lost its ability to deliver, according to a prominent legal scholar, analyst and commentator.

“Trials and justice have ceased to be about individual justice. They’re about identity politics,” charged Alan Dershowitz in an interview on the Jhon Solomon Reports podcast.

“Everything’s about race or politics.”

His comments carry weight when he speaks. Dershowitz, during his long career, edited the Yale Law Journal, clerked in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C> Circuit, then for Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg.

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He joined the Harvard Law faculty in 1964 and soon became the youngest law professor to be granted tenure there. He retired from fulltime teaching in 2013 but has remained a force through his commentaries and more.

He often has fought for liberal causes, such as students protesting the Vietnam War and the plans by a theater in the 1960s to show sexually explicit material.

His celebrity clients over the years have included Claus von Bulow, Jim Bakker and O.J. Simpson.

His newest warning is for those in the justice system – judges and lawyers, both prosecutors and defense counsel.

“In an interview with Just the News, Dershowitz deplored the growing trend in recent criminal cases toward political agendas supplanting the neutral consideration of evidence and law that has been the lifeblood of U.S. jurisprudence for more than two centuries,” Just the News reported.

“It’s becoming much more responsive, unfortunately, to critical race theory, basically, everything’s about race,” he said.

“The justice system has stopped being about is this particular person innocent or guilty beyond a reasonable doubt based on the evidence and based on the law. People today are rooting, cheering for verdicts. They want verdicts to reflect their narrative. They want verdicts to prove their way of looking at the world. Trials and justice have ceased to be about individual justice. They’re about identity politics,” he said.

In fact, leftists during the recent Wisconsin trial in which teen Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted, on the basis of self-defense, in the shooting deaths of two rioters during the Kenosha violence last year, threatened violence if they did not get the verdict they demanded.

Dershowitz told Just the News it was after the death of George Floyd, at the hands of police, that it began, with activists and ideologues forcing the discussion to focus on race, the report said.

“I’m 83 years old, and I will never live to see or return to the days when we follow Martin Luther King’s quest dream,” Dershowitz told Just the News. “He dreamt of the time when his children will be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the quality of their character. That’s not going to happen.”

He said, “Everything now is about about race. And we can’t get around it.”

He charged that the ideologues of the present day have made it impossible to hold individual opinions.

“You can’t make up your own mind about any issue. If you’re going to be a woke person on the left, you have to be 100% on board on every issue. You have to be anti-Israel. You have to be basically anti-white. And you have to be completely on board with all the woke stuff, some good, some very bad, and some intolerable.”




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VIDEO Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò Calls on People of Faith to Unite in a Worldwide Anti-Globalist Alliance to Free Humanity from the Totalitarian Regime – Gen Flynn

By Joe Hoft November 17, 2021

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò appealed to Catholics, Christians, and people of Faith to unite against the dark forces of globalism. 

Archbishop Viganò sent The Gateway Pundit his video and Appeal for an Anti-Globalist Alliance.

Please watch his moving call for unity, courage, strength, and faith.

Archbishop Viganò shared this moving text and video with us on Wednesday.  The video and text are an international call for the creation of an anti-globalist alliance to defeat the evil elites who wish to enslave free men and women and promote a “Religion of Humanity that cancels Faith in Christ.”

From Archbishop Viganò:

“This Anti-Globalist Alliance will have to bring together the Nations that intend to escape the infernal yoke of tyranny and affirm their own sovereignty, forming agreements of mutual collaboration with Nations and peoples who share their principles and the common yearning for freedom, justice, and goodness. It will have to denounce the crimes of the elite, identify those responsible, denounce them to international tribunals, and limit their excessive power and harmful influence. It will have to prevent the action of the lobbies, above all by fighting against the corruption of state officials and those who work in the information industry, and by freezing the capital used to destabilize the social order.”

 

(…)

The whole pandemic issue is instrumental to the Great Reset, and it is the latter that we must fight. I think that, at this moment, it is most appropriate to create a movement of the people that calls together, in an Anti-globalist Alliance, Catholics, Christians, and people of goodwill.  This is the first appeal I make to that effect.

…If the attack is global.  The defense must also be global.

Here is a text of Archbishop Vigano’s message (see video of the same message below).

Appeal Anti-Globalist Alliance by Jim Hoft

Watch Archbishop Viganò deliver his important call of the faithful

Radio Response to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s Appeal for People of Faith to Unite Against Globalist Threat


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Happy Veterans Day

Veterans Day, observed annually on November 11, is a tribute to military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Not to be confused with Memorial Day, which honors those who died while in service, Veterans Day honors all military veterans, including those still with us.

WHEN IS VETERANS DAY 2021?

Veterans Day is observed annually on November 11. It’s a holiday honoring men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces, on the anniversary of the end of World War I.

HISTORY OF VETERANS DAY

Veterans Day, originally celebrated as Armistice Day, was first issued on November 11, 1919, by President Woodrow Wilson a year after the end of World War I. The purpose of Armistice Day was to honor the fallen soldiers of the Great War for their sacrifice and bravery. Seven years later, in 1926, Congress adopted a resolution requesting that President Calvin Coolidge issue annual proclamations on November 11, making Armistice Day a legal holiday.

