The opinions in this very controversial essay below are exclusively my own. They are bound to upset individuals on both sides of the “gay rights” issue. I make no apologies. I lived in America’s gay culture for more than 30 years, and I know whereof I speak from personal experience. ‘Live and let live’ is one thing. I believe in that. But forcing an entire nation to accept gay marriage as a ‘norm’ is a dangerous path strewn with legal minefields and under-estimated implications which this country will be experiencing for many decades to come.
I found several very interesting news videos online this morning, which have compiled many disturbing trends taking place in our nation. These clips cover a range of topics. It does appear, arguably, that we are close to the convergence of some sort a perfect storm of escalating police brutality, diminishing US citizen civil right and freedom of speech, while tens of thousands of illegal immigrants stream across our borders and GLBT citizens are allowed to present the topic of ‘mature sexual identity’ to very young school children who are YEARS away from being old enough to understand such adult topics regarding human sexuality. Our nation’s children, in general, are being so overly sexualized at a young age that parents are now presented with the dilemma of how to keep their 13 year old girls from getting pregnant – something that would have been unheard of 20-30 years ago.
As long time readers know, I am gay myself and I am also a Christian. But I don’t believe that the “gay rights” of a small 10 to 18% segment of the American population are more important than what is best socially and spiritually for the majority of the American population and their families. That outrageous personal opinion clearly puts me in the “traitor” category among other gay people, while the mere fact that I was born biologically predisposed to be a gay woman makes me the “instant enemy” of many other Christians, who believe that being gay is a “lifestyle choice.” Trust me, it is not.
But, when the special social needs of a small minority are placed over the clear preferences of the majority of the American population, it is a formula for eventual social disaster, in my opinion.
When the only real accomplishment that’s been made by a sitting US president during an 8 year tenure has been the advancement of the legalization of gay marriage in nearly half of the 50 states, one does truly have to wonder what the real agenda MUST be. Gay couples cannot reproduce, they can only adopt or conceive via artificial insemination. Their kids face daunting and marginalized lives as the school children of same sex parents, growing up. Nearly 80% of gay couples do not last for more than 3-5 years, and only rarely do they stay together longer than 10 years. This fact is not in debate by mature and candid gay men and women who have lived in the gay community for more than 20 years. I am well aware that the American divorce rate is now at about 50% as well.
I do not believe that “changing attitudes” can be forced onto the population of a nation by the social engineering of “pro-gay” TV shows and arm wrenching legislation. A social reaction and “blowback” by greater American society is certain to emerge over time as the result of having a clear “gay agenda” forced down their throats by the legal system and American Big Media.
The gay issue along with the collapse of our southern border security are just two of many topics which are covered in the video clips below. I have become so alarmed by the rising tide of police brutality in America during the last ten years that I worry our law enforcement officers are being trained to consider the American populace as the enemy, rather than those who should be guarded and protected.
The sinister nature of what is unfolding in this country is quite clear to me. On our southern border the social and legal needs of another minority – one that was never born in the United States, is being placed over and above the clearly stated will of the American people. Illegal immigrants who walk into our country across the southern border now have more rights and cash benefits coming their way than returning US war veterans.
Christian youths are disallowed from making references to their faith in college commencement speeches, a faith that no doubt carried them through four years of murky hard partying and decadent indulgences now being experienced by millions of American college students on campus, who graduate as hardened alcoholics first, and as newly employable young people with skill sets ready to work – second, if at all. Many college graduates are still functionally illiterate for all practical purposes. They can’t spell or compose a concise paragraph that makes any sense. Ask any corporate HR director. They will tell you.
We have all watched helplessly this summer as eleven terrible war years years of blood, sweat, lives, tears and billions of American dollars spent trying to re-civilize and settle Iraq and Afghanistan have gone down the toilet in less than 9 months, as ISIS terrorists speedily overran most major cities in Iraq and now encircle a practically helpless Baghdad. How could an American military calamity on this scale have been allowed to take place? It leaves me nearly speechless. The cost to the American people of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is close to a trillion dollars, more than 1,000 billion dollars – that’s more than 10,000 million dollars. These are numbers which stagger the mind.
Recently fleets of huge 18 wheelers were spotted hauling a peculiar cargo over land on US highways - brand new UN white vehicles sitting atop these trucks were videotaped traveling north on 1-85 in Georgia in June 2014, just a month ago. As to what that could possibly mean, I have no idea. I am more worried about the future of this country than I ever have been. As always, I watch and I pray. The beginning of a time of great and terrible trouble for this country is upon us, and I am encouraging my readers not to lose faith in God as we see our precious nation being nearly socially shredded from the inside out.
