Posts Tagged ‘international community’

Historical background: Jews in Europe, Brits, Palestine

July 27, 2014

http://original.antiwar.com/rothbard/2010/03/02/war-guilt-in-the-middle-east/

Ottomans kicked out. Israel-can-do-no-wrong apologists claim that Arabs happily sold their lands to European Jews during the years of British occupation after World War Two.

But there’s more to it, because the Ottoman Turks had a bunch of land titles. They were sold cheap to incoming European Ashkenazi money.

Pressured from opposite sides by Zionists anxious for a Jewish state and by Arabs seeking an independent Palestine, the British finally decided to pull out after World War II and to turn the problem over to the United Nations. As the drive for a Jewish state intensified, the revered Dr. Judah Magnes, president of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and head of the Ihud movement, bitterly denounced “Zionist Totalitarianism,” which, he charged, is trying to bring “the entire Jewish people under its influence by force and violence. I have not yet seen the Zionist terrorists called by their rightful names: Killers – brutalized men and women. … All Jews in America share in the guilt, even those not in accord with the activities of this new pagan leadership, but who sit at ease with folded hands….” Shortly afterward, Dr. Magnes felt it necessary to exile himself from Palestine and emigrate to the United States.

Under unbelievably intense pressure from the United States, the UN – including an enthusiastic U.S. and USSR – reluctantly approved a Palestine partition plan in November 1947, a plan that formed the basis of the British pullout and the Israel declaration of existence on May 15 of the following year. The partition plan granted the Jews, who had a negligible fraction of Palestine’s land, almost half the land area of the country. Zionism had succeeded in carving out a European Jewish state over Arab territory in the Middle East. But this is by no means all. The UN agreement had provided (a) that Jerusalem be internationalized under UN rule, and (b) that there be an economic union between the new Jewish and Arab Palestine states. These were the basic conditions under which the UN approved partition. Both were promptly and brusquely disregarded by Israel – thus launching an escalating series of aggressions against the Arabs of the Middle East.


Despite the propaganda we hear today about Arab attacks, the Irgun and Lehi had already made clear they were in a de-facto war against the Palestinians living within the borders they wanted. The massacre at Deir Yassin made their plans clear, made even more clear by the fact that the town had declared itself neutral and had been one of the friendliest to its Jewish neighbors.

The entire war of 1948 was fought in ARAB majority areas, territory recognized by the UN Partition Plan and by the world as majority-Arab areas. This was not a barren empty desert, Arabs were making their living there. The neighboring Arab states only attacked after it became clear that the Irgun and Lehi and the other paramilitary groups were engaging in their own ethnic cleansing program, and the Palestinians began a massive panicked rush to Arab-controlled areas to save their lives.

So much for the Israel propaganda line that Palestinians migrated “voluntarily”.

The Arab neighbor nations found themselves helplessly out-fought by what was in essence an invasive militia with European military experience.

The prophecies seem to indicate that the “Jews according to the flesh” will eventually come to recognize their Messiah and “mourn as for an only son”, but until they follow their own prophets up to and including their very own Jesus Christ, they are described by Jesus in his pronouncement lamenting the rejection of his people then: ” Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.”.

Isaiah 1:18: Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Biden to Central America: Control Your Borders!

July 12, 2014
The US is acting like the arrogant bully that (somebody) promised would stop. Only now it’s “under the radar”, by which I mean that (somehow) all these things that add up to (something).
I am 110 percent in favor of all the “richer” countries cutting off 100 percent of ALL government-to-government aid to other countries, and that includes government-to-NGO’s. Almost all the international NGOs are the ones that are favored by the political powers; some are not; maybe they’re “tokens”.
“Foreign aid”, like Ron Paul said, “robs the poor in rich countries to give to the rich in the poor countries”. And it makes the politicians in recipient countries beholden to the political powers in “donor” countries instead of to their own citizens. So said the well-known economist from Zambia, Dambisa Moyo.
I told my Honduran wife “Great!” when they told me Orlando was in Brazil instead of meeting with the US VP. The Yanks summoned Central America to control their borders! Let that sink in for a minute! Biden, the Yanks VP, told the Presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador and the Honduras representatives to control their borders!?
There’s *always* something more to stories like this. Official spokespersons are saying it’s coyotes spreading this word in Central America, but they’ve known for *many* years that children get across the border easily.  So what is it the “journalists” are not saying?
Another thing the old traditional news sources are not reporting is that something like 90 percent of these “children” and “minors” are 15 to 17 years of age. The reports on Corporate Media say that that they are fleeing violence in Central America. For some of them, especially those rushing to join parents up north, that may be true. But remember what Castro did with his prison population during the Mariel boat-lift?
No little hatchlings these. And like my wife told me Orlando said, if parents are sending the younger children with coyotes who not only routinely rape and abuse them, they do it as a routine.
The best thing the United States can do first for Honduras is (1) immediately stop “helping” them, especially the government (leave it to people who care about the poor) and (2) immediately cease the drug wars, both here and there.  (3) And after that, stop trying to tell everybody what they have to do. And most important of all (4) Buy! Their! Products!
For (1),  you can’t say you’re helping the poor by demanding governments do it. Governments have to steal the money from lots of people (you and me, but never he!) that otherwise would use it to actually help the poor. Especially the kids. Recent numbers showed that child abuse is *eight times higher* for children in government custody than for kids who live with their parents. Even the usual mouths on Disappearing Dinosaur Networks are trying to tell the anti-immigration protestors that “we” (in the U.S.) have to help these kids because they’re living as many as 100 with one toilet, some are getting raped, etc., etc.
She did NOT mean herself in the “we” because she was talking about the government, not herself. Glenn Beck is taking supplies to the kids. One of the problems is that the USG (US GOvernment) is not allowing anybody to talk to any of the kids, even US Congressmen, and prohibits all recording devices including all cell phones, smart phones or not for the VIPs that are allowed to visit.
I’m glad that “God is not mocked. For whatsoever a man seweth that shall he also reap.” And that it is never too late to do the right thing from this point on
–Alan,
Miami and Tegus