In 1945, World War II veteran Raymond Weeks had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans rather than just the ones who died in World War I. He led a delegation to General Dwight Eisenhower, who was all for the idea. Weeks then organized the first Veterans Day celebration in 1945 in Alabama and every year since, until he died in 1985. In 1982, he was honored by President Reagan with the Presidential Citizenship Medal. Weeks was also named the ‘Father of Veterans Day’ by Elizabeth Dole.

In 1954, Ed Rees, the U.S. Representative from Emporia, Kansas, presented a bill to establish the holiday to Congress. Eisenhower, who was then the president and also from Kansas, signed the bill into law on May 26, 1954, eight and a half years after Raymond Weeks held the first Veterans Day. After having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress — at the urge of the veterans’ service organizations — amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word ‘Armistice’ and inserting the word ‘Veterans.’ With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

The National Veterans Award was also created in 1954, first received by Congressman Rees for his support in making Veterans Day a federal holiday. Though the holiday is currently and was originally celebrated on November 11, the day was moved to the fourth Monday of October in 1971 due to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. Finally, on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law that returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11, beginning in 1978.

The holiday is observed by the federal government on a Friday, if the holiday falls on Saturday, or on a Monday, if the holiday falls on a Sunday. Federal government closings are established by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. State and local government closings are determined locally and non-government businesses can close or remain open as they see fit, regardless of federal, state, or local government operation determinations.

The United States Senate Resolution 143, which was passed on August 4, 2001, designated the week of November 11 through November 17, 2001, as National Veterans Awareness Week. The resolution called for educational efforts directed at elementary and secondary school students concerning the contributions and sacrifices of veterans.

VETERANS DAY TIMELINE

1919Armistice Day

President Woodrow Wilson coined Armistice Day after World War One.

1945 Father of Veterans Day

Raymond Weeks comes up with the idea that Armistice Day should be dedicated to all veterans rather than solely the soldiers who passed away during World War I.

1954Change of Name

President Dwight D. Eisenhower changes the name of the day to Veterans Day to honor more than one set of veterans.

1954Above and Beyond

The National Veterans Award is created to honor outstanding veterans who made the greatest contributions to veteran organizations throughout the country.

1998Burying an Unknown Soldier

The unknown soldier from the Vietnam War, who was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, is identified as Michael Blassie, a 24-year-old pilot shot down in 1972 on the border with Cambodia.

VETERANS DAYS AROUND THE WORLD

Veterans Day is one of many days remembering the sacrifices of those who fought in a war to protect their country. Here are some other ones from across the globe

CountryHolidayOccasionDate
Australia and New ZealandANZAC DayMarks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War, building a national consciousness in both countries.April 25
United Kingdom and Commonwealth NationsRemembrance DayObserved by Canadians and other members of the Commonwealth since the end of the First World War in order to remember all those who fought and died in the line of duty.November 11
South KoreaMemorial DaySouth Koreans honor servicemen and civilians who have died for their country, the same month that the Korean War began.June 6

VETERANS DAY TRADITIONS

Give military-themed gifts

Most veterans cherish their time spent serving their country and one of the best ways to honor that service is to present military-themed gifts like bottle openers (apparently a ‘thing’ among vets,) wooden U.S. flags, or specially-designed pens to the veterans in your life.

Check out Veterans Day restaurant deals

Big-name restaurants are looking out for veterans-turned-foodies with Veterans Day deals on free dinners (Chili’s, Applebee’s, and all California Pizza Kitchens) as well as breakfast specials (Golden Corral restaurants from 5–9 A.M.).

Ship some cookies overseas

Remember your active service military friends and veterans’ organizations overseas with a goodie bag of cookies by Operation Cookies, a company owned and operated by veterans sending delicious, home-baked cookies to homesick military personnel stationed anywhere in the world.

VETERANS DAY BY THE NUMBERS

19.5 million – the approximate number of veterans in the United States.
9 million – the number of veterans over the age of 65.
5.06 million – the number of veterans receiving disability compensation.
2 million – the number of female veterans of those receiving disability compensation.
500k – the number of World War II veterans still living in the United States.
1.56 million – the number of veterans in California, the highest number in the country.
1.46 million – the number of veterans in Texas, the second-highest number in the country.
11% – the percentage of veterans who experience homelessness.
50% – the percentage of veterans experiencing homelessness who also live with a mental illness like PTSD.

VETERANS DAY FAQS

What is Veterans Day?

Veterans Day is a federal holiday to honor all veterans and thank them for their service. 

How do we celebrate Veterans Day?

We all celebrate Veterans Day differently: some people may volunteer at veteran organizations while others may treat the veterans in their life to a special dinner!

What is the importance of Veterans Day?

The importance of Veterans Day is to celebrate and honor all of America’s veterans for their bravery, sacrifice, and love for their country.