Today I have no answers, only more and more questions about the actual leadership of our nation. With no guiding light shining from within the souls of our nation’s leaders, the landscape of the heart of the nation itself seems to be darkening. Hopefully the presidential elections of 2016 might bring much needed options for the American people and a chance to begin to restore what has been lost – if we can hold out that long.
CK Hunter on July 15th 2014
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Today’s Breaking News in the Mideast:
With a bloody and devastating three year old civil war still raging in Syria, as Iraq is now being carved into ever smaller disjointed pieces by ISIS terrorists, with Israel and HAMAS in Palestine now exchanging more rocket fire every three or four weeks, and with the ongoing unrest in Egypt seizing headlines daily, the possibility of a larger military flashpoint igniting in the Mideast seems to draw ever closer.
This page will document unfolding events in Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The level of serious unrest and instability unfolding in the Mideast is worsening with every passing week. I grew up reading stories about terror and suicide attacks in Israel, most of which during the 1970s and 80s were launched by the PLO or Palestinian Liberation Army, led by Yasser Arafat. Today HAMAS continues the attacks on Israel that Yasser Arafat was so well known for decades ago.
US foreign policy in the Mideast has been less effective during the Obama presidency than at any time in recent memory. If the Mideast finally fully ignites, the whole world will eventually be pulled into it’s deadly spinning vortex of war, and that is why so many eyes are always on the region. Bookmark this page and stop by to browse updates as they are posted.
Commensurate with the rising tide of hatred and violence in the Mideast is the rising threat of renewed terror attacks on US soil. When ISIS leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi was released from prison by US military forces in Iraq in 2009, he turned to his former jailor and said:
“I’ll see you in New York.”
I would like to introduce the following quote from Barack Obama as an example of one of the TOP TEN most misguided foreign policy statements ever made by a sitting US president:
For those who are just awakening to the magnitude of the present threat to our nation [ Why were you ever asleep? ] I’d like to present the following document, which I consider to be MUST READING for every American who loves our country and wants to see it protected intact from radical Islamic rot within.
This May 1991 memo was written by Mohamed Akram, a.k.a. Mohamed Adlouni, for the Shura Council of the Muslim Brotherhood. In the introductory letter, Akram referenced a “long-term plan…approved and adopted” by the Shura Council in 1987 and proposed this memo as a supplement to that plan and requested that the memo be added to the agenda for an upcoming Council meeting. Appended to the document is a list of all Muslim Brotherhood organizations in North America as of 1991.
Any “war watch” which examines the Mideast must also be on constant watch for rising incidents of radical Islamic incursions into the heart of American civic life and society. I strongly suggest that all my readers spend some time and subscribe to the news blog http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com to get up to speed on what is already taking place in America that might shock and surprise you. You will also find the RSS news feed for Creeping Sharia news blog on the front page right columns of this blog.
You won’t see these reports on regular evening newscasts as there is an ongoing explicit NEWS BLACKOUT against any MSM media outlet reporting incidents indicative of the advancement of radical Islamic thought and Sharia Law in the US on evening newscasts. Anyone who would like to explain to me exactly WHY this is the case, please hit the comment field below this page, and enlighten me. It’s infuriating and un-American to hide these news stories from the American people, but that is exactly what is taking place.
Hawaii based pastor JD Farag gives a superb sermon detailing how present catastrophic events in Iraq may fulfill Bible prophecy and lay open the possibility of the invasion of Jerusalem by ISIS: MUST SEE, MUST SHARE video.
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I wanted to know what Scripture has stated about the recent annexation of Crimea by Russia, and I located an article which lays out the larger picture in broad simple and sweeping terms. I have cited the entire essay below.
American leaders have been foolishly lulled into complacency by their assumption that the old cold war days are over, when in fact, Russia has been making covert, strategic moves in earnest to rebuild their military to a point of superiority over Western forces, while two Mideast wars have dragged our own military into disrepair and philosophical disillusionment.
Our far-left leaning president, Barack Obama, has further eroded our credibility among world leaders during his tenure in office. Putin made his move at a moment when he well knew that most likely, western military forces would not put boots on the ground to oppose him. Whether that changes in the next few years, we will see. At the date of this post, there are now 20,000 Russian troops on the ground, massed along the eastern and southern border of the Ukraine. Should Putin choose to begin to march them into eastern Ukraine, truthfully, there would be scant opposition on the ground capable of thwarting a forward push.