 

Is human rights about a government or UN document or about natural rights?

May 4, 2014

I must state categorically that “Human Rights” is not about any government or quasi-government or so-called “global governance” document that a bunch of frauds put together, even with flowery words they never intended to fulfill. They use it as an arbitrary whipping post on any state, or now individuals, that they see as an impediment to total world power.

The genocides in Rwanda-Burundi and Southern Sudan got zero notice from these oligarchs. The “central government” of Sudan slaughtered two million, that’s 2,000,000 Christians, and the Controlled Media ignored it. Oh, but Darfur, and its “animists” that was different ey?

The genocide of the town Tawergha of 10,000 black folks got no attention from them either.

So they’re all bent out of shape over Syria and the use of chemical weapons against civilians, but not about revealing who really did it? And of course censoring all official mention that USG is supplying arms to al Qaeda? Where are all the ahem “official” “human rights” groups.

Human rights is all about the natural rights of every human being to be free from aggression by others. It is the right to expect to be treated according to the non-aggression principle, which is, no one should induced by another to do something or not do something by force or the threat of force or by fraud.

Maduro caled for peace in Venezuela? Really? Maduro?

April 6, 2014

This is an open letter to Jacob Hornberger of the Future of Freedom Foundation, in reaction to his article of April 5, 2014, at http://www.lewrockwell.com. I am copying it to my blog at http://www.trutherator.wordpress.com.

His article is found here:
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/04/jacob-hornberger/us-out-of-venezuela/

Mr. Hornberger,

I’m an anarcho-capitalist that found out with Ron Paul’s campaign in 2008 that my 40-year-old views had lined up with what are called “libertarian”, and as a former missionary that lived since early 1970s in Latin America or in Hispanic-dominated Miami-Dade Count. My ex-wife is from the Dominican Republic and my wife is from Honduras. I plan on retiring in Honduras. I hope it will not be overwhelmed by a socialist regime such as Maduro’s. What they have today would be better, but I hope to add to the libertarian conversation in Honduras.

I have a personal interest against USG and UN interventions around the world. Foreign aid and drug wars are killing men in great numbers in my wife’s country -and killing their economy. Maybe the new special economic regions, designed artfully with the help of some libertarian economists from the US and from the Mises-associated institute in Guatemala will help them. I hope.

No doubt the CIA is around somewhere doing whatever they do, and let us be honest here: Neither of us knows what they are really doing, except in general terms. I used to think we could presume they consistently support American capitalist interests. After Honduras, Libya, Syria, with the evidence from these episodes of the USG helping socialist dictators and its purported Number One enemy to gain power in these places, I’m not so sure. Honduras I know best; and they did not hide their efforts to support the socialist dictator there.

I am surprised and a bit irritated at the reaction to regimes like Maduros’. Especially since I read it on http://www.lewrockwell.com.

Before I get to why, I totally agree with your concluding paragraph:

Leave Venezuela to the Venezuelans. If private Americans wish to involve themselves in the controversy, that’s fine. But the U.S. government should butt out entirely. What happens in Venezuela is none of the U.S. government’s business. Unfortunately, given the secret nature of the U.S. national-security state, the American people will never know the extent of U.S. involvement in the Venezuelan crisis until the CIA’s files on the matter are opened several decades from now.

Maybe they’ll open the files, maybe not, but I doubt that any files that will be available either now or later will reveal anything on the subject worthwhile, and more likely misleading.

But it is an amazing spectacle to see all the well-deserved condemnation of probable USG involvement, and absolutely nothing about what the Venezuelans might actually want in reality independently of both the American government and their own dictatorship.

I don’t remember any such outrage over Obama’s demands and Hillary Clinton’s interventions in Honduras to try to force them to put the socialist dictator Manuel Zelaya.