HOW TO OBSERVE VETERANS DAY

  1. Hire a veteran. Veterans face barriers to employment including lack of preparation for civilian jobs and unrealistic expectations for the kind of work and salary they can expect when they get home. But many leaving the military may have led troops into battle, often on multiple deployments, and as a result, they make fantastic leaders and employees.
  2. Go for a run. Do a sponsored run for an organization like Homes for Troops, which assists injured veterans by building homes. They specialize in offering support in fundraising so that you can focus on doing the run and raising as much money as you can to support veterans.
  3. Offer freebies for veterans. Whether you run a business or work for one, thanking veterans for their service by offering free products on Veterans Day is a great way of showing your support. Whether it’s tax return help or simply a cup of coffee, what can your business offer to thank a veteran today?

5 FACTS ABOUT VETERANS IN THE UNITED STATES

  1. Many have served in at least one war: As of 2018, 18.2 million veterans who are still alive served in at least one war.
  2. Female veterans: 9% of all veterans in the U.S. are women.
  3. Leading states: As of 2019, the states with the highest percentage of veterans were Alaska, Wyoming, and Virginia.
  4. World War II veterans: 325,000 out of 16 million Americans who participated in World War II, were still alive in 2020.
  5. The Korean War: Two million veterans served during the Korean War.

WHY VETERANS DAY IS IMPORTANT

  1. It’s a chance to thank people for risking their lives to defend AmericaAn estimated 20% of veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or major depression, according to government statistics. You’d be surprised at how much it means to veterans to feel valued by civilians for their services and sacrifices.
  2. It’s a chance to reflect on the importance of peaceWhile our military is often thought of in a war context, most veterans will tell you that they risked their lives to defend our fundamental freedoms and that they value peace much more highly than war. Very few who have seen the real horror of war are anxious to rush into it, and Veterans Day encourages all of us to reflect on the value of harmony in our daily interactions and lives.
  3. It draws attention to the challenges facing many veterans. Veterans face disproportionate rates of homelessness, deficits in educational achievement, a struggle to find employment, and often have to deal with devastating wounds. In many cases, post-traumatic stress disorder makes it hard for them to reintegrate into regular society. By understanding these challenges, we can all reach across those divides and make sure veterans have the best possible chance of having a healthy and fulfilling life after their service.

THERE ARE ONLY TWO DEFINING FORCES WHO HAVE EVER OFFERED TO DIE FOR YOU. 

ONE IS JESUS CHRIST AND THE OTHER THE AMERICAN SOLDIER. 

ONE DIED FOR YOUR SINS AND THE OTHER FOR YOUR FREEDOM!



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VIDEO Civilizations die from suicide: We’re living through one now – RFK Jr what my father told me

Exclusive: Hanne Nabintu Herland quotes the late Billy Graham’s analysis from 7 years ago

By Hanne Nabintu Herland October 20, 2021

The contemporary degeneration of American society disintegrating into civil strife and division is a stark reminder of how nations fall. The lessons learned from the fall of the Roman Empire is forgotten, where arrogance, lack of self-discipline, hedonism and injustice caused the collapse of moral standards. The fall of Rome in A.D. 410 happened at the hands of enemies that had long wished for the death of the empire.

Arguably the most famous Christian leader in modern American history, Billy Graham, concluded at the end of his life that America had become a Sodom and Gomorrah. In a 2014 column in Decision Magazine, he warned of dark days ahead:

“Our nation was founded by men who believed in prayer. When our government was being formed, Benjamin Franklin addressed the chairman of the Constitutional Convention meeting at Philadelphia in 1787, saying, “I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, it is probable that an empire cannot rise without His aid. Today the world is being carried on a rushing torrent of history that is sweeping out of control. There is but one power available to redeem the course of events, and that is the power of prayer by God-fearing, Christ-believing people.”

As Graham recommended political leaders and the public in general to pray in order to avoid the coming catastrophe, one but senses the condescending smiles from the blasphemous mob that rules the current narrative. One may assume that Billy Graham is regarded as a stupid, silly man to ridicule and belittle, but as holy men before him warned of the coming flood – just like in the days of Noah – the blasphemous laughter ended as the high waters swept away those who had mocked Noah while he built the ark.

“Down through our history, our nation’s leaders have carried their plans and hopes to God in prayer. Yet today we have come to a place where we regard prayer in our national life simply as a venerated tradition. We have no sense of coming to grips with God; we simply use prayer as a formality,” Graham points out, well aware of the laughingstock Christians have become in the current atheist culture.

WND columnist and author Patrick J. Buchanan argues in “Suicide of a Superpower” that it was the very core of Christian spiritualism that held us together as a civilization. The ethics of Christianity was the basis of moral consensus in the West, the moral codex by which the community thrived and its economy boomed. In history, this deep sense of man’s moral obligation toward others has shown itself to translate into solidarity and empathy.

These are the virtues that are evaporating from society today, as the woke culture of leftist atheism legitimizes lawlessness, selfishness and lack of respect for others. Before our very eyes, society is speedily disintegrating, as are many institutionalized churches. One remembers the words of historian Arnold Toynbee who famously said that civilizations die from suicide, not by murder. The fate of civilizations is determined by how they respond to challenges.