Vladimir Putin has made a sudden and bold opportunistic move in western Russia which puts his military just a little bit closer to being capable of a southern invasion of Israel, which is exactly what Ezekiel 38 and 39 states will eventually take place.
Here’s the article. Please feel free to share it on your own social networks.
By Don Koenig
The scriptures indicate that a northern army will invade Israel in the last days. Bible scholars have traced the tribes and have determined that this northern army is led by tribes that have settled in Russia. This prophecy has never been fulfilled so it will be fulfilled in the future.
The details of this invasion from the north are given in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39. The allies that come with this northern invader are named by nation (tribe). Today most of these nations are Islamic and are enemies of Israel. Ezekiel even lists the countries that will question the reason for this invasion. These nations seem to be nations that come out of the old British Empire and oil rich nations aligned with the West. Ezekiel mentions these nations as Tarshish, all her young lions (English speaking nations), Sheba and Dedan (Saudi Arabia Kuwait). The alignment of nations predicted in Ezekiel is the alignment that we see in that region today. God said He will destroy this northern army that comes against Israel and by doing so He will magnify Himself and become known to many nations.
It says in Ezekiel that at the time of this invasion God will send fire on Magog (Russia) and those that dwell securely in the isles (or coast lands), and from that day they shall know that the God of Israel exists.
Russia has emerged out of the depression it was in for many years after the fall of the Soviet Union. New growth in the economy due to Russia’s rich natural resources will soon bring Russia back to superpower status again. Nationalism, lawlessness and anti-Semitism are rising today in Russia. Most of the former Soviet bloc leaders of the old Soviet Union have come back into power. Over fifty percent of the positions of power in Russia including Putin are former KGB officers.
They lament the fall of the old Soviet Union and they wish to form a new union of nations led by Russia. Putin recently announced that there will be a new Eurasian union and it is expect to be in place by 2014.
There is no longer freedom of speech in Russia. TV and other media are once again government controlled and enemies often end up dead. The new steps taken by Putin to regain centralized control is leading to a dictatorship.
Russia continues to modernize its nuclear weapons and to prepare underground facilities in case of war. Russia has successfully developed a new long range missile that can change directions after launch. These missiles can successfully penetrate the antimissile system shield that is being developed by the United States.
Russia also has strategic ties to regional Islamic countries. Russia is actively aiding Iran in building nuclear power plants that will giver Iran nuclear material for nuclear weapons. The Arab/Islamic countries have one common enemy and at some point they will try to rid themselves of the Israeli presence with Russia as their protector.
The prophecies in Ezekiel 38 and 39 indicate that God will put a hook in the jaw of Russia and bring her down against the land of Israel in the latter years.
The hook could very well be the defense pacts and economic agreements that Russia has established with Syria, Iran and other Islamic nations. In the battle described in Ezekiel, Russia will be the leader of a regional coalition against Israel.
The United States had been dismantling its nuclear capability as if Russia were no longer a world threat but Russia’s nuclear submarine and missile capability has been modernized and is quite capable of destroying the United States or any adversary. Scripture says that this army from the north will be splendidly attired. This could mean that they will be equipped with every conceivable weapon. Russia still has a large population of educated scientists that could develop formidable military weapons very quickly if that becomes their paramount concern and national focus.
Some think the United States and Russia are no longer a threat to each other, yet Russia almost always takes a position that is contrary to the national security interests of the United States.
Russia exports nuclear technology and advanced weapons of war that they know will be used against the United States, Israel, and the West.
Russia has a world agenda that willfully arms Islamic fascism and rogue dictators to carry out warfare against the West. The major world powers enabling Islamic fascism and other nations confessing hatred toward the United States are Russia and China. Although Russia and Western leaders announced the end of the cold war after the fall of the Soviet Union the recent actions and rhetoric of Russia indicate that the cold war continues.
Russia is following in the footsteps of Germany before the second World War. National pride and the memory of the empire they once had is now compelling them to rebuild a strong military under an authoritative leader. Putin stepped aside as President for a few years and took the number two position but at the next election he will almost certainly become president of Russia until the time of the Ezekiel war. Putin is gaining more power all the time and he has specifically stated that his primary goal is to bring Russia to world superpower status again.
If we assume that it will take Russia about 10 to 15 years to accomplish the reestablishment of a first class military, it probably is no coincidence that the same amount of time is needed for the Arab/Islamic block to become a real nuclear military threat to Israel.
They will indeed join forces in this battle when Russia invades Israel as Ezekiel prophesied over twenty-five hundred years ago. All indications are that the battle against Israel that is described in Ezekiel 38 and 39, and the supernatural defeat of these forces by God will take place in this generation.