The American ambassador to Honduras at the time, Hugo Llorens, made an appearance in a commercial aired by the Zelaya regime, propaganda to get public support for his very unpopular effort for his so-called “referendum” (later relabeled “survey”).

Hillary Clinton made a personal call to Roberto Micheletti to resign, which would of course make it easier to force Honduras to take Zelaya back as the dictator he already was.

This “referendum” horrified Hondurans, because they knew three things for sure. (1) One, the thing would be fraudulent. They know their politicians. (2) Two, Zelaya had already advocated presidential re-election (already defined as “treason” by the Honduras constitution because of earlier attempts at lifetime presidencies. (3) Three, and worst of all, it would open up for more fraudulent “elections” to create an irrevocable socialist dictatorship, Chavez style, in Honduras.

There was one piece that circulated on the Internet at the time, how Zelaya “brought the country together”. Every group of any significance at all in those days demanded first his resignation and then supported his removal and the constitutional successor government of Micheletti. Half the population filled the plazas of the biggest and the smallest cities and villages to say so. The Chambers of Commerce, BOTH major political parties, ALL the Congress (elected by the same people that voted for president), the Catholic Church (Zelaya’s mob had to import a priest), all the Protestant churches, all the unions (except the hopeless teachers’ union, that had them on strike more than in the classroom literally by count of days– for the previous three years), and EVERY ex-pat in a forum where I was member.

What’s the CIA going to do there? What can they do? Why would they waste a dime getting the country to get rid of somebody they did not want?

Oh, yeah, because Soros wants power. But no doubt HIS dirty hands were in the pot FOR Zelaya. Keynote speaker at the regional summit the November previous.

Hondurans got panicked at the prospect of fixed elections creating another Cuba or Venezuela in their country. They vote with their feet by getting to the States at the first opportunity.

Why is it so hard to understand that so many Hondurans, or even Venezuelans, hate the serfdom of socialism, along with the miserable poverty it brings?

Maduro bragged in his op-ed in the New York Times about universal health care? Oh get out! The poor have to bring their own sheets into hospitals and sleep on the floor there! We’re already getting our own taste of that bitter poisonous “medicine” in the States!

That was the attitude of most of the Hondurans. Fortunately for them, apparently many or most of the richest and most powerful interests were inclined their way. BUT not all; one zillionaire and perennial presidential candidate was fingered in newspapers and “on the street” as the one who smuggled Zelaya back in to the Brazilian embassy (Surprise, Brazilia!)

And it is relevant that Maduro is the heir of the Chavista regime that has meddled in its neighbor’s internal political affairs and tried its best to save the imposition by external Force of a dictatorship that had no regard for anything but seizing power.

The phony pro-Zelaya demonstrations had some genuine bodies, but it was mostly marching-for-hire. They poured so much money into the country that the lempira went up a full 10 percent against the dollar for those several months!

Zelaya admitted in a Univision interview that he had won the election by fraud by saying that all elections have fraud.

After 2009, I have followed events in Venezuela.

Please note an unsung development in Latin America. It’s hard to see its long-term effect, but it has been noticed by some statesmen “down south”.

Honduras changed history in Latin America with its reassertion of some constitutional order inside its borders, such as it is. Don’t get a smug face about it; they did better in 2009 than the US has done in recent years. Will Obama in 2016 declare a federal election nationwide to vote for a new constitution? That momentum is building, from both the phony “right wing” and the phony “left wing”.

After the 2009 elections in Honduras, the president of El Salvador of the former “leftist” guerrilla party, declared dead the move to join Venezuela’s petro association. The mayor of Caracas demanded the importation of “cojones” from Honduras. Freedom-minded Latins were inspired all over. Honduran ex-pat communities felt relief unspeakable. Brazilian Congressmen went back to Brazil with the news that the entire Brazilian community living in Honduras were engraged at Zelaya’s refuge in their embassy.

No doubt Paraguay had Honduras in the back of their minds when they impeached and dethroned their own dictator aspirant for his dictatorial acts. Venezuela’s caudillo government whined about another CIA-backed coup.

It’s a political safe bet down south (and apparently among some libertarian circles in the US today too) to blame the CIA and the US for all their troubles.

Maybe the CIA is trying for a coup in Caracas, given the atmosphere in Latin America today. Soros has his fingers everywhere. He would love to have a dictatorship to deal with, to give him good deals, good power, after all…

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

P.S. There are videos of the police shooting at protestors there. There is video on youtube of Chavistas shooting into the million-person march (literally) in cold blood that resulted in twelve people dead. A false flag coup distracted the world’s attention from this slaughter of civilians and a de-facto socialist coup ensued thereupon by outing anti-Chavez military to purge them. These “CIA lackeys” and “coup plotters” got no punishment at all, they were cleared by the *Chavista* Supreme Court of all charges, with military pensions and all honors retained. And it was a “CIA” coup?

Can people be more gullible?