Rev. Graham’s stark warning to current political leaders could not be more serious: “Unless the leaders of nations turn to God in prayer, their best plans will fail, just as did the plans of those who built the tower of Babel. Even though America is just as wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah ever were, and as deserving of the judgment of God, God would spare us if we were earnestly praying, with hearts that had been cleansed and washed by the blood of Christ.

“The problems of the world will never be settled unless our national leaders go to God in prayer. If only they would discover the power and wisdom that there is in reliance upon God, we could soon see the solution to the grave problems that face the world.”

The Catholic archbishop in Brussels, Cardinal Godfried Danneels, describes the depressive state of contemporary Western culture in “Handing on the Faith in an Age of Disbelief.” As psychological suffering is spreading like wildfire, Western culture is characterized by melancholy, depression, suicide and mental suffering. Notable taboos accompany any discussions about the metaphysical dimension and the realm of God. Yet the more we move away from the spiritual wisdom, the more we seem plagued by existential sorrows as corruption, civil strife and lawlessness engulf us.

Read Hanne’s The Herland Report.

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VIDEO A Fine Kettle Of Fish

By Reverend Paul N. Papas II

September 28, 2021 – updated

Unless you’ve been living in your basement for the last year or so you’ve watching the worst international disaster unfold daily before your eyes. While you are watching the international disaster unfold remember there is one person who had the authority, opportunity, and the means to prevent all this from happening instead he choked and gave an elbow bump to the Speaker (1). I wonder how he sleeps at night.

That chocking has caused untold suicides, anger, anxiety, mental anguish, deaths, and economic chaos in large portions of our population through many edicts by Joe who was allowed to be unlawfully seated.

As we hear testimony I wonder who is in charge from the miraculous emergence from the basement. Two generals claim they warned Joe not to surrender. One of those generals also conspired with China.    

Early after the election it became apparent that body doubles were needed for Joe. Perhaps the generals did warn one of the body doubles perhaps not all of them. (2)

“Arthur Roberts, the 83-year-old C-List actor who portrays Joseph Biden on television and in person, blew his cover during a televised press conference with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this week.” (2)

“In a moment not caught on microphone and spoken softly enough for the press pool to not overhear, Roberts began lamenting to Johnson his failed film career, and he asked the UK Prime Minister whether he had seen the films Little Miss Magic and Up in Smoke, in which he had minor roles.” (2)

“A theatrically masked Boris Johnson, our source said, discretely muted his microphone and spoke softly in Roberts’ direction, asking, “You’re not Joe Biden. Who the bloody h** are you?”(2)

“Even though he muted his mic, Jen Psaki and White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield were in another office, and able to overhear the entire discourse through hidden parabolic mics in the briefing room. They, how should I put this, freaked the f*** out. They began screaming into Roberts’ hidden earpiece to get back on script or read only from the teleprompter. That’s when Roberts silenced his own mic and told Boris he was only joking around. But Psaki feared the situation would deteriorate, and she immediately ordered the room cleared,” our source said. (2)

He added that a bewildered Johnson later asked Psaki “what the h** just happened,” and was told to forget the entire incident, unless the UK wanted to lose all U.S. support.”(2)

Joe’s hallmark is suppression or elimination of those who disagree with him, a Soviet Union and a Red China tactic. Here is one example of a silencing:  Lt. Col. Scheller’s Attorney Joins Tucker Carlson to Discuss His Political Imprisonment For Speaking Out Against Biden’s Afghanistan Debacle; Marine’s Father Also Issues Statement. (3)

People don’t like being oppressed. People don’t like being lied to. People don’t like their voice silenced at the ballot box.

Here is Kari Lake’s take:  AZ Gubernatorial Candidate Kari Lake After AZ Audit Results – Calls For INDICTMENTS Against LYING Fake News: “We Should Look At CRIMINALLY Charging Them As Well” (4)

State Senator Sonny Borrelli weighs in: AZ State Senator Sonny Borrelli – Evidence Turned Over To AG Brnovich For Criminal Investigation – MSM PsyOp Spreads Propaganda To Demoralize Americans (5)

All is not lost, there is hope, and together we will get through this fine kettle of fish.  We are a strong people. We are a resilient people. Corrections are on the way.

Look up, our help comes from above. The photo on top was taken in Perry, Georgia before the Rally (6).


(1)  https://preacher01704.wordpress.com/2021/01/07/benedict-arnold-again/

(2) https://realrawnews.com/2021/09/biden-body-double-blows-cover-during-meet-with-boris-johnson/

(3) https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/wrong-will-not-stand-lt-col-schellers-attorney-joins-tucker-carlson-discuss-political-imprisonment-speaking-bidens-afghanistan-debacle-marines-fathe/

(4) https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/watch-az-gubernatorial-candidate-kari-lake-az-audit-results-calls-indictments-lying-fake-news-look-criminally-charging/

(5) https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/watch-az-state-senator-sonny-borrelli-evidence-turned-ag-brnovich-criminal-investigation-msm-psyop-spreads-propaganda-demoralize-americans/

(6) https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/seen-skies-perry-georgia-afternoon-trump-rally/


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Power Versus Empowerment

by Jerry Newcombe, D.Min

On the ballot are two different visions for America: government power vs. empowerment of people. The choice is ultimately between politicians who seek to confiscate and redistribute wealth (creating a perpetual underclass that’s dependent on government) on the one hand, or those who empower the individual on the other hand, enabling us each to work towards our God-given destiny.