For the latest scholarly research on the prophecy in Ezekiel 39 and 39 read the following free e-book.
New Research on Ezekiel’s Vision of the End, by Jon Mark Ruthven, PhD (a free 9mb PDF e-book can be downloaded. (The book can also be ordered from Amazon).
To read more Christian prophecy articles by Don Koenig, visit http://www.thepropheticyears.com/
To follow developments in our own military visit http://feeds2.feedburner.com/defensenews
Of course it does not surprise me that Congressional leaders had long time house stenographer Diane Reidy removed from chambers and sent to have her head examined. We live in an age where spirit led prophesies are called “rants” and bearing witness to the inner call of the Holy Spirit makes one “delusional.” I do believe that Ms. Reidy was trying to say something of urgent importance to Congress, but she was removed before she could finish her comments. I consider what she said to be completely sane and sound. It’s Congress whom I think needs it’s collective head examined:
Diane Reidy, Congress, prophesy, Spirit Let comments Reidy
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“…. Hopefully what will occur is that cooler heads will prevail…. and this will de-escalate.” – US Senator Bob Corker
The ongoing game of “military bluff” between US and North Korea military leaders is getting deadlier by the day, and neither side seems to be backing down.
We all know what the deadly game of “chicken” is all about, when two speeding vehicles are facing head on, trained upon one another on a collision course, traveling at break neck speed, and the first vehicles to veer away from the imminent head on collision is the “chicken”.
It would appear that’s where we are here. I’m not comfortable with it, and I wasn’t thrilled to learn that the head of our own military command is not actually sure “how our actions [ US Stealth bomber SE Asia fly-over 3.28.2013 ] are being interpreted in North Korea” by Jong Eun. Isn’t that like tossing a weapon into the air then wondering right before you catch it “…wow, I hope this thing’s not loaded ….”
Can our nation afford the luxury of not knowing how this week’s stealth bomber fly-over of North Korean targets would be interpreted by an unhinged, untried, untested young lunatic head-of-state in North Korea? Judging from recent propaganda videos which are emerging from North Korea, the North Korean people are already being whipped up into a frenzy to go to all out war with South Korea and the US. This has to be a nerve wracking time to be living in South Korea. The video below appears to portray an invasion of South Korea by the North, among other things.
Voiding the armistice theoretically paves the way for a resumption of hostilities, as the two Koreas never signed a formal peace treaty and remain technically at war.
“The North is giving the impression it wants to put things back to where they were 60 years ago,” said Yang Moo-Jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul.
Experts point out that North Korea has declared the ceasefire dead or obsolete nearly a dozen times in the past 20 years.”
It’s way past time to de-escalate this ongoing war game and ratchet down the growing tensions. Let’s please NOT let this ongoing military PR show get to the point where Jong Eun actually believes that a pre-emptive strike on US soil is a thinkable, doable action that his nation can survive.
Is there anyone anywhere out there in foreign policy [ WHERE is John Kerry right now? ] land who can remind Jong Eun of what will happen to his nation if they let loose a missile trained onto the United States? There are millions of innocent lives at stake here. Hello???
Cited news report:
By Julian Ryall, Tokyo
12:08PM GMT 29 Mar 2013
The photos appeared in the state-run Rodong newspaper and were apparently taken at an “emergency meeting” early on Friday morning. They show Kim signing the order for North Korea’s strategic rocket forces to be on standby to fire at US targets, the paper said, with large-scale maps and diagrams in the background.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered strategic rocket forces to be on standby to strike US and South Korean targets at any time (EPA)
The images show a chart marked “US mainland strike plan” and missile trajectories that the NK News web site estimates terminate in Hawaii, Washington DC, Los Angeles and what they claim is Austin, Texas.
The text on the map, which shows the west coast of North America, says “Plan to hit the U.S. mainland”
The meeting of Pyongyang’s senior military leaders was called after two US B2 bombers, flying out of bases in Missouri, carried out simulated bombing raids on North Korean targets on an island off the coast of South Korea.
“He finally signed the plan on technical preparations of strategic rockets, ordering them to be on standby to fire so that they may strike any time the US mainland, its military bases in the operational theatres in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in South Korea,” the state-run KCNA news agency reported.
It added that the B2 test flights demonstrated Washington’s “hostile intent” and said the “reckless” act had gone “beyond the phase of threat and blackmail.”
The North’s military was placed on its highest alert level earlier this week and a hotline link with the South Korean military was severed.
North Korea has also cut the mobile Internet link for foreign visitors, only weeks after the 3G service was introduced.