 

Aaron Task writes disinformation spin for the Fed

January 26, 2012

Here’s where his article appears at yahoo:

No, the Fed Does NOT ‘Print Money’: Just Explain It:

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/no-fed-does-not-print-money-just-explain-150433185.html

This is from the “Give Me A Break” Department.

In the third paragraph, the guy couldn’t help but let slip why they are publishing this article now, probably setting the stage for a bit of another illusionist’s deceit it their bag of tricks to save the rigging somebody apparently set up for the election.

All you guys who are in your first class of Economics and Finance They Never Taught You in School, who are asking “what somebody?”, either keep your dial tuned to this station, or, just simply Follow The Money!

Hey! When Ron Paul talks about “printing money“, everybody that supports him ALREADY KNOWS he’s talking about MONEY SUPPLY, not printing presses!

Here’s LOOKING AT YOU, AARON TASK! —AND YOU KNOW THIS!

In fact, Ron Paul took note during a congressional hearing once that the Fed has stopped publishing their estimates of what they call “M3 money supply” which Aaron Task knows is more what Ron Paul is talking about when he says “printing money”, saying they could not estimate the figure anymore with sufficient accuracy. Ron Paul rightly observed that it’s a good guess that their real reason is that Americans would be shocked at the figures.

All the manipulations that Mr. Task listed that the Fed does to control the real money supply, that is what they do.

BUT HERE IS WHAT AARON TASK DELIBERATELY LEFT OUT, because I think he knows a little more than he is explaining, so I will “just explain it”.

The Fed DOES put out dollars in circulation now with electronic entries authorities by the selected persons at the Fed, and Quantitative Easing is exactly what is meant by “printing money”, meaning putting dollars into the money supply (now mostly electronic transfers anyway), which has the same effect as printing press dollar production, only worse and faster.

If buyers around the world were not eating up all this cash by using it to buy Treasury Bonds and other means, the dollar would have crashed a long time ago.

The big money players around the world have lost confidence in the stability of the dollar, and the “full faith and credit of the United States” has lost its polish, and even the guys in charge of the American economy (the administration) and the guys in charge of manipulating our money (the Fed) and the central banks around the world, have said they need to study a transition to another worldwide currency.

But they are already married to the dollar, they have gobs and gobs of dollars, and they want to get their money’s worth, so they are riding out the dollar, this “green paper pig”, a  balloon they know is about to go bust, while they work out how to do it. And whatever deal they cut, we all know that what they have in mind is making Americans pay, the American economy. They may market it here in the USA as a “tax on the rich”, but they know it will be our blood, sweat and tears they will  require.

The only presidential candidate telling the truth to the American people about all this is of course RON PAUL. The detractors are committing big sins of omission, in what they are NOT saying, what they are hiding from you. (Here’s looking at YOU, Aaron Task).

And the truth is, that every increase in the money supply is grand theft larceny from the pockets of the poor and the middle class. That’s inflation, a word that does not do justice to the value it robs from the dollars the poor use to buy food and gasoline and pay rent. This is the kind of deceitful theft that the Bible calls a “false balance”. The “false balance” was what merchants of old used to cheat their customers, like pretending they were selling you a pound of wheat when the stone they used in the balance was actually lighter than a pound and the buyer was getting less that he was told.

Proverbs 11:1 “A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.” (Proverbs 11:1).

John 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

 

Establishment economists do what they’re paid to do, denounce gold standard

January 21, 2012

“rawstory” delivered up a story from AFP about a “panel” of 40 economists, “bipartisan” they said and repeated (oh yeah?), that denounced the idea of returning to a gold standard. They used the word “bipartisan” while they also mentioned that the other candidates are feebly echoing Ron Paul‘s support for a gold standard:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/18/economists-pan-idea-of-new-us-gold-standard/

AFP was pathetically backwards wrong on the Honduras situation in 2009, so I’m not surprised they repeat this globalist neo-conservative disdain for using money of genuine intrinsic independent value.

And “bipartisan” my rear end! as the expression says it. How stupid do you guys think we are? Go back to your Money 101 class, even Keynes bow to “full faith and credit of” clause, it’s a Keynesian trade secret.

What people need is a medium that is immune to the political whims of bankers like the ones that own the Federal Reserve, like gold. They can’t manipulate its worth, which these Master Manipulators think is a bad thing.

When the Fed increases the money supply, it’s the big banks that get the big dollars first, and that means they and their best and biggest clients the biggest corporations can use it to multiply their own record profits. Now with more money floating around prices go up because they chase after the same production of goods and services, ==> and that is the ROBBERY BY STEALTH that is fiat currency.

These are “experts” blessed by the political rulers to give their religious blessing. It’s an “opiate for the masses” so the blind can lead the blind into the ditch.

Ron Paul is right. Golden Rule Government is the best for all of us, the poor most of all.