Jesus wants us to help the poor and the underclass. Nothing helps them more than to help them become empowered themselves, living out their gifts and talents. In His classic parable of the talents, Jesus commends those who work hard with the talents He has entrusted to them, and He condemns the one who buried His talent in the ground. We should seek to help others to fulfill their calling. “A hand out” may be necessary in emergency situations, but “a hand up” is much better in the long run.

This power versus empowerment dichotomy can be seen in tax cuts. Tax cuts put money back in your pocket, instead of that of the government bureaucrat. Tax cuts empower we the people. But the political elitist class loses power through tax cuts. So they oppose them—even though liberal icon JFK, a proponent of tax cuts, said in reference to them that a rising tide lifts all boats.

A conservative believes that you are best qualified to take care of yourself and your family. A liberal believes that the government is best qualified to take care of you and your family. That’s the difference, plain and simple.

Dr. Ben Carson is a renowned neurosurgeon and currently serves as the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Department for President Trump.

He and his brother grew up in grinding poverty, in a housing development in Detroit with their single-parent mom.

But to help them break free from a life of dependence upon government, their mother insisted that each of them read a book a week in order to expand their lives (to empower them). She even forced them to write book reports on each of them for her perusal. Dr. Carson realized later she probably was not even literate enough to read those book reports, but they still produced them. Both brothers became well-educated and made something of their lives, because of her faith in the Lord and in them.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our schools were shut down. Some have reopened. But in Los Angeles, the teachers’ union made a series of demands if the schools were to be reopened. Included in their mandates was that there be a moratorium on building new charter schools. Nothing like trying to squash your competitors.

Generally children thrive in alternative forms of schooling, such as private schools, charter schools, and home schools.

Parents in poor neighborhoods especially want to have school choice because it can empower their children to make something of their lives. But the teachers’ union sought to protect the power of its own members—rather than empower children and families.

College would seem to be a great place to become empowered—to learn things with which to make something of one’s life. But much of college education today is just politically correct indoctrination.

Victor Davis Hanson writes (7/23/20): “1960s student radicals graduated without much debt and for all their hipness could enter a booming economy with marketable skills. Today’s angry graduates owe a collective $1.6 trillion in student loan debt—much of it borrowed for mediocre, therapeutic, and politicized training that does not impress employers….In other words, today’s radical is far more desperate and angry that his college gambit never paid off.”

Those who become reliant on permanent government handouts ultimately develop a sense of entitlement—as if this money is owed them. How much better to train, to teach, to educate, to inspire, to motivate, than it is to keep people in perpetual reliance on the government, in exchange for their votes.

Steve Moore, the FreedomWorks economist, who worked for the Reagan administration and who has advised President Trump’s campaign, recorded a recent PragerU video (10/7/20). He points out: “Red state America is prospering. Blue state America is in meltdown. So where do you want to live?” For the most part, Red state America is engaged in trying to empower its citizens. The leaders in Blue state America are trying to cling to power—even using it to shut down churches and schools in the name of fighting the pandemic.

Here’s the kicker. While many on the left essentially want a perpetual underclass as their power base, everyone will one day die and give an account to our Maker as to what we did with our lives.

In Election 2020, there is a hidden issue on the ballot. That issue is which vision we choose to pursue: power for power’s sake or empowering as many citizens as want to be empowered for a better future.

https://www.djameskennedy.org/article-detail/power-versus-empowerment


The Magna Carta of Humanity: A Book Written for This Time and Place

John Stonestreet | BreakPoint | Monday, August 16, 2021

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At the Colson Center we’re always trying to point you to resources, not only from us but from our friends who offer a Christian worldview perspective and hope for living in our cultural moment. 

There’s a reason that a lot of these resources are written by my friend Os Guinness. Os is a gift to the Christian community. He helps us think deeply about things that matter and presents them in a way that is understandable. 

Os’s latest book, “The Magna Carta of Humanity: Sinai’s Revolutionary Faith and the Future of Freedom” is another must-read. Christians today are increasingly feeling the pressure of living in a cultural moment that champions freedom, but means something completely different by the word. It’s always a freedom from any sort of restraint; not a freedom for who we are, who we were made to be, and what it means to live together. 

Os Guinness’s book describes a choice that’s in front of humanity right now. Below is an excerpt of a Os’s presentation on his new book:

For anyone who’s thinking deeply, we’re in an extraordinary civilizational moment. The West, which has dominated the world for 500 years, is in evident decline. The United States, which is the world’s lead society, is suffering the greatest crisis in its history since the Civil War. The Christian church, which has been the single strongest influence in the West, is plagued with scandals and divisions and confusion and lack of confidence. There’s no question that America is as deeply divided at any moment since the Civil War, but why?