North Koreans have held a rally at Kim Il-sung Square in central Pyongyang in support of military actionDespite the increasingly belligerent rhetoric and new images emerging from the North Korean regime, analysts believe its missiles are not capable of striking targets as far away as the US mainland and are not, as yet, capable of delivering a nuclear payload.
The images of Kim surrounded by his officers and diagrams of targets in the US are designed for a domestic consumption and to demonstrate the young leader’s mastery of military affairs, experts believe.
Today I am writing a diary entry for my readers and subscribers, which total a whopping 300-400 people combined. Perfect! That’s a tiny amount of followers but it’s A-ok with me. Call me SANE but I have no interest in having tens of thousands of total strangers know every move I make on the internet and become privy to every thought I think out loud on a blog. So, overall, life is good out here in personal privacy land, aka the wilds of fill-in-the-blank anywhere America.
While everyone else is straining their blood pressure to the breaking point trying to become even more “internet famous” I was delighted today when I discovered that I could completely erase my entire Google Plus profile, lock stock and barrel. I loved it. One click and an extended circle of porn stars, internet weirdos and people I had never heard of and never met disappeared forever, no longer being able to follow my every move online. And oh yeah… DARPA had included me in their Google circle. I put a stop to that in a hurry. Ahhhhh.
I’ve noticed and have written before that more than half of all “social networking” is veiled surveillance by the FED in affiliation with the biggest web “powers-that-be” i.e. Google and Facebook. So that should not be news to my readers. I agree with Julian Assange. I also believe that Facebook is the most appalling public spy machine and data mining operation ever launched, right next to what Google Plus is trying to do to emulate it.
I was in my 30s when the internet came around. I had already lived half of my adult life without it. These days I try to emulate that “pre-internet” “pre-cell phone” life experience as much as possible, and I absolutely LOVE it.
It’s a stress free relaxed existence, truly private, [ yes this is still possible ] and uncomplicated by running to a phone or a computer screen every 30 seconds to see what someone just said about me, someone who may have “friended” me but whom I have never met or had any significant face to face encounter with whatsoever. There is at least a 50% chance that behind every good looking FB photo there is a NOT so good looking impersonator trolling the web for new victims to CATFISH. [ Funny, I always knew there was a damn good reason that I didn't want any photos of me online. My intuition from years ago has been fully vindicated. Check. ]
Thus are the times we live in, and they are STRANGE indeed.
The advent of the internet has launched an era of twisted extremes. For those who love to learn [ like me ] it has brought the super digital glorious library of the entire world into my living room, thus making research on any topic a heavenly experience. Unless my computer is on the blink, I rarely walk into a public library anymore. I have it all right at home.
But the dark side of the internet is getting darker, more bizarre and increasingly difficult for normal people to fathom. Recent breaking news about a world famous Notre Dame football player who had an “online love affair” with a faked non-existent human being invented by hostile pranksters for more than 3 years has set the nation back on it’s feet more than a little bit. That’s hard to swallow, and truly strains credulity. Even Anderson Cooper was dumbstruck. Jay Leno has had a field day with this story.
I had already watched a few episodes of MTV’s “Catfish” and had seen the original movie. I marveled at the magnitude of the stupidity of some of today’s young people. I really genuinely pity these kids. They are SO LOST that they are actually self duped into thinking that they are “having a relationship” with a mystery set of “pretty girl face” photos and Facebook responses which proceed over time.
Anyone trying to explain what “Catfishing” is to a teenager from the 1950s would be met with guffaws of mocking laughter so loud they would fill a sports stadium. Believe it or not, there was an era in the United States when teenagers and twenty somethings had some moxie, had real social cunning [ as opposed to a Facebook social life ] genuine emotional insight, and they also had a brain or two. They were more psychologically and emotionally “adults” at age fourteen in the 1950s than most of today’s young people are at age twenty-nine.
Which brings me to my next query. Aren’t todays’ sociologists, psychologists and psychiatrists as alarmed at all this as I am? And if not, then WHY NOT? Our 21st century young people are Facebook brilliant but they are social idiots. Be concerned. Be VERY concerned. These are the men and women who will inherit the nation, for God’s sake.
Over and over again it turns out some handsome young guy has been having an internet relationship with a bashful closeted gay man craving male attention by pretending to be a woman online, or vice versa [ a lesbian who pretends to be a man online ] and this sick charade goes on, not for just weeks, but for months, and then for years. If I could time travel back to … ohh let’s say the late 1980s, and tell this cautionary tale to my own “20 something” self, she would refuse to believe that the future would be a world where stupidity reigns, and is celebrated by every kind of TV display imaginable. Who would want to live in that future?