 

Glenn Beck is losing credibility, Ron Paul knows his subject

January 20, 2012
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This does not pass the smell test:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/01/glenn-beck-ron-paul-backers-threatened-my-life/

This sounds like the media playbook that pretended it was a Ron Paul supporter that said “Let him die!” when a moderator asked him about somebody without insurance that died of cancer.

I told my brother I thought it was most likely somebody who did not like Ron Paul yelling that.

And that was the Ron Paul who treated such cases in his private practice free of charge when they could not pay, and worked for a while at a Catholic hospital that treated for free many patients who could not pay.

Nowadays, the people who were generally treated for free before, now get Medicare and Medicaid, so the demagogues can now say there’s all these people who depend on it. Blah blah. How much wealth would be freed up if you eliminated the zillion-dollar federal “health care” bureaucracy?

Now Glenn Beck wants to discredit Ron Paul by saying this crap? And why is HE the ONLY one supposedly getting all these “death threats”?

I’ll bet you, there are so many trillions of corrupt dollars at stake for some interests it would surprise me greatly if it is Ron Paul who was not getting death threats!

So big deal, Glenn Beck! And go have your logic examined for reality!

The thing you say is crazy about Ron Paul’s perspective on the Middle East is the same thing the CIA experts on the subject are saying, that American meddling has a blowback principle.

What, you think American bases on Saudi Arabian soil doesn’t irk some Saudis and Arabs? How about an Arab whose grandfather or cousin  was killed in Deir Yassin? You don’t think American support for Israel would not bother Arabs?

We Americans complain about United Nations authorities telling us what to do here.

And why not try the same thing that worked for so long in American foreign policy, the Founding Fathers version, be friends with all with entangling alliances with none. How about that? Speak softly but carry a big national defense stick?

Like the respected international security analysis company Stratfor said when we went into Afghanistan, they predicted this too. They said if the USA goes in and overthrows the Taliban and chases al Qaeda into the nooks and crannies and then gets out and leaves it to the Afghans, they would be able to declare a victory and destroy their credibility, as in “Don’t tread on me”, and don’t mess with this tiger.

But instead, they made al Qaeda into this big evil monster that was going to overthrow the United States of America and take us over if we didn’t invade Afghanistan and Iraq and suspend the Fourth and Fifth Amendments with the Patriot Act and put out yellow and red threat alerts and check our genitals at the airports.

Give me a break! It would be a comedian’s laugh line if it weren’t such a real threat to us!

Our biggest threat right now to our freedoms is our own federal government and a looming unconstitutional police state that has full arbitrary confiscatory powers over all our production, it’s not those Arabs, jihad or no!

Rather than paying to have troops in 150 countries around the world in 900 bases with money we do not have, better to have them spend their money here and strengthen national defense here at home, protect our own borders instead of Afghanistan’s, use the savings from cutting out useless and burdensome federal bureaucracies to pay for the nuclear submarines (which Ron Paul strongly supports).

And that way they will have to take notice: You attack us here, or you attack our ships carrying freight or passengers, we will not hesitate to defend ourselves…

And hey Glenn Beck! Since when does a Mormon oppose the Golden Rule?

December 30, 2011

Here is my answer to one or another hysterical anti-Ron Paul rant:

Ron Paul is the anti-racist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pTgp3vF-eM

What other candidate promises to stop the federally pushed total institutional racist war on drugs, which puts up to 5X more blacks into prison per arrest rate that whites? And who is the one blasting the racist drug laws that by law and by judicial decision make much more brutal sentences.

This is all a distraction from the real issues that are attracting people of all kinds and backgrounds to Ron Paul’s cause. Anti-gay? I’ve met enthusiastic gays at Ron Paul rallies. Blacks? I’ve won blacks over the cause who asked for extra issues cards to give to their own friends. As soon as awareness of what Ron Paul stands for reaches critical mass among blacks, it’s all over for Obama.

Freedom brings all kinds of people together to support Ron Paul’s message and platform: blacks, whites, Latinos, rednecks, anarchists, former mainstream Democrats, former mainstream Republicans, gays, straights, atheists, Bible-thumping preachers, liberal theologians and conservative theologians, more soldiers than the other candidates, women, men, feminists, strippers and prudes, gun owners, business owners, technologists, software engineers and lawyers, corporate executives and blue collar workers, almost anything you can think of except for crony capitalist supporters and socialists who want more government power!

He is against the institutional racism of the drug laws and the drug wars.

He is the one we can count on to stop the mad rush to use the American military to enforce goodness on the world.

He is the one admitting the failure of American interventionist policy around the world.

His policies would return the nation to a truly strong national self-defense. The United States is sgoing broke and its military is about to crash and burn against the wall of economic catastrophe brought about by fiat currency with no independent value. Bringing the soldiers home to bases, and there is plenty of room for them on US soil, would mean spending that money at home and soldiers to protect our borders. Releasing the oil that has been banned by fiat would release the country from sovereignty-killing dependence on foreign imports.