Some blame the social media. Some a president. To some, it’s the coastals against the heartlanders; some, the nationalists and populists over against the globalists. But what I’m arguing, and I think the deepest way of looking at it, is there’s a difference between those who understand the republican freedom from the perspective of the American Revolution, and those who understand it from the perspective of the French Revolution and its heirs. 

Things like postmodernism, political correctness, tribal politics, identity politics, the sexual revolution, cancel culture, neo-Marxism, all of these have come down from the heirs of the French Revolution, and they are an entirely different revolution and a type of revolution that has never succeeded and that has always ended in oppression.

So, my book shows the differences between, say, their sources: one, the Bible, the other, the French Enlightenment. Their views of humanity: The Bible’s, very realistic with notions like checks and balances, and separation of powers; and the other’s, utopian and very dangerous. And you can see the differences right down to those that are roiling America this year, like critical race theory and different notions of justice. Both sides agree there is injustice, sometimes terrible injustice, but the differences come in how we address them.

As I said, the radical left only leads to oppression and failure and always has. Whereas the Gospel, in addressing these things, puts wrongs right, and after repentance and reconciliation and forgiveness, really leads to restoration so that enemies can be made friends again.

What I’ve tried to write is the deepest analysis of what’s gone wrong today. I have written this book to provide a constructive way forward. Because Sinai, the exodus roots of the American revolution, are what I argue is a magna carta for humanity. It’s time for Christians to get off the back foot and stop being defensive. Our views of freedom, justice, human dignity, words, truth, and many other issues are not only good news,  They are the best news ever. 

I want you to have this book. I think it’s incredibly important. And so, for a donation of any amount this month to the Colson Center, I will send you a copy of “The Magna Carta of Humanity,” Os Guinness’s latest book. 

This book is important because it drives us towards a deeper understanding of how we got to this time and this place in human history. At the same time, it offers a hopeful way forward, showing us how the Christian worldview is not only true, but good. And it’s good, not only for Christians, but it’s good for the cultural moment. 

Go to breakpoint.org/august to make a donation of any amount to the Colson Center, and receive a copy of the book, “The Magna Carta of Humanity,” by the brilliant Os Guinness.

Publication date: August 16, 2021

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BreakPoint is a program of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. BreakPoint commentaries offer incisive content people can’t find anywhere else; content that cuts through the fog of relativism and the news cycle with truth and compassion. Founded by Chuck Colson (1931 – 2012) in 1991 as a daily radio broadcast, BreakPoint provides a Christian perspective on today’s news and trends. Today, you can get it in written and a variety of audio formats: on the web, the radio, or your favorite podcast app on the go.

John Stonestreet is President of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and radio host of BreakPoint, a daily national radio program providing thought-provoking commentaries on current events and life issues from a biblical worldview. John holds degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (IL) and Bryan College (TN), and is the co-author of Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview.

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VIDEO Cultural Marxism 101 Why are the Left and Right fighting over this term? – How America Falls to Marxism

by Clarion Project October 21, 2020

A lot of terms are thrown around today to describe extremist movements. One that keeps coming up is “cultural Marxism.” In an attempt to add clarity, political and historical accuracy, Clarion Project investigates the origin and current usage of the term and offers our suggestions going forward.

1 The modern term “cultural Marxism” morphed from its original expression, which was “cultural Bolshevism.” This latter term originated in Germany as a response to the Frankfurt School in the Weimar Republic of the 1920s as a way to denounce the modernist movement in the arts and culture and was later used by the Nazis to claim that the Bolsheviks, the Marxist revolutionary movement in Russia, wanted to subvert the Germany values of family and national identity as well as its traditions in music, art and intellectual ideas.

However, the term “cultural Bolshevism” in Germany was also fundamentally used as an antisemitic canard based on the conspiracy theory that the Jews were behind the 1917 communist revolution in Russia. This canard was aided by the 1920s’ global circulation of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a made-up document published in Russia in 1903 that purported to describe a secret Jewish conspiracy aimed at world domination. (To this day, Far-Right circles continue to believe that communism is a Jewish conspiracy.) In reality, by December 1917, only five of the 21 members of the Communist Central Committee were Jews.

2 Even though the term originated as an antisemitic Nazi trope, most people using it today are unaware of its origins or implied meaning. They certainly are not using it as an antisemitic slur. For example, celebrated thought-leader Jordan Peterson uses the term “cultural Marxism” in a context completely different from its origins. Andrew Breitbart, founder of the Right-wing Breitbart News platform, also popularized the term despite being Jewish himself.

A more accurate representation of the use of this term by the above figures and similar conservative thinkers would probably be “neo-Marxism,” as this expression more accurately describes the aspirations of the specific demographic that favors the uprooting of our existing systems.

In its most extreme, the program advocated by this demographic is based on Chapter 2 of the Communist Manifesto, which outlines the core goal of communism: the abolishment of private property as a means to bring about a classless society (in our day and age, this would be called an “anti-racist” society as per critical race theory).