Yet that is exactly the American idiocracy rising that I inhabit in the early years of the 21st century. Sitting here in this future, which my past self could have NEVER imagined, I do long for a time in America when normalcy did not include weird internet pathologies like being “catfished” online.
Is it madness? Absolutely. Is it the newest socio-psychological internet era disease unique to the second decade of the internet years? Yep. And there will be more and more new kinds of bizarre clinical pathologies which come online as the internet decades continue to unfurl. We have unleashed a powerful global medium which will only unerringly reflect the lack of spiritual maturity and the dire extent of strange new mental illnesses which the modern era continues to spawn. We are far past “fasten your safety belts.” We are entering the yawning digital unknown. I suspect our aggregate social scientists have been caught utterly unprepared for all of it.
The only antidote for these emerging modern online pathologies is:
1) raw visceral native intelligence which doesn’t come from book learning,
2) true spiritual discernment, or
3) Limit one’s time online
So if you lack those first two qualities, and refuse to practice the third you may be out of luck. Wisdom can’t be purchased for any price anywhere. And one can only hope that by the experience of living one might be so fortunate over time to acquire a few morsels of same.
As for me, I am more than a little bit fine these days. Life is tranquil and loaded with insights. As I observe all the twisting and gnashing of the early 21st century, I am less inclined to want to write about much of it, for I see it as detritus, not unlike hyper-stressed animal droppings. The world is straining under the weight of it’s own foolishness, just as Jesus said it would in the end. Nothing surprises me now. Whereas two or three years ago I would have ranted to no end on one of my blogs upon learning that young American couples were voluntarily agreeing to be RFID micro-chipped for the silliest of reasons [ maybe just so they could appear on the evening news, as that is often considered reason enough ] today in early 2013 I just make a note of such news items as one more up-tick in the flood tide of news which indicates the rise of the coming Beast Era, brief as it will be.
I steel my soul for what comes in each day’s newscasts, and the evening news is often so gory that I turn away from dinner and can’t eat while watching it. Television offerings are filled with macabre serial killer crime shows and shows about witches vampires witchcraft and explicitly portrayed murder of every type and variety. Yet media executives bristle with defiance when it’s pointed out that young people take lives with the reckless abandon of popping a can of Red Bull. Our so called leaders in Congress and the Senate lack the moral spine to stand up to the horror masters in Hollywood who fill American TV airwaves and movie theaters with the most hideous and heinously explicit portrayals of deviance. Every soul who is participating in the creation of media portrayals of explicit horror that mar the soul of an innocent American young person will have to answer to their maker one day for what they are doing, which is the graphic advertising of ever more horrific ways to kill another human being.
All a visiting guest from another world would need to do to ascertain the level of abject depravity to which American society has now sunk, is to peruse the evening TV shows for about 4 minutes. That snapshot records a sharp and lurid “slice of American life” which truly turns the stomach. A day of reckoning will come in the future where the souls who agreed to participate in the degradation of the American TV airwaves will have to answer for their misuse of the God given gift of creativity. They will have to answer to their Creator for how they used this gift. I hope a Hollywood movie executive or TV producer reads this diary entry. You are not off the hook.
As for me, I screen my TV viewing carefully and I am fine. But a little four year old child lacks the ability to do this. And an impressionable and depressed teen aged male also lacks the discernment to comprehend that it’s probably not the smartest choice to get addicted to “The Following” which is TV’s newest slide into graphic depravity served up as entertainment for the nation.
I’ll resume periodic blogging gradually as the year opens up, but frankly it’s often just as pleasant NOT to write about what my spiritual eyes behold, as there’s not a whole lot of it that is encouraging. Recent events have horrified and saddened us all. Yet I do race to embrace any good news where I find it.
I still believe very much in the heart and soul of the American people, but her leaders are failing her and her media and video game moguls are trying to literally corrupt her actual soul by advertising horror, murder, death and carnage nonstop. Only the blind refuse to see this. Only the deaf refuse to hear it. And those who choose to remain mute by not speaking out about it will suffer the eventual consequences of allowing it to go on unabated and escalate unchecked. It has already come to the point where children and teens are not safe to attend public schools or visit malls and movie theaters. How much worse will the massacres become before Congress acts to legislate the graphic movie, video game, and TV violence out of existence? How far will the madness go before the men and women who profess to lead America finally act?