Besides which, this is no pansy for abuse by those who would interfere with trade by Americans. Citizens could feel safer abroad. He excoriated Congress and the President for their neglect of the constitutional use of letters of marque and reprisal, rewards for those who kill or capture anyone who after Congressional debate is determined to be a real threat to American interests.

I think Somali pirates would take note. A letter of marque and reprisal for someone who was attacking US merchant ships for ransom might have to face an army of his own kind of pirates seeking the reward money. You think that’s ugly, you should see the army of the kind of people our most respected district attorneys use for informants.

So President Paul that got his wish list, at least at the federal level, would mean the end of institutionally racist drug laws, savings from the end of ineffective drug wars, a MUCH stronger national defense, a MUCH stronger currency, a MUCH stronger economy, MANY more resources for the multitude of charities helping the poor from the spillover of a much richer nation, and a population much less afraid of government abuse.

 

Are Evangelical Christians Warmongers?

December 19, 2011

That’s the title of an article by Chuck Baldwin:

Chuck Baldwin — Are Evangelical Christians Warmongers?
http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin666.htm

And, no, the ‘666’ in the URL is not a satanic reference.

I’ve been an evangelical Christian since I was a child. I’ve been in the Gospel ministry all of my adult life. I attended two evangelical Christian colleges, received honorary degrees from two others, and taught and preached in several others. I’ve attended many of the largest evangelical pastors’ gatherings and have been privileged to speak at Christian gatherings–large and small–all over America. I have been part of the inner workings of evangelical ministry for nearly 40 years. I think I learned a thing or two about evangelical/fundamentalist Christianity in America. And I’m here to tell you: I don’t like what I see happening these days!

Let’s get this straight right out of the gate: nothing touched by man can be perfect, because none of us is perfect. There is no perfect church, perfect school, perfect mission board, perfect Sunday School class, perfect pastor, perfect deacon, or perfect Christian. Until the afterlife, we are all yet encased in Adamic flesh, complete with human weaknesses and imperfections. And only the Pharisaical among us are too proud to admit it.

That said, I do think it is more than fair to say that, historically, Christians have always attempted to be–and have always publicly taught the importance of being–peacemakers. Historically, Christians have preached–and tried to practice–love and brotherhood. The early church was born in a baptism of love and unity. Oh sure, there were always individual misunderstandings and differences, but, on the whole, the church was a loving, caring, compassionate ecclesia.

Mind you, Christians historically were not afraid or ashamed to defend themselves, their families, and their country. The Lord Jesus, Himself (the Prince of Peace), allowed His disciples to carry personal defense weapons (see Luke 22:36,38). Yes, while some Christian sects were conscientious pacifists, these were the exception, not the rule. The vast majority of Christian believers understood the Biblical, Natural Law principle of self-defense. But believing in the right of lawful, God-ordained self-defense was never to be confused with warmongering.

So, what has happened to turn the most peace-loving institution the world has ever known (the New Testament church) into the biggest cheerleaders for war? I’m talking about un-provoked, illegal, unconstitutional, unbiblical–even secret–wars of aggression. The biggest cheerleaders for the unprovoked, unconstitutional, pre-emptive attack and invasion of Iraq were evangelical Christians. Ditto for the war in Afghanistan, the bombing of Libya, the attacks in Yemen, etc. Who is calling for the bombing of Iran? Evangelical Christians. Who cheers for sending more and more troops all over the world to maim and kill more and more people (including innocents)? Evangelical Christians. Shoot (pun intended)! Most evangelical Christians didn’t even bat an eye when the federal government sent military and police personnel to murder American citizens, including old men, women, and children–Christian old men, women, and children, no less–outside Waco, Texas.

Christians can show repentance before the Lord and before the nations by supporting Ron Paul’s message of what I call Golden Rule Government, which is the real-life application to power of the message of Christ’s worldwide Revolution of Love.

Ron Paul: First they ignored him, then they laughed at him, and they are not laughing anymore

December 18, 2011

Young India (23 September 1924) Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, vol.29 …..

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win!

Ron Paul:

First they ignored him.

He came up first in half a dozen straw polls, second in the first statewide Iowa poll, and they still pretended he didn’t exist. They kept him away from interviews, avoided mentioning him, the media pretending for the audience that he was nothing to be concerned about.

Then, they laughed at him.

But he kept going. Then between 2008 and 2012, suddenly the economy started acting just like Ron Paul had predicted to everybody. Gingrich is caught during the 2012 campaign interview cycle saying that no one could have predicted the severity of the housing bust or the financial collapse, but someone put that clip on YouTube right next to the clip where another network character interviewing Ron Paul is acknowledging that Ron Paul predicted it completely.

So as the 2012 campaigns got up into gear, they now started laughing at him. He is such a perfect gentleman, even with politicians on the polar opposite end of any of his positions, so they couldn’t catch him in personal insult exchanges. Although he is much aware of the total damage to the country done by the private banking cartel currency monopoly of the “Federal Reserve Bank”, he never used the word “traitor” to describe its chairman like Perry did. He has not lied or engaged in exaggerated hyperbole, so they can’t get a sound bite where he was actually wrong on facts.