This chapter of the Manifesto includes a call for the abolishment of the family, as families are viewed as a mechanism of exploitation and a means to capitalism’s ends.

The official Black Lives Matter website advocated a number of these classic Marxist ideologies found in Chapter 2 of the Manifesto in their “What We Believe” page, including the goal of “disrupt[ing] the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.” The page, which has since been taken down by the group, also provided biographies of the movement’s founders, who describe themselves as “trained Marxists.”

3 The Far-Left charges that the term “cultural Marxism” is used by the Far-Right — especially white supremacists — to slander those who believe in the “social justice movement.”

For example, the Left-wing site Fair writes,

What does cultural Marxism mean for the far right? In the modern iteration, in spaces like Breitbart or Infowars, it is the belief that a failure by communists to topple capitalism through worker revolt has led to a “Plan B” to destroy Western society from the inside. By tearing down the gender binary, de-centering Christianity values, championing the weak over the privileged and creating a multicultural society, revolutionaries have unanchored traditional Western order. Everything from gay rights to Muslim immigration is, in the language of the far right, part of a plot to finish the job that radical worker organizing could not.

Suffice it to say, this is a most paranoid fantasy. Most Marxists don’t speak in these terms, and people who do advocate for immigration, multiculturalism or secularism do so out of a certain regard for human and civil rights. But the far right still obsesses that this is a historical cultural struggle.

This group also points to the fact that Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik invoked “cultural Marxism” in his manifesto. In 2011, Breivik went on a killing spree in which he murdered 77 people, the majority of whom were teenagers at a Workers’ Youth League summer camp.

4 While it would be nice to have a static, agreed-upon definition of “cultural Marxism,” even this would probably not resolve the controversy over the term, considering its antisemitic origins. One solution would be to pivot our use of language around all current discussions of Marxism to the far more specific and accurate phrase “neo-Marxism.”

However, as astutely pointed out by Kit Slater in an essay titled “The Value of Cultural Marxism,” use of the term “neo-Marxism” fails to address the fact that any successful ideological battle must also be fought on the cultural level — with the goal of reaching a kind of “cultural hegemony.”

As Slater explains, cultural hegemony is a concept created by Antonio Gramsci:

“Gramsci theorised that if Communism achieved ‘mastery of human consciousness,’ then active revolution would be unnecessary. Mastery over the consciousness of the great mass of people could be attained if Communists or their sympathisers gained control of the organs of culture – churches, education, newspapers, magazines, the electronic media, literature, music, the visual arts, and so on.

“By winning ‘cultural hegemony,’ Communism would control the deepest wellsprings of human thought and imagination. One need not control all information itself if one can gain control over the minds that assimilate that information …

“In 1967 the West German student movement leader Rudi Dutschke reformulated Gramsci’s philosophy of cultural Marxism with the phrase ‘the long march through the institutions’ of the nation and the state – the church, entertainment, civil service, educational faculties, family institutions and marriage – to replace the dominant culture …

One influential figure in the sixties who understood this theory very well was radical Chicago activist and Marxist ideologue Saul Alinsky. Slater writes about Alinsky’s plan to carry out the transformation of society through community organizers preying on the malcontents of society — a similar situation happening in today’s intersectional victimhood circles.

“The way to do this was through ‘people’s organisations’ composed largely of discontented individuals who believed society was fundamentally unjust, and who would take their lead from trained community organisers. These organisers, taught Alinsky, should “rub raw the resentments of the people” and “agitate to the point of conflict.” His handbook of sedition, Rules for Radicals, was highly influential over the Democratic Party, and is a textbook assiduously followed by Left-wing activists.”

Slater further argues that the subject of cultural Marxism “can’t be explained in full without reference to the Frankfurt School, critical theory, or to post-modernism, all of which relate to cultural manipulation” and are making a comeback today with critical race theory.

“Given that cultural Marxism is the application of Marxist aims to the culture instead of to economics and society,” Slater writes, “‘culture’ is indispensable to its concept. Its anti-Semitic shadow is, like all conspiracies, ideologies and cults, a belief without evidence, and dismisses its perpetuator as someone with a form of locked-in syndrome.” 

Cultural Marxism 101

CULTURAL MARXISM – The Corruption of America

A love affair with collectivist ideologies has lead to ever bigger government and the welfare-warfare state. Lead by a Marxist splinter group called the “Frankfurt School” — “the long march through the institutions” has infiltrated every corner of Western culture to corrupt traditional Christian values with “political correctness,” another name for “cultural Marxism.”

A James Jaeger Film featuring RON PAUL, Congressman/Presidential Candidate; PAT BUCHANAN, Author/Political Analyst; G. EDWARD GRIFFIN, Author/Producer; EDWIN VIEIRA, Author/Constitutional Attorney and TED BAEHR, Founder of MovieGuide and Christian Film & TV Commission.

The ultimate goal of cultural Marxism is to first destroy American free-enterprise capitalism by undermining its economic engine, the Middle Class and this will lead — they hope — to the destruction of the basic building block of society: the Family Unit.