We now never know as a nation when the next young person is going to snap and gun down his own family, or a room full of strangers, or a room full of children. But we MUST try to legally and methodically clean up the sordid American media landscape so that the entertainment industry will be forced to STOP providing the macabre how-to scenarios for personal killing sprees, and then stoop so low as to routinely broadcast those twisted formulas to the masses as “family entertainment.”
Re-posted from the Global Geo-politics news blog on 11.16.2012
Jill Khawam Kelley was the hand-picked lobbyist for Muslim nations and their agenda at Central Command.
Kelley, who is part of the soap opera that the Petraeus scandal spawned, was in charge of hosting parties and social events to push the Islamic agenda of Middle Eastern countries. She was seen by Muslim Mid-East nations, especially Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon, as the “go to” woman to push their agenda on top American generals. She was a lobbyist for their cause and, yet, wasn’t required to register as a lobbyist, like all others who host lavish parties for top American officials, like she did, in an attempt to influence U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Kelley, a dhimmi Christian Arab of Lebanese descent, was well known in the Muslim Arab embassies of Washington for doing their bidding and hosting their parties at and near MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where our nation’s top generals are based. It’s where Central Command–the U.S. Armed Forces’ leadership over wars and military personnel Middle East–is headquartered.
Kelley’s sister, Natalie Khawam, was married to a top Bush administration official, Grayson Wolfe, Director of Broader Middle East Initiatives and Iraqi Reconstruction at the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and frequently accompanied him on trips to the Middle East, including to Pakistan. Before that position, Wolfe was the Bush-installed Manager of the Private Sector Development Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq. How many of the Khawam’s insider Arab Muslim friends did he give sweetheart contracts to? Before It’s News has more and asks more questions about the consulting and contracting firm that Wolfe now heads. Although they are now embroiled in a bitter custody fight over their son, you have to wonder what influence Khawam had on him and what was done in the Middle East. She recently sued her former employer, a Jewish lawyer, Barry Cohen, but gave up after her lawsuit was shown to be phony. Cohen struck back and found that Khawam engaged in bankruptcy fraud.
My friend wasn’t so far-fetched when he insisted the Khawam chicks are modern day Mata Haris for the Muslim Arabs.
Full article: Jill Kelley Helped Muslim Nations, Hezbollah Infiltrate Central Command, MacDill Base; “Go To Girl” For Muslim Parties w/ Generals (Debbie Schlussel)
“It’s a numbers game. The nation is leaning so far to the left right now that I can hear California falling into the sea. The 2012 election, more than anything, is a contest of competing American demographics that favor the young and the foolish over the old and the wise. Brace yourself for the next four years of America under Barack Obama. The demographics of the nation are leaning in his favor.”
This is my last blog post about the 2012 presidential campaign, and boy am I glad. I’ve never become so weary of an election year as I have this one. Neither have I ever witnessed such a vapid campaign so utterly devoid of vision, leadership, new ideas, or real drive – by either candidate.
I have already voted about a week ago [ I voted for Romney ] but frankly it’s not as if the choice placed before me was stellar. I went for Romney based on his solid business background, well knowing his foreign policy skills are not that great. But I can be assured if Mitt Romney wins the White House he won’t hop on Air Force One and jet around the world, literally bowing to the waist to the Arab Princes who run OPEC. That was a moment of American shame I don’t think I will ever forget from four years ago. Under a Romney presidency I am pretty well convinced that Congress, the Senate and the White House will all get along better and will make a real effort to work together to solve our country’s many complex and pressing problems. I just have that gut level hunch, call it “woman’s intuition” that Mitt Romney is a man who can get along with Democrats when he needs to, that he well knows how to cross the political aisle and get the ear of the other side on issues, and that his leadership style won’t inspire all-out vitriol. In fact, I think he will discourage it. We need that.
I believe a Romney presidency will kick start a new era in D.C. of “take no prisoners” fiscal policy, where every piece of ludicrous pork that has been sliding under the radar in the federal budget for years will now be on the chopping block, where states will assume greater responsibility for the financial destinies of their own regions, where the re-invigoration of the U.S. military will resume to guarantee that our enemies well know our strength and therefore choose not to test it. I have no problem with any of that. America stands alone with few real friends in a dangerous wing-nut world and we need to maintain our military strength. It’s the only thing standing between us and all-0ut global anarchy. I am smart enough to see that with my own eyes. I’m not spiritually asleep and I am not misguided about how precarious the world situation actually is. I do not operate under the foolish notion that we can negotiate with the worldwide movement of radical Islam toward global Jihad with the West. I pity the Left Wing ideologues who think that appeasement and “cultural inclusiveness” will make the wickedness of the world go away. They are so dead wrong at this moment in American history that it does truly bring pause. We have to maintain a strong military or we can expect suicide bombers to start detonating on American streets within a year or two. These are the facts and I am not averse to facing them.