So they still called him unelectable, and in between nervous laughter, said his ideas were nutty, like the CNN anchor who told the reporter, “heh heh, Hold the Ron Paul stuff”, while they kept the lie going about the “three front-runners” for the #1, #3, and #4 winners in the Iowa Straw Poll, skipping the obvious “surprise” of Ron Paul, #2. Nervous laughter indeed.

Okay, so with the polls as they were, they were flummoxed because RP was in the top-tier, so now they had to fill the podium with way too many presidential contenders in the debates among the candidates.

So cue more laughter, call him an isolationist, and then start merging into the next phase, and get angry about rogue states like Iran that are a clear and present danger to the United States. Yes, that’s right, you are hearing that right, ladies and gentlemen, we cannot let Iran get ahold of one nuclear bomb because then it will be too late and what will we do? We only have about a zillion nuke warheads we could rain down on them after all.

And shush, don’t tell anybody we could just let Israel loose off the leash and cut off all the aid to the region, where we give twice as much aid to Israel’s enemies as we do to Israel. God knows with half the Republican candidates calling for a war on Iran, we don’t know why they would want to arm themselves with nukes. How dare somebody suggest they might simply want to defend themselves?

O’Reilly does an Internet poll, and Ron Paul and Herman Cain place first and second (he didn’t say which) so of course he disqualifies them because they cheated. How does he know they cheated? Because they won 1st and 2nd place of course. Then he names the winners: the other guys. So now O’Reilly officially joins the informal Propaganda Cartel.

But his numbers kept going up. He wins the CPAC poll, and all of a sudden the usual media oligarch-picked “experts” (ha ha) say it doesn’t matter.

Then he won the California Young Republicans straw poll, but they skipped over covering that.

Then he won the 2011 Values Voters poll, in a conservative gathering, showing that conservatives are hearing the message. So Oligarch Media sent out a memo to their talking heads: it doesn’t count, because Ron Paul voters cheat. By actually voting. Not fair.

Now, they’re fighting him.

So his numbers kept going up. He wins the CPAC poll, and all of a sudden the usual media oligarch-picked “experts” (ha ha) say it doesn’t matter. Then he wins the California Young Republicans straw poll, and they skip over covering that. Then he wins the Values

So now they’re starting to fight.

For example, I heard Rush Limbaugh tell a whopper of a lie to try to stop him, saying he has no chance to beat Obama. Rush knows he has no basis at all to say this, because every poll and every indication is that he is the one with the BEST chance of beating Obama, and wins over more independents and self-identified Democrat Party respondents than any of the other Republican candidates.

So now when they call him isolationist, instead of snickering, they’re growling like bit dogs. It’s the hit dog that howls.

By now they ALL know he is NOT isolationist, in fact, Ron Paul believes in engaging with more countries than they do.

And they know he is a non-interventionist and is not isolationist, and explains that his position on foreign affairs is like Thomas Jefferson’s, and worked pretty good for about 150 years or so for us:

Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations — entangling alliances with none.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

Mark Levin went ballistic on one Ron Paul caller, shouted him down and wouldn’t let him talk, yelling the same old tired mantras about Nine-eleven, and terrorists and national defense. And of course telling his call screener, on the air even, to nix all the Ron Paul callers.

But see, Ron Paul is not pandering to the oligarch’s media scripting. We are supposed to all be good team players, and just line up on the Robin Hood side (“tax the rich”) or the Neo-Con side (no cuts to defense, join the “Occupy the World” movement).

A growing number of we the people are tired of going along with the Big Media idea of what we’re supposed to do.

He doesn’t pander to audience popularity or saying something to get elected either.

Like the Limbaugh said, Ron Paul does not just say what people like to hear, he just tells it like it is, tells it as he sees it –no teleprompter necessary, by the way– even when his audience doesn’t like it. And he obviously knows his subject every time he says something.

The more people are able to hear from Ron Paul himself, and hear what his ideas really are, the more supporters he gathers. And the ones who understand his ideas never go back, because his candidacy is riding completely on his ideas. In other words, it’s not just a matter of getting rid of Obama now, it’s not just voting against the other guy, here is somebody with ideas you can actually positively support who obviously knows what’s going on in the economy, the lone voice of warning that told us what would happen, and for thirty years never wavered from consistent positions and never compromised his vote. Finally. Maybe they’ll do a movie somebody, “Incorruptible”. My Dad told me never to say never, but thirty years is a pretty long time for a politician.

No demagoguery. No shilling for corporate cronyism. He doesn’t cover up for the Fed, just blows off their cover. No isolationist.

With grassroots supporters doing unpaid enthusiastic groundwork for him, and explaining directly to voters, ever more people support him. As it becomes OBVIOUS that they cannot stop the message of radical freedom, more people gather round.