American Generals Warn: This is How America Falls to Marxism

War Room hosted the patriotic generals who are returning to the fray to warn America is on the brink of falling to Marxism.

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. Boykin taught special operations how to fight Marxist insurgents. Now he’s seeing it happen here. 

“This Marxist movement in America is real, you cannot deny it anymore,” he said.

Boykin is among the over 120 flag officers who are warning America must wake up to the fact we are under a communist revolution.

Brig. Gen. Donald C. Bolduc, who is running for U.S. Senate in New Hamsphire, said the Marxist tactics he witnessed overseas are now being deployed here at home.

“I saw the biggest threat to our republic, our democracy, our form of government, everything I fought for,” Bolduc said of the radical movements seizing power in America. “I lost 72 men and women in combat over 10 tours in Afghanistan in 2 years as the special operations commander.

“And the threat was from within,” he said. “And that is how America is going to go down.”

Gen. Boykin said Marxists are implementing the playbook from the 1960s book The Naked Communist.

“They told us exactly what they were going to do,” he said. “They were going to destroy the nuclear family, because the most important fabric of our society is the family. Ultimately they were going to destroy America from within, the same thing we have heard from the jihadists…by infiltrating the institutions of America.

“This is the revolution that Karl Marx talked about.”

Maj. Gen. Gary L. Harrell said, “we’re in serious trouble here.”

“We have not been awake — not woke — awake,” he said. “And that’s why we’re in this mess.”

The solution? Get involved. Gen. Harrell was recently elected party chairman in Washington County in East Tennessee, while Gen. Bolduc is running for senate.

“We need leaders not lemmings,” Bolduc said. “We need a change, we need a big change.”


Freedom and Depression

By Reverend Paul N. Papas II

July 3, 2008

The question about freedom rolls around again as we celebrate our nations’ Independence Day on the fourth of July.

Normally we take for granted that we can get ourselves up, out of bed, get dressed and off to school or work.

There are many people who through not fault of their own are not able to get out of bed.

Right away people who have been hospitalized because of a heart attack, stroke, or car accident come to mind. They need to be bathed everyday and have all their needs cared for by nurses, nurses’ aids, orderlies, and volunteers. Doctors routinely visit to check on their patients.

One morning you have this overwhelming feeling that you just want to hide under the sheets. You feel as though you can keep the world shut out by staying under the sheets. You know the world around you is continuing at its normal fast pace. Your world has stopped. You have no interest in anything especially eating. I am not talking about sleeping in on a Saturday.

Let’s say this overwhelming feeling goes on for days, this may be a problem for a professional to evaluate. It could be depression. Those who suffer from depression prefer freedom from depression.

Depression has no single cause; often, it results from a combination of things. You may have no idea why depression has struck you or that there is help.

Whatever its cause, depression is not just a state of mind. It is related to physical changes in the brain, and connected to an imbalance of a type of chemical that carries signals in your brain and nerves. These chemicals are called neurotransmitters.

Some of the more common factors involved in depression are:

· Family history. Genetics play an important part in depression. It can run in families for generations.

· Trauma and stress. Things like financial problems, the breakup of a relationship, or the death of a loved one can bring on depression. You can become depressed after changes in your life, like starting a new job, graduating from school, or getting married. Trauma from an abusive situation where one feels trapped and there no way out could cause an enormous amount of stress, anxiety, and/or depression.

· Pessimistic personality. People who have low self-esteem and a negative outlook are at higher risk of becoming depressed. These traits may actually be caused by low-level depression (called dysthymia). These people see a glass half empty.

· Physical conditions. Serious medical conditions like heart disease, cancer, and HIV can contribute to depression, partly because of the physical weakness and stress they bring on. Depression can make medical conditions worse, since it weakens the immune system and can make pain harder to bear. In some cases, depression can be caused by medications used to treat medical conditions.

· Other psychological disorders. Anxiety disorders, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and substance abuse often appear along with depression.

Depression is absolutely treatable, no matter what the cause. Finding the underlying cause or causes can be a matter of trial and error, a process of elimination. Once the cause is found then a treatment plan is made. This plan could include medication. Medications don’t react the same way for all people. Don’t be discouraged if it takes time to find the right medication or dosage. There could be a set of identical twins with the same issues that receive the same amount of medication that could react differently.

It is important to know and listen to your body.

It is also important to know what you put into your body and how those things react with each other. This includes food and medicines. You have probably heard of the phrase garbage in, garbage out, it also applies to your body.

Computers don’t work well with broken, corrupt or competing files, neither does your body.


You have a right to know what you are putting into your body and what is does, ask if you don’t know.

There are support groups for people who suffer from depression or other medical conditions. Talking helps, somehow problems or mountains seem smaller when they are heard by a listening ear.

You could be a listening ear for someone by listening non-judgmentally twice as much as you speak.

Telling someone who suffers from depression to snap out of it is useless. They did not ask to be depressed and would prefer not to be depressed. Yelling at them because they are depressed will only push them away.

If you remember, you catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. Apply it every day and your stress level will lower, so will those around you and more things will be accomplished. You will have a healing affect and freedom from depression.

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