I am of the mind that the less federal government we have the better off the nation is. Period. I believe a Romney presidency will begin setting itself to the task of either seriously reforming Obamacare, or just rolling back the legislation altogether. I’m all for that. Barack Obama steam rolled that law into existence over the vociferous and strenuous protests of literally millions of middle Americans three years ago this past summer, and that was the beginning of the souring of middle America onto Mr. Obama. Our voices were disregarded and we didn’t appreciate it one bit.
My instinct is that a Romney presidency would bring a renewed interest in Washington D.C. of actually listening to the voice of the American people and cooperating with it, rather than ignoring it. Because of Romney’s religious background I don’t get the feeling he is going to be a “gung-ho UN” sort of guy. I could be really wrong about this but I think he has the wisdom to know that we need to keep the United Nations out of American affairs whenever possible. In fact, I actually think that alot of good could come out of a Romney presidency that would begin the behemoth task of turning the nation’s fortunes around.
The only problem with all of this is that I actually doubt Romney can win, unless undecided voters have some sort of real spiritual epiphany between today and tomorrow. They are holding all the cards in this election, along with women voters, Latino voters, and college aged voters who voted for Obama the last time. There’s always the hope that the millions of first time voters who sent Barack Obama to the White House four years ago will change their minds this time and vote for the other guy. There’s always the hope that they might have a real change of heart, after living unemployed in their parent’s basement for three years, subsisting on food stamps, submitting their resume to more than 200 companies every 90 days with no response, finally slumming it up at the “Occupy” protests because they have little else to do. Maybe these young American Obama minions from 2008 have reconsidered, maybe they have possibly decided that they are sick of living in their mom’s basements and that “a change would do them good.”
That’s what it would take at this point for Romney to win: the young people who are college aged, the Hispanic / Latino vote and the undecided women voters would have to come out IN FORCE voting for Mitt Romney in order to tip the scales and change the future of the nation.
At a certain point all one can do is throw up their hands to fate, sit back and watch. But here is what the country will face under four more years of Barack Obama. For young people, don’t pack your ripped jeans yet, because you will be living in your mama’s basement for quite some time yet to come. There won’t be any substantial change in the jobless numbers during 2013-2016 under Obama. Just renew your food stamp card instead. For Islamic radicals who are poised to infiltrate every media outlet in the country in order to “soften up the American citizen” to the idea of a nation whose population is 25 to 40% Muslim within 10 years, congratulations. Your guy won. You may now proceed to advance your “Islamification” of America program unabated, and with the full political support of the Commander-in-Chief. For the Occupy movement with it’s communist / socialist underpinnings and it’s murky connections to the CIA sponsored “Anonymous” group, congratulations as well. Go out there and start tearing up the city squares again, shitting in the streets, breaking glass and setting fires. Your guy won. You now have official permission from the Obama White House to raise hell and get out of jail free for it.
And finally a word of caution to any US Ambassador who is serving overseas in a precariously violent and volatile environ. Don’t bother sending any more emails to the Obama State Department to beg for military support and back-up. He just won re-election. Your requests will be ignored. His White House is not thinking about you. Just like Christopher Stevens, you have been officially thrown under the bus by the Obama White House. You may consider your service to America as a sacrifice which may include your death at the hands of radical Islamic hellions who hate you while you work to bring civilized society to their ravaged failed states. Your nation is not going to back you up in your position so you may as well know that in advance. You are serving under the Obama administration, so all bets are off that your frantic emails calling for help will even be noticed before the throngs set fire to your diplomatic outpost and suffocate you in it. That’s what happened to Christopher Stevens and it could happen to you.
For the voters who are re-choosing Barack Obama and inviting four more years of American decline in so doing, realize that it won’t be reversible by 2016. There is a tipping point just ahead. Beyond that, I don’t see how the fortunes of the nation can be re-directed without the pretext of another war. Wars have been used to re-ignite failing economies before. I’m sure it’s not off the table as the Obama White House plans their next four years. It really saddens me that there is no averting this outcome. But such a massive change of heart among young liberal voters, women voters and ethnic voters is not something I see happening. I can blog my heart out and it won’t make a bit of difference.
It’s a numbers game. The nation is leaning so far to the left right now that I can hear California falling into the sea. The 2012 election, more than anything, is a contest of competing American demographics that favor the young and the foolish over the old and the wise. Brace yourself for the next four years of America under Barack Obama. The demographics of the nation are leaning in his favor.