Now, he is much more than just “electable”. Representing his ideas that Americans have always loved, he is much more than the one who can do best against Obama. For the first time, people of all kinds and from all professions and lifestyles are joining in realizing that here is a candidate they can support.

Because for a change, he is not just “the least bad”.

He is not just somebody who is “better than the other guy”.

Finally, here is somebody who you can enthusiastically support. Somebody that the crony capitalists are actually afraid of, the ones who laugh in private meetings about left-leaning candidates who say they are going to stick it to them. Both crony capitalists and phony Robin Hoods.

Even Rush Limbaugh is even nervous. That’s the guy who said he was even almost relieved that Obama was elected because he didn’t “have to carry the Republicans’ water anymore”.

Rush lied, I’m sure of it, when I heard him say that Ron Paul is the only one who cannot beat Obama. Because if he’s been paying attention to anything on the subject, if he’s been keeping himself updated on it, if he knows anything at all about what he’s talking about, he knows that Ron Paul is the one with the BEST numbers, the BEST indications, in a matchup against Obama.

In fact, he’s probably the ONLY one, because the Republicans are acting like they believe this stuff oozing out of rotting media about them all having a poor chance against Obama. They aren’t even using their best openings. Americans STILL HATE socialized medicine. They STILL HATE the raid on the Treasury.

Except the thing that raises Americans’ hackles the most, is the giveaway of trillions of dollars given away to prop up European banks, both private banks and the private cartels they call “central banks”. Trillions for corporations, for Wall Street.

The other Republican candidates are getting millions for their campaigns from big banks. But Ron Paul has forced them to TALK about the Fed and housing bubbles and Fannie Mae (keep sweating Gingrich) and socialized medicine’s attack on health (keep sweating, Romney)!

The message is clear.

Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate we can trust to avoid these endless wars.

He is the ONLY candidate to REFUSE to go to war without a constitutional declaration.

He is the ONLY candidate we can trust to immediately strengthen national defense, by bringing home the troops from the 130 countries where they are scattered around the world, and put them on our soil where they can actually defend against any threat, and concentrate on strengthening them instead of this thinning them out. Oh yeah, borders? Yeah, on the borders.

And he won’t sell guns to violent criminal gangs like the guys in Obama’s ATF that were promoted after they were exposed. Now that’s bold-faced. In my opinion, the only reason they were promoted would be because they were following boss’s orders. It’s a one way to keep whistleblowers quiet, I suppose.

And he will do all possible to stop the endless printing of money, now done by just entering numbers in computer screens.

End crony capitalism.

End the Fed. Restore real money.

That will restore the economy quicker than anything. Sure, government is limited if it can’t print money, how’s that working out for ya?

Against abortion? He proposed a CONSTITUTIONAL method to in effect “repeal” Roe v Wade without needing a constitutional amendment, and he was appalled (me too) at the way the Right-to-Life organizations ignored it, and did not push it. Instead they got the Christian audience all giddy about Bush saying he was kind of in favor of a constitutional amendment. Give it a break!

But lots of abortion supporters are in favor of him. Remember too that opposition to abortion has penetrated among atheists too.

And gays support him in great numbers too, although is openly a Bible-believing Christian. The reason is, he is for the same freedom as Christ is. Remember the “adulterous woman”? Jesus told her “Neither do I condemn thee. Go and sin no more”.

Most preachers miss the big point there. It’s “Neither do I condemn thee”. He did not join the rock-throwers. We are all sinners. Ron Paul should mention that story of the adulterous woman. We need to stop throwing stones, start telling sinners Jesus loves them, he does not condemn them, we will not send out big guns and laws against them, so that way they might actually listen when we admit we’ve sinned too, we drop the stones and say “Go and sin no more”.

A good number of the links below show that now they are getting scared that Ron Paul might actually win the nomination AND THE PRESIDENCY, so the conservative talk show hosts are unleashing both barrels with the only thing they THINK they can get him on with voters that want to stop runaway rogue government, what they call “national defense”.

Now on national defense, keep in mind that the guys that are on the battlefield, who actually put their own lives on the line for “national defense”, our men in uniform, the ones who know our international enemies better than anybody, they have said with the loud voice of their own money and their own numbers that Ron Paul is their man. He beats out all the other candidates including Obama in numbers and total amount of donations from active military.

Instead of spreading them out so thin all around the world in 130 countries, he would bring them home. Why should we spend money on bases where they are not needed and no longer needed, especially Europe and the Middle East.

They would be HERE and ON OUR BORDERS protecting national defense, instead of scattered, and the budget for those bases would be spent HERE where we NEED it instead of “over there”. Michael Savage’s rants about “borders language and culture” would even be buttressed. Protecting the border, especially on our southern border now with a major cartel war going on just south of it, is the best national defense possible.

That, and the fact that an economy that is about to collapse in the most dramatic fashion cannot continue to sustain this military infrastructure around the world. We can’t afford it. A weak economy cannot support submarine building, space defense.


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